(ANSA) – CARACAS, SEPTEMBER 24 – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó virtually intervened on behalf of Venezuela in the 75th general session of the UN: the first to attack United States policy and the second to ask the international community to consider “appropriate actions” to restore freedom to Venezuelans.
In his speech Maduro accused the US of being “a threat to global peace” with its violations of the principles of international law and the United Nations Charter.
“We want to tell the supremacist government in Washington – he later said – that the world is watching it, and that it can still return to the rules of international law, overturning the discredit and malaise that its arbitrariness and arrogance cause”.
By continuing to follow the path of violating the UN charter, he continued, for the US there will be isolation, discredit and condemnation by the peoples “.
For his part, Guaidó, self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, reminded UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of his 2018 statement, according to which “the fundamental principles mean little if they are not applied when necessary”.
The opposing leader then underlined that with the help of international allies, mechanisms of “preventive diplomacy” have been used in recent years, but that “we have almost reached the end of the options available to solve the problem using peaceful and diplomatic mechanisms”.
Therefore, “today I ask the representatives of the member states to take responsibility for assisting the legitimate government of Venezuela in its mission to protect the Venezuelan people, and to consider a strategy that contemplates other options after the diplomatic path is exhausted. the moment – he concluded – for opportune and decisive actions “. (ANSA).
The Grouping of Health Centers (ACES) of Médio Tejo registered five new patients by covid-19 in the last 24 hours, two of which in Torres Novas, one in Entroncamento, one in Ourém, and another in Tomar. Today there are 270 people under active surveillance in the region, 96 of whom are in Entroncamento. Today, Portugal counts five more deaths related to covid-19 and 463 new cases of infection, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
In the 11 counties of ACES Médio Tejo, with a total of 613 confirmed cases, Tomar registers 151 positive cases, Ourém has 133, Entroncamento 91, Torres Novas has 77, Abrantes 73, Mação 33, Alcanena 25, Vila Nova da Barquinha 12, Ferreira do Zêzere 9, Constância 6 and Sardoal maintains 3 cases.
At ACES Médio Tejo, the municipality of Entroncamento today has 88 people under active surveillance, followed by Ourém (55), Tomar (48), Torres Novas (35), Mação (21), Abrantes (15), Alcanena (4), Ferreira do Zêzere, Sardoal and Vila Nova da Barquinha (2). The municipality of Constância is the only one without active surveillance. This ACES registers today an accumulated total of 613 infected people (+5), 447 recovered (-), 270 people under active surveillance (-2) and 17 deaths (-).
With about 250 thousand inhabitants, the 13 municipalities of the Middle Tejo today add up to a total of 642 (+15) confirmed cases of infection by the new coronavirus (613 in ACES Médio Tejo and 29 in ACES Pinhal Interior Sul), 457 people recovered (- ) and 17 deaths (-).
At ACES in Pinhal Interior Sul, Vila de Rei has had a case of infection since the beginning of the pandemic. Sertã has an accumulated total of 28 confirmed cases.
Across the 13 municipalities of the Middle Tejo, there are 482 cases of infection recorded in the post-confinement period, 333 more than those reported in the initial phase of containment of the disease.
In Alto Alentejo, Gavião registered in August the only nine cases of covid-19. Ponte de Sor has an accumulated total of 23 positive cases (+1). At least five of the cases relate to people who do not reside in the municipality and who have not updated their tax residency, so the municipality only reports the occurrence of 18 cases.
Lezíria do Tejo, in turn, has an accumulated total of 973 patients (+11), of which 372 cases in the municipality of Santarém (+3), according to data from the Regional Network. Today, Chamusca has a total of 21 patients (+1), including one death to be regretted, and Golegã has a total of 18 infections (+3) * data being updated due to the outbreak at the Mendes Godinho factory. The region of Lezíria registers 31 deaths, 18 of which in Santarém.
