Beijing, over half a million in lockdown – The situation in Beijing remains “serious and complex” after the new rebound of the infections in recent weeks: local authorities have ordered the lockdown for almost half a million people in an area close to the city to avoid a second wave. The confinement took place in the canton of Anxin, 60 km south of Beijing, in the northern province of Hebei. Eleven cases related to the outbreak of the epidemic in Beijing have in fact been identified in that area, the semi-official Global Times newspaper reported.
Great Britain, red zone risk in Leicester – Leicester, in England, is in danger of being placed in lockdown due to an increase in coronavirus cases, British Interior Minister Priti Sushil Patel has announced to the BBC. “Health Minister Matt Hancock – he explains – has launched a series of measures in support of Leicester such as carpet tests and resources to local authorities”. In the city there are 658 new cases in two weeks for an outbreak in a food company and gatherings outside restaurants and kiosks.
New wave in Israel – “A new wave” of the coronavirus pandemic has started in Israel. Health Minister Yoel Edelstein said this after an initial ministerial consultation on the fight against Covid. Edelstein said he proposed new restrictive measures to religious events and limitations on prayers and other groupings. “Measures – he explained – that will help stop the virus now without having to resort to a lockdown”.
Australia, new outbreaks in Melbourne – New anti-coronavirus lockdown measures could be imposed in Melbourne after 49 cases of Covid-19 were identified on Saturday, the highest number since April. Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has announced that he is considering whether to ask citizens to stay home in the next few days. In the rest of Australia the virus has almost completely disappeared. In the west of the country there was only one new case, in New South Wales three and they were all people who had returned from abroad. Zero infections in Queensland and the south. In Victoria there are 2,028 cases at the moment.
Outbreak born from the exchange of a lighter? And one of the new coronavirus outbreaks in Melbourne, as reported by the premier, may have been caused by the exchange of a lighter among hotel employees. “They kept their distance but passed the lighter,” said Daniel Andrews at the press conference, adding that the same employees always drove together “thus being much closer to each other than is desirable.”
The cases in Latin America – Meanwhile, no encouraging news from Latin America of a contraction of the pandemic: in the last 24 hours, in fact, the infections have increased to 2,421,046 (+63,092) and the deaths are now 110,457 (+2,506). Brazil still leads today’s increase both in cases of +38.693, which brings the total to 1.313.667 infected, and in victims (+2.506, 110.457). The South American giant is followed by Peru and Chile.
Colombia beats Cina – Colombia recorded 4,149 new cases on Saturday: this is the third daily record in a week with a balance that brings the total number of infections to 88,591. The South American country thus exceeds China in number of cases. At the same time, CNN reports, Covid-19 deaths increased to 2,939 in Colombia (+128 compared to Friday).
The numbers of the CIna – China has registered 17 other cases in the last 24 hours, of which three “imported” and 14 of internal origin in Beijing: the National Health Commission announced. According to the NHC, reports CNN, China has registered a total of 83,500 infections and 4,634 deaths to date.
In Russia 9 thousand dead – In Russia the death toll has exceeded the 9,000 threshold: this is what emerges from the count of Johns Hopkins University. According to data from the American university, 9,060 people died in Russia out of a total of 633,542 confirmed infections. There are 398,311 people healed.