Epidemic update

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

After four weeks of investigations in Wuhan, China, Chinese experts and the World Health Organization team announced that they had not traced the genesis of the epidemic, denying a laboratory’s “highly inappropriate” leak theory.

Infection of coronovirus from a first animal and then a second “most probable” hypothesis before contamination for humans, the representative said, without identifying the original animal.

Experts found no signs of the presence of the virus until it emerged in December 2019.

The UK plans to subject all passengers arriving in the country to two tests for the Kovid-19 after arriving to avoid importing variants.

The Health Minister is to announce this measure in Parliament on Tuesday, which provides for the second and eighth day of the ten-day quarantine for testing.

Equatorial Guinea has imposed the first curfew on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm, and has limited the number of flights to its airports, along with closed bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

In this small oil country of Central Africa, very harsh imprisonment was enforced from 15 April to 15 June, ruled by President Teodoro Obiang Naguma for more than 41 years without sharing.

State television said Iran is starting its own vaccination campaign.

In addition to the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, the country aims to obtain the Anglo-Swedish AstraZeneca vaccine via Kovacs, which aims to supply the most disadvantaged countries.

With more than 58,500 dead, Iran is the country most affected by the epidemic in the Near and Middle East.

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According to a calculation done by AFP from official sources at 11:00 GMT on Tuesday, more than 135 million doses of anti-Kovid vaccines have been administered worldwide.

To date, at least 90 countries or regions have begun their vaccination campaign, but nearly two out of three high doses (64%) have been injected into “high” income countries (defined by the World Bank). Those who do not yet host only 16% of the world’s population.

Outside the micro-states, Israel is by far the most advanced country, with 41% of its population already receiving at least one dose. In absolute terms, the United States is headed by 42.4 million doses of 9.8% of its total population.

According to a report set up by AFP at 11:00 GMT on Tuesday, official sources, the new coronovirus epidemic has killed at least 2,325,744 people worldwide since the end of December 2019.

After the United States (465,083 dead), the most affected countries are Brazil (232,170 dead), Mexico (166,731 dead), India (155,158 dead), and the United Kingdom (112,798 dead).

The number of victims is globally underestimated. It is based on daily reports from national health officials, but excludes prior post revisions made by statistical organizations, as it did in Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.

(With AFP)

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