Archive du mois : février 2021

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[Thaïlande] Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO Thailand Situation Report – 22 February 2021 [EN/TH]

On 22nd February, 89 new cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were announced by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand bringing the total number of cases to date to 25,504. No new deaths were reported today.

• Of the cases reported in Thailand to date, 95.5% (24,361) have recovered, 0.3% (83) have died, and 4.2% (1,060) are receiving treatment or are in isolation (736 are in conventional hospitals and 324 in field hospitals).

A newly-wedded couple poses for their photographer against the Rain Vortex at Changi Jewel in Singapore in December, 2020. © AFP 0

[Singapour] How to organise a wedding during Covid-19 in Singapore: amid lockdowns and travel bans, this couple had a downsized wedding reception at the Singapore Island Country Club

– Wedding guests socially distanced, donned masks, did temperature checks and registered with contact tracing app Trace Together

– Instead of a cocktail party, DJ, photo booth and traditional Chinese wedding banquet, the reception was more subdued – but still special

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[Myanmar] Myanmar’s health leaders stand against military rule

Responding to the military coup of Feb 1, 2021, the citizens of Myanmar are on the airwaves, the web, and the streets peacefully protesting their outrage and unreserved rejection of this unlawful and anti-democratic act. Emergency Medicine (EM) doctors have led the resistance through a Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), minimising work in government hospitals under military rule. The CDM has spread throughout the health workforce, resulting in closure of public hospitals as well as medical and nursing universities. Clinical services have drastically diminished, leading to a health system suddenly in crisis.

Des habitants déposent des fleurs devant l’hôpital de Wuhan (Chine) pour rendre hommage au docteur Li Wenliang, le 6 février. © NG HAN GUAN / AP 0

[Chine] Lettre adressée par le porte-parole de l’Ambassade de Chine en France au Monde au sujet d’un article concernant la Chine

Le Monde a publié le 9 février un article de son correspondant en Chine Simon Leplâtre, intitulé Covid-19 : un an après la mort de Li Wenliang, les Chinois se souviennent du médecin lanceur d’alerte. L’Ambassade de Chine en France estime que les points de vue exprimés dans cet article sont biaisés, ce qu’il raconte ne correspond pas à la réalité et risque d’induire les lecteurs en erreur et de nuire à la réputation de la Chine. Elle se doit d’en faire des remarques.

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[Cambodge] Le variant anglais fait son apparition au Cambodge

Le Cambodge a signalé lundi ses premiers cas de la variante britannique hautement contagieuse du nouveau coronavirus, après que trois étrangers arrivés de l’étranger aient été testés positifs pendant leur quarantaine.

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[Japon] Japan starts COVID vaccination drive: five things to know

Tokyo doctor receives first dose; vaccine minister Kono upbeat as Olympics near
TOKYO — Japan began vaccinating health workers against the coronavirus on Wednesday, with a doctor in Tokyo receiving the country’s first Pfizer dose. Kazuhiro Araki, director of the Tokyo Medical Center, received the landmark shot in the morning. The launch sets up a new challenge for a country that expects to achieve a high inoculation rate despite public concern about the safety of the new technology behind the vaccine.

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[Myanmar] COVID coup: how Myanmar’s military used the pandemic to justify and enable its power grab

Myanmar’s popular leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been in custody since the country’s military seized power in a coup on February 1, has been charged with a new crime: that of violating the country’s National Disaster Management Law. It’s proof, if any were needed, of the extent to which the country’s military leaders are willing to subvert the COVID crisis to their own ends.

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