7e Asia’s Las Vegas and Macau have decided to close their casinos and non-essential businesses from Monday, as the COVID wave continues to cause concern.
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Leaders in this autonomous region of China are tightening the screws and will jail those who don’t respect a return to health restrictions. Note that China adopts a very strict covid zero policy.
In its last daily report, only 71 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Macau and 358 in mainland China, so these new measures may seem excessive. Meanwhile, the worst-affected countries are flirting with 100,000 cases a day. However, the strategy aims to stamp out the virus through lockdowns, border controls and mass testing.
In this sense, a senior city official, Andre Xiong, announced in a press conference this Saturday that residents should stay at home for at least a week. Violators can be jailed for up to two years.
Last month, the city had already closed most of its businesses, from bars to cinemas. Officials also clarified that employers are not required to pay their workers during the Covid-related shutdown.
In the international arena, the increase in these cases is 7e Especially in Europe, Asia, but also Uncle Sam’s country, the tide is worrying.
In the United States, you only have to go to mid-February to see 167,000 new cases in a single day. That’s more than 30,000 infections per day compared to early June. In Europe, the statistics are also worrying. France (137,947), Italy (101,883), Germany (95,919) and Spain (83,613) have seen a staggering rise in daily cases. For France, this represents 84,000 more infections compared to the beginning of June.
French Health Minister François Browne also arrived at the National Assembly wearing a mask this week, recalling that wearing masks in crowded places is strongly recommended.
Cases are on the rise in Quebec
In Quebec, the curve of the number of cases per day is advancing. On Thursday, 1,755 infections were reported, a month ago the province could reach 700 cases daily. So more than 1000 people get infected every day. The rate of positive cases in the tests carried out is high at 14.5%.
This ratio compares with the statistics of the last wave. 1,534 people were hospitalized and 339 active outbreaks dR National Director of Public Health Luc Boileau and Minister of Health Christian Dubé to hold a press conference last Thursday 7e The wave hits.
Daily increase in covid cases