[EpochTimesMay292021](Epoch Times reporters Chen Ting, Li Yan, Zhang Ting, Yan Shujing report) According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, as of Saturday (5 29th) 12:18 noon, globalChinese Communist virus（Wuhan pneumoniaThe total number of COVID-19 cases exceeds 169 million (169,563,423), and the death toll exceeds 3.52 million (3,525,223).
New confirmed cases and deaths in a single day on May 28 (Friday): (part of the data or from worldometer)
21,968 confirmed cases and 675 deaths in the United States;
4,030 cases were confirmed in the UK and 10 people died;
6,169 confirmed cases in Germany and 168 deaths;
11,274 confirmed cases in France and 125 deaths;
India has 173,790 confirmed cases and 3,617 deaths;
Brazil has 49,768 confirmed cases and 2,371 deaths;
9,126 confirmed cases in Russia and 396 deaths;
3,701 confirmed cases in Japan and 95 deaths;
South Korea has 533 confirmed cases and 5 deaths;
Taiwan has 327 confirmed cases and 21 deaths.
The following is relevantChinese Communist virusReal-time updates of the epidemic:
Hundreds of people broke into a shopping mall in protest against blocking London
On the evening of Saturday (29th), hundreds of protesters against vaccine passports entered London’s Westfield shopping center. This is the culmination of a large-scale demonstration. The parade meandered through central London and the west, attracting thousands of people.
At around 6pm, the police tried to prevent entry from an entrance of the shopping mall, and the protesters scuffled with them. Afterwards, the protesters quickly realized that another door, just a few yards away, was unguarded.
Hundreds of people entered the shopping center. They stayed there for about half an hour, during which they chanted “Don’t blockade anymore” and “Recapture your freedom.” They were then dispersed by the police, but there was no violence.
Nearly 3,400 confirmed deaths in the UK, 7 more deaths
The British government said that as of Saturday (29th), another 7 people had died within 28 days of testing positive, a total of 127,775 deaths.
The government also stated that as of 9 o’clock on Saturday morning, there were 3,398 new laboratory-confirmed cases, for a total of 4,480,945 cases.
Mexico adds 2,725 confirmed deaths in a single day, adding 383 people
According to data from the Mexican Ministry of Health, the country reported 2,725 new confirmed cases and 383 new deaths on Saturday (29th).
Reuters reported that the total number of confirmed cases in Mexico so far has reached 2,411,503, and the total number of deaths has reached 223,455.
The number of new diagnoses and deaths in a single day in Malaysia both hit a record high
Malaysia reported 9,020 new infections on Saturday (29th), the highest single-day record since the beginning of the pandemic, and it was the fifth consecutive day that new infections broke the record.
The Ministry of Health also reported that another 98 people died from the epidemic, a record high in a single day.
So far, the total number of confirmed cases in Malaysia has reached 558,534 and the total number of deaths has reached 2,650.
In recent weeks, the incidence of the CCP virus in Malaysia has soared, partly because of the emergence of highly contagious variants.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (Muhyiddin Yassin) announced on Friday (28th) that from June, a two-week nationwide lockdown will be implemented, allowing only necessary economic and service sectors to remain open.
Mixed variants of Indian and British strains appear in Vietnam
According to Reuters, Vietnam’s Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said on Saturday that a new COVID-19 variant has been detected in Vietnam, which is a mixture of Indian and British variants that can spread rapidly through the air.
After successfully controlling the epidemic, Vietnam is currently struggling to combat the rapidly spreading epidemic.
Since late April, nearly 3,600 people have been infected in 31 cities in Vietnam, accounting for more than half of the total number of infections in the country.
“After sequencing the genes of the newly diagnosed patients, we found a new variant, which is a mixed strain of the Indian variant and the British variant.” Ruan Qinglong said.
“Specifically, this is an Indian variant, but some mutations from the British variant have been acquired.” He said that Vietnam will soon announce this newly discovered variant to the world.
In the past, Vietnam had previously reported seven virus variants. Contains: B.1.222, B.1.619, D614G, B.1.1.7 (British variant), B.1.351, A.23.1 and B.1.617.2 (Indian variant).
Ruan Qinglong said that this new strain can multiply rapidly in the laboratory, which explains why so many cases have appeared in different places in a short period of time.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, Vietnam has reported 6,396 confirmed cases, of which 47 unfortunately died.
The British march against the coronavirus lockdown
On Saturday (May 29) night, hundreds of thousands of Britons held a large-scale protest in London against the Chinese Communist virus (Wuhan pneumonia) Epidemic lockdown measures. At the end, hundreds of protesters came to the Westfield shopping centre in west London.
