Update on the situation – New measures, new reports and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.
«It starts to be very heavy“: Fatigue was showing Monday in Nice after the announcement by the authorities of an unprecedented confinement the next weekends in the city and on the coast of the Alpes-Maritimes to counter the outbreak of Covid-19 in this department.
Across the Atlantic, more than half a million people have died from Covid-19 in the United States since the start of the pandemic, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University, which refers, while our English neighbors are planning their exit from containment.
- French Riviera: confinement on weekends
The authorities have announced a territorialized confinement measure, a first since the start of the health crisis in metropolitan France, which will concern for the next two weekends the municipalities on the coast of part of the Côte d’Azur. Controls at the Italian border will be stepped up, such as controls at airports.
SEE ALSO – “Partial confinement of the coast at weekends” in the Alpes-Maritimes, announces the prefect
- 500,000 dead in the United States
More than half a million people have died from Covid-19 in the United States since the start of the pandemic, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.
In detail, at least 500,201 people have succumbed to the virus in the country – the most affected country in the world in absolute value – which also lists more than 28 million cases of contamination, according to the institution.
This balance sheet is “heartbreakingUS President Joe Biden said in a moving speech from the White House. He also ordered on Monday the half-masting of the flags on all federal buildings.
SEE ALSO – “My heart aches for you”: Joe Biden very moved as the United States passes the milestone of 500,000 dead from Covid-19
- England: deconfinement plan
The British government has announced that it aims to reopen non-essential shops, outdoor pubs and restaurants and museums from April 12 in England.
The deconfinement plan presented by Prime Minister Boris Johnson provides for four main stages, starting with the reopening of schools on March 8, with the aim of lifting the last restrictions at the end of June.
Boris Johnson has announced that the government is targeting a return of supporters to stadiums in England from May 17 if the health situation permits, with a capacity limited to 10,000 people maximum.
- Mexico receives 200,000 doses of Russian vaccine Sputnik V
Mexico received its first 200,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 on Monday, with which the authorities will continue to immunize people over the age of 60.
«The contract was signed, as you know“, And”today we receive the first 200,000 doses”, Said Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard upon arrival of the cargo. “Other deliveries will follow“, And the injection of the doses received on Monday”will start wednesdayAdded the Minister.
On Saturday, Mexico had received a shipment of 200,000 doses of the vaccine manufactured by the Chinese laboratory Sinovac.
- Reopening of cinemas in New York
Theaters will be able to reopen in New York on March 5, almost a year to the day after their administrative closure due to a pandemic, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday. The reopening will be done with a maximum gauge of 25% of the usual capacity and a limit of 50 spectators per room.
- Guterres denounces a “vaccine nationalism »
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres denounced “vaccine nationalism”: “ten countries alone have shared more than three quarters of the doses of the Covid-19 vaccine administered to date».
The head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, for his part accused certain rich countries of “to know»The anti-Covid vaccine distribution system, Covax, intended in particular for underprivileged countries, by continuing to approach manufacturers directly to have access to more doses.
- Portugal: 70% of the population should be vaccinated in the summer
Portugal, which has experienced a marked deceleration in new cases of Covid-19 in recent weeks, plans to have vaccinated 70% of its population in the summer, Health Minister Marta Temido said on Monday.
- Argentina: list of “VIP »Unduly vaccinated
The Argentinian Ministry of Health on Monday published a list of 70 people who had improperly received the vaccine against Covid-19, the revelation of which had sparked the scandal of “VIP vaccines“. It includes President Alberto Fernandez and members of his cabinet, as well as the Minister of the Economy, Martin Guzman, the Argentine Ambassador to Brazil or even former President Eduardo Duhalde, his wife and their children.
- More than 2.46 million dead
The pandemic has killed more than 2.46 million people around the world since the end of December, according to a report established by AFP midday Monday. The United States is the country with the most deaths (500,201), ahead of Brazil (247,143), Mexico (180,107), India (156,385) and the United Kingdom (120,580).
These figures are globally underestimated. They are based on daily reports from national health authorities, without including reassessments based on statistical bases.
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