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From Portugal to Canada, control measures target tourists

As many countries face a new pollution caused by the spread of the delta variant, the epidemic has already killed at least 4,004,966 people worldwide since the end of December 2019.

The United States is the most affected country in both deaths and cases, with 606,218 deaths out of 33,770,459 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University figures. After the United States, Brazil, India, Mexico and Peru are the worst affected.

  • “Disaster” situation in Tunisia

2021, July 4 A medical team is caring for a Covit-19 patient at Aclubite Hospital in Cairo.

Health condition “Disaster” In Tunisia, where Govt-19 contaminants have been recorded in recent weeks, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health announced on Thursday.“Collapse” Health system. According to Ben Alya, it is now difficult to find beds available in hospitals across the country or have the required amount of oxygen. “If we do not put our efforts together, the disaster will only get worse.”, She warned.

Hospitals in Tunisia have been aware of the massive influx of patients for two weeks during this wave of Conid-19 outbreaks, reaching unprecedented levels. On Tuesday, 9,823 cases were reported in Tunisia, including 134 deaths in a single day, which has not been reached since March 2020. In total, the country faced 464,914 cases, including 15,735 deaths, about 12 million people.

  • Negative test or compulsory vaccination to stay in Portugal

Passengers on Carcavelos Beach, Cascois Beach, Portugal on July 8, 2021.

In the wake of the problems in preventing the new outbreak of the corona virus infection, Portugal on Thursday imposed strict health restrictions on tourists, who can stay in hotels across the country for vaccine proof or recovery against the Govt-19 to test negative – whether they are Portuguese or foreign.

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The number of daily new epidemics in Portugal has been steadily rising in recent weeks, reaching the level last seen in February, when the country faced the worst outbreak in the world and imposed strict restrictions. Nearly 90% of new infections occur due to the delta variant that first appeared in India, which is considered to be more contagious than the original strain of the corona virus.

In 60 high-risk municipalities, including the capital Lisbon and Porto, evidence of a negative test, vaccine or treatment will be required for room service at the entrances of restaurants on weekends.

“In the long run, the only action we have taken is to limit economic activity. With the frequent availability of digital certification and testing, there are other ways to guarantee security.”, Secretary of State Mariana Vieira da Silva said. The new rules, which come into force on Saturday, also raise concerns about other types of temporary shelters, such as the Airbnb.

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  • None of the tourists who do not go to Canada “for a good time”

Canada has begun easing travel restrictions for its citizens, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not allow unannounced foreign travelers to return home on Thursday. “A good moment”. “I can tell you now that this will not take effect for a while.”, Justin Trudeau answered a question from the press. “We must continue to ensure the safety of Canadians. No sacrifices have been made in recent months.”, he said.

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Without providing details, the Prime Minister said changes in the rules would be put forward “In the coming weeks” About entering the country of fully vaccinated tourists. Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government, especially from the tourism sector, to relax border rules between Canada and the United States, which share the world’s longest border. The latter has been closed to non-essential travel since March 2020.

  • Accredited for Pfizer 3e Vaccine dose

Pfizer / Bioendech alliance plans to ask “In the coming weeks” The companies announced in a press release that they would approve the third dose of its vaccine against Covit-19 in the United States and especially in Europe. This booster dose is intended to provide improved immune protection to people who have already been vaccinated with the first two doses.

Vaccine Govt-19: Follow the progress of the campaign

“Pfizer and Bioendech have been found to promote the results of successive trials for the third dose of the current vaccine.”, They explained. They “Plan to submit this data to the FDA, EMA and other regulatory authorities in the coming weeks.”, They added American and European pharmaceutical agent notes.

“Preliminary data from the study show that a booster dose given 6 months after the second dose has a consistent safety profile, while revealing high levels of neutralizing antibodies” Against the virus, including the beta variant that originated in South Africa. These levels “5 to 10 times more” For those observed after the initial two doses.

  • For the relay without the Olympic flame spectator in Tokyo

The day after Japanese officials and Olympic organizers decided to ban spectators from most places for fear of Kovit-19, the Olympic flame arrived in Tokyo for a ceremony in an empty stadium. Exactly two weeks before the Games’ opening ceremony scheduled for July 23, the Olympic flame was carried on stage by a lantern and symbolically handed over in the rain to Tokyo’s Governor Yuriko Koike.

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Tokyo-2020 organizers and Japanese officials announced a decision on Thursday evening to ban spectators from attending sporting events in the capital. The public should be allowed on certain sites outside of Tokyo. Postponed this summer due to an epidemic, the 2020 Olympics will take place behind closed doors for the first time in Olympic history.

World with AFP