Follow the latest developments in the spread of COVID-19 in the world


Here are the latest developments related to the spread of the Corona virus in the world in light of the latest numbers, new measures and notable events this Wednesday:

The member states of the Union agreed European to lift restrictions on travelers coming from eight countries and regions, including the United States, even if they have not received a vaccine against the Corona virus.

The list of countries exempted from the travel ban has been expanded to include Albania, North Macedonia, Serbia, Lebanon, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong, besides the United States. The list mainly includes Japan, Australia, Israel, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. Last month, the European Union allowed entry to immune travelers from third countries.

Taj Mahal opens its doors

Resite The Taj MahalIndia’s most prominent tourist attraction, opened its doors on Wednesday, after the number of new cases of Covid-19 decreased after two months of closure due to a deadly viral wave in the country.

The landmark closed in March 2020 when India imposed one of the strictest lockdown measures at the start of the pandemic, and reopened in September to a limited number of visitors.

Ursula von der Leyen in Portugal

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrived Wednesday in Lisbon and then headed to Madrid to give the green light from Brussels for the first national economic recovery plans funded by an unprecedented joint borrowing line in order to mitigate the damages of the economic pandemic.

The 750 billion euro economic stimulus plan had been the subject of tough discussions among member states until its approval in July 2020.

Infections rise in Moscow

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin ordered Wednesday to make vaccination mandatory for residents of the capital working in the service sector, citing a “dangerous” rise in the number of infections.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has admitted that his country is facing a “tense food situation,” state media reported Wednesday. The regime insists that the epidemic has not reached its territory, which is disputed by many experts.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs recently considered it “highly likely” that the epidemic has “exacerbated” the humanitarian situation in North Korea, where 10.6 million people live in destitution.

Giving up masks

French Prime Minister Jean Castix announced on Wednesday that wearing masks outside will not be mandatory as of Thursday, except in certain circumstances such as gatherings, crowded places or sports stadiums.

He also announced the lifting of the curfew set at eleven in the evening, starting next Sunday. The Prime Minister made it clear after the defense and ministers councils that this decision was taken because mode “He is improving at a faster rate than we had hoped.”

In Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez pledged Wednesday that the outdoor wearing of the muzzle, which has been very strict since the end of the first wave of the epidemic, will be abolished “soon”.

Attending the Olympics

Japan will allow up to ten thousand fans to attend events, including sports, confirmed Wednesday, the minister in charge of Corona, Yasutoshi Nishimura.

The measure, which the authorities intend to put into effect this week, will be a standard for the organizing committee for the Olympics Tokyo scheduled from July 23 to August 8 on the number of local fans if they are allowed to attend the games after foreign fans are banned.

The Corona virus has killed 3,824,885 people in the world since the end of December 2019, according to a census conducted by Agence France-Presse based on official sources on Wednesday at 10 GMT.

والولايات United It is the most affected country in terms of deaths (600,285), followed by Brazil (490,696) andIndia (379,573), Mexico (230,428), and Peru (189,261).

The numbers are based on daily reports issued by each country’s health authorities and exclude subsequent reviews by statistical agencies that indicate much higher death numbers.

It is an organization the health Globally, the outcome of the epidemic may be two or three times greater than the officially announced outcome.


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