“History tells us that Covid-19 will not be the last pandemic. We must engage now and invest in being prepared.”
So that our children inherit a safer, more sustainable world.” This was emphasized by the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a video message on twitter for the first World Epidemic Preparedness Day, which is celebrated today.
“Over the past 12 months, lives and economies have been disrupted by Covid-19. But over the years, the WHO and our partners – Tedros recalls – had warned that the world was not prepared for a pandemic”.The Apulian case of Covid positivity of the England variant concerns a person who returned to Bari last December 19 from London.
Unfortunately. The confirmation comes from the Councillor of Health Pierluigi Lopalco: “We have identified the first case in Puglia covid with a strain that has the so-called English variant. The result of this work is the fruit of a collaboration between the territorial services, the laboratory of the Policlinico di Bari regional reference center and the Zooprophylactic Institute of Puglia and Basilicata”.
South Korean authorities have announced that they will extend for another six days, until January 3, …
social distancing measures introduced to contain new coronavirus infections during the holidays.
In anticipation of the holidays, the government has banned private gatherings of more than four people in the greater Seoul area and closed ski resorts and other tourist spots.
In addition to these temporary restrictions, the 2.5 clearance level, the second highest, which prohibits gatherings of more than 50 people and meals inside restaurants after 9 p.m. local time, remains in effect in the area. The country’s health authorities yesterday confirmed 970 new infections.- Coronavirus cases worldwide exceed 79.5 million according to data released by Johns Hopkins University, …
… while confirmed deaths total more than 1.7 million since the pandemic began.
United States remains the first in the world for total number of cases and victims, recording the highest number of new coronavirus infections in 24 hours (221,145).
In Europe, Italy ranks ninth in the world for new daily cases, preceded by the United Kingdom, Germany and France. This is what emerges from WHO data updated to December 26.
by Jeremy Abbott – American Correspondent – ZN