Italy extends state of emergency
When the epidemic in many European countries showed signs of rebound, Italy, the “severely affected area”, made a decisive decision to extend the national emergency.
On July 28, three days before the end of the originally scheduled state of emergency, Italian Prime Minister Conte announced that the state of emergency would be extended to October 15.
In response to the epidemic, Italy has implemented a six-month national emergency from January 31. During this period, Italy has experienced lockdowns across the country and has extended the lockdown measures several times, including shops, attractions and many public places. All the interiors were closed, and it was not until July 1 that Italy began to conditionally open its borders to non-EU countries.
The wife of the Brazilian President is positive
On July 30, the Presidential Palace of Brazil notified that the first lady and Bolsonaro’s wife Michel Bolsonaro had tested positive for the new crown virus. She is currently in good physical condition and will proceed in accordance with “all established norms.” treatment.
The day before, Michelle and Bolsonaro participated in a public event, and both wore masks.
Bolsonaro announced on July 7 that he had tested positive for the new crown virus and has since been isolated for treatment and work in his residence.
On July 25, the last test result was negative. Unexpectedly, only five days later, the result became positive again.
So far, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Brazil has exceeded 2.256 million, and the cumulative number of deaths has exceeded 90,000.
On July 30, Brazil’s Minister of Science and Technology Marcos Pentes announced he was infected with the new crown virus.
So far, senior officials of the federal government, including the Brazilian Minister of Citizenship, the Minister of Education, the Minister of Minerals and Energy, the President’s Chief Security Advisor, and the head of the media affairs department of the Presidential Palace, have all been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Although foreign tourists can now travel to Brazil, many countries have not taken corresponding actions to allow Brazilian tourists to enter due to the severe epidemic in the country.
For example, the United States and the European Union open international travel, but do not allow Brazilian travelers to enter.
UK issued “Mask Mandatory Order”
According to a British Sky TV report, on the 31st local time, British Prime Minister Boris stated at the epidemic briefing:
The relaxation of the anti-epidemic blockade measures originally scheduled to take effect on August 1 will be postponed for at least two weeks.
In addition, from August 8, the British government will mandate that people wear masks in all indoor public places.
This means that the casinos, bowling alleys and skating rinks that were originally scheduled to open on August 1 will not open until August 15 at the earliest.
In addition, indoor performances will not resume, sports fields and conference centers are still not allowed to hold large gatherings, and the number of weddings is limited to 30 people.
Boris also pointed out that since August 8, people will be required to wear masks in indoor public places such as museums, art galleries, and movie theaters. (OPS! They finally stopped fighting for human rights and freedom, and finally felt that the most important thing is to survive first)
The reason for the decision to step on the brake pedal tightly is because the number of new coronavirus infections is “increasing and in order to control the spread of the virus. At this stage, we will not change the national standards of social interaction. Or it is necessary to further tighten restrictions.
Increased number of asymptomatic infections in Peru
Peruvian Ministry of Health expert Cesar Munaco stated on July 29 that in Peru, many people infected with the new crown virus have no symptoms, which poses a silent threat to others. Therefore, wearing masks must be a long-term epidemic prevention measure.
In the capital city of Lima and Callao, 25% of the population has been infected with the new crown virus, and another 75% of the population is at risk of contracting the new crown virus.
Asymptomatic infections may not develop into confirmed patients with new coronary pneumonia, but they will transmit the virus to others, depending on the following factors: contact distance with the infected person, whether to wear a mask, and whether to wash hands.
Studies have shown that if neither the asymptomatic infected person nor their contacts wear a mask, the new crown virus infection rate can be as high as 90%, but if both people wear a mask, the new crown virus infection rate can drop below 5%.
Wearing masks must become part of our daily habits, especially when we are in contact with others. Although some people look healthy, they may be asymptomatic. ”
The Philippines has a new record in a single day
The Philippine Ministry of Health released the epidemic data on July 31. In the past day, there were 4,063 new confirmed cases of new crowns in the country, setting a new high in the number of new confirmed cases in a single day. The cumulative number of confirmed cases has reached 93,354.
