WHO tells Europe to do more

“This is a dangerous situation, which means that for a short time we have to do more than we do,” WHO European Director Hans Cluj said during an online press briefing. The WHO said that two countries in the region of Europe, which includes 53 countries, including Russia, have now registered cases related to this new tension. According to the organization, more than 27.6 million cases and 603,000 deaths have been reported in Europe.

Cluster “at risk” in France

According to the WHO, the new tension could “gradually replace others roaming the entire region, as seen in the UK and rising in Denmark.” France announced on Thursday that two “risk groups” of the British version of the coronovirus were found on its territory in Brittany (West) and Ile-de-France (Paris region).

In total, 19 cases of this type of contamination have been confirmed throughout France, with three others initially identified separately in South Africa. During a joint press conference with Olivier Veran, Prime Minister Jean Castex warned on Thursday, “The health situation has not returned to normal, it has become even more fragile in recent weeks.”

“Every day, 2,500 new hospitals and more than 200 intensive care admissions” are counted in France. “There is no question that we let our guard down in the coming weeks”, Jean Castex said, specifying that the bar and restaurant would not have to be reopened before “at least mid-February” and the United Kingdom. The border with will remain closed until further notice “.

Third meeting

England returned in a long, third episode. Scotland is also involved and Northern Ireland and Wales set up their third lockdown just after Christmas. Ireland has tightened its control due to a “tsunami” of contamination and has closed its schools by the end of the month, according to its Prime Minister Michel Martin.

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The same worrisome situation in the south of Europe. Portugal has decided to tighten traffic restrictions across the country and extend curfew by the end of this week, after recording a record 10,000 new infections in 24 hours.

Prime Minister Antonio Costa has warned that his country “may adopt tougher measures from next week”.

“Long battle”

Hope to get vaccinated. On 21 December, after a vaccine from the authorized American Pfizer and German Bayonet, the European Medicine Agency (EMA) gave Modern’s green light to Endors in the wake of Brussels, which thus gives a vaccination campaign against Kovid-19 in the European Union. , Considered too slow.

According to a report established by AFP, more than one million residents of the European Union have received a dose of vaccine against Kovid-19, Dens, Germans and the Italians leading the race.

However, vaccination would be a “long battle” for WHO. “Three or six months, very difficult road in front of us,” said WHO Health Emergency Manager Michael Ryan.

allergic reaction

US health officials have announced that one in 100,000 people have experienced a severe allergic reaction after receiving a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNotech vaccine, suggesting that the benefit outweighs the risk. The epidemic continues to worsen, however, in the United States, which removed 3626 in 24 hours on Wednesday evening, following a record, in addition to 236,601 new contamination.

The situation in Asia is also deteriorating. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihida Suga on Thursday announced a new state of emergency in Tokyo and its suburbs, while the Japanese archipelago and especially its capital record contamination records.

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The concern is also in China, where new coronoviruses appeared a year ago and that largely wiped out the epidemic from spring: it reported 63 new contamination in 24 hours on Thursday, a record since July. . Most of the new cases recorded on Thursday were in Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province, which surrounds Beijing (51 contiguous, with 69 asymptomatic cases added).

According to a report established by AFP on Thursday, the new coronovirus epidemic has killed at least 1,884,187 people worldwide since the onset of the disease in late December 2019.

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