Myanmar court to try Aung San Suu Kyi
A court under the Myanmar military junta recently tried Aung San Suu Kyi. She was prosecuted for violations of regulations on prevention of the Covid-19 epidemic while campaigning, illegally possessing radios, violating the State Secrets Act, accepting bribes of 11.4 kg of gold and 600,000 VND. USD. Her lawyers have denied all of the charges and fear she will be barred from running if convicted. The trials of Aung San Suu Kyi will continue to take place every Monday and Tuesday until the end of July.
WHO says virus is running faster than vaccines
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recently announced that the Covid-19 virus is now spreading faster than the global distribution of vaccines. So the community needs the vaccine now and needs to accelerate the vaccination rate even faster. G7 claims to support 1 billion doses of vaccines for poor and developing countries, but WHO believes that this number is not enough to tackle the epidemic.
NATO sees China as a global security challenge
On June 14, NATO leaders issued a joint statement, expressing concern about China’s growing military power. NATO considers China a frequent security challenge and criticizes Beijing for its efforts to undermine the global order.
Explosion at a chemical plant in the US
An explosion occurred at a chemical plant Chemtool Inc, Illinois, USA at 7:30 am on June 14 (local time) causing about 1,000 people around the area to evacuate. Although no major casualties were recorded, only one firefighter was slightly injured, but due to the large amount of smoke, the authorities still asked people in the 1.6km radius to evacuate. Because the factory has oil-based products, the fire can burn for several days before going out.
India’s Covid-19 mutation appeared in 74 countries
The Indian Delta variant has appeared in 74 countries, including China, the US, African countries, Scandinavia and the Pacific region. Experts say this mutation is more contagious and dangerous. The number of Delta variant infections in the US doubles every two weeks, accounting for about 10% of new infections. In the UK, the prevalence of this variant accounts for more than 90%.