September 23, 2021

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Spanish judiciary decides to lift curfew in Barcelona

A vaccination center in Barcelona, ​​August 4, 2021.

The Govt-19 epidemic has killed nearly 4.4 million people worldwide, according to a report by Agency France-Press, an official source, on Thursday, August 19.

Taking into account the high mortality 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 estimated from official figures.

To read: Our dashboard of the evolution of epidemics in France and around the world
  • Spanish judiciary decides to lift curfew in Barcelona

A court in Catalonia’s most touristy region in northeastern Spain on Thursday lifted a curfew imposed by the Catalan government in Barcelona and other municipalities last month. The court ruled that the curfew order was not extended “Not very justified for health reasons for safety or public order reasons”. The curfew will therefore be maintained in only 19 municipalities, instead of the 148 required by the regional administration.

However, private meetings of more than 10 people are prohibited. “Across Catalonia”, The court said.

As in other parts of Spain, Catalonia, the center of the fifth wave that began in early JulyThe number of new cases has dropped sharply in recent weeks: the incidence dropped to 328 cases per 100,000 people in fourteen days on Wednesday, well below the national average (378), the health ministry said.

This judicial decision was first and foremost the result of an improvement in the health status of Catalonia, especially in Barcelona, ​​as the number of the latter dropped to 261 cases per 100,000 population in fourteen days.

  • The EU recognizes health passes from Turkey, Ukraine and northern Macedonia

The European Commission (EU) has approved the National Health Passes of Turkey, Ukraine and northern Macedonia since Friday, making it easier for their residents to travel to Europe, the European Commission said. In return, all three countries agree to recognize the digital pass set up by Brussels.

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This European health certificate, It has been in force in 27 member countries since the beginning of July, Indicates whether the carrier has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with a vaccine approved by the European Pharmaceutical Society (EMA), and whether he has been vaccinated after being infected or has recently tested negative.

Also read: How to download and use the European Health Pass, effective July 1

However this accreditation will be subject to the conditions for vaccinated travelers: the EU currently only approves four vaccines, Pfizer – Bioentech, Moderna, AstroZeneca and Johnson & Johnson – each country in the Union may decide to accept entry without being approved by the MEA.

However, Ukraine has sought the Chinese Sinovac vaccine, which has not been approved by the European regulator. Similarly, both Turkey and northern Macedonia administer Sinovac, but another Chinese vaccine, Synoform, as well as the Russian vaccine Sputnik V, have not been approved by European health authorities.

  • Japan: The first case of Kovit-19 has been identified in the Tokyo Paralympic Village

The first case of Kovit-19 was identified in the village of athletes, Tokyo Paralympic Games organizers announced on Thursday, five days before the start of the event and Japan facing several infection records. The person involved is an employee linked to the games and, according to the same source, does not reside in Japan.

Organizers have so far announced 74 corona virus cases related to the Paralympics, which are scheduled to take place from August 24 to September 5, mostly among Japanese employees and contractors living in Japan.

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Olympic Games organizers, Ended August 8th, Thanks to their rigorous health measures that have succeeded in preventing the large spread of infections. To date, 546 positive cases related to the Olympics have been identified. On the contrary, some experts felt that the holding of sports contributed to the increase in infections in the country.

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