According to the president’s spokesman, Austrian Prime Minister Carl Nehmar’s (ÖVP) has nothing to do with corona disease and skiing. It said on Saturday that the related photo, which had spread on social media, had already been taken on December 29 in accordance with the 2-G rule. One week later, Nehammer was tested negative for the corona virus. “The infection occurred after he returned from vacation,” Presidential spokesman Daniel Cossack wrote on Twitter. Nehammer tested positive on Friday. “The infection was caused by a member of my security team,” Nehammer said on Twitter. The chancellor said on ORF radio on Saturday that he had no symptoms. Thanks to the booster vaccine, the disease is harmless.
Despite recent voices of criticism, the ÖVP-Greens government will stick to the Corona vaccination program scheduled for February 1, Nehmer insisted. He did not want to turn down the vaccine bonus to increase his desire for safety injections. However, more detailed analyzes show that money alone cannot convince vaccine skeptics. The Chancellor noted the experiences of companies that could not achieve definitive vaccination results even with high premiums. (08.01.2022)
The number of new infections is increasing in many countries
In many countries, the number of new corona infections is increasing drastically. In Italy According to the ISS at the Supreme Health Institute in Rome, the seven-day event has doubled in less than a week and is now at 1669. Its value in the previous week was 783. Occupancy of intensive care units with corona patients across Italy was 15.4 per cent, thus still below the 30 per cent warning limit. Some hospitals have issued warnings due to the tense situation. The Medical Association in Naples warned that Rome would lose control if it did not intervene. The government this week agreed to further corona measures to reduce the increase in the corona infection curve – for example, compulsory vaccination for those over 50 years of age.
14 day event Spain There has been an increase of 2,722 cases per 100,000 population. On Wednesday it was 2,574. Since it is a holiday, no infection rate was reported on Thursday. The number of new epidemics in Spain was delivered on Friday at 242,440.
Number of new infections France 328 214. In addition, 193 deaths have been recorded in hospitals.
More inside In that event The number of new infections is increasing. Five times more people are affected in a week than they were a week ago. On Friday, 117 100 new corona cases were reported in a single day. The reason for the rapid increase is the highly contagious Omigran variant, which is in the process of being replaced by a dominant variant of the delta mutant, especially in large cities.
Argentina For the first time, more than 100,000 corona infections were reported in a single day. According to the South American Ministry of Health, 109,608 new cases were reported in 24 hours on Thursday (local time). As of December 30, there were only about 50,000 cases a day. Record value corresponds to summer vacation in the Southern Hemisphere. Thousands of people traveled across the country for Christmas and New Year celebrations, and major tourist attractions are active. Restrictions apply only in a few other provinces. (07.01.2022)
Unmasked party on a flight to Mexico: Outraged Trudeau
After a hectic party flight to Mexico without noticing Corona’s activities, a group of young Canadians were stranded there. At least two Canadian airlines have said they will refuse to take them home for security reasons due to their behavior on the departing flight after another airline canceled the return flight. The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau called them “fools”.
The Canadian Department of Transportation tweeted that the case was being investigated. The offense is punishable by a fine of up to C $ 5,000 (less than ,500 3,500). The government said in a statement that passengers endangering and harming the lives of others could face up to three years in prison and / or a fine of up to $ 1 million.
Videos of a charter flight from Montreal, Canada to Cancun, Mexico on December 30 were posted on social media. It shows how enthusiastically young people celebrate without wearing masks or keeping each other away. Apparently they are dancing and drinking, and a woman is smoking an e-cigarette. According to media reports, they are influencers and reality TV stars in the province of Quebec. When asked about the case, Trudeau told a news conference Wednesday that the group’s reckless behavior had been slapped in the face.
A 19-year-old college student told the Canadian Press that he won the trip on Instagram. In Mexico, he tested positive for the corona virus – an estimated 30 other members of the group. She did not know how to pay for an extended hotel stay. Someone posing as the tour organizer announced that this was the first travel event of his private club. Learned a lot. (07.01.2022)
Positive test for 70% of passengers on Italy-India flight
About 70 per cent of passengers on a flight from Italy to India have been confirmed to have corona infection. Before leaving Milan, passengers had to show a negative test to be allowed to travel to India. After landing on Wednesday afternoon, 160 of the 179 passengers were re-checked, Indian media reported, citing officials and the airport manager in Amritsar. After that, 125 people were positive and sent to corporate isolation, the television station NDTV reported.
