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The world exceeds 200 million cases, and the virus is “re-emerging” in Asia and Australia – international

The world exceeds 200 million cases, and the virus is “re-emerging” in Asia and Australia – international

Australians protest in Melbourne, as the government announces the city’s sixth lockdown (Photo: CON CHRONIS / AFP)

NS transcend the world You are 200 million cases COVID-19, as counted by AFP Thursday (5), based on official balances of the epidemic, which is spreading again with delta variableChina pledged to share two billion doses of the vaccine to combat it.

China will “strive to provide two billion doses of vaccines to the world” this year and has pledged to donate $100 million to Covax’s international vaccine delivery system for countries most in need, according to President Xi Jinping’s announcement.

the number of infections daily in China, driven by the delta variant, is the largest in months, prompting authorities to conduct extensive testing on residents.

Police forces had to block streets during the lockdown protests in Melbourne (Photo: CON CHRONIS/AFP)
Police forced to block streets during lockdown protests in Melbourne (Photo: CON CHRONIS / AFP)

The strain also spreads virulently in Australiawhere the powers Melbourne Sixth announced Close For this city, Sydney has recorded a record number of new cases of COVID-19.

On ThailandAnd crowded morgues of COVID-19 victims rent refrigerated containers to store their bodies, amid exhaustion of health professionals.

“Physical and mental exhaustion is very high … some of our team members are losing consciousness. We are at the limit of our capacity,” says Thanechit Khetkam, a mortuary employee at Tammast University Hospital north of Bangkok.

This Thursday, there were about 21,000 new cases, something not seen since the start of the health crisis, and 160 deaths, most of them in Bangkok.

Tokyo has announced a record number of COVID-19 cases, with more than 5,000 daily infections (Photo: Yasuyoshi CHIBA/AFP)
Tokyo announces record number of COVID-19 cases, with more than 5,000 daily infections (Photo: Yasuyoshi CHIBA/AFP)

in Japan, Tokyo Announced this Thursday a register of COVID-19 cases with more than 5,000 daily infections. Given this situation, the government should extend the restrictions to eight additional Japanese departments, three days before the end of the Olympics.

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“The infection has spread to A Never-before-seen rhythm‘,” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said.

Records were also broken in Malaysia, where 20,000 daily cases of COVID-19 were surpassed for the first time on Thursday.

The epidemic is also gaining momentum in Europe. Thus, the Spanish island of Ibiza announced that it would employ private investigators to infiltrate and ban illegal actors that could help the spread of the virus, while Greece imposes new curfews and restrictions on its tourist sites.

Since mid-June, the world has recorded a 68% increase in the number of daily cases, which jumped from 360,000 to more than 600,000, mainly due to the spread of the delta variant.

The number of deaths worldwide (currently 9,350 per day) has increased by 20% since the beginning of July, when the numbers dropped to 7,800 deaths per day.

In total, the coronavirus pandemic has officially left at least 4.25 million people worldwide since it emerged in late 2019, according to the AFP budget.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the true number of victims may be double or triple.

– US opens, China closes –

A source in the White House said, on Wednesday, that the United States, whose borders are still closed to several countries, is planning to reopen it to fully vaccinated people.

The official said Washington wanted to reopen its doors to foreign nationals “in a safe and sustainable manner,” without specifying the dates.

According to him, the opening will take place in stages, with few exceptions, for all “fully vaccinated” foreigners.

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On July 26, Washington confirmed it would maintain restrictions on foreign arrivals, ignoring European appeals.

In June, the European Union again authorized entry for people from the United States, requiring vaccination certificates or a negative test for COVID-19.

In this sense, France announced Thursday a device that will allow vaccinated tourists outside the European Union to obtain a health passport, a document necessary for entry to recreational and cultural institutions and soon in many other places, such as restaurants, transport and hospitals.

This passport is given to anyone who has recently tested negative for COVID-19, a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of recovery after becoming ill.

In the face of the opening movement in the West, China announced tightening restrictions on the travel of its citizens abroad.

Having done so the previous day, Israel on Thursday rejected the World Health Organization’s request to suspend the booster injection of an anti-virus vaccine. His prime minister, Naftali Bennett, said his country is doing a “great service” to the world, as it tests its population to see if a third dose of the immunizing device is effective.

– inequality –

The World Health Organization considers that the moratorium will enable access to vaccination of 10% of the world’s population by the end of September.

“We urgently need to turn things around so that most vaccines stop going to rich countries and go to poor countries,” Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

The head of the UN agency has been denouncing for months the inequality that has caused 80% of the more than 4 billion doses injected in the world to be applied in high- or middle-income countries, which represent less than 50% of the world’s population.

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