Not only India! The mutated strain is spreading, and the number of infections in many countries is soaring again
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Update time : 2021-05-07 15:36:28
The more infectious mutated new coronavirus is spreading on a large scale around the world, putting many countries under great pressure on epidemic prevention and control. The multiple mutant strains from India, for many developing countries, may make the situation in many countries experiencing a new wave of epidemic worse.
According to Bloomberg statistics, according to the month-on-month change in the number of new infections recorded last month, Laos ranked first with an increase of 22,000%, followed by Nepal and Thailand with an increase of more than 1,000%. In addition, Bhutan, Trinidad, Cambodia, etc. also experienced rapid growth.
In addition to Southeast Asia, the epidemic prevention and control in Latin America is also very severe. The latest data shows that Brazil has added 24,619 new cases of new coronary pneumonia in the last 24 hours, 983 new deaths, and the number of confirmed cases is close to 15 million.
The cumulative number of cases in Argentina is second only to Brazil, exceeding 3 million, and the growth rate is still accelerating. It took 230 days to reach 1 million confirmed cases, and it took only 81 days to increase from 2 million to 3 million confirmed cases. Since April, Argentina has been infected with multiple variants of new coronaviruses found in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, and the United States.
To make matters worse, cases of infection with India's mutant virus have been detected in many countries.
According to CCTV News, Malaysia has confirmed the first case of infection with multiple mutant strains found in India in Malaysia. On May 2, Malaysian Health Minister Azam pointed out that Malaysia had the first highly contagious confirmed case of multiple variant strain B.1.617.1 found in India. The patient entered the country from India. On the same day, the Ministry of Health of Jordan also confirmed that three cases of mutated new coronavirus infections discovered in India have been confirmed in Jordan.
The latest news is that Indonesia has also found cases of infection with the Indian variant strain. Indonesian Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin stated on May 3 that Indonesia has found two cases of infection with the Indian variant strain, namely the multiple variant strain B.1.617.1.
In addition to countries that have found cases of multiple variant strains in India, many countries have also maintained a high degree of vigilance against cases of new crown infections from India.
The latest data shows that on May 4, there were 357,229 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in India. This is also the 13th consecutive day that the number of new confirmed cases in a single day has remained above 300,000. The total number of confirmed cases has exceeded 20 million, reaching 20,282,833. .
In order to prevent the import of mutated strains of the new crown in India, Singapore has tightened control measures. The Ministry of Health of the country said in a statement on Tuesday that the limit on the number of people in group gatherings from May 8 to May 30 will be reduced from 8 to 5, and the upper limit of the number of employees who can work from home can return to the office is 75. % Is lowered to 50%. At the same time, the quarantine time for immigrants will be increased from the current 14 days to 21 days (except for a few from low-risk areas).
At the same time, Singapore will also strengthen the number of live performances and business meetings and other events, and suspend sports events with a large number of people.
Faced with the out-of-control epidemic in India, Thailand’s “Bangkok Post” recently pointed out that a group of Thais who had recently returned to Thailand from India tested positive for the new crown virus, and the Thai health department is urgently confirming whether they have been infected with the Indian mutant strain.
According to worldometer statistics, the number of new cases of new crown cases in Thailand has increased rapidly since mid-April. Among them, 2839 new cases were added on April 24, a record high.
In view of the development of the new round of the epidemic, Thailand has just loosened its entry and epidemic prevention policy for less than a month and has tightened again. Xinhua News Agency reported that Thailand's New Crown Epidemic Management Center announced on the 29th that the quarantine period for overseas entry will be restored to 14 days from May 1st, and that the country has once again upgraded epidemic control measures. Prior to this, the Thai Embassy in India stated in a statement on April 26 that it would suspend the issuance of entry permits for non-Thai people departing from India.
According to statistics from Yong Poovorawan, director of the Clinical Virus Center of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, based on a sample of 500 people, 98% of infections in Thailand came from a mutant strain that was first discovered in the UK. Nonetheless, Thailand is already preparing for the spread of the mutated strain from India.
Not only Thailand, but also according to CCTV reports, on May 3, after a person traveling from India to South Africa was found to have tested positive for the new crown, the South African health department began to be on high alert. The South African Ministry of Health and the South African National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NICD) both stated that they will give priority to nucleic acid samples from travelers entering South Africa from India. South Africa will pay close attention to the B.1.617 virus in India and learn from the current situation in India. .
At the WHO's routine press conference for new coronary pneumonia on May 3, WHO Director-General Tan Desai said that the number of new cases in the world in the past two weeks is more than the total number of cases in the first six months since the outbreak. More than half of the world's new cases last week came from India and Brazil.
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