Corona .. a holiday in Russia to face a new epidemic wave, and Britain is preparing for the worst | Politics news

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The Russian President said that the rate of vaccination against the Corona virus in the country is still low, and this is the reason for the rapid spread of the epidemic, in light of the widespread reluctance to receive the vaccine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to impose a general closure in workplaces for a week at the beginning of next November, to combat a record increase in deaths and infections with the emerging coronavirus, while British Health Minister Sajid Javid warned that HIV infections may rise to 100,000 per day. .

The Russian President said in a meeting with members of the government that the period of giving paid leave, which begins on October 30 and extends until the seventh of next month, may start earlier than that or be extended in certain regions.

And authorities across the country have taken steps to combat the outbreak of the virus, which reflects the urgent need for this in light of the widespread popular reluctance to receive the Russian-made “Sputnik V” vaccine.

President Putin stated that the rate of vaccination in the country is still low, and this is the reason for the rapid spread of the epidemic. Putin urged citizens to be more active in taking the vaccine, stressing that the talk is about their safety.

On Tuesday, the Moscow municipality imposed a four-month ban on leaving the home for those over the age of 60 who had not received the coronavirus vaccine.

Russia recorded 1,028 deaths related to the Corona virus in the past 24 hours, and 34 thousand and 73 new infections, and the total number of virus infections in the country reached more than 8 million and 94 thousand, and deaths were 226 thousand and 353, according to the “Worldmetric” website.

Britain’s situation

In Britain, the Minister of Health said yesterday that the number of infections with the “Covid-19” virus may rise to 100,000 cases per day, adding that the government will not resort to implementing what is known as the so-called Plan B regarding emergency measures at the present time. The alternative plan states that if the health crisis related to the Corona pandemic worsens, some restrictions that have been lifted, such as wearing masks or working remotely, must be reinstated.

UK Health Secretary Holds Press Conference To Give Updates On The Coronavirus PandemicBritish Health Minister: The government will do everything necessary to avoid ending health institutions (Getty Images)

Minister Javid added in a press conference that the government will do everything necessary to avoid overburdening health institutions, stressing that the pandemic is not over yet.

Matthew Taylor, head of the NHS association, which includes public health organizations, told Sky News that the government called on the government to re-impose new restrictions in the face of the rising number of infections with the Corona virus, which could potentially lead to severe coronavirus infections. Hospitals are flooding as winter approaches, a period when these institutions are often under stress.

“We are in a situation where things are likely to deteriorate in two or three weeks. So we must act immediately,” Taylor said.

mutated sub

On the other hand, yesterday, Wednesday, the Israeli Ministry of Health detected the first infection with a new sub-mutant of the Corona virus, called “AY4 Point To” (AY4.2), which is a branch of the highly contagious delta mutant, which first appeared in India, and exacerbated the outbreak of the epidemic. In the world at the end of spring and the beginning of last summer.

The Israeli Ministry of Health said that the sub-mutator was detected in an 11-year-old boy during his arrival from Europe to Tel Aviv airport, and he was quarantined.

The Director of the Genetics Institute at the University of California, Francois Ballou, believes that this new mutant is still rare, and it does not seem to pose risks similar to those posed by the previous mutant of Corona.

The Kuwaiti Prime Minister announced a cautious return to normal life in the country, adding that the precautionary decisions regarding the Corona virus had been canceled for the vaccinated.

On the other hand, Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah announced yesterday a cautious return to normal life in the country, adding that the precautionary decisions related to the Corona virus have been canceled for the vaccinated. Health Minister Basil Al-Sabah added in a press conference that precautionary measures are continuing for those who are not vaccinated, and the government spokesman said that the Cabinet had agreed to allow conferences, weddings and social events.

The same spokesman added that Kuwait Airport will return to work at its full capacity, starting next Sunday.

The new decisions come after the rate of vaccination against Corona in Kuwait exceeded 80%, while infections with the disease declined, as the country recorded only 32 injuries, the day before yesterday, Tuesday.

It is noteworthy that nearly 242 million people in the world have so far been infected with the Corona virus, while the total number of deaths resulting from the virus has reached more than 5 million and 124 thousand, and the first cases of the disease were recorded in China in December 2019.

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