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– India has a record one-day jump of nearly 8,000 cases of coronavirus
– 400 German managers, workers and family members have begun to return to China
– Pakistan will resume international flights even though the highest overnight death toll is 78
ISLAMABAD – Even though Pakistan recorded the highest overnight death toll of 78 and the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases surged past 66,000, the country’s Civil Aviation Authority announced that international flights could enter and exit Pakistan.
On Saturday, Pakistan had recorded 1,395 deaths due to COVID-19 since mid-March and the number of daily new cases showed a daily increase of nearly 2,500.
But Pakistan has eased most of its locking measures and earlier this month the Supreme Court even ordered the mall to be opened. Despite requests from the country’s medical profession, and dire warnings of more deaths due to the spread of coronavirus,
Prime Minister Imran Khan refused to close the mosque, subject to Pakistan’s radical religious leaders, who threatened violent protests if the mosque was closed. Pakistan has nearly 3,000 intensive care beds in a country of 220 million people, with little or no regard for the government’s direction towards social distance. Domestic flights resumed earlier this month.
NEW DELHI, India – India has a record jump of 7,964 single cases and 265 deaths, one day before a two-month lockout in a country of 1.3 billion people scheduled to end.
The Ministry of Health on Saturday stated the total number of cases in India was 173,763 with 4,971 deaths. Total infections included 86,422 active cases and 82,369 recovery.
More than 70% of corona virus cases in India are concentrated in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an open letter during one year of his second term of office, stressed that India was on its way to “victory” in the battle against the virus. He said India would set “an example in the economic revival” and called on citizens to show “strong determination.”
Modi also acknowledged the “tremendous suffering” of migrant workers and workers who were hardest hit after India imposed a national coronavirus lockout at the end of March, forcing millions of them to leave the city after losing their jobs and making a tiring and dangerous journey back to their hometown they. .
The federal government is expected to issue a new set of guidelines this weekend, possibly extending closure in the worst-hit areas.
India began easing lockout restrictions earlier this month, allowing the reopening of shops and manufacturing and the resumption of some domestic trains and flights and vehicle movements.
Metro, school and college services, hotels and restaurants are closed nationally.
India has surpassed China in terms of confirmed cases and deaths from the disease.
BEIJING – About 400 German managers, workers and family members have begun returning to China on charter flights when multinational companies in the world’s second-largest economy are trying to resume their operations at full speed.
A pair of flights from Frankfurt to Chinese business centers in Tianjin and Shanghai were organized by the German Chamber of Commerce in China in collaboration with the German diplomatic mission and airline Lufthansa and were the first repatriation flights from Europe to China for foreign nationals. China has largely banned all foreigners from entering China because of the coronavirus outbreak.
“This is an important step towards reconnecting the economies of China and Germany,” Jens Hildebrandt, executive director of the German Chamber of Commerce in North China, was quoted as saying in a news release. “It is in our mutual interest to contribute to helping the economy return to normal and pre-viral levels.” More than 5,200 German companies operate in China, employing more than 1 million people. “We know there is a big demand in the German business community to get more foreign employees back to China,” Hildebrandt said.
The first flight with 200 passengers is scheduled to arrive shortly before noon on Saturday in Tianjin, a port city east of the capital Beijing. Another flight to Shanghai. The second flight is expected to arrive in Shanghai around noon on Thursday, June 4.
SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea reported 39 new cases of coronavirus, mostly in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, where officials found more than one hundred infections related to warehouse workers.
Figures from the South Korea Disease Control and Prevention Center on Saturday brought the national total to 11,441 cases and 269 deaths. At least 12 new cases are related to international arrivals.
KCDC Director Jeong Eun-kyeong said in a virus briefing Friday afternoon that at least 102 infections had been linked to workers in a large warehouse operated by Coupang, a local e-commerce giant who had seen orders surge during the epidemic.
The company has been criticized for failing to implement appropriate preventive measures and establishing distance between employees, with viruses found on safety helmets, laptops, keyboards and other equipment they share.
Health workers have also found at least 266 infections associated with nightclubs and other entertainment venues in the Seoul metropolitan area, which saw a large crowd in early May when officials defused social distance guidelines.
The rise of infection has alarmed officials because millions of children have returned to schools throughout the country.
While closing nightclubs and public spaces to slow the spread of the virus, government officials have so far maintained a gradual reopening of schools, expressing hope that the recent transmission can be quickly overcome.
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