London — The UK recorded more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time in six months. Government figures showed 51,870 confirmed lab cases that exceeded 50,000 levels for the first time since mid-January. Despite the surge, the UK Government will lift all remaining UK legal restrictions on social contact and mask wearing in
London — The UK recorded more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time in six months.
Government figures showed 51,870 confirmed lab cases that exceeded 50,000 levels for the first time since mid-January.
Despite the surge, the UK Government will lift all remaining UK legal restrictions on social contact and mask wearing in most indoor environments, including stores, trains, buses and subways, on Monday.
The government says the rapid deployment of vaccines will reduce the number of people with serious illness. However, some major international scientists joined forces at the Emergency International Summit on Friday to call the move “reckless.”
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— Russia hits another record daily virus death in 799
— Two NFL teams remain vaccinated with less than 50%, AP learns
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New York-Pfizer announced that US regulators have agreed to a “priority review” of full approval of the COVID-19 vaccine. The decision is set by January.
More than 186 million vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech have been administered in the United States alone since December. Higher doses are being given to other countries that have allowed emergency use of the vaccine during a pandemic.
Vaccines approved for emergency use still need to undergo a rigorous full approval process. This can help convince some people who have not yet been immunized to roll up their sleeves.
The Food and Drug Administration’s January deadline is formal. Given how closely the authorities monitor the widespread use of vaccines, the decision can come much sooner.
The Pfizer application filed in late May contains the latest data from a large study that followed participants 16 years and older for 6 months after the second dose. The vaccine will be given to people up to the age of 12, and Pfizer will provide the data needed for full approval in that age group.
Washington — The White House says it’s not in a hurry to lift the COVID-19 international travel restrictions the day after President Joe Biden said he wanted to have an updated timeline to ease them. I will.
At the White House briefing, COVID-19 Coordinator Jeff Seients said:
Zients adds that the decision to start an international trip is guided by a review of coronavirus cases, immunization rates, and virus variants.
European allies are suffering from restrictions given that vaccination and case rates are in some places better than the United States and that other parts of the world are not subject to strict immigration requirements. German Chancellor Angela Merkel put pressure on Biden on the issue at a meeting in the Oval Office on Thursday.
Washington — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States is becoming a “unvaccinated pandemic”.
At a White House briefing, Dr. Rochelle Walensky said cases in the United States increased by about 70% last week, hospitalizations increased by 36%, and deaths increased by 26%. According to her, almost all hospitalizations and deaths are in unvaccinated.
Jeff Seiens, COVID-19 coordinator at the White House, responded that the pandemic was “a major threat to unvaccinated people.”
He said the Biden administration expects more cases in the coming weeks due to its prevalence in low-vaccination communities. Last week, four states accounted for 40% of new cases, and one in five came from Florida.
However, Zyentz said the increasing number of cases is showing signs that more people in these communities are seeking vaccination faster than the national average.
Tokyo — Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s government’s chief medical adviser urged authorities to strengthen anti-virus measures prior to the Olympics and asked people to avoid traveling.
Tokyo registered 1,271 new cases on Friday. This is the day after the record high of 1,308 for 6 months.
Dr. Shigeru Omi, who heads the government’s COVID-19 task force, says the next two months will be the “most important stage” of the fight against the Japanese pandemic. He urged people to watch the Olympics on television at home with family and close friends in small groups.
Omi says summer vacation, the Olympics, and the week of Buddhist holidays in August, when people are likely to travel, are likely to accelerate the ongoing surge in the Tokyo area.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced a fourth state of emergency in Tokyo last week. This starts on Monday and lasts until August 22nd. Japan reports 830,000 cases and 15,000 confirmed deaths nationwide.
The Paris-Eiffel Tower will reopen for the first time in nine months, despite France’s new rules aimed at tame delta variants.
This week, President Emmanuel Macron announced that he would need a COVID-19 pass to enter restaurants and venues such as the Eiffel Tower. Starting Wednesday, all visitors over the age of 18 must present a path to prove that they have been completely vaccinated, have had a negative virus test, or have recently recovered from COVID-19.
The “Iron Lady” in Paris was ordered to shut down in October as France fought the second pandemic virus outbreak. The tower remained closed for refurbishment after most of the major tourists reopened last month.
Daily coronavirus deaths in Moscow — Russia set another record, with authorities reporting 799 deaths. This is the fourth consecutive day of record deaths.
On Friday, authorities reported 25,704 new cases of coronavirus. Daily new infections in Russia surged from about 9,000 in early June to more than 25,000 last week.
