SMM5, March 21: at present, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia in the world has exceeded 5.08 million, of which the confirmed case of new crown pneumonia in the United States has exceeded 1.54 million. According to New York Times statistics, in the past 14 days, new cases have increased in nine states, including Texas, while others have remained flat or declined. As of the 20th, 50 states in the United States have partially lifted the ban.
[latest global epidemic situation] Worldometers world real-time statistics show that as of May 21, 09 / 32, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia worldwide has exceeded 5.08 million, reaching 5085066, and the cumulative number of deaths has exceeded 329000, reaching 329721.
[confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia in the United States are on the rise in more than 1.54 million 9 states] according to data from Johns Hopkins University, as of 1655 EDT on the 20th, there were 1547353 confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia in the United States, with 93119 deaths. According to the statistics of the New York Times, in the past 14 days, nine states, including Texas, have seen an increase in new cases, while others have remained flat or declined. As of the 20th, 50 states in the United States have partially lifted the ban.
[who says more than 120 new crown vaccines are being developed] on the 20th, local time, WHO held a regular press conference on new crown pneumonia. Maria van Kohof, technical director of the WHO Health Emergency Project, said that more than 120 candidate vaccines for new crown virus are being developed, and the actual number is certainly more, some of which are undergoing clinical evaluation. She stressed that there are no shortcuts to vaccine development and must be carried out in accordance with safe and effective standards, and no step can be skipped.
[who: hydroxychloroquine has not been found to be effective in the treatment of new crown pneumonia] WHO held a regular press conference on new crown pneumonia on the 20th local time. Michael Ryan, director of the WHO Health Emergency Project, said that so far, hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine has not been found to be effective in the treatment or prevention of new crown pneumonia. in fact, on the contrary, many agencies have issued warnings about the potential side effects of the drug, and many countries have restricted the drug to be used only in clinical trials of new crown pneumonia or under the supervision of doctors in hospitals. Because a series of potential side effects have occurred or may occur.
[Tan Desai: 106000 new cases reported in the past 24 hours is the largest increase in a single day] according to CNN citing World Health Organization Director-General Tan Desai local time on the 20th, WHO received 106000 new cases in the past 24 hours, the largest increase in a single day since the outbreak.
[Spain again passes application for extension of national state of emergency] on the 20th local time, the Spanish House of Representatives approved an application by Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez to extend the state of emergency until 0: 00 on June 7. this is the fifth time that the Spanish government has applied for an extension of the state of emergency since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic.
The latest situation of the global epidemic:
National Health Commission: from 0 to 24:00 on May 20, 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government) and Xinjiang production and Construction Corps reported 2 new confirmed cases, including 1 imported case (in Guangdong) and 1 local case (in Shanghai); no new death; 1 new suspected case, which is imported from abroad (in Shanghai).
The United States
U.S. Senate Majority (Republican) Leader Mitch McConnell: expanding unemployment benefits will not be part of the next economic bailout bill.
[Trump says he will stop taking hydroxychloroquine within a day or two] Trump said at a White House news conference on Wednesday that he would stop taking hydroxychloroquine within a day or two. "I think the course of treatment will be over in a day or two, I think two days." On Monday, Trump said he had been taking the drug to prevent the new crown virus in the past 10 days. However, there is little evidence that hydroxychloroquine can prevent infection with the new crown virus.
[all 50 states in the United States restart their economies to varying degrees] on 20 May local time, more than two months after being affected by the new crown epidemic, all 50 states in the United States restarted their economies, with different degrees and ways of opening up. The Northeast and West Coast of the United States and the Midwestern states led by the Democratic Party are slow to restart, some states choose to open county by county, and some states continue to implement the "home order." By contrast, some southern states opened earlier and more comprehensively. On the 19th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a 60-page guidance document suggesting that states should restart the first phase after a 14-day decline in cases. As of Tuesday, new daily cases in at least 17 states were on the rise, while only 16 states had an average daily increase of more than 10%, according to an analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.
[House of Representatives to vote on expanded loan Program] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that members of the House of Representatives plan to vote again next week to give small businesses more time to use (PPP) loan assistance.
[Korean nightclub epidemic] the number of confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia related to nightclubs in South Korea rose to 201.
The Japan Broadcasting Association NHK: has accumulated 16433 cases of new crown pneumonia and 784 deaths in Japan.
Japanese Economic Regeneration Minister Yasuni Nishimura: it is appropriate to lift the state of emergency in Kyoto and Osaka; it is not recommended to lift the state of emergency in Tokyo.
[latest epidemic situation in Mexico] the number of confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia in Mexico has increased to 56594, and the number of deaths has increased to 6090; the number of new deaths has reached a record high in a single day.
[the latest epidemic in Canada: a total of 80121 confirmed cases and a total of 6028 deaths] according to the statistics on the epidemic of new crown pneumonia released on the 20th local time in various provinces and regions of Canada, in the past 24 hours, there were 1009 new confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia in Canada, bringing the cumulative number of confirmed cases to 80121; Canada added 116 new deaths, with a total of 6028 deaths. Quebec and Ontario remain the provinces with the highest number of new infections and deaths in Canada.
[the latest epidemic in New Zealand: a total of 1503 cases of new crown pneumonia] according to Worldometers world real-time statistics, up to now, there have been 1503 cases of new crown pneumonia in New Zealand, 21 deaths and 1447 cured cases.
[the latest epidemic in Australia: 7079 confirmed cases and 100 deaths] according to the latest statistics from the real-time data update website Worldometers, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia in Australia is 7079, the cumulative number of deaths is 100, and the cumulative cure is 6444.
[Britain says vaccine against the new crown virus may be mass produced in September] British Business Secretary Alok Sharma announced at the government's daily briefing on the new crown virus on May 17 that the clinical trial of the new crown virus vaccine hosted by the University of Oxford is progressing smoothly. If clinical trials of the vaccine are successful, 30 million doses of the vaccine will be produced for the UK in September in partnership with AstraZeneca.
[more than 19000 new confirmed cases of crown pneumonia in Brazil represent the largest increase in a single day.] according to Brazilian media reports, according to the latest data released by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, 19951 new confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia were reported in the country in a single day, the largest increase since the outbreak in the country, with a total of 291579 confirmed cases; 888 new deaths and a total of 18859 deaths. At present, the total number of diagnosed cases of new crown pneumonia in Brazil ranks third in the world, second only to the United States and Russia.
National response measures and related impacts
Lufthansa: talks are under way with the Economic Stability Fund, which will provide up to 9 billion euros.
Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil: it is difficult to give GDP expectations in the face of many uncertainties. The unemployment rate is expected to exceed 15%. If the market is unstable, Brazil's central bank may raise benchmark interest rates.
Brazil will issue a decree by next week to take measures to help small and medium-sized enterprises increase credit.
Chief Economist of the Federal Reserve of New Zealand: the Federal Reserve of New Zealand is expected to maintain its official cash rate at its current level until March 2021.
[Turkish Airlines will resume domestic flights on June 4] on May 20, local time, Turkish Airlines Chairman and Executive Committee Chairman Ike said in an interview with local media in Istanbul that Turkish Airlines will resume domestic flights from June 4 and international flights from June 10. If all goes well, Turkish Airlines will gradually increase flight frequency and increase flight destinations according to the actual situation. First of all, it will resume domestic routes between Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and other big cities.
The Italian authorities will reopen all airports in the country from June 3.
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