Parts of Indonesia lack oxygen supplies as the number of critically ill Covid patients in need rises, the nation’s pandemic response leader said on Monday, after dozens of sick people died in a hospital. public that was left without its central supply, reports AP.
“Due to an increase of three to four times the amount (of oxygen) needed, distribution has been hampered,” said Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, coordinating minister for maritime affairs and investments.
The government is asking oxygen producers to dedicate their entire supply to medical needs and will import it if necessary, Pandjaitan said at the virtual press conference.
This statement comes after Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikit said the government guaranteed oxygen supply for Covid patients on June 26.
At least 63 Covid patients have died during treatment at Dr. Sardjito General Hospital in the city of Yogyakarta since Saturday, 33 of them during the interruption of their central liquid oxygen supply despite the hospital switching to using cylinders of oxygen during that period, said a spokesman for the Banu Hermawan hospital.
“Their deteriorating condition contributed more to their deaths,” Hermawan said.
In the UK, Transport for London (TfL) saw a £ 100 million drop in advertising revenue across its network of tube, train and bus stations after pandemic Covid-19 restrictions kept travelers away from traveling. to work.
TfL’s advertising heritage, comprising more than 100,000 billboards, posters and panels throughout the capital’s metro and rail network, on trains, buses and shelters, is one of the largest and most valuable in the world.
However, with travel in the city at record low levels at the height of the pandemic, advertisers disappeared, causing business revenue to plummet by more than two-thirds to £ 50 million in the year through the end of March. . It’s in stark contrast to 2019, when TfL’s ad revenue posted an annual growth of £ 158.3 million:
Fauci Says 99.2% of Recent US Deaths Were Not Vaccinated
America’s leading infectious disease expert says that about 99.2% of recent Covid deaths in the United States involved unvaccinated people. And Dr. Anthony Fauci says that “it is really sad and tragic that most of these are preventable and preventable.”
He told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that it is frustrating to “have a formidable enemy” in the coronavirus and “yet we have a countermeasure that is highly effective.” And that is why it is even sadder and more tragic that it is not being fully implemented in this country. “
Fauci cited the reasons for opposition to the vaccine by some Americans, whether it is “ideological” or whether some “are fundamentally anti-vax or anti-science.”
He said the country “has the tools to counteract” the pandemic and is asking people to “put aside all these differences and realize that the common enemy is the virus.”
Fauci noted that the United States is “very fortunate” to have “enough vaccines to vaccinate virtually everyone in the country.” And there are people all over the world who would do anything to get vaccinated. “
The United States has recorded more than 605,000 deaths in the pandemic, the highest national figure in the world.
Indonesia says no vaccine, no entry
Indonesia requires foreign visitors to be fully vaccinated as one of the entry requirements as the country tries to slow the spread of the coronavirus, AP reports.
Ganip Warsito, Head of the National Task Force for Covid-19 Mitigation, said on Sunday that as of July 6, both foreigners and Indonesians entering the country must show digital or physical proof that they have been fully vaccinated.
The obligation to show vaccination records may be excluded in some cases, including diplomatic and service visas, and during official visits at ministerial level.
The government is also extending the quarantine time for foreign travelers from five to eight days.
Indonesia recorded 27,233 new cases and 555 deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours. It brings the total to 2,284,084 cases and 60,582 deaths as of Sunday.
British Prime Minister to End Restrictions as Cases Hit January Highs
Boris Johnson will announce that the lifting of most of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England will take place on July 19 amid a backlash from government scientific advisers who warned that doing so would be like building new “variant factories.” “.
Despite the cases having reached their highest level since January 2021, the prime minister is ready to go ahead with the final stage of unlocking in two weeks.
At a Downing Street press conference on Monday afternoon, he is expected to announce that, with 86% of adults in the UK having had at least one first hit, the government will shift from relying on legal restrictions to control people’s behavior to allow people to take action. your own decisions.
Changes to be announced include allowing fully vaccinated adults to travel to Amber List countries without having to isolate themselves when they return; make the use of face masks voluntary, as well as in hospitals and other healthcare settings; and fully vaccinated adults no longer need to isolate themselves if they have come into contact with an infected person.
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce that the lifting of most of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England will take place on July 19 amid a backlash from government scientific advisers who have warned that doing so would be like building new “variant factories.”
Meanwhile, Indonesia requires foreign visitors to be fully vaccinated as one of the entry requirements as the country tries to curb the spread of Covid. Both foreigners and Indonesians entering the country will need to show digital or physical proof that they have been fully vaccinated.
More on these stories in a moment. In the meantime, here are the other key recent developments:
- The coronavirus has killed at least 3,972,934 people worldwide since it first emerged in China in December 2019, according to the Johns Hopkins tracker.
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scheduled on Monday to confirm that the fourth and final step in lifting the blockade will take place on July 19., despite warnings that doing so would be like building “variant factories.”
- The United Kingdom has registered 24,248 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. according to official figures.There were another 15 deaths, bringing the total death toll to 128,222. Meanwhile, 86% of adults have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 63.8% received both doses.
- The Oakland Zoo in Northern California has administered an experimental Covid-19 vaccine to animals considered to be at higher risk. The two-dose jab has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and distributed to nearly 70 zoos.
- Brazil registered 27,783 new cases of Covid-19 and 830 new deaths in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.The news comes as tens of thousands took to the streets of the largest cities in the South American country on Saturday to demand the removal of President Jair Bolsonaro, whom they consider responsible for the deaths of more than half a million people.
- Iran announced today that it would re-impose coronavirus restrictions in major cities, as the spread of the highly contagious delta variant raises fears of another devastating wave across the nation, the Associated Press reports.
- Russia has recorded 25,142 new Covid-19 infections on Sunday – the highest number since January 2. The news comes after Covid deaths in the country hit a record for five days in a row this week. President Vladimir Putin has for now abstained from calling another shutdown.
- South Africa recorded more than 26,000 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, its highest daily number since the pandemic broke out.
- Bangladesh recorded 153 deaths, its highest daily toll to date, in the 24 hours to this morning, the Dhaka Tribune reports.
- Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was admitted to hospital on Sunday morning. Bettel tested positive for coronavirus last week.
- Schools in England are “bleeding out” with thousands of teachers having to isolate themselves under a bubble system that is harming the most vulnerable children, ministers were warned, The Guardian’s Josh Halliday reports.