This is a compilation of the latest news related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as new measures adopted, updated balances and their impact in areas such as sports.
Worldwide two lakh cases daily
In the week of January 1 to 7. more than 2 million daily cases of Covid-19 On average, found worldwide; A number that doubled in ten days, according to an AFP tally.
The number of new daily cases has increased by 270% since the micron variant was discovered in Botswana and South Africa in late November 2021.
The majority of recent infections were detected in Europe (7,211,290 cases in seven days, 47% more than in the previous week) and in the United States and Canada (4,808,098 infections, +76%).
However, the current wave of infections is not accompanied by an increase in the number of deaths. In the last seven days, there have been an average of 6,237 deaths per day across the world, the lowest number since the end of October 2020.
More than 150,000 dead in Britain
Covid-19 has already killed at least 150,057 people in the UK, officials announced this Saturday (8). 313 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.
Djokovic asked to train
Tennis player Novak Djokovic, who Was banned from entering Australia due to hygiene measures And one who believes he should be exempted from anti-Covid vaccination because he was infected in December, asked to leave the detention center in Melbourne on Saturday for training.
On Monday, a federal court will hear an appeal filed by the world number one player, who is just a week away from the Australian Open.
According to separate posts on social media, Djokovic attended two public events in Belgrade, the day he tested positive, and the day after. One was the ceremony of honoring Serbia’s young players on 17 December, in which they were not wearing masks, and the other, the presentation of a postage stamp in their honor the day before.
Meanwhile, Czech tennis player Renata Vorakova left Australia this Saturday after her visa was canceled due to health reasons.
Protest in Vienna against sanctions
According to police estimates, 40,000 people demonstrated in the Austrian capital Vienna this Saturday against a mandatory vaccination project and sanitation restrictions. The police made several arrests, but the march went well.
CAN. Burkina Faso team affected by Kovid-19 before
“Between four and five players” of the Burkina Faso team and their coach have tested positive for Covid-19, so they will not be able to take part in the opening game of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) in Yaounde on Sunday, explained the assistant. Coach, who complained about the process.
Iranian poet Baktash Abtin dies in prison after catching Covid
Several human rights organizations announced on Saturday that Tehran regime’s anti-Iranian poet and filmmaker Baktash Abtin has died in prison after being infected with Covid-19.
Quarantine ends for dozens of celebrities in Hong Kong
Dozens of Hong Kong officials and lawmakers, including the police chief and finance minister, may end their quarantine after one of two COVID-19 cases detected at a party tested false positive.
Officials ordered a 21-day quarantine for about 180 people who attended the event.
over 5.4 million dead
The pandemic has killed 5,478,486 people worldwide, AFP reported at 11:00 GMT (8:00 GMT) this Saturday. The United States is the country with the most deaths (836,603), followed by Brazil (619,822), India (483,463) and Russia (315,400). Meanwhile, Mexico crossed the 300,000 dead limit on Friday.
The WHO (World Health Organisation) believes that, however, the balance of the pandemic could be two to three times higher, if the excesses of mortality related to COVID-19, both directly and indirectly, are taken into account.