AFP, Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 03:08
New Activities, New Reports, and Highlights: An update on the latest developments in the Govt-19 epidemic worldwide.
– France: Mobilization against the vaccine pass –
“Anti-Djokovic”, “Freedom”, “Do not vaccinate”: The mobilization in France against the health pass, which will become a vaccine pass, plummeted on Saturday – 54,000 participants, according to the Interior Ministry, against the previous Saturday’s 105,200 – due to a lack of anti-Govt. Came.
In Paris, during a rally organized by Les Patriotes, a group of AFP video journalists received death threats and assaults, and one of their bodyguards was shot in the head.
The team was targeted by at least fifty people identified by journalists as far-right.
– Kovacs offers “one billion” doses –
Sath Berkeley, managing director of the Gavi, Vaccine Alliance, was delighted when Covax, an international mechanism aimed at promoting access to vaccines against COV-19 in poor countries, reached a milestone by distributing “first billion” doses on Saturday.
The alliance formed Covax in 2020 in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Cepi.
– Omigron case found in Beijing –
Omigron’s case was discovered in Beijing, officials announced Saturday in the Chinese capital, where the Winter Olympics will open on February 4 because the country is battling multiple outbreaks of the highly contagious variant of the corona virus.
The announcement comes after Zhuhai, a coastal city of 2.4 million people in the southeastern part of the country, imposed travel restrictions following the detection of seven pollutants by the Omigron variant near Macau.
Millions of Chinese have been ordered to stay home in recent weeks, with dozens of domestic flights canceled and entire factories shut down as authorities try to prevent an explosion ahead of the Olympics.
– Boris Johnson: “Friday Aperitifs” on Downing Street –
Pots were organized every Friday on Downing Street during his imprisonment, The Mirror newspaper reported Saturday, extending the list of charges against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, including within his party.
The curator was accused of attending several ceremonies during his imprisonment amid a health crisis. Opposition to him, including from the Conservative Party, has grown.
– Djokovic will be sure of his fate –
The final legal battle between world tennis number one Novak Djokovic and the Australian government began on Sunday, with the Serbian, who has not been vaccinated for Covit-19, seeking to expel him from the country, citing “health problems”. Federal Court of Australia in Melbourne.
The three judges of the court heard the arguments of the tennis player and the government representatives from 9:30 am local time (23:30 GMT Saturday).
He was allowed to leave the detention center where he was being held on Saturday, and Djokovic continued his investigation online from his lawyers’ offices.
– More than 5.5 million died –
The epidemic has killed at least 5,519,380 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources on Friday afternoon.
In absolute terms, the United States is the saddest country with 849,991 deaths, followed by Brazil (620,971), India (485,350) and Russia (319,911).
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more and more deaths are directly and indirectly linked to Govt-19, and the number of cases may be two to three times higher than officially recorded.
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