China News Service, July 22. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 19:34 on July 22, Beijing time, there have been more than 14.97 million confirmed cases of new crowns worldwide, with a total of more than 610,000 deaths. . The U.S. media criticized the U.S. that the epidemic was out of control because it had not taken it seriously; India added more than 30,000 confirmed cases in a single day for 7 consecutive days; the South Korean-U.S. joint military exercise may be affected by the epidemic; and many countries are preparing to prevent a second outbreak of the epidemic.
On July 21, local time, tourists were playing near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Photo by China News Agency reporter Liu Guanguan
What is the reason for the out-of-control epidemic after the US restarts?
U.S. media details the mistakes made in the U.S. fight against the epidemic
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, there have been more than 3.9 million confirmed cases and 142,000 deaths in the United States. California has nearly 410,000 confirmed cases, surpassing New York State to become the state with the largest number of confirmed cases in the United States.
In response to the recent surge in cases in the United States and the situation where the epidemic is almost out of control after the restart, the Wall Street Journal pointed out in a report on the 20th that whether the epidemic is "seriously taken" is the main reason for this situation. The media also detailed the mistakes the United States has made in fighting the epidemic, including a series of missteps and misjudgments in response measures; health officials said at the beginning of the epidemic that the public does not need to wear masks; states have not met the conditions for restarting. Restart the economy and so on.
On the other hand, on the 21st local time, the White House restarted the briefing on the new crown epidemic. US President Trump called on Americans to wear masks at the meeting. Speaker of the House of Representatives Pelosi later said that Trump recognized (previously) the mistakes made in wearing masks.
In addition, the new round of anti-epidemic relief programs in the United States is currently at a deadlock, and the new bill is still disputed within the Republican Party. The American Federation of Nurses launched a protest to call on Congress to pass another bailout bill that was shelved by the Senate. To mourn the 164 colleagues who died in the epidemic, the agency staff placed 164 pairs of white shoes outside Capitol Hill, saying that "the government and Congress did not protect us."
On July 15th, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government raised the epidemic-related vigilance indicators to the highest level of "infection is expanding", calling on people not to go to other counties when it is unnecessary and non-emergency.
The number of new additions in many countries is at a high level
India's confirmed cases approaching 1.2 million
Victoria, Australia's second most populous state, added 484 confirmed cases of new crowns on the 22nd, setting a record for the highest number of new cases in a single day. The confirmed cases in this state have exceeded half of the total number of confirmed cases in Australia, with a total of 6,739 cases. To curb the spread of the new crown epidemic, the state has officially implemented the "mask order" on the 22nd.
In addition, on the 21st local time in Argentina, 5344 new cases of new coronary pneumonia were confirmed. The number of newly confirmed cases on that day reached the highest value in the country since the outbreak, and a total of 136,118 cases have been confirmed. Vice Minister of Health of Argentina Vizotti said that the Afghan government is stepping up a comprehensive assessment of the epidemic situation in order to formulate further prevention and control measures.
Tokyo, Japan, also added 238 new coronavirus infections on the 22nd, and more than 100 new infections were added for 14 consecutive days. Tokyo has currently confirmed a total of 10,054 people. Osaka Prefecture also confirmed more than 100 infections in a single day for the first time on the same day.
As of 8 a.m. on the 22nd local time, India has added 37,724 confirmed cases, and more than 30,000 new cases have been added in a single day for 7 consecutive days. The country has a total of 11,929,915 confirmed cases. At present, there are a total of 18 states and regions with a total of over 10,000 confirmed cases. .
Data map: South Korea under the epidemic. China News Agency reporter Zeng Nashe
The military and prisons frequently get collective infections
South Korea-US joint military exercises may be affected by the epidemic
On the other hand, collective infections in military and prisons in many places continue to occur.
The South Korean military has again suffered a mass infection. On the 22nd, 13 soldiers from an army frontline unit in Pocheon City, Gyeonggi Province were diagnosed with the new crown virus. Since the test results of some of the inspected personnel have not yet been released, the possibility of further increase in confirmed cases cannot be ruled out.
In addition, the US military announced on the 20th that 10 of the relevant personnel of the US military in South Korea who arrived in South Korea from the 12th to the 15th of this month have tested positive for the new crown virus. Several South Korean government officials said on the 21st that the annual summer joint military exercises scheduled to be held in August may be affected by the new crown epidemic. South Korea and the United States have not yet agreed on the details of the exercise.
The Indian military has also confirmed cases. On the 21st, 11 soldiers in a border security force in the northeast of the country were diagnosed with the new crown virus. It is reported that the confirmed soldiers are all asymptomatic infections, and the area where the unit is located has also been declared a strictly controlled area, and a wider range of testing for soldiers has been carried out.
On the 21st local time, in a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas, the number of female prisoners who tested positive for the new crown virus rose to 510. A total of 1,156 confirmed cases have also been reported in another federal prison in the city.
Data map: People wearing protective masks walk into the Westfield Forum shopping center in Paris.
Many countries adjust epidemic prevention measures again
Prepare for the prevention of a second outbreak
Recently, the number of new confirmed cases in Austria has continued to maintain a high growth. The government announced on the 21st that from July 24th, the mandatory wearing of masks will be re-implemented in supermarkets, banks and post offices and other key places related to people's livelihood.
Austrian Prime Minister Kurtz said that the mandatory wearing of masks will not only curb the rebound of the epidemic, but at the same time will prompt people who are lax to re-enhance risk awareness and help prevent the second wave of epidemics in the fall.
The French national railway company will also start from the 21st, in various major stations in Paris to test the temperature of passengers. The purpose of this move is to prepare for a rainy day. If the epidemic strikes for the second time, when the government orders such measures, it can be prepared in advance.
The number of confirmed cases of the new crown on the 21st in many countries in the Middle East continued to increase. Some countries such as Turkey and Lebanon have adopted measures such as strengthening airport nucleic acid testing to reduce the cross-border spread of the virus.