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China’s Xian blockade day 7 – latest update

Covid-19 infected more than 283 million people worldwide and killed more than 5.4 million people. Here are some of the latest developments related to coronavirus:

Although the outbreak in Xi’An is small compared to the outbreaks in many other parts of the world, authorities have imposed strict restrictions on travel to and from the city from December 23 (AP).

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Xian, China during the blockade on the 7th day

13 million people have been blocked in Xi’An, China, and it is the 7th day. Many are unable to leave their homes and rely on the delivery of essentials as new infections continue.

Xi’An reported 151 domestic cases of confirmed symptoms on Tuesday, or almost all 152 cases nationwide.

The total number of local Xi’an Incidents is about 1,000 during the period from December 9th to 28th. No cases of Omicron variants have been published in the city so far.

People in the city are not allowed to leave the town without permission from their employer or local authorities.

Australian Prime Minister calls for an emergency meeting as infectious diseases are on the rise

The explosion of Omicron variants has led to a surge in incidents across Australia, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison has scheduled an urgent national cabinet meeting.

The surge has already overwhelmed test stations, urged mandatory new vaccines, and reduced selective surgery in at least one state.

Scott Morrison said Australia needs a “gear change” to manage overloaded laboratories and free people from isolation.

Tunisia approves Russian Sputnik Light vaccine as a booster

The Ministry of Health of Tunisia has approved Russia’s one-shot Sputnik Light vaccine as a booster shot, the Russian RDIF sovereign wealth fund said in a statement.

Poland reports the highest number of deaths per day

Poland has reported 794 deaths, the highest number of days in the fourth wave of the pandemic, Waldemar Kraska, Deputy Minister of Health, said on private television Polsat News.

Poland has consistently dealt with high daily cases in a fourth wave that has forced authorities to tighten regulations.

On Wednesday, Poland reported 15,571 new cases.

Thailand warns of surge in incidents after “super spreader” event

After classifying the country’s first cluster of Omicron variants as a super-spreader case, Thai health officials have warned that residents should be prepared for a potential surge in the case.

Found in northeastern Characiformes on Christmas Eve, the Omicron Cluster is associated with couples traveling from Belgium and visiting bars, concerts and markets.

US average record of 267,000 daily cases

According to the United States, the United States broke the record of average daily infectious diseases New York Times, 267,000 new Covid cases were reported in the country.

This was after the hit country decided to reduce the recommended Covid-19 quarantine and quarantine period from 10 days to 5 days, causing confusion and fear among Americans. It has elicited criticism from some medical professionals that it may be possible.

“Previous US daily case records were set on January 11, 2021, with a seven-day average of 251,232,” the Times reported in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Washington, Maryland, and Virginia. Added that he broke the record of daily cases one day ago.

Meanwhile, US guidance raises questions about how it was created and why it has changed now. In the midst of another surge in winter, this was mainly caused by the highly contagious subspecies of Omicron.

WHO: Omicron’s risk is still very high

According to the World Health Organization, the risk posed by the Omicron variant remains “very high” after the Covid-19 case count increased by 11% worldwide last week.

Omicron is behind the rapid virus surge in several countries, including those that have already overtaken the previously predominant delta variant, WHO said in a weekly epidemiological update to Covid-19.

U.S. regulators say rapid home inspections may not be as accurate at Omicron

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Rapid Covid’s home testing is more likely to result in false negatives with highly mutated Omicron variants compared to previous strains.

The news is that the country is not fully aware of the experts as a result of the test crunch, as the waiting time for more accurate PCR tests is longer and the supply of homekits is so scarce. Occurs when faced with a massive surge.

In a statement, the FDA is working with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the performance of home tests (also known as “antigen” tests) on patient samples containing live versions of the Omicron mutant. I did.

France sets a new record in everyday cases

France has recorded approximately 180,000 infections in the last 24 hours and has set a new record for daily coronavirus cases.

According to data released by the national public health agency, 179,807 cases and 290 deaths were recorded. The previous high was registered on 25 December with 104,611 infections.

To prevent the country from embarking on yet another blockade, the government has announced new measures, including working from home, limiting large gatherings, and accelerating the vaccine campaign for the third booster shot.

Greece sees new records of daily incidents

Greece broke the record of daily coronavirus cases, and the Ministry of Health reported 21,657 new infections in the last 24 hours.

This is the highest daily tally the country has seen since the pandemic began, more than double the Monday record of 9,284.

The Attic region, where Athens is located, recorded 2,665 infections in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in the country, and recorded 9,882 cases alone.

Source: TRT World and distributors

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