The Covid-19 epidemic continues to be complicated, with the number of cases rising rapidly in many countries around the world and the number of deaths from epidemics in the United States exceeding worrying new landmarks.
According to Worldometers, as of early June 23, nearly 9.2 million people worldwide were infected with the new strain of coronavirus with at least 473,184 of them died. However, the world also witnessed more than 4.9 million Covid-19 patients, equivalent to more than 53% of cases recovering from treatment.
The number of deaths in the United States surpasses new levels
The United States is the hardest hit because the Covid-19 epidemic, with the highest number of cases and deaths in the world. In the past 24 hours alone, the country recorded 28,718 virus-positive cases, bringing the total number of Covid-19 cases nationwide to nearly 2.4 million.
The total number of US deaths as of early morning 23/6 surpassed 120,000, reaching 122,588 cases, an increase of 341 compared to the previous day.
The Guardian newspaper quoted a senior official of the administration of US President Donald Trump on June 22 as saying that Washington will stop issuing some types of labor visas (including H-1B for skilled workers, H). -2B for seasonal guest workers, L-1 for round-trip workers within a company and other visas, except for food industry workers) as well as green cards for immigrants until the end of this year.
The proposed move could help create an additional 525,000 jobs in the United States, as well as help protect the chances of citizens to find jobs as the epidemic continues to rage.
In an interview with the Scripps television channel, President Trump revealed that he supported the idea of the second phase of financial support for the American people, in order to minimize the negative impact of the epidemic blockade measures nationwide. . In March, Mr. Trump signed a law giving cash grants of up to US $ 1,200 for every adult US citizen and an additional US $ 500 per child.
The US House of Representatives on May 15 also approved a bill worth 3,000 billion USD, including the second economic stimulus, up to 6,000 USD for each household.
Epidemic re-emerged sharply in many countries
The Covid-19 epidemic is showing signs of speeding up attacks in Latin America, with Brazil being the second largest “outbreak” in the world. By the end of June 22, the country had more than 1.1 million virus infections with 51,271 deaths. Experts say the epidemic has not yet reached its peak in Brazil and the country may even surpass the United States to become the country with the highest number of Covid-19 cases globally by the end of next month.
In Europe, Germany saw the number of new Covid-19 cases soaring over the weekend, exceeding what was needed to contain the epidemic in the long run. According to the Robert Koch Epidemiology Institute (RKI), the average Covid-19 infection index in the past 4 days is 2.88 (for every 100 people who are virus-positive, 288 more people will be infected), much higher than that. Infections of less than 1 are needed for German to successfully translate
Meanwhile, health experts warned that an additional 116 cases of Covid-19 in Victoria, Victoria, the second most populous state in Australia, showed that Australia is facing the risk of strong outbreaks. Before the complicated epidemic, only 3 out of 7 states in Australia decided to restore travel activities between the states in the country. The remaining states are carefully considering the next move.
In Asia, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) on June 22 confirmed that the country was experiencing the 2nd wave of Covid-19. The Korean authorities called on people to improve. be aware of the risk of spreading dangerous germs in the community. Kimchi country currently has more than 12,400 cases of Covid-19 with 280 patients died.
Saudi Arabia restricts the number of pilgrims to Mecca
The Saudi government announced on June 22 that it would not cancel the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca. However, due to the Covid-19 epidemic, authorities will limit the number of people allowed to participate in this year’s pilgrimage, which is expected to begin at the end of July.
The AP reported that only people of other nationalities residing in Saudi Arabia are currently allowed to perform the Hajj. Since its founding nearly 90 years ago, Saudi Arabia has never canceled this pilgrimage. As per usual practice, the Hajj ceremonies often attract nearly 2 million Muslims around the world who flock to Mecca during the 5-day peak.
Saudi Arabia is a “hot spot” for the Covid-19 epidemic in the Middle East with more than 161,000 cases and 1,307 deaths.