The Santarém district has an accumulated total of 1586 cases (973 in Lezíria do Tejo and 613 in ACES Médio Tejo), and a total of 48 deaths (31 in Lezíria and 17 in ACES Médio Tejo). Lezíria do Tejo has a total of 750 recovered patients (+15) and ACES Médio Tejo has 447 (+17), which gives a total of 1197 people recovered from the virus.
Portugal with five more dead and 463 new cases in the last 24 hours
Today, Portugal counts five more deaths related to covid-19 and 463 new cases of infection, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS). Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has already registered 1,925 deaths and 69,663 cases of infection.
DGS indicates that three deaths were recorded in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region and two in the North region. 40,418 contacts are under surveillance, 46 less than on Monday
The data also indicate that 546 people with covid-19 are admitted to hospitals (28 more compared to Monday), of which 70 (nine more) are in intensive care units.
In the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, where the highest number of infections occurs in the country, 198 new cases were reported, accounting for 35,641 cases of infection and 734 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
The North region now has 191 more cases, now totaling 25,099, with 877 dead. In the Centro region, there were 36 more cases, with 5,687 infections and 257 deaths recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. In Alentejo, 12 more cases of covid-19 were registered, totaling 1,352 cases and 23 dead so far. The Algarve region has today reported 21 more cases of infection, adding up to a total of 1,442 cases and 19 deaths by covid-19.
In the autonomous region of the Azores, two cases were registered in the last 24 hours, adding 254 infections and 15 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Madeira registers three more cases, accounting for 208 infections, with no deaths to date.
In the last 24 hours, 238 patients recovered, so that 45,974 people have already overcome the infection since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal. Confirmed cases are distributed across all age groups, with the highest number of infections between 20 and 59 years of age, with a slight highlight in the 40 to 49 age group.
In total, the new coronavirus has already affected at least 31,511 men and 38,152 women in Portugal, according to the declared cases. Of the total fatalities, 972 were men and 953 women. The largest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in people over 80 years of age.
The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed at least 965,760 deaths and more than 31.3 million cases of infection in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.
After Europe succeeded China as the center of the pandemic in February, the American continent is now the one with the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.
c / LUSA
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TAHDZIÚ, Yuc. (apro) .- The State Secretary of Health (SSY) confirmed the suicide of a young medical intern at the Medical Unit of this town.
The victim, identified with the initials KJGK, 25 years old, was originally from Mérida, and for about a month she was assigned by the Institute of Health and Wellbeing (Insabi) to the clinic in this municipality, one of the poorest from the continent, where until yesterday he was seen working.
This morning, employees of the health center found the young woman dead, suspended from the ventilator in her office, for which they gave notice to the authorities of the Ministry of Health and the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE).
In a bulletin, the SSY regretted the fact and pointed out that, with the support of Mental Health professionals from the dependency, they carry out comprehensive actions to support family members, “who will be given the necessary help to carry out the procedures corresponding to the State Attorney General’s Office, where the rigorous legal procedure will be given.
KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. The Ministry of Transportation has issued Regulation of the Minister of Transportation Number 59 of 2020 concerning Safety of Cyclists on the Road. The regulation contains several restrictions for cyclists driving on the road.
The prohibition is listed in article 8 letters a to f. Prohibitions loaded include, among others, first, cyclists driving on the road are prohibited from allowing their bicycle to be pulled by a motorized vehicle at a speed that endangers safety on purpose.
Secondcyclists are prohibited from carrying passengers, unless the bicycle is equipped with a passenger seat at the back of the bicycle.
Thirdcyclists are prohibited from using or operating a mobile electronic device while driving, except by using a hearing device.
Fourth, cyclists are prohibited from using umbrellas while driving. Fifth, cyclists are prohibited from side by side with other vehicles, unless otherwise specified by traffic signs.
Sixth, cyclists are prohibited from riding in a row with more than two bicycles.
Director General of Land Transportation Budi Setiyadi also said that there are several requirements that must be met by a bicycle, namely having a fender, bell, brake, lamp, red reflector, white or yellow reflector and pedals.
Even so, the use of fenders is exempted for racing bicycles, mountain bikes and other types of bicycles in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations.
