The fear of a second COVID-19 wave increases the risk of a new lockdown

LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) - The second wave of Covid-19 infection hit a record high in India on Friday, warning against complacency in Europe and half a dozen American words that their hospital beds are booming. Are full.

Health officials around the world have recently expressed concern that some countries struggling with the devastating economic impact of the lockdown will lift sanctions and spread the coronavirus during widespread racist protests.

Wall Street made its biggest dive in three months on Thursday, with shares losing a four-day streak on resurgence concerns worldwide.

In China, two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the capital when new coronaviruses emerged, a day after the city government delayed plans for some students to return to school.

Despite health officials claiming it would be weeks to ease the condition of infection, 70 days later India opened most public transport, offices and malls this week.

According to the ministry of health, 10,956 cases were reported in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai on Friday. However, the number of government deaths at 8,498 is very low.

Syed Ahmed Bukhari, head of the Delhi Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, has ordered the suspension of the congregations by the end of this month.

"What does it mean to go to mosques at a time when the virus is spreading so fast?" He said, \


Although most new infections have slowed in Europe, post-lockdown growth has seen moderate and high risk of health professionals seeking new restrictions.

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said, "The early wave of broadcasting is successful in all countries of Poland and Sweden. There is some confusion across Europe in the coming weeks."

"Such growth, if not fast-tracked, will put health care systems under pressure, as seen in the EU / EEA countries and the UK in March and April."

But now, in two to three weeks, governments can check and reverse the upward trend.

"As they slowly reopen trade and borders, they urge people to test and invent contacts," EU Health Commissioner Stella Kiriakids told EU health ministers.

The number of cases in Belgium is 1% compared to the previous week, but officials say there is no cause for concern.

ECDC Director Andrea Amon called for physical disturbances, hand hygiene, and what she calls "respiratory etiquette."

Authorities are worried that the virus will spread to thousands of people demonstrating against racism in large cities in Europe after George Floyd's murder in police custody in the United States.

"Mass events are a major means of transmission," said Martin Seichel, health officer of the European Union Commission.

Solid call

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adnom Ghebius said at an event in Geneva on Thursday that "the threat of resurrection is very real."

"While the situation is improving here in Europe, we must remember that it is declining worldwide ... We need global solidarity to fully defeat this epidemic."

In nearly half of the US states, including Texas and Arizona, there are concerns that a growing coronavirus is filling hospital beds, and that reopening the economy could lead to a second infection. A record number of new cases were reported Thursday in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon and Nebraska.

“I want to be successful again,” Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo, who is in Houston, Texas, told reporters. "But I'm more concerned that we're contacting disaster victims."

Spencer Fox, a research associate at the University of Texas at Austin, says greater hospital admission will inevitably mean more deaths.

“We are seeing a lot of worrying signs of the epidemic in cities and states across the U.S. and around the world,” he said. "When you start seeing those signs, you have to act objectively."

The United States has so far recorded more than 113,000 coronavirus deaths, the highest in the world. Harish Global Health Institute head Ashisha Hala told CNN that the number could cross 200,000 by September.

The United States is the only major country to reopen without increasing its case growth to a controlled level - about 5% of people are positive for coronavirus or at least 14 days. Less is more.

Reuters analysis shows that at the national level, the number has been between 4% and 7% in recent weeks.

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