Today, Thursday, India set a world record for daily deaths due to the Corona virus, and the total global infections exceeded 174 million, while Washington announced its intention to donate half a billion doses of the Pfizer vaccine to the world.
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The number of infected people around the world reached 175 million and 184 thousand and 928.
The United States comes at the top of the list with 34,264,727 injuries, followed by India, then Brazil, France, Turkey, Russia, Britain, Italy, Argentina and Germany.
In the Arab region, Iraq is at the top of the list of affected countries, followed by Jordan, then the Emirates, Lebanon, Morocco and Saudi Arabia.
On the other hand, the White House said that US President Joe Biden intends to buy 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and donate them to more than 90 countries, and called on the world’s democracies to play their role to help put an end to the pandemic.
The White House said that the new donation comes in addition to the 80 million doses Washington pledged to donate at the end of June, and the two billion dollars allocated to fund the Kovacs Initiative led by the World Health Organization and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).
A White House official said it would be part of the $4 billion the United States has pledged in total to Kovacs this year.
The American company Pfizer and its German partner Biontech confirmed that they will provide 200 million doses this year, and 300 million in the first half of next year, to be distributed by the United States to 92 low-income countries and the African Union.
The World Health Organization constantly urges rich countries to give top priority to a fair distribution of vaccines everywhere, and a United Nations report revealed Thursday that 9 million children may be forced to work due to the epidemic, in addition to the 160 million already forced to do so.
“We are retreating in our fight against child labor and the past year has not allowed the situation to improve,” said Henrietta Fore, head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “As we enter the second year of quarantine measures, school closures, economic shocks and shrinking national budgets, families are being forced to make difficult choices,” she added.
Some Western countries continue to ease restrictions and restore normal life as the epidemic recedes thanks to vaccination.
France and Belgium reopened the indoor halls of bars and restaurants on Wednesday, and the United States eased travel warnings.
The Danish government announced today that it will eliminate the use of face masks in most public places, and will allow 25,000 fans to attend the European Football Championship matches that will be held in Copenhagen.