Today, the death toll from confirmed infections in the newly registered Coronavirus in the Philippines has crossed the 100,000 mark, while doctors have sounded the alarm about the epidemiological situation in the country.
In the Philippines, the death toll from the virus that causes Covid-19 disease has risen to an unprecedented rise for the fourth consecutive day, with the Ministry of Health recording 5,032 new cases of the epidemic in the past 24 hours (compared to 4,963 cases the previous day).
During the last day, the Ministry monitored 20 new deaths due to infection, compared to 17 deaths yesterday.
This brings the total number of "Covid-19" infections recorded in the Philippines since the beginning of the pandemic 103,185, of which 2,059 were deaths.
It is scheduled to meet Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte today with the government to discuss the appeal made yesterday by 80 groups representing 80 thousand doctors and a million nurses in the country to the authorities to re-tighten the restrictions imposed to limit the spread of the epidemic.
In the largest appeal of its kind, the doctors acknowledged that the country was "losing its battle" against the Corona virus, warning of the danger of the health system collapsing in light of the large increase in the number of infected people.
Doctors urged the government to re-enforce stricter two-week closures in the capital, Manila, which is the largest epidemic in the Philippines and southern provinces.
Today, Sunday, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah announced that he has been infected with the Corona virus and taken to hospital.
The minister wrote on Twitter after he was diagnosed with the virus, that he was in good condition, but decided to enter the hospital, following the advice of the doctors.
Shah has asked all of his mates in the past few days to undergo a coronavirus scan and to commit to self-isolation.
It is noteworthy that India announced today that it recorded more than 55 thousand new cases of the virus during the past day, taking the total to 1.75 million people infected.
Today, President Vladimir Putin congratulated the paratroopers on the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Air Force's Landing Forces by the Russian army, which is celebrated on August 2 of each year.
In his congratulations, President Putin pointed out that the current generation of soldiers and officers of these forces, continue to preserve their ancient traditions, dedicate during training, and show loyalty to the department and the country flawlessly.
The President noted the great role of the Russian paratroopers during peacekeeping missions and special operations.
"You are absolutely entitled to be proud of the legendary glorious history of the airborne forces," Putin said.
The President expressed his gratitude and special thanks to the heroic paratroopers and veterans who participated in the Great Patriotic War.
He added: "And of course, on the seventy-fifth anniversary of victory, I send special words of gratitude and thanks to the heroic paratroopers and veterans who participated in the Great Patriotic War."
Today, Sunday, negotiations began between the leadership of the ground forces in the Indian and Chinese armies, on the situation in the border areas, and issues of disengagement between the two sides.
The Times of India newspaper reported that General Harender Singh, commander of the 14th Indian Army Corps, and General Liu Ling, commander of the Chinese Xinjiang Military Region, are presiding over the negotiations.
The newspaper said, this is the fifth such meeting. Negotiations are taking place at the Moldo border point, on the Chinese side of the actual border line separating the two countries.
According to the newspaper, the Indian side will seek the withdrawal of Chinese forces from the high mountain lake area of Panjung Tsu, and restore the situation to what it was, in this disputed area.
Johns Hopkins University reported that the United States recorded for the sixth consecutive day more than a thousand deaths caused by the emerging corona virus within 24 hours
The university, which bases its statistics on data from official federal and local authorities and open sources, said that the number of victims of the virus that causes "Covid-19" in the United States increased by 1133 yesterday, Saturday, compared to 1259 Friday deaths, 1233 deaths Thursday, and 1403 deaths Wednesday 1244 deaths on Tuesday and 1076 deaths on Monday).
At the same time, the total number of daily injuries in Corona in the United States during yesterday, according to university data, decreased significantly compared to the previous day (58,406 new injuries Saturday compared to 67023 injuries Friday).
In general, 4620502 confirmed cases of "Covid-19" were recorded in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the statistics of the university, of which 154449 deaths and 1461885 cases of recovery, the largest outcome in the world.
Corona's outbreak in the United States has risen in recent weeks, with a number of states monitoring a record and unprecedented rise in the death toll and injuries of the epidemic in recent days, against the backdrop of continuing differences between the administration of President Donald Trump and local authorities in some states on how to deal with the pandemic.
Fires in the Amazon rainforest have increased to alarming levels, at a time when environmental experts warned that this August will be difficult for the "lung world" forests, and may repeat the disaster last year.
Official data in Brazil showed, on Saturday, that the number of fires raging in the Amazon rainforest is up by 28 percent compared to last year, according to "Reuters".
The Brazilian Space Research Agency recorded 6,803 fires in the Amazon last month, up from 5,318 fires in July 2019.
The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world.
Although this number represents the highest rate of fires in July in three years, it is considered small compared to the height of those fires in August last year, and then reached about 31 thousand customers, the highest rate in that month in 12 years.
But the worst is yet to come, by withdrawing environmental organizations that say there are disturbing signs of what may come, as the last days of the month show a sharp rise in fire rates.
It reported more than 1,000 fires on July 30, the highest one-day figure for this month since 2005, according to an analysis by "Greenpeace Brazil".
"This is a shocking indication ... We can expect from now that August will be a difficult month and September will be worse," said Ann Alencar, director of the science department at the Amazon Institute for Environmental Research in Brazil.
Environmentalists blame the right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, for encouraging loggers, miners, and land sales brokers to destroy forests through his vision of economic development in the region.
On the other hand, Bolsonaro defends his plans to introduce mining and agriculture into reserves as a way to lift the region out of poverty.
Bolsonaro this year issued permission to deploy military forces between May and November to combat forest fires and illegal logging, and to ban fire in the area for 120 days.
In rainforests, scientists see the first line of defense against global warming as it absorbs greenhouse gases.
NASA astronauts face the final and most important stage of their SpaceX test flight, which is returning to Earth with a rare landing on the water.
The two astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Banken participated in a farewell party, on Saturday, at the International Space Station, hours before their scheduled departure on SpaceX's "Dragon" spacecraft.
Although Hurricane Isaias is approaching, NASA said the weather appeared to be favorable in the afternoon, Sunday, in the Gulf of Mexico near Panama City, Florida.
This will be the first waterfall for astronauts in 45 years, the last time it followed the 1975 US-Soviet joint mission known as Apollo-Soyuz.
The astronauts ’return home from the two-month mission would end the prolonged shortage of US launches that relied on Russian missiles to transport astronauts to the international station since the end of the shuttle era.
With the launch of Hurley and Pinkin from the NASA Kennedy Space Center on May 30, SpaceX became the first private company to send people into space, and is now about to become the first company to bring people back from space.
"The hardest part was launching us, but the most important thing is to bring us back home," said Pinkin, adding that the successful landing of the spacecraft would bring American integration capability fully.
The space station commander, Chris Cassidy, who will stay on board the station with two OCI astronauts until October, presented to Hurley the small American flag, which was left by former astronauts to launch to the Space Station from US soil, in July 2011. Hurley was commander of that shuttle's final mission.
The science, which also boarded the first shuttle flight in 1981, became a prize for the company that launched the astronauts first.
The SpaceX owned by Elon Musk easily outperformed Boeing, which is not expected to launch its first crew until next year, and the flag will accompany another crew to the moon this time in NASA's Artemis program in the next few years.