August 5, 2021

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New Zealand stops its “travel bubble” with Australia

The SARS-CoV-2 epidemic has killed more than three million people worldwide since the World Health Organization (WHO) office in China announced the outbreak of COV-19 at the end of December 2019.

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As vaccination campaigns begin to bear fruit in many countries, phases are gradually being lifted and others are facing an upsurge in pollution.

  • New Zealand stopped its “bubble” with Australia

New Zealand were suspended on Friday “Travel bubble” opens with Australia, Wellington said. A reasonable decision By the resurgence of the epidemic in its neighbors : The action will be practical “A new opinion is pending from the government”.

The decision comes after authorities in Western Australia announced the imposition of three-day health restrictions in the Perth and Peel regions at midnight on Friday.

These new restrictions have been decided “Following a favorable case for a person who is isolated in a hotel and active in the community”, Western Australian officials described on their website.

Australia and New Zealand, whose international borders have been closed since March 2020, opened this “travel bubble” on Monday, which is expected to allow their people on both sides of the Tasman Sea to move without compulsion or hotel isolation.

  • Ten public holidays in Russia in May

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Friday, April 23 that there would be a ten-day public holiday in early May – the period between the two bridges of 1There is May 3 to 8 to 10 – To fight the epidemic.

According to Anna Popova, director of the Rospotrebnatser Health Institute, the epidemic in the country has been declining, but the recession has been markedly lower in recent weeks. He argues that turning the first ten days of May into a holiday will limit travel and reduce the circulation of the virus accordingly.

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The capital, Moscow, has recently reported 2,000 new cases of Covit-19, with Russia reporting between 8,000 and 9,000 per day in April, bringing the total number of patients reported in the country to 4, 7 million. Infection. Mortality figures vary sharply depending on the source: the government approved more than 107,500 deaths on Friday, when statistics firm Rosstad registered at least 224,000 at the end of February.

  • Concentration of intensive care in Belgium

The Belgian Ministry of Health on Friday warned of the concentration of intensive care units in hospitals across the kingdom, Pressure is growing to ease anti-Govt-19 controls.

During a two-week conference of officials on the health crisis, ministry official Marcel van der Avera spoke about the mobilization of caregivers. 130% For a month, and maybe “Even two or three weeks” Again The third wave of infection lasts longer than the first two. “They keep the computer going, but everyone needs to do it.”, He insisted.

There are about 2,000 intensive care beds in Belgium, 900 of which are currently occupied by Govt-19 patients (a number that does not change every two weeks). Reception efficiency is therefore significantly reduced, especially when patients require permanent monitoring. Mr. It was Friday, according to Van der Avera “Eighty-two beds available” In these units, it threatens the speed of care of a large burned person or victim of a road accident.

Germany, requested by Belgium, has expressed a desire to take Belgian patients to its hospitals. These types of transfers already took place in November.

  • Singapore isolating more than 1,000 migrant workers

Singapore has isolated about 1,200 migrant workers since the discovery of positive Govt-19 cases, among men believed to have recovered from a previous outbreak.

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City-State employs millions of foreign workers who work in construction or other low-wage sectors. Many of them are immigrants from South Asia, most of whom are staying in shelters.

At Westlight Woodlands Shelter, the first case was found against a worker who had already received two doses of the vaccine against Covit-19. Further trials found seventeen positive cases in addition to those already affected and recovered. Singapore health officials now want to test whether workers have been infected again or whether they were positive after the first infection.

Singapore, with a population of 5.7 million, has not yet been saved from the epidemic, with more than 60,000 cases reported and about 30 deaths.

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Le Mont with AFP and Reuters