The Winter Olympic Games are to begin in China from February 4. Under restrictions in Xi’an and surrounding areas, only one person can leave a home for essential shopping once in two days. All vehicles will be banned except in special circumstances. Citizens have been asked not to leave the house except in case of emergency.
On the other hand, after a record 1,06,122 cases were registered in Britain, the possibility of a ban on New Year’s events is being expressed. The government of the UK province of Wales has banned gatherings of more than 6 people at home and outside indefinitely from the day after Christmas. Not more than six people will be allowed to enter the pub at a time. Despite recent studies confirming Omicron’s effect is mild, many countries are considering imposing more restrictions in the new year.
Germany banned the celebration of the new year
Germany has banned celebrating the New Year. Japan has decided to continue border controls when a new case comes in. Singapore has stopped the sale of new tickets for its flights and buses for quarantine-free travel from Thursday.
It’s not March-20, will compete: Biden
US President Joe Biden said that March-2020 is over and we now have to fight Omicron and we are ready to compete. Biden said in an address, the emphasis will be on vaccination. The government will distribute 50 crore kits free of cost for the test at home.
12 cases of Omicron in Balochistan…
There have been 12 suspected cases of Omicron form of corona in Balochistan province of Pakistan. Patients sent to isolation, their samples have been sent for confirmation.
Good signs: d. New cases of Kovid-19 decreased in Africa…
Johannesburg. There is news of relief in South Africa that new cases of Kovid-19 infection have come down from 27,000 cases on Monday to 15,424 on Tuesday.
India handed over one million doses of vaccine to Myanmar
India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla handed over one million doses of the Kovid-19 vaccine made in India to the representatives of the Red Cross Society to help the people of Myanmar. This is the first official high-level visit from India after the army took over Myanmar on February 1 to oust the democratic government. During the two-day visit, Shringla will hold discussions with the State Administration Council led by General Min Aung Hlaing. The topics of discussion will be humanitarian aid to Myanmar, security, India-Myanmar border and political situation.
Can’t escape by giving booster dose: WHO chief
WHO Director-General Gabriel Tedros Ghebreyesus has warned that some countries may not avoid the pandemic by giving a booster dose of the Kovid-19 vaccine. Rather, by doing so, the epidemic will continue for a long time. Instead, they should supply vaccines to countries that have had fewer vaccinations. Otherwise the corona virus will continue to spread and mutate. Gebreyes said on Wednesday, “Today in some countries, when 20 percent of vaccines are given only as boosters or as additional doses, in many countries a large number of people are hospitalized and dying without vaccines.”
WHO says broad-based administration of booster doses in high/upper-middle income countries exacerbates global vaccine disparities, contributing to prolongation of the pandemic.
But the European director of WAO said – give booster dose soon
Unlike WHO chief Gebreyesus, the organization’s European director, Dr. Heinz Kluge, has advocated for countries in Europe to be given booster doses as soon as possible in view of Omicron’s threat. We could see another storm coming, Kluge said.
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