WHO warns that “the worst of the pandemic is yet to come”

Nthe day when six months are marked since the WHO received the first reports on cases of pneumonia unexplained in China, Tedros Ghebreyesus stated that “the reality is that this is still far from over”.

“Globally, to pandemic is accelerating “, overcoming the barriers of 10 million cases and 500 thousand deaths, he said.

In the case of a “fast and killer” virus, it is necessary to “avoid divisions” because “any differences can be exploited” by the new coronavirus, which appeared in Wuhanin China, where WHO will send “next week” a team to “understand how it started and what can be done in the future” for the world to prepare to deal with it.

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WHO warns that “the worst of the pandemic is yet to come”

Nthe day when six months are marked since the WHO received the first reports on cases of pneumonia unexplained in China, Tedros Ghebreyesus stated that “the reality is that this is still far from over”.

“Globally, to pandemic is accelerating “, overcoming the barriers of 10 million cases and 500 thousand deaths, he said.

In the case of a “fast and killer” virus, it is necessary to “avoid divisions” because “any differences can be exploited” by the new coronavirus, which appeared in Wuhanin China, where WHO will send “next week” a team to “understand how it started and what can be done in the future” for the world to prepare to deal with it.

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WHO warns that “the worst of the pandemic is yet to come”

Nthe day when six months are marked since the WHO received the first reports on cases of pneumonia unexplained in China, Tedros Ghebreyesus stated that “the reality is that this is still far from over”.

“Globally, to pandemic is accelerating “, overcoming the barriers of 10 million cases and 500 thousand deaths, he said.

In the case of a “fast and killer” virus, it is necessary to “avoid divisions” because “any differences can be exploited” by the new coronavirus, which appeared in Wuhanin China, where WHO will send “next week” a team to “understand how it started and what can be done in the future” for the world to prepare to deal with it.

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Still confused? The science behind the masks that protect Covid-19

At mAs the world reopens, we are required to wear a face mask in public spaces in order to reduce the likelihood of spreading the disease. Covid-19.

Despite the initial confusion, the World Health Organization, supported by science, is now safe: masks can help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and the more people use them, the better.

As we know that wearing a mask is effective in preventing Covid-19?

There are several studies that support the effectiveness of masks.

First, the category of laboratory studies on respiratory droplets and the ability to block various masks. One experiment claims that hundreds of droplets are generated by saying a simple sentence, but that almost all of these droplets were blocked when the mouth was covered with a damp cloth. Another study related to the flu and the common cold found that wearing a surgical mask significantly reduces the amount of respiratory viruses emitted in droplets and aerosols.

But the strongest evidence for masks comes from studies of real-world scenarios. A recent study published in Health Affairs, for example, compared the growth rate of Covid-19 before and after mask mandates at various locations in the United States. According to the study, the use of masks led to a slowdown in the daily growth rate of Covid-19, which has become more evident over time.

Another study looked at deaths from coronavirus in 198 countries and found that those with cultural norms or government policies that favor wearing masks had lower mortality rates.

Do masks protect the people who wear them or the people around them?

The best benefit is for other people. Masks can be more effective as a kind of ‘source control’, because they can prevent larger expelled droplets from evaporating into smaller droplets that can travel further.

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THE BALL – Filipe Nyusi extends State of Emergency for the third time (Mozambique)

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Guinea-Bissau PR dismisses five ministers from Nuno Nabian’s government

THE head of state dismissed the defense ministers, Sandji The fate, from the Interior, Botche Candé, Economy, Victor Mandinga, Agriculture, Abel da Silva Gomes, and Natural Resources and Energy, Jorge small.

“The functions of the exonerated ministers will be carried out by the prime minister until new appointments”, adds the decree, which entered into force today.

Sandji The fate, Victor Mandinga and Abel da Silva Gomes were elected deputies by the Movement for agingância Democratic Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Since-G15) and were part of the Government appointed by Umaro Sisoco EMBAL, after taking office as President of the country and dismissing the executive headed by Aristides Gomes.

Jorge small e Botché Candé they are deputies elected by the Social Renewal Party in the last legislatures.

When they joined the Government of Nuno Nabian they were not replaced in their seats as deputies, because there was no plenary session in the National People’s Assembly.

On Friday, another deputy from the PRS has been exonerated from directorGeneral of the Ports of Guinea-Bissau.

The parliament of Guinea-Bissau will meet from Monday until 07 August to discuss current political situation in the country and define who has a parliamentary majority.

