Thursday, December 17, 2020

74 Million Cases and Malaysia Overtakes China

The world’s Covid-19 caseload has bloated to more than 74 million. 

Slovenia is country #72 to join the grouping of nations that has registered more than 100,000 cases. Combined, these countries contribute 96.8% and 97.5% of global infections and fatalities respectively.

Covid-19 cases in Malaysia have overtaken China! We are in position #79 and China is one rung below, at #80! It is not something to be proud of – but there you have it, our government’s indifference and passivity has caught up with us! 

[Note: I use “China” as a benchmark because the country was the first to officially report coronavirus – and to me, any country that is worse off than China in terms of their total caseload, has, indeed, failed to contain the pandemic].

At the infection rate we're seeing, Malaysia may even join this elite club of countries – I reckon in two weeks or less – to have recorded more than 100,000 cases. I hope it doesn’t materialise but I am not discounting it. 

On Wednesday, Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in a dramatic Anfield encounter, in what could be a vital win come the end of the season. 

It was Mohamed Salah who gave the Reds the lead in the twenty-sixth minute, finding the net in rather fluky fashion, as the ball looped past the Lilywhites’ goalkeeper. And in the ninetieth minute, from Andrew Robertson's corner, Roberto Firmino sent us three points clear at the top of the Premier League table with the best header of the season. 

Liverpool next visit Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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