Coronavirus: update on the epidemic

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

– WHO in Wuhan: Hospital and Exhibition –

The first hospital to receive Kovid patients and publicity exhibition: WHO experts in China continued their visit to Wuhan on Saturday for the second day to investigate the region of origin of coronovirus.

The visit by the World Health Organization (WHO) is politically hyper-sensitive for Beijing, in a metropolis in central China accused of being slow to react to earlier cases of Kovid reported in late 2019.

– German borders closed –

Germany is entering its territory this Saturday, influenced by the land, sea and air of people from five countries from various variants of Kovid-19.

This decision, valid until 17 February, concerns the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, Portugal and South Africa.

– New sanctions in France –

France will close its borders from Sunday to countries outside the European Union, “unless there is a compelling reason”, in an effort to stop the spread of the epidemic.

Kovid-19: Global Assessment (AFP -)

The government has decided to close more than 20,000 m2 non-food shopping centers by Sunday and strengthen the attendance gauge at all supermarkets.

– Light semi-conference in Oslo –

Norway’s government on Saturday announced the lifting of several quasi-containment measures in Oslo and its region, which were taken last weekend after tracing cases of the British version of the coronovirus in an area near the capital.

– EU establishes export controls for vaccines –

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Bugrenell Shopping Center in Paris, January 30, 2021 (AFP - Ludovic Marin)

Bugrenell Shopping Center in Paris, January 30, 2021 (AFP – Ludovic Marin)

Criticized for the lethargy of vaccination, the European Union has since Saturday implemented safeguards on the export of anti-Kovid vaccines to control the intended dose for it, a device promulgated by the WHO.

However, it left Northern Ireland after accusing British Ireland of compromising agreements made in the context of Brexit.

– Valentine’s Day in New York –

New York restaurants, which can no longer serve indoor customers from mid-December, should reopen for Valentine’s Day on February 14, thanks to a drop in the epidemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.

New Kovid cases and hospitalizations in the United States have been declining since two weeks, even though the total number of daily positive cases is higher than in summer.

– Chinese vaccine for Peru –

The first batch of one million doses of vaccine from the Chinese laboratory Sinopharm against Kovid-19 will arrive in Lima on February 9, and will allow for the vaccination of 500,000 people, the Peruvian government announced.

The batch is part of a total of 38 million doses of procurement, the remainder of which is expected to arrive before the second half of the year.

– More than 2.2 million dead –

According to the report established by AFP on Saturday from official sources, the worldwide epidemic has killed more than 2.2 million people since the end of December 2019. More than 102 million cases of infection have been diagnosed.

A carer takes care of coronovirus patients on January 25, 2021 in Huanuco, Peru (AFP / Archives - Oscar Rosario)

A carer takes care of coronovirus patients on January 25, 2021 in Huanuco, Peru (AFP / Archives – Oscar Rosario)
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The United States is the country with the most deaths (436,810), followed by Brazil (222,666), Mexico (156,579), India (154,147) and the United Kingdom (104,371).

Globally, the death toll has been underestimated. It is based on daily reports of national health officials.

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