In Southeast Asia, Laos recorded 198 new cases, bringing the total number of cases in this country to 17,555 cases, including 16 deaths. The Lao Ministry of Health emphasized that the world epidemic situation is still complicated, while many provinces in Laos continue to record clusters of epidemics in the community. The Lao Ministry of Health said that it is considering upgrading the risk of infection in some localities if strict measures continue and people do not cooperate in strictly observing infection prevention principles. Disease.
Cambodia recorded 629 new cases, bringing the total number of cases in this country since the beginning of the epidemic season to over 100,000 cases (specifically 100,133 cases), including 2,049 deaths. Among the provinces with a high number of COVID-19 cases, Battambang province was the hardest hit with at least 252 new cases at the Kamrieng market outbreak in this province. The development of the COVID-19 epidemic in Cambodia has tended to worsen since September 10 with an increase in the number of infections among Cambodian workers returning from Thailand and the number of Delta variant infections in Phnom Penh as well as across the country continuing to grow. continue to increase. Currently, Cambodia is gradually approaching the goal of achieving herd immunity when nearly 98% of people aged 18 and over have been vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
A survey conducted by the Ministry of Health Thailand The implementation showed that the number of fully vaccinated people in this country who died from COVID-19 epidemic accounted for only 0.8% while 64.6% were unvaccinated people, 20.2%, could not be distinguished. classified in any particular group because of no vaccination records in the database or because of conflicting information. To date, more than 27 million people across Thailand have received at least one dose of the vaccine and about 12 million have received a second shot. Thailand on the morning of September 13 announced that it recorded 12,583 new infections, the lowest level since July 21, bringing the total number of infections so far to 1,394,756, and an additional 132 deaths, bringing the total. The number of deaths increased to 14,485.
A woman is vaccinated against COVID-19 on the island of Phuket (Image: AP)
Indonesia recorded an additional 2,577 new cases, the lowest level since mid-May, bringing the total number of infections in this Southeast Asian country since the outbreak in early March 2020 to now to 4,170,088 cases. Indonesia also recorded an additional 276 deaths from COVID-19, the lowest since June 17, bringing the total number of deaths to 139,165. According to official statistics, the COVID-19 epidemic in Indonesia tends to decrease gradually from the beginning of August until now.
In South KoreaThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs of this country on September 13 decided to extend the warning “Special attention on tourism” until the end of October 13. This warning applies to all countries and territories worldwide. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea said it will continue to collect opinions from the epidemic prevention agency, relevant departments and diplomatic missions of Korea located abroad, and at the same time consider the vaccination rate. COVID-19 both at home and abroad, as well as an agreement to recognize the certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 vaccine with countries to move towards the gradual lifting of this order.
Government Japan confirmed that more than 50% of the country’s population has received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. If vaccination rates are maintained at the current rate, by the end of this month, more than 60% of Japan’s population will be vaccinated in full doses, and if the vaccination rate reaches 80%, it will have a significant impact on efforts. current epidemic. With growing expectations of the proportion of people being vaccinated with full doses, the Japanese government is expected to relax recommendations on travel as well as major events in November this year.
The team of nurses and doctors at the vaccination center was mobilized from military hospitals across Japan (Photo: AP)
In India, the complacency of a part of the population when seeing a decrease in the number of cases and deaths in the country is causing concern that many people may skip the second dose of the vaccine, affecting vulnerable groups of people by the pandemic. Translate. To date, India has administered more than 744 million doses of the vaccine, with 60% of the 944 million adult population having received at least one dose and 19% having received two. After recording the highest number of cases and deaths from COVID-19 in the world in the past two months and five months, the number of new cases in India has remained stable at about 40,000 cases/day while The number of deaths also decreased sharply. So far, the South Asian country has 33.26 million cases of the disease, including 442,874 deaths.
Australia September 13 announced the easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions for people in Sydney who have had enough vaccines, allowing people to go camping in small groups, for the first time in months. . Under Prime Minister Morrison’s plan to bring the country out of the pandemic, Australia will begin to reopen in phases, when 70% of adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Australia recorded an additional 1,745 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to more than 75,300 cases.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister New Zealand Jacinda Ardern announced to continue maintaining a blockade measure in this country’s largest city Auckland to control the spread of the Delta variant. New Zealand recorded 33 more Delta variant infections. All new infections are in Auckland. Currently, this Oceania country has a total of 3,593 cases of COVID-19.
According to data from health officials virtue announced on September 13, there were 5,511 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths, up from 4,749 cases per 100,000 people recorded a week earlier. To date, about 65.5% of people in Germany have had at least one shot and 62.2% have been fully vaccinated. This means that about 34% of the population has not been vaccinated. From October 11, Germany will stop free testing. The decision is said to make it difficult for unvaccinated people to participate in public activities.