Then, the use of lights and reflecting devices is installed at night and in certain conditions, where visibility is limited due to darkness, heavy rain, tunnels and / or fog.
“In addition, to ride a bicycle safely at night, cyclists must turn on the lights and use reflective attributes, wear footwear and understand and comply with traffic procedures,” Budi said in a written statement, Friday (18/9).
Not only that, it also states that bicycles operated on the road must also be based on Indonesian National Standards. This Indonesian National Standard is implemented in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations.
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MÉRIDA, Yuc. (appro). – Students from the Faculty of Medicine once again attacked the authorities of the Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY), this time due to the recent suicide of one of their colleagues at the Tahdziú clinic, where she was doing her residency.
For reasons presumably related to her career, the young intern, KJGK, 25 years old and originally from Mérida, took her own life on September 15 in her office at the Tahdziú medical center, a municipality that by the way is among the most impoverished of the continent.
The case unleashed the anger and indignation of the students who once again filled social networks with accusations and reproaches against the authorities of the UADY and its Faculty of Medicine for the lack of interest and lack of support towards their students.
Although the girl’s death was made public on September 15, it was until the next day that the Faculty of Medicine issued a statement on the matter.
In a statement, the Faculty of Medicine expressed that it was “deeply moved by the death of the intern, KJGK, who was rendering her social service at the Tahdziú Medical Unit.”
He assured that university authorities in coordination with personnel from the Subdirectorate of Mental Health and Education of the Ministry of Health “are already taking the pertinent actions.”
“The irreparable loss of a young doctor fills us with consternation and mourns the entire community of the Faculty,” he reiterated.
He argued that “Medicine is an arduous, hard and demanding career that demands the maximum of our abilities”, and stated: “At the Faculty we understand it that way and that is why our psychopedagogical department provides support to our students every day to prevent moments crisis ”.
Finally, he endorsed his commitment “to the comprehensive, humanistic and responsible training of students”, for which he asked heads of teaching and teachers “to maintain close communication with students and make available to those who require it, the services of the professionals who work in the psycho-pedagogical department of our dependency ”.
However, such a statement stirred the anger of the students, who questioned the sayings of their authorities who, with the campaign “UADY, I do not believe you anything”, reproached a string of situations suffered by students of that maximum house of studies.
The flow of complaints from medical students includes various types of human rights violations, exploitation, excessive pressure, mistreatment, harassment.
“The department of psychopedagogy is a joke, I say it from my own skin and I know it from that of many colleagues. ‘If you can’t unsubscribe’, this has been said over and over again to students, to all those who at some point have a crisis.
Where is the humanist side? Where was the empathy? Are you moved? What if they do something about it with those doctors who only humiliate their interns? Or how about those teachers who have different colored hair or tattoos that won’t turn you down? Why don’t they do something with all the staff who are sexist and misogynistic? ”, Refuted a student.
“Don’t become a School of Medicine. Nobody puts a Civil Engineer intern to supervise ONLY the construction of a bridge. No career puts an intern to be 24 HOURS X 6 DAYS A WEEK AWAY FROM ALL SOCIAL CONTACT OTHER THAN HIS JOB “, reproached another of the nonconformists.
And he assured that the deceased doctor asked for help and “they told him to stay.”
Last April, the Faculty of Medicine came into conflict with its interns after seven of them filed a claim for protection for having been dropped from the school for refusing to return to the institutions to which they had been assigned due to the lack of security guarantees to reduce the risk of contracting covid-19.
The survey was conducted in 13 prosperous, democratic countries by the American think tank Pew Research Center. In several of the countries, the view of the USA is at the lowest level since the measurements began.
In only one of the countries, South Korea, is a majority that has a mainly positive view of the United States. Here the proportion is 59 percent.
In Britain, historically a very close ally of the United States, 41 percent of those surveyed say they have a positive view of the country. This is the lowest level since the research on the topic began two decades ago.
The corresponding proportions in France and Germany are 31 and 26 per cent, about the same level as during the Iraq invasion in 2003.
