Coronavirus epidemic continues wreaking havoc worldwide. According to worldometer.com, so far 1 crore 59 lakh 40 thousand 379 have found infected. Of these, 97,23,949 people have been cured, while 6,42,688 people have died. On the other hand, more than 300 health workers have been found infected in Australia. They all worked in the Victoria State Hospital. Victoria's Premier Daniel Andrews gave the information on Saturday. He said that there are about 4000 patients in the state. Of these, 313 are health workers.
On Friday, 73,715 new cases and 1130 deaths reported in the US. New York, California and Florida are the most affected here. The Governor of Mississippi State has announced the implementation of strict restrictions in view of increasing cases of coronavirus.
US President Donald Trump signed four executive orders on Friday. These included orders to reduce the price of medicines and make treatment costs affordable. This will help many US states to get cheap medicines from Canada. Trump's new orders will allow medicines like insulin to be available to patients at lower prices. These new orders related to medicines will come into effect from Saturday. Trump will also hold a meeting with officials of pharmaceutical companies on July 28 to discuss these orders.
South Korea reported the highest number of cases since March. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) gave this information on Saturday. On Friday, 86 new cases were reported here. Of these, 27 were domestic infection. Health officials said that infections could increase if people from abroad tests positive. All those returning from other countries are being tested.
The French government has appealed to the people not to visit Catalonia. Prime Minister Jean Castex said that the government is increasing surveillance on the border with Spain. There is an increased risk of infection when border infected people enter the country. The government is eyeing the north-eastern border of the country in particular.