Coronavirus: latest global developments
PARIS: Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis.
– March of French anti-health pass activists –
Protesters against France’s “passe-santé” protest across the country for a 10th consecutive weekend, but numbers are down sharply from previous weeks, official figures show attendance at 80,000 , against 121,000 last Saturday.
– American experts support the jab booster for the over 65s –
A panel of leading U.S. medical experts advising the government to vote to allow recalls of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for all people 65 years of age and older, as well as those at high risk of develop severe Covid-19.
But he rejects a proposal to fully endorse boosters for everyone aged 16 and over.
– 200 people arrested during protest against Melbourne lockdown –
Several police officers are injured and more than 200 protesters arrested in Melbourne, Australia’s second most populous city, during violent clashes during an anti-containment march.
Officers use pepper spray as several hundred participants flout stay-at-home orders and march through a downtown suburb.
– Number of cases decreasing in North Africa –
Weeks after a spike in coronavirus cases overwhelmed intensive care units across North Africa with severe oxygen shortages sparking public anger, the number of cases is dropping sharply.
– Guantanamo Bay trial on September 11 interrupted by fear of Covid –
The preliminary hearing in the case against the brain accused of the 9/11 attacks Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others is suspended due to a coronavirus alert in the courtroom of the US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, in Cuba.
– The New York Philharmonic resumes its performances –
After 556 days of cancellations caused by the pandemic and $ 21 million in lost revenue, the New York Philharmonic opens its new season, a “homecoming” for musicians limited to live broadcasts, one-off shows and in full swing. air for over a year.
– More than 4.6 million dead –
The coronavirus has killed at least 4,678,016 people since the outbreak of the epidemic in China in December 2019, according to a compilation of official AFP data.
The United States is the most affected country with 672,880 deaths, followed by Brazil with 589,573, India with 444,529, Mexico 270,538 and Peru 198,948.
The countries that have recorded the most deaths in the past seven days are: the United States, with 15,570, Russia, with 5,461, and Brazil, with 3,727.