Over 40,000 deaths in the United States and over 100,000 in Europe … One million people in Japan may be unemployed due to the epidemic

Over 40,000 deaths in the United States and over 100,000 in Europe … One million people in Japan may be unemployed due to the epidemic
April 20, 2020 No Comments News customjune.com

According to the latest real-time statistics from WHO, there are currently 2,245,872 cases of new coronary pneumonia diagnosed and 152,707 deaths worldwide, with more than 2.16 million cases diagnosed outside China.

As of 10 o’clock on April 19th, Central European summer time, there were 100938 deaths in the most severe European region.

Over 750,000 cases  diagnosed in the United States

Niu de Janeiro State epidemic or downward trend has emerged

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, as of 17:38 EST on the 19th, the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States rose to 755,533 and 40,463 deaths. The United States has become the country with the largest cumulative number of confirmed cases and deaths worldwide.

US Vice President: Will continue to encourage state governments to lift restrictions in steps

On the 19th local time, US Vice President Pence said that the federal government will continue to encourage the state government to ensure that the lives of individuals in individual states return to normal while ensuring safety. Pence also said that after opening all the testing laboratories in the states, he is confident that the states will have the conditions to lift the restrictions as soon as possible.

Mayor of New York: Many times for help but the federal government is indifferent 

In New York State and New York City, where the US epidemic is most severe, indicators such as the number of new deaths and the number of hospitalizations have recently shown a downward trend. New York State Governor Como said on the 19th that New York State “may have crossed the peak of the outbreak”, which shows that “maintaining social distance” measures have played a role in controlling the spread of the outbreak.

However, both Como and New York City Mayor De Blasio warned that the epidemic is far from over and we cannot relax our vigilance.

De Blasio also called on the U.S. federal government to take concrete actions to help states and local governments overcome difficulties. De Blasio said he had repeatedly appealed to the federal government for help, but he did not get a response from President Trump and Vice President Pence.

  • US media: a large number of new crown antibody test kits are in doubt

According to the “Washington Post” report, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has abandoned the review of new coronavirus antibody reagents, resulting in more than 90 such products being put on the market without supervision, causing widespread quality and effect concerns. According to reports, there are currently only four new detection reagents for coronavirus antibodies that have been approved by the FDA in the United States.

WHO and virologists warn that even qualified antibody reagents will not have sufficient test results to prove whether the person being tested will be infected again by the virus. Unqualified test kits are more likely to mislead the person being tested.

Britain is not considering lifting the epidemic prevention blockade

  • British Minister of Education: No plans to return students to school

Affected by the epidemic, the British school will be suspended from March 20th. According to the original plan, the school will begin the summer semester on April 20th. A few days ago, the British Secretary of Education Williamson said that only after ensuring that the epidemic is fully controlled and significantly alleviated can students return to school.

  • British government says it will not consider lifting anti-epidemic measures

For the media reported that “The British government is considering lifting the embargo,” the issue, the British Cabinet Office Minister Goff, 19, said the reality of the situation and recommendations are very clear, at this stage the British government would not consider lifting the current response to the epidemic and take Blockade measures.

Reduced intensive care cases in some European countries

Recently, the epidemic has shown signs of slowing down in some European countries. Intensive care cases in some countries have been declining for several days, the shortage of epidemic prevention materials has been alleviated, and restrictions have been appropriately relaxed.

  • Italy: After the epidemic is under control, it will enter the second stage of anti-epidemic

Special Commissioner for Italian Epidemic Emergency Response Committee Alcuuri said on the 18th that after the epidemic is under control, Italy will enter the second stage of anti-epidemic and resume some economic and social activities, but some control measures will continue to be implemented.

  • France’s “mask shortage” eased

On the 19th local time, French Minister of Health Welland said that thanks to the “air bridge” of mask transportation built by France and China and the expansion of the production capacity of French masks, the current shortage of masks in France has been alleviated. According to statistics, since March 30, France has imported 178 million masks.

Currently, France’s national “foot ban” has been extended to May 11. According to the plan, the French government will provide people with washable masks from May 11th, and will consider forcing people to wear them under certain circumstances such as taking public transportation . At present, more than 100 companies in France are producing such masks, and their weekly output is expected to reach 17 million by May 11. 

  • Spain’s new daily death data fell to below 500

Fernando Simon, director of the Emergency and Early Warning Coordination Center of the Spanish Ministry of Health, said that the single-day increase in confirmed cases was only 2.2%, and the new death data in a single day fell back to less than 500. These trends “make people hope, but still need to be cautious” .

Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez has announced that he will ask the parliament to extend the national emergency for two weeks to May 9th, and the parliament is expected to meet on Wednesday to discuss.

Sanchez expects that Spain will be able to “slowly move towards normal life” by May, and the government will gradually lift the ban cautiously.

Japan’s epidemic may cause millions of people out of work

Some Japanese experts said that the Japanese epidemic “may take two or three years to completely calm down . ” Japanese media analysts believe that this may overshadow the prospect of the Tokyo Olympics, which has been postponed to 2021.

  • Medical institutions in places with many shortages of materials face pressure 

In the past few days, the number of people diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia in Japan has continued to increase, and the number of hospital beds in medical institutions in many regions has been urgent, and there is a shortage of medical supplies and manpower.

According to a survey by the Kyodo News Agency, among 47 prefectures in Japan, 41 local governments stated that “masks and protective clothing were inadequate”, and 21 areas said “insufficient medical workers.” In 8 prefectures including Tokyo, Osaka, Ishikawa, and Hyogo, the number of vacant beds in the local area is less than 20%, which is a serious emergency.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has introduced measures to stop accepting patients with mild and asymptomatic infections from the 17th. These patients will be admitted directly to hotels provided by the government for isolation.

The epidemic may cause unemployment for millions of people. The unemployment rate will deteriorate to 3.9%

According to Kyodo News, due to the new crown pneumonia epidemic, Japan ’s economy has deteriorated, with informal employees as the mainstay, and consultations on dismissal and termination of contract have surged. Some Japanese economists predict that the number of unemployed will increase by more than 1 million during the year.

Taro Saito, Minister of Economic Research at the Japan Institute of Basic Research, predicts that the Japanese government ’s economic response is inadequate and the unemployment rate will deteriorate to 3.9%. It is estimated that the number of unemployed in the fourth quarter of 2020 will increase from 1.56 million in the same period in 2019 to 2.72 million.

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