Compilation: Rose Sky
1. U.S. Senator Cotton introduced a bill to revoke China’s permanent most-favored-nation treatment
Republican U.S. Senator Tom Cotton from Arkansas in the United States introduced a bill to the Senate on September 17 to revoke the United States’ permanent most-favored-nation treatment for China. If the bill is subsequently passed by the U.S. Congress, it will give the U.S. the power to decide whether to grant China the most-favored-nation treatment in an annual manner to the president and Congress to decide.
The “China Trade Relations Act” proposed by Cotton will revoke China’s permanent MFN status and restore it to the state before 2001. According to this bill, China’s MFN status must be updated every year through the decision of the President of the United States. The U.S. Congress can also pass a joint resolution that expresses its disapproval, vetoing the president’s decision to extend Beijing’s most-favored nation status.
The bill will also expand the list of human rights violations and trade abuses under the “Jackson-Vanik Amendment” (Jackson-Vanik Amendment) implemented on U.S. foreign trade relations. If these situations occur, the amendment will deprive China of the eligibility for most-favored-nation status and does not require presidential immunity. According to the content of the bill, these related offensive behaviors include: “Use or facilitate the use of slave labor; operate a’vocational training and education center’ or other concentration camps as long as it goes against the wishes of the people there; execute or otherwise order Forced abortion or sterilization procedures; harvesting prisoners’ organs without their consent; hindering the exercise of religious freedom; intimidating or harassing citizens of the People’s Republic of China residing outside the People’s Republic of China; engaging in systematic economic espionage against the United States, including theft The intellectual property of the American people.”
Cotton previously stated in an exclusive interview with Fox News that under the bill, if Beijing launches missiles on US ships in the Western Pacific, or suppresses Hong Kong as this year, “we will be able to say that China’s MFN status will not be updated. .”
Cotton proposed that the United States must return to that path so that it can pressure Beijing every year to “stop stealing our intellectual property” and “stop stealing products they made based on American design and engineering.” He continued. Said that the bill will not revoke the most-favored-nation treatment for China, but it will become a good influence force every year, “ensure that the Communist Party has begun to act like a responsible country.”
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2. Farewell, Branstad
The US Embassy announced earlier that the US ambassador to China Branstad will step down from his post as US ambassador and leave Beijing in early October. It is reported that after Terry Branstad resigns, Fu Deen, the deputy head of the US mission to China, will be responsible for managing the daily work of the embassy as charge d’affaires until the new ambassador to China arrives in China.
This news triggered a new round of speculation in the Chinese and foreign media about the direction of Sino-US relations, especially the complete decoupling. On the 13th of this month, when Branstad announced that he would leave Beijing in October, it had already triggered heated discussions on Chinese social platforms. The netizen “Floating Rhapsody” posted: “Farewell to Stuart and Branstad. There really is no history but reincarnation.” The netizen “Deep Sea” posted: “Totally decouple and welcome the internal circulation.”; Netizen “Lu Ming” posted: “There is not much time left for the Chinese to understand the world systematically. But it doesn’t matter, we can still live in our own world.” Some netizens worry that according to the five levels of diplomatic relations between countries, the first-level ambassador Level, this is the relationship between the allies, the second-level ministerial level, the third-level charge d’affaires level, the fourth-level severance of diplomatic relations, and the fifth-level state of war. After Ambassador Bu departs, only the third-level charge d’affaires remains between China and the United States. Does this indicate Sino-US relations? A substantial downgrade? Does it indicate that a hot war is about to occur?
And Branstad’s announcement of his departure on September 14 without warning is another sign of the rapid collapse of the relationship between the two sides. Regardless of whether Branstad leaves office, whether the United States sends someone else to serve as China-US ambassador, or does not appoint an ambassador for the time being, and uses the “charge d’affaires” method to substantially reduce bilateral relations, taking this “old friend of the Chinese people” as an example. It is noted that Trump’s China policy has completed the process from quantitative change to qualitative change. The Sino-US relationship established on the rubble forty-one years ago is rapidly collapsing into a larger pile of rubble.
3. As Taiwan commends the late leader, China sends more fighters
Taipei, Taiwan (Associated Press)-As the island’s leaders, senior government officials and a senior U.S. envoy paid tribute to those who led Taiwan’s transition to democracy, China sent more fighters to Taiwan on the second day of Saturday.
