Here are the latest developments in coronavirus around the world


Published: 2022-01-08 19:53

Last Updated: 2022-08-10 06:02

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 coronavirus in the world in light of the latest numbers, measures and new facts:

- Two million daily cases worldwide -

More than two million cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the world daily in the first week of 2022, between January 1-7, a number that doubled within ten days, according to the AFP census.

The number of new infections has increased by 270 percent since the detection of the mutant Omicron in Botswana and South Africa at the end of November 2021.

Europe recorded the largest number of new infections, with a total of 7,211,290 cases, within seven days, an increase of 47 percent compared to the previous week.

- Belgian Prime Minister does not want to "disturb" the lives of non-vaccinated -

Belgian Prime Minister Alexandre de Croo said he wanted to "restrict the virus, not the people," expressing his disagreement with French President Emmanuel Macron's controversial statements Tuesday about the unvaccinated, in which he said he wanted to "disturb" their lives.

- Djokovic asks to be allowed to train -

Novak Djokovic, who was denied entry to Australia on health grounds and is believed to be exempt from vaccinations after contracting Covid in December, requested Saturday that he be allowed to leave a detention center in Melbourne for training.

A federal court is scheduled to hear the request of the world's number one tennis player on Monday, about a week before the Australian Open.

Czech player Renata Vorakova left Australia on Saturday after canceling her visa for health reasons.

- Cases in Burkina Faso ahead of the African Nations Cup -

At least "four to five players" were infected in the ranks of the Burkina Faso national team, in addition to the national coach, which is likely to miss the opening match of the African Nations Cup against hosts Cameroon on Sunday in the capital Yaounde.

- Iranian writer Apten dies in prison with Covid -

Iranian writer and filmmaker Bektas Abten, who criticizes the Tehran regime, died in prison after contracting Covid-19, as announced Saturday by several human rights organizations.

- More than 5.4 million deaths -

The Covid epidemic has killed more than 5,478,486 people worldwide, according to an AFP count on Saturday until 11:00 GMT. The United States is the most affected country, with 836,603 deaths, followed by Brazil (619,822), India (483,463) and Russia (315,400).

On Saturday, Britain crossed the threshold of 150,000 deaths from the virus since its appearance, while Mexico crossed the threshold of 300,000 deaths due to Covid, on Friday.

The World Health Organization estimates that the epidemic outcome could be two to three times higher than that officially recorded.