Experts call for India to blockade the entire country

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Experts call for India to blockade the entire country 6
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The world recorded 158,942,396 nCoV infections and 3,305,941 deaths, an increase of 631,786 and 9,615 respectively, while 137,332,260 people have recovered, according to real-time statistics site Worldometers.

India, the second largest epidemic area in the world, currently records 22,662,410 cases of infection and 246,146 deaths due to nCoV, an increase of 366,499 and 3,748 cases respectively in the past 24 hours.

As daily infections and deaths due to nCoV continue to increase to records, Indian medical experts are increasingly applying pressure, calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to impose a nationwide blockade as the country copes with the Covid wave.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) recommended a `comprehensive, well-planned and informed` nationwide lockdown, instead of night curfews or sporadic restrictions.

`We are very surprised to witness the extremely indifferent and inappropriate actions of the Ministry of Health in the face of the serious devastation caused by the second wave of Covid-19,` IMA issued a statement over the weekend.

America’s leading epidemiologist Anthony Fauci also said on May 9 that he had recommended that the Indian government blockade to prevent nCoV from spreading as rapidly as it is currently doing.

Medical staff treating Covid-19 patients in New Delhi, India, on May 7.

Nepal, a country neighboring India, is worried about facing a similar Covid-19 tragedy as it recorded 8,777 more infections and 88 deaths due to nCoV in the past 24 hours, bringing nationwide infections to 394,667, in

Nepal is recording 57 times more nCoV infections than last month, of which 44% of nationwide test results are positive.

Thousands of Indian migrant workers have fled to Nepal, turning this country into the next `hell on earth`.

Pakistan recorded 858,026 cases of infection and 18,915 deaths, an increase of 3,786 and 118 respectively. Due to concerns about a Covid-19 `tsunami` from neighboring India, Pakistan from May 8 required the closure of tourist destinations

The country also mobilized military forces to support civil authorities in monitoring compliance with restrictive measures to prevent Covid-19.

The US, the largest epidemic area in the world, recorded 33,475,283 cases of infection and 595,811 deaths due to nCoV, an increase of 20,702 and 20 cases respectively compared to the previous day.

The US is getting closer to controlling the coronavirus pandemic and health officials are focused on the next challenge: getting more Americans vaccinated, White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zient said.

White House Covid-19 response coordinator Jeff Zient said on May 9 that the US is getting closer to controlling the pandemic and focusing on the next challenge of vaccinating more people.

Zient said that about 58% of American adults have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and the government’s next task is to continue building vaccine confidence.

Brazil is the third largest epidemic area in the world with 15,184,790 infections and 422,340 deaths, an increase of 34,162 and 856 respectively.

In the context of daily infections and deaths from nCoV continuously increasing, Brazil is focusing on vaccine agreements with other countries to respond to the pandemic.

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia is the largest epidemic area in the region with 1,713,684 cases, an increase of 3,922, of which 47,012 people died, an increase of 170.

Indonesia issued a travel ban from May 6 to May 17 to partly prevent the flow of people traveling during the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr.

Indonesian health officials are concerned about the emergence of nCoV variants nationwide, including the B.1.617 variant, which was first identified in India late last year and is pushing the country into a Covid tragedy.

The Philippines, the second largest epidemic area in Southeast Asia, recorded 1,101,990 cases of infection and 18,472 deaths, an increase of 7,174 and 204 cases respectively.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is requesting strong measures to prevent Covid-19, such as arresting anyone who wears a mask incorrectly amid the ongoing pandemic.

The Philippine Attorney General and Police Chief last month called on officers to impose community service on violators of Covid-19 containment rules, instead of fines or arrest, saying people had encountered too much.

Cambodia recorded 520 more cases of nCoV infection, bringing the total number of infections to 19,237, of which 120 deaths, an increase of 6 cases compared to the previous day.

Cambodia ended the blockade of the capital Phnom Penh from May 5, but people must continue to comply with regulations such as the blockade period, applied according to the color code of each area.

People living in the red zone must stay at their place of residence and not go out `unless there is an emergency`, while people in the orange zone can move `if necessary`.

The Phnom Penh government over the weekend detained a citizen for not complying with Covid-19 quarantine regulations, infecting 5 people and putting hundreds of people at risk of contracting the virus.

Laos reported 69 new infections, bringing the country’s total number of Covid-19 cases to 1,302, of which one person died.

The Lao government on April 21 issued a nationwide blockade order until May 5, but on May 4 decided to extend the period by 15 days, until May 20.

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