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News about the worldwide spread of the Coronavirus


Many countries identified the Coronavirus’s mutated variant, while India was declaring its first few cases. Whereas the US House of Representatives accepted President Donald Trump’s $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks operations.

Deaths and infections

Europe

A study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has showed that Britain should vaccinate 2 million people in a week to prevent a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Germany, the COVID-19 vaccination campaign has been dominated by an overdose accident in the north and problems with the vaccine’s transportation in the south, which led to sending back 1,000 shots.

A spokesman for the EU Commission related that the distribution of an initial 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech across the European Union would be achieved by September.

Americas

Furthermore, the US House of Representatives voted 275-134 to reach President Donald Trump’s demand for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks. On his part, Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, stated that a COVID-19 vaccine would be available in the country within five days of being approved by federal health regulator Anvisa.

Asia-Pacific

In the Asia-Pacific, Indian health authorities declared that they had detected that six people who had come back from Britain in recent weeks, were positive for the new more infectious strain of the coronavirus.

In Japan, the government stated that the country detected a coronavirus variant found in South Africa.

Moreover, International visitors would be banned from entering Indonesia for a two-week period to seek to keep away the possibly more contagious strain of the virus.

In the South Korea that lived a record daily death number on Tuesday, it revealed a new 9.3 trillion won ($8.49 billion) package to support small businesses and those vulnerable to joblessness because of the COVID-19.

Whereas, the Philippines would prevent travelers from 19 countries and territories until mid-January to avoid a new strain of the coronavirus.

The Middle East and Africa

Elsewhere in the world, South Africa intensified COVID-19 restrictions, preventing alcohol sales and extending a nationwide curfew. Simultaneously, infections were exceeded the one million due to a faster-spreading strain of the disease discovered in the country.

In Lebanon, the health minister said that the country had secured about 2 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine, covering 20 percent of the country’s nationals.

Medical developments

Otherwise, and according to the head of the Moscow institute that developed the country’s first vaccine against the disease, Sputnik V, Russia would start trials of an antibody treatment for COVID-19 patients next year.

In the US, the drug developer stated that Novavax Inc has begun a large late-stage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

Economic impact

Concerning the economic influence, Asian shares dropped on Tuesday, with Japanese stocks hitting a 30-year high, as hopes that a long-awaited US pandemic relief package would be diffused, while a Brexit trade deal supported investor’s risk appetite.

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