WHO: More than 61.86 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide
According to the latest real-time statistics of WHO, as of 16:21 CET on November 29, there are a total of 6,1869,330 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,448,896 deaths worldwide. On the 29th, there were 564,813 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 8,985 new deaths worldwide.
Worry about the American health system Fauci: We don’t want to block down completely, but we may have to do so.
On November 29th local time, Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, expressed his concern about the U.S. health system in an interview: “My colleagues on the front line are almost begging for something we can do. We don’t want to completely blockade again, but we may have to do so.”
Fauci said that he received calls from colleagues from many states in the United States on the evening of the 28th local time alone. They said that if the epidemic does not improve quickly, they will be in trouble, the hospital capacity will be overloaded, and the medical staff will also be overloaded.
About two-thirds of nurses in the United States have never been tested for the virus.
To this day, testing for the coronavirus in the United States is still called “a luxury” according to American media reports. Not only are the test sites overcrowded, but some tested people have been unable to get the test results for a long time, and even some hospitals have not arranged tests for front-line nurses.
Recently, the National Nurses Federation released a sample survey, which showed that about two-thirds of nurses said they had never been tested.
Austrian Defense Minister tested positive for COVID-19
According to Austrian media, a spokesman for Austrian Defense Minister Claudia Tanner confirmed that Claudia Tanner tested positive for the novel coronavirus. However, the minister himself is in good health and will perform his work duties at home. Austrian Chancellor Kurz expressed on his social media that he hoped for a speedy recovery from defense minister Claudia Tanner.
Claudia Tanner, 50 years old, has been the Austrian Minister of Defense since January 2020. Previously, she had been quarantined at home for 10 days as a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Two “red lights” are on! Berlin, Germany, “intensive bed occupancy rate” exceeded the alert value for the first time.
On November 29th, local time, the epidemic in Berlin, the capital of Germany, was in an emergency again, with two “red lights” on the three major coronavirus surveillance and warning indicators.
The number of new cases “intensive care beds for COVID-19 patients” and “intensive care beds occupancy” for COVID-19 patients exceeded the alert value of 50 and 25% respectively, in the past seven days. This is also the first time that the indicator of “intensive care bed occupancy for COVID-19 patients” has been red-lighted since the introduction of the COVID-19 surveillance and early warning system in Berlin.
The health department in Berlin reported the epidemic on the same day that the number of intensive care beds occupied by people infected with the novel coronavirus in the state has reached 25.3% of the total, compared with an average of 200.9 new cases in 100,000 residents in the past seven days.
It is reported that the Berlin cantonal government has previously passed a resolution that once two of the “red lights” in the coronavirus surveillance and warning indicators are on, they must intervene. Berlin Health Director Kalech reiterated his call for people to reduce unnecessary social contact, strictly maintain a safe interpersonal distance, and “wear as many masks as possible”.
His wife was diagnosed with COVID-19. The Prime Minister of Croatia is in quarantine.
On the evening of the 28th, Anna Maslach Plenkovic, wife of Croatian Prime Minister, was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. Subsequently, Plenkovic also tested, and his report showed that it was negative.
At present, Plenkovic is in isolation, and the Croatian government said that Plenkovic will be quarantined for 10 days.
Police arrested at least 155 people after protesting against the blockade in London, England.
On the 28th local time, hundreds of protesters marched in central London, England, against the blockade measures taken in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. There are also some protesters who oppose the coronavirus vaccine. During the protest, the police clashed with the protesters, and the police said that at least 155 people had been arrested.
According to reports, under the current epidemic prevention and control regulations, large-scale gatherings are prohibited in London’s England. The British government previously announced that the British region will implement a wide-scale foot ban from November 5 to December 2, requiring people to stay at home as much as possible except for special reasons such as going to school and buying necessities.
In the second round of municipal elections in Brazil, voters wear masks to enter polling stations.
The second round of municipal elections in Brazil was held on November 29th local time. In view of the COVID-19 epidemic and in order to avoid cross-infection, this year’s election poll cancelled the previous procedure of using biometric instruments to verify voters’ fingerprints. Election staff only checked voters’ valid identity documents and encouraged voters to bring their own signature pens.
In addition, according to the regulations of the Supreme Electoral Court of Brazil, voters can only enter the polling stations if they wear masks, and the staff in the polling stations must wear protective masks in addition to masks. However, according to local media reports, after the voting began on the same day, many electoral staff in polling stations across Brazil did not wear protective masks. Mask.
South Korea’s non-capital circle area upgrades the level of epidemic prevention. The President inspects the examination site to prepare for the examination and epidemic prevention.
South Korea’s health department announced on the 29th that from next Tuesday, the epidemic prevention response level in non-capital areas will be upgraded to level 1.5; the capital region will implement stricter epidemic prevention measures on the basis of maintaining the level 2 epidemic prevention response level.
In addition, the Korean University Study Ability Examination (Korea College Entrance Examination) will be held on December 3. On the 29th, South Korean President Moon Jae-in came to a middle school in Longshan District, Seoul, to inspect the preparation and epidemic prevention of the test site. Moon Jae-in asked relevant departments to do a good job in epidemic prevention to ensure the health of the majority of candidates.
He also called on the South Korean people to minimize unnecessary meals and gatherings, cooperate with the government’s epidemic prevention measures, and cheer for candidates.