Here are the latest developments in coronavirus around the world

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Published: 2021-10-22 18:24

Last Updated: 2021-12-05 16:19


Here are the latest developments in coronavirus around the world
Here are the latest developments in coronavirus around 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 facts:

- Record death toll in Ukraine -

Friday, Ukraine recorded a new record in the number of COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row, as it reached 614 deaths in addition to 23,785 cases in the last 24 hours.

Kiev plans to impose severe restrictions.

-Amnesty International calls on Italy to investigate its management of the Covid-19 crisis -

Amnesty International said Friday that Italy must urgently launch a public inquiry into its response to the pandemic, as lawmakers in Rome hesitate on the issue.

The organization issued a report saying that workers in Italian hospitals and care homes who raised concerns about their working conditions during the pandemic were silenced or punished.

- Kremlin blames people for failed vaccination campaign -

The Kremlin acknowledged the failure of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Russia compared to the vaccination campaigns in Europe, but accused the Russian population of failure.

- Melbourne celebrates end of full lockdown -

Melbourne residents have taken advantage of the city's reopening following the world's longest series of general closures to go to bars, restaurants and hairdressers.

"You can feel positive and proud of what has been done," said Victoria Premier Dan Andrews.

"I try not to sound like an affected father, but I am really proud of this state."

Melbourne's five million residents have been forced from the start of the pandemic to stay indoors for a total of more than 260 days.

- Large-scale tests in China -

Beijing plans to conduct COVID-19 tests on tens of thousands of people after four infections were recorded in a suburb of its neighborhood, while China canceled hundreds of flights Thursday, closed schools and ramped up virus testing in some areas after the discovery of Covid infections linked to a group of tourists.

- Germany warns of increased cases -

The German Ministry of Health has warned of an increase in the number of Covid-19 infections and that the situation will worsen with the approach of winter.

- New Zealand aims to vaccinate 90 percent of its population -

New Zealand has set a target to vaccinate up to 90% of its population before the lockdown is lifted, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has unveiled a plan to open up despite the outbreak of the Delta mutant. 

- Priority for health workers -

The World Health Organization called on all countries to ensure that all health workers and groups most at risk of infection receive the vaccine, noting that between 80,000 and 180,000 health workers died of the virus between January 2020 and May of this year.

- Thailand cancels quarantine for arrivals from more than 40 countries -

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that vaccinated travelers from more than forty countries will be allowed to enter the kingdom without being forced into quarantine from November.

- More than 4.9 million deaths worldwide -

The Coronavirus has killed at least 4,926,579 people in the world since the World Health Organization office in China reported the outbreak at the end of December 2019, according to a census conducted by Agence France-Presse.

The United States is the most affected country in terms of deaths (733,218), followed by Brazil with 604,679 deaths, India with 453,042 deaths, Mexico with 285,669 deaths, and Russia with 228,453 deaths.

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