Latin America exceeded this Saturday the 10 million of coronavirus cases and Brazil is about to reach 150,000 deaths. The region is the most affected the world over the fast-moving pandemic in Europe, where restrictions increased this weekend.
According to an AFP count made from official sources this Saturday, in Latin America and the Caribbean 10,003,822 infections were recorded, 366,702 of which resulted in deaths.
More than half of the infections are in Brazil, which registers 5,055,888 infections and is about to exceed 150,000 deaths. It is followed by Colombia (894,300 cases and 27,495 deaths), Argentina (871,455 cases, 23,225 deaths) and Peru (843,355 cases, 33,158 deaths) with the highest mortality rate in the world in proportion to its population, with 101 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.
Despite these figures, the Peruvian government will open seven sites archaeological from the Andean region of Cusco from October 15 after being closed for seven months, and in November the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu will reopen, jewel of Peruvian tourism.
In Argentina, mandatory isolation was extended until October 25 in a day with a record of 515 deaths and 15,009 infections of covid-19.
In Buenos Aires, on the other hand, there is “a slow and sustained decrease in cases” and the mayor, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, announced a relaxation of the confinement.
On Friday, the World Bank (WB) He warned that Latin America and the Caribbean will suffer “the worst economic and health impact” in the world due to the pandemic and predicted a decline in GDP of 7.9% in 2020.
According to a WB report, “the number of deaths from million people (in Latin America) it is as high as in advanced economies, if not higher, but the resources available to deal with the coup are much more restricted. “
Restrictions increase in Europe
Around the world, the pandemic has caused at least a million dead and about 37 million of infections since December, according to AFP figures.
In the last week, the situation worsened notably in Europe, which registered a 28% increase in the number of infections. In total, the continent already exceeds 6.2 million cases and 240,000 deaths.
The virus is primed in countries such as Spain, where the government decreed a state of alarm in Madrid to curb infections, after days of deep disagreements between the central government, on the left, and the regional executive, with a conservative mood.
For at least 14 days, the 4.5 million of inhabitants of Madrid and some neighboring municipalities must respect a partial confinement. That is, they can go for a walk, buy in the supermarket or eat in a restaurant, but within the delimited area, from which they can leave to go to work or to the doctor.
In Germany, Berlin has been registering more than 50 new cases for every 100,000 inhabitants, which makes it a “risk zone”. By way of comparison, Madrid currently exceeds 560 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.
To stop the spread of the pandemic, Berlin and other large cities, such as Frankfurt and Cologne, adopted night-time restrictions, which include the closing of bars and restaurants from 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. from this weekend.
In the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson it will possibly announce new restrictions on Monday.
But the voices dissonant to the measures do not stop. In Italy, the first outbreak of the virus in Europe that has already exceeded 36,000 deaths and is close to 350,000 cases, hundreds of people, including neo-fascists, anti-vaccines and plotters, participated in two demonstrations on Saturday in Rome against the mandatory use of masks.
Faced with the rise in infections, the Italian government imposed the use of outdoor masks as mandatory and extended the state of emergency until January 31.
In order to avoid the breach of restrictions, in Iran it was decided to fine the inhabitants of Tehran who do not respect especially the use of a mask.
¿Trump es negativo?
In this bleak world outlook, a question remains unanswered: Is President Donald Trump Cured After Announcing On October 2 That He Was Positive For Coronavirus?
This Saturday, and despite doubts about his health, Trump will give a public speech at the White House, the first since he announced his infection, in an attempt to relaunch his campaign and cut the disadvantage that the polls give him against the candidate. Democrat, Joe Biden, three weeks before the presidential election.
The United States is the most punished from the world by this pandemic, with more than 213,000 deaths and 7.6 million infections. Every day about 1,000 people die from the virus in that country, according to official figures.
These figures did not prevent part of the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn’s Borough Park neighborhood, classified as a “red zone” due to its high rate of cases, in New York, which was hit hard in the spring, from protesting against the restrictions, which they consider stigmatizing. .