My B. · Published on 25 May 2020 at 18h06
· Updated on 25 May 2020 at 21h31
The entire world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis for weeks. Discover updates on countries the most impacted by the coronavirus epidemic this Monday May 25, 2020. Over 5.4 million cases have been reported and over 340,000 people have died of Covid-19 worldwide. The U.S. bans travelers from Brazil. The situation is deteriorating in Latin America and Europe is slowly exiting confinement.
In the world, as of Monday May 25, 2020, Covid-19 infected 5,410,288 people. So far, 345,104 people have died worldwide. As many European countries have started exiting containment, the Europen Center for Disease Prevention and Control warns Europe must be ready to prepare a second Coronavirus wave.
- The United-States toll is close to 100,000 deaths. As of Monday May 25, 1,643,499 cases have been reported. According to the Johns Hopkins Institute, the country reports 638 deaths in 24h (1,127 yesterday), taking it up to a total close to 97,722 deaths. Despite these high rates, the 50 American States have started partial and gradual containment exit, keeping some restrictions about gatherings in order to curb the virus propagation. The American president banned this Sunday travelers from Brazil to enter the United-States, as Brazil has become the second country the most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, the White House has announced.
- In Germany, the infection rate increases, which worries authorities. As of Monday May 25, 180,328 cases have been reported along with 8,283 deaths (+22). Most hotels and tourism sites reopen this Monday, but almost all bars remain shut.
- Brazil becomes the 2nd country the most impacted in terms of infections and the death toll is alarming. It becomes the new epicenter of the pandemic, according to WHO. It reports this Monday May 25 a heavy daily toll, 653 deaths in 24 hours. The country counts 363,211 cases and 22,666 deaths. Yet, data could be widely underestimated. Overwhelmed, authorities struggle testing the living and the dead. Some deaths due to covid-19 are reported with a twenty-day delay. According to estimations shared by the press, the number of people really infected could be twelve to fifteen times heavier than reported by authorities. Despite this worrying situation, Bolsonaro keeps on calling the population to go back to work to relaunch the economy.
- China reports 11 new cases from abroad, but no death has been reported. As of today, the country reports a total of 82,985 cases confirmed and 4,634 deaths. "We have mainly strategically succeeded in our response to Covid-19" Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said this Friday as the National People's Assembly plenary session opened. The city of Wuhan bans eating wild animals. Beijing and Washington are on the edge of a new cold war, China said because of the accusations made by the United-States about its managing of the health crisis.
- The toll in the United Kingdom decreases. The government reports 259,559 cases and 36,793 deaths. As of Sunday May 24, 118 deaths in 24h (282 yesterday). A two-week quarantine is imposed to travelers coming from France. France has announced a measure of reciprocity if it was to happen. The country confirmed its gradual containment exit plan with the partial reopening of schools from June 1.
- In Italy, the toll decreases. As of Sunday May 24, have been reported 50 new deaths in 24 hours, (119 the day before) taking the number of deaths to 32,785 since the beginning of the epidemic. As of today, 229,858 cases have been confirmed so far. Italy will reopen its borders on June 3rd and cancel mandatory quarantine to EU foreigeners. "On May 25th, we've planned to reopen gyms, swimming pools, sport centers, respecting health protocols" Italian Prime Minister says. "Starting from June 15, theaters and movie theaters will reopen and our children will enjoy several entertainment offers". Italy might count 19,000 more deaths than the official numbers, the Transalpin Social Security says.
- In Spain, the toll increases again this Sunday May 24. The virus has killed 70 people in over 24 hours (48 the day before, excluding Catalunia). It takes it to a result of 28,752 deaths. The country now includes over 235,772 cases reported. Spain has decided to reopen its borders to tourists in early July.
- Belgium is one of the countries running the most tests in the world. As of Sunday May 24, the country reports 282 new contamination cases, taking it to a total of 57,092 cases. The Health Authorities have reported 9,280 deaths (+43in 24 hours). This past Monday, Belgium has launched the second phase of containment exit: schools are gradually reopening, hair salons and other contact salons resume with strict health conditions, museums and zoos are also reopening. Markets with maximum 50 stands can resume, ceremonies with maxiumum 30 people are allowed and gyms can reopen but with 20 people maximum inside.