At around 6 pm, the protesters had a dispute with the police. The police tried to prevent them from entering the shopping center from one entrance. Then the protesters quickly realized that another door a few yards away was not guarded.
Hundreds of people entered the shopping center, where they stayed for about half an hour before being cleared by the police.
The parade route is about 12 miles long. Start from Parliament Square and finally reach the west of Hammersmith (Hammersmith). At the peak of the parade, it seemed that hundreds of thousands of people participated.
A protester from Bedfordshire explained the reason for his involvement: what will happen to the unprecedented suppression of civil liberties under the pretext of fighting the pandemic? Thinking about it makes him feel scared.
France hosts large concerts to conduct public health experiments
On Saturday (May 29), thousands of people wore masks and squeezed into a concert in a venue in Paris after being tested for the coronavirus (Chinese Communist virus). This is part of a public health experiment conducted in France for large-scale events.
The Associated Press reported that the concert was held at the AccorHotels Arena in the east of Paris. The performance lineup at the venue included the French rock band Indochine and DJ Etienne de Crecy from the 80s. But people’s attention is mainly focused on the audience at the concert.
The Paris Public Hospital Authority helped organize this event. During the process, 5,000 people wore masks and danced together in the courtyard of the indoor concert without social distancing to determine whether it was safe to do so.
Participants watched the show for free, but were required to undergo three virus tests, two before the concert and one after the concert.
According to the hospital authorities, in order to further reduce the risk, the organizers only allow people aged 18-45 with no underlying health problems to participate.
Since the beginning of 2020, France has not allowed such concerts. For most of the past 14 months, the authorities have closed cultural venues in order to curb the continuous surge in viral infections. The CCP virus caused more than 109,000 deaths in the country.
Belgians demonstrate anti-epidemic restrictions
On Saturday (May 29), hundreds of protesters without masks demonstrated in front of the EU building in Brussels against the coronavirus (Chinese Communist Party virus) restrictions. Many people shouted “freedom”, and the voice of Covid-19 (the disease caused by the Chinese Communist virus) is not necessarily worse than the flu.
Agence France-Presse reported that the protests started in a major city park and proceeded to the square where the EU office is located, which is also the seat of the European Commission.
The Belgian police used barbed wire to block the access to the square, and a row of 40 riot police officers prevented the demonstrators from approaching.
There is also a water cannon on standby nearby. The protests dissipated after about four hours.
The number of Covid-19 patients in French hospitals drops
France reported that the number of Covid-19 (disease caused by the Chinese Communist virus) patients in its intensive care unit on Saturday (May 29) dropped by 76 to 3,028. At the same time, the total number of hospitalized patients decreased by 425 to 16,847.
Both figures have shown a downward trend in recent weeks.
The Ministry of Health also reported 68 new deaths from the coronavirus (Chinese Communist Party virus) from hospitals, bringing the total to 82,946.
Malaysia announces nationwide blockade
The Malaysian government announced a two-week lockdown across the country, which will begin on June 1, as the country’s infection cases continue to break the single-day record.
The Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement on Friday (May 28) that only necessary economic and service sectors will be allowed to operate. The government will consider providing a package of assistance to companies and people affected by the blockade. The blockade will last until June 14.
The Netherlands and Ireland further relax restrictions on the epidemic
As the number of infected cases and hospital admissions continues to decline, the Netherlands is speeding up its reopening plan. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday (May 28) that museums, theaters and cinemas can be reopened from June 5, four days earlier than planned.
Irish Prime Minister Michael Martin (Micheal Martin) said that Ireland will continue to relax restrictions on the epidemic next month. The hotel can reopen as planned from June 2nd, while outdoor dining can resume on June 7. Cinemas and theaters will reopen, and up to 200 people will be able to participate in outdoor activities together.
Saudi Arabia lifts travel ban on 11 countries
Saudi Arabia lifted the travel ban on passengers from 11 countries from Sunday (May 30), but they must go through quarantine procedures upon arrival. These countries are the United Arab Emirates, Germany, the United States, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland, France, and Japan.
In February last year, Saudi Arabia banned citizens from 20 countries from entering the country as a measure to combat the spread of the Chinese Communist virus (coronavirus), with the exception of diplomats and health department staff and their families.
U.S. cases halved in one month
According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg, the United States recorded nearly 22,000 new cases on Friday, and the number of infections per week has fallen by more than half since the end of April. The infection rate is at its lowest level since June last year. As of this week, half of all Americans 18 years of age and older have been fully vaccinated, although the rate of vaccination continues to slow.
