Singapore Records 934 Covid-19 Cases, Highest Since 2020

 

Singapore’s Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) recorded 934 cases of COVID-19 on Friday (17/9); the highest daily number of infections since last year. There have been a total of 75;783 cases since COVID-19 was first discovered in the country.

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The Ministry of Health in Singapore detailed that out of 934 cases; 838 cases occurred in the community and 96 others occurred in dormitories. In addition; the group with the most local cases infected was the elderly; with 241 cases.

Reporting from The Strait Times; the infected patients were hospitalized as many as 813 people to date. That number decreased from the previous day; which was 831 people who were treated.

A total of 90 people were declared to need oxygen supplementation and 14 people were in critical condition. The 14 people are currently still being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU). Of the total patients; as many as 82 people are elderly.

The Ministry of Health of Singapore noted that there were at least 12 large clusters that had been found by his party. One of the clusters was found at Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard with 26 cases.

 

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Citing Channel News Asia; the cluster was caused by workplace transmission with further spread to household contacts of cases; the MOH said. Then; there is the Orange Valley Nursing Home cluster in Simei with a total of 17 cases. Bintang Biru Dormitory with 71 cases and Avery Dormitory with 95 cases.

Then there is the Chinatown Complex cluster with 256 cases and the cluster at the bus intersection in Toa Payoh; Tampines and Punggol so far it has reached 437 cases.

Singapore’s Minister of Health; Ong Ye Kung predicts that the increase in COVID-19 cases in Singapore will be more than 1;000 cases per day. Because; he sees; the number of cases is increasing day by day.

“I think let’s prepare for the possibility of crossing the 1;000 mark soon. That’s not unexpected; it’s the typical behavior of a transmission wave that usually peaks between four and up to eight weeks; or 30; 40 sometimes 50 days;” Ong Ye Kung said Saturday ( 18/9).

The Singapore government has tightened entry for travelers to the country. Visitors are required to take a pre-departure polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 48 hours; an on-arrival test; and an out-of-home notification PCR test on Day 7.

It is known; the vaccination rate in Singapore is fairly fast. Until now; the Ministry of Health of Singapore noted that 82 percent of the population there had received the complete dose.

 

Source: Reuters and CNN. Stay tuned for more international news about Singapore Covid-19.

Indonesia Corona Update August 15, 2021

The following is the latest information on data on the corona virus (Covid-19) in Indonesia; Sunday (15/8/2021).

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Based on data on the Instagram account @bnpb_indonesia at 17.18 WIB; The number of positive confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Indonesia increased by 20,813 patients.

The total confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 in Indonesia today are 3,854,354 patients.

Then; there are additional recovered patients as many as 30,361 people.
The total number of recovered patients today is 3,351,959 throughout Indonesia.

Then; The number of Covid-19 patients who died in the last 24 hours was 1,222 people.
A total of 117,588 people have been declared dead to date.

 

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Previously; President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) asked for the price of the Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test to be lowered.

Jokowi’s order is an effort to increase public testing.
“One way to increase testing is to lower the price of PCR tests;” he said in a press statement; Sunday (15/8/2021); quoted from the Presidential Secretariat YouTube.

He also admitted that he had asked the Minister of Health (Menkes); Budi Gunadi Sadikin; to implement the policy

Haiti struck by 7.2-magnitude earthquake

The 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the west of the country on Saturday morning, toppling and damaging buildings including churches and hotels.

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The prime minister said there was “extensive damage” and declared a month-long state of emergency.

Haiti is still recovering from a devastating 2010 earthquake.

The epicentre of Saturday’s quake was about 12km (7.5 miles) from the town of Saint-Louis du Sud, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he had mobilised a team to work on the relief effort.

“The most important thing is to recover as many survivors as possible under the rubble,” he said. “We have learned that the local hospitals, in particular that of Les Cayes, are overwhelmed with wounded, fractured people.”

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Mr Henry later revealed he had flown in a plane over the city of Cayes.

