Global epidemic update

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

Young children between the ages of 5 and 11 returned to school on Monday, the first step to come out of the third imprisonment started in January to fight the epidemic.

Middle and high school students should follow them in steps.

In Germany, some restrictions have been lifted: bookshops, florists and driving schools, which have already reopened in some Länder, can once again welcome visitors across the country.

New restrictions apply in Finland, including the closure of bars and restaurants.

The Helsinki region is also closing sports halls, swimming pools and public saunas.

Hungary is closing its schools as well as most shops and businesses in response to deteriorating health conditions.

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), one of the three destinations in the world is currently completely closed to international tourists due to the epidemic.

Due to the epidemic, according to a survey, the majority of Japanese are opposed to the presence of foreign spectators from the Tokyo Olympics (July 23 to August 8). The organizers are scheduled to announce the decision by the end of March.

The Jewish state has officially launched a campaign to vaccinate in the occupied settlements of the West Bank, according to the Occupied Campaign of Palestinians working in Israel or the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross.

Some 40% of the nine million Israelis have received their two doses of the Pfizer / Bioentech vaccine since December. The Palestinians received just over 30,000 doses, including 2,000 from Israel, which promised to provide them with 5,000.

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Togo received its first batch of 156,000 doses of AstraZeneca on Sunday evening against Kogod-19, thanks to a Kovacs device to ensure access to vaccines by several international organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi). The poorest country.

A European Medicine Agency (EMA) official has advised EU member states to vaccinate against Kovid-19 Sputnik V, citing insufficient data on the timing of vaccination, a matter of urgency.

“It’s a bit like the Russian roulette,” Krista Wirthumer-Hösche, chairman of the board of directors, interviewed on the Austrian television channel ORF on Sunday evening, while the Austrian government is expanding contacts with Moscow.

According to a report set up by AFP from official sources on Monday at 11:00 GMT, at least 2.59 million people have died worldwide since December 2019.

More than 116.7 million cases of infection have been officially diagnosed.

The United States is the most bereaved country with 525,035 deaths, followed by Brazil (265,411), Mexico (190,604), India (157,853) and the United Kingdom (124,419).

These figures, which are based on daily reports of health officials, including statistically reassessed, are generally underestimated.

(With AFP)

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