Coronavirus: update on the epidemic

New measures, new reports and highlights: an update on the latest development of the Kovid-19 epidemic worldwide.

– British version in 60 countries –

According to the World Health Organization, the British version of the virus continues to spread worldwide and was present in 10 countries and territories on 12 January last week.

The South African version, which, like the British, is much more contagious than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus, spreads slowly and is present in 23 countries and territories, or over 3 January 12.

– Imprisonment in Beijing

Following the discovery of the British version in 19 types of contamination of Kovid in the southern suburbs of the Chinese capital, Beijing has announced a strict partnership of five neighborhoods.

The most populous country in the world, where the epidemic first appeared in late 2019, has largely disappeared on its soil since last spring. But sporadic incidents have surfaced in recent weeks, officials are worried.

– Vaccines: Over 50 million doses –

According to a count carried out by AFP on Wednesday from official sources, at least 51.28 million doses of the Kovid-19 vaccine have been administered worldwide.

Israel is by far the most advanced country, where more than a quarter of its population (26.1%) has already received at least one dose, or 2.3 million people.

Preparation of an injection at the Church of Salisbury in England, transformed into an immunization center, 20 January 2021 (AFP – Justin Telles)

In terms of volume, the United States leads (15.7 million doses administered) ahead of China (over 15 million doses) and the United Kingdom (4.7 million doses).

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– Generalized vaccination in Japan from May –

Comprehensive vaccination against coronovirus is expected to begin in Japan in May, and the government expects the majority of the country’s adult population to have received the vaccine by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in July 2020, local newspapers reported on Wednesday.

A regulatory green light for the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine in Japan is expected by the government for the next month to prioritize the vaccination of some 10,000 medical staff on the front line against coronovirus.

– First dose in Panama –

Panama on Wednesday received the first dose of the Pfizer / Bayonet Tech vaccine against Kovid-19, which is much smaller than the expected batch, however, the largest number of contaminants in Central America would give relief to this Central American country.

Panama, the second country in Central America to receive the vaccine after Costa Rica, was notified on Monday, like other countries, of delaying deliveries by US laboratory Pfizer.

– India starts exporting –

India on Wednesday sent thousands of doses of vaccine Kovishield, developed by Estrogenica-Oxford and developed by the Serum Institute of India (SII), to the Maldives and Bhutan.

– More than two million dead –

According to the AFP report from official sources at 11:00 GMT on Wednesday, the epidemic has diagnosed more than 2.05 million lives and 96.1 million cases of infection worldwide.

World facing coronovirus (AFP - Simon Malphoto)

World facing coronovirus (AFP – Simon Malphoto)

The United States is the most affected country with at least 401,777 deaths, followed by Brazil (211,491 dead), India (152,718 dead), Mexico (142,832), and the United Kingdom (91,470).

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The death toll has been underestimated globally. It is based on daily reports of national health officials.

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