World Desk, Tech for FTCP, Washington
Updated Sat, 22 Aug 2020 07:11 AM IST
Corona in the world
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According to the US Labor Ministry, the number of people receiving unemployment allowance benefits across the country declined for two consecutive weeks, but then it has crossed this number. Last week, about 11 lakh people applied for unemployment allowance. Increasing numbers after declining for two consecutive weeks has indicated that layoffs are still occurring in many companies. New figures show that the economy remains weak even after more than five months have passed.
324 new cases in South Korea.
There have been 324 new cases in South Korea. This is the highest number of infections received in a single day since the beginning of March in the country. Most of the new cases are coming up in the capital Seoul. Cases have increased to 16,670 in the country, out of which 309 people have died.
China's mining company tests vaccine in Papua New Guinea without approval
A Chinese mining company in Papua New Guinea has claimed increased immunity of employees against Kovid-19 in its vaccination test. According to the report published in the Australian newspaper, Papua Zelta Wong, the health minister of the South Pacific island nation, said that the Ministry of Health is investigating this claim by the mining company (Ramu Nico Management).
National Epidemic Response Controller David Manning on Thursday banned the testing or testing of the Kovid-19 vaccine in Papua New Guinea. Later it was discovered that the National Health Department had not approved any vaccine test here.
11 new cases surfaced in New Zealand
On Friday, 11 new cases were reported in New Zealand. The decision to relax restrictions in the country's largest city of Auckland next week was later changed. Earlier, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the lockdown in the Auckland region on Monday by 26 August, with Alert 3 lockdown and Alert 2 elsewhere. Nine cases are local in Auckland, while two cases are from outside the city.
Myanmar imposed lockdown in Rakhine capital
Myanmar has imposed a lockdown in the strife-torn Rakhine state capital Sitway following the outbreak of the virus. Health officials said on Friday that nineteen people have been found infected in the western region since Monday.
Pool party happening in china
Even though the World Health Organization has issued warnings against mass celebrations, the virus's genesis site China has turned a blind eye to these warnings. China has allowed large-scale pool parties. Recently, China's broadcaster CCTV reported that 27 million Chinese tourists visited Wuhan in Hubei province in the past week, where the corona virus was first reported. Many pictures and videos of thousands of big masked people went viral at a pool party in Wuhan during the Music Festival.