US Secretary of Homeland Security tests positive for nucleic acid

China News Agency, Beijing, October 20. Comprehensive News: Latest data from the World Health Organization website shows that as of 20:23 on October 19, Central European Time (2:23 on the 20th, Beijing time), the number of The number of confirmed cases of new crowns worldwide is higher than the previous ones: a daily increase of 325,875 cases, a total of 240,940,937 confirmed cases, an increase of 5201 deaths and a total of 4,903,911 deaths.

  

Data card: On Sept. 18, local time, hundreds of thousands of white flags were planted on the National Mall in Washington, DC to mourn the deceased of the new crown.Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Mengtong

America: US Secretary of Homeland Security tests positive for nucleic acid

According to statistics from the US “New York Times” official website on the 19th, there were 83,341 new confirmed cases of new crowns in the United States, with a total of 45,036,892 confirmed cases; 1,631 new deaths and a total of 726,389 deaths.

The Associated Press reported on the 20th that the US Secretary of Homeland Security Mallorca tested positive for the new crown virus on the 19th and is currently in isolation. According to the report, Mallorca attended the memorial meeting at the Capitol with US President Biden on the 16th, standing between First Lady Jill Biden and the Director of the FBI. The White House said that given the event will be held outdoors, it is not yet certain whether participants have had close contact with the Secretary of Homeland Security.

According to data released by the Brazilian Ministry of Health on May 19, there were 12,969 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in Brazil and a total of 21,664,879 confirmed cases; 390 new deaths and a total of 603,855 deaths.

Europe: Latvia announced a four-week blockade

According to statistics from the UK government’s official website on the 19th, there were 43,738 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the UK, and a total of 8,541,192 confirmed cases; 223 new deaths, the highest since March, with a total of 138,852 deaths.

According to data from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the Netherlands reported 25,751 new confirmed cases of new crown and 48 new deaths in the week from 12 to 19 October.

Reuters reported on the 19th that in the week ending the 19th, the number of new coronavirus infections in the Netherlands rose by 44% and that the number of infections has reached the highest level since the end of July. The number of infected people has risen for the third consecutive week since the Netherlands relaxed epidemic prevention measures on 25 September. As a result, hospitals in the Netherlands have again withdrawn regular care in response to the increasing number of new cases of crown infections.

According to a report from the Russian Satellite News Agency on the 19th, the Russian New Crown Virus Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters told the media that there were 33,740 new cases of new coronavirus infections in Russia in the past 24 hours, and the cumulative number of infections reached 8,060. .752; there were 1015 new deaths. , The cumulative death toll was 225,325; the cumulative number of healed and discharged people was 7,404,481.

The Russian Satellite News Agency reported on October 19 that Latvia announced a blockade from October 21 to November 15. According to the decision of the Crisis Management Committee of the Republic of Latvia, the country will impose a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. During the lockdown period, all residents of Latvia, whether vaccinated or not, are not allowed to leave their homes. Only shops and institutions that provide the necessary goods and services can continue to exist and all public activities are banned.

Latvian Prime Minister Karlins said at a press conference that the decision to blockade was due to the low vaccination rate in his country. In the past week, the new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the country have increased by 49%, with about 1,266 infections per 100,000 people.

According to data released by the Bulgarian Ministry of Health on May 19, there were 4,979 new confirmed cases of new crown in the country in the past 24 hours, and a total of 545,598 confirmed cases; 214 new deaths and a total of 22,488 deaths.

The Health Minister of the Bulgarian Concierge Cabinet Kacharov announced on the 19th that from 0:00 on the 21st, people over the age of 18 in the country must show a “green pass” when entering covered places such as restaurants, cinemas, and gymnasiums. Including the new crown vaccination certificate recognized by the European Union, the negative nucleic acid test within the stipulated time and the recovery certificate after infection with the new crown virus within 6 months.

According to the report, the main reasons for the introduction of this measure by Bulgaria are the current new confirmed cases of new crowns and the continuous increase in deaths and low vaccination coverage. Statistics show that only about 23.9% of Bulgarian adults are fully vaccinated.

Asia: Singapore’s new confirmed cases hit a record high in one day

According to statistics from Singapore’s Ministry of Health, Singapore has 3,994 new confirmed cases of new crowns on the 19th, a record high. The new Ministry of Health calls on the elderly and those prone to serious illnesses to limit social activities and only go outside during necessary activities.

“Lianhe Zaobao” reported on the 20th that Singapore’s national environmental agency will strictly prohibit those who have not been vaccinated or who have not completed vaccination from entering the cooked food center. . According to the report, in the week ending the 19th of this month, more than 800 people who had not been vaccinated against the coronavirus or had not completed the vaccination broke the regulations and ate at the cooked food center.

The Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) reported on the 19th that there were 372 new confirmed cases of new krone in Japan that day, and a total of 1,715,742 confirmed cases; 27 new deaths and a total of 18,161 deaths.

South Korea’s central headquarters for anti-epidemic countermeasures reported on the 20th that at 0:00 that day, South Korea had 1,571 new confirmed cases of new crowns compared to the previous day, with a total of 34,68.8 million confirmed cases; 9 new deaths and a total of 2,698 deaths.

Indonesian officials announced on the afternoon of the 19th that there were 903 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the country in the past 24 hours, and a total of 4,236,287 confirmed cases; 50 new deaths and a total of 143,049 deaths.

In Indonesia, there have been less than 1,000 new confirmed cases and less than 100 new deaths for several consecutive days. There have been no new confirmed and dead cases in many provinces for several consecutive days. The second wave of the epidemic that started to recover in June this year continues to wane.

However, to prevent the epidemic from returning, the Indonesian government decided to extend the prevention and control measures in Java and Bali by two weeks until November 1 and to extend areas outside the two islands for another three weeks until November 8.

Oceania: 3 positive patients in New Zealand escape quarantine

The National Radio of New Zealand (RNZ) reported on the 20th that on the evening of the 19th, three new crown-positive patients fled at a quarantine facility in Auckland, New Zealand. Two people left around 5:40 PM local time and were arrested five minutes later. Another person disappeared after being at home for a short time due to the retrieval of personal belongings, his whereabouts are still unknown.

Under New Zealand law, avoiding isolation is a crime and can be punished with a fine of up to $4,000 or up to 6 months in prison.

According to a report from the New Zealand Ministry of Health on the 20th, New Zealand has 60 new cases of new coronary disease in the community, 2 imported cases from abroad and a total of 4,854 confirmed cases.


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