Global epidemic update

Released Monday, January 10, 2022 at 3:59 p.m.

New Activities, New Reports, and Highlights: An update on the latest developments in the Govt-19 epidemic worldwide.

– Increased health restrictions for US forces in Japan

Health restrictions on U.S. forces in Japan have been tightened further, Washington and Tokyo announced Sunday, with several Japanese officials linking US bases to a resurgence of the disease in the archipelago.

According to a joint report by US forces in Japan (USFJ) and the Japanese government, personnel from US sites have been stationed at the sites for the first two weeks since Monday, and exiting the sites is restricted to “essential operations”.

– With less than 450,000 visitors to Machu Picchu in 2021, one-third less than in 2019

With less than 450,000 people visiting Machu Picchu Inca Citadel by 2021, Peru is the tourist mecca, with less than a third of the arrivals recorded in 2019 before the corona virus outbreak.

– Demonstration in Brussels against health restrictions

Several thousand people protested in Brussels on Sunday against restrictions related to the Health Boss and the Govt-19 epidemic, with shouts of “freedom,” the AFP reporter noted.

– Greece: February 1, deadline for vaccination booster

Greek Health Minister Thanos Flavris has announced that those who do not receive the stimulus dose against Govt-19 by February 1 will no longer be able to access the places reserved for vaccinated people in Greece.

– Tennis: The beginning of the trial dedicated to Novak Djokovic

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Australian justice leaned Monday on the twists and turns of Novak Djokovic’s visa, which has left the tennis planet in doubt since he was denied the right to defend his title at the World No. 1 Australian Open at the Australian Open for health reasons.

The investigation was opened forty minutes late due to a problem with the system with too many connections that could not attend the live broadcast.

– France: Strengthening Test Skills

French government spokesman Gabriel Atel announced plans to “strengthen” the testing policy, including setting up “several hundred” screening centers near vaccination centers.

– More than 10 million cases in Africa

A total of more than 10 million cases of the corona virus have been reported in Africa, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) of the African Union (AU), which was consulted by the AFP on Sunday. .

– Can: Mendi positive for Govt, uncertain of Senegal’s first match

The Senegal Football Association announced on Sunday that Chelsea goalkeeper Edward Mendy could miss Senegal’s first African Nations (CAN) match against Zimbabwe after a positive test for Covit-19.

– China: 14 million people tested in Tianjin

The northern Chinese city of Tianjin on Sunday advised its 14 million residents to stay home, while conducting massive tests after a string of recent lawsuits, many of which were linked to the Omigron variant, state media reported.

– More than 5.4 million deaths

At 11:00 GMT on Sunday, the epidemic killed more than 5,483,023 people worldwide, according to AFP. The United States is followed by Brazil (619,981), India (483,790) and Russia (316,163) with 837,594 deaths.

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However, taking into account the high number of deaths directly and indirectly linked to Govt-19, the World Health Organization estimates that the number of infections may be two to three times higher than officially recorded.

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