NARITA, Chiba — As foreign Olympic delegations arrive in Japan one after another ahead of the games’ opening on July 23, a « bubble system » to separate them from outside parties to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is showing its own limits, with some athletes coming close to general travelers at an airport and fans asking for autographs from delegates.
Étiqueté : sécurité sanitaire
– Chinese company says initial studies indicate that CoronaVac induced antibodies in more than 96 per cent of trial participants
– Immune responses among children and teenagers were higher than adults assessed in previous studies, researchers say
Au mépris des mises en garde des experts, le gouvernement veut des Jeux avec du public… tout en incitant la population à les regarder à la télévision.
MATSUE–Shimane Governor Tatsuya Maruyama traveled 600 kilometers to Tokyo to demand additional pandemic-related support measures while his prefectural government issued a warning about canceling its portion of the Olympic torch relay.
[Hong Kong] Coronavirus: Hong Kong health experts urge authorities to use various testing methods for residents of different age groups
– Public health adviser Professor David Hui says it will be better to use deep throat saliva testing method among the elderly to increase accuracy
– Professor Paul Chan of Chinese University says people should be assisted by a medical professional, or at least some family members, in the testing process
– The small machines weigh 10kg and are programmed to track anomalies such as gatherings and stream footage to the police
– They can pinpoint locations and zoom into areas that might not be visible to police officers on foot or in vehicles
Selon le ChuTian Metropolis Daily, les passagers du métro de Wuhan seront condamnés à une amende allant jusqu’à 200 yuans (28,5 dollars) s’ils sont trouvés en train de manger ou coucher dans les voitures ou de promouvoir les ventes pendant leur trajet.
Thang Deih Tuang and Jeff Williamson highlight ongoing food insecurity in Chin state and a chance for reform during COVID-19.
[Hong Kong] HSBC, Standard Chartered among 11 banks to curtail opening hours, close 58 branches as Hong Kong fights third wave of coronavirus
– About five per cent of the city’s total branch network will be partially or completely closed amid efforts to contain the third wave of infections
– The restrictions come as the latest outbreak pushed the number of infections in Hong Kong towards the 2,000 mark
– In Hong Kong and Australia, unknown methods of transmission prompt governments to implement sweeping measures
– On the other hand, South Korea and Japan have been able to take a targeted and nimble approach
[Hong Kong] How serious is Hong Kong’s third wave of Covid-19 infections and what can be done to beat it?
– Public health experts describe the latest wave as the worst Hong Kong has seen so far and more worrying than the first outbreak
– Companies should allow employees to work from home and patrons must be careful when visiting restaurants and entertainment venues, they say
Depuis le 8 juillet, les étudiants étrangers inscrits dans un établissement supérieur taiwanais et provenant de 18 pays présentant un risque jugé faible ou modéré sur le plan de l’épidémie de Covid-19 sont autorisés à venir à Taiwan, a annoncé le ministère de l’Education.
CNN International Correspondent David Culver examines how in China and other Asian countries masks, despite being legally mandated, are widely viewed as a social responsibility, whereas in the US masks are becoming increasingly politicized.
– Notoriously tough tests known as gaokao will be held this week after they were delayed by a month because of the coronavirus pandemic
– Measures are in place to avoid spread of the virus including temperature checks, physical distancing and disinfecting exam facilities
Coronavirus-induced rules on holding big events will be relaxed from Friday as planned, boosting the maximum number of people allowed at an indoor venue to 5,000.