US President Joe Biden has authorised an “immediate US response” to help Haiti and said USAID would work to support efforts to “assess the damage and assist efforts to recover those who were injured and those who must now rebuild”.

“In what is already a challenging time for the people of Haiti, I am saddened by the devastating earthquake,” he said.

The USGS earlier warned that the earthquake could result in thousands of fatalities and injuries. It also said several aftershocks had been felt in the region, including one measuring 5.8 magnitude.

Traveller tests COVID-19 positive in Tasmania, border shut to Victoria

Here is an update on the situation in Tasmania; courtesy of AAP.

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A NSW traveller has tested positive to Covid-19 while quarantining in Tasmania after touching down in the state without an entry pass.

The 31-year-old man; who arrived in Launceston in Tasmania’s north on Monday via Melbourne; has since returned to NSW.

He was tested on Tuesday when in quarantine and returned a positive result on Thursday morning.

The man left hotel quarantine in Launceston on Wednesday to return home to NSW; as is permitted under Tasmania’s emergency act.

“This is not a case of community transmission. This is a case that has been picked up in quarantine;” Tasmanian premier Peter Gutwein said.

 

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Gutwein also announced Tasmania would shut to Victoria for at least seven days in response to the mainland state’s lockdown.

The state’s Public Health Director Mark Veitch said the man; who developed symptoms on Thursday; was “probably becoming infectious” when he arrived in Tasmania.

He went straight into hotel quarantine via taxi and there is a minimal risk of exposure to the community as infection control procedures were in place; Dr Veitch said.

The case has forced the state government to cancel Sunday’s sold out AFL fixture between Hawthorn and Collingwood in Launceston.

 

Karnataka To Impose Partial Lockdown Amid Rise In Covid-19 Cases

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar a couple of days back dismissed reports of imposing a complete lockdown in the state despite a slight increase in COVID-19 cases in Mangaluru; Chikmagalur; Udupi; Hassan and Kodagu districts. Also Read – Breaking News LIVE Updates: 14 Injured in Cyclinder Blast in Dharavi; Rushed to Sion Hospital.

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Giving details; K Sudhakar said that there is no question of imposing a state-wide lockdown as Karnataka is not in such a situation. The Health Minister; however; made it clear that the state government will take appropriate steps in districts where cases are rising. Also Read – Kerala Imposes Night Curfew From Monday As COVID Cases Continue to Surge | Full List of Guidelines Here

He said that the state government has already imposed a night curfew across the state and the restrictions like the curbs on large gatherings and other potential risks are already in place. He also added that the state will monitor the situation on a day-to-day basis and take appropriate decisions based on the opinions of experts and recommendations of the TAC.

Last month; Chief Minister Besavaraj Bommai had said that strict measures will be imposed if the state records an increasing number of COVID cases. Earlier; the chief minister had ordered the district administrations to strictly monitor the situation in their respective jurisdictions and to impose additional containment measures as they feel required.

 

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The state government had also asked the districts for strict surveillance measures to be implemented at the border posts as per the prevailing guidelines.

The development comes as Dakshina Kannada district bordering Kerala continued to top the daily COVID-19 cases in Karnataka; as the state reported 1;826 new cases and 33 deaths; taking the total number of infections to 29;22;875 and death toll to 36;881. The day also saw 1;618 discharges; taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 28;63;117.

With 422 new cases; Dakshina Kannada outnumbered the state capital Bengaluru Urban which reported 377 cases today. Out of 33 deaths reported today; 5 are from Bengaluru Urban and Dakshina Kannada; Belagavi; Hassan; Kolar and Mysuru (3); Chitradurga; Kodagu; Mandya and Uttara Kannada (2); followed by others.

 

Australia expands COVID-19 lockdown

Per Reuters – Australia expanded a COVID-19 lockdown to a rural town and the coastal region of Byron Bay on Monday; as fears grew that the virus has spread from Sydney to the northern tip of the country’s most populous state.

