Global Covid-19 infections hit a record, hot spot in the Americas

(Photo: AP)
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The World Health Organization (WHO) said the daily number of corona virus infections increased the most in the context of Covid-19 pandemic worsening globally.

Reuters reported from the WHO warning that the epidemic has not yet reached its peak in Central America and other countries should continue efforts to prevent the virus from spreading.

“More than 6 months after the pandemic occurred, this is not the time for any country to loosen the epidemic,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at an online press conference.

More than 7 million corona virus infections

The official said more than 136,000 Covid-19 cases globally were reported on June 7, the highest daily increase. Nearly 75% of these come from 10 countries, mainly located in the Americas and South Asia.

Mike Ryan, WHO’s emergency situation expert, said countries need to focus on what they are doing to prevent the second wave of infection. According to him, the Covid-19 epidemic is spreading strongly in the Americas, including Guatemala.

Brazil is currently one of the epidemic hotspots, with the world’s second-highest number of infections, trailing only the United States and the number of Covid-19 deaths in that country surpassed Italy last week.

According to Worldometers, up to now, the total number of corona virus infections globally is 7,183,906 and the number of deaths is 408,028 cases. In the past 24 hours, the five countries with the highest number of deaths due to Covid-19 were Brazil, USA, India, Mexico and Peru.

Many cases are asymptomatic in Singapore hotspots

At least half of the cases of Covid-19 in Singapore did not show symptoms, an official in charge of the corona virus task force of the country said on 8/6.

Singapore is currently one of the countries with the highest incidence of corona virus infection in Asia, with more than 38,000 cases. The number of infections in Singapore has risen sharply after an outbreak in communal quarters containing thousands of migrant workers.

Unprecedented at the United Nations because of Covid-19

The president of the United Nations General Assembly said world leaders would not go to New York, the United States for annual meetings at the end of September. This is the first time this has happened in its 75-year history. , caused by the Covid-19 translation.

Speaking at a press conference on June 8, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande expressed his hope that, in the next two weeks, he will announce how the 193 leaders of countries can speak on such issues. gender and locality in the discussion.

Last month, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the meeting of world leaders, supposed to celebrate the organization’s 75th anniversary, would be reduced in size due to the pandemic.

Blockade, isolation saved millions of lives

According to a study published in the June 8 issue of the journal Nature, social blockade and separation saved 3.1 million lives across 11 European countries.

“Still, caution is needed,” said co-author Seth Flaxman of the Royal College of London. “We are just at the beginning of a pandemic, the second wave of infection will come if all preventive measures are removed quickly.”

Another study also published in this journal showed that the blockade had a good effect in slowing the spread of new strains of corona virus in the US, China and South Korea.