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Coronavirus: update on the pandemic in the world

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

– Arrival of French medical aid in India –

International aid continues to arrive in India, struggling with a violent second wave of Covid-19: 28 tons of medical equipment promised by France arrived in New Delhi on Sunday on a specially chartered cargo plane, a AFP noted. The aid includes eight large-capacity oxygen generators, 28 respirators and 200 electric syringe pumps.

The United Kingdom for its part will send 1,000 additional respirators to this vast country of 1.3 billion inhabitants, which has recorded nearly 400,000 new infections in the past 24 hours, and a daily record of 3,689 deaths.

– France: start of deconfinement Monday –

End of travel restrictions and partial return of middle and high school students to class: the constraints linked to the Covid-19 epidemic will begin to loosen on Monday in France, against the backdrop of a slow decline in hospitalizations.

– Access restrictions in Nigeria –

Nigeria will restrict access to its territory to all foreign travelers who have stayed in Brazil, India and Turkey in the previous two weeks, in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, health authorities have announced.

Nigerian citizens and permanent residents who have visited one of these three countries in the last 14 days will be required to undergo a mandatory one-week quarantine on arrival in a government-approved facility.

– Interpellations in Brussels –

Belgian police arrested 132 people on Saturday during the dispersal of a festive rally against health restrictions in a park in Brussels, which had been banned by the authorities, according to an official report published on Sunday.

The rally, which brought together between 1,000 and 2,000 people, was organized via social networks to celebrate and protest against the restrictions.

– United Kingdom: impact on international aid –

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab on Sunday justified the reduction in international aid from the United Kingdom by the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Boris Johnson’s government has decided to reduce development aid from 0.7% to 0.5% of national wealth in 2021. It goes from around 15 billion pounds before the crisis to 10 billion pounds.

– More than 3.19 million dead –

The pandemic has killed more than 3.19 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019, out of more than 152 million confirmed infections, according to a report established by AFP, Sunday at 10:00 GMT.

The United States is the country with the most deaths (576,722), ahead of Brazil (406,437), Mexico (217,168), India (215,542) and the United Kingdom (127,524).

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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