More than 6 million people are infected with Covid-19 globally

Brazilian government health workers work with police to check body temperature for a train passenger in Para state on May 27. Photo: AFP.
Brazilian government health workers work with police to check body temperature for a train passenger in Para state on May 27. Photo: AFP.

The world recorded nearly 6 million nCoV infections and more than 360,000 deaths, many reopened and some re-imposed restrictions.

213 countries and territories recorded 5,880,081 cases and 360,695 deaths, up 99,678 and 3,907 cases compared to yesterday, of which 2,576,260 people have recovered.

The total number of infections and deaths in the US, the largest epidemic region in the world, were 1,767,571 and 103,302, up 22,419 and 1,237 cases, respectively. The number of deaths due to the epidemic increased again after three days of sharp decline and exceeded 100,000 from the previous day.

All 50 US states have eased the blockade to varying degrees. Trump allows up to 10 people to be gathered, as long as the rules keep the community apart. Washington capital from May 29 removed the request for people at home. Non-essential goods retailers are allowed to operate again, barbershops are welcome by appointment. The restaurant can serve guests outdoors if the tables are 2 m apart.

The second largest epidemic in the world, Brazil recorded a daily increase of 26,417 cases and an additional 1,294 deaths. The number of infected and fatalities in Brazil were 438,812 and 26,991 respectively.

The Institute for Measurement and Evaluation of Health (IHME) of Washington University, USA, warned that the total number of deaths in Brazil could increase by 5 times to 125,000 in early August. IHME Director Christopher Murray called for The country is taking steps like China, Italy, or New York, to control pandemics and minimize the spread of viruses.

President Jair Bolsonaro is facing criticism of his response to the health crisis. Bolsonaro repeatedly lowered the severity of a pandemic and opposed home measures. Brazilian leaders said that economic failure will cause more damage than viruses.

Russia, the third largest epidemic region in the world, recorded 174 more deaths from nCoV, bringing the total number of deaths to 4,142. The number of infections also increased by 8,371, to 379,051.

Russian President Putin said on 26/5 that the country “could be considered to have passed the epidemic” when the new daily cases were under 9,000, and decided to hold a parade to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Nazi victory. on June 24 in Moscow and many other cities.

Moscow, the Russian epidemic, is said to have “avoided the worst scenario” and will relax the blockade starting June 1. City people will be allowed to go for a walk three times a week when wearing a mask and exercising outdoors in the early morning. Shops that do not sell food, laundries, and repair shops are also allowed to operate again.

Spain reported an additional 1,137 cases and one death in the last 24 hours, bringing the cases and deaths up to 284,986 and 27,119, respectively. This is the second consecutive day Spain recorded only one more death.

Spain started to relax the restrictive measures to prevent nCoV from 25/5. From 27/5, Spain began 10 days of mourning for victims of Covid-19 who died and all public buildings were hung with flags.

He reported 29,127 infections and 37,837 deaths, up 1,887 and 377 respectively. Despite being the fifth largest epidemic region in the world, the UK recorded the second highest number of deaths after the US.

Starting May 28, the UK will launch a “test and trace” strategy, allowing anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 to be tested, who have been in close contact with people infected with nCoV, will be tracked and requested. isolated for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms. British officials said those who enter the country since June 8 will be quarantined for two weeks, anyone who violates can be fined more than $ 1,200.

Italy recorded 593 more infections and 70 deaths, bringing the total to 231,732 and 33,142, respectively. The Italian government plans to allow freedom of travel from June 3, reopening all airports and borders with neighboring countries and removing mandatory isolation requirements for people on entry.

Cases and deaths from nCoV in France are 186,238 and 3,325. The number of new deaths is 66, marking the eighth day in a row this number is lower than 100, raising hopes that the worst period is over. France is set to reopen bars, restaurants and museums next week. The Premier League season will restart on June 17.

Germany recorded an additional 577 infections and 37 deaths from nCoV, bringing the number of people infected and killed by the pandemic in the country to 182,452 and 8,570.

Germany will extend measures to distance the community until June 29. As of June 6, a maximum of 10 people are allowed to gather in public places, but people should try to contact as few people as possible. The German Foreign Ministry will remove citizens from 26 EU countries and other countries including the United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland from June 15.

Peru is the second largest epidemic in Latin America, the new epidemic center of the world, with 141,779 cases and 4,099 deaths, an increase of 5,874 and 116 cases respectively. Experts warn that the situation in Latin America is rapidly deteriorating.

Nearly one third of Lima’s 10 million people are facing serious water shortages. The country’s health system is on the brink of collapse, as public hospitals face a serious shortage of equipment, while the economy is crippled.

Several Latin American countries, such as Chile, Mexico, and Argentina, are also seeing continued increases in nCoV infections, especially in slums. According to the United Nations, nearly 89 million people in the region do not even have basic sanitation services, cannot wash their hands regularly, the most basic protection against nCoV.

In the Middle East, Iran reported an additional 2,258 infections and 63 deaths, bringing the total to 143,849 and 7,627, respectively. The Iranian government continues to relax restrictions, allowing restaurants to accept diners but must follow safety rules such as keeping a distance of 2 m, sporting activities resumed but not allowed the audience came in. Universities, except medical schools, will reopen on June 6.

Saudi Arabia recorded an additional 1,644 cases and 16 deaths, bringing the total to 80,185 and 441. Moslems will be reopened on May 31, excluding Mecca. Strict curfew measures that began in April will also be gradually relaxed from May 31. The government has also decided to resume domestic flights, but some services, such as gyms, cinemas and beauty salons, remain closed.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported an additional 563 cases and three deaths, bringing the total to 32,532 and 258. Dubai, in turn, removes travel restrictions from 6am to 11pm daily. They allow movie theaters, gyms and some entertainment venues to reopen after allowing shopping malls and restaurants to resume operations last month.

South Korea re-imposed some restrictive measures yesterday as the case of nCoV infections surged again with 79 cases, the highest level in 53 days. South Korea currently records 11,344 infections and 269 deaths.

New cases have increased as a result of a new outbreak in an e-commerce company’s warehouse in Bucheon, west of Seoul. Officials said the staff at this warehouse did not follow the epidemic rules.

Another Asian country re-imposing restrictions is Sri Lanka as authorities fear a second wave of infection. Cases and deaths in Sri Lanka are currently 1,530 and 10.

In South Asia, India recorded 165,386 cases and 4,711 deaths, up 7,300 and 177. New cases are on the rise, as millions of migrant workers return home from big cities. , making the government worried about a pandemic spread through villages without much access to health care.

In Southeast Asia, Singapore is the region’s largest epidemic area with 33,249 cases, up 373, of which 23 people died. The case in Singapore is mostly migrant workers living in dormitories. Singapore this week announced its fourth stimulus package within months, worth US $ 23.22 billion, amid the deepest recession in history.

Indonesia ranked second with 24,538 cases and 1,496 deaths, an increase of 687 and 23. From this week, Indonesia deployed 340,000 police and soldiers in four provinces to ensure people comply with the regulations on masks and social spacing.

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and East Timor are regional countries where no nCoVs have been recorded.