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Tamworth; a farming town 414 km (257 miles) northwest of Sydney; and Byron Bay; a tourist spot about 770 km north of Sydney; will both enter a seven-day lockdown; New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

Neither Tamworth nor Byron Bay has yet recorded a COVID-19 case; but Berejiklian said two infected people had contravened travel bans and travelled there.

“As a precaution; the health experts have recommended we lock down Tamworth for one week;” Berejiklian told reporters.

New South Wales reported 283 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours; up from 262 cases a day earlier.

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The state has struggled to contain a surge of the highly infectious Delta variant despite a lockdown of Sydney now in its seventh week.

Neighbouring Victoria state said it would ease restrictions after reporting 11 new COVID-19 cases; the same as the previous day.

The majority of the new cases in Victoria spent time in the community while infectious but state Premier Daniel Andrews said the lockdown of areas outside the state capital of Melbourne would be lifted on Monday.

 

Greater Melbourne declared a COVID-19 Hotspot for Commonwealth support

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The Australian Government Chief Medical Officer; Professor Paul Kelly; has today declared Greater Melbourne; including Greater Geelong; Moorabool and Golden Plains a COVID-19 Hotspot for the purposes of Commonwealth support; for an initial period of 7 days from 11:59pm on 5 August 2021 until 11:59pm on 12 August 2021.

The Australian Government Chief Medical Officer; Professor Paul Kelly; has declared Greater Melbourne; including Greater Geelong; Moorabool and Golden Plains a hotspot from 11:59pm on 5 August 2021 until 11:59pm on 12 August 2021.

Victoria has announced the occurrence of 12 cases in metropolitan Melbourne. There have been multiple exposure sites attended by cases during their infectious period. These are listed on the Victorian Government’s website.

 

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The outbreak is the result of the Delta variant of concern of SARS-CoV-2. The Delta variant of concern has been responsible for recent outbreaks in NSW. Delta variant has higher rates of transmission; resulting in the need for more stringent public health measures to control a community outbreak.

On 5 August 2021; the Victorian Government announced a 7-day lockdown from 8:00pm on 5 August 2021. The Commonwealth has offered the Victorian Government its support and assistance during this period.

 

Homeland Security warns of potential COVID-19 break

The Department of Homeland Security warned state and local authorities Friday about an increase in calls for violence online tied to election-related conspiracy theories; according to a law enforcement source. World Health Organization warns Coronavirus disease situation dashboard presents official daily counts of COVID-19 cases and deaths worldwide.

 

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In an effort to prevent online threats from manifesting in violent acts; DHS issued a public safety notification to reach law enforcement throughout the United States.

“[D]HS is providing awareness of reports regarding an increasing but modest level of activity online calling for violence in response to unsubstantiated claims of fraud related to the 2020 election and the alleged ‘reinstatement’ of former President Trump;” the public safety notification said; according to the source.

The warning; which does not contain a specific threat; comes amid a resurgence of false claims about the 2020 election; pushed in part by Mike Lindell; MyPillow CEO and a close ally of former President Donald Trump; who has emerged as one of the most vocal proponents of these conspiracy theories.

“As public visibility of the narratives increases; we are concerned about more calls to violence. Reporting indicates that the timing of these activities may occur during August 2021; although we lack information on specific plots or planned actions;” the notification says; according to the source.

 

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A department spokesperson told CNN in a statement that “the Department of Homeland Security regularly shares information regarding the heightened threat environment with federal; state; local; tribal; and territorial officials to ensure the safety and security of all communities across the country.”

The spokesperson confirmed that the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis issued a Public Safety Situational Awareness Notification to federal; state and local officials.

 

South Korea Breaks Covid-19 Record Again

South Korea (South Korea) recorded a record daily infection cases of Covid-19; the most since last January. The Ginseng country reported an additional 2;223 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (11/08/2021). Thus; the total number of Covid-19 cases in South Korea since the start of the pandemic has reached 216;206. World Health Organization warns Coronavirus disease situation dashboard presents official daily counts of COVID-19 cases and deaths worldwide.

