Medical personnel transfer COVID-19 patients from an ambulance to a hospital in Dresden, Germany on March 26, 2020. Photo
Medical personnel transfer COVID-19 patients from an ambulance to a hospital in Dresden, Germany on March 26, 2020. Photo: AFP / TTXVN

Another day of the COVID-19 pandemic shocked the world when the number of infections soared to over 590,000, of which nearly 27,000 died. The number of deaths in Italy set a new record of 919 people a day, while the US recorded more than 15,000 new infections, surpassing the 100,000 threshold.

Medical staff take care of COVID-19-infected patients at Louis Pasteur Hospital in Colmar, France on March 26, 2020. Photo: AFP / TTXVN

As of 6 am 28/3, according to the statistics of worldometers.info, the total number of COVID-19 acute respiratory infections worldwide is more than 590,713 people, while the number of deaths is 26,970 people. Worldwide, there are 132,490 health rehabilitation cases.

The US faces a “whirlwind” of epidemics, over 100,000 infections

In the past 24 hours, the United States has recorded an additional 16,217 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of people infected with the new strain of Corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) to 101,652 cases. The country also had 292 more deaths, bringing the total to 1,587. With the number of new cases constantly skyrocketing through the days, the United States has surpassed and outstripped China, the site of the outbreak and once a hotspot, becoming the largest “outbreak” in the world. In particular, New York City has so far had at least 25,573 cases of COVID-19. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city had received 2,500 ventilators last week, but still needed 15,000 more, while New York state needed 30,000 more. In this situation, President Donald Trump announced that the US would guarantee an additional 100,000 ventilators within the next 100 days. On the morning of March 28,

The US House of Representatives on March 27 (in the morning of March 28 in the Vietnamese time) voted to approve the “COVID-19 anti-epidemic support and relief act and economic security guarantee” (CARES Act) of 2,000 scale. billion dollars to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shortly thereafter, President Donald Trump signed for approval. This is the third support bill and the largest bill of the US Government to deal with COVID-19. The first bill worth 8.3 billion USD focuses on health authorities and who must first respond to the epidemic, while the second bill worth 104 billion USD was signed by President Donald Trump on 18 / 3 to assist workers on emergency leave, free SARS-CoV-2 testing and extended unemployment insurance. The US $ 2,000 billion bailout package will provide direct cash assistance to every American family, support for extended unemployment insurance, loans and incentives for businesses and health resources for hospitals, states and territories. In addition, this bill requires insurance providers to pay for COVID-19 prevention services.

President Trump signed the ratification of the CARES Act in an event criticized by the US media for failing to comply with social spacing
President Trump signed the ratification of the CARES Act in an event criticized by the US media for failing to comply with social spacing

US President Donald Trump on the same day approved a state of great disaster for the state of Illinois. Earlier, he made similar statements to the states of New York, California, Florida, Washington and Louisiana. 

Italy experienced mourning day, 919 people died

In the past 24 hours, the Italian Civil Protection Agency confirmed an additional 5,959 cases positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 86,498 cases. Thus, after 5 weeks of an outbreak in Italy, the total number of COVID-19 cases in this country has surpassed China, currently recording 81,342 cases according to updated data from Johns Hopkins University.

According to the agency, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 was 9,134 cases, an increase of 919 cases – a record increase in the day since the outbreak of the disease crisis. The number of patients treated successfully was 10,950 cases (an increase of 589 cases). Of the current total of 26,029 cases of hospitalization with symptoms, 3,732 had to be actively treated and 36,653 isolated cases at home. In the Lombardia epidemic area, the total number of reported cases was 37,298 cases (an increase of 2,409 cases), and the number of deaths increased by 541 cases, bringing the total number of deaths to this region to 5,402 cases.

Regarding the age of death due to COVID-19, the Italian Institute of Advanced Health (ISS) said the age of over 70 accounted for over 80% of deaths, ages 60-69 accounted for 11.2%, age 50-59 accounts for 3.6%, while 40-49 years old accounts for 1% and 30-39 years old only 0.2%. The majority of deaths are accompanied by other conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease. Speaking to the press, ISS President Silvio Brusaferro said that the COVID-19 epidemic in the country has not yet reached its peak despite noting a significant decline on the curve of the disease graph. The ISS President confirmed that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was not created in a laboratory and that other hypotheses about the disease were not scientifically sound.

