Coronavirus: update on the epidemic

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

– No more masks for vaccinated Americans –

US health officials said on Tuesday that in the United States, vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks when they go out, when they are crowded.

– India: Arrival of International Assistance –

The first batch of British medical aid – 100 ventilators and 96 oxygen concentrations – arrived in the Indian capital Delhi on Tuesday morning. Nine British air containers filled with medical supplies will be dispatched this week.

Paris will also ship eight oxygen production units, oxygen containers and respirators during the week.

Washington will send components to produce vaccines, protective equipment, rapid diagnostic tests, or even respirators.

– encouraging signs in Mexico –

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel López Obredor said he was “encouraged” on Tuesday by a recent epidemic, a decrease in Kovid-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations, seen in the country for 14 weeks .

– Limit Restrictions –

Iceland now prohibits entry of travelers from sixteen countries into its territory, including France, in areas considered “high risk” of contamination.

For its part, Belgium has decided to ban the entry of travelers from India, Brazil and South Africa into the country to prevent the spread of local variants of coronovirus.

The Spanish government will implement a 10-day quarantine on all travelers to India.

– Pressure on Brussels –

France and Germany on Tuesday called on the European Commission to “halt” the recovery as soon as possible to weaken the vaccine failure by China and the US, which would overtake China and the US.

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– Brazil: Investigation into crisis management –

The Brazilian Senate on Tuesday formed an inquiry commission into the management of the health crisis by President Jair Bolsonaro’s government, which ended the epidemic in all its aspects, defying control, wearing masks, and even vaccines Also put.

– Russia: decline in life expectancy –

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Russians’ life expectancy at birth fell to around two years in 2020, according to Health Ministry data released on Tuesday.

This indicator reached 73.3 years in 2019, before falling sharply to 71.5 years between January and December 2020.

– Gypsy pilgrimage canceled –

The traditional Gypsy pilgrimage to Santes-Maries-de-la-Mer near Ales (south of France), which was to take place on May 24, 25 and 26, has been canceled for the second consecutive year due to Kovid-19 epidemic.

Every year the Roma, Manouches, Gypsies and Gypsies recite Sarah the Black for eight to ten days in this small Mediterranean village at the mouth of Rhône from all over Europe.

– More than 3.1 million dead –

According to a report set up by AFP by official sources, at least 3,122,150 people have died worldwide since December 2019.

The United States is the country with the highest number of deaths (572,674) after Brazil (391,936), Mexico (215,113), India (197,894) and the United Kingdom (127,434).

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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