Guinea-Bissau is experiencing a period of special political tension with the Guinean parliament divided into two blocs with both claiming a parliamentary majority and defending their right to form a government.

The political crisis worsened after there was no understanding between the various parties to form a Government, until 22 May, that respected the results of the 2019 legislative elections, won by the PAIGC.

The period given by the Economic Community of States of Africa Western (ECOWAS), which has mediated the political crisis in the country, has not been respected, June given by the Guinean head of state, Umaro Sisoco EMBAL.

The Guinean President, who admitted to dissolving parliament if there was no understanding between the various factions policies, now said it will wait for the plenary session scheduled for Monday, where it will be determined who has the parliamentary majority.

THE PAIGC won the legislative March 2019 without a majority and made a parliamentary incidence agreement with HELPPDGB, New Democracy Party and Union for Change, winning 54 out of 102 seats in parliament.

Early in the legislature, the leader of the HELPPDGB, Nuno Nabian, became incompatible with the PAIGC and joined the Movement for agingância Democratic (Since-G15), the country’s second political force, with 27 deputies, and the Social Renewal Party, which elected 21 deputies.

Despite the new alliance, four of the five deputies from HELPPDGB maintained their loyalty to the parliamentary incidence agreement signed with the PAIGC.

THE PAIGC confirmed today that it will not participate in the session scheduled for Monday.

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Aircraft carriers in exercises to support allies against claims

Nplanes and planes designed to accompany aircraft carriers Nimitz and Ronald Reagan began the exercises last Sunday, the 7th United States fleet, responsible for operations in the Indo-Pacific, said in a statement.

“The operations demonstrate our commitment to regional allies (…) and our readiness to face everyone who defies international standards,” said Rear Admiral George Wikoff, commander of Attack Group 5, in a statement.

“The Navy of USA it regularly carries out integrated operations of attack groups to support a free and open Indo-Pacific and to promote an international rule based on rules, in which each country can reach its potential without sacrificing sovereignty, “he added.

Southeast Asian leaders have also issued one of their strongest statements ever in opposition to China’s territorial claims of virtually the entire South China Sea.

The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations endorsed Vietnam’s position in a statement issued last Saturday.

“We reaffirm that UNCLOS [Convenção das Nações Unidas sobre o Direito do Mar], 1982, is the basis for determining maritime rights, sovereign rights, jurisdiction and legitimate interests over maritime zones “, the statement reads.

The Convention defines nations’ rights to the world’s oceans and demarcates exclusive economic zones where coastal states have the right to exclusive exploitation of fishing and fuel resources.

China has sought to block these statements, asking for support from Cambodia and other allies in the ASEAN.

The Secretary of Defense of the Philippines, Delfin Lorenzana, warned that any measure by China to establish an air defense identification zone over the South China Sea would be highly destabilizing.

Some countries in the region fear that China is considering creating an air defense identification zone in the South China Sea region, similar to what it did in 2013 in the East Sea.

This earlier statement was largely ignored, with USA among countries that said they would not cooperate with Chinese requirements.

China said the decision depends on how threatened it feels.

Lorenzana he considered that the Beijing decision would violate other countries’ rights to access their exclusive economic zones.

“They would continue to use these waters and airspace and would further increase tension, which may result in mishaps or miscalculations at sea and in the air “, he pointed out Lorenzana.

US Navy ships USA and Japan held joint exercises in the South China Sea on 23 June, bringing together two of China’s biggest military rivals.

The exercise was designed to “practice and improve the interoperability bilateral between the two navies “, explained the 7th Fleet of USA in a statement.

The exercises brought together the American combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Ships JS Kashima e Shimayuki JS Shimayuki (TV-3513)

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BALL – Iran asks Interpol for help to capture … Trump (Iran)

Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr accused the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and more than 30 others, for his involvement in the air strike, with a drone, on 3 January, which killed General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq.

According to the state news agency IRNA, Alqasimehr asked Interpol for a red warning to Donald Trump and the rest, which represents the highest level of urgency for the court order.

The United States carried out an air strike in Baghdad on January 3, which killed Qassem Soleimani, the general who oversaw operations in Iraq for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, increasing tensions between the two countries, which prompted Iranian forces to retaliate. with a ballistic missile attack against American troops present in the region.

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THE BALL – Africa with 12,140 more positive cases in 24 hours (Africa)

According to the African Union’s Disease Control and Prevention Center (Africa CDC), the number of people infected in Africa is 371,548, plus 12,140 cases in the last 24 hours, with an additional 201 deaths, bringing the total number to 9,484, It should be noted that another 5,350 people were recovered (totaling 178,407).

