AFP, Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2022 at 07:50
New Activities, New Reports, and Highlights: Updates on the latest developments in the Kovit-19 epidemic worldwide.
– United States: Green light for vaccine booster for 12-15 year olds –
On Monday, U.S. health officials approved the injection of booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine into 12-15 year olds, and this third dose was reduced to all ages from six to five months before the injection.
The increase in the number of Govt-19 cases in the country, with an average of nearly 400,000 new infections a day, follows the “almost vertical” curve, which is not currently hospitalized, says Dr. Anthony Fossy, White. House Senior Adviser on Health Crisis.
– France: Parliamentary debate on vaccine approval –
Faced with the “wave” of the Omigron variant, French delegates on Monday examined a bill to transform the health pass into a vaccine pass in the wake of the storm.
To access public transportation between leisure activities, restaurants and bars, exhibitions or regions, you will need this text to display the anti-Govt vaccination certificate.
Contrary to the wishes of the government, the debates were adjourned after midnight by a sudden vote of majority, thus compromising the timetable for the final adoption of the text.
– Shipping halted in Lisbon due to Govt spreads –
Nearly 3,000 cruise liners, mostly Germans, landed in Lisbon on Monday instead of returning to the Canary Islands, Spain, after being aboard several Covit-19s, Portuguese officials announced.
Meanwhile, in Italy, at least 45 passengers have been isolated in the port of Genoa after a positive test for Covit, which we learned from the cruise ship MSC.
– Brazil: Shipping operations suspended –
The Brazilian Maritime Shipping Association announced on Monday that it would suspend voyages until January 21 due to “differences” in the application of the Code of Conduct following the Health Commission’s recommendations after clusters appeared on three ships.
– Israel introduces 4th dose for people over 60 –
Amid the rise in pollution associated with the highly contagious Omigran variant, Israel on Monday began administering a fourth dose of the corona virus vaccine to people 60 and over.
– Netherlands: Schools to reopen on January 10 –
The government announced Monday that primary and secondary schools and out-of-school maintenance in the Netherlands will reopen on January 10, the first step in reopening the country, limited to two weeks to prevent the Omigron eruption. Variation of Govit-19.
Army arrives in Quebec to vaccinate –
In the wake of the sharp rise in cases related to the spread of the Omigran variant, the Canadian military was stationed in Quebec on Monday to provide logistical assistance to the vaccine campaign against Govt-19.
– More than 5.4 million die –
The epidemic has killed at least 5,441,446 people worldwide since December 2019, according to a report founded by AFP from official sources at 11am GMT on Monday.
In all, the United States was the worst-hit country with 827,726 deaths, followed by Brazil (619,209), India (481,893) and Russia (311,353).
Taking into account the high number of deaths directly and indirectly linked to Govt-19, the World Health Organization estimates that the number of infections may be two to three times higher than officially recorded.
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