US Deputy Secretary of State Keith Krach kept a low profile on the agency. His presence at this event and on the island aroused strong condemnation from China. On Friday, China sent 18 warplanes across the center line of the Taiwan Strait to demonstrate with extraordinary power.
According to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense, Beijing sent 19 more fighters on Saturday, two of which were bombers. A statement said that the island’s air force stepped up its disruption and deployed anti-aircraft missile systems to monitor Chinese activities.
The service was held at the Athens Theological Seminary in Taipei on a pleasant Saturday morning. President Tsai Ing-wen expressed his gratitude to Lee Kuan Yew for bringing a peaceful political transition to democracy on the island.
4. China announces regulations on the list of “unreliable entities”
China’s Ministry of Commerce on Saturday issued regulations for its list of “unreliable entities”, which target foreign companies, saying they endanger national sovereignty, security or development interests.
Companies on the final list may be prohibited from importing and exporting from China, or they may be prohibited from investing in China.
Other measures include imposing fines, restricting employees’ eligibility to enter China, and revoking their work or residence permits.
Before announcing the new regulations, the United States stated that it would ban TikTok and WeChat owned by China from the U.S. App Store on Sunday, and prohibit such apps from evaluating basic U.S. Internet services based on national security and data privacy issues.
Although China has announced relevant regulations, the list has not yet been announced. The state-owned Global Times said in May that China may include Apple, Qualcomm and Cisco on the list in retaliation for the US restrictions on Huawei.
5. The Russian military says that US flights near Crimea have increased tensions
The Russian military on Friday accused the United States and its allies of causing tension in the Black Sea region, and the number of bomber patrols and intelligence flights has increased dramatically.
Colonel Sergei Rudskoi, head of the main business unit of the Russian General Staff, accused the United States and other NATO members of greatly increasing the scope of military activities in the region.
He said in the briefing: “The United States and its NATO allies will take full responsibility for the possible escalation of the situation in the region.”
Rudeskoy pointed out that the US B-52 strategic bomber conducted a series of flights in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov in August and September respectively, claiming that these missions were designed to simulate missile strikes against facilities in southern Russia. He said that the bomber flew 11 kilometers (less than 7 miles) from the Russian border.
6. The CDC changed direction again, saying that asymptomatic people should be checked
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course again on Friday and now recommends that people be tested when they come into contact with people with coronavirus , even if they have no symptoms.
The CDC’s updated guidelines say: “Due to the importance of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission, the guidelines further emphasize the need to test asymptomatic people, including close contact with people infected with SARS-CoV-2. .”
Close contact means “entering at least 15 minutes within 6 feet of a recorded SARS-CoV-2 infection.” The CDC also recommends that even if you test negative, you should self-isolate for two weeks, because “a single negative test does not mean that you will remain negative at any time after the test.
This is the second time the CDC has changed its testing policy.
On August 26, the agency changed its guidelines, stating that asymptomatic individuals do not need to be tested even if they are in close contact with people with coronavirus, which caused controversy .
Friday’s reversal pushed the CDC back to its original guidance.
The CDC stated that its guidance and recommendations are based on “currently known information about COVID-19, and may change as other information becomes available”.
Some lawmakers speculated that due to political reasons, political appointments within the Trump administration promoted the first change in policy. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the decision was about politics, not science.
7. Canadian Foreign Minister: Canada abandoned the idea of reaching a free trade agreement with China
With the relationship between Ottawa and Beijing in crisis, the Canadian Foreign Minister announced on Friday that Canada had abandoned the idea of a free trade agreement with China.
Canadian Foreign Minister Shang Pengfei explained in an interview with The Globe and Mail on Friday that China in 2020 will no longer be China in 2016.
Agence France-Presse pointed out that reaching a free trade agreement with China was one of the priorities of Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau when he came to power in 2015. Since Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, was arrested in Vancouver on December 1, 2018, and two Canadians were arrested in China a few days later, the Canada-China Free Trade Agreement negotiations that started in 2016 have been walking on thin ice.
