WHO raises the alarm: ‘Latin America is the new epicenter of the pandemic’

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Worldwide 350,000 deaths, the highest number of deaths in the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy. New hotbed in South Korea. Ten days of mourning in Spain. On Sunday the Esplanade in Jerusalem reopens

Coronavirus related deaths IN THE WORLD have exceeded 350,000 (350,423), according to data from the American university Johns Hopkins. The total cases are almost 5.6 million (5,588,400). The three most affected countries are the United States, with 98,902 deaths, the United Kingdom with 37,130 and Italy with 32,955. The number of infections in the USA is over 1.68 million, in Brazil around 392 thousand and in Russia over 362 thousand.

L’LATIN AMERICA

it has become the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. This is the alarm launched by the WHO regional director, Carissa Etienne. “There is no doubt that our region has become the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said stressing that “this is not the time to relax restrictions or scale back prevention strategies.”

For the third consecutive day the UNITED STATES

they recorded fewer than 700 deaths per day for Covid-19, according to the Johns Hopkins University count: 657 people died in 24 hours in the country, for a total of 98,902 deaths. The total cases of contagion in the country are currently 1,680,680.

New wave of contagions in SOUTH KOREA,

with 49 new cases that emerged in the last 24 hours and the birth of a new outbreak in a huge Bucheon wholesale goods storage warehouse, not far from Seoul, to which at least 36 of them are attributable, according to the South Korean center for control and disease prevention (Kcdc), cited by the Yonhap agency. The media reports that 3,600 swabs were made of the warehouse staff. “We are afraid of infections in communities and keep an eye on the situation,” said the health minister.

RUSSIA

All Moscow residents can now carry out the test for the detection of coronavirus antibodies free of charge in 30 polyclinics in the capital. Deputy mayor Anastasia Rakova said so. “All Muscovites can take the free test for antibodies, immunoglobulin M and immunoglobulin G, against coronavirus infection,” he said. The test allows you to discover both the ongoing infection with asymptomatics and whether it has been tackled in the past. Tass reports it.

Ten days of mourning to commemorate the 27,000 victims of the coronavirus in SPAIN. This is the longest mourning period in 40 years of democracy. Over 14,000 public buildings and all Spanish Navy ships will hold flags at half-mast until June 5.

95 other people died from coronavirus in SWEDEN bringing the total number of victims to 4,220, according to the latest update from the health authorities reported by the Guardian. The cases of Covid-19 in the only country in the world that never imposed a lockdown exceeded 35,000 after 648 other people were found positive.

In UK

the Dominic Cummings case, the adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who violated the lockdown rules to move 500 km from London with his family, is costing the conservative party dear. According to a YouGov survey carried out for the Times, in a week the Tory have in fact lost 4 points falling to 44% of the consents. A drop that instead benefited Labor rose to 38%, plus 5% in the same week. Meanwhile, pressure continues to rise in the government and within the conservative party with 39 Tory MPs calling for Cummings’ resignation.

The Spianta delle Moschee a JERUSALEM

will reopen on Sunday after a two and a half month shutdown due to the pandemic. The sheikh of the al-Aqsa Omar al Kiswani mosque, quoted by the Maan agent, said so. The reopening will take place following the health safety provisions, among these the fact that each member of the faithful must bring an individual carpet for prayers and that each one must be equipped with a protective mask.

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