According to the “World Meter” website, which specializes in monitoring statistics related to the coronavirus around the world; The number of injuries reached 111 million and 658 thousand and 765 injuries, as of 10:30 Mecca time (7:30 GMT).
At a time when the number of people recovered reached 86 million and 826 thousand and 726, the number of dead reached 2 million 472 thousand and 455.
HIV infections have been recorded in more than 210 countries and regions since the first cases were discovered in China in December 2019.
The United States of America remains the highest in the number of injuries, at 28 million 706 thousand and 473 injured, while the number of deaths reached 509 thousand and 875 deaths.
India is still ranked second in the world in terms of the number of injuries with 10 million and 991 thousand and 651 injuries, and it recorded 156 thousand and 339 deaths, thus ranking third in the number of deaths.
India is ahead of the number of deaths Brazil, which ranks second in the world after the United States, with 246 thousand and 6 deaths, while it recorded 10 million and 139 thousand and 148 cases of the emerging virus.
Vaccinations and pledges
At a time when the virus continues to spread, 107 countries and regions in the world have provided their inhabitants with more than 200 million doses of anti-corona virus vaccines, according to a toll prepared by the French Press Agency yesterday, Saturday, according to official sources.
This comes at a time when the Group of Seven pledged to promote sharing of vaccines with poor countries.
More than 24 hours ago, 201 million and 42 thousand and 149 doses of vaccines were given around the world, but this number is less than the reality, because two large countries (China and Russia) have not sent new data for about 10 days, according to the same agency.
Forty-five percent of vaccinations are done in the wealthy Group of Seven countries, which pledged Friday to share the doses more equitably with the poorest countries. The population of the Group of Seven industrialized nations represents only 10% of the world’s population.
The seven countries (the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Japan) pledged two days ago to better distribute the doses with poor countries.
And it announced the doubling of its collective support for vaccination against “Covid-19”, to reach 7.5 billion dollars, especially through the “Kovacs” mechanism launched by the World Health Organization.
To date, 92% of the doses have been administered in “high” or “medium to high” (according to the World Bank’s classification), which have more than half of the world’s population (53%).
Plan and moves
For his part, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that all adults in Britain will be vaccinated with a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of next July.
Johnson will set a roadmap to ease the third general isolation in England on Monday, after achieving the government’s goal of vaccinating 15 million high-risk Britons by the middle of this month.
The British government said that it now aims to give a first dose to everyone over the age of 50 by April 15, after it had previously indicated its desire to vaccinate them with the vaccine by next May.
It is noteworthy that after Britain ranked fifth in terms of the number of deaths officially in the world, Johnson’s government moved faster than the West to secure vaccine supplies, which gave it a head start.
Open and loosen
For its part, Israel reopened large sectors of its economy today, Sunday, which it described as the beginning of a return to normal life, in a step enabled by the vaccination campaign against Covid-19, which reached nearly half of the population.
Although the shops were open to everyone, access to places of entertainment such as gyms and theaters was restricted to those who had received the vaccination, or those who had recovered from the disease with presumed immunity.
The easing of restrictions on Sunday came exactly a year after the first documented case of the Coronavirus in Israel, and is part of a government plan to open the economy more broadly next month, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is about to be reelected.
Iraq and Kuwait
In the Arab world, the Iraqi Ministry of Health announced the high rates of severe infection with the Coronavirus among the children and youth groups, noting that it is an indication of the spread of the new strain of the epidemic in the country.
The Ministry warned of a rapid increase in the number of infections that the country may witness in the coming days, which exposes health institutions to the risk of losing control of the epidemic.
The Ministry stressed the need to implement preventive measures, calling on all ministries and governmental and private institutions to suspend all activities with human gatherings.
It also demanded the Shiite and Sunni endowments and those in charge of all religious shrines and shrines to stop religious activities with human gatherings.
In neighboring Kuwait, the authorities announced yesterday, Saturday, the extension of the decision to prevent entry of non-citizen travelers until further notice, as part of measures to combat the spread of the Corona virus.
The Civil Aviation Administration said that, based on the instructions of the health authorities, it was decided to extend the work of the decision to prevent entry of non-Kuwaiti passengers until further notice.
On February 4, the Kuwaiti Cabinet decided to prevent non-citizens from entering the country for a period of two weeks, starting from the seventh of the same month.
The decision of the Council came in light of the health situation, which is witnessing a remarkable increase in Coronavirus infections in the country.
In Tunisia, local media quoted the Director-General of Public Health Faisal Bensalah confirming that his country had discovered a local strain of the virus.
Faisal Bensalah said that it is “a strain specific to Tunisia, but it carries some particles that have been discovered in the modified strain in Britain and South Africa,” according to what was reported by Radio “Mosaique”.
However, the same speaker sent reassuring messages, to the effect that the new versions of viruses resulting from their transformation often have no effect on the rate of their spread, and do not necessarily exacerbate the epidemic resulting from them.