#AceHealthReport – Jan.27: MOSCOW, January 27 (Sputnik) – The death toll from the coronavirus infection in the world topped 2.166 million, over 100.6 million cases of infection were detected, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from federal and local authorities, media and other sources:
#Coronavirus Report: Global cases of #COVID19 reach a milestone of over 100-million cases with sadly deaths of 2-million as confirmed by JHU
- Global Confirmed100,670,714
- Global Deaths2,167,894
- U.S. Confirmed25,551,884
- U.S. Deaths427,844
- Global MapU.S. Map
As of 20:00 GMT Wednesday, the number of cases globally is 100,641,602, including 2,166,299 fatalities: The United States still has the highest case count in the world, with 25,531,924, including 427,432 fatalities:
VACCINES, TREATMENT: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that unequal global access to coronavirus vaccines risks protracting the pandemic and resulting in continued hotspots around the world. The international community should facilitate joint scientific research on the new strains of COVID-19 that have appeared over recent months, Putin said: The African Union is in discussion with Russia for the procurement of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said:
Lesotho may consider purchasing Russia coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, which is becoming the “talk of the world,” Health Minister Motlatsi Meqelepo told Sputnik.
South Africa is looking into Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus and has plans “in the pipeline” regarding it, the head of communications at the country’s health department, Popo Maja, told Sputnik:
UK pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is two months behind the schedule producing its coronavirus vaccine, but February supplies to Europe will still count millions of doses, CEO Pascal Soriot said.
The European Union is committed to defending the integrity of its investment in AstraZeneca and the taxpayers’ money that was used to conclude advance purchasing agreements for the pharmaceutical giant’s vaccine against COVID-19, Stella Kyriakides, the European commissioner for health and food safety, said.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed hope that the domestically-made vaccines against the coronavirus, such as that by AstraZeneca/Oxford, as well as those imported from abroad, would be effective.
India will deliver to Sri Lanka 500,000 doses of domestically-produced Covishield vaccine against the coronavirus free of charge, the High Commission of India in the island nation said.
Iraq has reached an agreement with AstraZeneca to receive two million doses of its coronavirus vaccine, Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi said.
Myanmar has started vaccinating the population against COVID-19 with the Indian-produced Covishield coronavirus vaccine, the country’s Ministry of Health and Sports said.
A Peruvian female volunteer in Phase 3 clinical trials of China’s Sinopharm vaccine died from the coronavirus disease, the Cayetano Heredia university, which conducts the trials, said.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that he had greenlighted a group of private sector companies to purchase 33 million doses of the vaccine against the coronavirus developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.
People infected with the UK strain of coronavirus are less likely to experience loss of smell or taste as a symptom, a survey published by the UK’s official statistics bureau found.
A legal case that Italy intends to open against Pfizer over COVID-19 supply delays is likely to be of civil nature and seek financial compensation, Massimo Dragone, a lawyer specializing on vaccine issues told Sputnik.
DYNAMICS: Russia’s single-day coronavirus cases increase fell below 18,000 for the first time since October 29, as 17,741 new cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours (down from 18,241 the day before), the response center said.
Sixty-eight percent of the viewers who answered a poll launched on Wednesday by the ITV broadcaster said they wanted UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign after the country had passed 100,000 coronavirus deaths.
RESTRICTIONS: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin lifted restrictions on night operation of restaurants and clubs, and also canceled the mandatory requirement to send at least 30 percent of staffers to work from home — it was downgraded to a recommendation amid the decrease in coronavirus incidence.
Armenian citizens will be allowed to travel to Russia by plane starting February 1 if they have a confirmation of their coronavirus negative status, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced.
Traveler’s arriving in the United Kingdom from 22 countries that the UK government has deemed to be high risk due to the discovery of new COVID-19 variants will have to spend 10 days in quarantine at government accommodation sites, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.
The Irish government decided to extend its coronavirus-related restrictions until March 5 to decrease the infection rate, Prime Minister Micheal Martin said.
The French government is considering the implementation of a tough lockdown in combination with other COVID-19 related restrictions after the recent extended curfew failed to contain the spread of the coronavirus, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said.
The major half of French citizens regard another strict nationwide lockdown to curb the COVID-19 pandemic as an undesirable perspective, a poll by the Elabe research institute for BFMTV showed.
France suspended inbound flights operated by Ethiopia’s flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, over violations of certain coronavirus-related regulations, French Secretary of State for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said.
Belgium restricted coronavirus-related measures, becoming the first European country to reinstate ban on all non-essential cross-border travel for five weeks to curb the surge of new COVID-19 cases and contain the spread of the new UK and South African coronavirus variants.
Qatar will keep in force an entry ban for tourists from any country, including Russia, at least until mid-February, Angela Moore, a spokeswoman of Qatar’s National Tourism Council, told Sputnik.
Brazil extended the suspension of flights from the United Kingdom and introduced a fresh ban on arrivals from South Africa.
The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated problems and inbalance in the world, tensions may aggravate even further, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. The unemployment, which was caused by the coronavirus pandemic across the world, is “worrying,” Putin also said.
Moscow’s budget lost 700 billion rubles ($9.3 billion) due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Deputy Mayor Vladimir Efimov said.
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has confirmed its decision to host the European Championship (Euro 2020) in 12 cities, as previously planned.
The German government downgraded forecast for the country’s GDP growth in 2021 to 3 percent from 4.4 percent previously, the restoration of the economy to pre-crisis level is expected in mid-2022, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said.
France’s ski resorts have seen a 70 percent decrease in attendance and are likely to suffer up to an 8-billion-euro (over $9.6 billion) loss in revenue over the winter due to the ongoing closures of mechanical means to lift tourists to slopes amid the coronavirus crisis, Alexandre Maulin, president of the Domaines Skiables de France (DSF) union, told Sputnik.
The number of tourists who visited Egypt in 2020 amounted to 3.6 million people, and was the lowest in over 20 years, according to a report from the country’s tourism ministry obtained by Sputnik.
RESPONSE: US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said she was working toward addressing a K-shaped recovery of the US economy expected to take place after the coronavirus pandemic.
Ecuador has cracked down on an alternative medicine center that administered pseudo-vaccines to people with COVID-19, with some 70,000 doses in total injected during its operation, El Comercio reported.
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