7e Las Vegas, Macau, and Asia in Asia have decided to close their casinos and non-essential businesses as of Monday as the wave of COVID-19 is causing concern.
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Leaders of this autonomous region in China are therefore tightening the screws and even throwing those who don’t respect the return to health restrictions into jail. Remember that China is adopting a very strict Covid Zero policy.
These new measures may seem overwhelming given that Macao recorded 71 new Covid-19 cases in its last daily report and mainland China just 358. Meanwhile, the worst-affected countries are flirting with 100,000 cases a day. However, the strategy aims to contain the virus through lockdowns, border controls and mass testing.
In this sense, senior city official Andre Cheong announced at a press conference this Saturday that city residents will have to stay at home for at least a week. Violators face up to two years in prison.
In the past month, the city has already shut down many businesses, from bars to cinemas. Officials have clarified that employers are not required to pay their workers during the COVID-related shutdown.
In the international scene, this is an increase of 7 casese The wave is worrisome to say the least, especially in Europe, Asia, but also in Uncle Sam’s country.
In the United States, you only have to go back to mid-February to see 167,000 new cases in a single day. Compared to early June, this is 30,000 more infections per day. In Europe, the statistics are also worrying. France (137,947), Italy (101,883), Germany (95,919) and Spain (83,613) have seen daily increases in cases. For France, this represents 84,000 more infections compared to the beginning of June.
French Health Minister François Braun also wore a mask to the National Assembly this week, recalling that wearing a mask in crowded places is strongly recommended.
Cases are on the rise in Quebec
In Quebec, the number of cases is increasing by the day. On Thursday, 1755 infections were reported, taking the province’s daily tally of 700 a month ago. Therefore more than 1000 people are infected per day. The proportion of positive cases in the tests conducted was also high at 14.5%.
This rate is compared to the statistics of the last wave. 1,534 people were hospitalized and 339 active outbreaks forced DR National Director of Public Health Luke Boiley and Health Minister Christian Dubey will hold a press conference on Thursday 7th.e wave
Daily increase in covid cases