Covid-19 infected more than 373 million people worldwide and killed more than 5.6 million people. Here are some of the latest developments related to coronavirus:
Sunday, January 30, 2022
UK is considering vaccination of children
According to the state-run National Health Service, the UK will begin vaccination this week for children aged 5 to 11 who are at the highest risk of coronavirus.
The UK is slower to provide shots to children ages 5-11 than in some other countries, and unlike countries such as the United States and Israel, it does not plan to vaccinate widely in its age group.
NHS England is the first Cohort of children in a cohort of children who belong to a clinical risk group or live with immunosuppressed people, in line with advice released last month by the Joint Vaccine and Immunization Commission. Said that it can be obtained (JCVI).
“Reassure parents and guardians that a new vaccine for children would not have been approved unless the expected standards of safety, quality and efficacy were met,” said Maggie, UK Vaccine Minister. Sloop said.
China enrolls 81 new Covid-19 cases
China reported 81 new Covid-19 cases on the mainland on January 29, up from 59 cases the day before, state health officials said on Sunday.
The National Health Commission said in a statement that 54 of the new cases were infected locally and 27 were imported.
The number of new asymptomatic cases that China did not classify as confirmed cases was 65 compared to 32 the previous day.
There were no new deaths, with 4,636 deaths.
As of January 29, 106,015 cases have been reported in mainland China.
Hamster pet shops can reopen in Hong Kong
Dozens of pet stores selling hamsters in Hong Kong could reopen on Sunday, according to the Hong Kong government.
Authorities infuriated pet enthusiasts with orders to kill more than 2,200 hamsters after tracking outbreaks to workers in stores where 11 hamsters were tested positive. Hamsters imported from the Netherlands to Chinese territory were cited as the source. All hamster imports remain banned.
The city’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries said in a statement late Saturday that it had collected 1,134 samples from non-hamster animals such as rabbits and chinchillas, all of which were negative.
According to the government, five stores, including the pet store “Little Boss,” which started the outbreak, remained closed because they had not yet “passed the virus test.”
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