AFP, Released Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 9:20 p.m.
The spread of new strains of the corona virus poses risks to the global economy, the G20 warned on Saturday, the highly contagious delta variant, continuing to accelerate and raise fears ahead of the Euro 2020 finals in London.
A meeting of G20 finance ministers in Venice stressed that the threat of a recovery recession is all too high as vaccine levels are low in many countries.
The European Union has promised in this regard.
“This weekend, we have given member countries enough vaccines to fully vaccinate 70% of the adult population this month. By tomorrow, about 500 million doses will be distributed to all parts of Europe,” said Ursula van der Leyn, President of the European Commission.
“Covit-19 has not yet been defeated, but we are ready to continue to provide vaccines – and against new variants,” he added, adding that with the responsibility falling on the governments of the 27 EU member states, some of them will move faster than others in the region.
The G20 warned in its final report on Saturday that the global economic recovery is particularly exposed not only to the “spread of new species” but also to “different vaccination rates” on the planet.
“The only thing that threatens a solid and rapid recovery in the economy is the new wave of diversity and epidemic,” stressed French Economy Minister Bruno Le Myre.
– Threat of delta variation –
Catalonia has also decided to re-impose restrictions, mainly on young people, facing a “rapid” increase in the number of Govt-19 cases recorded over several days.
The Netherlands sank back under control on Saturday morning after daily pollution increased sevenfold in a week (7,000 additional cases on Friday). In particular, Prime Minister Mark Rutte ordered nightclubs closed.
At a time when Catalan and Dutch have to leave dance venues indefinitely, the French have found the joy of Friday nightclubs for the first time since Friday March 2020, without some pontocks.
The need to issue a Health Pass sometimes blocks readers in front of the door. Either because they didn’t have it or because the security guards refused screen shots of the negative tests for fear of lying.
In Mistral, a historic Aix-en-Provence (southeast) box, the entrance – by reservation – was fluid, and everyone had their pass. “We see the taste of life,” said customer Lucy. “We’re good, women are beautiful, we’re dancing, we’re free, we’re finally free,” Gerard shouted.
It remains to be seen whether this reopening will withstand the onslaught of delta diversity, the way most people in France – President Emmanuel Macron will address the health situation on Monday evening – almost everywhere in the world.
This variant, which initially appeared in India, is the most contagious listed since the outbreak began. It causes epidemics in Asia and Africa and is increasing the number of new cases in Europe and the United States.
– Strict measures in Seoul –
Russia announced a new daily death toll (752) from the corona virus on Saturday, the fifth time since the start of the month. The country also lists 25,082 new pollutants.
South Korea, which has long set a precedent for managing the epidemic, has registered 1,378 additional cases, a record for the third day in a row, and its capital, Seoul, is set to see the toughest measures imposed on it. ‘Since the outbreak of this health crisis.
Argentina, for its part, extended the restrictions in effect until August 6.
From Wednesday, Malta will close its borders to unopened travelers. “We are the first country in Europe to take this step,” said its health minister.
In Algeria, the new prime minister, Amene Benapterrahmane, was jailed for seven days on Saturday.
The disease has killed at least 4,013,756 people since it was diagnosed in late December 2019, according to an estimate established by AFP from official sources on Friday. The United States is the worst-hit country, with 606,806 people killed in a total of 33,812,977 cases.
In this context, the possibility of 65,000 football supporters gathering at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday evening for the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy led to serious concerns.
Festivals of the “third half” are still high in a country where almost all restrictions have been lifted, but the delta variation has not let up, with nearly 30,000 new cases a day in the kingdom – United Week.