 

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President Moon Jae-in said that the increase in cases was very concerning and called for continued cooperation from residents and health officials.

“(We) are in a critical period that could be a turning point for further increases in infections if we fail to stop the current spread;” Moon said; according to his spokesman.

Meanwhile; Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol said the number was triggered by the delta variant of the coronavirus and an increase in domestic travel during the summer. Not only that; “silent spreaders” are also the cause of the increase in infection cases.

According to Kwon; “silent spreaders” are those who were exposed to Covid-19 but did not inform the relevant parties. They appear in communities such as workplaces; indoor gyms; churches and nursing homes. This leads to an increase in infections of unknown origin.

 

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In addition; nearly half of these newly detected cases were found outside of Seoul and in summer vacation locations. Authorities worry that many people are ignoring social distancing rules while on vacation.

As a result of this phenomenon; Kwon strongly urges people returning from vacation to voluntarily undergo a test before returning to work.

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported 2;135 deaths on the same day. KDCA officials said the continuation of infections at the current pace could put a strain on South Korea’s health care system.

Only 15.7% of South Korea’s 52 million people have been fully vaccinated; while 42.1% have received at least one dose of the vaccine. The government’s target is that 70% have received at least one dose by September.

Darurat COVID Virus India

Seruan membeku untuk India buat memberlakukan penguncian nasional sebab permasalahan virus korona baru serta kematian mendekati rekor paling tinggi pada Senin( 10 Mei), tingkatkan tekanan pada pemerintah Perdana Menteri Narendra Modi.

 

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366. 161 peradangan baru serta 3. 754 kematian yang dilaporkan oleh departemen kesehatan turun sedikit dari puncak baru- baru ini, menjadikan penghitungan India jadi 22, 66 juta dengan 246. 116 kematian.

Sebab banyak rumah sakit bergulat dengan kekurangan oksigen serta tempat tidur yang kronis sedangkan kamar mayat serta krematorium meluap, para pakar berkata angka aktual India dapat jauh lebih besar daripada yang dilaporkan.

Uji 1, 47 juta hari Minggu buat COVID- 19 Virus India merupakan yang terendah bulan ini, bagi informasi dari Dewan Riset Kedokteran India. Angka tersebut dibanding dengan rata- rata setiap hari 1, 7 juta sepanjang 8 hari awal bulan Mei.

Tetapi, jumlah hasil positif dari uji tersebut tidak lekas jelas.

Banyak negeri bagian sudah memberlakukan penguncian ketat sepanjang sebulan terakhir sedangkan yang lain menghalangi pergerakan serta menutup bioskop, restoran, pub, serta pusat perbelanjaan.

Namun tekanan bertambah pada Modi buat mengumumkan penguncian nasional semacam yang ia jalani sepanjang gelombang awal peradangan tahun kemudian.

 

 

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Ia berjuang melawan kritik sebab mengizinkan pertemuan besar di festival keagamaan serta mengadakan rapat universal pemilihan besar- besaran sepanjang 2 bulan terakhir apalagi kala kasus- kasus melonjak.

” Kegagalan pemerintahan dalam proporsi epik serta memiliki,” kata Vipin Narang, seseorang profesor ilmu politik di Massachusetts Institute of Technology( MIT) di Amerika Serikat, di Twitter.

Pada hari Minggu, penasihat virus korona Gedung Putih Dokter. Anthony Fauci berkata ia sudah berikan ketahui pihak berwenang India kalau mereka butuh ditutup.

” Kamu wajib ditutup,” kata Fauci di kegiatan tv” This Week” ABC.” Aku percaya sebagian negeri bagian India sudah melaksanakan itu, namun Kamu butuh memutus rantai penularan. Serta salah satu metode buat melaksanakannya merupakan dengan menutupnya.”

Indian Medical Association( IMA) pula menyerukan penguncian lengkap, terencana, serta diumumkan tadinya.