New measures, new reports and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.
– International travel: London unveils new rules –
Encouraged by the improvement in the health situation in the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveils his strategy on Monday to partially open the borders and respond to the pressure to allow the British to go in the sun after a long confined winter.
To the British for a long time constrained at home and wishing to go on vacation abroad this summer, it must present a traffic light system to classify the countries according to the degree of progress of their vaccination, their rate of contaminations or the presence of variants. disturbing.
– Portugal: museums, café terraces and colleges reopen –
Museums, colleges and café terraces reopened Monday in Portugal, more than two months after their closure, the second stage of a gradual deconfinement plan to avoid a resumption of the Covid-19 epidemic which hit the country hard at the start year.
Primary schools had already reopened on March 15.
– Greece: reopening of stores –
Greece allowed most stores to reopen on Monday, despite still worrying figures for the Covid-19 epidemic.
However, the authorization does not apply to Thessaloniki and Patras, the country’s second and third largest cities, particularly affected by the virus.
– Iran: infections at their highest for four months –
The number of Covid-19 contaminations is at its highest for four months in Iran, and the capital, Tehran, is placed on maximum health alert, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday.
In the past 24 hours, 13,890 new confirmed cases have been identified in testing centers across the country, the ministry spokeswoman said. This is the highest number of cases of infection since December 4.
– India: record number of cases, restrictions in Bombay –
India’s worst-hit state by the coronavirus, which includes the megalopolis of Bombay, put new restrictions in place on Monday, as the country recorded more than 100,000 new cases for the first time in 24 hours.
– Peru: a third positive presidential candidate –
Former professional footballer George Forsyth became the third Peruvian presidential candidate to test positive for Covid-19, a week before the poll.
– North of France: AstraZeneca shunned –
Doses of AstraZeneca vaccine have not found takers in vaccination centers in northern France, due to fear of side effects, elected officials and doctors in the region alerted during the Easter weekend.
– More than 2.8 million dead –
The pandemic has killed more than 2,853,908 people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources Monday in the middle of the day.
The United States is the most bereaved country with 555,001 dead, ahead of Brazil (331,433), Mexico (204,147), India (165,101) and the United Kingdom (126,836).
These figures are globally underestimated. They are based on daily reports from national health authorities, without including reassessments based on statistical bases.
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