Canadian Foreign Minister Shang Pengfei also emphasized Beijing’s sanctions diplomacy in an interview. He believes that the conditions for the continuation of the negotiations are currently immature. Shang Pengfei also said that Canada’s priority is to send two Canadians arrested in China back to their homes.
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang launched exploratory negotiations on a free trade agreement between the two countries in September 2016. China is Canada’s second largest trading partner. Although the diplomatic relations between the two countries have been indifferent recently and the new crown epidemic still exists, the trade between the two sides is still growing.
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8. Hu Xijin in the Sino-Indian border conflict admits that the People’s Liberation Army has been killed
In mid-June, the Chinese and Indian armed forces broke out in serious bloody conflict on the border. Global Times editor-in-chief Hu Xijin recently confirmed for the first time that the People’s Liberation Army had been killed in this conflict; he claimed that the Chinese killed far fewer soldiers than the Indians. According to Hu Xijin’s description of the battlefield, the People’s Liberation Army was outnumbered at first, but the Chinese soldiers fought to the last breath, and none of them were captured by the Indian army. After the PLA officers and soldiers began to counterattack, “Indian troops were disintegrated and scattered, some fell down the mountain, some fell into the river, neglecting each other, and many people surrendered to the PLA and became prisoners.” The report did not mention the whereabouts of the Indian prisoners mentioned by Hu Xijin. So far, it seems that China and India have never mentioned the return or exchange of prisoners.
According to the Hong Kong Economic Times, the bloody conflict between China and India in June, Hu Xijin first proved that the People’s Liberation Army was killed.
On the evening of June 15th, the Chinese and Indian armed forces broke out in serious bloodshed in the Galwan Valley in the western part of the border. The two sides beat each other with primitive weapons such as clubs and stones. The Indian Army later stated that 20 Indian troops were killed and Indian media claimed that as many as 43 people were killed or injured in the People’s Liberation Army, but China has not announced the number of casualties of the People’s Liberation Army.
Hu Xijin posted on Weibo on the evening of the 17th quoting a Chinese person familiar with the matter as saying that in that severe physical conflict, “China killed far fewer soldiers than India killed.” A total of 20 Indian soldiers died, many of them were He died after being injured without medical treatment. Hu Xijin claimed that a few officers and soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army went to the cross-border Indian army to negotiate. The Indian army suddenly “smashed” the People’s Liberation Army, leading to the outbreak of conflict between the two sides. Initially outnumbered, but the Chinese soldiers fought to the last breath, and none of them were captured by the Indian army. After the PLA officers and soldiers began to counterattack, “Indian troops were disintegrated and scattered, some fell down the mountain, some fell into the river, neglecting each other, and many people surrendered to the PLA and became prisoners.”
According to the report, although Hu Xijin first confirmed the death of the People’s Liberation Army, he did not specify the number of casualties. In response to the bloody clash between the Chinese and Indian armies on the north shore of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh, Hu Xijin also claimed that the Indian army preemptively crossed the border and occupied the high ground, and condescendingly threw stones at the PLA. Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh stated in Congress on the 15th that the Indian army’s conflict in the Kalwan Valley on June 15 caused heavy casualties to China. Hu Xijin claimed last night that Singh’s remarks were “an encouragement to Indian nationalist forces,” so he wanted to “expose” Singh.
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9. Shi Zhengli, a liar, said: The source of the 2019 coronavirus may never be found
As a medical expert, Shi Zhengli, a researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has lied and ignored the facts. She is already the spokesperson of the devil CCP.
Yesterday, she was interviewed by the Chinese Communist Party’s official media that her team is tracing the natural source of the 2019 coronavirus, but has not yet found an intermediate host to spread to humans. She said, “We know that traceability is important, but it may never be found.” Shi Zhengli was once suspected of being the key figure in the virus leaked by the Wuhan virus.
Shi Zhengli has long studied bats carrying coronaviruses. In 2017, it was discovered that bats carried severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) related viruses.
According to the Central News Agency, after the outbreak of COVID-19 (Wuhan pneumonia) in Wuhan at the end of last year, Shi Zhengli was suspected to be the key figure in the virus leaked by the Wuhan virus; she was also the first expert to isolate COVID-19 .
