Mexico’s whole variety of CCP virus instances crossed 2 million with one other 8,683 instances recorded on Tuesday, the well being ministry stated.
The nation’s tally of infections now stands at 2,004,575. Mexico additionally reported 1,329 further fatalities, bringing the whole to 175,986 deaths.
South Korea Warns Against Lax Distancing as Daily Cases Hit One-Month High
South Korea’s Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Wednesday warned in opposition to loosening enforcement of social distancing guidelines after the variety of new CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus instances, which causes the illness COVID-19, hit the very best ranges in almost 40 days.
The authorities relaxed distancing curbs beginning this week, after getting on prime of a 3rd wave of COVID-19 outbreaks that peaked at about 1,200 each day instances in late December. But the numbers shot again up in simply three days, topping 600 for the primary time in 39 days on Tuesday.
Facebook Suspends Australian Lawmaker Over Hydroxychloroquine Posts
Facebook has suspended the account of Liberal Member of Parliament Craig Kelly for every week after he allegedly violated their “misinformation and harm policy” by sharing information on hydroxychloroquine.
The lawmaker revealed yesterday that the social media big deleted 5 of his posts, which featured medical specialists’ help of different CCP virus therapies, hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin. Facebook additionally eliminated a put up by which Kelly shared an opinion from a pathologist that “paper and fabric masks are simply virtue signalling.”
New York Attorney General Sues Amazon Over Shortfalls
In a grievance filed in a New York state courtroom in Manhattan, Attorney General Letitia James sued Amazon on Tuesday over sooner progress and better earnings resulting in its “flagrant disregard” of steps wanted to guard staff from the CCP virus at two warehouses.
James additionally accused Amazon of illegally retaliating when workers started to complain, together with final March when it fired activist Christian Smalls purportedly for violating a paid quarantine when he led a protest over circumstances on the warehouse in Staten Island.
Many Question Safety of China-Made Vaccines
As China seeks to bolster its worldwide standing via “vaccine diplomacy,” public confidence within the security and efficacy of China’s COVID-19 vaccines—both in and outside China—seem blended.
China scored second-to-last, at -19 on common. The destructive rating means folks have been extra more likely to really feel anxious than reassured by a vaccine coming from there.
Pfizer-BioNTech to Get EU 200 Million More Shots
Pfizer and BioNTech stated Wednesday they’ve reached an settlement to provide the European Union with one other 200 million doses of their CCP virus vaccine.
The U.S. and German corporations stated in an announcement that the doses come on prime of the 300 million initially ordered. The EU’s government fee has an choice to request an extra 100 million doses. They stated the 200 million doses are anticipated to be delivered this 12 months, with an estimated 75 million of them within the second quarter.
Nicole Hao, Epoch Times Sydney Staff, The Associated Press, and Reuters contributed to this report.