Rising Infection levels: the field hospital for Corona-patients in Hong Kong opened

in the face of dramatically increasing Corona infection numbers have opened up the Hong Kong authorities on Saturday to a field hospital for 500 Covid-19-patien

Rising Infection levels: the field hospital for Corona-patients in Hong Kong opened

in the face of dramatically increasing Corona infection numbers have opened up the Hong Kong authorities on Saturday to a field hospital for 500 Covid-19-patients. On the former Expo site, furnished temporary clinic will accommodate patients aged 18 to 60 years of age who are in stable condition, said Larry Lee of the Hong Kong hospital authority in front of journalists. Already on Saturday should arrive 20 to 30 patients.

the goal is to isolate the Coronavirus-infected people and to treat them appropriately, said Lee. Newly arriving patients are x-rayed and blood, saliva, and heart studies are subjected to. Patients were classified as unstable were transferred to other hospitals.

Hong Kong had to to get the Corona pandemic, first of all, well under control. Since the end of July, the infection increase in numbers, but strong again. On Saturday, the authorities reported 125 new infections. The total number of detected infections in the financial capital, an increase of almost 4,000, the number of deaths increased to 31.

Doctors in the Philippines new output request block

in the face of a dramatic rise in the Corona-infection cases in the Philippines have dozens and dozens of doctors ' associations, the government, easing of the curfew will again take back. "We are going to lose the fight against Covid-19 and need to develop a strong and resolute plan of action," it said in a on Saturday published a letter from 80 medical associations of state chief Rodrigo Duterte. The health authorities reported meanwhile, with almost 5000 new infections a new infection record.

"The health care workers stand United to send a SOS Signal to the Nation: Our health care system is overwhelmed," reads the letter. The 80 medical associations, representing a total of tens of thousands of physicians, demanded that the lock re-introduction of output in the capital Manila and surrounding provinces up to 15. August. This would give the country time "to Refine our pandemic control strategy". The signatory organisations certified to the authorities of a "terrible failure" in the tracking of the contact persons of the Coronavirus-Infected. Also, the Situation in public transport and at many work sites unsafe.

As a response to the open letter Dutertes speaker Harry Roque stressed that "heard their voices. We cannot allow ourselves to let our modern heroes in the lurch.“

According to the Philippine Ministry of health, have died since the beginning of the pandemic, 34 health care workers from the effects of a Corona-infection. Until Saturday, the island nation registered a total of more than 2000 Corona-related deaths and 98,000 infections. In March, Duterte had imposed, because of the pandemic, one of the world's most stringent curfews. With a view to the economic consequences of the lock downs, many restrictions have been relaxed now. For the drastic increase in the number of infection cases, the government made the non-observance of rules of hygiene is responsible.

Updated Date: 01 August 2020, 12:19

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