Shi Zhengli said that the team’s research shows that the natural host of the 2019 coronavirus may be bats, and other wild animals are not excluded. However, the intermediate host has not been found. This also proves that the virus is very cunning, and it spread silently from wild animals to human society. This process is also a part that needs to be paid attention to in the follow-up of the new coronavirus etiology research. Shi Zhengli said that tracing the source of the virus is a very important thing. Because the 2019 coronavirus is a new type of coronavirus, its source and how it spreads to human society have become very important. But it is very difficult to figure out the source of the virus, and it depends on epidemiology and molecular evolution research.
Shi Zhengli said that although other research teams have also detected SARS-related coronaviruses in pangolins and other animals that are related to the 2019 coronavirus, the sequences of these genomes show that their evolutionary relationship is still a certain distance from the 2019 coronavirus. Shi Zhengli said, “We know that traceability is very important, but it may never be found.” When the SARS broke out that year, scientists immediately identified civet cats traded on the market as the direct source of the virus, but it took them 8 years to find the original source of SARS in a mine in Yunnan. Therefore, it is necessary to continuously search to achieve the desired purpose.
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10. The old German-Chinese partnership is gone?
The informal economic partnership between Germany and China that has formed for decades is now disintegrating. With the strong return of China, the Asian giant, this poses a threat to the recovery of Germany and Europe as a whole after the epidemic. According to the Wall Street Journal, German officials have recently signaled a tougher diplomatic stance against China. They said that due to disputes with China over a series of issues ranging from fair market access to human rights, Germany will shift its focus to Asian democracies including Japan and South Korea. How did China and Germany change from former partners to rivals today? According to economists in the German public and private sectors, Germany’s gross domestic product (GDP) should shrink by 5.8%-7.1% this year, which is better than most other Western economies, but faster than China’s expected growth rate of 2.5% Much worse.
According to economists and German business leaders, the divergence of the economic situation between China and Germany is partly attributed to the Chinese government’s strategy to encourage domestic manufacturers to produce more sophisticated machinery and equipment. These machinery and equipment are comparable to the high-end German capital products that were once the world’s best. Stronger competitiveness. For many German exporters, this situation not only means that their sales in China have become more difficult, but also means that Chinese companies are increasingly becoming competitors in other areas. ”
According to the report, this year may be a turning point in relations between Germany and China. China is not only Germany’s largest trading partner, but also a long-term focus of Germany’s global diplomacy.
11. Asia Today: Increasing cases in India
India has maintained a surge in coronavirus cases. In the past 24 hours, 93,337 new confirmed cases of infection have been added.
The Ministry of Health on Saturday increased the number of national cases among nearly 1.4 billion people to 5.3 million. The report said that in the past 24 hours, another 1,247 people died, for a total of 85619. The country has more than one million active cases and the recovery rate is about 80%.
India has reported the highest single-day increase in the world for five consecutive weeks. It is expected that within a few weeks, it will surpass the United States as the country with the worst pandemic
The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has faced severe criticism from opposition members of the Indian Parliament for responding to the pandemic amid a shrinking economy, which has left millions of people unemployed.
12. Today’s interesting talk: The British Foreign Secretary’s guard was relieved of his duties after leaving the gun on the plane
A guard of British Foreign Minister Raab (pictured) was “dismissed” for leaving his gun on the plane returning from the United States. Reuters
“The Sun” (The Sun) reports that the plane landed yesterday morning in London after Heathrow Airport (Heathrow Airport), cleaning staff found to have put holsters, semi-automatic pistol with a bullet on the seat.
A spokesperson for the London Metropolitan Police said: “We learned of the incident that took place on an aircraft that arrived in the UK on the 18th. We attach great importance to this incident. The relevant personnel have now been relieved of their duties and are conducting internal discussions on the incident. survey.”
According to the Associated Press (AP), a similar incident occurred in February this year, when the guards of former Prime Minister David Cameron left their guns in the toilets of British Airways airliners.
It was reported that the pistol, which was forgotten in the toilet, was discovered by the passenger and handed over to the flight attendant.
13. Truck crash on Auckland Harbour Bridge: Motorists face terrible traffic on Saturday
After two truck crashes on the Harbour Bridge on Friday paralyzed one of Auckland’s main transportation routes, Aucklanders continue to face dire traffic problems.
