More than 5.9 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported worldwide, as well as 366,000 deaths.
Brazil cases have accelerated and it has the second-highest number of cases globally. Some experts say the toll could increase fivefold by August.
Brazil has recorded its highest daily increase, with 27,944 coronavirus deaths .
Spain, Turkey, France, Britain and Brazil have all announced plans to at least partially lift lockdowns and resume businesses. Restrictions are also easing in Asian countries like the Philippines and Japan.
In Africa, a total of 137,544 cases and 3,945 deaths have been recorded.
South African cases have increased by a total number of 1,837 Covid-19 cases and 34 more deaths.
As at 29 May 2020 Zimbabwe had 160 confirmed cases, including 29 recoveries and four (4) deaths.
Amongst the cases, two are returnees from Botswana , seven from South Africa and two local cases who are all isolated.
Trump Says U.S. Will Withdraw From WHO.
Trump has announced that he is immediately halting the decades-long U.S. membership in the World Health Organization over its response to China’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic.
In a press briefing Friday at the White House, Trump said, “We will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs.”
A new normal requires new habits and some creative thinking about your psychological well-being.
Now that many of us are forced to work remotely full-time, need to take care of young and old family members during working hours, are feeling stuck or isolated, are separated from loved ones, and have reduced options for regular physical exercise and social activities, we must think differently and creatively about ways to keep healthy in mind and body. Here are some tips and resources:
- Keep things in perspective.
- Get the facts.
- Communicate with your children.
- Remember basic well-being practices.
- Maintain work/life balance.
- Stay in regular contact with friends/family, and use technology creatively to do this.
- Practice mindfulness.
- Regulate your news media monitoring, especially TV news. Read articles, instead.
- A good antidote to adversity is kindness and compassion.
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