Withdrawal of the mask, extension of health pass, imprisonment … In a few weeks the delta variant of the corona virus will have the reason for the imaginary summer irresponsibility of countries including the United States or Israel. Woods and resume, in the middle of summer, with control measures.
The Govt-19 epidemic has killed more than 4.19 million people worldwide since the end of 2019, according to official figures provided by authorities in each country, according to a report by Agency France-Press (AFP) on Thursday, July 29. But the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that these are two to three times higher if the number of deaths directly and indirectly linked to the disease is taken into account.
According to the AFP, more than 4 billion doses of the Govt-19 vaccine are being distributed worldwide. However, the vaccine is very unequal: high-income countries have vaccinated an average of 97 doses per 100 citizens, while poor countries have only 1.6 doses.
Japan extends state of emergency
The Japanese government on Friday decided to extend the state of emergency in Tokyo and Okinawa until August 31 and extend it to four ports in the capital’s three neighbors – Siba, Saitama, Canacawa and Osaka (west). The health crisis is worsening and affecting participants in the Olympics, which began a week ago. “The infection is spreading at an unprecedented rate”Especially in the larger Tokyo area, said Prime Minister Yoshihit Suka. “If the number of victims does not stop increasing, hospitals will overflow.”
The Japanese capital registered 3,300 additional cases on Friday, while the number of daily cases across the country crossed 10,000 for the first time. According to the latest professional statistics, vaccination in Japan started slower than in other industrialized countries, and only 27.6% of the national population is fully vaccinated.
Organizers of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo announced 27 new events on Friday, including three athletes; This is the highest daily number to date. The IOC denies any link between the Olympics and the re-emergence of the epidemic in Japan.
In the United States, Joe Biden is taking action to increase the vaccine
Promised Joe Biden “Summer of Independence”A series of measures had to be taken on Thursday to restart the vaccine. “We have not completely left the forest.”In a speech at the White House of the US President, the country is facing the peak of pollution as the delta variation spreads rapidly and the vaccine campaign has slowed down after a rapid start.
Henceforth, federal employees (including 4 million people, 2 million civilians) must either be vaccinated or comply with a series of restrictions. Those who have not been vaccinated should wear the mask even in areas where the Covit-19 cycle is short and undergo routine check-ups once or twice a week. Without going up to the complete vaccine duty, it was a change for Biden administration that refused to associate the idea of any barrier with the vaccine. “I know people talking about freedom” Further “Freedom comes with responsibility”, The Democratic Party leader commented.
In the military, he asks to think “How and when” Add the Govit-19 vaccine to the list of mandatory vaccines for soldiers. Incentives, Joe Biden calls on local authorities to pay $ 100 for a new person to be vaccinated from an emergency fund released to deal with the epidemic.
Israel launches booster vaccination campaign
Israel on Friday launched a booster vaccination campaign targeting people 60 and over. “We are launching a withdrawal campaign”Israeli President Isaac Herzog received the third dose on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on Friday. “Israel is a pioneer, moving forward [cette] Third dose of vaccine ‘, Welcomed Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett, who arrived at the hospital with the President.
According to Pfizer, “New studies show that the third dose has neutral effects against delta variability [qui sont] It is five times more common in young people and eleven times more common in older people. ” But for now, the US Drug Regulatory Commission, which Israel generally follows, has not given the green light to the third dose for the elderly.
About 55% of the Israeli population has been vaccinated, thanks to a large campaign launched in late December, mostly by Pfizer-Bioentech vaccines. In early June, authorities extended the vaccine to young people aged 12 to 16 and from 1 toThere is August, Children between the ages of 5 and 11 are at risk for serious complications from Govit-19.
If the epidemic is under control, Israel on Thursday restored the health pass, following an increase in pollution. Only persons who have been fully vaccinated, Covit-19 cured, or who have had a negative PCR test of less than seventy-two hours will be allowed to enter the indoor or outdoor accommodation area.
In Australia, 300 players will ensure compliance with the regulation in Sydney
Authorities said on Friday that about 300 soldiers would be detained in the coming days on the streets of Sydney in the wake of the epidemic in Australia’s largest city. Their purpose is to check whether citizens are complying with the regulatory measures, mainly house-to-house.
The mobilization of five million people is in its fifth week in prison. The move is expected to last until the end of August. Residents can leave their homes and play sports, go to work, and work only if their work is deemed essential for medical reasons or for shopping. But the parks and waterfront camps have been crowded with locals for weeks. Police guarded the route to the military on Friday, claiming there was a similar deployment last year “Permission was granted to increase operational capabilities and police conducted more checks”.
The delta variant is spreading in China
The latest, limited eruption of Covit-19 in China has now spread to several provinces, including Beijing, officials said Thursday as the delta variant spread. First spotted among Nanjing (eastern) airport staff on July 20, the infection now affects 171 people in Shanghai’s border province of Jiangsu and has spread to at least four provinces. Authorities in Jiangsu say most of the victims have already been vaccinated, raising concerns about the effectiveness of Chinese vaccines against this variant. Millions of people are now trapped in this province.
Saudi Arabia reopens borders for vaccinated tourists
Saudi Arabia announced on Friday that it would reopen its borders from 1 p.m.There is August to vaccinate foreign tourists, after being closed for seventeen months due to the Govt-19 epidemic. However, Riyadh did not announce the lifting of restrictions on the Umrah pilgrimage, which attracts millions of Muslims from around the world each year.
Fully vaccinated travelers (Pfizer-Bioentech, Astrogeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson) can enter the state with vaccines approved by Saudi authorities “Ignoring Isolation”If they show a negative PCR test of less than seventy-two hours.