Coronavirus Found in French Mink Farms, Morocco, Portugal Strengthen pandemic Prevention Measures
World Health Organization: As of 14:31 CET on the 22nd (21.31 Beijing time), the number of confirmed cases worldwide has increased from the previous day by 604,9443 to 5,882183; the number of deaths has increased by 9,237 to 1,37,395.
Johns Hopkins University in the United States: As of 6:26 Beijing time on the 23rd, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide reached 5,52,493 and the number of deaths was 1,386,051. The United States is the worst country in the world with 12210,237 confirmed cases and 256,671 deaths.
The first phase of the 15th summit of G20 leaders was held by video on the 21st. In their speeches, many leaders stressed that countries around the world should adhere to multilateralism and work together to meet global challenges such as the coronavirus epidemic and economic recession.
According to the official data released by Romania on the 22nd, 131 new coronavirus deaths have been reported in the country in the past 24 hours, with a cumulative death to more than 10,000, reaching 10,047.
The French Ministry of Agriculture issued a press release on the 22nd, saying that the French National Health Security Agency began a scientific research project in mid-November to test four mink farms for COVID-19. So far, researchers have found the spread of the novel coronavirus at a farm in the department of Earle-Loire.
Portuguese Prime Minister Costa announced new measures for epidemic prevention and control during the state of emergency on the 21st, and took differentiated control measures for areas with different levels of epidemic risk. Costa said that in view of the gap between the current epidemic prevention situation and the original goal, Portugal will take stricter epidemic prevention measures from the 24th, including mandatory wearing masks at work and prohibiting the movement of people between cities during holidays.
Data released by the Irish Ministry of Health on the evening of the 21st showed that in the past 24 hours, there have been 344 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country, with a total of 70,143 confirmed cases; 4 new deaths, with a total of 2022 deaths. According to the Irish Office for National Statistics, as of April this year, the country had a population of nearly 4.98 million. This means that about 1.4 out of every 100 Irish people are infected with the novel coronavirus.
The Moroccan government announced on the 21st that a 15-day strict epidemic prevention measure will be implemented in the southern Agadir region from the 22nd. People need special permission from the government to enter and exit the area. Public beaches and markets will be closed at 15:00 a day, shopping malls and restaurants will be closed by 20.00 hours, and there will be a curfew at night.
The Ministry of Health of Mongolia announced on the 22nd that as of 17:00 on that day, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country had exceeded 200, reaching 203. At present, the cumulative number of confirmed and imported cases has reached 629, of which 340 have been cured and there are no deaths.