More than 132 million Covid-19 cases globally, India recorded a daily record

More than 132 million Covid-19 cases globally, India recorded a daily record 5

More than 132 million Covid-19 cases globally, India recorded a daily record

The world has recorded 132,364,510 cases of nCoV infection and 2,872,121 deaths, an increase of 432,767 and 6,132 respectively, while 106,654,778 people have recovered, according to real-time statistics site Worldometers.

India, the third largest epidemic area in the world, on April 5 recorded the largest new infection case with 103,558 cases, bringing the total number of infections to more than 12.68 million.

The number of daily infections in India has increased again since early February, after falling below 9,000 cases from a peak of nearly 100,000 cases last September.

India’s richest state Maharashtra, home to the financial capital Mumbai, will impose a weekend lockdown and night curfew on its 110 million people to cope with the new wave, according to local officials.

The curfew is applied from the night of April 5 until the end of April, prohibiting gatherings of more than 4 people, closing restaurants, private offices, cinemas, swimming pools, bars, places of worship and many other locations.

Medical staff take Covid-19 test samples at a bus station in New Delhi, India on April 3.

The US, the largest epidemic area in the world, reported 31,480,281 cases of infection and 569,147 deaths due to nCoV, an increase of 42,867 cases and 368 deaths compared to the previous day.

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Rochelle Walensky said the US has seen the number of new infections increase for the fourth consecutive week and believes that nCoV variants may be part of the cause of the increase.

The CDC director warned people not to let their guard down or ignore safety instructions.

White House senior adviser on Covid-19 Andy Slavitt on April 5 announced the opening of three more mass vaccination sites in South Carolina, Colorado and Minnesota, bringing the total number of US Covid-19 vaccination facilities to 28. According to

Brazil is the second largest epidemic area in the world with 13,013,601 cases and 332,752 deaths, an increase from 28,645 and 1,222 cases respectively the previous day.

Most intensive care units (ICUs) across Brazil are operating at over 90% capacity.

However, Jair Bolsonaro still underestimates the threat of Covid-19, considering it just a `mild flu`, while challenging local blockade efforts in court and refusing to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

France, the fourth largest epidemic area in the world, recorded 4,833,263 cases of infection and 96,875 deaths.

When Europe’s vaccine deployment plan stalled partly due to production problems, France decided to produce the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine itself with support from Delpharm, according to the Ministry of Economy.

England, reported 4,362,150 infected people and 126,862 deaths, an increase of 2,762 and 26 cases respectively.

During a press conference on the afternoon of April 5, Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised the British people’s efforts to comply with Covid-19 prevention measures, and confirmed that the country has moved to phase two of the roadmap to relax measures.

`Your and our collective efforts have provided the space and time to vaccinate 31 million people,` he said.

All British people will be tested for Covid-19 twice a week from April 9.

Germany, the tenth epidemic area in the world, recorded 2,903,036 cases of infection and 77,630 deaths, an increase of 7,405 and 73 respectively in the past 24 hours.

A YouGov survey said 53% of Germans want the government to have a unified approach nationwide to deal with the rising wave of infections.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeatedly called for unified and tighter regulations across Germany, but has often been rejected by state leaders, weakening her position.

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia is the largest epidemic area in the region with 1,537,967 cases, an increase of 3,712, of which 41,815 people died, an increase of 146.

Indonesia started its vaccination campaign in January and aims to vaccinate 181.5 million people within a year.

The Philippines is the second largest epidemic area in Southeast Asia, recording 803,398 cases of infection and 13,435 deaths, an increase of 8,355 and 10 cases respectively.

The Philippines has vaccinated about 739,000 Covid-19 vaccines since vaccination began on March 2.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced on April 3 that he would extend strict anti-Covid-19 restrictions in the capital Manila area and neighboring provinces for at least a week.

Vu Anh

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