COVID-19 disaster news

This 18 June 2020 People’s Assembly video from Britain is about the mismanagement of Boris Johnson’s Conservative government of the COVID-19 disaster.

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:

The number of corona infections in Germany has risen to 190,359, reports the Robert Koch-Institut. That is 537 more than yesterday. …

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections has increased by 183,020 in the past 24 hours, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). That is a record. More than 116,000 registered infections were added in the Americas alone.

The previous daily record was only three days old: more than 181,000 new infections were counted on Thursday. More than 8.7 million people worldwide have now been tested positive for the coronavirus, says the WHO.

158 infections at meat processor Wales

In Wales, 158 employees of a meat processing company have tested positive for the coronavirus. These are workers at a plant of the 2 Sisters Food Group in Llangefni on the Isle of Anglesey. The first infections were detected on Thursday. The 560 employees are in quarantine; some 400 people have now been tested. The local health service suspects even more infections.

The work in the company, where poultry is processed, has been stopped since Thursday. Due to the outbreak, schools in Anglesey will remain closed for longer. They would supposedly open again next Monday.

2 Sisters Food Group is one of the biggest food producers in Britain. The corporation supplies about a third of the poultry consumed there daily, according to the BBC. The subsidiary 2 Sisters Storteboom has five branches in the Netherlands and also supplies chicken products.

Brazil‘s sad milestone

The death toll from the coronavirus in Brazil has passed 50,000. 641 new deaths were counted in the past day, bringing the total to 50,617. Last Friday, the number of confirmed infections rose to over 1 million; that is now at 1,085,038.

Brazil is the most affected country after the United States. According to experts, there is underreporting and the actual number of infections and victims is much higher.

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