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Covid-19 cases increased again in New York, schools closed

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Covid-19 cases increased again in New York, schools closed 1
Covid-19 cases increased again in New York, schools closed 1

The world recorded an additional 11,060 deaths due to Covid-19 on November 18, bringing the death toll from the pandemic to 1,353,663.

Students left school in Brooklyn, New York on November 18 after the school closure order.

The US, the world’s largest epidemic region, recorded 11,854,640 cases of infection and 256,076 deaths after reporting 175,117 and 2,001 additional cases, respectively.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on November 18 that 1,800 public schools in New York City – the largest school system in the US, must stop in-person teaching because cases have increased again.

US states and cities are imposing a series of new restrictions, including requiring people to stay home, not allowing indoor dining services and limits on gatherings as infections surge again across the country.

Epidemic prevention in the US is even more difficult when President Donald Trump has not yet recognized Joe Biden as president-elect and refuses to carry out power transfer procedures.

India, the second largest epidemic area in the world, reported an additional 45,439 cases of infection and 587 deaths, bringing the total number of people infected and dead from Covid-19 to 8,958,143 and 131,618 respectively.

The situation has become especially serious in New Delhi, which is experiencing the worst phase of the pandemic, causing many hospitals to be overwhelmed.

Brazil, the third largest epidemic area in the world, recorded 712 more deaths from nCoV, bringing the total number of deaths to 167,455.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that handling the pandemic would be easier and less expensive if investing in treatment drugs instead of vaccines, and continued to promote the anti-malaria drug chloroquine, despite much evidence that it was

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Europe remains the most heavily affected region, accounting for 46% of infections and 49% of new deaths last week.

France reported 2,065,138 cases and 46,698 deaths after recording an additional 28,383 cases and 425 deaths.

French Health Minister Olivier Veran said yesterday that the country is regaining momentum in controlling nCoV, but is not ready to relax restrictive measures.

President Emmanuel Macron’s government aims to end the blockade on December 1, but it could be extended if the situation does not improve quickly enough.

The UK reported an additional 19,609 cases and 529 deaths, bringing cases and deaths to 1,430,341 and 53,274 respectively.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into contact with a person confirmed positive for nCoV.

Germany recorded 20,801 new infections and 244 deaths, bringing infections and deaths to 854,533 and 13,492 respectively.

From November 2 to November 30, Germans are not confined to their homes, but are asked to avoid all non-essential travel, with only overnight stays allowed for `non-tourism purposes`.

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said the country could extend restrictive measures to prevent Covid-19 for another 4-5 months.

Russia, the world’s fifth largest epidemic region, recorded an additional 20,985 cases of nCoV infection and a record 456 deaths within 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections and deaths to 1,991,998 and 34,387 respectively.

Russian officials said that nCoV variants are appearing in the Siberian region of the country, and warned that they could make the epidemic more dangerous.

South Africa is the country most heavily affected by the pandemic in Africa, recording 757,144 cases of infection and 20,556 deaths, an increase of 2,888 and 124 cases respectively.

South Africa began easing restrictions to the lowest level in September, after the rate of new infections decreased, and opened its borders to international passengers from early October after a 6-month ban.

Iran, the largest epidemic region in the Middle East, reported 42,941 deaths, an increase of 480, out of a total of 801,894 cases, an increase of 13,421.

Even Iranian officials admit that official figures seem to be lower than the severity of the pandemic in the country.

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia is the largest epidemic area in the region with 478,720 cases, an increase of 4,265 compared to the previous day, of which 15,503 deaths, an increase of 110 cases.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said last week that the country plans to begin mass vaccination of medical staff and other frontline workers from next month, to curb the epidemic and support economic recovery, using

However, in a hearing before parliament yesterday, the head of Indonesia’s food and drug agency warned that they could not grant a license for this activity in time for the December deadline, because the data at that time was available.

The Philippines reported 412,097 cases of infection and 7,957 deaths, an increase of 1,383 and 95 cases respectively, making it the second largest epidemic area in the region.

Although the numbers have tended to decrease in recent weeks, Philippine Deputy Health Secretary Maria Rosario warned on November 16 not to be complacent.

The world is full of hope to defeat Covid-19 after the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, a German biotechnology company, announced that their Covid-19 vaccine is 95% effective in prevention.

Previously, American biotechnology company Moderna also announced that their potential vaccine was nearly 95% effective.

However, the World Health Organization’s director of emergencies Michael Ryan warned on November 18 that the vaccine will not arrive in time to defeat the second wave of Covid-19.

`I think it will take at least another 4-6 months before we can deploy vaccination on a significant scale,` he said.

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