UPDATE ON THE SITUATION – New measures, new reports and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.
The change in accounting criteria propels Peru to the top of the AFP ranking of the death rate linked to the pandemic. Vaccination, which began on February 9, is progressing slowly with only 5% of the population having received at least one dose. In France, vaccination is extended to all adults.
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- Peru has the world’s highest death rate after reassessment
Peru reassessed Monday, May 31, on the recommendations of experts, the number of people who died from Covid, going from 69,000 to 180,000. With 5,484 deaths per million inhabitants, it is now the country in the world with the highest number of deaths per million inhabitants, according to the ranking established by AFP on the basis of official figures.
Until then, Hungary was the most affected country in proportion to its population, with 3,077 deaths per million inhabitants, according to AFP’s tally.
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Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted a resolution on strengthening the organization, after a week of debate.
Main issue of the meeting, the reform of the agency and its ability to coordinate the response to global health crises and prevent future epidemics dominated the debates, while the WHO and the international community were unable to prevent the pandemic of Covid-19.
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- France: vaccination for all adults
No more age or state of health criteria: the entire adult population of France has been eligible for vaccination since Monday, “key stepTo avoid a rebound in the epidemic as restrictions are gradually easing in the country.
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- In the midst of a health disaster, Brazil recovers the Copa América
Against all expectations, the organization of the Copa America football, which begins in 14 days, was allocated to Brazil after the withdrawals of the Argentine and Colombian co-organizers for health reasons.
«Death Championship“With mascot”Covidinho»: Critics quickly flared in Brazil where the Covid-19 has killed more than 460,000 people. The Brazilian government announced Monday evening that nothing was final yet.
- EU and London still skeptical about the lifting of patents on anti-Covid vaccines
The European Union, the United Kingdom and Japan have maintained their reservation on a possible lifting of patents on anti-Covid vaccines before the WTO, a representative of this trade organization said on Monday.
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- Restaurants and cafes in Turkey allowed to accommodate customers
Restaurants and cafes in Turkey, which had been restricted to take-out since mid-April under pandemic restrictions, will be allowed to receive customers from Tuesday, the Turkish president said on Monday.
- Latvia: the public finally authorized for the Ice Hockey World Championship
Against all odds, spectators will be able to attend, in limited numbers, the Ice Hockey World Championship, which begins on Tuesday, the Latvian parliament said, provided they can prove that they have been fully vaccinated or that they have already been vaccinated. had the Covid-19.
- WHO will use Greek letters to name variants
B.1.617, B.1.1.7, B.1.351 … Retaining the scientific names of the Covid-19 variants is proving to be a real headache. But the WHO will simplify things by also giving them names of Greek letters.
- More than 3.54 million dead
The pandemic has killed at least 3,543,125 people around the world since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease at the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources Monday at 10 a.m.
After the United States (594,565 deaths), the countries with the highest number of deaths are Brazil (462,791), India (329,100), Mexico (223,507) and the United Kingdom (127,781).
These figures, which are based on daily reports from national health authorities, are generally underestimated. They exclude the upward revisions carried out a posteriori by certain statistical organizations.
By taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, the WHO estimates that the real toll is “two to three times higher».
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