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In the world, a record increase in coronavirus since January

Over the past 24 hours, 718,659 people have been confirmed infected, and 12,639 people have died.

Over the past day, more than 718 thousand cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the world, which is a record figure since January 10. Such data was published by the World Health Organization.

As of the evening of Friday, April 9, in the last 24 hours, 718,659 inhabitants of the planet have been confirmed infected, 12,639 people have died. The total number of cases of the infection since the beginning of the pandemic is 132,730,691.

It is reported that more than 35% of the cases of infection reported to WHO over the past day are in Europe — 257,789. In second place in the region of North and South America — 247,444, in third-Southeast Asia (145,724).

The United States remains the leader in morbidity — 30.6 million cases. This is followed by Brazil with 13.2 million cases and India with 13.1 million. The top five are rounded out by France — 4.9 million cases and Russia — 4.6 million.

As reported, the US authorities have fully vaccinated a fifth of the population against the coronavirus, that is, about 66 million people. At the same time, the first dose of COVID-vaccines was received by 112 million residents of the country.

In Australia, 18 thousand people were evacuated due to flooding

About 18 thousand people have left their homes on the east coast of Australia due to flooding caused by heavy downpours. This was announced by the Premier of the State of New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian, a video from the press conference was posted on Facebook.

“About 15,000 people have been evacuated from homes in the Mid-North Coast region from cities, and another 3,000 people from western Sydney, located in the floodplains of the Nepean and Hawkesbury Rivers,” she said.

According to her, the north coast of the region near the city of Port Macquarie was most affected by the flooding.

In February, flooding occurred in the state of Uttarakhand in northern India as a result of the collapse of a glacier. Then the police reported that 14 people were killed. Among them, the workers of the local hydroelectric power station “Rishiganga”, which is under construction on the Dhauliganga River, were killed. After the collapse of the glacier, the water in the river rose and completely washed away the dam of the station. Some people were trapped in a tunnel near the dam, the authorities are trying to save them.

Chaos in Myanmar: shooting to kill, dozens killed

Since the beginning of February, more than 50 people have become victims of the brutal suppression of protests by opponents of the coup in Myanmar: 38 people died on Wednesday, according to the UN special envoy for Myanmar. Protesters and observers say police have broken up the protesters more violently.

“The major cities in the country are like Tiananmen Square,” Yangon Archbishop Cardinal Charles Maung Bo tweeted, comparing it to the 1989 crackdown on student protests in Beijing.

UN Secretary General’s special envoy for Myanmar Christine Schraner-Burgener called Wednesday the “bloodiest” day for the country since the military coup in early February.

Observers, protesters, and journalists have noted that police actions have become more aggressive since the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by the military-appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar. According to the country’s state media, he “exchanged views on regional and international issues.”

ASEAN foreign ministers unanimously called on the military government of Myanmar to stop firing at protesters but did not agree on the release of the country’s civilian leaders, including de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Vin Myin. Only four of ASEAN’s ten member countries — Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore — have called for freedom and the restoration of a democratically elected government, Reuters reported.

However, 10 countries participating in the regional group have a tradition of non-interference in each other’s internal affairs. A statement following the meeting was made by the representative of Brunei, the ASEAN Chairman in 2021, calling for an end to the violence and the start of negotiations with a view to reaching a peaceful settlement. This was not a joint statement by the group.

Demonstrations organized by the Civil Disobedience Movement are taking place in many major cities in Myanmar. Among the dead and wounded on Wednesday in the cities of Mandalay and Monica, there are many with bullet wounds to the chest and head, according to the BBC’s Southeast Asia correspondent, suggesting that soldiers and police were shooting to kill.

On the same day, in the country’s largest city, Yangon, the police gathered residents of one of the districts, lined them up, forcing them to put their hands on their heads, and took them away in trucks. A protest leader in Mingyan told Reuters that the police first fired tear gas and flash bangs and then fired live ammunition.

“They didn’t send water cannons at us to disperse, they just opened fire,” he says. Two teenagers were killed in Mingyan, the Press Trust of India reported.

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The UN Security Council is expected to hold a closed meeting on the situation in Myanmar on Friday, March 5. Great Britain asked for a meeting. Coordinating UN actions will be difficult, however, as the two permanent members of the Security Council, China, and Russia, will almost certainly exercise veto power. Some countries have introduced or are considering imposing their own sanctions on Myanmar.

Police actions show that the military government is ignoring calls for a peaceful resolution of the situation. The military forces that have seized power in the country are going to suppress the movement of civil disobedience in order to achieve recognition of legitimacy by the international community.

Protesters over the past month have used a variety of resistance tactics, from traditional marches to musical performances outside foreign embassies, from strikes to building barricades and blocking roads. One of the protests even involved elephants with their drivers. In recent days, protesters have used smoke grenades and fire extinguishers to prevent police from seeing where to shoot.

“We will continue to fight for those who died. We will win,” a protest activist told Reuters in an interview.

The Indian became a victim of his fighting rooster

The owner of the fighting cock tried to catch him, but the bird had a blade attached to its paw, with which it wounded the man.

In India, a fighting cock with a blade tied to its paw killed its owner during a cockfight, according to the BBC.

The bird hit the man with a 7-centimeter blade in the groin when it tried to run away from him. The man died on the way to the hospital from blood loss.

The bird was transported to the farm.

The police are looking for another 15 people involved in the illegal cockfighting, which was carried out. Those involved are accused of manslaughter, illegal betting, and cockfighting.

We will remind, in the Philippines, a policeman died after he was attacked by a fighting cock during a raid on the organizers of illegal cockfighting. The bird attacked the policeman and cut the femoral artery with a blade attached to his paw.

In India, the drug was tested on people under the guise of vaccination

In the Indian city of Bhopal, a scandal broke out related to vaccination against coronavirus. Thousands of people took the test, thinking they were getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

This is reported on Friday, February 26, by CNN.

It is reported that a few days ago, a van arrived in the city, in which everyone was offered to be vaccinated against coronavirus and receive 750 rupees ($10) for this. However, it later turned out that one of the vaccines of domestic production was tested on humans.

It is noted that only half of the subjects received the drug, while others were given regular saline.

Some unwitting participants in the experiment still admitted that, perhaps, they were immediately explained everything correctly — they just could not understand it.

“I went there because of greed, after all, 750 rupees — we are still used to dying … and my life doesn’t matter, “ said one of the women who received the injection.

It is known that the Indian biotechnology company Bharat Biotech has also developed a vaccine against the coronavirus Covaxin. The results of the third phase of clinical trials of the drug are expected in the near future.