China is now testing millions of people to catch new infections. A fire at a hospital in St. A firefighter at the site of a fire at the Saint George hospital in Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 12, 2020. Jerome Kim, a leading epidemiologist in the country. In Russia, meanwhile, there’s been more tragedy on top of the still-mounting infections. First published on May 13, 2020 / 7:17 AM Petersburg killed at least four coronavirus patients this week — the second deadly blaze in just four days linked preliminarily to ventilator machines.
Sweden’s COVID-19 strategy leads to higher fatality rate than U.S. Over the next 10 days, authorities in China’s coronavirus epicenter are testing every one of its 11 million residents after six new coronavirus cases were reported over the weekend. Coronavirus flare-ups in China and South Korea prompt new fears of a 2nd wave
By Ramy Inocencio
May 13, 2020 / 10:31 AM
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Countries fear second coronavirus wave
Tokyo — Fears of a second surge of coronavirus infections are forcing early-hit countries to rethink plans for re-opening as new cases come to light. South Korea has dispatched several thousand police officers in a renewed push for contact tracing. So that actually gets to the point of tracing people,” explained Dr. With more than 10,000 new cases reported each day, the country has the second-highest number of confirmed infections in the world, trailing only the U.S. And the pandemic has now hit close to President Vladimir Putin: His spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has been with the coronavirus. Workers spray disinfectant in front of a nightclub in the Itaewon neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea, May 12, 2020. YONHAP/REUTERS
More than 8,000 police have reportedly been deployed in Seoul to trace almost 11,000 people who were in the area, using mobile phone data and credit card transactions. His government may lift the national state of emergency for much of the country as soon as Thursday — more than two weeks earlier than the current May 31 expiry date.Tokyo, however, may remain under the emergency declaration. Coronavirus: The Race To Respond
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Those were the first positive tests in Wuhan in 35 days, since the city celebrated the lifting of a 76-day lockdown on April 8.In neighboring South Korea, authorities in the capital city of Seoul have ordered more than 2,000 clubs and bars to close again after a new cluster of more than 100 COVID-19 cases was traced to the popular entertainment district of Itaewon.A gay man in his 20’s, who later tested positive for the virus, is believed to have visited several clubs there. The capital has been hit the hardest by the pandemic, with nearly one out of three infections in Japan recorded in the city. The city where it all started, Wuhan, China, is on alert again. Peskov’s wife has also contracted the virus.In Japan, meanwhile, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the country is on a “steady” path to ending its epidemic.
Russia, meanwhile, is still facing its first wave. “If the government of Korea hadn’t done this, then there would be 119 people out there infecting other people. OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty
The pandemic has also hit close to President Vladimir Putin again: his spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, has been hospitalized for treatment — the latest in a series of high-ranking officials close to the Russian leader to catch the virus.