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Covid-19 Philippines risks following India’s lead

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec25,2023 #Covid #India #Philippines
Covid-19 Philippines risks following India's lead 4
Covid-19 Philippines risks following India's lead 4

India, the second largest epidemic region in the world, continues to record more than 300,000 new nCoV infections within 24 hours.

`The current outbreak is extremely dangerous and contagious. Hospitals are overloaded,` Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, adding that a large public area in the capital will be converted into a hospital.

The capital New Delhi, the southern state of Karnataka and Maharashtra, the hardest-hit state, are under lockdown.

Important medical supplies began arriving in India on April 27, including a shipment of 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators from the UK.

A cremation area for Covid-19 patients in Allahabad city, India, on April 27.

Meanwhile in the Philippines, Dr. Rodrigo Ong, an expert from the independent research group OCTA specializing in forecasting the spread of Covid-19, said the country is `at a crossroads` with about 10,000 new infections each year.

He said the epidemic in the Philippines is in a `fragile balance`, with more than 80% of the country’s hospital beds in use.

The Philippine Ministry of Health on April 27 reported an additional 7,204 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 1,013,618, of which 16,916 people died, an increase of 63 cases.

Also in Southeast Asia, Cambodia recorded an additional 508 cases of nCoV infection and 3 deaths, bringing the total number of people infected with Covid-19 to 11,063, of which 82 people have died.

Although still accounting for the majority of new infections compared to other places, Phnom Penh only reported 248 cases, the lowest level in the past two weeks.

Laos recorded 75 new cases of nCoV infection in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases nationwide to 511, of which no deaths have been recorded.

Laos began tracing new Covid-19 clusters from the traditional Tet holiday, after two Thai men and a Lao woman illegally crossed the border into Savannakhet province on April 6.

In addition to the strict blockade, Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh also asked agencies at all levels to continue educating the community about the dangers as well as how to protect yourself and your family from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The US, the largest epidemic region in the world, reported 32,919,562 cases of infection and 587,282 deaths due to nCoV, an increase of 44,517 cases and 743 deaths compared to the previous day.

US President Joe Biden and federal health officials said on April 27 that people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no longer need to wear masks outdoors in most situations, except in crowded gatherings.

Unvaccinated people can also go out without masks at small outdoor gatherings, as long as their friends and family are fully vaccinated.

Brazil is the third largest epidemic area in the world with 14,441,563 infections and 395,022 deaths, an increase of 71,107 and 2,818 respectively.

Brazilian health management agency Anvisa on April 26 refused to import Russia’s Covid-19 Sputnik V vaccine, due to `inherent risks` and `serious` weaknesses due to lack of information to ensure safety.

Brazil’s vaccination program was judged to be a failure due to delays and failure to purchase vaccines, turning the country into one of the world’s most dangerous Covid-19 hotspots and pushing the national health system to the brink of collapse.

France, the fourth largest epidemic area in the world, recorded 5,534,313 cases of infection and 103,603 deaths, an increase of 30,317 and 333 respectively.

France’s key Covid-19 figures are showing some signs of improvement, after the country began its third round of nationwide lockdown at the end of March because of a spike in infections and deaths.

French President Emmanuel Macron hopes that this blockade, along with the accelerated vaccination campaign, will help improve the Covid-19 situation in the long term, facilitating the resumption of certain business and entertainment activities.

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