AFP, Released on Tuesday 01 February 2022 at 02h37
New Activities, New Reports, and Highlights: An update on the latest developments in the Govt-19 epidemic worldwide.
– Omicron’s highly contagious “sub variant” –
Omigran’s “variant”, BA.2, is more contagious than the original BA.1, according to a study released Monday in Denmark, which now dominates.
“If someone in your household is infected with BA.2, the study shows that the risk of another family member being infected in the first week is 39%. Conversely, if the person has BA.1. , The risk is 29%, “the Danish Infectious Diseases Control Commission (SSI) said in a statement.
– Partygate: Boris Johnson “Sorry” –
Boris Johnson apologized to MPs on Monday and promised to learn from the mistakes he made after being summoned to order a report on parties organized in Downing Street during his imprisonment, which shocked the opinion.
“I’m sorry for the things we did not do right, and for the way this issue was handled,” the British prime minister said in an attempt to defend his position in the face of corruption.
– Justin Trudeau Positive Test –
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that he had tested positive for Covit-19, but there were no serious signs.
“I feel good and will work remotely this week to comply with public health instructions,” the Canadian government head tweeted, adding that he had recently received his third vaccine.
– Moderna fully recognized in the United States –
Moderna’s Govt-19 vaccine, previously only approved for emergency use in the United States, is now fully licensed in the country for those over 18, officials said Monday.
– Paris-2024 boss loses JO –
Tony Estanguet, chairman of the Olympic Games-2024 organizing committee, told the AFP on Monday that Paris-2024 will not go to Beijing for the 2022 Olympics, positive for the Covit-19.
– Peru: Pollution decreases, deaths increase –
The number of Govt-19 cases in Peru has begun to decline, but the health ministry warned on Monday that deaths continue to rise fourfold in January.
According to official figures, the number of new cases per week averaged 39,021 per day, compared to 48,575 in the previous week. On the other hand, deaths have risen from 41 in the first week of January to 169 in the last week, and the trend is upwards.
Peru, with the highest Govt-19 mortality rate in the world, has so far recorded more than 205,500 deaths per 33 million population.
– More than 5.66 million people died –
The epidemic has officially killed more than 5.66 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report founded by AFP at 11:00 GMT on Monday.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the number of deaths, directly and indirectly linked to Govt-19, may be two to three times higher than officially established.