(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Research says that about 20% of adult patients in the United States have sequelae, and Japan plans to resume accepting tourists in June

  China News Agency, Beijing, May 26. According to the WHO website data, as of 16:22 CET on the 25th (22:22 Beijing time on the 25th), the number of confirmed cases worldwide increased by 529,758 compared with the previous day, reaching 524,339,768 The number of deaths increased by 1,263 to 6,281,260.

Americas: Study finds that about 20% of adult patients with new crown in the United States have sequelae

  According to data from Johns Hopkins University, as of 23:51 Eastern Time on the 25th (11:51 Beijing Time on the 26th), there were a total of 83,706,662 confirmed cases and 1,003,743 deaths in the United States.

  The U.S. "Time" website published an article on the 25th local time, according to a recent study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among U.S. adults under the age of 65 infected with the new coronavirus, about one-fifth of people have a possibility of being related to the virus. related sequelae.

A quarter of those 65 or older had similar problems.

Other media reported that these sequelae include cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, smell and taste disorders, sleep disorders, pain, fatigue and mental illness.

  The Time magazine article pointed out that the study proved that even if symptoms such as cough, fever and fatigue disappear within a few days of contracting the new coronavirus, the new coronavirus will still leave lasting traces in a hidden way.

  The "Wall Street Journal" website reported on the 26th that the latest census data showed that with the spread of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the decline in the population size of many large cities in the United States has intensified, and many residents have been forced to seek living space elsewhere.

It is estimated that in the year ending July 1, 2021, the proportion of residents lost in large cities in the United States is higher than that in small and medium-sized cities.

Overall, the nine U.S. cities with populations of more than 1 million saw a 1.7 percent drop in total population and a total loss of 419,000 residents, with only Phoenix and San Antonio seeing population gains.

Europe: French health agency says booster may be recommended for all adults

  On the 25th local time, the French National Health Administration issued a report saying that by the fall of this year, some people may need to be vaccinated against the new crown to strengthen the protection of high-risk groups and reduce the incidence and mortality of the new crown.

  In the report, the French National Health Service outlines the different scenarios that may arise in the course of the development of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, and makes recommendations for each situation.

Among them, the most likely scenario is a "cyclical resurgence" of the epidemic.

The bureau recommended a "vaccine booster campaign" targeting at-risk groups this fall in response to a possible peak of the outbreak.

If necessary, a second "booster shot" of the coronavirus vaccine may be recommended for all adults.

  The Russian Satellite News Agency quoted the introduction of the Russian New Crown Virus Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters on the 25th as saying that in the past 24 hours, there were 4,580 new cases of new coronavirus infection in Russia, with a total of 18,305,973 cases; 93 new deaths, a total of 378,609 cases.

Asia: Japan plans to resume admitting tourists to Japan in June

  According to Kyodo News on the 26th, the Japanese government is conducting final coordination on the resumption of admission of foreign tourists to Japan in June.

In line with the relaxation of epidemic prevention measures at border ports, such as the increase of the maximum number of visitors in a single day from 10,000 to 20,000, visitors for tourism purposes will also be allowed to enter within this scope.

  Yonhap News Agency quoted a report from the South Korean Central Epidemic Prevention Countermeasures Headquarters on the 26th that as of 0:00 that day, South Korea had 18,816 new confirmed cases compared with 0:00 the previous day, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases exceeded 18.0367 million.

This is a new low for the number of new confirmed cases reported in a single day on Thursday since the Omicron strain became the dominant strain in South Korea on January 27 this year. The number of new cases in a single day dropped to around 10,000 for the first time.

During the same period, there were 34 new deaths in South Korea, bringing the total to 24,063, with an average fatality rate of 0.13%.

  According to Yonhap News Agency on the 26th, the cumulative number of viewers of "Criminal City 2" exceeded 4.5 million on the 8th day of its release, setting a new box office record for Korean films released during the epidemic.

In view of the emergence of hot films after the relaxation of epidemic prevention in South Korea, the industry expects that the performance in May will turn losses into profits after a lapse of 27 months.

  According to a report by the Vietnam News Agency on the 25th, from 16:00 on May 24 to 16:00 on the 25th, Vietnam reported 1,344 new confirmed cases, with a total of 10,712,733 cases; 2 new deaths, a total of 43,078 cases, and the fatality rate was 0.4%.

The capital Hanoi reported the most new confirmed cases with 316.

There are also many places in Vietnam where the number of new cases in a single day has fallen below 10.

Oceania: Australia's Queensland bus system is slowly recovering

  According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation report on the 26th, after being affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic for about two years, the public transport system in Queensland, Australia is slowly recovering, and the number of commuters is hovering at about 68% of the pre-epidemic level.

About 2.6 million passengers took public transportation in the week ended May 22, data from the state's Department of Transportation showed.

In the week ended May 26, 2019, that number was about 3.8 million.

  The state's head of transport, Mark Bailey, said ridership on Queensland's bus system had fallen to 20 per cent of pre-pandemic levels in the first few months after the COVID-19 outbreak.

The number of passengers on the bus system has also dropped significantly during this year's wave of infections with the Omicron strain.