COVID, TODAY’S LATEST NEWS FROM ITALY AND THE WORLD
COVID LATEST NEWS TODAY – Despite the worsening of the data relating to hospitalizations in some regions such as Sicily and Sardinia, Italy will remain in the white zone again next week. Meanwhile, the anti-Covid vaccination campaign continues: almost 70% of the population over 12 has completed the vaccination cycle (here the data in real time), while the debate on the mandatory nature of the Green pass continues. Below all the latest news on Covid-19 today, Sunday 22 August 2021.
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08.30 – Minister Bianchi: “Schools will not be left alone on the Green Pass” – The Green Pass “is a tool to protect everyone, especially the most vulnerable and schools will not be left alone in managing checks”. The Minister of Education, Patrizio Bianchi, says this in an interview with Sole 24 Ore. “Since the beginning of my mandate I have invested 2 billion for the restart and we have already hired 50 thousand teachers, much more than double what was implemented in previous years”.
08.00 – In Italy 36.2 million vaccinated – 36,287,511 people have completed the vaccination cycle against Covid-19 in Italy, equal to 67.2% of the population over 12. So far a total of 75,194,688 doses have been administered, compared to 81,203,505 doses delivered. But there are still around 2.5 million unvaccinated people over the age of 60.
COVID, WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY
Yesterday 7,470 new cases and 45 deaths: the bulletin of 21 August 2021 – In Italy yesterday, Sunday 21 August 2021, 7,470 new cases of Covid-19 and 45 deaths of people infected by the virus were recorded (Here the complete bulletin)
Quarantine no longer disease, trade unions: “Intervene” – The Covid contact quarantine is no longer considered a disease and the confederal unions are demanding an immediate response from the government. The INPS has in fact clarified that the Covid quarantine sickness allowance cannot be paid for events that occurred relating to 2021, but only for the whole of 2020 within the limits of the allocated resources. In a letter – in the possession of the AGI – signed by Cgil, Cisl, Uil (Rossana Dettori, Angelo Colombiani, Ivana Veronese) and sent to the ministers Andrea Orlando and Daniele Franco which has as its object ‘Protection of workers and employees in the sector private quarantined ‘the unions say they are very worried and ask for “urgent regulatory intervention that will allow the Institute to ensure protection for workers”.
Usa: announcement of final FDA approval of Pfizer vaccine expected next week – The United States Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the complete approval of the anti-Covid Comirnaty vaccine, the one produced by Pfizer-BioNtech. The news was disclosed by CNN, to which a senior American federal official revealed that the measure would be “imminent” without indicating any date. The announcement, according to the New York Times, is expected next week, most likely as early as Monday, August 23, 2021. Currently, the emergency administration of the anti-Covid vaccine produced by Pfizer-BioNtech is authorized in the United States. The final approval of the Comirnaty could trigger the obligation of vaccination for the employees of many companies and public and private organizations. In addition, federal and state health authorities hope that the measure will convince those who have not yet been vaccinated due to skepticism about emergency administration authorization.
Giovannini: 80% capacity on buses and trains – “The rules for buses and metro, buses and local trains are almost ready: some refinements and the validation of the CTS are still needed, but the cornerstones of how to move around the city after returning from vacation and resuming school are fixed: the capacity will be 80 percent on buses and trains in both the white and yellow areas, the surgical mask will be required even if the Ffp2 is recommended, different entry times may be provided for both schools and companies and offices public, it will be possible to introduce school buses also for high school students “. The advances arrive today from the Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility Enrico Giovannini in an interview with Corriere della Sera.
Euro 2020 final was super diffuser event – The final of the European football championships between Italy and England won by the Azzurri was a super-diffusing event of the Covid-19 epidemic. This is what the British Times writes, citing data processed by Public Health England, according to which almost 2,300 people probably already infected with the new Coronavirus were present at Wembley stadium on 11 July. According to the research cited, 3,404 fans who attended the final tested positive in the days following the match and may have contracted the virus at the stadium.
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