Covid-19 cases in Tokyo and Russia have increased

The number of new infections in Russia has continuously increased for a record for seven consecutive days. Photo: Reuters.
The number of new infections in Russia has continuously increased for a record for seven consecutive days. Photo: Reuters.

Russia on March 31 recorded a record number of new cases for the seventh day in a row, bringing the country’s total to 2,337.

The number of new cases announced on March 31 reached 500, marking the largest ever increase in the day, according to Reuters.

Russia has so far recorded 18 deaths from corona virus, and 121 have recovered.

On March 31, Russia expanded its blockade orders, and its parliament urgently passed a bill to punish violations of quarantine regulations or spread false information.

Of the 85 regions of the country with the largest land area in the world, more than 40 have ordered blockades, including the most remote places like China in the far east. Earlier, the capital Moscow ordered people to stay home on March 30.

The Covid-19 epidemic has been reported in 200 countries and territories, causing nearly 786,000 people to be infected and nearly 38,000 to die.

Disease outbreaks are complicated in the US and Europe as the number of infections and deaths is constantly increasing.

The United States has become the largest epidemic region in the world with more than 164,000 infections, while Italy recorded the largest number of deaths with more than 11,500 cases.

The Philippines has a new record of deaths and new infections

The Philippines on March 31 recorded the highest number of new infections and deaths per day, after boosting testing with thousands of new test sets imported and opening new laboratories.

The number of deaths increased by 10, to 88, while the total number of infections increased by 538 to 2,084, Health Ministry official Maria Rosario Vergeire said.

The ministry has opened new labs and labs more than 15,000 times, an increase of five times from about 3,000 last week, Vergeire said, and said it is seeking government approval to allow the hospital as a testing center. .

The number of newly discovered cases makes the Philippines the second largest country in Southeast Asia in the number of cases.

Among Southeast Asian countries, the number one case of malaria is Malaysia with 2,766 cases. The second place is the Philippines with 2,084 cases, followed by Thailand with 1,651 cases, Indonesia (1,528), Singapore (879), according to statistics as of the end of the 31st afternoon of the Worldometers page.

Indonesia and the Philippines now have far more deaths (136 and 88 respectively), while Thailand has 10 deaths, Singapore has 3. Vietnam has 207 infections, no deaths (as of 31 / 3).

Iran adds 141 deaths, 3,111 new infections

The hospital ship USNS Comfort entered New York Harbor during the Covid-19 pandemic on March 30. Photo: Reuters.
The hospital ship USNS Comfort entered New York Harbor during the Covid-19 pandemic on March 30. Photo: Reuters.

The number of deaths in Iran due to Covid-19 reached 2,898, with 141 new deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the country’s Ministry of Health.

The number of infections increased to 44,606, with 3,111 new cases.

“Unfortunately, 3,703 of those infected are in critical condition,” Health Minister Kianush Jahanpur said on March 31.

Iran has banned city-to-city travel and warned of a sharp increase in the number of cases because many Iranians did not comply with the call at home, and still traveled during the Persian New Year starting on March 20, Reuters.

Despite being among the top countries in the world in the number of cases, the government has not yet ordered a blockade of major cities. President Hassan Rouhani has called on people to avoid public places.

Tokyo has increased a new record

Japan’s capital Tokyo recorded 78 new cases of corona virus on March 31 – the highest increase in a day, amid Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s growing pressure to place a blockade.

Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said Japan was not at the level where it should declare a state of emergency, but the situation was uncertain.

“Just a little neglect, the number of cases will skyrocket,” he told reporters. New cases have brought the total number of cases in Tokyo to over 500, and nationwide to over 2,000.

With testing still in moderation, there are doubts in Tokyo about the true spread of the virus, according to Reuters.

A survey of messaging apps on 64,000 people in Tokyo and surrounding areas showed that 7.1% of them had at least one viral symptom, such as high fever or severe cough, between March 27-30.

Such a symptom itself does not prove the Covid-19 case, but the number of 4,500 people with symptoms is much higher than the number of 443 infections on March 30, leading to skepticism.

Spain recorded a record 849 deaths

Spain recorded a record number of new daily deaths from March 30 to March 31, with 849 cases.

The total number of infections in Spain is now over 94,000, a sharp increase from over 85,000 on March 30, and the total number of deaths is 8,189.

After surpassing China for the first time in March 25, the number of deaths in Spain is constantly increasing, so far more than double that of China – currently recording 3,304 deaths.

The number of deaths announced on March 31 increased to a record, just a day after the number fell slightly, giving little hope that the disease could be peaking in Spain, the second-largest country. world after Italy in terms of casualties, according to AFP.

Spain banned funeral activities, including organizing prayers at home, to ask no more than three people to be present during burial or cremation.

According to the statement, “religious activities and funerals are postponed until the warning is over”, at least until April 11, and residents are required to remain indoors. The public is also required to take measures of “limiting exposure”, keeping a distance of 1 to 2 m.

An additional 114 cases in Indonesia

Indonesia recorded 114 new infections and 14 new deaths on March 31, a health ministry official said.

Thus, Indonesia has a total of 1,528 infections and 136 deaths. But many officials and experts believe that a lack of laboratory testing could make the number of infections lower than they actually are.

Indonesia plans to release 30,000 prisoners early to avoid corona virus spreading in the overloaded prison system. Government documents accessible by Reuters show adult prisoners will be granted amnesty if two-thirds of their sentences have been completed, while juvenile prisoners will be granted amnesty if half of their sentences are completed.

Official data shows that Indonesia has 270,386 prisoners, twice the capacity of prisons. The war on drugs has led to an increase in the number of prisoners in overcrowded prisons, inadequate sanitation, and disease.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on March 31 declared a national public health emergency, in an effort to contain the disease.

Widodo also announced that an additional $ 24.9 billion will be spent to help mitigate the damage from the disease, allowing “high-level financial authorities to take measures to protect public health and aid.” economy and financial system ”.