Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 01b (Amphan), located approximately 365 nm east-southeast of Chennai, India, is tracking northward at 04 knots.

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Arthur is located about 380 mi…610 km ssw of Cape Hatteras North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nne or 15 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

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NewsBytes:

Ohio, USA – Northeast Ohio was hit hard by heavy rain on Friday afternoon, and now, multiple areas are experiencing storm damage and flooding.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Dengue Fever – Singapore

The National Environment Agency (NEA) in Singapore has reported 7,502 dengue fever cases through May 15 this year, doubling the case count for the same period in 2019. NEA also reports at least seven dengue-related deaths to date.

Covid-19 – Slovenia

On Friday, the Government of Slovenia officially declared to end to the COVID-19 epidemic in the country.

The SARS-CoV-2 Infectious Disease Epidemic (COVID-19) was declared in Slovenia on March 12. Since the first case was recorded on March 4, 1,465 cases have been confirmed, including 103 deaths.

The National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) has estimated that all indicators point to a slowdown in the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the population.

However, as there is still a risk of the spread of COVID-19, general and specific measures adopted on the basis of the Decision on the application of the measures provided for in the Infectious Diseases Act to the COVID-19 epidemic, and otherwise by 31 May 2020. After that date, the Ministry of Health will decide on possible measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus on the basis of the epidemiological situation at home and abroad.

The NIJZ estimates that the cumulative 14-day incidence is 35 cases and the effective reproductive number is currently <1. The current epidemiological situation therefore makes it possible to release the measures that were necessary to contain and control the infectious disease COVID-19, but not to eliminate them completely.

New Covid-19 Outbreak in China

Hundreds of villages in China’s northeastern Jilin province have been placed under lockdown after a cluster of new coronavirus cases were reported in the region, local government officials said Saturday.

Over 1,000 residential buildings have also been quarantined in Shulan, a small city in the center of the province, after cases were also reported there, the officials said.

Most transport has also been halted to 1,205 villages and their surrounding areas in a bid to control a fresh outbreak of the deadly disease, they added.

As of Friday, Shulan city reported a total of 16 locally confirmed cases, the mayor said. The wider Jilin province, of which Shulan city is part, reported total 121 local cases and 19 imported cases.