(Reuters) – Below is the most important information about the Corona virus and its implications today:
* Bleak statistics
The number of new infections in the newly infected Corona virus worldwide has exceeded 8 million, with the infection spreading in Latin America and the US and China facing a new epidemic. The number of deaths in the world reached 434 thousand and this number has doubled in seven weeks.
The University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said on Monday that new estimates expect 2011,2929 deaths in the United States due to Covid-19 disease due to HIV infection until the beginning of October, mainly due to the return measures of activities that have been implemented..
The institute said that the states of Florida, California, Georgia and Arizona would be among the worst affected by the spread of the virus.
The number of deaths in Brazil rose to nearly 44,000 on Monday, according to data from the Ministry of Health, while the government continued to ease restrictions on movement, even though the country ranked second in the world after the United States in terms of the spread of infection.
* Restriction of movement in the capital
Beijing has prevented people most susceptible to spreading the virus, such as those in contact with confirmed cases, from leaving the Chinese capital, banning all taxis and passenger services from leaving the city, and banning some bus lines on long trips to prevent the outbreak again..
Shanghai, which is a financial center, demanded that some travelers from Beijing adhere to the isolation for two weeks, while the authorities announced the discovery of 27 new cases in Beijing, bringing the total since Thursday to 106..
The stakes are high for Shanghai, which has claimed to host two Formula One races this season. American airlines are also preparing to resume flights to the city.
* The virus has mutated
A genetic mutation of the Corona virus, which greatly increases its ability to infect cells, may explain the cause of the disease in northern Italy and New York than was previously observed during the pandemic.
Scientists at the Scripps Research Center in Florida say that the mutated virus was rarely observed in March, but it was noticeable in about 65 percent of cases where the genetics database of the National Institutes of Health was notified of it from around the world..
The study participants concluded that this mutation, called the D614G, led to an increase in the number of spurs that the virus uses to attach to cells and penetrate them and make these protrusions more stable. In laboratory experiments, the mutated virus was about nine times more efficient at penetrating cells and infecting them.
* Imposition of masks in air travel
Major American airlines may prevent any traveler who does not wear a muzzle during the Corona virus pandemic from flying their planes and providing protection for those who do not own them. However, once the passengers ascend, the flight attendants do not have any control over the passengers who lift their masks.
The Airline Association of America, the main body representing the aviation industry, said on Monday that each airline will determine the appropriate consequences for passengers who fail to comply with the instructions, which could lead to a list of those banned from traveling on the airline’s aircraft..
The association added that companies that adhere to stricter policies than others include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, South West Airlines and United Airlines..
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