AFP, Released Monday, February 21, 2022 at 03:25
New Activities, New Reports, and Highlights: Updates on the latest developments in the Kovit-19 epidemic worldwide.
– Police bring Ottawa back under control –
Canadian police on Sunday almost brought central Ottawa under control after it was paralyzed for 24 days by truckers opposing the government’s health policy.
Authorities in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.
– Elizabeth II Infection –
Queen Elizabeth II, 95, has tested positive for Covit-19, but Buckingham Palace announced Sunday that there are only “mild” symptoms comparable to the flu.
According to the British media, the 96-year-old queen will be vaccinated three times on April 21.
– “Fort Australia” reopens –
Nearly two years after the world imposed tough travel restrictions against the spread of COVID-19, Australia reopened its outer borders to all vaccinated tourists on Monday.
The large island closed its borders in March 2020, trying to use its insularity to protect itself from the plague. During these two years, Australians were often not allowed to leave their country, and only a few visitors were exempted from entering the border.
– Beijing closes its Olympic brackets –
Beijing concluded its Winter Olympics with a ceremony at its famed “Bird’s Nest” on Sunday, closing sixteen days of sporting exploitation and a health bubble, before sending the baton to Milan and Cardina to host the 2026 edition.
Despite the threat of diplomatic neglect and epidemics, China can boast of an innocuous organization, despite “difficult circumstances” and somewhat cold-blooded enthusiasm.
Govt-19 commitments, athletes, organizers and journalists have been excluded from the population and subjected to daily screening tests.
– Israel: Borders to be opened soon for non-vaccinated –
Israeli Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett announced on Sunday that Israel would reopen its borders to people who have not been vaccinated since March 1, the first time since the outbreak.
All foreign visitors can enter Israel, and if they do a PCR test before departure and another test upon their arrival, Israeli citizens should only take it upon arrival.
– Djokovic again –
Novak Djokovic begins his 2022 season in Dubai on Monday, a month after being expelled from Australia, failing to secure his first Grand Slam chance of the year. Vaccinated against Govt-19.
“Whether he is vaccinated or not, it would be good for Novak Djokovic to play in the Grand Slam again,” Rafael Nadal, the latest winner at the Australian Open, said on Sunday.
– “In War Mode” Hong Kong –
Hong Kong, which has been facing its worst Govt-19 wave since the outbreak began, is in “war mode”, a senior city official assured Sunday that he has received reinforcements from China to build two temporary isolation centers. Nearly 10,000 people are in solitary confinement.
– More than 5.87 million people died –
The epidemic officially killed at least 5,879,826 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, out of more than 421 million confirmed emissions, according to a report founded by AFP at noon on Sunday.
The United States (935,331) has the highest number of deaths, compared to Brazil (644,286) and India (511,903).
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the number of deaths, directly and indirectly linked to Govt-19, may be two to three times higher than officially established.
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