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South Korean health authorities have confirmed the start of the second wave of the new Corona virus outbreak in the country, stressing the need to prepare for a long-term pandemic fight that is expected to continue in the summer.

The director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in South Korea, Chun In-gyon, according to the official "Yonhap" agency, said that the second wave has been hitting the capital, Seoul and its environs, since May, based on random outposts of the spread of injuries in the city.

"We initially expected the second wave to begin in the fall or winter, but our expectations were wrong," the health official said. "We believe that the spread of the infection will continue as long as people continue to communicate closely with each other."

For his part, the mayor of Seoul, Pak von Sun, stressed the possibility of tightening preventive measures in the city and its surroundings if the number of new infections exceeds the threshold of 30 cases per day and face a shortage of beds in hospitals to treat patients.

South Korea was considered one of the largest outbreaks of the virus with the spread of it outside China in late 2019 and early 2020, but the country managed to contain the pandemic during the following months, and there have recorded 12,438 confirmed cases, including 280 deaths and 10,881 cures.

Today, Monday, the country's authorities announced the monitoring of 17 new cases, the first time that this indicator has fallen to less than 20 injuries since May 26, after the number witnessed a rise since the beginning of that month.

However, the new data showed that 7 of the cases recorded in the two counts were monitored in the capital.

Source: "Yonhap" + agencies

By:Nadeemy Haded

 

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi de Mayo confirmed on Monday that his country will seek to avoid any attempts to partition Libya due to the current military conflict there, calling for a compromise internal solution between the Libyan parties.

De Mayo said during a joint press conference in Rome with his German counterpart Haikou Maas that Italy "will do everything to avoid any attempt to divide Libya", pointing out that "a comprehensive Libyan-Libyan operation is needed to overcome the current crisis."

De Mayo stressed that "the Libyan people have suffered greatly and deserve to be the fate of their fate without outside interference.

Libyan media had reported that the President of the "AFRICOM", the American Ambassador, and the President of the Presidential Council of the Libyan Accord Government, Fayez al-Sarraj, and his Minister of Interior, Fathi Pashaga, held a closed meeting today "of a military nature" at Zwara Airport.

This comes at a time when the United States called on all parties to stop the military escalation in Libya, to commit to a ceasefire and to resume negotiations immediately.

The US National Security Council said in a statement via "Twitter" today, Monday, that Washington strongly opposes the military escalation in Libya "by all parties," noting that the progress made during the talks sponsored by the United Nations Mission in Libya in the form of 5+ must be built on. 5, in addition to the Cairo Declaration, and the Berlin negotiations.

Source: Aki + Agencies

By:Nadeemy Haded

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Kubinka near the capital, Moscow, where the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ is located - the main temple of the Russian Armed Forces.

President Putin will get to know the cathedral, where a prayer and mass will be led by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.

Prior to the ceremonial event, Patriarch Kirill performed the prayer in the presence of President Putin.

The temple and military museum were erected in the Patriot Park, near Moscow, on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War.

A distinctive sign of the cathedral is a portrait of Christ, considered the largest, made using mosaic technology.

The total area of ​​mosaics in the lower and upper churches is approximately 4 thousand square meters. The cathedral is 75 meters high, indicating that it was built to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory.

The diameter of the central dome base is 19 meters and 45 cm (1945 is the year of victory). It is no coincidence that the location of the church: the Odintsovo region of the Moscow region where fierce battles took place to defend the capital in November 1941.

Source: Novosti

By:Nadeemy Haded

 

Brazilian media have reported that the death toll from the new Corona virus in the country has crossed the 50,000 threshold, the second largest in the world after the United States.

The Brazilian Media Alliance, which tracks the spread of the virus in the country, confirmed that 964 deaths due to the epidemic were monitored yesterday, raising the total to 50058 deaths.

According to official information, the death toll remains at 49,976 deaths, and it is assumed that the actual number significantly exceeds these numbers.

In Brazil, there were 1067579 confirmed cases of "Covid-19" disease caused by the Coruna virus, according to official data.

This comes against the backdrop of continuing tension in Brazil and widespread criticism of its president, Jair Bolsonaro, who reduces the risk of the virus and calls on citizens to return to work, contrary to the advice of health experts.

Source: Guardian

By:Nadeemy Haded

 

The Biology Institute of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences has announced the start of the second stage of testing a possible vaccine for human immunodeficiency virus, in its efforts to assess the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine.

About 10 vaccines have entered various stages of human testing worldwide, at a time when the World Health Organization warns that the Corona pandemic is accelerating, and that "the world is in a new and dangerous stage."

None of these vaccines has entered the third stage of large-scale testing, a necessary step to obtain approval from the authorities concerned to put it up for sale.

The institute said, "Chinese researchers began Saturday the second phase of human testing of the vaccine, which is one of 6 possible Chinese scientists are testing on humans, following the first stage in which about 200 people participated since last May."

The second stage will determine the necessary dose and continue to assess whether the vaccine can stimulate the immune system of healthy people without any problems.

The virus, which first appeared in China in late 2019, infected about 8.81 million people worldwide, and caused more than 460,000 deaths.

Source: "Reuters"

By:Nadeemy Haded

Sunday, 21 June 2020 20:16

Twitter "apologizes to its users

 

Twitter has apologized to its users for some of the problems that have arisen in them in the new "audio tweets" service it is testing, and for its failure to take into account the interests of people with special needs.

The application apologized for not offering special services for the disabled and people with special needs in the new "audio tweets" service, according to the "Engadget" technical website.

In its new service, Twitter did not provide translation or explanation for people with disabilities, which civil rights advocates described as an "unforgivable mistake."

"At least, the option of providing closed captions will make this easier for people with disabilities," said attorney Matthew Cortland, who was one of the first to highlight this issue. "Twitter did not provide any explanation for people with special needs."

Twitter replied from its official support account, saying: "This is an early version of this feature and we are exploring ways to make these types of tweets accessible to everyone."

But the Twitter statement sparked a second campaign of anger against him, as some accused him of thinking about people with special needs late for him, and this is unacceptable.

Criticism of Twitter intensified, prompting him to submit a second official apology, and the promise of a second service update offering benefits for people with special needs.

Source: "Previously"

By:Nadeemy Haded

 

Barcelona issued a formal statement on Sunday, details of the injury suffered by his 23-year-old Dutch star, Frinky de Jong.

Barcelona said in a statement: "Frenke de Jong has an ankle muscle in his right knee, and the length of his absence depends on how well he is recovering."

De Jong missed his team's recent confrontation with Seville due to suffering an overload on the right leg.

It is noteworthy that Barcelona wasted two valuable points by drawing it without goals against Seville in the match they gathered yesterday in the 30th round of the "League", and the Catalan club (65 points) became under the threat of losing the top of the standings in the event that its rivals and Real Madrid chased the 62 points to His host Real Sociedad at the end of the 30th round of the competition today, Sunday.

Source: RT

By:Nadeemy Haded

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