Coronavirus Briefing: What Occurred In the present day
Almost a million dead
In just 10 months, the coronavirus killed nearly a million people worldwide. At least 3,000 new deaths have been reported daily since July. And that’s just the official count, which by far underestimates the true balance sheet.
The virus has struck almost every corner of the world and hit both rich and poor countries with devastating force.
The United States continues to lead the world in more than seven million cases, adding over 313,000 in the past week. But India is catching up quickly: the nation has exceeded six million infections today, 587,000 were registered in the past week – more than any other country.
Developing countries are now bearing much of the brunt of the virus. In Myanmar, which had only reported a few hundred cases by mid-August, infections have risen to 11,631. The country’s testing rate is one of the lowest in the world, suggesting the virus has reproduced undetected and its healthcare system remains completely unprepared.
The virus is also increasing in Indonesia, where 278,722 cases have been recorded. In the past week alone, more than 30,000 were added – at the level of hot spots like Israel, Mexico and Great Britain. More than 10,000 people have died. This makes the death toll, after India, the second highest in the Asia-Pacific region.
The rise of child labor
As the pandemic sweeps across developing countries, schools close and income steals from adults, millions of children are being forced to drop out of college and go to work.
Their jobs are often dangerous and illegal: looking for recyclable materials in garbage, rolling cigarettes in factories, making bricks on construction sites, even doing sex work. The trend threatens to undermine years of educational gains while destroying children’s dreams and undermining their prospects of climbing out of poverty.
For some parents, the alternative is hunger. They say the economic crisis has put tremendous pressure on them to take their children to work and they depend on the few pennies their children can make every day. But even if the virus wanes, many will not return to school: The United Nations estimates that 24 million children have finally dropped out.
India, which has the largest school-age population in the world, bans anyone under the age of 14 from working in most circumstances. But the country is also grappling with illegal child labor and workplace inspections designed to keep them from being hampered by the pandemic. “The entire ecosystem around children is collapsing,” said a teacher in Bihar state.
The French government ordered bars, cafes and restaurants in Marseille and Aix en Provence to close for 15 days from Sunday evening, causing anger in the region.
in the EnglandIndividuals who are not quarantined after a positive test or exposure to a positive person can now face fines of up to £ 10,000 (nearly $ 13,000).
The virus is rising in one of the most rural states Montanawhere new daily cases have more than doubled to an average of 250 per day in the past two weeks.
Colombia Over 800,000 cases were exceeded over the weekend as social life returned to Bogotá, the capital and epicenter of the country’s crisis.
Here is a summary of the restrictions in all 50 states.
What else are we pursuing
What you are doing
As parents of triplet toddlers, we had much less time during the pandemic. One way to break out of normalcy and reconnect is to meet in the car at favorite restaurants. We bring baking trays as trays, as well as our own plates and the best cutlery. We try to park in a place with something nice and now just enjoy the craziness of life.
– Becky Sorensen, Pearland, Texas
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