“Unfortunately, we have to say again: the situation is serious and it’s very serious. The third wave of pandemic is king. “Angela Merkel said this in Congress, outlines amendments to pandemic law that provide for inserting “emergency braking” at the federal level. “The data on the special care places tell that,” Merkel stressed. “We cannot leave doctors and medical assistants alone. They cannot win this battle alone. They need the support of our state, politics, society, our citizens, all of them. we”.
He added: “Viruses don’t tolerate any hesitation. Any delay just means time is stretched out. Viruses only understand one thing: determination” and “every day is concerned. important “. The Prime Minister stressed that the final meeting between the State and the Regions represents a “caesura” and this requires intervention of the federal legislature. He then asked for congressional support for this important addition to the health protection law.
Angela Merkel defended the exit ban as one of the measures aimed at stemming the third wave of pandemic Germany: “it is not a new invention” and “it is not a panacea,” she said. told MEPs. It is a tool that can be useful “in conjunction with others”. Even the SPD deputy and medical expert Karl Lauterback, who is well heard in Germany, made a statement on the subject, claiming that “no country can resist the spread of the British variant without using it. use (not just) the ban on Exit “.
Merkel has vaccinated in Berlin with AstraZeneca. Spokesperson Steffen Seibert posted the information on Twitter. “I am very happy that I received my first dose of AstraZeneca. I thank everyone involved in the vaccination campaign – the Prime Minister said – vaccines are the key to overcoming the pandemic.”
In Germany, the UK will no longer be on the list of covid risk areas from Sunday. This was announced by Robert Koch Institut. For those coming from the UK with the classification change, quarantine will no longer be necessary.
“Infections and deaths around the world are continuing to increase at an alarming rate. Globally, the number of new Covid infections per week has nearly doubled over the past two months, approaching the highest infection rate to date during the pandemic. ” Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in the opening statement of a brief meeting focused on Papua New Guinea and the Western Pacific region.
UK – The strong downward trend of overall infections from Covid in the UK was made possible by the double effect of more than three months of decommissioning (from there the country started to roll out gradually and only partially over the course of days. This) and campaign vaccines reaching more than 41 million doses are administered. According to the updated data, in the week ending April 10, the island had recorded 130,000 positive test results compared to 185,000 in the previous seven days: equal to less than 0.2% of the population (about one person out of 500 people) although an average of a million tampons a day The decline was stressful for the Ons, found in all four countries of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland). And in the biggest country of all, the UK, the total number of weekly infections detected (for every 480 people infected) is the lowest since September.
FRANCE – The distance training that the country is forced to do in two weeks after the schools are always open from the beginning of May 2020, has its number of days. Government spokesperson Gabriel Attal confirmed to France Info this morning that children will return to school after April break, as scheduled: on April 26, kindergarten and elementary, from May 3 to middle school and high school. “Students must be able to return to class and announced dates will be confirmed,” Attal said, although “it is possible” that a return to middle and high school will be made. performed with a 50% rotating presence in the classroom. Still with worrying numbers due to infections and pressure on hospitals, so France did not foresee a delay in reopening and during a meeting at Elysée, the government – around the President Emmanuel Macron – decided to initiate a gradual opening of restaurants and museums from mid-May: “Since translation began – Attal said – France has had a very clear priority for schools, both for reasons. education and society, as well as psychology. This is the choice we’ve made since the beginning of translation. ” We have no regrets: keep schools open as much as possible. And they are still two or three times more open than other countries and especially some of our neighbors and we have no regrets about this. “
AUSTRALIA – Austria from May will gradually reopen to all industries, from culture to sports, from food to tourism. This is thanks to the “vaccine booster” expected in the coming weeks with the additional dose of Biontech Pfizer. This was announced by Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz after a summit with the state governors. Kurz said he was pleased he had avoided a new lockdown across the country and that the “doomsday outlook” did not come true. The Prime Minister describes the epidemiological situation as “relatively stable”. Reopening will take place cautiously and will be based on masks, gaskets and green tags. At the end of the month – he announced – all teachers and police will be vaccinated.
INDIA – The country has recorded another record for the number of new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours, with 217,353 positive cases, according to data released by the Ministry of Health today. In 10 states where nearly 80% of cases nationwide (Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal) are still increasing compared to before. Maharashtra, where Mumbai and other cities were locked for half for two days, outperformed all with nearly 62,000 new positive cases, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 22,339 while Delhi reported 16,699 new cases. Up to now, the national immunization campaign has reached over 117 million 200 thousand people.
JAPAN – The Japanese government is ready to apply new restrictive measures in 4 provinces to prevent the recent increase in coronavirus infections. Three of these are areas around the capital Tokyo, namely Saitama in the north, Chiba in the east, and Kanagawa in the southwest. On the other hand, Aichi prefecture is located between Tokyo and Osaka city, which has had the largest number of infections in recent weeks. In total, there will be 10 prefectures with a ‘quasi-emergency’ application, including Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, and the island of Okinawa. The early evening shutdowns of commercial activities, including bars and restaurants, are subject to penalties that impose stricter sanctions than the first state of emergency, have been to be decided to withdraw in mid-March. Since that day, Japan has recorded a steady increase in the number of infections, albeit at a level far below the values of Western countries, alarming the authorities, as well as the organization. Tokyo Olympics, scheduled for just over three months. For the second consecutive day across the country, more than 4,000 cases were reported, of which Osaka contributed a record number of 1,208, followed by Tokyo with 729. The new measures will take effect next Tuesday and lasting until May 11.
MEXICO The number of Covid-19-related deaths recorded since the beginning of the pandemic has exceeded 210,000, according to data from the American University of Johns Hopkins. The country of 126 million people so far has reported 2.29 million cases of infection, of which 1.76 million people have been cured. It ranks third in the world in death tolls after the United States and Brazil, but ranks first in population.