Many countries around the world recorded large infections with the Corona virus, which prompted them to take measures to contain this rapid outbreak.

On the other hand, European capitals witnessed protests rejecting the measures taken in this regard.

And while the health authorities in Morocco have authorized the use of an antiviral drug to mitigate the risks of infection with Corona, China is working to examine millions of its residents to limit the spread of the virus.

The health authorities in China completed DNA sampling from the 12.6 million residents of Zhengzhou City, in just 6 hours.

This step comes with the aim of a rapid response against the spread of the epidemic, after recording infections in the cities of the region, and in order to avoid what happened in other cities, which the Chinese authorities described at the time as inaction in dealing with the spread of the virus.

In Japan, the Ministry of Health recorded more than 8,000 new infections with the Corona virus, during the past 24 hours, which is the highest number recorded in 4 months.

The ministry added that the number of new infections increased 15 times more than the daily injuries recorded a week ago.

The Prime Minister decided to impose a health emergency in 3 governorates that witnessed a record rise in the number of injuries.

Record numbers

Meanwhile, data from the Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases showed - today, Saturday - that the number of confirmed infections with the Corona virus in Germany increased to about 7.5 million, after more than 55 thousand new infections were recorded.

The data indicated that the total number of deaths rose to 113,900, after 268 new deaths were recorded.

In Australia, Treasury Secretary Josh Frydenberg said that he had contracted Covid-19, joining

a group of senior government officials who were infected with the Corona virus, while the number of daily infections exceeded 100,000 for the first time with the spread of the mutant Omicron.

In India, which recorded record numbers of HIV infections last year, the country's Ministry of Health announced - today, Saturday - that the total number of Covid-19 infections has risen to more than 35 million, after recording the highest number of infections since the end of last May, and it reached about 142 thousand.

Indian authorities imposed a curfew at the weekend to curb the outbreak of the Corona virus (Anatolia)

The ministry said that the number of deaths resulting from infection with the disease rose to more than 483,000, after recording 285 new deaths.


In France, those who reject the mandatory vaccination continued to demonstrate their rejection of a bill whose first clause aims to convert a health passport into a vaccination passport.

The demonstrators consider the bill, a threat to the basic freedoms of the French, and question the feasibility of vaccination to eliminate the pandemic.

In the Austrian capital, Vienna, a similar demonstration took place, rejecting the restrictions imposed by the authorities to confront the outbreak of Corona, and the mandatory vaccination.

Protesters refuse to be vaccinated with the Corona vaccine in Melbourne, Australia (Getty Images)

The German state of Saxony also witnessed demonstrations rejecting the restrictions imposed by the authorities to confront the outbreak of the Corona virus.

In Lebanon, hundreds of workers participated - today, Saturday - in a protest sit-in in the center of the capital, Beirut, in rejection of the mandatory decision to vaccinate against the Corona virus.

Fourth dose

Experts in Britain said that the fourth dose of the Corona vaccine is not necessary, as the booster dose continues to provide high protection against severe symptoms caused by the Omicron mutant among the elderly.

And the British Ministry of Defense had deployed members of the army to support hospitals that are suffering from a shortage of staff, due to the great pressures caused by high infections with the virus.

The government said that 200 members of the armed forces have been made available to support the National Health Service, and to provide vaccination and testing services in London, over the next three weeks.

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In the Arab region, the Directorate of Medicines and Pharmacy of the Moroccan Ministry of Health announced that the Kingdom has licensed the use of the antiviral drug “Molnupiravir”, which reduces by 30% the health risks of people infected with the Corona virus.

And data from the Moroccan Ministry of Health indicated that more than 70% of the cases of coronavirus infection recorded in Morocco were with the “Omicron” mutator recently.

In Mauritania, the authorities decided to ban all gatherings, as part of a series of precautionary measures that they imposed after the increase in cases of Corona virus.

According to the authorities, yesterday, more than 1,200 injuries were recorded throughout the country.

The authorities stressed adherence to procedures in open spaces, such as markets and public transport stations.

As for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it recorded today, Saturday, 3,068 new infections with the emerging corona virus during the past 24 hours.

In the Emirates, the Ministry of Health recorded 2,655 new injuries, while in Bahrain, the Ministry of Health announced the registration of 1,515 new injuries.

In Palestine, Minister of Health Mai Al-Kaila said - today, Saturday - that 5 deaths, 156 new infections with the Corona virus, and 235 cases of recovery were recorded during the last 24 hours.

In Iraq, the Ministry of Health recorded 316 new injuries, and two deaths.