About 180 countries out of the 193 belonging to the United Nations announced their commitment to ensuring an equitable distribution of anti-Coronavirus vaccines, according to the United Nations. While France intensified inspections yesterday at airports and crossings with the aim of imposing respect for the travel and travel ban in the face of a “critical” epidemic situation, the total number of Coronavirus infections in the United States increased, to 30.2 million.
In detail, about 180 countries declared their commitment to ensuring equitable distribution of vaccines, which came at the initiative of Lebanon: “We are deeply concerned that despite international agreements, initiatives and public declarations, the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines is still unfair worldwide, whether between countries. Or inside ».
Noting that many countries have not yet been able to obtain any vaccines, the signatories emphasized at a meeting of the General Assembly “the need for international solidarity and multilateral cooperation to increase the production and distribution of vaccines at the regional and global levels.”
The text of the political declaration considered that the Kovacs initiative supported by the United Nations to help poor countries obtain vaccines is the “appropriate mechanism” to ensure “universal access to them in an equitable manner.”
He added that the signatories are constantly encouraging “more sharing of vaccine doses between countries that are able to do this, low- and middle-income countries, and other poor countries.”
Yesterday, data from Bloomberg News and Johns Hopkins University showed that the total number of doses of anti-corona virus vaccines that have been administered worldwide so far has reached 518 million and 400 thousand doses.
The latest global vaccination rate is estimated at 14 million doses per day, based on the average vaccinations announced within seven days.
The total number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus around the world reached 126 million and 200 thousand.
In France, the authorities intensified inspections yesterday at airports and road crossings with the aim of imposing respect for the travel ban imposed in the face of a “critical” epidemic situation.
Three French provinces, Rhone, Aube and Niaver, have been subjected since midnight Friday to health restrictions in effect in 16 provinces, including Paris and its region.
The measures include preventing movement of more than 10 kilometers without permission and leaving the area without a convincing reason, in addition to closing shops.
But unlike other European countries, the French government decided to keep schools open.
Meanwhile, 24 other regions are on heightened anticipation. In the rest of the country, a curfew is in effect from 7 pm to 6 am.
As the third wave of the epidemic continues to spread, leaving the country in a “critical” situation, according to Prime Minister Jean Castex, the authorities are intensifying inspections at airports and at road crossings.
In the United States, the total number of infections with the Coronavirus increased by 0.3% over the same period yesterday, Friday, to reach 30.2 million cases until yesterday.
The nationwide increase in cases was higher than the average daily increase of 0.2% over the past week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg News.
California recorded the largest number of confirmed cases at 3.66 million, an increase of 0.2% over the same period yesterday.
In China, the capital, Beijing, has begun vaccinating foreigners in the city with anti-Coronavirus vaccines, according to the Beijing Municipal Foreign Affairs Office.
A statement issued by the office, reported by the New China News Agency (Xinhua), yesterday, said that foreigners who are over the age of 18 years, and in accordance with the principle of voluntary participation and after giving informed consent and taking personal responsibility for risks, can receive the “Covid-19” vaccine.
The statement indicated that local Chinese “SARS-Cove-2” vaccines will be used, and that two doses must be obtained.
In New Delhi, the CEO of the Indian Institute of Serology, Adar Poonawala, announced that the experiments on the “Covid-19” vaccine from the American company Novavax had begun in India with the aim of launching it by next September.
The vaccine was tested against the African and British strains of the Coronavirus, and it showed an efficiency of 89%, and the vaccine is produced in partnership between Novavax and the Indian Serology Institute, according to Bloomberg News.
• France intensifies inspection at airports and crossings … and China begins vaccinating foreigners with Corona vaccines.
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