Since the World Health Organization (WHO) office in China announced the outbreak of the disease in late December 2019, the Covid-19 epidemic has killed more than 5.3 million people worldwide, according to a report established by Agence France-Presse on Monday. Official sources.
Altogether, the United States was the worst-hit country with more than 816,000 deaths, followed by Brazil (618,000), India (479,000) and Russia (305,000). The WHO estimates that the actual number could be two to three times higher.
U.S. health officials have halved isolation time for infections
U.S. health officials on Monday halved the recommended isolation period for those who are positive for Covit-19, Monday, December 27th. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the isolation period for asymptomatic individuals will be reduced from ten to five days and for non-vaccinated contact cases from fourteen to five days. The leading health agency in the United States recommends wearing a mask for five days after isolation, while fully vaccinated contact cases do not require self-isolation. Most infections occur two days before and three days after symptoms appear, officials said in a statement.
With nearly 215,000 new cases on Sunday, the United States is approaching a threshold of pollution that has never been reached, rising 83% in fourteen days. But President Biden has refused to panic: he estimates that the Omigron variant of the corona virus will not have the same impact as the first wave of Covit-19 a year ago or the Delta variant this year, with massive vaccination campaigns and screenings. “We do not see high hospital admissions” More than ever, 72% of people get at least one injection, Joe Biden said. However, he admitted that there are few hospitals in the country “Expired, in terms of equipment and personnel”, Due to the increase in hospital admissions, there are still many more who are not vaccinated.
NBA reduces isolation time for Covid-19 positive players
NBA players who test positive can now come out of isolation after six days, at least ten days ago, if they are vaccinated and asymptomatic, according to a note sent to league teams and viewed by the U.S. on Monday. Media ESPN.
New restrictions in Greece
In Europe, a global hub for epidemic recovery, many countries have decided on new regulations to prevent hospital congestion. The European region has the highest number of patients in the world, with 2.9 million (55% of the world’s total) in the last seven days, as well as more than 24,000 deaths (53% of the total) last week. ), Followed by the US-Canada region (over 10,000, 22%).
The Greece From January 3, restaurants and bars will be closed at midnight and only six of these establishments will be allowed to table. Those in business and public administration must switch to 50% telecommunications from January 3 to January 16. The Denmark And thisIceland Daily Govt-19 reported that they had exceeded the limits reached so far in the cases. And this Norway He said the new variant of the corona virus is now in the majority in the capital Oslo.
In Xian, China, only motorists involved in the fight against the disease are allowed to drive
In China, which is preparing for the Winter Olympics (February 4 to 20), it has been applying since last year. “Zero Govt Strategy”, Xi’an City (North) has promised to impose measures “Strict” After the screening of several hundred cases of Govt-19. With the right to go out to refuel once every three days from Thursday, city dwellers are forced to stay home. From Monday, only motorists involved in the fight against the disease will have the right to get behind the wheel.
The fourth dose vaccine in Israel
In Israel, a hospital began delivering a fourth dose of the corona virus vaccine to its carers on Monday, ahead of a nationwide campaign in a clinical trial.
Nearly 2,500 flights were canceled on Monday
The Omigron variant severely disrupted popular air traffic on Monday, especially during this holiday season, with thousands of flights canceled over the Christmas weekend due to this highly contagious variant identified in November in South Africa.
About 8,300 international or domestic flights were canceled over the weekend, and tens of thousands of flights were delayed between Friday and Sunday. This long weekend, Chinese Airlines alone cut off more than 2,000 flights, many of which en route to Xi’an, with 13 million people stranded. Disruptions continued on Monday (nearly 2,500 canceled flights) and on Tuesday (more than 800 in this case). According to the FlightAware website.
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