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Xian, China Enters Day 10 of Strict Covid Blockade – Latest Update

Covid-19 infected more than 288 million people worldwide and killed more than 5.4 million people. Here are some of the latest developments related to coronavirus:

Xi’An, a city of 13 million people, has reported 1,451 cases since December 9. (AFP)

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Despite the blockade, the incident continues in Xian, China

Xi’An, China, has entered the tenth day of the blockade, as the Covid-19 outbreak has not yet shown solid signs of mitigation at the epicenter of the latest relapse.

The city of 13 million reported cases in 174 new areas with clinical signs confirmed on 31 December. National Health Commission data increased on Saturday from 161 the day before.

This brings the total community infection to 1,451 since the first local outbreak was reported on 9 December.

Many were forbidden to leave the compounds in their homes, but city officials said the curbs would be loosened with less dangerous compounds when the time came on Friday.

Japanese emperor prays for victims in New Year’s message

The Japanese emperor canceled a public palace rally to curb coronavirus infections, prayed to those who died during the pandemic, and shot videos for the New Year’s greetings for the second year in a row.

Naruhito now sits in front of a bonsai with his wife Masako, praising and appreciating doctors and other health care workers, and concerns about countries lacking access to vaccines and proper hospital systems. Was announced.

“I sincerely hope that we can overcome these difficulties by valuing the connections between people more than ever, sharing and supporting each other.”

Limited delights return to Times Square to signal the arrival of 2022

New York City was ready for the New Year as it revived its annual New Year’s Eve celebration at Times Square after last year’s public event.

It was because the uneasy country sought to gather optimism that the worst days of the pandemic were now behind it.

This year, we marched around the world in each time zone, with thousands of New Year’s delights standing side by side waiting for the festival in the cold.

Europe celebrates New Year with less celebration

Europe welcomed the New Year with restrictions on the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Large-scale outdoor events by participants could not be held throughout Europe, so residents had to watch live performances and fireworks shows on television.

For the second year in a row, the celebration was not held at the Brandenburg Gate in Germany, a symbolic place where more than 100,000 people gather every year to commemorate the end of the year.

Uganda resumes economy after two years of blockade

The President of Uganda has liberated the country’s economy from the blockade of Covid-19, which has been in effect since early 2020.

In a public speech from his hometown in Luwakitura, about 190 kilometers (118 miles) west of the capital Kampala, Yoweri Museveni said that the coronavirus has not yet been wiped out, but the government has to control the coronavirus. He said he found a new solution. Mass vaccination.

After lifting the ban on public transport, Museveni announced that the school will open on January 10.

Museveni said the curfew would be lifted after the school reopened, but added that some measures could be amended if the number of incidents steadily increased.

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