AFP, Released Sunday, December 26, 2021 at 3:45 p.m.
New Activities, New Reports, and Highlights: An update on the latest developments in the Govt-19 epidemic worldwide.
– Crossed the milestone of 100,000 cases daily in France, a new record
France passed the threshold of 100,000 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours on Christmas Day Saturday, unprecedented, while the government had to re-evaluate the situation on Monday.
With 104,611 new cases in 24 hours, the country has reached unprecedented levels since the outbreak in March 2020, according to figures released Saturday evening by the French Public Health Agency. 50,000 marks passed on December 4, so that number has doubled in three weeks, according to health agency data.
– India vaccines young people aged 15 and over
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that India would launch a program on January 3 to vaccinate 15-year-olds and young people to meet the challenge posed to the country by the Omigron variant.
– Air traffic was disrupted due to the epidemic
About 6,300 flights were canceled by airlines around the world over the Christmas weekend, with the Omigron variant of the Covit-19 disrupting travel over the holidays, especially as pilots are in isolation.
– Three members of the popular South Korean K-pop group BTS test positive for Kovit
Three members of the popular South Korean K-pop group BTS tested positive for Kovit-19 on their return from the United States, where they performed on stage for the first time since the outbreak began, their producer announced Saturday. .
Big hit music reported that rapper RM and singer Jin had a positive test on Saturday night.
– The highest number of cases in 4 months in China
China reported 140 new corona virus cases on Saturday, the highest in four months as authorities try to control the eruption in several regions, including the city of Xi’an, where millions of people are confined and most of the pollution. Occurred.
China, which has so far successfully brought the epidemic under control on its soil and recorded only two deaths in a year and a half, is on high alert as it prepares to host the Olympics in February and spend the winter in its capital, Beijing.
State media say Xi’an cases have so far spread to five other cities, including Beijing, raising fears about the speed of the spread.
– More than 5.39 million deaths worldwide
The epidemic has killed at least 5,391,404 people worldwide since the end of 2019, according to a report released by AFP at GMT at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Overall, the United States (816,436), Brazil (618,392), India (479,520) and Russia (302,250) had the highest number of deaths.
Among the worst-affected countries, Peru has the highest mortality rates compared to its own population, followed by Hungary and Bosnia.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more and more deaths are directly and indirectly linked to Govt-19, and the number of cases may be two to three times higher than officially recorded.