(Paris) The COVID-19 epidemic has been on the rise in recent days, with pollution records in the world over the past week, the World Health Organization on Wednesday warned of an “extremely high risk” linked to the Omigran variant.
An average of more than 935,000 COVID-19 cases were detected each day between December 22 and 28, a figure not reached since the outbreak began in late 2019, indicating a 37% increase compared to the previous week. Number of AFPs made from official statements.
The WHO’s weekly epidemiological bulletin noted that “the overall risk associated with the new variant of Omicron is very high”, although initial data suggest a lower risk of hospitalization associated with Omicron.
“Reliable evidence shows that the Omigron variant has a growth advantage over the Delta variant with a two- to three-day doubling rate.”
Most of the new pollutants are found in Europe, where on Tuesday several countries recorded new records of daily cases.
In France, nearly 180,000 cases have been identified in the last 24 hours. Daily record in the United Kingdom, with nearly 130,000 infections in the UK and Wales. Spain has also reached an unparalleled level of pollution (nearly 100,000) and in Greece, the number of cases has doubled compared to Monday.
Argentina has also experienced an amazing spread of the virus, with nearly 34,000 new infections in the last 24 hours, 10,000 more than the previous day and six times more than a week ago, but the government has so far rejected the new control measures.
“The rapid rise in omigran, a rapid increase we see in many countries, coupled with a somewhat less severe disease, could lead to a greater number of hospitalizations, especially among those who have not been vaccinated,” AFP’s Catherine Smallwood said. Key officials of the WHO Europe.
The expert called for taking early data on the low risk of being admitted to the hospital with “caution” because, at present, the main observed cases are “young and healthy people in countries with high vaccination rates”.
U.S. health officials have warned that Covit-19 antigen tests, with faster results, are less sensitive to the Omigran variant than previous variants and are therefore more likely to have a negative result despite the infection.
Until December 31, President Joe Biden lifted the ban on entry into the United States for travelers from eight countries in South Africa, the area where this variation appeared, is now worldwide.
Many countries have imposed severe new restrictions.
China, which recorded an epidemic within 40 days of the Beijing Winter Olympics, controlled tens of thousands more on Tuesday.
Tens of thousands of people living in a district of Yan’an City, 300 kilometers from Xi’an, were advised to stay home on Tuesday after the city of Xi’an was subjected to severe isolation for a week. , Companies should close.
In China, 209 new patients were reported in 24 hours on Tuesday, the highest number in 21 months.
Sweden has been demanding a negative COVID-19 test for all passengers arriving at its border since Tuesday. Finland has decided to go further by allowing only foreign travelers who have a negative Govt-19 test and a full vaccine or can prove a past infection.
South Africa reversed this decision last week, announcing the outcome of the discovery of contact cases of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19.
In France, the government on Wednesday decided to extend the closure of nightclubs, which are in effect from December 10, to three weeks in January, following a ban on televising “compulsory” and standing concerts “on Monday”. New isolation rules for patients and their interactions should be set by the weekend.
In Germany, new battery measures, such as banning private gatherings of more than a dozen people who have been vaccinated or cured, went into effect on Tuesday. For those who are not vaccinated, the limit is reduced to two members of different eruptions. All sports will be held behind closed doors.
In a ruling Tuesday, the German Constitutional Court ordered the state to take legislative action to protect access to intensive care for people with disabilities in the event of a medical “test” imposed by the epidemic.
In Belgium, the state council, the highest executive court, on Tuesday suspended a recent government decision to close theaters and theaters, which it deems necessary.
In the two years since the virus was discovered, more than 282 million COVID-19 cases have been officially diagnosed worldwide, with more than 5.4 million deaths. According to the WHO, the number of deaths associated with COVID-19 may be two to three times higher, taking into account the higher number of deaths directly and indirectly linked to COVID-19.
France: Nightclubs closed for three more weeks
The French nightclub, which closed for a month on December 10, has announced that the doors will remain closed for another three weeks in January, promising new assistance to nightclub owners.
Higher Education Minister Frédérique Vidal also confirmed that the university exams scheduled for January will be “maintained in person” despite the high infection rate among young people.
China: Suspects forced to march
Four suspects accused of endangering anti-COVID-19 rules have been forced to march through a southern Chinese city, the media has reported, some of whom have criticized the unequal approach.
Each suspect was handcuffed behind his back, taken away in full attire by two police officers, and carried a plaque with his name and his photograph on it, according to pictures from the event, which commemorated the public humiliation of the “Cultural Revolution”.
Djokovic lost the ATP Cup in Sydney
World Tennis No.1 Novak Djokovic, who declined to say whether he was vaccinated against Kovit-19, will not play in ATP Cup 1.There is Organizers said he would increase uncertainty about his participation in the Australian Open until January 9 in Sydney.
Call: Arsenal coach positive
The club have announced they will not play in the Gunners Premier League game against Manchester City on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium as Spain’s Arsenal coach Michael Arteta has tested positive.
More than 5.4 million people died
The COVID-19 epidemic has killed at least 5,413,630 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources at GMT at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
In all, the United States was the worst-hit country with 820,929 deaths, along with Brazil (618,705), India (480,592) and Russia (307,022).
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the number of deaths directly and indirectly linked to COVID-19 may be two to three times higher than officially recorded.
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