The death toll caused by the coronavirus at the global level has exceeded the threshold of 2.2 million: this is what emerges from the counts of the Johns Hopkins University.
According to the American university, to date 2,206,459 people have died in the world against a total of 102,069,448 cases. The total number of victims of Covid-19 had exceeded 2 million on January 15, when the total number of infections was over 93 million: in the last 15 days, therefore, there have been over 200 thousand additional victims and over nine million new infections. “So far, contracts have been signed with six companies to ensure access to 2.3 billion doses of vaccine.” This was specified by the European Commission, recalling that “negotiations are underway with other companies to ensure more doses.” Health authorities in the United States have issued an order requiring the use of masks on all public transport. The order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which will go into effect Monday, states that passengers on planes, trains, buses, subways, ferries and cabs must use a mask that can cover their noses and mouths as they travel, but also while waiting at airports and stations.
by Jeremy Abbott – American Correspondent – WPN