AFP, Released Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 7:56 p.m.
New Activities, New Reports, and Highlights: Updates on the latest developments in the Kovit-19 epidemic worldwide.
– Epidemic, “from afar” (WHO) –
The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday that the Kovit-19 epidemic was “not over”, warning against the notion that the Omigron variant was harmless.
– No problems with MRNA vaccines –
Studies in pregnant women have found that two Govt vaccines, made with messenger RNA technology (Pfizer, Moderna), pose no risk to mothers or babies, European drugs (EMA).
In France, another study indicated that these vaccines did not increase the risk of serious heart problems (infarction, stroke, or pulmonary embolism) in people under 75 years of age.
– Tourism to return to pre-Govt level by 2024 –
According to a press release released by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Tuesday, the number of international tourists arriving in the world by 2024 alone should return to the pre-epidemic level. Omigron variant.
– Spain and Scotland ease restrictions –
The Scottish government announced on Tuesday that the remaining Covit-19 restrictions on Scotland would be relaxed from Monday, following a “significant drop” in the number of new cases.
In Spain, the curfew in force in Catalonia (northeast) from the end of December will be lifted on Friday.
– GB: Less compensation for non-vaccination –
Next, Ikea, Morrisons, Ocado … some companies in the UK have taken the side of offering less compensation to employees who have not been vaccinated due to cov- 19 compulsion to isolate themselves.
– French Minister of Education in turmoil –
French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanker, who has already been fiercely contested by teachers blaming himself for the administration of Covid-19 at the school, was further weakened by the press revelations on Tuesday that he was in Ibiza. Before the start of the school holidays.
It was from this place in the Balearic Islands (Spain) that the Minister unveiled the new health protocol for schools, just before the start of the school year.
– Partigate: Boris Johnson denies lying –
Boris Johnson on Tuesday “completely” denied warnings that a banquet against Govt would be held in Downing Street in May 2020, as his former adviser Dominic Cummings had alleged.
– French population less affected –
The health crisis was again reflected in France by a significantly higher number of deaths in 2021, but less than in 2020, while births and marriages were stuck in pre-epidemic stages a few months later.
– Cowgirls and lions affected in South Africa –
Two puma and three lions captured at a zoo in South Africa have been infected with Govt-19, according to a study released on Tuesday.
– More than 5.5 million died –
The Govt-19 epidemic has killed at least 5,543,637 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by the AFP from official sources at noon on Tuesday.
Overall, the United States (851,730), Brazil (621,166), India (486,761) and Russia (322,678) recorded the highest number of deaths.
Taking into account the high number of deaths directly and indirectly linked to Govt-19, the WHO estimates that the number of infections may be two to three times higher than officially recorded.
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