Norway is not included in Pew’s survey, but Sweden and Denmark are included.
The pandemic is affecting
“Part of the decline in the past year is related to how the United States has dealt with the coronavirus pandemic,” writes the Pew Research Center.
Only 15 percent of those surveyed in the 13 countries believe the United States, which has registered about 200,000 deaths linked to covid-19, has done a good job of tackling the pandemic.
However, a majority of the respondents have a positive view of the efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO), and also the efforts in their own country.
A total of 13,273 people were asked in the survey, which was conducted in the period from 10 June to 3 August. The United States is not among the 13 countries covered by the survey.
Merkel looks the best
Pew has also asked what confidence people have in different world leaders.
German Prime Minister Angela Merkel is coming out on top, with a median of 76 percent trusting her. A majority also has confidence in French President Emmanuel Macron.
Opinions are fairly evenly divided about British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, while Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping get bad shots – but not as bad as Donald Trump, which is at the bottom of Pew’s list. 16 percent of those surveyed say they trust the US president.
Trump has the highest reputation in Japan, where 25 percent say they trust him. The lowest support is registered in Belgium, where the proportion is 9 percent.
The survey also shows ideological differences. Those who support right-wing populist parties are more often positive about Trump than those who do not.
In Spain, for example, 45 percent of those who support the Vox party are positive about Donald Trump. Among the other parties’ voters, only 7 percent are positive about the president.
Among the Sweden Democrats ‘voters, 33 percent are positive about Trump, while among the other parties’ voters, 7 percent are positive here as well.
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Cameroon Nahar says that after a while she lost count of how many dead were thrown overboard. Nahar is among the several hundred Rohingya who now tell about what they experienced when they set out on their journey from Bangladesh in March.
She says mothers and children lost their lives when illness spread on the ship.
– The suffering was terrible. The crew tortured us, they beat and cut us, a male survivor tells the news agency AFP.
– We were told that we would reach Malaysia within seven to eight days. Instead, we floated around in the ocean for months, he says.
On September 7, they arrived in the Indonesian province of Aceh.
Many of the Rohingya had paid up to 2,400 dollars, over 20,000 kroner, for a place on the ship. But in an effort to pressure family and friends for more money, many were held hostage for months on the high seas in Southeast Asia.
– The human traffickers are said to have demanded as much as 5,000 ringgit, over 10,000 kroner, reports the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) in Jakarta in a report.
According to the report, the smugglers used smaller boats to carry food and water on board the ship. Survivors say they sometimes only got a handful of rice and a glass of water a day.
Those who have arrived in Indonesia probably have relatives who have paid the ransom. Several of the women on the ship are said to have been married off to men in Malaysia, who are believed to have financed the trip.
Several hundred died
According to the latest descriptions from survivors, as many as 100 people may have lost their lives. The exact number is unknown, but agrees with calculations from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR. They estimate that hundreds of Rohingya may have died at sea this year.
In recent years, the Muslim Rohingya population has lived in overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh. Since 2016, hundreds of thousands have fled Myanmar, where they have been subjected to systematic violence and repression by the country’s security forces and the Buddhist majority population.
In recent years, many have tried to land with a Muslim majority, such as Malaysia and Indonesia.
“We were in pain in Myanmar and could not find any peace,” said Mahmud Syakir, who left the Bangladesh refugee camp in an attempt to reunite with his sister in Malaysia.
– I’m poor and orphaned. I only have one sister, but I have no opportunity to reach her, he says.
MEXICO CITY (apro) .- The pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly announced that the combination of its rheumatoid arthritis treatment baricitinib with remdesivir reduced the recovery time in hospitalized patients with covid-19.
Eli Lilly explained that during the Covid-19 Adaptive Treatment Trial (ACTT-2), researchers observed a reduction of approximately one day in the mean recovery time of patients treated with baricitinib combined with the substance remdesivir, compared to those who were only treated with remdesivir, therefore they rated the finding as statistically significant.