England: The number of infections doubled after 3-4 days; The Prime Minister and Minister of Health are infected

British Cabinet Minister Michael Gove said on March 27 that “according to the best scientific estimates” the rate of COVID-19 infection in the country doubled every 3-4 days. 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after a meeting at 10 Downing Street in London on March 18, 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after a meeting at 10 Downing Street in London on March 18, 2020. Photo: AFP / TTXVN

By 6am on 28/3, Anh has 2,885 new infections, a total of 14,543 patients, of which 759 died, an increase of 181 cases in the past 24 hours.

 On the same day, British officials confirmed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson and British Health Minister Mark Hancock had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus. Prime Minister Johnson said he would quarantine himself but continue to run the government through online form. Also according to Prime Minister Johnson, his disease symptoms are “mild”. 

In France, a 16-year-old female patient with COVID-19 died on the outskirts of Paris, becoming the youngest to die from COVID-19 in the country because most of the deaths were tall. age and have background disease. 

Spain: The second highest number of deaths in the world

The COVID-19 epidemic in Spain has become increasingly complex as the country recorded 773 deaths in the past 24 hours. Currently the total number of deaths during the COVID epidemic in Spain has reached 5,138 people, second only to Italy. The number of SARS-CoV-2 virus infections increased to 65,719, an increase of 7,933 cases from the previous day. However, the Spanish Ministry of Health said the new infection rate showed signs of slowing down with an increase of 14% in the past 24 hours, compared to the 18% recorded a day earlier. 

Medical workers transfer COVID-19 infected patients from an ambulance to Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes, Spain on March 26, 2020
Medical workers transfer COVID-19 infected patients from an ambulance to Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes, Spain on March 26, 2020. Photo: AFP / TTXVN

The first NATO outbreak in Lithuania

On March 27, many countries participating in the mission of strengthening the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the outpost countries (Baltic region and Poland) announced the schools. cases of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus among their soldiers in Lithuania. The Netherlands said some of its soldiers based in Lithuania had COVID-19. Germany, the leader of this battalion, meanwhile, reported 66 suspected COVID-19 cases. The first NATO battalion appeared with SARS-CoV-2 cases of 1,200 soldiers, with various nationalities such as Croatia, Norway, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Germany.

Ireland blockade nationwide 

Irish Prime Minister Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, on the morning of March 28 (Vietnam time), declared the country to enter a nationwide blockade period that lasts until Easter, April 12, to cope with the disease. Accordingly “all people will have to remain in the house in all situations”. Prime Minister Varadkar emphasized that only essential workers, including medical and healthcare workers, should be allowed to move to work. Ireland currently has 2,121 cases of infection, 22 deaths.

Germany: The Senate approved a $ 1,200 billion bailout package for COVID-19

On March 27, 2020, the German Senate approved the bailout package COVID-19, paving the way for disbursement of 1,100 billion euros (about 1,200 billion USD) to support Europe’s largest economy currently in crisis. panic due to this pandemic. Earlier, on March 25, the lower house of Germany also approved this economic bailout package and the document will officially take effect from April 1. 

Medical personnel transfer COVID-19 patients from an ambulance to a hospital in Dresden, Germany on March 26, 2020. Photo
Medical personnel transfer COVID-19 patients from an ambulance to a hospital in Dresden, Germany on March 26, 2020. Photo: AFP / TTXVN

On the same day, France announced that it would extend the blockade until April 15, instead of March 31 as originally planned. The French General Department of Health confirmed 1,995 deaths since the outbreak and the number of patients infected with the virus tested to 32,964. 85% of deaths are over 70 years old. 

On March 27, Belgian   Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes also announced the decision to extend the isolation order by two weeks – until April 19, to slow the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.

The Swedish government continues to limit the number of people allowed to gather, the meeting is 50 people, instead of 500 as before. This ban takes effect from March 28. Those who violate the ban will be fined or jailed for up to 6 months. 

The Swiss federal government, meanwhile, has empowered local authorities to temporarily shut down or restrict economic sectors if necessary to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Similarly, the Russian government issued an executive order to shut down all its cafes and restaurants and public resort venues from March 28 to June 1, and demand the authorities. Provinces and cities recommend that people restrict travel, including travel and relaxation.

The Hungarian government will impose a tightening of travel for its citizens between March 28 and April 11, in order to create a social extension that helps reduce the spread of the pandemic. 

Officials Portugal  increased the alert and responding to outbreaks COVID-19 to level 3 – the highest level in this country. Accordingly, the government will mobilize the entire public and private health system to stop the spread of disease. During this period, patients with mild symptoms at home, those with moderate symptoms go to medical centers, severe cases arrive at the hospital, and only critical cases are admitted to the hospital. Health centers and hospitals will have a dedicated area for treating COVID-19 patients.

