New York-The highest health agency in the United States no longer recommends daily disinfection of schools to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines on Monday, stating that disinfection chemicals such as ammonia and bleach should only be used within 24 hours of an infected person’s arrival.
Last summer, the agency recommended the use of strong disinfection chemicals every day to prevent the virus from spreading in classrooms. Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a document designed to emphasize disinfection from time to time, but Monday’s guide more clearly erased daily advice.
The updated guidelines apply to houses, schools and other places that are not hospitals or healthcare facilities.
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–China sees an increase in coronavirus cases in cities near the Myanmar border
-Christians celebrate the second Easter Affected by the pandemic
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Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma, announced a plan to provide coronavirus vaccines to the general public, becoming the newest tribe in Oklahoma, expanding the scope of vaccine distribution beyond tribal residents.
The Durant-based tribe also announced on Monday that it is working with a new national database, Dr. B, that allows people to be on standby at any time to receive unused doses of vaccine.
The Native American tribes in Oklahoma have received a separate distribution of the vaccine from the federal government, while the Chickasaw and Muskogee (Creek) countries have previously announced plans to distribute parts of it to the public .
Washington — Secretary of State Anthony Brinken has appointed a former senior diplomat and head of humanitarian assistance as the U.S. special envoy for coronavirus vaccine and prevention.
Brinken announced on Monday that as the Biden administration has stepped up its efforts to fight the virus at home and abroad, he has appointed Gayle Smith as the United States’ global COVID-19 coordinator.
“She was tested. She is very respected. She will run,” Brinken said. “And I can say that since working with Gale and admiring her for many years, no one will work harder, faster or more effectively to get us to the end.”
Smith is a former director of the International Development Agency (International Development Agency) and has held senior positions in the State Department and the National Security Council, with a focus on Africa. She is actively involved in the Obama administration’s Ebola virus eradication initiative, and recently served as the chairman of a United Nations campaign created by U2 striker Bono and others to eliminate extreme poverty and malaria, tuberculosis and Diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
In her new job, Smith will be responsible for overseeing U.S. plans to prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks abroad, including COVID-19.
Also on Monday, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Rochelle Varensky, said at a White House briefing that the United States “the number of cases is increasing across the country, and we see this happening mainly among young people.”
At the same time, she pointed out the positive development of the most disadvantaged age group. She said that the virus death of the elderly has reached the lowest level since the early fall.
CHICAGO-An indoor event at a country bar in Illinois resulted in 46 cases of COVID-19, a school was closed and a resident of a long-term care facility was taken to the hospital.
According to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday. The Illinois Department of Public Health received notification of the outbreak on February 17.
Positive cases include 26 bar customers, 3 staff members and 17 minor cases. The report did not disclose the name of the company or the local health department under investigation, but the quotations in the report indicated that several authors worked for the Douglas County health department.
A health department spokesperson did not comment on the report.
Yakima, Washington-Apple industry officials in Washington state say that compared with recent data, exports of the fruit have fallen sharply.
Data from the Washington Apple Commission showed that the state exported 18.8 million boxes of 40-pound apples from the 2020-21 crop last week, a decrease of 20.5% from the same period last year and a 16.4% decrease from the 2018-19 season.
Although nearly 28% of state-owned apples are exported abroad, the percentage of crop exports is expected to fall below 25% in 2020.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and trade issues with other countries, exporting apples and other crops from the United States remains a challenge.
United Nations-The United Nations said that the UN-supported plan to provide the world’s most vulnerable population with COVID-19 vaccine has so far provided more than 36 million doses of vaccine to 86 poor and developing countries.
United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric (Stephane Dujarric) said on Monday that COVAX is expected to dispense 201 million doses by the end of May. He still emphasized that “the problems of vaccine inequality and uneven distribution of vaccines are still clearly visible and still disturbing.”
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on March 26: “60% of the COVID vaccine supply is retained by a few wealthy countries,” adding: “Some developing countries may not receive it until 2024. To the vaccine.”
Dujarric once again urged more financial support for the COVAX facility, which is part of the World Health Organization’s ACT-Accelerator program. ACT-Accelerator said last month that although donor contributions reached 11 billion U.S. dollars, it needs to add another 22.1 billion U.S. dollars in 2021 to provide more than 2 billion doses of vaccines, 900 million tests and as many as 100 million. New treatment options.
Washington — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the White House was forced to seize the annual White House Easter Egg Roll for the second year in a row, but this did not stop President Biden from approving this tradition.
The President delivered a brief speech at the White House on Monday to commemorate his wife Jill Biden and the Easter Bunny by his side. This mysterious creature is played by the President’s military aide, Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Brandon Westling (Brandon Westling).
