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“It’s underway now,” Biden said of talks about when the restrictions could be lifted, Reuters reports.
He said he would likely be able to respond “in the next few days as to what is likely to happen … I am awaiting news from our … COVID team as to when this should be done.”
The South American country has now recorded 538,942 total coronavirus deaths and 19,262,518 total confirmed cases, Reuters reports.
Those responsible for the trial said that an in vitro trial to determine the vaccine’s effectiveness against the more contagious Delta strain of the virus showed a four-fold reduction in the neutralizing effect against it, compared to a reduction three times less severe previously reported by Chinese scientists. , reports Reuters.
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England’s chief medical officer has warned that the number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 is currently doubling every three weeks or so and could reach “pretty frightening numbers” if the trend continues.
Speaking at a webinar hosted by the Science Museum, Professor Whitty said, “I don’t think we should underestimate the fact that we could be in trouble again surprisingly quickly. “
He added, “We’re by no means out of the woods on this, we’re in much better shape thanks to the immunization program, drugs and a variety of other things.
“But it has a long way to go in the UK, and it’s even further from working globally. ”
If the new plans are approved by Parliament, only people vaccinated or cured of the coronavirus will be allowed to participate in indoor events of more than 100 people, AFP reports.
They will also need to wear masks, except for eating and drinking.
The proposal is a joint plan developed by the Prime Minister’s office as well as the ministries of health and the economy.
That brings the total figures to 2,629,648 infections and 235,740 deaths, Reuters reports.
The government has said the actual number of cases is likely significantly higher, and recently released separate data suggests the actual death toll may be 60% higher than the official number.
The Minister of Health Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr recommended wearing a mask at all times and avoiding “travel and travel during the festival, reports AFP.
Diouf Sarr also recommended working from home where possible and reducing staff elsewhere.
Infections have increased across the continent, with Senegal itself recording a record 733 new infections on Wednesday, followed by 674 on Thursday.
The social media company, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp, needs to redouble its efforts to remove inaccurate vaccine information from its platform, Psaki said.
She said 12 people were responsible for nearly 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms. The discovery was reported in May by the Center for Countering Digital Hate, but Facebook took issue with the methodology.
“Everyone remains active on Facebook,” Psaki said. She added that Facebook “also needs to act faster to remove harmful and abusive posts.”
The platform has introduced rules prohibiting certain false claims about the coronavirus and its vaccines, Reuters reports.
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Abu Dhabi announces partial lockdown
The Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee said: “The national sterilization program in the emirate has been launched… Traffic and the public will be restricted and there will be no transport services and the public must stay at home, except in case of emergency and necessity. Provisions. ”
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