Medical staff take care of COVID-19-infected patients at Louis Pasteur Hospital in Colmar, France on March 26, 2020
Medical staff take care of COVID-19-infected patients at Louis Pasteur Hospital in Colmar, France on March 26, 2020. Photo: AFP / TTXVN

China: The first case of domestic transmission after 3 days

On March 27, mainland China recorded the first case of domestic infection after three days of not reporting any new cases in any country. Of the 55 cases of COVID-19 in mainland China on March 26, 54 were foreign immigrants and one was domestic in Zhejiang province. In an effort to prevent the “virus import” situation, from 0h on 28/3, China temporarily suspended entry with foreigners who already have visas and residence permits in the country. In addition, China also announced a temporary suspension of entry for foreigners with commercial travel cards for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC); stop visa exemption for groups of tourists from ASEAN) entering Guangxi … The case of entry for diplomatic, official duty, or C-class visas is not affected by this decision.

South Korea detected a new outbreak at the hospital

Daegu city, the center of South Korea in mid-January 2020, on March 27 announced the discovery of a new outbreak of COVID-19 at Miju Hospital, with 61 hospital patients with positive test results. SARS-CoV-2 virus causes COVID-19 disease. At the time of discovering the outbreak of COVID-19 there, the hospital had 350 patients and medical staff. Daegu Metropolitan Health Authority said the number of cases of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the aforementioned hospital is likely to increase as many people do not yet have the test results.

Medical workers at Miju Hospital in Daegu City, South Korea, March 27, 2020
Medical workers at Miju Hospital in Daegu City, South Korea, March 27, 2020. Photo: Yonhap / TTXVN

Iran: Another 144 deaths from COVID-19 

The Iranian Ministry of Health on March 27, 2020 confirmed that an additional 144 deaths from acute respiratory infections caused by COVID-19 increased the total to 2,378. Speaking at a live broadcast press conference, Iranian Ministry of Health spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour also said that in the past 24 hours, the country had confirmed 2,926 new cases of COVID-19, raising The total number of infected people is 32,332.”

Members of the Iranian Red Crescent Association check the body temperature of drivers outside the capital Tehran on March 26, 2020
Members of the Iranian Red Crescent Association check the body temperature of drivers outside the capital Tehran on March 26, 2020. Photo: AFP / TTXVN

To limit the spread of disease in prisons, Afghanistan frees 10,000 prisoners, mostly women, adolescents and those who are ill.

ANI news agency reported the Indian Ministry of Health and Welfare said on March 27, the country had confirmed 160 more cases of COVID-19, the highest in a day, bringing the total number of cases. nationally to 887 people, including 20 deaths.

Firefighters spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Bangalore, India on March 24, 2020
Firefighters spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Bangalore, India on March 24, 2020. Photo: THX / TTXVN

Philippines: Military chief of staff with COVID-19

On March 27, 2020, the Philippines announced that the United States had canceled its annual military exercises with the country to focus on COVID-19. The exercise, “Shoulder to Shoulder” (Balikatan 2020), is scheduled to take place from May 4 to 15 in the Philippines with the participation of thousands of soldiers from the two countries, to be canceled. On the same day, the Chief of the General Staff of the Philippines Armed Forces, General Felimon Santos Jr, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus. This is a confirmation from Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana, who is also being quarantined after the test results of General Santos.

Military vehicles participate in US-Philippines joint exercise "Balikatan" at San Jose airport in Antique province, Philippines, on April 14, 2016
Military vehicles participate in US-Philippines joint exercise “Balikatan” at San Jose airport in Antique province, Philippines, on April 14, 2016. Photo: AFP / TTXVN

In Singapore , according to a report from the Straits Times newspaper on March 27, the Shangri-La Dialogue Conference – a regional high-level security forum organized by Singapore – will not take place from June 5-7. due to the disease situation. If this information is confirmed, this will be the first time the annual Shangri-La Dialogue has been canceled since the forum was started in 2002.

On the same day,  Indonesia  recorded 153 new cases of SARS-CoV-2. This is a record increase in the number of new infections within a day in the island nation, thereby bringing the total number of COVID-19 to 1,046 cases. Indonesia also recorded 6 new deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 87, the highest in Southeast Asia.

In the face of complicated developments in the epidemic, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres asked the group of the world’s most developed and emerging economies (G20) to prepare for a “time plan”. battle “against the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Guterres proposes a combined response mechanism in the G20; efforts to minimize social and economic impacts, including stimulus packages; and a vision of sustainable development to ensure a healthy recovery of the world economy.