South Korea worried recurrence of Covid-19 epidemic

Health workers are taking Covid-19 samples at a field quarantine center in southwestern Seoul, South Korea, on June 9. Photo: Yonhap
Health workers are taking Covid-19 samples at a field quarantine center in southwestern Seoul, South Korea, on June 9. Photo: Yonhap

The Covid-19 epidemic has shown signs of slowing down in Europe, but complicated developments in some Asian countries such as South Korea and Indonesia have forced governments to carefully consider economic recovery.

According to Worldometers, as of the morning of June 10 (Vietnam time), more than 7.3 million people worldwide have been infected with the new strain of corona virus with at least 412,714 of them dead. However, the world has also witnessed nearly 3.6 million Covid-19 patients, which is approximately nearly half of the cases recovering from treatment.

South Korea faces the risk of a sharp outbreak again

South Korean health experts on 9/6 warned that the country is tending to lose momentum in the fight against Covid-19, when new outbreaks in Seoul could boost the spread of infection. virus in the community, in the context of authorities letting loose social distance.

Yonhap cites statistics from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), saying that in the past 24 hours, the country had 38 more positive cases of the new strain of coronavirus, of which up to 35 cases. Infectious diseases in the community, bringing the total number of cases nationwide to 11,852 people.

Worth mentioning, up to 33/35 Covid-19 new cases in the community today is 9/6 in Seoul. According to KCDC, the capital accounts for nearly 97% of the total number of virus infections in the community nationwide, as of June 1.

After nearly 6 weeks of implementing a strict social gap, kimchi country began to turn to the “quarantine daily life” option from May 6 to allow people to recover their economic activities, society while complying with the epidemic prevention regulations. However, the country faces an increase in new cases of Covid-19 after loosening the gap.

The fact forced the Korean government to decide to strengthen quarantine measures in the Seoul area, close public places and restrict entertainment venues in the city until June 14.

Indonesia recorded a record number of new cases per day

Indonesia’s Ministry of Health announced that in the past 24 hours alone, it recorded 1,043 new cases of Covid-19, the highest increase ever, bringing the total number of cases nationwide to more than 33,000. The total number of deaths from epidemics in the country of thousands of islands as of early morning 10/6 was 1,923 people, an increase of 40 cases compared to the previous day.

According to authorities, Indonesia has now conducted nearly 282,000 Covid-19 tests.

On June 9, the Indonesian Ministry of Transport issued a revised regulation on passenger transport control announced in April to prevent the spread of the new strain of corona virus. Accordingly, all means of transport of passengers by road, sea, air and rail will no longer be limited to exploit up to 50% of capacity to be suitable for the restoration of some economic activities. nationwide.

The United States has increased its forecast of deaths

Researchers at the University of Washington on June 9 said that as of August this year, about 145,728 people in the US could die from the new strain of corona virus. However, experts do not explain why they suddenly increased their forecast of Covid-19 deaths by more than 5,000 cases, from 140,496 people last weekend, in just a few days.

New forecast figures published the same day Texas recorded the highest number of hospitalizations for Covid-19 since the outbreak in the US. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, 22 US states are witnessing an increase in the number of new Covid-19 infections in the context of the local reopening and protest against racism after the death of citizens. African-American George Floyd in the hands of the police of Minneapolis, Minnesota spread throughout the country.

By the early morning of June 10, the US was still the most heavily affected country due to the Covid-19 epidemic, with the highest number of cases (more than 2 million) and deaths (114,065) in the world.

WHO admits the surprise of asymptomatic infections

The World Health Organization (WHO) on June 9 unexpectedly admitted “little is known” about cases of Covid-19 infection without showing symptoms. The move was aimed at clarifying questions related to Maria Van Kerkhove’s controversial statement the day before, the technical official for the WHO’s fight against Covid-19.

On June 8, Van Kerkhove said, “it seems very rare that a person carrying a new strain of corona virus will not show symptoms of truly spreading the germs to others.

However, in a question and answer session one day later, Ms. Van Kerkhove corrected that it was not a statement of the WHO policy and she just wanted to emphasize the fact that, due to very few studies on cases There are no symptoms, so some expert groups are only trying to surmise how these cases can spread the new strain of corona virus to others.

According to Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO Emergency Medical Emergency Program, there is still too much to learn about this issue.