06:25: More than 1.83 million died
The pandemic has killed at least 1,835,824 people worldwide for more than 84.5 million people infected, according to a report released Sunday, according to official figures.
The United States is the most affected country in terms of both deaths and cases, with 351,452 deaths in more than 20.6 million cases. Brazil (196,018 dead) and India (149,435 dead) follow.
These figures do not take into account subsequent audits carried out by statistical agencies, as in Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.
6:20: UK starts injecting AstraZeneca and Oxford vaccine on Monday
The UK will be the first country on Monday to administer the vaccine from the British laboratory AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford against Covid-19 to the population, while they are considering a new serious twist to curb the aggravation of the pandemic.
AstraZeneca-Oxford’s vaccine is cheaper, easier to store and therefore more suitable for a comprehensive immunization campaign than competitors Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, which have already been approved and distributed in several countries, including states. -United.
The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has already been injected into more than a million people in the UK since the launch of the vaccination campaign in early December.
British authorities have ordered 100 million doses of AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, of which 520,000 are ready on Monday, according to the Department of Health. In England, hundreds of new vaccination centers will open this week, in addition to the 730 already in place.
6:17:35 The French withdrew from Monday to vote on the vaccine strategy
Around 35 French people will be drawn on Monday to form a “collective of citizens”, which is responsible for commenting on the vaccine strategy in France, while it is being criticized for its inertia.
06:15: The children will go to school this Monday “as planned”
French children and young people will go to school on Monday “as planned”, said Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer on Sunday and promised a return “according to the enhanced health protocol”.
“We want to distribute the tests even more strongly,” the minister added, pointing to an epidemic outbreak with the return of children to school and the discovery in France of two variants of Covid identified in the UK. United and South Africa.
06:12: The French government under pressure for the vaccine campaign, fears of a rebound of the virus, stricter restrictions provided in the UK … Follow the developments in the pandemic in France and around the world on Monday 4 January.
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