Mexico ranks third in global pandemic deaths, Vietnam is struggling again

Paris (AP)-Mexico now ranks third in the world in the number of COVID-19 deaths, after the United States and Brazil. The previous success story is that Vietnam is trying to control the outbreak in its most famous beach resort.

China reported a decrease of more than 50% in newly confirmed cases, which may indicate that its latest major epidemic in northwestern Xinjiang may have spread.

However, infections continued to surge in Hong Kong, and as of Saturday, 7.5 million people had reported more than 100 new cases. Officials re-regulated dining restrictions and mask requirements.

South Korean prosecutors arrested an elderly leader of a secret religious sect that is related to more than 5,200 of the country’s 14,336 confirmed cases. He denied allegations of hiding members and underestimating gatherings to avoid wider quarantine.

Mexican health officials reported 688 new deaths last Friday, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 46,688. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, this puts Mexico ahead of the UK, which has 46,119 countries.

Vietnamese officials said on Saturday that in Vietnam, a third person died from complications of the coronavirus. This was the first death in the country’s history, because the country had a new outbreak after 99 days without a local case. epidemic.

All three died in a hospital in Da Nang, and there were more than 100 cases in this hot spot in the past week. Thousands of tourists who used to spend their summer vacation in the city are now being tested in Hanoi and other places.

12 more cases were confirmed on Saturday, all related to Da Nang Hospital. It has been locked down since Tuesday, and New York City has strengthened security measures and set up more checkpoints to prevent people from leaving or entering the city.

A temporary hospital was established in the gymnasium, and doctors were mobilized from other cities to help.

"I want to be checked so that I no longer worry about whether I have a virus," Pham Thuy said. Hoa, a bank official, returned to the capital from Danang. "We must be accountable to the entire community."

India has recorded the highest record of 57,118 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of coronavirus cases to close to 1.7 million and causing nearly 1.1 million infections in July alone .

The Ministry of Civil Aviation postponed the resumption of international flights for another month until August 31. But it will continue to allow several international airlines from the United States, Europe and the Middle East to operate special flights to evacuate stranded nationals.

The global pandemic has affected almost every aspect of the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca this year. There are already 1,000 pilgrims living in Saudi Arabia, up from 2.5 million last year.

The poverty caused by the pandemic made it more difficult for many people to participate in the four-day Eid al-Adha, where Muslims slaughtered livestock and distributed the meat to the poor.

"I can hardly buy food for my family," said Abdushakul Dahir, a Somali civilian. "We are still alive now.

The Saudi Ministry of Health stated that there were no cases of COVID-19 among the pilgrims this year. All personnel have been tested and their movements are monitored by electronic wristbands and need to be isolated before and after. [19659002] In the United States, even if the number of deaths in Florida continues to hit record highs, the approach of Hurricane Isaias has forced some outdoor testing sites to close.

"We must put safety first," the Mayor of Miami-Dade County Carlos Jimenez said at an online press conference on Friday.

In Utah, the Salt Lake City School District Board of Education announced that its schools will start all online courses this year in response to the increase in confirmed cases in the city. In A few days after public schools near Indiana reopened, at least one student and one school staff in the area around Indianapolis tested positive for the virus.

During the debate about the school’s opening, Anthony · Dr. Fuchs dismissed a tweet from President Donald Trump, saying that the U.S.'s global leadership in coronavirus cases was due to increased testing.

Fuchs said that the scale of the outbreak in the United States was due to multiple factors, including Certain states opened up too quickly, ignoring federal guidelines.

On Friday, the head of the World Health Organization predicted that the effects of this epidemic would appear "within a few decades."

"Most of the world People are still susceptible to the virus, even in areas that have experienced the disease, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in London. "Although the development of vaccines has reached a record rate, we must learn to use this virus and must use existing tools to fight against it."

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Lester and Le Pecq, France reported From McGuirk in Canberra, Australia. AP reporters around the world contributed to this report.

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