One million cases of "Covid-19" in Germany ... and Europe eases restrictions a little

"World Health" expects gradual control of "Covid-19" in 2021

  • Female students get a corona examination at a comprehensive testing center held at the Sports Center of the University of St Andrews in Scotland.



The chief emergency expert at the World Health Organization, Mike Ryan, said yesterday that the launch of a vaccine to prevent "Covid-19" will allow the world to gradually control the disease next year, while the number of epidemic cases exceeded one million yesterday in Germany, which is facing a second epidemic wave, While Europe cautiously eases the latest restrictions it imposed to contain the spread of the virus.

In detail, Mike Ryan told RTE television in his native Ireland: "Life as we used to know it, I think this is very, very possible, but we will have to continue to maintain personal hygiene and physical distancing."

"Vaccines do not mean the end of Covid," Ryan added.

Vaccines will allow us, with our current measures, to really crush the curve, avoid general isolation, and gradually gain control of the disease. ”

"We have to be fully aware that we need to reduce the chances of infecting others when carefully organizing families at Christmas celebrations," the international official said.

The whole world is eagerly awaiting the start of distributing the anti-virus vaccine in late December and early January, amid an acceleration of the approximation of deadlines for the release of the vaccine in recent days.

However, many question points remain unresolved. The vaccine developed by the British AstraZeneca Laboratory and the University of Oxford needs "additional study", as the group's general manager announced yesterday, after the announced results were criticized.

On Friday, the British government announced that it had asked the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency to evaluate the effectiveness of the vaccine.

The United States, for its part, celebrated Thanksgiving Day yesterday in varying atmospheres, while yesterday Black Friday, or Black Friday, was the famous shopping day in the United States.

The Thanksgiving Parade, which usually gathers millions of people, took place on the streets of New York without an audience this year.

The procession was broadcast via the Internet, as a large part of its activities were previously filmed.

Seven million Americans, however, boarded the plane during the last seven days, according to data from the Transportation Safety Administration, which is concerned with airport security, which is equivalent to a 22% increase from the previous week.

Globally, the epidemic has recorded more than 60 million infections since its appearance, and about 1.4 million deaths.

While it has long been immune from an outbreak similar to that of its European neighbors, Germany faces a difficult second wave, with as of yesterday morning 1,006.394 million cases (22,806 additional injuries within 24 hours), and 15586 (426 additional deaths) recorded.

Therefore, the country will extend the restrictions imposed to contain the epidemic until early January, including closing bars and restaurants and limiting the number of participants in private gatherings.

Greece, for its part, will impose a new closure at least until December 7th.

In Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, streets were empty and the curtains of shops closed, with the entry into force of an evening curfew and during the weekend for a period of 14 days, which took effect in all governorates of this Palestinian region to contain the spread of the virus.

Only bakeries and pharmacies are allowed to remain open.

Friday prayers were canceled, while mosques were closed and worshipers were invited to stay in their homes through the mosques' loudspeakers, as a journalist for the Agence France-Presse reported.

Meanwhile, Berlin called on its residents not to travel abroad during the Christmas holidays, especially for skiing.

The request from the European Union intends to prevent until January 10 from heading to winter sports resorts, which may be the epicenter of the outbreak.

Neighboring Austria, however, intends to open its resorts.

In France, winter resorts may open during the holidays, but the motorized lifts on the ski platforms will remain idle.

The situation in France is slightly improving, and if the situation continues as such, the closure may be lifted on December 15, and it will be replaced by a national curfew, with the exception of New Year's and Christmas nights.

Small shops may open today, and travel will be permitted within a 20-kilometer range for three hours, but bars, restaurants and gyms will remain closed until at least January 20.

After four weeks of closure, England has also reopened unnecessary stores and launched a large-scale checks process since early December, but a large number of the population will remain subject to harsh restrictions.

Russia, for its part, recorded a record daily number of injuries and deaths, and South Korea also recorded the largest number of daily injuries since March.

London requests evaluation of the AstraZeneca vaccine in preparation for its launch

Yesterday, the British government announced that it had requested its Medicines Regulatory Authority to evaluate the emerging corona virus vaccine, which is being developed by the British AstraZeneca Laboratory and the University of Oxford, in preparation for putting it on the market.

"We have formally requested the Medicines Regulatory Authority to evaluate the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine and determine whether it meets stringent safety standards," Health Minister Matt Hancock said in a statement.

He added that if approved, this would be "an important step towards launching a vaccine as soon as possible."

The United Kingdom, which is the country most affected by the pandemic in Europe, with more than 57,000 deaths from the virus, is also “the first country in the world to sign a contract with AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, guaranteeing it access to 100 million doses,” according to the Ministry of Health.

If the vaccine is approved, four million doses will be delivered to the UK before the end of the year, followed by another 40 million doses before the end of March 2021.

London - AFP

The Russian "Defense" announces the launch of a comprehensive vaccination campaign for members of the army

Yesterday, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced the start of a comprehensive vaccination campaign for members of the Russian army, which is scheduled to include more than 400,000 soldiers, according to the news website of the "RT Al Arabiya" channel.

The Minister of Defense said, in a meeting of the Military Administration, that 80,000 soldiers will be vaccinated before the end of this year.

Shoigu added that, "According to the instructions of the President (Vladimir Putin), employees of the armed forces have begun to be vaccinated against infection with the Coronavirus, and more than 400,000 soldiers are scheduled to be vaccinated."

About 40,000 volunteers are undergoing clinical trials for the Russian vaccine.

The Russian Interfax news agency reported that Russian Defense Minister Shoigu was vaccinated with this vaccine last September.

Moscow - D.P.A.


whole world is eagerly awaiting the start of distribution of the anti-virus vaccine in late December and early January.

The situation in France improves slightly, and if the situation continues as such, the closure may be lifted 

on December 15th.

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