The latest data also shows that the Philippines has 40 new deaths and a total of 2023 deaths; a total of 65,178 cured cases.
Philippine President Duterte announced on the 31st:
From August 1st, many parts of the country will continue to implement community isolation policies of varying degrees. Among them, the capital, Manila, will maintain the existing general community isolation policy until August 15.
Since July, the number of confirmed cases in the Philippines has maintained a high growth. From July 1 to 31, the country’s total number of newly confirmed cases exceeded 55,000, of which there were more than 2,000 new cases in a single day in 13 days.
Kazakhstan confirms that the number of people is approaching 90,000
According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan, 1,414 new cases of new coronary pneumonia were newly confirmed on July 30, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases approached 90,000.
An outbreak occurred in Kazakhstan in mid-March, and it is now the country with the largest number of confirmed cases and deaths in Central Asia.
At present, the Kazakh government has announced that it will extend the current strict isolation restrictions until August 16.
Deputy Prime Minister Tokhzhanov said on the 30th that commercial and entertainment venues, shopping malls, closed food and non-food markets, education and training centers, kindergartens, beauty salons and other places can be released on August 17 if the epidemic prevention measures comply with relevant regulations. Resume business today.
A deputy prime minister of Uzbekistan diagnosed
Uzbekistan, another major Central Asian country, added 686 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia on the 30th, with a total of 23,558 confirmed cases, a total of 13,680 cured, and a total of 137 deaths.
According to local media reports in Uzbekistan, the government’s deputy prime minister in charge of agricultural affairs Barnoyev and Bukhara Governor Kamarov were diagnosed with new crown pneumonia on the 30th.
Vice Minister of Finance Tursunov passed away on the 28th of new crown pneumonia.
The U.S. epidemic is getting worse
According to Worldometer’s real-time statistics, as of about 6:30 on July 31, Beijing time, a total of 4,626,004 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States and a total of 154,973 deaths. Compared with the data at 6:30 the previous day, there were 57,967 new confirmed cases and 1,133 new deaths in the United States.
The new crown pneumonia epidemic in the United States continues to worsen, and Florida has seen the largest increase in deaths in a single day.
Reuters reported on July 29:
There were 10,000 new deaths in the United States in the past 11 days, the fastest increase in the United States since early June.
Compared with white Americans, African Americans and Latinos face a higher risk in the epidemic. Their poverty rate and the probability of suffering from diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure are higher, and they are also more susceptible to the new crown virus.
California health officials say that Latinos, who make up more than one-third of the state’s population, face a higher risk of the epidemic. Approximately 56% of the confirmed cases statewide are Latino; of the statewide deaths, approximately 46% are Latino.
Russia walks on thin ice
Putin stated at the health and epidemic situation meeting on July 29,
At present, not all regions have continued to reduce the number of new coronavirus infections, but overall the domestic situation has stabilized, and there is no reason to be complacent and relax epidemic prevention.
The French epidemic continues to rebound
The new crown pneumonia epidemic continues to show a rebound trend. Data shows that the new crown virus continues to spread throughout France, and cluster infections continue to increase.
On July 29, there were 1,392 newly confirmed cases in a single day, a new high in the past month.
The French Minister of Health denied that France was caught in the second wave of the epidemic. But he pointed out that the spread of the virus continues,
Emphasize that we must not relax our vigilance at present.
Preliminary data released by the French National Institute of Statistics and Economics on July 31 showed that in the second quarter of this year, France’s GDP contracted 13.8% month-on-month, marking the largest quarter-on-quarter decline since 1949.
Germany, Austria and other countries have recently strengthened prevention and control measures, re-requiring people to wear masks in public places, and compulsory virus testing on travelers from countries and regions with high risk of the epidemic.
The Spanish government announced that it will restrict gatherings of people. Starting on the 30th, people must always wear masks in public.