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#New measures, new reports and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the #Covid-19 pandemic around the world.

– #New death record in the USA –

The #United #States recorded 3,927 deaths from #Covid-19 in 24 hours on #Wednesday, a new record in this country, the most bereaved in the world by the pandemic, according to figures from #Johns #Hopkins #University.

#In the world, the #United #States is the country with the most deaths (341,845) and cases (19.7 million) since the start of the pandemic, ahead of #Brazil (193,875 deaths for 7.6 million cases) and #India (148,439 deaths for 10.2 million cases).

– #And in #Germany –

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The “historic” coronavirus crisis is set to continue in 2021, #German #Chancellor #Angela #Merkel warned #Thursday in her #New #Year’s greetings, while #Germany on #Wednesday recorded 1,129 deaths in 24 hours, a record.

The #German authorities are preparing to extend the restrictions beyond #January 10, the deadline for the partial containment in force.

– #No more confined #English –

#Three-quarters of the population in #England will be confined from #Thursday, with the #British government expanding the areas subject to the strictest restrictions introduced to counter a surge in the number of cases of the new coronavirus attributed to a variant of the virus. The start of the school year has also been postponed for some students.

– #Ireland tightens its confinement –

#Ireland announced #Wednesday to tighten for at least a month the partial confinement introduced last week, #Prime #Minister #Micheal #Martin calling the situation “extremely serious”. #From midnight #Wednesday, the #Irish “will have to stay at home, except to go to work, for education or other essential reasons”, he indicated.

– #Wuhan: very underestimated contaminations –

The number of people infected in the #Chinese city of #Wuhan, cradle of the pandemic, would be ten times higher than the toll announced so far by #Beijing, according to a study by the #Chinese #Center for #Disease #Control and #Prevention.

#According to an extrapolation of the results of serological tests carried out in #April after the peak of the epidemic, some 480,000 people were infected. The authorities communicated so far on 50,000 contaminations.

– #AstraZeneca vaccine approvals –

The #United #Kingdom became the first country on #Wednesday to approve the anti-Covid vaccine developed by the #AstraZeneca group with the #University of #Oxford, followed shortly by #Argentina, then by #El #Salvador.

A highly anticipated vaccine because it is much cheaper than that of #Pfizer / #BioNTech already distributed, and easier to keep.

– #Ecuador and #Colombia get their vaccine supplies –

#Ecuador has signed an agreement with the #Pfizer laboratory to receive two million vaccines, which will arrive from #January, #President #Lenín #Moreno announced on #Wednesday.

The #Colombian government, which wants to start its vaccination campaign in #February, announced on #Wednesday an agreement with a #Belgian company to acquire 9 million anti-Covid vaccines from #Johnson & #Johnson, not yet approved. They will be added to the 20 million vaccines already reserved from #Pfizer and #AstraZeneca.

– #New countries acquire #Russian vaccine –

#Algeria, the largest country in the #Maghreb, will acquire a first batch of the #Russian vaccine #Sputnik V, the government spokesman announced #Wednesday evening.

#Bolivia has also reached an agreement with #Russia for the purchase of 5.2 million doses of #Sputnik V, #Bolivian #President #Luis #Arce announced on #Wednesday.

– #Hollywood stops filming –

#Hollywood has shut down most of its filming again, at least until mid-January, the actors’ union said, as #Covid-19 killed nearly 10,000 in #Los #Angeles #County .

– #Neymar: investigation into his supposed giant #New #Year’s #Eve –

#Brazilian justice has opened an investigation into the supposed giant #New #Year’s #Eve party organized by #Neymar in his villa on the coast of #Rio de #Janeiro in the midst of a pandemic, the prosecutor’s office said on #Wednesday.

The entourage of the #Brazilian striker of #Paris SG denies. The player, who remained silent, posted a photo of himself with a friend on a yacht on #Santa #Catarina beach in the south of the country.

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