Cambodia says Covid-19 in the country ‘very worrying’

Cambodia says Covid-19 in the country 'very worrying' 1

The world has recorded 161,034,970 cases of nCoV infection and 3,343,921 deaths, an increase of 745,306 and 13,957 respectively, of which 138.7

Cambodian people get vaccinated against Covid-19 at a school in Phnom Penh on May 3.

In Southeast Asia, Cambodia recorded 472 more cases of nCoV infection and 7 deaths, bringing the total number of people infected with Covid-19 to 20,695, of which 136 people died.

Or Vandine, spokesman for the Cambodian Ministry of Health, said on May 12 that 122 cases of infection with the British and Indian variants had been recorded.

`This new strain makes it difficult for all of us. We must not let down our guard,` she said, warning that it is necessary to observe whether the number of infections in May decreases compared to April.

`If the number of infections in May does not decrease and is higher than in April, it means that this outbreak in Cambodia has not subsided yet. The Covid-19 situation in Cambodia is still very worrying.`

Malaysia recorded the highest number of daily deaths ever.

The Ministry of Health warned that the number of new daily infections in Malaysia could reach 5,000 by mid-May, a number not seen since late January during the previous spike.

`Covid-19 spreading in the community in Malaysia is very worrying,` said health director Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Just over 1.17 million Malaysians had received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot as of May 11.

Laos reported 55 new infections, bringing the country’s total number of Covid-19 cases to 1,417, of which one death was a Vietnamese woman.

This country on May 10 announced a new outbreak cluster at the Kings Romans casino built by Chinese billionaire Zhao Wei in Bokeo province, northwest of the country, near the borders of Myanmar and Thailand.

Since mid-April, Laos’ capital Vientiane began recording a series of infections from the traditional Tet holiday, causing officials to quickly impose a blockade in many provinces and cities including the capital Vientiane and the ancient capital Luang Prabang.

The US, the largest epidemic area in the world, reported 33,582,246 cases and 597,719 deaths due to nCoV, an increase of 37,434 cases and 841 deaths compared to the previous day.

US President Joe Biden announced a new way to access vaccines more easily.

`We’re on track to have 60% of adults vaccinated with at least one shot by next week. We still have a lot of work to do to get this to 70%, but I’m confident we will get there.`

India is the second largest epidemic region in the world with 23,697,175 cases and 258,351 deaths, an increase from 356,719 and 4,126 cases respectively the previous day.

Experts cannot say for certain when the number of infections will peak, and more and more people are concerned about the possible spread of the new variant.

`People will die in the same way as now in the third and fourth waves` without a vaccine, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on May 12.

Daily infections are rising more rapidly in rural areas than in metros, which are slowing after last month’s spike.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said India accounted for half of all Covid-19 cases and 30% of deaths worldwide last week.

The UK is considering all solutions to deal with the increasing number of cases of the Indian variant domestically, while the European Union (EU) calls on its 27 member states to stop non-essential travel from India to limit

Brazil is the third largest epidemic area in the world with 15,359,397 infections and 428,034 deaths, an increase of 76,692 and 2,494 respectively.

Officials of Brazil’s most populous state are trying to convince the Chinese government to allow the export of raw materials to produce millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccine in the context of a sudden shortage of vaccine supply.

This South American country depends heavily on the Sinovac vaccine produced by China.

Butantan Institute, a vaccine factory managed by the Sao Paulo state government, had to reduce its production schedule due to lack of raw materials.

`The raw materials are already in cold containers, just waiting for permission from the Chinese government,` Doria said, emphasizing the risk of stopping vaccination if the 10,000 liters of raw materials stuck in China are enough for production.

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