Swiss scholar: CCP prevents Taiwan from participating in global health international and suffers losses
Professor Grano of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, said in a seminar jointly organized by Switzerland and Taiwan on Saturday that Taiwan has the ability to contribute to global health and epidemic prevention, but it is blocked by China (the CCP). In addition to harming Taiwan, it may also cause other countries to suffer. loss.
According to a report by the Central News Agency, during the 74th World Health Assembly (WHA) is being discussed, the University of Zurich’s Academy of Social Sciences Taiwan Lecture, Academia Sinica’s European and American Institute held an online roundtable on Saturday, Huang Weifeng, the representative to Switzerland, and Schwarzenegger, the vice president of the University of Zurich (Christian Schwazenegger) Exchange views with participants.
Bonny Ling, a scholar at the Centre for Applied Research on Human Trafficking in Cambridge, UK, suggested applying a more creative approach to soft diplomacy to include Taiwan in the World Health Organization (WHO) system.
Wu Jianhui, an associate researcher of the European and American Institute of the Academia Sinica, explained that the nationalism of vaccines in various countries and the use of donations or sales by China to conduct vaccine diplomacy in developing countries will impact the global health governance system. WHO should try to coordinate member states to avoid doing their own affairs.
U.S. largest movie theater chain does not require vaccinated customers to wear masks
The three largest movie theater chains in the United States announced on Friday (May 28) that they will no longer require customers who have been vaccinated against the Chinese Communist virus (Wuhan pneumonia) to wear masks.
AMC, Regal and Cinemark posted an announcement on the relaxation of restrictions on their websites on May 28.
“According to CDC guidelines, guests who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask.” AMC’s new policy says: “If you are not fully vaccinated, we require you to continue to wear a mask in the theater unless you are enjoying food or drinks. If If necessary, you can buy masks for $1, and AMC will continue to follow state and local regulations.”
AMC is the world’s largest chain of cinemas, with 620 theaters in the United States.
“With the rapid improvement in the COVID-19 (disease caused by the Chinese Communist virus) case rate, vaccination has become more and more widespread, and the recent CDC (Center for Disease Control) guidance is that people who are vaccinated no longer need to wear masks or maintain social distancing. “The rich man’s new policy says: “No masks will be required unless state and local regulations are required.”
Regal Corporation is the second largest chain of cinemas in the United States, with 549 theaters nationwide.
“Masks are optional for fully vaccinated guests. According to CDC guidelines, all other guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks. Masks can be removed when eating and drinking in the auditorium.” Cinemark’s latest security checklist points out.
Cinemark is the third largest chain of cinemas in the United States, operating 325 theaters in 42 states.
Poll: Only 6% of small businesses fully recovered the losses caused by the pandemic
According to a survey conducted by the Job Creators Network (JCN), only 6% of small businesses have completely recovered the losses caused by the coronavirus (Chinese Communist Party virus) pandemic.
DCNF (Daily Caller News Foundation) reported that according to the opinion survey commissioned by the small business advocacy organization JCN, the vast majority of small business owners in the United States have not yet escaped the losses caused by the CCP virus (Wuhan pneumonia) pandemic. 43% think they will fully recover within six months. Only 6% of small business owners said they have fully recovered.
The poll also showed that small business owners are worried about President Biden’s economic policies, and they list taxation as their primary concern in the future. More than half of the interviewees said they did not approve of the White House’s proposal to increase corporate tax rates.
Only 35% of respondents believe that Biden’s economic and tax policies will help small businesses. 42% said that the president’s policies would harm them.
JCN Chief Communications Officer Elaine Parker told DCNF in a statement on Thursday (May 27): “Most small businesses will not be able to fully recover until unemployment benefits return to pre-pandemic levels. The overly generous unemployment benefits contained in President Biden’s $1.9 trillion spending bill are motivating people to stay at home rather than re-employment.”
Parker added that unemployment benefits may have been meaningful a few months ago, but now they will only hinder a stronger recovery.
Government data shows that the US economy only added 266,000 jobs last month, which is far below the forecast. Conservatives accuse Democrats of the US$300 weekly federal unemployment bonus provided by the US$1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan to encourage people not to go to work.
According to a recent report from the Department of Labor, there were 8.1 million job vacancies across the country at the end of March, a record.
Scott Rasmussen said in a statement: “Now, as the economy returns to normal, people on the street are starting to do business.” He and polling expert John McLaughlin (John McLaughlin) Investigated for JCN together.