Southern Africa has the highest number of cases: 137,028 and counts 2,477 deaths, while North Africa leads in the number of deaths: 4,007 in 94,388 cases. West Africa accounts for 1,248 deaths out of 71,969 infected, East Africa reports 1,041 fatalities in 35,249 cases, while in Central Africa there are 711 deaths in 32,914 infections.

Egypt, the African country with the most fatalities, accounts for 2,708 deaths and 63,923 positive cases, followed by South Africa and Algeria, with 892 fatalities and 12,968 infected. Nigeria has 558 dead and 24,077 infected, and Sudan 572 deaths in 9,257 positive cases.

As for the Portuguese-speaking African countries, Guinea-Bissau has more infections: 1,614 and 21 fatalities. Cape Verde has 1,091 infections and 12 deaths, while Mozambique counts 839 infected patients and five dead (no changes in the last 24 hours).

São Tomé and Príncipe accounts for 713 cases and 13 deaths and Angola has 259 confirmed cases of covid-19 and 10 deaths.

Equatorial Guinea, which is part of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), has 2,001 cases and keeps 32 dead.

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China forces Uighur birth control to suppress population

UAn Associated Press investigation revealed a systematic practice to reduce birth rates among Muslim Chinese, after women uighurs denounced forced birth control.

The agency analyzed statistics and official documents and conducted interviews with 30 ex-detainees and a former instructor in a field of indoctrination in Xinjiang, in the extreme northwest of the country.

China is accused of holding about one million detainees uighurs in centers of political indoctrination in Xinjiang. Experts consider the campaign for the past four years to be a “demographic genocide”.

The State regularly submits minority women ethnic pregnancy tests and strength devices intrauterine (IUD), sterilizations and even abortions in hundreds of thousands, according to the AP.

Gulnar Omirzakh, an Kazakh born in China and the wife of a detained vegetable trader, she said she was forced to have an IUD after having her third child.

Two years later, in janeiro From 2018, four officers in military camouflage knocked on his door and gave him three days to pay a fine equivalent to 2,390 euros for having more than two children, otherwise he would also be detained in indoctrination camps.

Omirzakh ended up fleeing to the Kazakhstan.

“They want to destroy us as a people,” he accused, quoted by the AP.

According to official data, between 2015 and 2018, birth rates in the cities of Hotan e Kashgar, mainly used by uighurs, fell by more than 60%.

Xinjiang in recent years it has become one of the regions of China with the lowest population growth, when before it was one of those that registered the highest growth, according to the AP.

Beijing said earlier that the new measures are merely fair, allowing minorities ethnic have the same number of children as couples have.

Under the policy, however abandoned, of “a couple, a son”, the authorities forced the use of contraceptives, sterilization and abortions, but allowed minorities to have two children or three, if they were from a rural environment.

That changed with President Xi Jinping, China’s most authoritative leader in decades. Soon after his rise to power, the Government began to allow Han Chinese to Xinjiang had two or three children, as well as minorities.

In practice, however, the Chinese have are largely spared from abortions, sterilizations, or IUD insertions.

Fifteen uighurs e Kazakhs they told the AP that they knew people hospitalized or imprisoned for having many children, some were sentenced to decades in prison.

A former detainee, Tursunay Ziyawudun, said he received injections until you stop menstruate and was repeatedly beaten on the lower stomach during interrogations.

Ziyawudun said that women in the camp where she was held were required to have gynecology exams and get an IUD.

In 2014, just over 200,000 IUDs were inserted in Xinjiang. In 2018, that number rose more than 60%, to almost 330,000 IUDs. At the same time, the use of that device has dropped sharply in other parts of China as many women have started to removethe.

Chinese health statistics also show a rapid increase in sterilizations in Xinjiang.

Although sterilization rates have dropped in the rest of the country, they have gone up seven times in Xinjiang, between 2016 and 2018, for more than 60,000 procedures.

Although the program to adopt strategies of the one-child policy, the campaign taking place in Xinjiang differs by being ethnically directed.

“The intention may not be to completely eliminate the population uigur, but dramatically decrease its vitality, facilitating assimilation, “said Darren Byler, expert uighurs of the University of Colorado.

Some experts have a more drastic opinion.

“It’s genocide, full stop,” said the expert. uighurs Joanne Smith Finley, who works at Newcastle University in the UK.

“It is not immediate and shocking, like mass killing, but it is a slow and painful genocide,” he said.

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