The study, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the US National Institute of Health (NIH), included more than 1,000 patients and began on May 8 to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a dose. of 4 mg baricitinib plus remdesivir versus remdesivir in hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
According to Eli Lilly, the combination met the primary endpoint of reduced recovery time, which was defined as that the participant was well enough for hospital discharge, meaning that they no longer needed supplemental oxygen or care continued in the hospital, or was no longer hospitalized on the 29th.
Eli Lilly reported that additional analysis is underway to understand other clinical outcome data, including mortality and safety data, and that NIAID is expected to publish full study details in a peer-reviewed journal.
Eli Lilly also indicated that he plans to discuss the emergency use authorization of the combination with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and explore similar measures with other regulatory agencies for baricitinib as a treatment. of hospitalized patients with covid-19. If authorized, the company will propose make baricitinib available through commercial channels and will work with hospitals and governments to ensure patient access.
LIMA, Sep 12 (Reuters) – The presidents of Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia, members of the Andean community, on Saturday expressed concern about the political situation in Peru as President Martín Vizcarra faces an attempt to remove him from office.
In a statement signed by the presidents of Colombia, Iván Duque; from Ecuador, Lenín Moreno and from Bolivia, Jeanine Añez, the community said that the events that have been occurring in Peru threaten the stability and governance of the neighboring country.
“We call on your authorities to avoid actions that could jeopardize the legitimate exercise of power and the democratic institutional political process in that sister country, guaranteeing the appropriate conditions for the development of the general elections next year,” they stated in the statement.
“The population faces hard times due to this pandemic that must be faced in unity and with the responsibility that the situation demands. The people deserve that their authorities concentrate their efforts on creating conditions that allow the fight against the virus, ”added the regional bloc.
The Andean community added that the leaders of the group encouraged Peru to seek a prompt solution to this situation, based on dialogue, within the framework of the current constitutional order and in strict adherence to the balance of powers.
The Peruvian Congress, which approved by 65 votes in favor the request to initiate a political trial against the President, has summoned Vizcarra to present his defense on Friday. To approve the dismissal, 87 votes of the 130 legislators are required.
Report by Marco Aquino; Edited by Ricardo Figueroa
– I have said that there are three phases in a minister’s life, Bent Høie says to NTB.
– The first is when you are brand new. Then you think you can not do this. Then there is the phase where you acknowledge that this is actually going pretty smoothly. And then there’s the last phase, where you think no one else can do the job. And then you have to quit.
He is not resigning as Minister of Health and Care Services yet. But on Friday, Høie resigns after ten years as second deputy leader of the Conservative Party. If everything goes according to plan, the national assembly will choose Tina Bru to take over.
A long perspective
But the incoming deputy leader should probably be patient, Høie believes.
– If you want to be deputy leader of the Conservative Party, then you must have a long perspective. I have been there for ten years, and now I wish Tina Bru good luck with the next ten together with Erna and Jan Tore in the management, he says jokingly.
Erna Solberg has been chair of the Conservative Party since 2004 and Jan Tore Sanner as deputy chair since 2008. Both are running for re-election at the national meeting.
Høie, on the other hand, is scheduled to take over as county governor in Rogaland after the election next autumn. But he has opened up to continue as Minister of Health and Care Services if the Conservatives win the election… and if Solberg wants him.
– There are very many others in the Conservative Party who can do this job, says Høie.
– I think I do the job I have, as long as I have it.
The Prime Minister himself keeps the door open to let Høie sit and emphasizes how important it has been to have experienced ministers on the team during the corona crisis.
– Bent has very long experience of being Minister of Health. It is a strength in a difficult situation that you have the knowledge, that you know the sector and have the authority in the sector that makes you get things done, says Solberg to NTB.
She says she is sorry that Høie is now disappearing from the party leadership.
Bent is best known to people as Minister of Health. But he is also a general politician who is concerned with many other issues, and he is an important strategic thinker in the Conservative Party, says Solberg.
– I am happy that I will still have him as Minister of Health in the government.