WHO calls for no politicization of school reopening, multi-country moves to save post-epidemic economy
Source:China News Network
China News Network, July 15th, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 7:34 Beijing time on July 15th, the world The number of confirmed cases of the new crown exceeded 13.27 million, and the cumulative deaths exceeded 576,000. The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the US epidemic has not yet come out of the predicament; WHO officials have called for politicization of the problem of school reopening; in order to prevent the epidemic from rebounding, many countries have adopted restrictive measures again; Economy, announced an increase in capital investment.
Information:President Trump of the United States. China News Agency reporter Chen Meng Tong photo
The epidemic spreads, Trump calls for reopening the school
Currently, there are more than 3.42 million diagnosed cases in the United States There were more than 136,000 deaths. On the 14th, Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that there is still a clear virus spread throughout the United States. Although the situation is much better than in the spring,”there has not been out of the predicament.””On the issue of controlling the epidemic, We still have a way to go.”
Recently, US President Trump ignored the still serious reality of the epidemic and continued to put pressure on schools to reopen as soon as possible. Trump said that those who opposed the reopening of the school were doing political calculations, hoping to prevent him from being re-elected. On the 14th, several state governments including New Hampshire, North Carolina and Delaware announced plans to reopen schools in the fall.
The four former directors of the US Centers for Disease Control published a commentary article in the Washington Post about the CDC’s guidelines on school resumption, saying that although the guidelines were revised and approved Not uncommon, but”it was very unusual to be destroyed after the guidelines were issued.” They said they have never seen science so influenced by politics.
On March 23, local time, students in New York State of the United States conduct online learning at home.
The Executive Director of the World Health Organization Emergency Program, Ryan, said that school reopening is an important part of a long-term anti-epidemic strategy, emphasizing that”the problem of school reopening cannot be politicized.” He said that schools should not be reduced to another political element,”We need to protect the rights and interests of children to the greatest extent, including the rights to education and health.”
In addition, the epidemic situation of US military bases in Japan continues to ferment. As of 6 p.m. local time on the 14th, there were a total of 100 new crown infections in the U.S. military base in Okinawa. Among them, three of the diagnosed people entered Japan from Tokyo Haneda Airport. Before the test results were released, they lied to Japan that they would rent a car, but actually took a civil aviation plane. The Japanese defense minister expressed dissatisfaction.
Restrictive measures have been adopted in multiple countries to prevent the rebound of the epidemic
Recently, the outbreaks in Victoria and New South Wales in Australia have rebounded, and the number of confirmed cases continues to increase. To this end, the multi-state government has stepped up action restrictions to prevent the spread of a new wave of the epidemic to more regions.
The picture shows India in the epidemic situation.
In India, as confirmed cases continue to increase, the Bihar government has decided to implement a 15-day blockade from the 16th, KarnatakaBangalore, the capital, implemented a week-long blockade from the 14th.
A spokesman for the Thai New Crown Epidemic Management Center said on the 14th that two foreigners entering Thailand have been diagnosed with the new crown virus recently, which has caused public concerns about possible local transmission. Thailand has decided to suspend the entry of foreigners. .
On the same day, Canadian media reported that the governments of Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the closure of the border between the two countries until August 21, prohibiting unnecessary cross-border travel.
Some countries made a move to save the post-epidemic economy
In order to save the economy affected by the epidemic, many governments have announced increased investment.
On July 14, the Korean government issued an economic development plan, planning to invest more than US$100 billion in the next five years to vigorously develop the digital economy and green economy in order to respond to the impact of the epidemic, increase employment, improve people’s livelihood, and move South Korea’s economic transformation and upgrading.
On July 6, local time, the Louvre in Paris, France was reopened, and strict epidemic prevention and control measures were taken to control the number of visitors. Affected by the epidemic, the Louvre was closed for 16 weeks. Photo by Li Yang, reporter of China News Service
On the same day, French President Macron said that France will invest at least 100 billion euros to restore the economy on the basis of 460 billion euros after the outbreak, involving industries, Many fields such as culture and education. In order to alleviate the employment problem of graduates caused by the epidemic, he promised to add 100,000 jobs in the public service field within 6 months.
On the 14th, the President of Chile Piniella promulgated a series of economic assistance programs for middle-income groups, including Cash subsidies, zero interest rate loans, rental subsidies, etc. It is said that all families with a monthly income of between 500,000 Bissau and 2 million Bissau (approximately RMB 4,500 to 18,000) before the epidemic can apply for this assistance.