The updates on the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday 23 January
Over three million infections a day in the world (here the world map, being updated),
in Russia for the third record day of cases. In Italy, from Monday, 4 other regions will be in orange: in all 1 Italian out of 5, according to Coldiretti’s calculations, will be in the orange zone. The latest bulletin for Saturday 22 January records 171,263 new cases and 333 deaths.
04.04 – The government will evaluate solutions for the expiration of green passes
On the expiry of the Green pass for those who have made the recall / third dose, solutions will be evaluated. what is learned from government sources, in relation to the duration of the pass, which from February 1st will go from 9 months to six. Expiration that could cause problems in those who have been taking the booster for a long time, given that at the moment there is no talk of a fourth dose. On the other hand, there is no confirmation – we learn – on the fact that the ordinances will not be extended, regarding the expiry on January 31 of the tampon obligation to enter Italy from abroad, even from EU countries, even for those who have the Green passed and was vaccinated with the third dose.
15.38 – No vax clashes in Brussels, police use tear gas
Clashes at the demonstration against Covid restrictions in Brussels. The demonstrators threw objects at the police, who reacted using tear gas and fire hydrants in the area of the Cinquantenaire Park, near the EU institutions. This was reported by Le Soir, according to which 50 thousand people descended on the square. Damage to vehicles and buildings is reported.
3.23 pm – Malta, most restrictions will be removed from February
Starting in the first week of February, Malta will ease most of its anti-Covid restrictions. Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela confirmed today: After a large number of people have received the anti-Covid vaccines, from the first week of February the government will be able to begin to remove further restrictions. Abela added that these decisions are not motivated by populism, and stressed that vaccines are the solution to the pandemic. In the coming days, health authorities will announce a detailed schedule of restrictions that will be lifted. Due to the damaging impact on commercial activities and operations, the anti-Covid restrictions announced by the Maltese government last December have been targeted by various sectors, notably the hospitality, catering and aviation sectors.
15.04 – EU travel rules change, contagion maps will disappear
The EU is preparing a new pandemic management model for travel by eliminating the approach of the geographical area of origin of travelers, thus overcoming the system of contagion maps that will remain only for information. The text of the recommendation agreed by the EU ambassadors and anticipated by El Pais ahead of the general affairs council on Tuesday. The restrictions will no longer be linked to the area of arrival but to the situation of the traveler: vaccination, recovery or tests (always 72 hours for molecular, 24 and no longer 48 for antigenic). The validity of the 9-month Green Pass has been confirmed.
2.20 pm – Sileri: Omicron perhaps the final step between epidemic and endemic
Now we have a stabilization, then the numbers of infections and deaths will also drop. At the moment we are in the plateau, in days we will see the decline. The Undersecretary of Health Pierpaolo Sileri said this on Domenica In su Raiuno. The Omicron – he added – is the intermediate step, or perhaps the final one, between epidemic and endemic. It is unlikely that another variant will arrive as it is unlikely that a more widespread virus than Omicron will emerge. And he added: Today we know that 67 percent of people who have received the third dose of the vaccine also prevent Covid infection.
13.05 – Vaccines, in Italy one million children with at least one dose
There are 1,021,173 children between the ages of 5 and 11 who have been vaccinated against Covid with at least one dose, equal to 27.93% of the population of this age group (about 2.6 million are missing). what can be seen from the government website. As for the third doses, almost 30 million Italians have taken them (29,955,140) equal to 75.76% of the population potentially subject to an additional dose or booster who have completed the vaccination cycle for at least four months. The vaccination campaign continues, with 537,092 administrations made yesterday (total 123,819,541): the first doses are 64,985 and the third 441,881.
12.53 – WHO: Omicron will not be the last variant
A senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned those countries who believe they have put the most serious phase of the pandemic behind them after the drop in infections linked to the omicron variant. You may be out of the latest omicron wave. In many countries such as the United Kingdom, where the population has a high level of immunity, it is at a different stage of the pandemic. However, there are still 3 billion people waiting for the first dose of the vaccine, Maria van Kerkhove said in an interview with the BBC. a global problem, we must treat it with global solutions, he added, stressing that Covid will not end with this latest wave of omicron and it will not be the last variant you will hear about.
11.19 – Slovenia, record positivity rate of 75.5%
Slovenia recorded a new peak of infections from Covid, with a record positive rate of 75.5%. According to data published by the National Institute for Public Health (NIJZ), 18,424 molecular swabs were performed in the last 24 hours, which confirmed the positivity in 13,911 cases. There were 17 deaths. 608 people were hospitalized for the coronavirus, of which 135 in intensive care. The most significant impact on the functioning of society, especially in the health system and education, is due to the high number of isolations and quarantines. Starting from tomorrow it will be possible to interrupt the quarantine after 7 days, no longer 10, but with a negative swab in the 24 hours preceding the last day of isolation.
10.42 – Russia, third consecutive record of daily cases
Russia recorded the third consecutive record of daily Covid cases. 63,205 infections were recorded in the last 24 hours, compared to 57,212 on Saturday and 49,513 on Friday.
10.19 – Record of infections in Pakistan
Pakistan has recorded 20 deaths and 7,586 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest number since the start of the pandemic. The people admitted to intensive care are 1,083 (+20). The country has officially counted 29,097 coronavirus victims so far.
10 am – Coldiretti, 1 out of 5 Italians in the orange zone
Due to the progress of the infections, one in five Italians (20 %%) for a total of 11.7 million people residing in Abruzzo, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Piedmont, Sicily and Valle d’Aosta is in the orange zone. This is what emerges from Coldiretti’s analysis of Istat data in reference to the effects of color change with just 1.7 million people in Basilicata, Molise and Umbria who remain in the white zone while the majority of 77% of Italians are in yellow zone.
8 am – France, demonstrations against the green pass
Tens of thousands of
no Green pass demonstrated yesterday in several cities in France, two days after the reinforced Green pass came into force. In total, almost 38,000 people, including 5,200 in Paris, took part in the demonstrations, a figure down from last Saturday, when there were 54,000. In Paris, where four demonstrations had been declared, the yellow vests marched in the morning, while in the afternoon there was the demonstration promoted by Florian Philippot’s Les Patriotes movement. Events also in various cities of Italy: about 250 participants in Milan, a few dozen in Rome and Naples.
7 am – New Zealand, premier forced to postpone marriage
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was forced to announce the postponement of her marriage, due to the new restrictions decided by her government to cope with the resurgence of the Covid-19 epidemic and its variant. My wedding will not be celebrated, he confirmed, after detailing the new restrictions, including a limit of 100 people, all fully vaccinated, for any meeting or event.
6 o’clock – Iss: no vax mortality rate 33 times higher than who has the third dose
The rate of ICU admissions of the unvaccinated is 31.3 cases per 100,000, about 40 times higher than those vaccinated with boosters, and the death rate is 33 times higher. This was revealed by the latest Report of the ISS. In 5 months there were 108,886 cases of Covid reinfection, 2.7% of the total (here the article explaining how it happens).
January 23, 2022 (change January 23, 2022 | 16:35)
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