Global nCoV cases exceed 103 million, WHO investigation team goes to Wuhan hospital

Global nCoV cases exceed 103 million, WHO investigation team goes to Wuhan hospital 3
Global nCoV cases exceed 103 million, WHO investigation team goes to Wuhan hospital 3

The world recorded 103,072,766 cases of infection and 2,226,563 deaths due to Covid-19, an increase of 532,456 and 13,286 cases respectively in the past 24 hours.

The World Health Organization (WHO) investigation team on January 30 visited Jinyintan hospital in the center of Wuhan city, Hubei province, China, where early treatment for Covid-19 patients is provided.

`This is an important opportunity to discuss directly with the doctors who were present at a critical time to fight Covid-19,` investigation team member Peter Daszak posted on Twitter.

The WHO investigation team arrived at Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, China on January 30.

After leaving the hospital, the group did not respond to the press.

The WHO said on January 29 that the group would be restricted from participating in visits organized by China and would not have any contact with community members.

The US, the largest epidemic region in the world, recorded an additional 119,808 cases of infection and 2,426 deaths, bringing the total number of infected people to 26,635,116 and 449,918 deaths.

Since recording the first Covid-19 case in January 2020, it took the US 311 days, or until November 27, 2020, to record 13 million cases.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on January 29 required all people to wear masks when traveling on planes, ships, subways, buses, taxis as well as at transportation centers.

The CDC emphasized that people who do not comply with the mask mandate could face criminal penalties, but they `encourage the public to volunteer` and expect assistance from other federal agencies.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s leading epidemiologist, warned that new strains of nCoV will continue to spread widely in the country in the spring and become the current dominant strain.

India, the second largest epidemic area in the world, reported an additional 12,845 cases of infection and 126 deaths, bringing the total number of people infected and dead from Covid-19 to 10,746,871 and 154,310 respectively.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on January 22 that India will be completely autonomous in its Covid-19 vaccine supply, in the context that the country has injected more than two million doses since starting the world’s largest vaccination campaign.

However, a large number of Indians decided not to get the Covid-19 vaccine, due to concerns about side effects following news of anaphylactic shock or death.

Brazil, the third largest epidemic area in the world, recorded an additional 1,170 deaths from Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 223,945.

Brazil’s Butantan Biomedical Center said on January 26 that about 8.5 million doses of CoronaVac vaccine, produced by China’s Sinovac company, will arrive on February 3, and hopes for a similar shipment.

Concerns about the pandemic situation in Brazil are now focused on the city of Manaus, Amazonas state.

Russia, the world’s fourth largest epidemic area, recorded an additional 19,032 cases of nCoV infection and 512 deaths, bringing the total number of infections and deaths to 3,832,080 and 72,697 respectively.

The mass vaccination campaign in Russia was launched on January 18.

The Russian government on January 25 said it had lifted the travel ban on Finland, Vietnam, India and Qatar.

The UK recorded an additional 1,200 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 105,571, while the number of infections increased by 23,275 compared to the previous day, to 3,796,088.

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the government is making efforts to vaccinate the most vulnerable people in society, as the country records more than 3,500 people hospitalized every day.

France, the sixth largest epidemic area in the world, recorded an additional 24,392 cases of infection and 242 deaths, bringing cases of infection and deaths to 3,177,879 and 75,862 respectively.

The situation raises fears of a third nationwide lockdown.

Iran, a serious epidemic area in the Middle East, recorded an additional 6,317 cases of infection and 82 deaths, bringing the total number of cases and deaths to 1,411,731 and 57,889 respectively.

Iran said on January 26 that it had approved Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for domestic use, and was working to buy vaccines from AstraZeneca and other companies.

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia is the largest epidemic area in the region with 1,066,313 cases, an increase of 14,518, of which 29,728 people died, an increase of 210. Experts say the actual number of infections in Indonesia could be three times higher.

Indonesian Health Minister Gunadi Sadikin said there will be improvements in anti-epidemic work, and called on people to comply with medical instructions.

However, some opinions believe that the Indonesian government should issue clearer regulations and implement more stringent epidemic prevention measures.

The Philippines, the second largest epidemic area in Southeast Asia, reported 523,516 cases of infection and 10,669 deaths, an increase of 2,109 and 71 cases respectively.

Due to the emergence of a more contagious nCoV variant from the UK in this country, President Rodrigo Duterte decided on January 25 to re-impose the ban on children 10-14 years old from leaving home, despite concerns that this would cause

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