WHO: More than 67.21 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide
According to the latest real-time statistics of WHO, as of 17:13 CET on December 8 (0:13 Beijing time on December 9), there are 67210,078 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,154,777 deaths worldwide.
WHO: Vaccines are still far away in providing immune barriers
On December 8th local time, Margaret Harris, spokesman of the WHO, said that vaccines are good tools and will be helpful, but the role of vaccines in providing immune barriers is still far away, and strict public health measures are needed to slow down and control the spread of the virus.
More than 15 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States
According to Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 16:25 Eastern Time on December 8 (5:25 Beijing time on December 9), the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States reached 150,89,621, and the cumulative death toll reached 285,643. In the past 24 hours, 2011,150 new cases have been diagnosed and 2,317 new deaths have been added.
92 officials and staff of the Yangon Municipal Government of Myanmar were diagnosed with COVID-19.
On December 8th, local time, a total of 92 people, mayor of Yangon, Wu Mao Maosuo, his secretary, driver and other municipal government officials and staff were diagnosed with COVID-19, and another 165 people were quarantined.
17 U.S. military personnel in South Korea contracted COVID-19
The U.S. military confirmed on the 7th that 17 of the relevant personnel of the U.S. military who arrived in South Korea in the past few weeks tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases of relevant personnel of the U.S.
military in South Korea increased to 408. The U.S. military in South Korea said that the above-17 were 16 soldiers and one civilian who arrived at Wushan Air Force Base in Pyeongtaek City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, from mid-November to December 4.
A staff member tested positive for COVID-19 and implemented a temporary foot ban at the National Palace of Mongolia.
According to reports by many Mongolian media on the afternoon of December 8th local time, the Mongolian National Palace has implemented a temporary foot ban since 15:40 on the same day because a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 quickly.
Strict epidemic prevention measures have been implemented in Saxony, Germany, since the 14th.
The German state of Saxony announced on the 8th that strict epidemic prevention measures will be implemented from the 14th to cope with the rapidly increasing number of people infected with the novel coronavirus.
After a cabinet meeting, Saxon Governor Kreichmer announced that schools, kindergartens, after-school care centers and retail stores will be closed except for stores that provide basic daily necessities. The new measures will be implemented from December 14 and will continue until January 10 next year.
The UK will lower the level of epidemic prevention and control in Scotland from the 11th.
The BBC reported on the 8th local time that the British government said that in view of the decline in the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in the area, all 11 regions of Scotland, which were originally under the highest level 4 prevention and control measures, will be reduced to level 3 control from the 11th.
Azerbaijan once again extends the quarantine of epidemic prevention until January 31 next year.
According to the Russian News Agency on December 8, the Azerbaijan National Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters announced on the same day that it would extend the national quarantine of COVID-19 epidemic prevention until January 31, 2021.