More than 224 million cases of COVID-19 in the world, Laos recorded many cases of community transmission

In Southeast Asia, the Ministry of Health Cambodia From March 31 to September 9, the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia detected 3,731 cases of Delta variant infection in 24/25 provinces and cities across the country, Kep province is the only province that has not detected cases of variant infection. this. The Cambodian Ministry of Health urges people not to let their guard down, change their lifestyles and strictly implement measures to prevent the COVID-19 epidemic, and at the same time urge citizens and children over 12 years old to get vaccinated against COVID-19. -19. Based on the infection rate with a steady downward trend and the vaccination rate in the capital Phnom Penh, the capital government on September 10 announced that all public and private high schools in the city will be open. reopen from 15/9.

Ministry of Health Laos On September 10, 194 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded, of which 108 imported cases were immediately isolated and 86 cases of community transmission. Thus, so far, Laos has recorded a total of 16,936 cases of COVID-19, of which 16 have died. The Lao Ministry of Health is concerned about the risk of a strong outbreak when it continues to record many community infections in some provinces such as Champasak, Khammuan, Savannakhet, and Bokeo.

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Laos injects people with COVID-19 vaccine (Photo: Nhan Dan Newspaper)

Thailand announced that the country has added 14,403 new cases of COVID-19 and 189 deaths, bringing the total number of infections since the beginning of the epidemic to 1,352,953 cases, of which 13,920 people did not survive. The daily death toll from COVID-19 in Thailand has dropped below 200 from a record 312 cases recorded on August 18. The Ministry of Health is still expected to ask the Center for Handling the COVID-19 Situation to maintain the current night curfew in the provinces in the dark red areas subject to special and maximum control until the end of this month.

Inter-Ministerial Committee against COVID-19 Singapore (MTF) said that from September 14, 2021, the Ministry of Health of this country will start implementing an additional COVID-19 vaccine program for 2 groups of people aged 60 and over (including elderly in aged care facilities) and those with moderate to severe immunodeficiency. Singapore will also continue to implement a policy of isolating patients with COVID-19 at home after recording positive results.

Yesterday, Malaysia decided to move the state of Selangor, the capital Kuala Lumpur and the city of Putrajaya to phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan. Accordingly, restrictions imposed in the past 9 months will be lifted, vaccinated people can travel between state and federal localities. Checkpoints on roads have also been removed. However, people are reminded to continue to strictly follow epidemic prevention regulations.

In Northeast Asia, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Japan (MHLW) has just confirmed the first 18 cases of infection with the Eta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. However, in recent days, the number of new cases in Japan is on a downward trend. On September 9, the country recorded only 10,397 new cases nationwide, down 2,001 cases from a day earlier. The Japanese government has approved the basic plan for easing restrictive measures related to the COVID-19 epidemic on the basis of accelerating the vaccination program.

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Taking samples for testing for COVID-19 in Tel Aviv, Israel (Photo: THX/VNA)

Epidemic situation in Israel tends to calm down when the number of severe cases and infection rate both decrease. Accordingly, the infection coefficient R has now been reduced to 0.8, showing that the epidemic is tending to narrow. While the number of severe cases fell to 672, more than half of these were unvaccinated. However, the current concern for Israel is that the number of students found to have COVID-19 or have to be isolated has increased sharply after the new school year started at the beginning of the month. Of the newly discovered cases, students account for more than half.

In Oceania, for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19, Australia recorded the number of new infections per day up to 1,900 cases. Particularly, New South Wales epidemic center on September 10 detected 1,542 new cases, exceeding the highest number recorded in the previous week of 1,533 cases. Worryingly, the number of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization in Sydney in the past two weeks has doubled to 6,000.

In Europe, the European Union (EU) on September 9 removed Japan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brunei and Serbia from the list of safe travel, meaning that people entering the EU from the group of 6 countries above will be subject to stricter management measures such as COVID-19 testing and isolation. Currently, the EU’s list of safe travel during the COVID-19 epidemic has 12 countries, including Australia, Canada and Saudi Arabia.

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The Catalonia region of Spain has applied restrictive measures to prevent the disease. Pictured are guests having to leave a famous party area in the city of Barcelona, ​​Catalonia at dawn on July 4 (Image: AP)

Ministry of Health Spain announced for the first time in the past 2 months, the number of COVID-19 cases in this country has fallen below the high-risk threshold of 150 cases / 100,000 people according to the regulations of this agency. As of September 9, Spain recorded a total of 4,903,021 cases, including 85,218 deaths. With the vaccination rate reaching more than 70% of the population, the central and local governments of Spain have agreed to allow outdoor sports centers to increase the number of participants in September.

In Brother, The Scottish Parliament has approved a regulation from October 1 to issue a “passport” of a COVID-19 vaccine to people participating in high-risk activities such as nightclubs or music festivals. Accordingly, participants in large events or activities with large gatherings will have to present vaccination certificates.

On the same day, the Standing Immunization Agency of virtue (STIKO) has recommended that all pregnant women receive the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the agency, pregnant women are not only at risk of getting sicker from COVID-19 but also at risk of giving birth prematurely, so this group is recommended to be vaccinated immediately regardless of underlying medical conditions. or not.

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