Covid: Francia, positivo il ministro della Salute Véran – Europa

The French Minister of Health, Olivier Veran, has tested positive for Covid-19: this is what people close to the minister have cited in the AFP report. The news was confirmed by the minister himself on social media. “I just tested positive with Covid. As a result, I have put myself in isolation and continue to carry out my duties remotely,” Ferran wrote in a message posted on his Twitter profile.

In Spain Health authorities have extended to all people over the age of 18 the possibility of being vaccinated with a third dose against Covid after completing the first course. This was announced by Health Minister Carolina Daria. So far, the third dose has only been available to those over their forties, and the minister further explained that the period of time that must elapse from completing the first course has been reduced from 6 months to 5 months. People returning from COVID must wait at least four weeks after diagnosis before they can receive their third dose.

Tunisia recorded 6,323 new cases of coronavirus on January 11, out of 24,271 examinations conducted. A positive rate of 26.05% and 8 deaths. This is the latest data issued by the Tunisian Ministry of Health indicating a sharp increase in infections in the North African country, which decided to impose a night curfew and ban gatherings and demonstrations for a period of two weeks, starting from this evening. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been a total of 756,155 positives and 25,731 victims. There are currently 462 patients in private and public hospitals, of whom 112 are in intensive care and 17 are on assisted breathing. On the other hand, more than 6 million Tunisians (out of about 12 million people) have completed the course of vaccination, i.e. about one million third doses.

In Ukraine, 10,046 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded on Wednesday And 191 deaths from the disease: according to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, acquired by Ukrinform. According to official data, 3,727,034 cases of Covid-19 have been detected in Ukraine since the beginning of the epidemic, and 97,928 people have died from the disease. About 42 million people live in Ukraine.

In Russia, 21,155 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the last day, the largest number of cases confirmed in a single day since last December 28: Novaya Gazeta reports, citing data from the National Center for Corona Virus Operations. According to the center, 740 people died of the disease in Russia in the last day. The day before, according to data published yesterday morning, 17,946 new cases of COVID-19 and 745 deaths from the disease were recorded in Russia.

247,000 new Covid-19 positives were recorded in India on Wednesday, a jump of 27 percent from the previous day’s data. The cases of the Omicron variant are 5500. According to the Ministry of Health bulletin, the daily positivity rate is 13.11%. The government also reported that for now, even if the virus is spreading very quickly, the number of hospitalizations is still low.

In Slovenia, the rate of positivity for Covid is still very high, still exceeding 50% of tests carried out today. As reported by the health authorities in Ljubljana, of the 13,335 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 6,855 were positive, which is 51.4% of the total. There have been seven deaths since yesterday. Yesterday, with more than 7,400 cases, the absolute record for daily infections was recorded since the beginning of the epidemic. There are currently 527 patients in hospital, 153 of whom are in intensive care. Active cases in the country – regional media report – are 50,641. The infection rate over 14 days per 100,000 residents is 2401, while that over seven days has increased to 4,844. With this heavy situation, the pressure on the country’s hospital system is increasing.

From today in Hungary, there is a possibility for anyone who requests it to receive the fourth dose of the vaccine against Covid. This was announced by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Chief of Staff, Gergeli Golias, as reported by The Guardian. This is the first country in the European Union to start the fourth dose for all campaign. Greece and Denmark gave the green light only to vulnerable groups. Outside of Europe, only Israel and Chile have begun giving the fourth dose.

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