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Covid-19: death record in Germany, new restrictions announced in the United Kingdom


#Unfortunately, good news never comes alone. The good news in the UK is the approval of a second vaccine, that of #Oxford #AstraZeneca, which is easier to store and less expensive than that of #Pfizer / #BioNTech. The bad news is that nearly 1,000 new deaths related to #Covid-19 were announced on #Wednesday.

The number of cases is increasing sharply in the country. “#We saw a 40% increase in cases in #England last week alone, almost 15% more patients in hospital, more than the peak of the first wave“said #British #Prime #Minister #Boris #Johnson.

#According to the authorities, the majority of new cases are linked to the new variant of #Covid-19. #Result: new restrictions for the #English. #Three quarters of the population in #England will be confined from #Thursday and the start of the school year has been postponed for some students.

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#For his part, #Ireland has announced that it will tighten partial containment for at least a month introduced last week. #From #Wednesday midnight, the #Irish “will have to stay at home, except to get to work, for education or for essential travel.”

#Death record in #Germany, restrictions extended

The news is no better in #Germany : more than 1,100 deaths were recorded on #Wednesday in 24 hours, a record since the start of the pandemic.

#Even though more than 60,000 #Germans have already been vaccinated, the “historic” coronavirus crisis is set to continue in 2021, according to #German #Chancellor #Angela #Merkel. #Besides, the authorities are preparing to extend the partial confinement in force beyond #January 10. #Schools, non-essential shops, bars and restaurants should therefore remain closed.

#Wuhan: highly underestimated contaminations

The number of people infected in the #Chinese city of #Wuhan, cradle of the pandemic, would be ten times higher than the results 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 have so far communicated 50,000 contaminations.

#New countries acquire #Russian vaccine

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

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



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