AFP, Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 03:48
New Activities, New Reports, and Highlights: An update on the latest developments in the Govt-19 epidemic worldwide.
– More than 660,000 die in Russia –
Russia has recorded more than 660,000 Kovit-related deaths since the outbreak, according to the Russian Statistics Agency (Rosstad). This is almost double the official number announced daily by the government, up from 329,443 to date.
– Canada: Truckers protest against vaccination duty –
Hundreds of Canadian truckers, backed by billionaire Elon Musk, gathered in Ottawa on Friday to take part in a demonstration against compulsory vaccination across the Canada-US border.
– Art Basel Hong Kong postponed to May –
Art Basel, world leader in contemporary art exhibitions, announced on Friday that he had postponed the Hong Kong edition from May 27 to 29 for a few weeks due to a resurgence of the Govt epidemic, and no longer in March. -19 Infections.
– Iceland / Finland: Gradual deregulation –
Iceland plans to remove all its Govt-19 restrictions by mid-March. From midnight on Friday, the volume for public meetings will increase from 10 to 50 people, bars, restaurants and nightclubs will be reopened until midnight and the social distance rule will be reduced to one meter instead of two.
For its part, the Finnish government has announced that some restrictions will be lifted sooner than expected as pressure on the health system eases.
– Controversy over exchanges between Von der Leyen and Pfizer’s CEO –
The European Commission (EU) on Friday withdrew from the EU ombudsman after it refused to release press releases on the purchase of vaccines against Covit-19 with its chief executive, Ursula van der Len Pfizer.
– Merck tablet “active” against Omigron –
The U.S. company said on Friday that the Merck Covit tablet is “active” against the Omigron variant, based on the results of six laboratory studies.
The treatment, called molnupravir, is an antiviral drug that should be given as soon as symptoms appear and taken for five days to prevent the virus from spreading again.
– A compromise on patents “in the coming weeks” (WTO) –
NGOzi Okonjo-Iweala, director general of the WTO, said in Paris on Friday that a compromise could be reached between rich and developing countries in raising patents for vaccines against Govt-19 in the “coming weeks”.
– China: A New City Defined Before the Olympics –
The decision, made just days before the start of the Winter Olympics (February 4-20), comes after a series of events in Kovit-19, this week when Chinese authorities, tactfully, partially controlled a large new city near Beijing.
About 1.2 million people living in the Xiong’an New area, 100 kilometers south of the capital, have been barred from entering or leaving their residential areas.
– Philippines reopens its borders for vaccination –
Authorities announced Friday that the Philippines will reopen its borders to vaccinated tourists and eliminate the need for segregation from February 10.
– Congo: Vaccine Recovery Force –
Congolese President Denis Sasso Nusso on Friday called on the police, gentry and soldiers who have been 99% vaccinated against Kovit-19 to raise awareness among the general population that the overall vaccine coverage is more than 10%.
– Positive test for Paralympic Committee Chairman –
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons announced on Friday that he had tested positive for Covit-19 and would not travel to Beijing for the 2022 Olympics.
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