- In Russia, the number of deaths has never been this high. Authorities now report 344,481cases and 3,541 deaths including 153 these past 24 hours. The death rate remains yet lower than in Italy, Spain, France, Great-Britain and the United-States. Russia is the second country reporting the most cases in the world and the first in Europe. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the end of the mandatory 6 weeks off in Russia, starting Tuesday, and kicked off gradual and locally-based containment exit.
- In France, according to the latest report from the health authorities as for the COVID-19 pandemic 1,655 severe cases in ICU, 144,806 cases confirmed and 28,289 people have died (the toll stagantes as there has been no report from Santé Public France). The French government is said to present the second phase of containment exit expected to start on June 2.
- In Portugal, containment exit continues slowly. As of Monday May 25, 30,623 cases and 1,316 deaths (+14) have been reported. Portugal has reopened restaurants, cafés, museums and galleries this May 18. The country is ready to welcome visitors this summer. Even though border with Spain remains closed, talks are ongoing and they are expected to reopen on June 8th.
- The situation is deteriorating in Peru with 119,959 contamination cases and 3,456 deaths (+83). The country is the 2nd contry the most impacted in Latin America, after Brazil. The situation is described as catastrophic by hospitals.
- In Japan as of Monday May 25, 2020, 16,550 cases have been reported in total, and 820 deaths (+12). The government has lifted health emergency in 39 of the 47 prefectures, but not ine the one the most inhabited such as Tokyo. Initially expected to last for a month, this shceme has been extended to May 31st throughout the country. The country has entered economic downturn for the first time in 4 years and a half.
- In India, the pandemic severely hits Bombay. The government has decided to extend confinement until late May. As of today, India reports 138,917 cases and 4,024 deaths (+155).
- Iran reports 58 deaths in 24 hours (59 yesterday) taking it up to a total of 7,417 deaths. The country currently reports 135,701 cases declared. Shiite sanctuaries will open six hours a day after ramadan, said to end on May 24th. Restaurants will also resume after the month of fasting. Universities will reopen on June 6th.
- Morocco extends confinement up to June 10. The country reports 7,433 cases but few tests are performed. The country has also reported 199 deaths (+1 in 24 hours). The health situation is stable but not entirely reassuring, Morocco's Prime Minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani said.
- Currently reporting 21,326 contamination cases and 996 Covid-19 deaths (+3), Poland has reopened on May 18th hair salons, cafés and restaurants.
- South Korea is worried about the recurrence of new Covid-19 cases. As of today, the country reports 11,206 cases and 267 deaths (+1 in 24 hours). Seoul has decreed the shut down of bars and nightclubs in the capital, because of a new cluster.
- Sweden exceeds 3000 deaths. As of Monday May 25, 33,459 cases and 3,998 deaths have been reported. It's one of the rare countries to have not gone into confinement. The country includes more deaths than its Nordic neighbors.
- Vietnam keeps on phasing out. The country includes less than 300 cases of people affected by Covid-19 and no death. Gatherings remain banned and masks and distancing highly encouraged, but some stores have already reopened starting Thursday April 23.
- Romania announced the first deconfinement measures, mandatory facemasks starting from May 15 in closed spaces and public transit. As of today, the country reports 18,070 cases and 1,185 deaths (+9) because of Covid-19.
- In Switzerland, the country is phasing out. First hair-dressers, doctors, daycares and garden centers, followed on May 11th by schools and other stores. Then professionsal and secondary schools, universities, zoos and libraries from June 8th. As of Monday May 25, 1,905 deaths (+2) and 30,725 cases have been reported as well.
- In Austria partial deconfinement has started. Cafés and restaurant are reopening. The ban of big public gatherings will be sustained until July at least. Schools are closed until mid-May. Facemasks are mandatory. The country currently reports 16,503 cases and 640 deaths (+1). Germany and Austria will reopen their borders on June 15th.
- In Algeria, the African country reporting the largest death toll, confinement is extended up to May 29, that is to say after the end of Ramadan. As of Sunday May 24, 8,306 cases and 600 deaths (+8) related to the epidemic have been reported.
- In Ireland, the country will gradually exit containment starting Monday with the reopening of some stores, beaches and people can meet outside in group of 4. The country imposes from Monday a two-week quarantine to people traveling to the country. As of Monday May 25, 24,639 cases and 1,608 deaths have been reported.
- The epidemic is spreading in Africa but remains mild. South Africa reports 22,583 cases and 429 deaths.
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