Covid-19 infected more than 279 million people worldwide and killed more than 5.4 million people. Here are some of the latest developments related to coronavirus:
Sunday, December 26, 2021
France exceeds 100,000 cases a day
Covid infections in France reached six digits, with health officials recording 104,611 cases in the last 24 hours, a record high for the third consecutive day.
The latest figures from the French public health agency will discuss new Covid security measures with President Emmanuel Macron and key members of his government prior to Monday’s video conference.
Authorities are concerned about the effects of the rapid spread of Omicron variants.
India administers vaccine over 15 years old in January
India has launched a Covid vaccination drive for adolescents and will begin boosting immunization to the at-risk adult population, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced.
“Omicron is a matter of debate so far,” Modi said.
It’s time to be “careful”, he added, announcing that the vaccine will be available to children over the age of 15 from January 3rd.
Israel buys 100,000 Pfizer locks
According to Israeli officials, Israel has ordered 100,000 units of Pfizer’s antiviral Covid-19 pill Paxlovid for people over the age of 12 who are at risk of severe illness.
Channel 12TV said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has agreed to a telephone conversation with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla.
There was no immediate confirmation from the company.
According to Pfizer clinical trial data, Covid-19’s first oral and home treatment, Paxlovid, was nearly 90% effective in preventing hospitalization and death in patients at high risk of serious illness.
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