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India's official daily death toll passes four thousand


India has reported a record number of corona

deaths

in the past 24 hours on Saturday.

For the first time, there were more than 4,000. 



In total, 4,187 deaths from Covid-19 were recorded in India in the past 24 hours.

This brings the total death toll in India to 238,270, the third highest in the world. 



The number of diagnosed corona infections in India increased by 401,078 cases between Friday and Saturday, a slight decrease from the day before.

The total number of infections in the country with about 1.37 billion inhabitants comes to around 21.9 million.



According to experts, the official figures are a big underestimate of the real toll of the pandemic on the huge country.

The healthcare system is overloaded in many places in India.

In addition to a shortage of beds, there are serious shortages of medical supplies, such as oxygen. 



The Indian vaccination campaign has been hampered by a lack of vaccines.

Some 26 million Indians have been fully vaccinated and about 124 million have had a first dose.

India has 1.4 billion inhabitants. 


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Belgium starts to relax on Saturday: end of curfew and terraces open.


The Belgian terraces may open again on Saturday after more than six months.

The curfew at the southern neighbors is also coming to an end.

The easing was announced by the Belgian government two weeks ago, because according to the authorities, the corona virus now appears to be on the wane and easing is therefore justified.

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yesterday at 11:24 PM

Head of British vaccine operation: UK


corona-free

in August

The corona virus that causes the disease COVID-19 will no longer be circulating in the United Kingdom in August. That is what the outgoing boss of the British vaccine operation, Clive Dix, said in the

Daily Telegraph on

Friday

.



The Briton is convinced that so-called 'vaccine boosters' will not be necessary until the beginning of 2022. London is currently still investigating the COVID-19 vaccine is the most suitable for this.



Dix expects everyone in the UK to have at least one shot by the end of July. "By then we will probably have protected everyone against the known coronavirus variants."



More than 51 million injections have already been taken in the United Kingdom.

The British are in second place in the ranking of the fastest vaccinating countries.

Half of the population has now received a first dose.

yesterday at 9:03 PM

According to Von der Leyen, countries must share vaccines Sharing


the available COVID-19 vaccines, exporting produced vaccines and raw materials and investing in production capacity are the most important elements, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, to vaccinate and protect the world population against the corona virus. 



Von der Leyen said this in Porto, Portugal, shortly before the start of a summit of the European Union. She calls on the United States and other countries where vaccines are produced to export supplies to countries where there is a shortage, rather than just releasing patents. 



EU leaders are discussing the issue of the patents at a working dinner as the United States unexpectedly expressed support for a proposal by India and South Africa to release the corona patents earlier this week.



According to von der Leyen, the EU has already exported more than 200 million doses to 90 countries.

yesterday at 9:03 PM

Again many corona-related deaths in India


The corona crisis in India does not seem to be over for the time being.

On Friday, 401,229 new infections were registered, the authorities have said.

In addition, 4,191 deaths have been recorded, 276 more than on Thursday.

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De Jonge wants advice from RIVM on earlier vaccination of pregnant women.


Outgoing Minister of Health Hugo de Jonge wants to know whether it is wise to give pregnant women priority when vaccinating against COVID-19.

He asked the RIVM to find out whether pregnant women are more at risk of a serious course of a corona infection. 



If that is the case, De Jonge wants to know whether this is reason to give pregnant women priority when vaccinating.

The department is waiting for the RIVM's advice, a spokesperson for the ministry reported Friday.

It is not clear when that will come.



In the Netherlands recently 

advised

 to vaccinate all pregnant women with Moderna and Pfizer.

At first only women with fragile health were given this advice.

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