Coronavirus: update on the epidemic

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

– Strong restrictions in China-

As the Chinese New Year celebrated in February, China on Saturday tightened restrictions in two cities south of Beijing, already under quarantine, in hopes of witnessing the most severe Kovid-19 outbreak. Country for six months.

In total, 18 million inhabitants are limited in Hebei Province (East).

Elizabeth II vaccinated

Queen Elizabeth II, 79, and 4, Prince Philip, received their first shot of the vaccine on Saturday in the UK, where around 1.5 million people have already been vaccinated.

The most bereaved country in Europe, with over 80,000 dead, the United Kingdom is facing an outbreak of contaminants attributed to version B.1.1.7, named VOC 202012/01, compared to the classic virus 50 to 75% are said to be more inverse and whose presence has been confirmed in dozens of countries.

Help for “Weak Countries”

The Foreign Office has collected one billion dollars (820 million euros) from its allies to help “vulnerable countries” to use the vaccine against the new coronovirus announced on Sunday.

This amount collected exclusively from Canada, Germany and Japan was added to London’s 548 million pounds (608 million euros), making it possible to “distribute one billion vaccines against coronovirus in 92 this year . ” Developing countries, ”the ministry said.

Burundi closes its borders

Due to the “increase in cases of Kovid-19”, Burundi will close its borders from Monday, and impose a seven-day quarantine on passengers.

This East African country has officially registered 884 cases of contamination, including two deaths.

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“Very fast climb” in Bolivia

The government said on Saturday that Bolivia, which has recorded 9,328 deaths from Kovid-19 since the onset of the epidemic, is one “growing very fast”.

The Andean country on Friday recorded a record of infected people in one day (2,263 people).

Pope urges vaccination

The 84-year-old pope announced that he would be vaccinated next week, saying the opposition to the vaccine is “suicidal denial”.

“From a moral standpoint, everyone should be vaccinated (…) because we are putting our health, our lives, but also the lives of others at risk,” he said.

Cuban Tasty Son’s Commentary in Iran …

Cuba, which intends to vaccinate its population with its own vaccine against Kovid-19 in the first half of 2021, will test the effectiveness of its most advanced vaccine candidate Sobrana 02 in Iran, the Scientific Center on Saturday Announced this. .

The signing of the agreement between Iran and Cuba was announced following a tweet by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, which banned the import of vaccines made in the United States or the United Kingdom ”.

France: Curfew extension from 6 pm.

The French government has extended the curfew to eight new departments at 6:00 pm. They join fifteen others, mainly in eastern France, already subject to this measure for a week. The rest of the region has a curfew from 8:00 am.

Les Bouches-du-Rhône – where Marseille, the country’s second city, is located – joins the list on Sunday.

Demonstration against sanctions in Denmark

Police and local media said nine people were arrested in Denmark on Saturday during protests against Kovid’s restrictions.

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At the semi-conference since mid-December, Denmark announced Tuesday to tighten its restrictions: it is specifically forbidden to meet with more than five people and the distance of respect between people from one to two meters Has increased to

– At least 1.9 million deaths worldwide –

According to the AFP report from official sources on Saturday, the worldwide epidemic has killed at least 1.9 million people.

The United States is the country most affected (about 372,000 deaths). Brazil (over 202,600 dead), India (over 150,000 dead), Mexico (over 132,000 dead) and the United Kingdom (over 80,000 dead) follow.

burs / LBX / pm

10/01/2021 01:36:16 – Paris (AFP) – © 2021 AFP

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