After 11 a.m. on Friday, strong wind gusts caused chaos on the Auckland Harbour Bridge, throwing a medium-sized northbound truck to the side, blocking several central lanes for several hours before it could be safely demolished.
At the same time, a truck heading south was blown into a slant, hit the structure of the bridge, and then straightened it.
However, due to the shearing of the steel columns, damage to the superstructure of the bridge was caused.
The NZTA admitted that closing four lanes would cause serious traffic congestion, and this is the problem Aucklanders faced on Saturday.
Google Maps shows that the bridge has heavy traffic throughout the day from north to south and is expected to be delayed by 20 minutes. However, some motorists in Newshub said the delays were much worse. NZTA urged residents on Friday to consider working from home, and if they need to travel to the city centre, consider other modes of travel, such as taking public transport or taking other routes like the West Loop.
International news summary:
September 19, 2020 (AFP report from Paris on the 19th) The official statistics compiled by AFP show that as of 11:00 GMT on the 19th (7:00 pm on the 19th in Taiwan), at least 95,025 people have died worldwide As for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), at least 3,056,040 cases have been confirmed. …
September 19, 2020 (Agence France-Presse, London, 19th) Media reports and police pointed out that a guard of British Foreign Secretary Rab was “dismissed from duty” for leaving his gun on the plane returning from the United States. “The Sun” (The…
September 19, 2020 (AFP report from Geneva on the 18th) As the global death toll from the COVID-19 disease (COVID-19) is approaching the 1 million mark, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) today stated that 50,000 people died from the epidemic, which is unacceptably high. …
September 19, 2020 (Agence France-Presse, Washington, 19th) Police in Rochester, New York, USA, stated that a shooting broke out early this morning at a local backyard party, resulting in 2 deaths and 14 injuries. Acting Chief of the Rochester Police Department Simons (Mark…
September 19, 2020 (AFP report from Paris on the 18th) France’s COVID-19 cases have surged again. Finance Minister Le Maire announced today that he has been diagnosed, but he claims to be asymptomatic and is currently far away from home jobs. Bruno Le…
September 19, 2020 (Agence France-Presse, Washington, 18th) The US Army announced today that despite some resistance, it will continue to strengthen its military deployment in northeastern Syria, including its forces and equipment. The United States and Russia are in a state of tension in this region of Syria. US Central Command (Centcom) spokesperson Eban (Bill…
September 19, 2020 (AFP, Washington, 18th) The death of American liberal Justice Kingsberg gave President Trump the opportunity to appoint another person to expand the conservative power of the Supreme Court. Even if the presidential election is approaching, the Republicans still support voting on Trump’s nomination, while the Democrats believe that a new president should be elected. Kingsberg (Ruth…
September 19, 2020 (AFP, Washington, 18th) U.S. President Donald Trump today attacked the FBI Director’s remarks that Russia and right-wing militias threatened the U.S. election, and named China and left-wing groups. America’s biggest threat. …
September 18, 2020 (Agence France-Presse, Washington, 18th) The U.S. election is approaching. In order to win the support of voters in agricultural states, President Trump announced an increase of US$14 billion (about NT$406 billion) in subsidies for victims of COVID-19 (COVID-19) Farmers and ranchers affected by the epidemic. …
September 18, 2020 (Agence France-Presse, Washington, 18th). The US presidential election campaign has become fierce. Virginia started the first day of early voting today. There was a long queue of voters. Some people waited for 4 hours to vote. ticket. In Virginia, about 300 voters in the Fairfax County Government Center (Fairfax…
September 18, 2020 (AFP, Washington, 18th) U.S. President Trump said today that it is estimated that enough COVID-19 vaccines will be made “for all Americans” by April next year. Vaccination, also said that the first batch of vaccines will be distributed immediately after approval later this year. …
September 18, 2020 (AFP, Ottawa, 18th) Canada today announced that in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, Canada and the United States will extend the non-essential travel ban between the two countries to October 21st. …
September 18, 2020 (Agence France-Presse Guyana, Georgetown on the 18th, a comprehensive foreign report) China today held military exercises in response to U.S. Secretary of State Colac’s visit to Taiwan. U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo accused it of “military intimidation.” . …
September 18, 2020 (AFP, Washington, 18th) The U.S. Department of Commerce today issued an order to ban the download of the popular Chinese short video application (app) TikTok and the use of China’s messaging and payment platform WeChat from the 20th. The reason is that these two apps pose a threat to national security. …
