The epidemic caused by the Corona virus has slowed for the fifth consecutive week in the world, and the European Union announced the availability of a certificate of vaccination in member states early next month, while the World Health Organization called for donating more vaccines.
And with 466,400 daily infections recorded in the world this week, the indicator fell again by 15% compared to the previous week, according to the French Press Agency. Read also The Corona pandemic plunged an additional 100 million workers into poverty Can corona vaccines affect the menstrual cycle?Is the new Corona strain Thai or Egyptian?In seven steps, how do you convince your friend to receive the Corona vaccine?
The epidemic slowed significantly this week in Asia (-28%) and Europe (-13%), where the largest decrease was observed in Sweden (-36%), then in Nepal (-35%), India (-33%), and Bahrain (-32%).
The epidemic also slowed sharply in the United States and Canada (-28%), slowed slightly in the Middle East (-6%), while it accelerated in Australia (+51%), Africa (+18%) and Latin America (+5%).
India still records the highest daily deaths (3,300 deaths per day this week), followed by Brazil (1800), Mexico (815) and Argentina (530).
Globally, daily deaths decreased this week to 11,165 deaths per day, a decrease of 5%.
The epidemic has killed at least 3 million and 704 thousand people around the world so far.
The World Health Organization reports that the actual number of people who have died directly or indirectly as a result of the epidemic is up to 3 times higher than the officially announced figures.
On the other hand, the European Commission announced that the digital vaccination certificate will be available in all member states of the European Union from the first of next month, and the certificate can be paper that can be stored in a mobile device.
The Commission said that the certificate confirming vaccination would facilitate the free and safe movement of citizens in the European Union and help enable the lifting of current travel restrictions.
The Commission explained that holders of this certificate will be exempted from the measures restricting movement, calling on member states to refrain from imposing additional travel restrictions on holders of the certificate unless they are necessary.
Yesterday, British Health Minister Matt Hancock questioned a quick agreement on a certificate of vaccination before the start of a meeting with his counterparts in the Group of Seven in Oxford, and said, “We are somewhat far from an internationally agreed approach to this matter.”
On the other hand, the European Union submitted a proposal to the World Trade Organization on a multilateral action plan to ensure an increase in the supply of vaccines, and called for lifting restrictions on exports, but without the support for lifting patents that Washington wants.
The European Commission reiterated its reservations about the proposal to suspend intellectual property protection for vaccines, which is requested by countries such as India and South Africa, and recently received the support of the US administration.
In recent weeks, the European Union harshly criticized the United States, which almost did not export doses in order to give priority to its population.
In turn, the World Health Organization warned of the availability of very few vaccines for the current and next months, adding that this means facing a gap in the supply of countries that vaccinate using the Kovacs mechanism.
The organization confirmed that the mechanism suffers from a shortage, despite the promises made by some countries, such as the United States, which pledged Thursday to donate 75% of its 80 million doses to Kovacs.
The disruption to the export of Indian vaccines and delays in obtaining other vaccines mean that the Kovacs Global Vaccine Program is short of about 200 million doses, WHO Senior Adviser Bruce Aylward told a news briefing.
At the economic forum in St. Petersburg today, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that “every Russian citizen has the opportunity to receive the vaccine completely and free of charge… I ask our citizens to take this opportunity and protect themselves,” adding that Russia can “provide an opportunity” for foreigners to receive the vaccine.
In India, a committee of government scientists stated in a report that the “Delta” strain, which was first discovered in India, is highly contagious, and it may affect those who have had the disease or those who have not received the full dose of vaccination.
In Britain, the frequency of infection with the Corona virus almost doubled with the spread of the mutated strain “Delta”, which raised concerns about the country’s plans to lift restrictions that were scheduled for June 21.
On the other hand, the Turkish Ministry of Health announced that the total number of Corona vaccine vaccinations has increased to more than 30 million doses, stressing that it has agreements to purchase Corona vaccines equivalent to more than 3 times the number of the population.
In Iraq, the Iraqi Ministry of Health announced the registration of 26 deaths and 4,157 new infections, as well as the recovery of 4,126 patients.
In Jordan, the Ministry of Health said that it had recorded 9 deaths, and 494 new infections with the Corona virus, as well as the recovery of 521 cases.
Today, the Tunisian authorities decided to extend the partial curfew decision until June 27, in addition to continuing to implement the decisions previously taken to address the Corona pandemic.