WE President Joe Biden plans to renew the country’s fight against its worst public health crisis in more than a century, while Pfizer faces possible legal action for its move to temporarily delay shipments of Covid-19 vaccines to the United States. European countries.
DEATHS AND INFECTIONS
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* A third pandemic blockade appears to have little impact on Covid-19 rates England, the researchers warned, with a “very high” disease prevalence and “no evidence of decline” in the first ten days of renewed restrictions.
* The most contagious variant of coronavirus discovered in Great Britain it spreads rapidly everywhere Portugal, pressuring the health service at a time when authorities are scrambling to fight the worst outbreak in the country since the pandemic began.
* Turkey has slowed the pace of vaccinations against Covid-19 after an explosive start last week, but may accelerate it again after the country performs inoculations on the elderly in nursing homes and their homes, he said the program coordinator.
* The Index.hu website reported this HungaryThe drug regulator gave the green light to RussiaSputnik V vaccine, while Argentina approved the shot for use in people over 60 years of age.
* He Netherlands proposed the first national curfew from World War II and the ban on flights from South Africa i Great Britain.
* China plans to impose strict Covid testing requirements during the lunar New Year holiday season, when tens of millions of people are expected to travel, as it fights the worst wave of new infections since March 2020.
* IndiaBharat Biotech has filed an application to conduct trials in Bangladesh for its recently approved coronavirus vaccine for home emergency use, a senior official at the leading medical research agency told Reuters. Bangladesh.
* Beijing is promoting a state program that gives priority to Taiwanese in China for COVID-19 vaccines, causing concern from the Taiwanese government, which considers it the last Chinese tool to gain the island’s population.
* Australia recorded a fourth day of zero coronavirus cases, prompting the head of the country’s most populous state to request a special travel “bubble” with the Pacific island nations.
* Indonesia plans to start giving the general public vaccines against Covid-19 sometime between late April and May, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said.
* President Joe Biden signed an order requiring masks and physical distancing on all federal buildings and the development of a federal employee testing program for Covid-19, as a first step in fighting a deadly pandemic the lives of more than 400,000 Americans.
* Ecuador said the first batch of 18 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines it contracted with three pharmaceutical companies and that the COVAX initiative came on Wednesday to make a pilot plan with medical staff from public hospitals and nursing homes.
* ChileThe health regulator approved the emergency release of the CoronaVac vaccine manufactured by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd.
MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
* The World Bank said it had approved a $ 34 million reallocation of funds Lebanonvaccination efforts as it runs to contain the coronavirus pandemic, marking the Bank’s first disbursement of funds.
* Dubai has suspended non-essential surgery for a month and live entertainment in hotels and restaurants until further notice as coronavirus infections increase.
* Oxford scientists are preparing to quickly produce new versions of their vaccine to combat the most contagious emerging variants of Covid-19 discovered in the UK, South Africa and Brazil.
* The World Health Organization plans to approve several vaccines from Chinese and Western manufacturers in the coming weeks and months, according to Reuters.
* The new Covid-19 variant identified a South Africa defeats plasma treatment and may reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine, the scientists said.
* Asian stocks hit new record highs on Thursday, following U.S. markets as investors expected a more recent economic stimulus from U.S. President Joe Biden to offset the damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.