Three countries in Southeast Asia confirmed hundreds of new Covid-19 cases

Health workers take the Covid-19 test sample for residents in Medan, Indonesia, June 10, 2020.
Health workers take the Covid-19 test sample for residents in Medan, Indonesia, June 10, 2020.

Several Southeast Asian countries continued to record hundreds more cases and deaths from Covid-19 on June 14.

The situation in Indonesia is the most complicated. Indonesia’s Ministry of Health said it recorded 857 new cases and 43 deaths due to Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 38,277 cases, including 2,134 deaths.

On the same day, the Philippine Ministry of Health confirmed 539 more cases and 14 deaths due to Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases and deaths to 25,930 and 1,088.

Singapore Ministry of Health also reported 407 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 40,604 cases. The number of deaths in the island nation is still 26, while 28,808 cases have recovered and discharged.

To help Indonesia cope with the pandemic, the United Nations will disburse $ 2 million from the Covid-19 Multilateral Trust Fund (Covid-19 MPTF). The money will be disbursed through a project to protect vulnerable people, especially women and children, from the economic and social impacts of a pandemic.

According to UN estimates, about 150 million Indonesians are in poverty due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, many people in this country lost income, food insecurity and malnutrition.

As of June 13, the Covid-19 MPTF Fund has supported 45 developing countries with a total approved budget of US $ 41.3 million, of which Indonesia and India are the most supported with 2 million. USD per country.

Meanwhile, in Beijing, on June 13, the city had identified 36 new infections, both of those who were working and living in Beijing and were both infected by the disease. new epidemic at Tan Phat Dia market.

Beijing authorities have implemented a series of quarantine measures, including blockade of a number of residential areas, wholesale markets, increased testing and isolation of suspected cases. New infections in Beijing are raising concerns about the second wave of infection in China.

Source: https://behecare.com/

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