“I hope their worries about the policies of the Biden administration will not come true.”
Rasmussen and McLaughlin surveyed 500 small business owners for this report between May 1 and May 19.
McLaughlin said in a statement: “The economy is returning to normal, but at the same time, it will be very interesting to track how the perceptions of small businesses change as the White House currently implements interesting tax increases.”
Japan extends COVID-19 emergency before the Olympics
Japan on Friday (May 28) extended the state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas by approximately three weeks to June 20. Less than two months before the opening of the Summer Olympics, the country’s COVID-19 (disease caused by the Chinese Communist virus) pandemic showed no signs of abating.
The state of emergency in the capital and eight other counties was originally scheduled to end on May 31, but the medical system is still under great pressure.
In recent days, as the number of new infections has slowed, the number of severely ill patients with the Japanese coronavirus (CCV) has surged.
“In Osaka and Tokyo, the flow of people has started to increase, and people are worried that the infection rate will rise.” The country’s head of epidemic response and economic regeneration minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said at the beginning of a meeting with experts.
Experts later approved the government proposal, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga officially announced the extension.
Out of concerns about variants of the new crown virus (Chinese Communist Party virus) and the slow progress of vaccination work, Japanese medical staff, some well-known corporate executives and hundreds of thousands of citizens urgently appealed for the cancellation of Tokyo, which is scheduled to open on July 23. Olympic Games.
Japanese officials, Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) all stated that the country’s Olympic Games will continue under strict epidemic prevention measures. The senior official of the International Olympic Committee, John Coates, who oversees the preparations, said last week that the Olympic Games will continue regardless of whether the host city Tokyo is in a state of emergency at the time.
The governor of Idaho repeals the ban on masks issued when he is not in the state
The governor of Idaho on Friday (May 28) repealed the mask ban he imposed while traveling.
The state’s lieutenant governor and Republican running for governor Janice McGeachin (Janice McGeachin) issued an executive order the day before banning local governments from requiring masks. Since Republican Governor Brad Little is not in the country, as acting Governor McGachin has the right to do so.
Little quickly overturned this action with his own executive order and abolished the ban.
Little said in a statement that he has always opposed the implementation of the mask order statewide, but does not want to “undermine the respective elected officials. According to Idaho law, he has the right to take measures according to his own ideas to protect them.” The health and safety of the people served.”
He asserted that McGachin’s order “violated a basic conservative principle, that is, the government closest to the people is best managed.”
“The executive order unilaterally and illegally deprives the mayor, local school board directors and others of the powers. Just as the states hate the authorization of the federal government, the local government of Idaho hates the state government for doing the same thing. The executive order usurped the legislative power. It copied a bill that had been debated a lot in the legislature but was unsuccessful and became law with a swipe. The actions that took place during my business trip this week were not the actions of the governor.” He added : “The action that took place was an irresponsible, self-righteous political gimmick.”
McGachin responded that she accused Little of adopting a conservative solution. She pointed out that Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida DeSantis) two Republican governors adopted this solution.
“I understand that protecting personal freedom means fighting against the tyranny of governments at all levels-federal, state, and local. It is God’s right to make your own health decisions. No state, city or school district has the right to infringe on you. Right.” She added.
McGachin announced last week that she would participate in the election campaign to challenge Little as a right winger.
The Democratic Party of Idaho cheered Little’s move, saying that McGachin’s order “will only hurt our community.”
The Republican Party of Idaho declined to comment.
India adds 173,000 new diagnoses, lowest in 45 days
The Ministry of Health of India announced on Saturday that there were 173,790 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, the lowest daily increase in 45 days, and the number of deaths increased by 3,617.
According to data from the Ministry of Health of India, the South Asian country currently has more than 27.7 million infections and 322,512 deaths.
As the epidemic slows down, the mayor of New Delhi, the capital, Arvind Kejriwal (Arvind Kejriwal) said that the blockade will be gradually lifted from May 31.
Guangdong 1-year-old baby confirmed that the virus is spreading fast and strong
In the recent epidemic in Guangdong, China, a family in Foshan City was infected for three generations, and the newly diagnosed person was only 1 year old. Officials admit that the virus spreads quickly and is strong. Currently, four places in Guangzhou have been upgraded to medium-risk areas.
China added 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the 28th, of which 2 were locally confirmed in Guangdong and were notified by Guangzhou and Foshan respectively; there were 8 local asymptomatic infections, 5 were concentrated in Guangzhou, and the rest were in Foshan and Shenzhen. .
