• Fauci: Omicron "rages in the world", travel increases the risks

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    The world is locked up against Omicron: from the UK plan C to the lockdown in the Netherlands


20 December 2021 The new Coronavirus infections recorded in


in the last 24 hours were 16,086. A week ago there were 21,743.

The weekly incidence rises slightly, with 316 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants compared to 315.4 yesterday and 389.2 a week ago. The deaths attributed to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours were 119 against 116 a week ago. The total number of cases of Coronavirus infection since the beginning of the pandemic has exceeded 6.8 million in Germany.

This was announced by the Robert Koch Institut, specifying that to date there have been 6,809,622 confirmed infections and 108,352 deaths in the country. Currently, there are 899,900 active cases in the country. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach yesterday ruled out the possibility of a lockdown during the Christmas period despite the spread of the Omicron variant. "No, we will not have a confinement like in the Netherlands before Christmas, but we have to prepare for a fifth wave," he told the Ard.

United Kingdom: 12 Omicron dead, 104 hospitalized

In the UK, the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus has killed 12 people so far. The vice premier and minister of justice, Dominic Raab, made it known in an interview with Times Radio. Rabb added that 104 variant-positive patients are currently hospitalized. "We still do not know how serious (this variant, ed) will be, but we do know that those who receive the third dose have more than 70% protection and for this reason the strategy we have adopted is to encourage people to do the recall is the right one ".

Russia: 27,000 new cases and 1,019 deaths

In Russia, 27,022 new cases of Covid-19 and 1,019 deaths caused by the disease were recorded over the last day: this was reported by the national anticoronavirus operations center, taken over by Tass. According to the Russian state news agency, the number of new cases in one day is the lowest recorded in the country since 6 October. According to data from the coronavirus center, 10,241,812 cases of Covid-19 have been detected in Russia since the beginning of the epidemic and 298,222 people have died from the disease. But the BBC reports that more than 537,000 people died in the country between April 2020 and October 2021 after the disease was confirmed or suspected, according to Russian state statistics agency Rosstat. About 146 million people live in Russia.

Japan: 117 cases and no deaths

The most recent official bulletin of the Japanese Ministry of Health, updated yesterday, reported 177 new cases of coronavirus across the country and no deaths, while the number of hospitalized patients in serious condition stands at 27 In Tokyo, the metropolitan government of the capital confirmed 33 new infections, the same number as the previous day.

Austria: from today you can only enter with booster or "2G +"

In Austria after three weeks of lockdown, which ended on December 13th, infections have dropped significantly: on November 25th the maximum peak was 15,365 positivity, yesterday the figure was 2,242 .

From today, entry into the country is allowed only to people who have received the third dose of the anti Covid-19 vaccine, the so-called "booster", or to those who fall under the "2-G Plus" rule, that is, to be vaccinated or cured in the last six months with the addition of a negative molecular buffer (Pcr). The new measures taken by the Vienna government are aimed at containing the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

People who do not present the certificate of a molecular swab upon entering the country will be immediately quarantined.

The measure will be stopped only when a negative molecular buffer is obtained.

The measures will not affect pregnant women and people who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons obviously after demonstrating a certificate.

Commuters will have to comply with the "3-G" rule, ie vaccinated, cured or tested.

In China 102 new cases

China has recorded another 102 cases of Covid in the last 24 hours, 37 of which are "local".

The health authorities report it.