While the number of new infections with the Coronavirus is close to 27 million globally, workers in the fields of relief and health care in Syria are facing a new challenge as part of the plans to address the pandemic in the country.
The United Nations Resident Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, Imran Reda, announced the monitoring of more than 200 cases of Coronavirus among UN staff, some of whom were hospitalized.
The following is a monitoring of the most prominent developments and news of this pandemic across the world on Monday, September 7, 2020, according to the time of Makkah:
02:20 – Egypt records 151 new cases of the virus
The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population announced that the number of new infections with the new Coronavirus that was recorded yesterday, Sunday, reached 151, and 19 people were announced dead.
The ministry stated that the total number of new infections with the Coronavirus in the country until Sunday evening is 99,863 cases, including 78,108 cases that have been cured, while the number of deaths reached 5,530.
01:10: Brazil records more than 14.5 thousand infections in a day
The Brazilian Ministry of Health said that it had recorded 14,521 new cases of the emerging coronavirus, in addition to 447 deaths during the past 24 hours.
Brazil ranks second after India, with a total number of infections amounting to 4.14 million, and the total number of deaths, according to the Ministry of Health data, reached 126,650.
Brazil ranks second in the number of infections worldwide.
00:45 The highest increase in casualties in a single day in Myanmar
Myanmar recorded the highest increase in coronavirus infections in one day, with 100 new cases on Sunday evening, according to the country’s Ministry of Health and Sports.
The majority of the new cases were infected locally, and most of them were in Yangon, the country’s commercial hub, Bloomberg News quoted the ministry as saying.
00:25 – More than 200 UN employees in Syria are infected with COVID-19
Medical workers and United Nations officials said that more than 200 international organization employees have contracted COVID-19 in Syria as the organization strengthens its emergency plans to counter the rapid spread of the pandemic in the country.
Humanitarian workers and medics said the true number of cases is much higher, including hundreds of employees of non-governmental organizations that work for the dozens of UN agencies that oversee the largest humanitarian relief operations in the country.
The United Nations expressed its concern about the spread of the Coronavirus in a country whose infrastructure has been destroyed by war, and medical supplies are scarce, while independent medics and aid workers confirmed that dozens of doctors and medical workers have died in the past few weeks.
00: 10- Corona imposes a curfew in Israel
Israel intends to impose a curfew in 40 “red” areas where the Coronavirus is spreading rapidly after the number of daily infections reached a record high last week.
As of Monday, residents of the “red” areas will not be able to leave their homes from 7 pm local time until 5 am, according to a government statement.
The daily infection with Coronavirus in Israel reached its highest level ever last week, with more than 3,000 cases recorded within 24 hours last Wednesday.
00: 00- Hamas warns of the spread of Corona in the occupation prisons
The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said that the increasing infection of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons with the Coronavirus required international intervention.
She added in a statement that the infection of the prisoners in the occupation prisons, Hassan Shehadeh and Salim Idris, with the Coronavirus, reflects the state of medical negligence practiced by the prison administration, stressing that this constitutes a real threat to the lives of the prisoners, which requires serious intervention from international institutions.