WHO seeks aggressive virus action as fires stop

The United States has warned its citizens in China to "increase the risk of unilateral detention and ban on entry" as foreign nationals are prevented from leaving the country.


As some countries impose new sanctions on citizens, the World Health Organization has called on countries battling the coronavirus to continue control measures.


As the number of cases has doubled in the past six weeks, Uzbekistan returned to the lockdown on Friday and Hong Kong said schools would be closed from Monday following the city’s “deadly rise” in locally contagious infections.

WHO chief Tedros Adnom called on Ghebius countries to adopt an aggressive stance, showing that the spread of the largest slums in Italy, Spain, South Korea, and India is likely to be stopped no matter how badly. Ho.

An election rally in New Hampshire had to be canceled by US President Donald Trump citing the storm.

Trump has come out against health advice to hold large meetings as epidemiologists warn of the dangers of the virus passing through the air in groups and confined spaces.


- Beat in China -


Trump attacked the epidemic in Beijing during a visit to Florida on Friday.

"Relations with China have been severely damaged and they have been able to prevent the plague ... they have not stopped it," he told reporters.

The virus has killed at least 556,140 people worldwide since its inception in China last December.

More than 12.3 million cases were reported in 196 countries and regions, causing extensive financial loss.

According to Johns Hopkins University in the United States, nearly 64,000 new cases were reported on Friday due to the disease and now the death toll is less than 134,000.

Brazil has the second hardest death, surpassing 70,000 deaths and reporting 45,000 new infections, the health ministry said.

In Uzbekistan, citizens are again facing lockdown sanctions on Friday, which were originally imposed in March but have been taken slowly over the past two months.

Australia on Thursday decided to close its second-largest city, Melbourne, after a Central Asian country returned to prison.

A police officer operating a post on the outskirts of the former Soviet Republic said drivers with a "good reason" to enter Tashkent - such as transporting food or other important supplies - could cross. .

Restaurants, gyms, swimming pools and non-food markets are all closed until at least August 1.

Private transportation in cities is limited to morning and evening commutes and to important purposes such as going to work and buying food or medicine.

In Hong Kong, Spike is a major setback for the city after everyday life, with restaurants and bars reopening to normal business and cultural attractions.

Despite being next to the mainland of China where the virus first originated, the city has been able to eradicate local transmission in recent months.

New groups began to emerge from Tuesday, including a nursing home, with at least 32 cases and 11 housing estates reported.

- 'Start this infection' -

Speaking at a virtual news conference in Geneva, Tedros of the WHO said, “In all areas, we are all being tested to the limit.

“From countries with deadly growth, sanctions are easing and now cases are starting to rise.

"Only aggressive action can reverse this epidemic with national unity and global solidarity," he said.

Elsewhere, French officials have warned that the death toll could rise to more than 30,000 in metropolitan France.

In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to allow businesses, including bars and event sites, to reopen "very soon."

The Middle East recorded 1,500 epidemics in a 24-hour period.

In Australia, meanwhile, the number of people allowed to return from abroad will be halved, officials said.


From Monday, only 4,000 Australian citizens or permanent residents will be allowed to enter each day.


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