Chronicles of the coronavirus: how the situation in the world changed over the weekend

Over the past weekend, the number of people infected with coronavirus in the world increased by almost 256 thousand, and the number of people who died-by more than 13 thousand, according to data from the research center for systems science and engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (USA).

As of the morning of May 11, the coronavirus was detected in 4 102,955 people worldwide, 1,411,619 people recovered, and 282,719 patients died.

In Wuhan, which is considered the source of the spread of infection, on Saturday, for the first time since the beginning of May, an infected man was identified, and he is in a severe condition. Today, the city authorities said that they will not allow the second wave of coronavirus and will maintain strict measures of epidemiological control. Over the past day, five cases of coronavirus have been registered in the city, 17 in China, seven of which are imported.

South Korea, which was one of the first countries to bring the epidemic under control, resumed restrictions, and closed all bars and restaurants. This happened after a young man with a coronavirus visited several entertainment venues in Seoul. The country recorded the highest number of new cases over the past month — 34.

In the United States, where 1.3 million people were infected and 79.5 thousand deaths, several dozen cases of inflammatory syndrome in children (an excessive immune reaction that affects the organs) were reported. According to authorities, this may be due to a coronavirus.

In Spain, which is the second most infected country in the world (more than 224,000 people were infected, and 26.6 thousand patients died), the easing of the quarantine will affect half of the country’s population. People will be allowed to visit relatives in the same province. Still, you can gather in groups of no more than 10 people, bars and restaurants will open terraces (but no more than 50 percent of the tables can be occupied), some shops will start working, gyms, museums, theaters, churches, hotels will partially resume their activities. All this does not yet affect Madrid, Barcelona, and some other major cities in the country.

France is also starting to get out of quarantine, where more than 26,000 people have died, and 177,000 are infected. The country has recorded the smallest daily increase in the number of fatalities over the past 24 hours — 70. In the country, all stores open on May 11, except for major shopping centers and markets. Teachers are starting to go to work to prepare schools for the return of children. Catering establishments will remain closed until at least June. At the same time, the regime of sanitary emergencies in the country has been extended until July 10.

In the UK, which quickly became the second-largest in the world in the number of deaths from coronavirus (almost 32 thousand people) and the third most infected (more than 220 thousand people), this week everyone who can’t work from home will be able to go to work. People will be allowed to sunbathe in parks, travel in private cars, and play sports on the streets without restrictions. Primary schools are scheduled to open on June 1. Bars and restaurants will remain closed until July. Measures are also being relaxed in other countries-Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

In Germany, where a large number of infected people (almost 172 thousand people) managed to achieve a low mortality rate (7.5 thousand people) compared to other countries, the activity of coronavirus infections is growing for the second day in a row. Earlier, the country began to weaken the quarantine gradually. According to the Robert Koch Institute, on Friday, the base reproductive number of Ro was 0.83; on Saturday, it rose to 1.10. This means that 10 infected people are now affecting 11 people. On Sunday, the number of ROS continued to grow, and we can talk about the decline of the pandemic when it is less than 1.0.

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