Following continuous rise of infections and deaths in recent times, Mexico has now finally become the third most Covid-19 deaths in the world, behind the United States and Brazil, while former success story Vietnam is struggling to control an outbreak spreading in its most famous beach resort.
China also reported a success news in their own case, with more than 50 per cent drop in newly confirmed cases, which is a possible sign that its latest major outbreak in the northwestern region of Xinjiang may have run its course.
But unfortunately in Hong Kong, infections continue to rise, with more than 100 new cases reported as of Saturday among a population of 7.5 million. Already officials have decided to again impose dining restrictions and mask requirements.
In South Korea, the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect linked to more than 5,200 of the country’s 14,336 confirmed cases has been arrested by prosecutors. He has denied charges of hiding members and underreporting gatherings to avoid broader quarantines.
In Mexico on Friday, officials of the health ministry reported 688 new deaths, pushing the country’s total to 46,688. That put Mexico just ahead of the United Kingdom, which has 46,119, according to the tally by Johns Hopkins University.
While in Vietnam, a third person died through complications he suffered from the virus, officials said Saturday, a day after it recorded its first-ever death as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days with no local cases.
The three died in a hospital in Da Nang, a hot spot with more than 100 cases in the past week. Thousands of visitors had been in the city for summer vacation and are now being tested in Hanoi and elsewhere.