Coronavirus: What happened around the world on Monday
As confirmed COVID-19 cases exceeded 3,000 for the third consecutive day, Vietnam imposed a two-week lockdown on its entire southern region from midnight on Sunday.
The blockade includes the Mekong Delta and the metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s financial and economic center, with a population of more than 35 million, accounting for nearly one-third of the population of Vietnam.
Officials said they must take action because after months of no recorded cases, the number of infections has reached nearly 50,000 since the outbreak re-emerged at the end of April.
Ho Chi Minh City, the center of the surge, announced a complete lockdown a week ago, but now more than 2,000 cases per day account for the majority of the country’s cases.
-From the Associated Press, the last update time is 7 am EST
What happened in tokyo
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said on Monday that a substitute member of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team tested positive for COVID-19 at a training camp in Japan.
USOPC did not say whether Olympic champion Simone Byers or any other popular team gold medal winner was quarantined because of contact tracing. In the Olympic Games postponed by the pandemic, the latest test was positive in the growing number of daily reports of athletes and others testing positive. The gymnast, who asked not to be named, is the first American.
Earlier, officials said that the third athlete in the Tokyo Olympic Village had tested positive for COVID-19, and the Czech Republic team reported the latest case of a player on the country’s beach volleyball team on Monday.
The COVID-19 cases of two South African male football players were announced on Sunday. Players who tested positive the day before and a team video analyst were transferred to the “isolation facility” managed by the Olympic Organizing Committee.
Their 21 close contacts around the South African team are now facing additional scrutiny before their first game against Japan in Tokyo on Thursday. The monitoring system includes daily testing, traveling in a dedicated vehicle, training separately from unaffected teammates, and being restricted to eating in one’s own room.
At the same time, according to local media reports, due to insufficient public support for the Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020 Olympic sponsor Toyota will not broadcast TV commercials related to the Olympics. Two-thirds of Japanese people suspect that during the COVID-19 pandemic. Can a safe Olympic Games be held?
The Olympic Games, which was postponed for a year due to the pandemic, are scheduled to officially open on Friday and will last until August 8.
According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Tracker, Japan has reported a total of 842,018 COVID-19 cases and the reported death toll is 14,993.
Tokyo reported 1,008 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, which is the 29th consecutive day higher than the previous 7 days. This is also the fifth consecutive day with more than 1,000 cases. The Olympic Games will be opened in Tokyo and three neighboring counties under a state of emergency.
-From the Associated Press, Reuters and CBC News, the last update time is 7:40 AM EST
What is happening around the world
As of early Monday morning, more than 190.4 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported globally. According to Johns Hopkins University, The reported death toll exceeds 4 million.
in AfricaThe Tunisian government decided to deploy armed forces to vaccinate people in areas with the most severe infection rates and areas with particularly low vaccination rates. Tunisia currently has one of the highest daily infection rates per capita in the world, and has reported the highest number of deaths per capita from a pandemic in Africa. According to Johns Hopkins University’s case tracking tool, a total of 546,233 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the country, of which 17,527 have died.
in EuropeOn Saturday, more than 100,000 people marched across France to protest President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to force health workers to vaccinate and require no COVID-19 certificate to enter places such as restaurants and movie theaters.
When nightclubs in England reopened on Monday, the corks burst, the beats rang, and dizzy revellers flooded the dance floor as the country lifted the pandemic after more than a year of lockdowns, masks and other pandemic-related restrictions. Part of the remaining restrictions.
For club regulars and nightclub owners, this moment lives up to the nickname “Freedom Day” given by the media. However, the big step to lift the blockade has made many Britons nervous and has also aroused the concerns of scientists. They said that when the number of infections is not falling but is soaring, the UK is entering uncharted territory through opening up.
Beginning Monday, British law no longer requires masks, and because the physical distance rule has been shelved, there is no limit on the number of people participating in theater performances or large-scale events.
inside AmericaMinneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neil Kashkari said that many economic sectors in the United States are facing rapid price increases and are struggling to adapt to reopening after the shutdown.
inside middle EastThe national news agency SPA quoted the Ministry of the Interior as saying that Saudi citizens need two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to travel abroad from August 9. The statement said that this decision was made based on a new wave of infections, new mutations, and “the inefficiency of a vaccination dose against these mutations” globally.
inside Asia Pacific The South Korean Prime Minister said on Sunday that as the country strives to contain the worst epidemic, South Korea will extend stricter restrictions on COVID-19 for private gatherings outside of downtown Seoul.
-From Reuters and Associated Press, the last update time is 6:55 am EST