More than 130 new cases have been recorded in Tokyo, NHK said on April 5. This is the highest number of corona virus-positive cases recorded in the day in the Japanese capital.
The total number of infections in Tokyo has exceeded 1,000, NHK reported, citing government officials.
The Tokyo city government has strongly urged people to stay home while the 13 million city has seen an increase in corona virus infections in recent days.
Governor Yuriko Koike appeared on the morning news program on April 5 and echoed her call to residents, avoided unnecessary travel and emphasized that “life is at stake”.
Kentaro Iwata, an infectious disease control expert at Kobe University, said that if the current trend continues, the prospect of disease control in Tokyo will become bleak. The expert has repeatedly warned that the measures taken by Japan are not enough to prevent Covid from spreading.
“Japan needs to have the courage to change when we realize we are going the wrong way. We can see the risk of Tokyo becoming a second New York,” Iwata said.
Hong Kong also recorded a new record
Hong Kong on April 5 announced that it had recorded 28 new cases, also a record for the daily increase of the island, bringing the total number of cases here to 890.
The mother of the 6-week-old baby who was previously positive for corona virus is also among the 28 newly reported cases in Hong Kong.
Dr. Chuang Shuk-kwan, of the Health Protection Center in Hong Kong, said the mother began to have symptoms as she was about to move into the isolation center on April 3.
The woman’s baby was identified as the youngest patient with corona virus infection on April 1.
3,662 cases in Malaysia
Malaysia announced 179 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 3,662 in the middle of Southeast Asia’s third economy to become the region with the highest number of positive cases in the region.
The country also recorded four more deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from Covid-19 in the country to 61, as of April 5.
Spain recorded new lowest death in 9 days
The number of deaths in Russia increased by 647 on April 4, to a total of 12,418. This is the lowest number of deaths in the country in the past 9 days.
The number of reported cases increased to 130,759, compared to 124,736 cases the day before. The rate of infection increases at 5% is also the smallest increase since the beginning of the health crisis in Spain.
The latest figures came as Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned that the survival of the European Union was at stake and called for a “New Marshall Plan for Europe” to rebuild the bases. old continental economy.
Singapore infections increase 60%
Singapore on April 5 recorded 120 cases of Covid-19, a record increase since the outbreak in the island nation on January 1, bringing the total number of people infected with the corona virus to 1,309.
According to the Guardian, Singapore recorded a 60% increase in the number of daily infections compared to the previous day. Singapore’s Ministry of Health on April 5 said 120 more cases of Covid-19 were recorded, a huge increase from 75 new infections the day before. To date, there are 1,309 positive cases with 6 deaths from corona virus.
According to Channel NewsAsia, it is noteworthy that out of 120 new infections, only 4 cases were imported while the remaining cases were contagious in the community.
A large number of new cases involving two outbreaks have been detected earlier in the S11 Punggol worker housing area at Seletar North Link and Westlite Toh Guan areas, according to Singapore health officials.
S11 Area recorded 22 new infections while this figure in Westlite Toh Guan area was 10 cases.
Immediately upon discovering new cases of infection, the Ministry of Health of Singapore sealed off two worker residences. There are a total of 19,800 workers in these two buildings and they will be quarantined, not allowed to leave the room within the next 14 days.
Food will be delivered to all these people, as well as handwash, masks and body temperature gauges, according to Singapore’s Covid-19 response agency.
Other distance measures will also be implemented in other worker housing areas in Singapore, including shortening meal times and minimizing contact between workers.
However, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said it should be made clear that these foreign workers are not at higher risk of contracting Covid-19 than Singaporeans.
“This is not targeting a specific group, they are not at higher risk of infection,” Wong said.
“The problem we have here is that foreign worker housing areas are emerging as outbreaks, and will become the new driving force of infection, regardless of precautions,” he said. Wong added.
Meanwhile, island nation officials are transforming the capabilities of the Singapore Expo – the country’s largest exhibition center and turning it into a health care facility, according to Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.
“Singapore Expo is being prepared to become the next community care facility,” he told reporters.
These facilities will be for patients who have recovered from Covid-19 but are still potentially contagious, according to Gan.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday announced tighter social distance measures, hoping that they would become a spreading “circuit breaker” of Covid-19.
Accordingly, starting next week, schools and offices, except for essential services, will be closed for 1 month until 4/5. Food and restaurant facilities are only open for delivery and do not serve guests on site.