Coronavirus cases are once again surging in Asia, with countries are Thailand and Malaysia clocking a record number of infections. The city of Tokyo in Japan, where the 2020 Summer Olympics are underway, record Covid-19 infections over the past few days.
The scenario is the same for countries Vietnam. These Asian countries are now imposing strict restrictions of movement in several major cities and provinces.
Olympics organisers said on Saturday they have banned any Games-related person or people from going on sightseeing. The organisers of the multi-sports event done on Sunday as many as 6 people, including two silver medalists from Georgia, for violating measures imposed to hold the Olympics safely amid the pandemic.
In Thailand, where a daily record high of 18,912 new cases of Covid-19 infection was registered on Saturday. As many as 178 people lost their lives due to the virus over the past 24 hours, also a daily record in itself.
The government of Thailand said that the Delta variant of the Covid-19 has been found in more than 60 % of the Covid-19 cases in the country, of which 80% are in the capital Bangkok alone.
China is battling its worst Covid-19 outbreak in several months, reports said, as the Delta variant of the coronavirus disease keeps being locally transmitted to several parts of the country.
Vietnam, also with a surge in Covid-19 cases, announced that from Monday it will impose strict curbs on movement in its business hub Ho Chi Minh City and another 18 cities and provinces throughout its south for another two week.
41,831 cases of coronavirus disease were registered on Sunday, in the last 24 hours to 31,655,824. India now has 4,10,952 active cases, which constitutes 1.30 % of the total caseload. The daily positivity rate has touched 2.34 %.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday,Covid-19 infections, driven by the Delta variant, have increased by 80% over the past four weeks in most regions of the world,
The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said in a document this week, First detected in India, the Delta variant of the coronavirus is as contagious as chickenpox and far more so than the common cold or flu,