(ORDO NEWS) — Nearly forty countries during the week recorded a record rise in new cases of the coronavirus, according to a tally by Reuters, which shows a resumption of the circulation of the virus in all regions of the world.
The number of confirmed cases of new COVID-19 contamination has increased in the United States, Brazil, India, but also in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Belgium and France.
Several countries, including states that recently relaxed containment and social distancing measures, have recorded an acceleration in contamination.
“We will not go back to” the old normal. The pandemic has already changed the way we live, ”said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO).
The South Korean authorities for their part reported on Saturday the largest increase in new cases since March. In South Korea, according to the authorities, these are imported cases.
In Ukraine, the Ministry of Health said it had recorded a new record for new coronavirus infections in the space of twenty-four hours since June 26.
The United States recorded Friday for a fourth consecutive day more than 1,000 deaths linked to COVID-19 and nearly 70,000 new cases of contamination.
In France, the number of new coronavirus contaminations rose to 1,130 between Thursday and Friday, exceeding the threshold of one thousand for the second day in a row and returning to a level comparable to that of the end of confinement.
“Viral circulation is sharply increasing in France with an R of 1.3”, said the Directorate General of Health (DGS) in a press release, calling for better compliance with preventive measures, in particular the need to people who test positive to isolate themselves.
The French government announced Friday to strengthen checks on people from 16 countries affected by the coronavirus by imposing tests on their arrival at the airport, which may lead to a “fortnight” for positive passengers.
Prime Minister Jean Castex also urged the French to avoid going to Catalonia, where the epidemic is resuming.
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