40,600 new cases of corona and 709 deaths in a single day in Iran
According to a new report by the Asian Development Bank, progress in eradicating hunger and health-education has stalled.
Both corona vaccines are mandatory for air travel in Pakistan from September
WASHINGTON: The coronavirus pandemic has pushed an estimated 75 to 80 million people into extreme poverty in developing Asian countries. The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2021 released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) show that the targets set under the Sustainable Development Goals have been stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Progress has stalled in areas such as hunger alleviation, health and education.
Considering that inequality has increased due to the pandemic, extreme poverty has multiplied. Those who live in 1.90 days are considered very poor. According to the report, in 2017, 5.2% of Asia’s population, or 203 million people, were living in extreme poverty. Had it not been for the corona pandemic, this number would have dropped by an estimated 2.6 percent in 2020.
Asia and Pacific economies have made good progress in recent years, contributing 35 per cent to the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019, but the slowdown in global trade and economic activity has been hampered by the slowdown in global trade and economic activity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Only one in four economies in Asia and the Pacific saw GDP growth. Due to Corona restrictions in this area
As poor families and workers in the unorganized sector suffered, eight per cent of the man hours were lost. The report said that the role of the digital economy in modern life has increased during the Corona epidemic. Meanwhile, the US government has approved the Pfizer Corona vaccine. Anthony Fauci expects an increase in vaccinations.
He said that the FDA’s decision also allowed Pfizer to announce its corona vaccine. Fuchs hopes the decision will help increase vaccination rates in the US. According to government data, half the population in the US has not yet received the corona vaccine.
The Iranian Health Ministry said that in the last 24 hours, 40,600 new cases of corona have been reported in Iran and 709 people have died. At present, the condition of 7,727 corona patients is critical. A week ago, 50,000 corona cases were reported in a day in Iran.
The number of new cases is increasing due to the delta variant. Only eight percent of people in Iran have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine. According to health officials, despite the gravity of the situation, less than 40 percent of the population follows the rules of wearing masks and maintaining social distance.
Pakistan has also been hit by the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, making it mandatory for all air travelers to take both doses of the corona vaccine from late September. From September 30, only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to travel within the country and abroad. Vaccination has also been made mandatory for outbound tourists.
Students aged 17 and over are urged to take the first dose before September and the second before October 15. Those who do not get vaccinated will not be given admission in educational institutions. People traveling on highways are also requested to take the first dose of corona vaccine before 30 September and the second dose before 30 October.