The United States on Tuesday crossed the threshold of 400,000 dead from Kovid-19, a grim horizon for other countries in the world, such as the United Kingdom, on the eve of the opening of Joe Biden, beating the death record Hai or Germany, which has actually had mass immunization pending, has increased and tightened its measures.
In mid-December the 300,000 death limit had been crossed only a month earlier. The United States is, according to official records, the absolute most bereaved nation. But some other countries have recorded higher deaths in proportion to their population, such as Italy, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and even Russia if we take into account the additional mortality data revealed at the end of December. .
In Europe, it is the United Kingdom and Portugal that have reached daily death records since the onset of the epidemic, with 1,610 and 218 deaths respectively since the onset of the epidemic. Portugal, a country of 10 million inhabitants, has also become the country in the world with the highest number of infected people in relation to its population.
– Strict in Germany
In Germany, where about a thousand people died of coronavirus on Tuesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a tightening of sanctions against Kovid-19, especially with mandatory medical masks in transport and stores, and As long as they expand. From 14 February.
The Vice Chancellors announced after nearly eight hours of talks with regional leaders, “the closure of schools, bars, restaurants and cultural sites,” with all restrictions already in force until February 14, 2021.
According to a report set up by AFP on Tuesday, at least 2,041,289 people have died worldwide since its presence in China in late December 2019.
About 95.5 million infections have been officially diagnosed and newer, more infectious forms of the virus are expected to be the worst.
The United States is also the country with the largest number, according to Johns Hopkins University count: more than 24 million, and Joe Biden was set to launch his agenda against Kovid-19 on Tuesday with outgoing President Donald Trump.
It has already announced that it will take a decree on Wednesday, so that it is mandatory to wear masks in premises and areas dependent on the federal state, as well as when traveling between states, which Donald Trump has always denied.
He promised to accelerate the vaccination campaign, with 100 million doses injected during his first 100 days in office.
– Morocco expansion –
To date, according to AFP calculations, at least 60 countries or regions, comprising 61% of the world’s population, have launched their vaccination campaigns. But 11 countries focus on 90% injection doses.
WHO boss Tedros Adnom Ghebius also warned that the world would face a “catastrophic moral failure” if rich countries monopolized vaccines of uprisings from poor countries.
India, Brazil Russia … large-scale campaigns are being carried out or are continuing around the world, with varying fortunes, always huge logistic barriers and mistrust of suspicion, even anti-vaccines.
In Europe, the United Kingdom, according to health officials, is 70% more contagious than a type of virus, opening its campaign to people over 70 years of age. One in eight people in England became infected with the new coronavirus in December.
In France, injections are for more than 75s Monday, while they were until then reserved for retirement homes and caregivers.
The National Institute of Statistics (Incy) said on Tuesday that the epidemic reduced life expectancy there.
In Italy, the idea of distributing vaccine supplements according to the money produced by a region was put forward by an official in Lombardy, the peninsula’s industrial and financial lung raised an outrage.
In Latin America, Argentina, one of the first countries in the world to use the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, announced on Tuesday that it had begun administering the second prescribed dose. The country of 44 million people has recorded more than 45,000 deaths from Kovid-19.
But in the Middle East, where Israel – which has already vaccinated a quarter of its population – has extended its containment measures by the end of January, a country like Lebanon will only begin its first delivery of the US vaccine in mid-February. is waiting. -Fizer-bioentech.
According to officials, in October for the new version of the coronavirus identified in South Africa, which is now predominant in the country, it is not more lethal, but 1.5 times more contagious.
Rwanda’s capital Kigali has been re-limited since Tuesday due to increased infection, and Morocco has extended the month-long curfew by two weeks.
Limited powers of WHO –
According to experts from an independent group formed by the World Health Organization (WHO), it will be “possible to act rapidly based on the first signs” in January 2020.
According to the same expert report, the epidemic exposed WHO weaknesses: an institution with insufficient resources and “limited power” vis-a-vis states.
“Ultimately, the WHO does not have the power to enforce or investigate anything in a country by itself, according to this group.”
Another team of WHO experts is currently in China to try to trace the origin of Kovid-19.
China is, in fact, limited to about three million additional residents in the northeast of the country on Monday, following new cases.
In Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province (north), 300 km south of Beijing, hundreds of workers are building a huge quarantine center. Images that recall the construction of a huge hospital in Wuhan in early 2020.
In Australia, two first cases of Kovid-19 were reported between players at the Tennis Open in Melbourne on Tuesday, starting on 8 February, as there is criticism and concern over the holding of the competition.
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