A Reuters report highlighted the rising rate of “delta-type” infections in Asian countries, saying many countries have stepped up immunization programs to address the situation, including tightening restrictions.
The delta type, first identified in India in December last year, has already spread to 100 countries around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that this type of coronavirus will soon become more prevalent than other types of coronavirus.
New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, reached its highest daily infection rate on Friday. The number of identified patients in the state has risen to 200, most of them delta-type infected.
A two-week lockdown is underway in Sydney to prevent infection. One-fifth of the country’s 250 million people live in this city. Sydney has also warned authorities to slow down vaccinations across the country.
Jill Carr, a virology professor at Flinders University’s College of Medicine and Public Health, said: But if not, we will actually infect those who have not been vaccinated. ”
Like many countries in Asia, the people of Australia were hesitant about vaccines to control the epidemic. There was also a slowdown in the delivery of vaccines.
Only 6 per cent of the total population in Australia has been vaccinated so far. In the Asian country of Japan, 12 percent of people have been vaccinated against coronavirus.
Japan said on Wednesday that the “delta type” of the coronavirus was responsible for one-third of infections in the east, including Tokyo. The country said it could rise to 50 percent by mid-July. A “semi-emergency” state of emergency is in place in and around Tokyo. Due to the recent rise in the number of infections, the country’s officials have recommended that the ban be maintained.
The rise of the ‘delta-type’ virus has also raised concerns about the Olympic Games in Japan this month. On Friday, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike reiterated that if the situation deteriorated, visitors to the Olympic Games, which begin on July 23, could be banned.
South Korean officials said on Friday that 600 new patients had been found there on Friday, the highest in six months. About 10 percent of the country’s population has been vaccinated so far.
As the average rate of infection has been rising for the past 10 days, the rules for maintaining social distance in the capital, Seoul, are not being relaxed.
Chun Eun-mi, a respiratory pathologist at the Auha Women’s University Medical Center in Seoul, said:
“The transition to Indonesia, India and Britain says not only Korea but many more countries need to rethink and rethink their vaccination strategies.”
A state of emergency has been declared in Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous country, from Saturday to July 20 as the infection continues to rise.
In India, however, the infection rate has dropped to its lowest level in two months. The number of daily infections rose to 400,000 in May, which is why the government is focusing on mass immunizations. The White House said Thursday that special assistance would be sent to those centers of infection.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has blamed spectator crowds at the 2020 Euro football stadium for the rise in infections in Europe. The world body has also warned that the new wave of infection is ‘inevitable’ if the rules and regulations are not followed.
Britain is preparing to lift the lockdown on July 19, despite an increase in infections due to the “delta type”. Germany said on Thursday that 80 percent of infections this month could be due to delta-type causes. Portugal has already imposed a night curfew to increase the number of infections.
Summer tourism in Europe is under threat due to renewed transmission, but the European Union (EU) has also issued a travel certificate for Covid-19.
The European Union’s drug regulator said on Thursday that coronavirus vaccines approved by the European Union would protect against all coronaviruses, including the delta type.
Phuket Island in Thailand has reopened on Thursday for those who have received a full dose of the vaccine, despite the massive suspension of international tourism in Asia.
Friday also saw record deaths from coronavirus for the third day in a row in Thailand. While the country is still dominated by the first alpha-type coronavirus found in the UK, authorities fear there will be a “delta-type” seizure in the coming months.
“About 40 per cent of the infections in Bangkok, this month or next, will all be delta,” said Kumnuan Ungchusak, an adviser to the health ministry.
Referring to the rising mortality rate, he said, “If this continues, we will not be able to survive.”