The newly diagnosed person in Nanhai District of Foshan on the 28th was a 1-year-old baby girl; among the three generations of the baby girl, in addition to her, there were 2 asymptomatic infections. The community in which they live has been adjusted to a medium-risk area.
At present, 8 local schools involved in the epidemic will temporarily suspend classes, schools in the city will suspend all gathering activities, and schools in Liwan District will suspend inter-class activities.
In addition, in the area of Hailong Street, Baihedong Street, Zhongnan Street, Dongnao Street, and Chongkou Street in Liwan District: All people are mainly at home, and all activities that are not necessary for daily life shall be stopped, except that each household is limited to 1 person per day. Except for the purchase of daily necessities, other personnel are not allowed to go out.
British Prime Minister warned: India variant may cause delay in reopening
British Prime Minister Johnson warned that due to the rapid spread of the Indian variant in the UK, the UK may need to wait longer before the COVID-19 restrictions are completely lifted.
Previously, Johnson set a road map for the reopening of the UK, and all COVID-19 restrictions will end on June 21. However, he has repeatedly warned recently that the rapid spread of the Indian variant may threaten this process.
Yingxiang said that the next steps will depend on how strong Britain is to protect the variant.
He said: “I don’t see any data so far that we must deviate from the road map, but we may have to wait.”
The British government administers the blockade restrictions in England, while the governments of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will decide on their own blockade restrictions in the area.
Data show that there were nearly 7,000 confirmed cases of B.1.617.2 (the Indian variant) in the UK this week, twice as many as last week.
It is believed that this worrying variant may spread faster than the British variant, although experts say that vaccines can still provide protection against severe illness.
Japan discusses supporting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan Vaccine Station: see the truth in adversity
Japanese Foreign Minister Tosomi Motegi said on May 28 that Japan will study and discuss plans to support vaccines in Taiwan. In response, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China stated that Japan will give full play to the precious friendship of seeing the truth in adversity and look forward to strengthening cooperation with Japan in epidemic prevention and jointly curbing the spread of the epidemic.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China stated on the evening of the 28th that Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi mentioned at a press conference on the 28th that Taiwan had donated various donations to Japan during the 311 Tohoku Earthquake. Now Taiwan is facing a shortage of vaccines. Consider considering support options. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its sincere welcome and gratitude to Japan’s friendly measures.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Wuhan pneumonia epidemic is raging around the world and poses a major threat to countries around the world. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is now cooperating with the Central Epidemic Command Center and actively seeking countries with similar ideas to help obtain vaccines. As Japan faces its own severe epidemic, it still takes the initiative to express warm care and willingness to provide assistance to Taiwan, and give full play to the precious friendship of seeing the truth in adversity.
“The friendly talks of the Japanese side have once again demonstrated the closeness and resilience of the friendship between Taiwan and Japan. The people of Taiwan are deeply encouraged and warm.” The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed sincere gratitude on behalf of the government and people of the Republic of China.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Taiwan and Japan share the universal values of freedom, democracy, and human rights, and are close partners and important friends at all levels. The Republic of China will continue to deepen exchanges and cooperation between Taiwan and Japan on the basis of the existing friendship, and steadily develop a mutually beneficial partnership between the two sides. It also looks forward to strengthening public health and epidemic prevention cooperation with Japan and working together to curb the spread of the epidemic.
U.S. Senate passed resolution urging investigation of virus origin
The U.S. Senate passed a resolution on Friday calling for an investigation into the origin of the Chinese Communist virus (COVID-19).
The top public health experts in the United States have changed their previous skepticism about laboratory leaks and believe that further investigation is necessary. Discussions on the origin of the pandemic in the United States have reached a fever pitch recently, and the leak theory of the Wuhan virus laboratory in China is the biggest concern.
The resolution was passed by consensus. The resolution was led by Kansas Republican Senator Roger Marshall (Roger Marshall) and New York State Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, calling on the World Health Assembly to respond to COVID-19. Investigate the origin of the epidemic.
The resolution stated that if the investigation cannot be approved by the WHO, the United States will initiate its own investigation with “governments and experts willing to cooperate.”
Marshall said in a statement: “It is outrageous that a full investigation of the origin of COVID-19 has not yet been conducted. With the World Health Assembly convening this week, we must conduct a full investigation of the epidemic.”
“If China (the CCP) continues to follow its path of covering up the truth, we must start planning to conduct a comprehensive investigation, including cooperation with partners around the world.” Marshall added.
Lu Tianna said in the statement: “A thorough and transparent investigation of the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic must be conducted-(the CCP) obstruction is totally unacceptable.”
Editor in charge: Ye Ziwei