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Coronavirus: update on the pandemic

New measures, new reports and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.

– Thailand: nearly 3,000 infected prisoners –

Nearly 3,000 detainees, including several leading figures of the pro-democracy movement in Thailand, have been infected with the coronavirus in two of Bangkok’s main prisons, authorities learned on Thursday.

The kingdom has experienced its worst wave in recent weeks since the start of the health crisis, recording a total of nearly 95,000 cases and 518 deaths.

Pilgrims grouped together in distanced circles drawn on the ground at the Marian shrine of Fatima in Portugal on May 12, 2021 (AFP – PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA)

– Champions League: the final moved –

UEFA formalized Thursday the holding in Porto of the Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City on May 29, instead of Istanbul, ruled out due to the health situation.

In a statement, the European body said that 6,000 tickets would be made available to each club for sale to its supporters, specifying that the total number of spectators authorized at the Dragon stadium (50,000 seats) would be communicated later.

– Foot: Lukalu sanctioned for an illegal party –

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku was fined for participating in a hotel party overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, defying the ban on this kind of event during a pandemic.

A volunteer brings the body of a child who died of Covid-19 for funeral rites in a crematirium in New Delhi on May 12, 2021 (AFP - Arun SANKAR)

A volunteer brings the body of a child who died of Covid-19 for funeral rites in a crematirium in New Delhi on May 12, 2021 (AFP – Arun SANKAR)

– Olympic Games: no camp in Japan for American athletes –

The United States athletics team has given up on its pre-Olympic training camp in Japan, fearing for its safety due to the pandemic, the neighboring Tokyo department announced on Thursday.

– More than 3.3 million dead –

Covid-19: global assessment (AFP -)

Covid-19: global assessment (AFP -)

The pandemic of the new coronavirus has killed at least 3,333,603 people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources Thursday at 10 am GMT.

After the United States (583,685 deaths), the countries with the most deaths are Brazil (428,034), India (258,317), Mexico (219,590) and the United Kingdom (127,640).

These figures, which are based on daily reports from national health authorities, are generally underestimated.

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