Authorities have blamed the epidemic of delta mutants and the surge in vaccination stagnation, which remains lower than in many Western countries. As of Tuesday, 28.6 million Russians (only 19.5% of the 146 million population) have been vaccinated at least once.
The Russian Oblast Coronavirus Task Force reports more than 5.9 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and a total of 146,868 confirmed deaths in a pandemic. However, a report by Russia’s national statistics service Rossstat, which retroactively aggregates coronavirus-related deaths, reveals much higher numbers.
London — The UK Government’s top medical adviser said the number of people hospitalized for coronavirus could reach “quite scary” levels within a few weeks as cases surge due to delta mutations and lifting of blockade restrictions I warned that there was.
Professor Chris Whitty said in a webinar hosted by the Science Museum in London that Britain is “not yet out of the woods.” His comments were triggered by government figures showing that coronavirus infections peaked for another six months, hospitalized with COVID-19, and then died at the highest level since March. I did.
There were 3,786 inpatients with COVID-19, and an additional 63 virus-related deaths were reported on Thursday. An additional 48,553 confirmed laboratory cases were reported on Thursday. This is the highest daily number since January 15th.
At the height of the second wave earlier this year, about 40,000 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 and 1,500 died per day.
Islamabad-Pakistan’s Planning Minister has urged his countrymen to avoid rallies during the upcoming Eid al-Adha vacation to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Assad Umar also urged people to vaccinate for their own safety and not cause the spread. He says people who avoided the COVID-19 vaccine for some reason endangered their lives, apart from the danger to their loved ones.
He says unvaccinated people will not be allowed to visit tourist destinations before and after Eid al-Adha or the feast of sacrifice starting next week in Pakistan. Umar made these comments at a press conference amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Pakistan has reported 31 new deaths and 2,327 new cases in the last 24 hours. This results in a total of 22,720 confirmed deaths and 983,719 confirmed cases.
Moscow — Russian capital authorities have returned to restaurant orders to accept only customers who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus or who may have a negative test.
The decision announced by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobianin on Friday will come into effect on Monday. We have withdrawn the measures that have been implemented since late June and require restaurants and cafes to confirm. Sobyanin claimed that the pace of transmission slowed and city officials were able to revise the decision.
Budapest, Hungary-The Hungarian government will offer citizens the option to receive a third COVID-19 vaccination from August, Prime Minister Victor Oban said Friday.
In an interview with public radio, Orban said that a third shot would be available to everyone, regardless of age, health status, or the first vaccine they received. The government recommends, but does not require, a third dose at least 4 months after the second dose. The doctor can choose whether to give the patient a different vaccine than he had previously received.
Hungary is the latest country to offer booster shots, with the concern that some jabs will not provide full protection from COVID-19 to all recipients. In May, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced that they would offer a third shot to some who received China National Pharmaceutical Group due to concerns about inadequate development of antibodies that protect against the virus.
In Hungary, which also uses the Sinopharm vaccine, some have expressed concern about their lack of complete protection from COVID-19 and have requested a third dose.
Colombo, Sri Lanka-Sri Lanka has received 1.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine from the United States through a UN-sponsored COVAX facility.
This was the second shipment to Sri Lanka from a global COVAX initiative after the delivery of AstraZeneca in March. Sri Lanka has 36% of the population initially vaccinated and 13% both.
The vaccination campaign has receded due to the suspension of shipments of AstraZeneca from Indian producers. After that, we asked Sinopharm, Sputnik V, and Pfizer to inoculate the population.
Sri Lanka confirmed 279,059 coronavirus infections and 3,611 deaths.
Seoul, South Korea — South Korean authorities are working on a record surge in coronavirus cases and are calling for tighter pandemic regulation beyond the devastated Seoul.
Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom called on all local governments outside the Seoul region to simultaneously enforce a four-person limit for rallies after 6 pm to slow the spread of the virus.
In Seoul and nearby Gyeonggi-do and Incheon, the strongest “level 4” restriction is to ban meetings of three or more people after 6 pm, ban visitors to hospitals and elderly housing with care, and close nightclubs. It is in force. And the church.
Lee Ki-il, deputy minister of the Korean Ministry of Health, said government officials could discuss Kim’s proposal with local governments and announce a decision over the weekend.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported an additional 1,536 cases of coronavirus. This has exceeded 1,000 cases for 10 consecutive days. A total stands for 175,046 confirmed cases and 2,051 confirmed deaths.