AFP, Released Monday, December 27, 2021 at 8:08 p.m.
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– Nearly 2,500 flights canceled on Monday –
Nearly 2,500 flights were canceled by airlines around the world on Monday, with the Omigron variant disrupting pilots and staff sick or isolated travel during the holidays.
According to a recent report on the Flightaware site, at 5:00 pm (4:00 pm GMT) on Monday, the disruption mainly affected China, Indonesia and the United States (a quarter of the total).
Flightaware had already booked nearly 8,000 cancellations over the Christmas weekend.
– China: New twist of screw in Xian –
The Chinese city of Xi’an (north) on Monday promised to impose “tough” measures against the risk of infection after several hundred govt cases were detected.
Thirteen million people in the city have been forced to stay home since Thursday, with the right to go out only once every three days for supplies.
The city, which filed 150 additional Govt-19 cases on Monday, brought the total to 650 since December 9, and has banned driving for private vehicles.
– France: New restrictions –
French Prime Minister Jean Costex on Monday announced a series of measures aimed at preventing the meteoric spread of the virus, especially since the deadline for paying the booster dose was reduced to three months after the previous dose.
Meetings are limited to 2,000 people inside the home and 5,000 outside. Eating in cafes and bars will be banned from January 3.
After the holidays, telecommunications are mandatory at least three days a week as much as possible.
New isolation rules for patients and their contacts will be announced by the end of the week, while the current rules raise fears that the country will be paralyzed by the proliferation of strikes.
France recorded more than 100,000 cases on Saturday, a record.
– Cases registered in Greece, Denmark and Iceland –
Greece, which recorded 9,284 registered cases on Monday, will close restaurants and bars from midnight on January 3, and the Ministry of Health announced on Monday that it will only allow six-person schedules. 50% of those in companies and public administrations also need to switch to telecommunications.
24-hour trial records were reported in Denmark (16,164) and Iceland (672).
In Norway, the new Omicron variant is now the majority in the capital Oslo.
In the United States, daily pollution reached 214,499 cases on Sunday, rising sharply due to Omigron, approaching a record since January, health officials said Monday.
– English Football: 103 Positive in the Premier League –
The Premier League announced on Monday that it had found 103 positive cases for Covid-19 in twenty clubs in the English 1st division between December 20 and 26, which had never been reached since trials began in 2020.
– Nearly 5.4 million deaths worldwide –
In its entirety, the United States is the worst-hit country with 816,610 deaths, followed by Brazil (618,448), India (479,997) and Russia (305,155).
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the number of deaths, both directly and indirectly linked to Govt-19, may be two to three times higher than officially recorded.
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