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經濟學人:一週要聞 全球新增新冠病例持續下降

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The Biden administration said that asylum-seekers could cross America’s southern border to have their applications heard. Donald Trump had insisted they wait in Mexico.

拜登政府表示,尋求庇護者可以越過美國南部邊境,讓他們的申請得到受理。特朗普此前堅持讓他們在墨西哥等待。

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, signed four decrees to make it easier to pack heat. Ordinary Brazilians will be allowed to buy as many as six guns (up from four) and carry two at once.

巴西總統雅伊爾·博索納羅(Jair Bolsonaro)簽署了四項法令,以使攜帶槍支更容易。巴西民眾最多可購買6支槍(從4支增加到6支),同時可以攜帶2支。

America vowed to punish the perpetrators of a rocket attack in Iraq’s Kurdistan region that killed a contractor with the American-led military coalition and wounded several others, including an American soldier. A pro-Iranian group claimed responsibility for the attack.

美國誓言要懲罰在伊拉克庫爾德斯坦地區發動火箭襲擊的兇手。那次襲擊造成美國領導的軍事聯盟的一名承包商死亡,數人受傷,其中包括一名美國士兵。一個親伊朗組織聲稱對這次襲擊負責。

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The UN called for an additional 3,700 peacekeepers to be sent to the Central African Republic to bolster a force that is already 15,000-strong. Rebels are advancing on the country’s main cities.

聯合國呼籲向中非共和國增派3700名維和人員,以強化一支已有15000人的維和部隊。叛軍正在向該國主要城市行進。

Gunmen in Nigeria abducted 42 students and staff from a school, the latest such incident in a country plagued by kidnapping for ransom and political hostage-taking. In December 344 students were taken from another school, but later freed by security forces.

尼日利亞武裝分子綁架了一所學校的42名學生和工作人員,這是該國最近發生的這類事件,這個國家的綁架勒索和政治人質劫持事件一直不斷。去年12月,344名學生從另一所學校被帶走,但後來被安全部隊解救。

Guinea said that three people died after contracting Ebola, a virus that is usually fatal if not treated quickly. They are the first cases in west Africa since more than 11,000 people died in an outbreak in the region that raged from 2013 to 2016.

幾內亞表示,有三人在感染埃博拉病毒後死亡,如果不迅速治療,這種病毒通常是致命的。這是西非自2013年至2016年爆發疫情致1.1萬多人死亡以來出現的首批病例。

Seif Sharif Hamad, the vice-president of Zanzibar, died after catching COVID-19. Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania. John Magufuli, Tanzania’s president, insists his country is free of the virus and that vaccinations against it are dangerous and do not work.

桑給巴爾副總統賽義夫·謝里夫·哈馬德在感染新冠肺炎後去世。桑給巴爾是坦桑尼亞的半自治地區。坦桑尼亞總統約翰·馬古富里堅稱,坦桑尼亞沒有這種病毒,接種疫苗是危險的,而且沒有任何作用。

Coronavirus briefs

疫情一覽

New recorded infections in India have tumbled from nearly 100,000 a day in September to under 10,000. In England a study found that infections have fallen by two-thirds since early January. California reported fewer than 5,000 new daily cases for the first time since November.

印度新記錄的感染病例從9月份的每天近10萬例下降至每天不到1萬例。在英國,一項研究發現,自一月初以來,感染率已經下降了三分之二。自去年11月以來,加州報告的每日新增病例首次少於5000例。

The world’s first “human challenge” study of COVID-19 got the go-ahead in Britain. Volunteers aged 18-30 will be exposed to the coronavirus to establish how much of it is needed to cause infection.

全球首個關於新冠肺炎的“人類挑戰”研究在英國獲得批准。18-30歲的志願者將接觸冠狀病毒,以確定引發感染所需的劑量。

The hours needed to shut and disinfect New York’s subway system at night have been reduced from four to two, a sign, said an official, that the city “is starting to return to normalcy”.

一名官員表示,紐約地鐵系統的夜間關閉和消毒時間已從4個小時縮短至2個小時,這是該市“開始恢復正常”的跡象。

North Korea reportedly tried to hack Pfizer’s computers to find details of its vaccine. Strange for a country that officially claims not to have had any cases of COVID-19.

據報道,朝鮮曾試圖侵入輝瑞公司的電腦,以獲取其疫苗的詳細信息。對於一個官方宣稱沒有任何新冠肺炎病例的國家來説,這樣的舉動讓人生疑。

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