New Delhi: India reported nearly 55,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the Philippines set a daily record with more than 100,000 cases, and Florida ushered in a tropical storm that may hinder anti-disease efforts.
After a surge in infections, a curfew was imposed on Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city.
Countries including the United States, India, and South Africa are trying to control the first wave of infections, and as the disease eases, due to travel and trade restrictions, South Korea and other countries that have eased the disease are trying to avoid the second wave of infections. .
According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, governments worldwide have reported 684,075 deaths and 17.8 million cases.
India’s 54,735 new cases are down from the 57,118 recorded the day before, but the total has increased to 1.75 million. July accounted for more than 1.1 million of these cases.
Government expert Randeep Guleria said the major cities of New Delhi and Mumbai may have passed the peak. The subway, movie theaters and other public facilities will be closed until August 31.
The Philippines has reported 5,032 new cases, bringing the total to 103,185 and 2,059 deaths.
On Saturday, the leaders of the Philippine medical organization called on President Rodrigo Duterte to re-block the capital, Manila. They say that the health system is in danger due to personnel getting sick or resigning due to fear or fatigue.
In Japan, the government has reported 1,540 new cases, which is close to the 1,579 recorded last Friday.
The surge in infections, most of them in their 20s and 30s, has caused warnings that young people are letting their guard down. About one-third of Tokyo’s newly infected Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said that she may announce urgent actions to contain the epidemic.
In Florida, when tropical storm Isaias tilted towards a densely populated state, the authorities were trying to strengthen social isolation while preparing typhoon shelters. It was originally scheduled to be near the coast early on Sunday.
Florida reported 179 deaths on Saturday, bringing the total to more than 7,000.
The governor warned residents against power outages and said that they should have a week of water and food supplies.
The United States has the largest case in the world, with 4.6 million cases, accounting for a quarter of the total, and 154,361 deaths.
In Australia, the Governor of Southern Victoria, Daniel Andrews, announced that from 5 pm to 5 am, a curfew will be imposed on the city of Melbourne, which has a population of 5 million. Schools across the state will return to home teaching mode and close daycare centers.
Andrews said there have been 7 deaths and 671 new cases since Saturday.
“If we don’t make these changes, we’re not going to get through this,” Andrews said.
Also on Sunday, China and South Korea reported more infections, but the peak of infections in both countries seems to be gradually decreasing.
There are 49 newly confirmed cases in China, compared with 45 the previous day. There are 30 cases in Xinjiang in the northwest, and the authorities are trying to contain the outbreak in Urumqi, the capital of the region.
Three cases were found among students returning from Russia to Wuhan, the southern city where the pandemic began in December. After the ruling Communist Party announced its victory over the disease in March, most of the disease control measures have been lifted.
As the authorities tried to find the source of its latest outbreak, Hong Kong reported 125 new infections. The Chinese government said a team of seven virus testing experts was sent to the city to help.
South Korea reported 30 new cases, bringing the total to 14,366, of which 301 people died, but said it had only 8 cases in the country.
The government warned that the number of early cases in South Korea will increase as South Koreans break out from the Middle East and elsewhere. Authorities say that cases from abroad are less threatened because immigrants have been quarantined for two weeks.
On Saturday, the leader of a secret South Korean church was arrested in investigating whether the organization had hindered the anti-virus response after infecting thousands of believers in February and March.
Last Saturday, South Africa reported 10,107 new cases, bringing the total to 503,290.
Although the country’s population of 58 million is much smaller than the United States, Brazil, Russia and India, it is second only to the United States, Brazil, Russia and India in total.
In Europe, the number of new cases reported in Italy fell below 300 for the first time.
The Austrian News Agency reported that an employee of the Austrian Chancellery tested positive for the virus but did not directly cooperate with Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz.