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Interfor International – COVID-19 Daily Update – May 11

Interfor’s Critical COVID-19 Updates – May 11, 2020

Latest numbers (as of 9am est):

Total Reported Cases: 4,208,203 (1,368,021 in United States)

Total Deaths: 284,398 (80,789 in United States) 

Total Recovered: 1,504,586

NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS 

United States

  • Three member of the White House task force, including Dr. Fauci, the FDA commissioner, and the CDC director, are self-quarantining after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for the virus.
  • Governor Cuomo said he will look at “region to region across the state” to determine what parts can reopen when New York state’s lockdown order expires May 15.
  • Ohio’s governor said that 90% of the state is set to reopen, despite a rise in coronavirus cases.
  • New York City reported at least 38 cases of a multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children that could be related to coronavirus. Out of these cases, 47% have tested positive for COVID-19 and of those who tested negative, 81% of the children had antibodies.
  • Over 70 residents at a nursing home for veterans in New Jersey have died from COVID-19 .
  • According to the CDC, deaths related to COVID-19 in long-term facilities account for more than a third of the country’s pandemic fatalities.
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that jobs losses will get worse before they get better and that the real unemployment rate could soon approach 25 percent.

International  

  • Australia’s prime minister has outlined a three-point plan to reopen the economy and said he hopes to have it completed by July.
  • UK’s prime minister said he will establish a new COVID-19 five-level alert system to help keep the rate of infection low and guide the country on social distancing measures. In addition, he will “soon” introduce a quarantine period for people coming into the country by air.
  • Russia now has the third-highest number of confirmed cases globally (behind the US and Spain) with 221,344 cases.Moscow is the worst hit city in Russia, with 115,909 cases.
  • Shanghai Disneyland reopened with timed entry and capacity limited capacity to 30%. Visitors are required to wear masks, have their temperatures taken, and must socially distance.
  • Turkey has eased its age-specific lockdown, allowing those over  65 to leave their houses for the first time in 49 days.
  • Wuhan reported its first new coronavirus case in more than a month. The patient is currently in critical condition. His wife has also tested positive and was reported as an asymptomatic case.
  • Italy reported the lowest number of daily coronavirus deaths since March 9, with 165 fatalities.

RECOMMENDATIONS/OBSERVATIONS

  • Lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease around the world in accordance with the relative local levels of contagion and political pressure. Interfor recommends becoming well acquainted with national and local directives, and continues to urge the observance of social distancing measures where possible.
  • Companies seeking to develop a re-opening plan should survey their employees to get an understanding of the challenges they face: childcare, transportation, mental health.
  • Cybercrime methods and tactics are proliferating. When in doubt about a suspicious communication, always verify first.
  • Wearing masks lowers the risk of spread to others. Wear a mask.

WARNING:  Be sure to vet ALL information (including this update). Rumors and misinformation abound, the results of which can be as dangerous as the contagion itself. 

Outside of the spread of the virus itself, Interfor continues to monitor for evidence of systemic breakdowns which will adversely affect security and safety. 

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