After the violent and deadly corona wave almost a year ago, the number of epidemics in India was low for several months. They have been rising sharply for some time. In a country of more than 1.3 billion people, nearly 91,000 new infections were recorded on Thursday. The previous day, there were 58,000. However, there should be a certain number of unregistered cases in the number of infections. Italy has set a new record with 219 441 new epidemics. However, according to the Ministry of Health, the number of newly registered deaths has dropped from 231 to 198 the previous day. (06.01.2022)
Unvaccinated French face stricter controls
After heated debates – the French National Assembly approves the introduction of stricter restrictions on those who are not vaccinated. Those who have not been vaccinated under the new rules can no longer travel to places such as restaurants, theaters or long-distance trains. Early in the morning, the National Assembly approved the draft law in the first reading. Now the Senate has to handle the speech.
In view of the increasing number of coronas, the government wants to issue a new vaccine permit (“pass vaccine”) instead of the so-called Health Pass, which has so far provided evidence for the current negative corona test or survival disease. A negative test is no longer enough. The government then plans to finalize the condition of those who have recovered. The rules should actually come into effect from January 15. It is not clear whether this schedule can be adhered to due to late approval in the National Assembly.
The number of infections in France has risen sharply over the past few weeks. The Omigron variant is now the main one. On Wednesday, the country peaked with more than 332,000 epidemics in a single day. Most recently, the value of the event, i.e. the number of new infections per 100,000 people nationwide, was 1908. Considering the number, President Emmanuel Macron threatened to “biz off” those who were not vaccinated – thus sparking heated debates in the National Assembly. (06.01.2022)
Hong Kong’s interior minister should be isolated after the virus fell
He was isolated after Hong Kong’s interior minister Caspar Sui and nine senior politicians attended a ceremony attended by more than 100 people. One of the guests was confirmed to be Govt-19. Prime Minister Gary Lam told a news conference that Suu Kyi had been taken to an isolated center.
“I have to say I was disappointed,” he said. “We have made every effort to fight the epidemic. As top government officials, we have even more reasons to lead by example and avoid private meetings that pose a greater risk.” Tsui’s office did not respond to a request for comment on Thursday.
In Hong Kong, many residents have been vaccinated by the Chinese company Sinovac Biotech, which shows little protection against the Omikron variant. So the fear of the new wave is high. (06.01.2022)
The Grammy Music Awards have been postponed
The Grammy Music Awards have been postponed due to the rapid spread of the highly contagious Omigron variant of the corona virus. The Recording Academy in Los Angeles has a number of risks involved in hosting the show on January 31st. The 64th Awards Ceremony will follow. The new date will be announced soon. Nominations were announced in November. The Grammy Awards are one of the most coveted music awards in the world. (05.01.2022)
Rio de Janeiro does without the street festival
The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has canceled the world-famous street festival for the second time in a row due to the Corona epidemic. Mayor Eduardo Pius justified this by saying that it was practically impossible to comply with admission restrictions and other corona measures at the street festival, which was recorded by hundreds of groups in Rio. Despite mourning the failure of the street festival, according to Brazilian television, the mayor’s decision was well received by groups known as the “Blocos”.
In its last edition in 2020, the Rio Carnival attracted more than three million people to the streets in four days. Plans for the famous parades in Sambotrom in February and March are currently pending. Restrictions to protect against infection are easy to implement there, Pius said. The basic idea is that evidence for the vaccine and the need for a negative corona test from participants and observers.
In Brazil, more than 22 million of the country’s 210 million residents are infected with the corona virus, according to official figures. About 618,000 patients have died in connection with Govit-19 – the highest number of deaths in the United States alone. As the vaccination campaign progressed, the number of new deaths fell sharply – hope grew, especially in Rio. Nearly 70 percent of the Brazilian population is now fully vaccinated. (05.01.2022)
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