Saturday, January 16

Covid-19: European countries launched in the race against variants


The United Kingdom has passed the 100,000 death mark linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, after recording more than 1,500 deaths in the past 24 hours. While the country has one of the highest death rates in the world, with 151 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, the British government now wants to boost the vaccination campaign.

In France, some cities like Nancy have already started to vaccinate people over 75 against Covid-19, almost a week before the start of this phase at the national level. The British variant, more contagious, would represent to date nearly 1% of new contaminations in the country, according to health authorities.

The government is due to announce this Thursday whether it intends to strengthen the restrictive measures, while Portugal opts for a general reconfinement from Friday.

Turn of the screw also in Switzerland, to try to stop the progression of the variants of the Covid-19, which circulate actively on the territory. With the key, compulsory teleworking except exceptions, closure of non-essential shops, and the curtain always drawn for bars and restaurants, but also for cultural places, and those dedicated to sports.

Finally, Russia is launching a massive vaccination campaign next week: it will use the vaccine manufactured in the country, and intends to inoculate it as quickly as possible to its 146 million inhabitants.


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