Paris: The death toll from the coronavirus worldwide has reached 2 million, there are 30 million infections in Europe and the World Health Organization is working on advice to fight new and contagious strains of the disease.
According to official figures, according to AFP, 30,003,905 cases have been recorded in Europe, an increasing number of 1,994,833 deaths from the spread of the infection in Europe.
Germany, Europe’s largest economy, ran a serious milestone with 2 million infections. Many countries are doubling their restrictions on the virus, with vaccination campaigns underway since childhood.
Portugal entered a fresh lockdown on Friday when a negative test was required to enter the UK, and a new ban on populations from Brazil to Lebanon was announced.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for a “significant” crackdown on the infection, as more than 22,000 new cases have been reported in the EU’s most populous country. ۔
She said she wanted to take the crisis talks with regional leaders forward, participants at a meeting of the center-right CDU party told AFP. Merkel said the virus could only be prevented with “significant additional measures” and that people urgently needed to reduce social contact. In Mazen’s cemetery in the Saxon state of Germany, coffins were decorated up to three high, or even stored in corridors, waiting for the last rites.
Manager Joorg Skaldich, 57, said anyone who still denies the severity of the epidemic should take a look at the piles of corpses. “It’s a huge undertaking, so why don’t the deniers of Covid 19 come and do it,” he said. “We have a catastrophic situation here.”
Germany has outperformed many of its European neighbors in the epidemic, with France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom recording the highest number of infections, despite their small populations. The United Kingdom said on Thursday it would ban all people from South American countries from Friday for fear of importing the new corona virus.
“I have made an immediate decision, following the evidence of a new change in Brazil,” said Secretary of Grant Shops. The new strain, known as E484K, has sounded alarm bells among researchers about its possible effects on immunity.
In response to concerns about partially new forms, France said it would impose a daily nationwide curfew from 6pm on Saturday for at least two weeks. Most parts of France were already under curfew at 8pm, with some areas, especially in the hard-hit east, just before 6pm.
The northern Brazilian state of Amazonas has also announced a curfew from 7pm to 6am as it moves the state capital to Manaus, where the health system is being disrupted. Global health experts are expected to issue recommendations to prevent the spread of this variable and other new strains, which the WHO has described as “worrying”.
“When you first met about a year ago, only 557 cases of the disease, which we call covid 19, were reported to the WHO,” Director-General Tedros Azanom Ghibrius told an emergency meeting in Geneva on Thursday. had gone.” .
According to the WHO, scientists have seen large-scale vaccinations as a way out of the crisis, but according to the WHO, 95% of the food administered so far is limited to only 10 countries. Progress in vaccination has often been slow.
India’s major immunization program will begin on Saturday. About 10 million people in the United States have received the first shot. In Africa, Senegal said it would launch the vaccine by the end of March, and Nigeria announced it would have a dose of 10 million vaccines by the end of the month.
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country with a population of 200 million, has officially reported 104,000 cowardly 19 cases, of which 1,382 are fatal. But these figures are thought to be lower than the actual number.
US policymakers have focused on reversing the economic damage caused by epidemics, with President-elect Joe Biden unveiling a 9 1.9 trillion aid package to revive the world’s largest economy.
It aims to raise the federal minimum wage to 15 15 an hour, help struggling states and local governments, reopen schools safely, promote vaccination campaigns and increase the size of stimulus checks.
“In this moment of crisis … we can’t afford inaction,” Biden said. Meanwhile, Chancellor Angela Merkel will host a fresh crisis discussion next week on tough measures to reduce the rate of infection in Germany, her spokeswoman said on Friday, as the country has overcome 2 million cases of the corona virus. What is it.
Merkel will discuss sanctions with the leaders of Germany’s 16 states on Tuesday and will move ahead with a meeting scheduled for January 25.
“The number of new infections is very high,” spokesman Stephen Seibert told reporters in Berlin. , Germans stressed the need to further reduce their economic ties.
He also said that the government was taking “very serious” concerns about the strain of the new virus emerging in the UK and considered it more contagious.
“All of this is reason to strengthen our efforts,” he added. The comments came shortly after the EU’s most populous country, Germany, with 22,368 new cases added in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,000,958 since the outbreak began. Is done
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) also reported another 1,111 coveted 19 deaths, bringing the total to 44,994. More than 1.6 million have been recovered. At a meeting of senior members of her main right-wing CDU party on Thursday, Merkel said the virus could only be stopped by “significant additional measures”, participants told AFP, while German President Frank-Walter Stein The mayor issued a joint appeal with the union and the employer, representing the federation, urging firms to work from home staff “whenever possible.”
“A lot can be done to keep unnecessary workers away from the office and away from public transport,” he said. “Everyone who can work from home should do it at the latest,” said Steinmeier.
In the early days of the epidemic, Germany outperformed many of its neighbors, but since the beginning of November, despite some closures, it has been hit by another wave.