(Fighting new crown pneumonia) The number of deaths from the new crown in the United States exceeds the 1918 pandemic, the situation in Indonesia improves
China News ServiceBeijing, September 21. According to the latest data from the WHO website, as of 19:03 on the 20th Central European Time (1:03 on the 21st, Beijing Time), the number of confirmed cases worldwide increased by 453,600 compared with the previous day, reaching 228,394,572; The number of deaths increased by 7,287 to 4,690,186.
Americas: The number of deaths from the new crown in the United States has exceeded the 1918 pandemic
According to reports on the 20th by many American media, despite the tremendous progress made in science and medicine in the past 100 years, the number of deaths due to the new coronary pneumonia in the United States has exceeded the number of deaths caused by the 1918 flu in the United States.
According to rough estimates, the 1918 pandemic caused 50 million deaths worldwide and 675,000 deaths in the United States. According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, as of 8:30 am on the 21st, Beijing time, more than 676,000 Americans have died from the new crown virus.
The White House said on the 20th that the US government plans to relax entry restrictions on foreign travelers “fully vaccinated against the new crown” from early November. On the same day, the US government continued to extend the land-water travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico for one month to October 21. This land-water cross-border restriction order will be implemented in March 2020 and will be extended once a month. Starting from August 9 this year, Canada allows American citizens who have received the new crown vaccine to enter Canada.
Europe: Bulgaria has accumulated more than 20,000 new crown deaths
According to data released by the Bulgarian Ministry of Health, as of 0:00 on the 20th, the country has newly confirmed 458 cases in the past 24 hours, and a total of 482,186 confirmed cases; 43 new deaths and a total of 20,028 deaths.
Bulgaria’s new crown vaccination rate continues to be the lowest among EU countries. As of September 20, only about 22% of adults in the country have completed the vaccination, and 23.5% of adults have received at least one dose, which is much lower than the rate of vaccination in other EU countries. The Bulgarian government announced on August 25 that the national emergency state of the epidemic would be extended to November 30 to contain the epidemic.
According to data updated by the French Public Health Agency on the 20th, the total number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in France reached 6,956,848, and the cumulative number of deaths reached 116,050. French Education Minister Blanche stated that the proportion of people between the ages of 12 and 17 who received the first dose of the new crown vaccine in the country has exceeded 69%, and this vaccination process should continue. Starting September 30, people of this age group will also be included in the scope of the implementation of the “health pass” measures. The “Health Pass” launched by France contains information such as whether the holder has completed the new crown vaccination or the nucleic acid test result is negative.
Asia: The number of new cases in a single day in Indonesia hits a record low in one year, Hanoi, Vietnam adjusts prevention and control measures
The statistical report issued by the National New Crown Vaccination Committee of Cambodia on the 20th pointed out that as of now, more than 12 million people in Cambodia have been vaccinated, accounting for 75.31% of the total population of 16 million.
It is worth mentioning that a total of 1.73 million 12 to 17-year-old teenagers in Cambodia have been vaccinated, accounting for 88% of the target group, of which 1.39 million have received two doses. Thanks to the smooth progress of youth vaccination work, the first batch of junior and senior high schools in the capital Phnom Penh took the lead in resuming classes on the 15th of this month after the suspension of classes for up to 7 months.
Indonesia reported 1932 new confirmed cases on the 20th, the lowest number of new confirmed cases in a single day since August 2020. The Indonesian government announced on the evening of the 20th that it will further relax its epidemic control measures, including opening movie theaters in areas with better epidemic control and higher vaccination rates. Reuters reported that the Indonesian government may open its borders for foreign tourists in October.
Recently, the number of confirmed cases in a single day in Malaysia has shown a downward trend. The country added 14,345 confirmed cases on the 20th, bringing a total of 2,112,175 cases.
The Ministry of Health of Vietnam released data on the afternoon of the 20th, saying that in the past 24 hours, there have been 8,681 confirmed cases nationwide, with a total of 695,744 cases. This is the lowest number of new cases in a single day in Vietnam in the past month. Starting at 6 o’clock on the 21st, Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, cancelled the three-color zoning prevention and control plan and road pass measures.
Hanoi City will implement a level-by-level decentralization system, and various departments, industries and local governments will guide individuals and enterprises to implement economic recovery plans to ensure the safety of epidemic prevention and control. Hanoi City will set up a cross-industry inspection team to conduct post-mortem inspections on the epidemic prevention work. In addition, Hanoi will continue to implement small-scale lockdowns, strict control and application of information technology and other measures to speed up the tracking and investigation progress when confirmed cases of COVID-19 are found; flexibly adjust various locations in epidemic areas, high-risk areas, and lockdown areas, as well as in the entire city. Events.
Africa and Oceania: There are nearly 8.16 million confirmed cases in Africa
According to data from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of the 20th, there were a total of 8,158,654 confirmed cases and 206,499 deaths in the region.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand announced on the 20th that Auckland will end the current level 4 emergency response to the new crown epidemic at 23:59 on the 21st (commonly known as the “city closure” measure) and shift to the level 3 emergency response, which will last for at least 2 weeks. During the level 3 emergency response, most shops, schools and other public places will still be closed, but the restrictions on people’s movement have been relaxed. Areas other than Auckland will maintain Level 2 emergency response. (over)