Coronavirus updates on Monday 22 November
The administration of the third dose of anti-Covid vaccine for the over-40s officially opens today in Italy, while the pressure of regions and scientists on the Government increases to accelerate the strengthened green pass. Unions hold back. Austria from today the generalized lockdown returns, a week after introducing that for the unvaccinated only. Data on infections in slight decline: yesterday the new cases of Covid in Italy were 9,709 (here the latest bulletin of 21 November) . Positive rate stable at 2%. 93,471,119 vaccine doses have been administered so far. The government is working hard for Thursday’s CDM.
9.00 – Ukraine, 7,464 new cases and 326 deaths in 24 hours
In Ukraine in the last 24 hours, 7,464 new cases of Covid-19 and 326 deaths caused by the disease have been recorded: the Ukrainian Ministry of Health reports, taken up by the Ukrinform agency. According to official data, 3,340,407 cases of Covid-19 have been detected in the country since the beginning of the epidemic and 81,598 people have died from the disease. About 42 million people live in Ukraine.
8.30 – Vaccines, almost 85% of the population immunized
There are 93,494,935 doses of vaccine against Covid-19 administered so far in Italy, 93.5 percent of those delivered equal to 99,954,043. what is reported in the bulletin on the vaccination campaign by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Health and the commissioner for the health emergency, updated at 06:14 today. People who have completed the vaccination cycle are 45.685.863, 84.59% of the population over 12, while people with at least one administration are 46,985.040, 86.99% of the population over 12. People with the third additional dose are 667,449, 74.54% of the population potentially subject to additional dose, while the persons subject to the booster dose are 3,280,887, 63.65% of the population potentially subject to the booster dose who has completed the vaccination cycle for at least six months.
8.20 – Austria returns to lockdown
Austria is back in lockdown today, the fourth since the start of the pandemic decided to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus after the number of deaths tripled in recent weeks. It is the first Western European country to restore the lockdown. The new measures will remain in force for at least ten days, but could be as many as twenty if the contagion situation does not improve and if the intensive care units, now at the limit of capacity, fail to free up beds. The Austrian government has also decided that vaccinations against Covid-19 will be mandatory starting from February 1st. Only about 66% of the 8.9 million Austrians are fully vaccinated, one of the lowest rates in Western Europe. In lockdown, people will only be able to leave the house to go to work, play outdoor sports or go to shops to buy essential goods. Most restaurants and bars will only be able to provide takeaway lunches, while cultural events are suspended. As for sporting events, they will only be held behind closed doors. On the other hand, schools remain open, with the faculty of parents to decide whether or not to send their children to class.
8.08 am – New Zealand, end of the lockdown in Auckland
Bars, restaurants and gyms can reopen in Auckland from the beginning of December, but customers will need to prove they have been fully vaccinated. The announcement by the New Zealand government removes the last few stakes of a lockdown that began in the nation’s largest city in August. It also signals a new phase in New Zealand’s response to the pandemic, where people across the country will need to be fully vaccinated in order to do anything from cutting their hair to watching a concert. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the nation will enter a new traffic light pandemic system based on the use of vaccine passports starting late December 2. Australia will also reopen its borders on 1 December to those with an international visa to work or study in the country, to family members of local citizens or to humanitarian workers, but not yet to tourists. Australia’s borders had been closed since early 2020 to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus with cases imported from abroad.
November 22, 2021 (change November 22, 2021 | 09:04)
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