Biden said: “We look forward to next year the White House will ring with joy again this season, and God will be willing to hold the Easter egg roll again.”
The event is usually held the day after Easter and usually brings 30,000 children and parents to the White House. This year, the Biden family settled down and sent thousands of 2021 commemorative Easter egg rolls to vaccination sites and local hospitals.
President Rutherford B. Hayes started the White House egg roll tradition in 1878.
The Madrid-Spain coronavirus infection rate and hospitalization rate are accelerating, but a senior health official said that due to limited testing during the Easter holiday, the latest data may not show the full situation.
Spain’s head of the pandemic response, Fernando Simón, said on Monday that as Spain is receiving more virus vaccine supplies, it is vital to contain the infection. On Monday, Spain has distributed more than 1.2 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to local officials for the immunization of Spanish elderly.
Simon said that 14% of Spain’s 47 million people received at least one shot.
The 14-day cumulative incidence rate (which is the main infectious indicator monitored by experts and policy makers) increased from 151 on the first day of the Easter holiday (Thursday) and 151 on Thursday to 163 cases.
Since the outbreak in early 2020, Spain has recorded 3.3 million coronavirus cases and at least 75,783 COVID-19 deaths, of which 85 were reported on Monday.
Gainesville, Fla.-Starting Monday, any adult in Florida is eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
In addition, the state announced that teenagers between the ages of 16 and 17 can also be vaccinated with the permission of their parents.
The announcement of vaccine eligibility began a few days after Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order that prohibits companies from requiring customers to show proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to receive services.
New Mexico, Iowa, and Nebraska have also joined an increasing number of US states, which are opening up eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine to anyone over the age of 16. Monday marked the start of the expansion of qualifications in New Mexico and Iowa. In Nebraska, all local public health districts can now vaccinate residents who are at least 16 years old.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (Phil Murphy) announced Monday that starting April 19, people over 16 years of age will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Similarly, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that all Maryland residents 16 years and older are eligible for mass vaccination. The website starts on Tuesday.
PARIS-The French Minister of Health warned on Monday that the number of COVID-19 patients in the country’s intensive care unit could reach the level of the first crisis a year ago.
French hospitals have exceeded the number of ICU virus patients seen during the second peak in November. Olivier Veran said on TF1 TV, “We may reach the ICU saturation level in April 2020.”
At that time, France’s ICU accommodated more than 7,000 virus patients, many of which were in temporary facilities because the demand far exceeded the capacity of the country’s pre-pandemic ICU. As of Sunday night, the French intensive care unit accommodated 5,341 virus patients, and Weiland said that the country has prepared 8,000 beds as needed.
Veran expressed the hope that the new infections in France “can reach its peak this week”, thanks to the new partial lockdown measures taken to relieve pressure on hospitals and the slow growth of more infectious virus variants discovered for the first time in the UK.
He said that even if the infection subsides, hospitalization will continue to grow for two to three weeks. Despite this, he still hopes to remain optimistic and insists: “We will work hard.”
The Paris Public Hospital Authority’s internal forecasts last week indicated that an intensive care unit with approximately 12 million people may soon have to find space for critically ill patients more than ever before.
LONDON-The British government said that as the UK gets rid of the lockdown, all adults and children will be able to undergo routine coronavirus checks twice a week to prevent new outbreaks.
The lateral flow test, which can be mailed or obtained from a pharmacy, can yield results in minutes, but its accuracy is not as accurate as the PCR swab test used to formally confirm COVID-19 cases. The government insists that they are reliable and will play an important role in an open society.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the next steps in the country’s road map since the three-month blockade, and these tests will be launched soon.
Johnson is unlikely to tell the British when they can take vacation abroad (currently prohibited by law), although the government said it will not go abroad before May 17.
Tehran, the capital of Iran-With the new increase in the number of deaths in the country every day, the capital of Iran is again facing maximum restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
State media said Monday’s measure was the third time Tehran has faced the so-called Code Red since the beginning of the pandemic. The red code means that private cars are prohibited from traveling to and from the city, and the working hours of many companies and offices are restricted to prevent the spread of the virus.
The report came as the daily death toll in Iran reached triple digits again less than 100 months later. On Sunday, 161 deaths were reported, bringing the number of deaths registered in Iran to over 63,000, the highest in the Middle East.Iran has reported about 1.9 million confirmed cases of the virus
Also on Monday, Iran stated that it had obtained the first COVID-19 vaccine from the Netherlands through the global COVAX program. Kianoush Jahanpour, a spokesman for the country’s Ministry of Health, said that the first batch of vaccines included 700,000 doses of AstraZeneca.
So far, Iran has vaccinated less than 2% of its population of more than 80 million, mainly imported from Russia, China and India.