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Here’s all the news for Thursday, April 8th
6:28 AM | Nearly 1,000 deaths were recorded in Poland.
Poland announced, on Thursday, 954 deaths due to the emerging corona virus, which is a daily record, bringing the number of victims to 56,659, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health.
Within 24 hours, 27,887 people were infected, raising the epidemic toll to 2499,507 patients.
These are tragic statistics. “We have never announced such a number of deaths,” ministry spokesman Wojciech Androsiewicz told reporters.
However, the high number of deaths, he said, was due to the delay in registration associated with the Easter period, which, according to him, accumulated deaths for a few days.
“These 954 cases are not the result of the past day or the past two days,” he said.
Androsojic also said that the country has overcome the height of the third wave of the epidemic.
According to the ministry, more than three-quarters of hospital beds designated for COVID-19 patients, including those equipped with a ventilator, are occupied.
6:28 AM | Iran has officially crossed the 2 million case mark.
Iran officially crossed the threshold of 2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday against the backdrop of an accelerating epidemic with a new record for daily infections.
In total, the epidemic killed 63,884 people in Iran out of a total of 2,006,934 infected people, according to Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Larry. In the past 24 hours, the country recorded 22,586 injuries, a new record.
6:28 AM | An emerging domestic case of COVID-19 in New Zealand.
On Thursday, New Zealand health authorities confirmed the emergence of a local case of COVID-19 in Auckland, two days after the decision to open a “bubble” with Australia in which its citizens could travel again.
It appears that no containment of the largest city in the country or any change related to the opening of this future “bubble” is not being taken into account at this time.
However, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the immediate suspension of flights from India, where most of the virus carriers had arrived in recent weeks.
The person who tested positive for COVID-19 is a security guard who works in a hotel where New Zealanders are isolated upon their return from abroad.
This new case highlights the difficulty of reinstating permission to travel without quarantine in a country that has seen virtually no local contamination for several months.
This “bubble” is set to open on April 19, more than a year after the South Pacific archipelago closed its borders due to the pandemic.
New Zealand and Australia contained the epidemic to a large extent, and there were only a few cases of pollution outbreaks that were quickly controlled by implementing short domestic containment operations.
6h 28 | The pace of vaccination is accelerating as Quebecers 60 and over across the province can schedule their COVID-19 vaccination. Citizens of 55 years of age can receive the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine without appointment if they wish.
4h59 | The German Minister of Health announced, Thursday, that his country will start discussions with Russia with the aim of a possible purchase of Sputnik V, if the anti-COVID vaccine is approved by the European authorities.
1 Q 36 | Japan plans to prioritize vaccinating Japanese athletes scheduled to take part in the Olympics, with the aim of protecting them before the Tokyo Olympics opens on July 23, local media reported Thursday.
1h 00 | A health professional hopes the story of Etienne DeRushers Jane, a 40-year-old Mega Jim client who died of COVID-19 on Monday, will remind young people that they also have a chance to die from the virus.
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