The World Health Organization (WHO) says the first identified, highly contagious delta variant in India is now present in at least 85 countries, despite vaccination campaigns, new epidemic waves and a return to a normal life that has yet to be postponed.
More than three billion doses of anti-govt vaccines have been distributed worldwide, according to AFP figures on Tuesday.
In all, the epidemic has killed at least 3,932,561 people and affected more than 181 million people since the end of 2019, according to an AFP report from official sources on Tuesday. According to the World Health Organization, the actual number may be two to three times higher.
Of the 33,651,272 cases, 604,436 were fatal, with Brazil (515,985 dead) and India (397,637 dead).
Increase in cases in Europe
Danger signal in Europe: Pollution is on the rise after a two-and-a-half month slump, mainly due to delta variation in the United Kingdom and Russia causing new epidemics, AFP reports on Tuesday.
In Europe, 56,800 new cases are reported a day, or 21% more than a week ago.
On Tuesday, Russia recorded 652 deaths from Kovit-19 in 24 hours – its worst daily number since the epidemic began – and more than 20,000 new infections. The previous peak was at the end of December.
The country currently has 182,000 hospital beds for Govt-19 patients and about 151,000 patients have been admitted to hospital today, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko warned.
119 deaths have been reported in St. Petersburg – its worst record – and Moscow, the epicenter of the epidemic, 121. Two major Russian cities have already broken death records in the previous three days, despite health measures (return to delivery for a section of staff, employees in the field of compulsory vaccination services). In order to protect the economy, public control is not expected anyway.
In all, Russia officially condemns the death toll to 134,545 – one of the most devastating European countries and one of the most affected in the world. But Rossstad, the broadest statistician for deaths linked to Govt-19, recorded 270,000 deaths at the end of April.
In the wake of public distrust of vaccines, the immunization campaign has been dragged out since December. But the pace of vaccination has accelerated: many regions have forced this process into certain segments of the population.
Kim Jong Un is angry
Organizers say the quarterfinals of the Euro football match against Switzerland against Spain on Friday in St. Petersburg will take place despite an epidemic. This is because about 300 Finnish supporters returned to the city after attending the euro.
Germany on Tuesday closed its borders to travelers coming from Russia and Portugal, excluding German citizens or permanent residents.
The European Commission on Tuesday condemned Berlin for going it alone against Portugal.
The British government maintains its objective of removing the last health restrictions in effect from 19 July.
On the contrary, in the face of the progress of the Delta variant, Ireland has postponed some operations, especially the resumption of indoor catering from 5 July.
In France, at least half the population has received the first dose of the vaccine, and one-third of the population now has a complete immunization schedule, according to the Ministry of Health.
The African Union (AU) and its Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC-Africa) have warned that the failure to take into account the Indian version of the AstraZeneca vaccine through the “European Health Certification” has raised concerns. In Africa.
The WHO has said it supports the last five countries that have not yet launched vaccination campaigns in Burundi, Eritrea, Haiti, North Korea and Tanzania.
The official KCNA on Wednesday announced that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has fired several senior officials in the country over a “serious incident” related to the fight against the Govt-19 epidemic, which did not provide any details.
Deaths in the Ganges
Australia is also facing delta variation due to loopholes in segregated arrangements for overseas travelers.
About 10 out of 25 million Australians have been advised to confine themselves in several cities. After Sydney (southeast), Darwin (north) and Perth (west), many parts of Brisbane (east) and the state of Queensland will have to stay home from Tuesday evening, with an early three-day period.
In India, the waves of the Ganges, one of the sacred rivers of Hinduism, are wiped with a saffron cloth with the dead of Kovit-19.
Indian graves and cremations were high due to the arrival of Govt-19 deaths in April and May. Due to lack of space or resources, many families in the North and East had to decide whether to donate their relatives’ bodies to the Ganges or bury them in shallow graves on its sandy shores. But the monsoon and its downpour caused flooding and many bodies were dumped.
Funeral services now line the banks, with other bodies waiting to be cremated.
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