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More Than 140,000 People In Europe Have Died Of COVID-19

Europe became the continent most heavily affected during the COVID-19 pandemic to date.    

According to AFP news agency, by May 2, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Europe has exceeded 140,000.
Europe is the continent hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 1.5 million people infected and more than 140,000 deaths. The death toll accounts for over 50% of the total worldwide deaths due to the pandemic.

In particular, the three countries with the highest loss of life in this "white continent" are Italy with 28,236 people, followed by the UK and Spain with the death toll in each country respectively 27,510, 24,284 cases.

In Southeast Asia, by the end of May 1 recorded a total of 46,179 cases and 1,557 deaths.

In general, the COVID-19 pandemic is happening in two different groups of countries, the most worrying is the group consisting of Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia. The remaining ASEAN member countries, some have witnessed significant calming effects such as Thailand, Malaysia, while 6 other countries, including Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Brunei, Timor Leste, Laos have effectively controlled the disease.

Singapore experienced a day of skyrocketing cases, with 932 cases; while more than half of the region's countries have effectively prevented or completely controlled the disease.

As the infection of SARS-CoV-2 virus in residential quarters of foreign workers continues to be complicated, and the total number of cases has been 17,101 people, Singapore officials have acknowledged that the epidemic has occurred among TB workers. 

Immigration continues to be a challenge and will take several weeks to control. Among COVID-19 cases, about 90% of the cases were foreign workers. Currently, 38/43 collective housing quarters of foreign workers are considered an outbreak. In addition, there were 20 out of 1,200 other small housing estates.

To prevent the epidemic from spreading in foreign workers' housing quarters and to avoid spreading it to the community, Singapore has decided to extend the period of comprehensive isolation for all foreign workers in the construction sector. 43 residential areas for 2 weeks, until May 18.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on May 1 that the COVID-19 acute respiratory infection remains "an urgent public health condition of international concern" (PHEIC).

In the coming time, WHO will continue to coordinate with countries and partners to allow essential travel activities necessary for pandemic response, humanitarian relief and cargo transportation, as well as so that countries can gradually resume normal travel activities of passengers.

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