The Iranian authorities announced their intention to impose the use of masks in Tehran to limit the spread of the Corona virus, while the authorities in Germany and Jordan decided to impose a curfew to confront the pandemic.
As of Wednesday dawn, the number of Corona patients in the world exceeded 36 million and 28 thousand, of whom more than one million and 53 thousand died, and more than 27 million and 133 thousand recovered, according to the World Meter website, which specializes in monitoring virus statistics.
Yesterday, Tuesday, the authorities in Iran said that they are about to impose the use of protective masks in public places in the capital, Tehran, starting next Saturday, with a new record number of daily Coronavirus infections reaching 4,151 cases, and hospitals suffering from a shortage of beds during a third wave of the outbreak.
Assistant Health Minister Erge Harirchi said that the capital is facing a crisis that is worse than the rest of the country.
He was quoted by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) as saying that there are 4,793 patients with Coronavirus in Tehran hospitals, including 948 in intensive care, and 311 patients are waiting in emergency rooms.
The mandatory use of masks was imposed inside public facilities in July, and will now be applied in open spaces also in the capital.
Iran has recorded more than 479,000 cases of Coronavirus, making it the country most affected by the virus in the Middle East, while the total deaths in the country exceeded 27,000 cases.
A comprehensive ban in Jordan
In turn, the Jordanian authorities decided to impose a comprehensive curfew for a period of 48 hours on the next Friday and Saturday, with an unprecedented large increase in the number of Coronavirus infections in the country during the past days.
The Director of Crisis Cell Operations in Jordan, Mazen Al-Faraya, confirmed that this decision will be implemented by the same mechanism during the coming weeks and until further notice.
And the Jordanian Minister of Health, Saad Jaber, announced – in his last statement – that 12 deaths from the Corona virus were recorded, in addition to 1537 new infections.
France .. 10 thousand injuries
In France, the number of Coronavirus infections exceeded 10 thousand yesterday, Tuesday, which is far less than the number of daily infections close to 17 thousand that were recorded last Saturday, but the number of infections is still more than the level of 10 thousand cases that was recorded for the first time in mid-September.
The Ministry of Health data showed that the total number of confirmed infections rose to more than 634,000, and that the 7-day moving average of new cases per day was slightly more than 12,000.
The number of people being treated in hospitals from Corona virus 104 increased to 7,397, in continuation of an upward trend that began early September, and the number of people receiving treatment in central care units increased from 11 to 1426.
Partial curfew in Germany
On Tuesday, the cities of Berlin and Frankfurt announced the imposition of a partial curfew, and the limitation of social activities, with the alarming increase in the number of Coronavirus cases.
In the German capital, most shops and all restaurants and bars must close their doors from 23:00 until 6:00 a.m. from next Saturday to October 31, and pharmacies and gas stations are excluded from the decision, but the latter will not be allowed to sell alcohol. night.
In the last seven days, the number of injuries in the German capital exceeded the ceiling that is considered critical, and the number of cases per 100,000 residents of Berlin in the last week reached 44.2 cases.
Earlier Tuesday, the Frankfurt municipality decided to impose a curfew by Friday and for at least one week between 22:00 and 6:00 in the morning for restaurants, in addition to banning the consumption of alcohol in public places and obliging the muzzle in commercial streets and inside the shops.
Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldman described these measures as “very strict,” but pointed out that they would “prevent the closure and keep the economy moving.”
America .. Corona deaths continue to rise
Yesterday, Tuesday, the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that the number of Coronavirus infections in the United States has reached 7 million and 436 thousand since the disease appeared there, an increase of more than 39 thousand cases over its previous count, and said that the number of deaths exceeded the threshold of 209 thousand cases.
The centers recorded their new census until 4 pm EST, on October 5, compared to their previous census the day before.
The US Centers ’statistics do not necessarily reflect the cases recorded by each US state separately.
Brazil: 41 thousand new infections
And the Brazilian Ministry of Health stated – in a statement yesterday, Tuesday – that it had recorded 41.9 thousand new cases of Corona virus, in the highest daily toll since September 11.
This brings the total number of injuries in Brazil to 4.9 million, and deaths have risen to more than 147,000 deaths.
Incidence rates are high in West Africa
The Corona virus continues to spread in Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Sierra Leone and Liberia, which is one of the West African countries.
According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control – yesterday, Tuesday – the country recorded 120 new cases of the virus during the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 59,465.
In Ghana, a statement issued by the Health Services Authority stated that the total number of HIV infections in the country reached 46,829, while the deaths reached 303 cases.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Health in The Gambia stated that during the last 24 hours, 29 new cases of corona were recorded, raising the total to 3,406 cases.
In Sierra Leone, the number of injuries increased to 3,613, after 19 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.
Deaths also rose to 117 cases after recording two deaths within 24 hours, while the number of people recovering rose to 2,233 cases.
In Liberia, the total number of people infected with the virus reached 1,354, while the number of deaths rose to 82, compared to 1,236 people recovering.
It is noteworthy that the total number of corona cases throughout Africa exceeded one million and 534 thousand, while more than 36,900 deaths were recorded as a result of the infection.