Coronavirus: update on the epidemic

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

– Berlin will use an experimental treatment –

Germany will become the first country to use experimental antibody-based treatment administered to Donald Trump in the European Union next week.

Health Minister Jens Spann announced that his “government (s) bought 200,000 doses for 400,000 euros”, or 2,000 euros per dose. They will be administered in university hospitals.

– Curfew in the Netherlands –

The Netherlands experienced its first curfew since World War II overnight from Saturday to Sunday. It is now forbidden to leave your house from 9:00 am to 4:30 am, at least until 9 February. Any offender faces a fine of 95 euros.

Police officers check passers-by during curfew in Herfel, Netherlands (ANP / AFP – Evert Elzinga) on 23 January 2021

People are allowed to work during curfew or when walking their dog.

– France: Curfew assessment soon –

Health According to Olivier Wren, a decision on the effects of reinforced curfew in France will take place next week. “If it doesn’t reduce, if the variants start spreading everywhere, we will take additional measures, obviously,” he was quoted as saying by Le Parisien. “And it is called.”

– Protest of the ban in Denmark and Spain –

An anti-ban organized by a radical group in Copenhagen provoked incidents on Saturday, resulting in five arrests. An effigy affecting the image of Prime Minister Matteo Frederickson was set on fire.

Thousands also demonstrated in Madrid against the Spanish government’s measures to prevent the epidemic, condemning the “deception” of a virus which, according to some protesters, “does not exist”.

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– A Brazilian state limits itself –

Amazonas state in Brazil, confronted with a new wave of Kovid-19, would set a week-long lockdown from Monday, 10 days after the night curfew, in an effort to quickly increase contamination and deaths.

This state suffers from intensive care units and lack of oxygen.

– Egypt’s vaccination started –

Egypt began its vaccination campaign on Sunday with health professionals. Those suffering from chronic diseases and the elderly will follow.

Kovid-19: Global Assessment (AFP -)

Kovid-19: Global Assessment (AFP -)

The country, the second in Africa to introduce mass vaccination after the Seychelles, has already been selected for a Chinese vaccine from the Sinoperm used in China, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Serbia and the Seychelles. Estrazeneca-oxford vaccine supplements are also required.

According to an AFP count from official sources at 11:00 GMT on Sunday, more than 63.5 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in at least 68 countries or regions.

– Vaccines: EU wants transparency on delay –

The President of the European Council, Charles Mitchell, demands that pharmaceutical companies show “transparency” on the reasons for the delay in delivery of Kovid vaccines announced by AstraZeneca and Pfizer.

– New Zealand: First local case since November –

New Zealand health officials have registered their first local case of a new coronovirus in more than two months. This is a 56-year-old woman who returned from Europe on 30 December, but tested negative twice during her quarantine in Auckland.

A vial of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, Belgrade, Serbia, January 19, 2021 (AFP / Archives - Lady ISAKOVIC)

A vial of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, Belgrade, Serbia, January 19, 2021 (AFP / Archives – Lady ISAKOVIC)
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According to the Minister of Health, it is too early to decide whether control should be taken again.

– More than two million dead –

According to a report set up by AFP at 11:00 GMT on Sunday, the worldwide epidemic has killed more than 2.12 million people since the end of December, contaminating nearly 99 million confirmed contaminants. The United States is the country with the most deaths (417,441), ahead of Brazil (216,445) and India (153,339).

These figures are underestimated globally. They are based on daily reports of national health officials, without including reassessments based on statistical bases.

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