Australia and UK have announced that they have “overcome the epidemic peak”, Malaysia allows economic sectors to resume operations while Singapore has announced it will reopen its borders with some countries.
Many countries around the world have passed the peak of the Covid-19 epidemic and are on track to slow down the cases. Strict travel restrictions were gradually lifted.
Australia “flattens the curve”
Strict restrictions to stop the spread of corona virus will be relaxed next week in Australia.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia had “flattened the corona virus curve”, which is to reduce the spread so that the health system is not overloaded, allowing the government to lift restrictions earlier than expected.
Responding to the press shortly after the cabinet meeting on May 1, Mr Morrison said the cabinet would meet twice a week next week before announcing lifting the sanctions on May 8.
He said health experts had set 15 conditions that Australia needed to meet before removing the blockade. Up to now, 11/15 conditions have been met.
Australia currently records more than 6,760 cases of corona virus infection, the most of which is the state of New South Wales with 3,025 cases. In total, 93 people died from the corona virus.
The UK is about to lift the blockade because of the epidemic’s peak
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to get Britain out of a blockade after he declared the country had “passed the corona virus peak”.
“I can confirm that we have passed the peak of this disease,” Johnson wrote on Twitter early in the morning on May 1. “We have passed the peak of the epidemic and are on the decline. We can defeat corona virus by collective discipline and by joining hands. ”
David Nabarro, the UK’s chief representative for Covid-19 at the World Health Organization (WHO), said it was “entirely reasonable for the United Kingdom to begin to relax the blockade”. However, he insisted that it could not be completely lifted immediately but could only be relaxed gradually, according to Standard.
As of May 1, the UK had about 172,481 cases and 26,842 deaths.
Singapore will open borders with 4 countries
Singapore on May 1 recorded 932 cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases to 17,101, according to the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH). The Southeast Asian island nation for the eighth day in a row had fewer than 1,000 cases.
Of the new infections, only 5 were Singaporeans and permanent residents, the rest continued to be migrant workers. 13,842 / 323,000 migrant workers living in dormitories were tested negative for Covid-19.
Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing and Trade Ministers of Australia, Canada, South Korea and New Zealand agreed to facilitate the resumption of necessary cross-border movement, in order to launch the entire supply chain. bridge.
“These initiatives will not only help us overcome the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, but also help us recover quickly when the situation is stable,” Chan wrote on Facebook on January 1. / 5.
Five ministers issued a joint statement on the morning of May 1 after an online meeting.
Malaysia eased blockade order
Most of Malaysia’s economic industry will be reopened from the beginning of next week, on 4/5, but still subject to strict regulations.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Thursday that the country had relaxed part of the blockade that lasted for more than six weeks.
“After holding meetings with the relevant agencies, we are ready to open the economy,” Yassin said on television that economic sectors that require large crowds of people will remain closed.
Malaysia first imposed a travel control order on March 18.
The prime minister said that Southeast Asia’s third largest economy had lost about US $ 560 million due to the blockade, the country’s total losses amounted to US $ 14.7 billion. The country will lose another $ 8 billion if the blockade order is extended.
As of May 1, Malaysia had 6,002 cases and 102 deaths from Covid-19.
The new Russian Covid-19 case has been unprecedented
Among the new infections, 3,561 cases have been recorded in the capital, Moscow. 44.5% of new infections showed no symptoms.
By May 1, Russia had a total of 114,431 cases, an increase of 7.4% in a day and 8th in the world, after the US (more than 1 million cases), Spain, Italy, England, France, Germany and Turkey.
1,169 people died from the corona virus in Russia. 13,220 people have recovered, according to the RIA.
According to a report by the Russian anti-epidemic command Covid-19 and Johns Hopkins University, Russia has the lowest death rate among the top 10 countries with Covid-19 infections in the world.
Globally, a total of 3,267,867 people are infected with the corona virus. 233,560 people died as of May 1.