AFP, Released Sunday, December 26, 2021 at 6:41 p.m.
New Activities, New Reports, and Highlights: Updates on the latest developments in the Kovit-19 epidemic worldwide.
– United States: Lack of screening tests –
Dr. Anthony Fossie, a senior White House adviser on the fight against the epidemic, assured that the shortage of Govt-19 tests found in the United States would be resolved soon, and on Sunday, the country was watching the eruption of lawsuits caused by Omigron. Variation.
“One of the problems now is that (tests) are not fully available to everyone before January,” the epidemiologist said, adding that the United States experienced a real urgency of testing during the year-end family vacation, especially on home-tested equipment.
– Cultural world exposed in Belgium –
According to police, 5,000 people protested in Brussels on Sunday against the closure of concert halls imposed by authorities to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant, AFP reporters reported.
Sitting on a podium, officials at major Brussels cultural institutions such as the Royal Flemish Theater (KVS) and the La Monnie Opera House called on politicians to “reconsider” the decision to close theaters from Sunday, while the latest wave of epidemics. It continues to fall in Belgium.
– China: Xi’an city tightens controls again –
Xian, a Chinese city with a population of 13 million, announced a “total” disinfection on Sunday and tightened controls, during which time China set a record 21-month Covit-19 pollution level.
The Asian country has been using the “zero govt” strategy since last year, doing everything possible to control the occurrence of new cases as much as possible. Authorities are doubling their awareness to avoid any major explosions ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics (February 4-20).
– Australian Open, Football, Rugby: Govt-19 disrupts game –
Denis Shapovalov, a Canadian player ranked 14th in the ATP, tested positive for Kovit-19 after arriving in Sydney, he announced on Sunday, citing the threat of a virus hanging over the Australian Open (17-January 30).
In the UK, the Eagles have announced that Crystal Palace French football coach Patrick Vieira has also tested positive. Thirteen matches have been postponed in recent weeks in England for health reasons, including three of the 19th day of the tournament.
In rugby, the fourth match of the French Championship against Toulouse Stadium on Sunday, the 13th, against France, has been postponed.
– More than 5.39 million deaths worldwide –
In its entirety, the United States is the worst-hit country with 816,533 deaths, followed by India (479,682), Russia (304,218) and Mexico (298,759). Among the worst affected countries is Peru, which suffers the highest number of deaths compared to its population.
The European region currently accounts for 53% of the world’s total deaths over the past seven days, followed by the US / Canada region (22%).
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the number of deaths directly and indirectly linked to Govt-19 may be two to three times higher than the official record.