AFP, Released Friday, December 17, 2021 at 8:59 p.m.
New Activities, New Reports, and Highlights: Updates on the latest developments in the Kovit-19 epidemic worldwide.
– Towards the “Vaccine Pass” in France –
The Health Pass will become the “Vaccine Pass” at the beginning of the year, which will only be implemented with a complete vaccination schedule and is no longer a simple negative test, Prime Minister Jean Costex announced on Friday evening.
He also pointed out that city halls should drop out of New Year’s concerts and fireworks, during which time drinking alcohol on public roads will be banned in order to restrict the distribution of the Omigran variant.
– France and Denmark “high risk” for Germany –
Germany on Friday classified France and Denmark as areas of “high risk” of infection, thus imposing a period of isolation for unvaccinated travelers from these countries.
From Sunday, the move will also apply to travelers from Norway, Lebanon and Andorra.
Germany, already plagued by a significant recovery from corona virus pollution, must prepare for a new “massive wave” linked to the meteoric spread of the Omigron variant, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said on Friday.
– Indian vaccine approved –
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday approved the Indian anti-cow vaccine Covovax.
The vaccine is “manufactured by the Indian Serum Institute under the Novovac license and is part of the Kovacs portfolio (International Anti-Govt Vaccine Distribution Organization, Editor’s Note), which helps increase efforts to vaccinate low-income countries,” the WHO said.
– Ireland: Curfew ordered for pubs and restaurants –
Irish Prime Minister Michael Martin announced on Friday evening that he would establish a curfew order for pubs, bars and restaurants until 8pm until the end of January to combat the spread of the Omigron variant of the corona virus.
– Pollution peak in the UK –
The United Kingdom set a new record for the third day in a row on Friday, with 93,045 cases reported in 24 hours, according to health officials.
– Switzerland: Strict anti-Govt crackdown –
The federal government announced on Monday that Switzerland would intensify its anti-Govt. Only those who have been vaccinated or cured can now access the interiors of restaurants, cultural institutions and sports and leisure facilities and indoor events.
– Denmark closes its cultural life –
Denmark will order cinemas, theaters and concert halls to close in a bid to stem the rise in the Covit-19 lawsuit, which has been accelerated by the new Omigron variant.
– Rugby: Postponement of matches between French and British –
Matches between the French and British clubs scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the two European Rugby Trophies have been postponed to a “later date” due to travel restrictions between the two countries.
– Vaccines: 335 Million Doses Given by Washington –
Washington has so far delivered more than 335 million doses of anti-Govt vaccines to 110 countries, according to a senior White House official Friday.
– South Africa: Omigron cases explode, but not serious cases –
– More than 5.33 million people died –
The epidemic has killed more than 5.33 million people worldwide since the end of 2019, according to estimates established by AFP on Friday afternoon.
The WHO estimates that the number of epidemics in the world could be two to three times higher, taking into account the high number of deaths directly and indirectly linked to Govt-19.