September 18, 2020 (Agence France-Presse, Geneva, 18th) Diplomatic sources revealed that the first round of selection for the Secretary-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ended, and the list of candidates has been reduced from 8 to 5, with women making up the majority. …
September 18, 2020 (Agence France-Presse, London, 18th) The outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK is heating up, and the number of hospitalized patients will double every 8 days recently. The government warns that it may be implemented again across England Complete blockade. British Health Secretary Hancock (Matt…
September 18, 2020 (AFP report from Paris on the 18th) The official statistics compiled by Agence France-Presse show that as of 11:00 GMT on the 18th (7pm on the 18th in Taiwan), at least 9467,727 people have died worldwide At least 302,189,930 people have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). …
September 18, 2020 (Agence France-Presse, Millinocket, Maine, 18th) A rural wedding in Maine, the United States, has become a hotbed for the spread of new crown pneumonia. So far, 7 people have died and 177 people have been infected. Maine originally hoped that the peak of the epidemic had passed, and this super-spread incident awakened the fear of the people. …
Coronavirus real-time news:
Boris Johnson warned Britain to enter the second round of coronavirus
The prime minister said that measures will be implemented nationwide because experts say that unless behavior changes, the death toll may reach its first peak
. Britain’s pandemic may rise again, and it may be “blocked across the country”
A waitress in Liverpool, England, wore protective equipment to clean the table on the 18th . ( Getty Images )
With the spread of the new crown pneumonia epidemic , the number of hospitalized patients in the UK will double every 8 days. The government warns that a complete lockdown may be implemented across England; the Philippines has more than 3,000 new cases in a single day for 11 days; the Czech Republic has newly confirmed cases for 3 days A single-day high record. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of the 18th, at least 940,968 people have died of new coronary pneumonia and 30,387,551 people have been diagnosed.
- The number of hospitalized patients with British infection doubles every 8 days
The United Kingdom is one of the most severely affected countries in Europe. The government has reported nearly 42,000 deaths. The epidemic has rebounded recently, with the number of new cases reaching the highest level since April; according to the current growth rate, it will be welcomed in 2 weeks. Here comes the second peak. Many areas in England have begun to tighten their own anti-epidemic measures. For example, Leeds has recently reported that bars, restaurants, etc. will be closed, and residents of various districts will be prohibited from moving. The lockdown of the country will affect more than 10 million people.
- President of Guatemala and Japanese House of Representatives infected
Guatemala President Guatemala pointed out on the 18th that the test result of COVID-19 was positive. At present, Guatemala is gradually loosening travel restrictions. The country has opened its international airport for commercial flights for the first time since mid-March on the 18th. Navigation, also reopen the border. Guatemala has reported 84,344 confirmed cases and 3076 deaths.
In addition, Japan’s Kyodo News Agency reported that the Japanese House of Representatives Affairs Bureau stated on the 18th that Liberal Democratic Party Representative Takatori Shuichi had contracted new crown pneumonia. This is the first member of the Japanese Diet to be infected.
- 3103 new cases in Czech Republic hit a record high in 3 days
The Czech Ministry of Health reported on the 18th that 3103 new cases were diagnosed, setting a single-day record for the third consecutive day. Since the outbreak in the Czech Republic in March, a total of 44,155 confirmed cases and 489 deaths have been reported.
In addition, according to data released by the Federal Ministry of Health of India on the 18th, an additional 96,424 people were diagnosed in India in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 5.2 million. Reuters reported that since the beginning of August, India has continuously set a world record for the number of people infected in a single day. If this trend continues, it may one day surpass the United States and become the country with the largest number of people infected in the country.
-The number of deaths from COVID-19 in Australia rose to 844 on Saturday, and there are 21 cases and 7 deaths in Victoria. 757 people have died in Victoria, the hardest-hit state. Its capital, Melbourne, with a population of 5 million, has been locked down for a month and faces nightly curfews to stop growth. It seems to be working. Despite several cases in several suburbs in the southeast, the city’s 14-day average number of new cases was 39.3, well below the state’s target of 50.