Worldwide, this Tuesday, there are 29.6 million cases of contamination and 936,000 deaths from the coronavirus.
5 million mark in India
The pandemic is advancing at high speed in Inde, who crossed the threshold of five million people infected this Wednesday after registering a million new cases in just 11 days.
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, warned on Wednesday about the dangers of “vaccine nationalism”, while Europeans have faced the pandemic in dispersed order and the search for a vaccine is the subject of global competition.
“Vaccine nationalism puts lives at risk”, stressed Ursula von der Leyen to the European Parliament, while the great powers pre-reserve doses of vaccines in development at great expense.
More than 936,000 dead
The pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has taken more than 936,000 dead in the world since the end of December, according to a report established by AFP from official sources this Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Over 29.6 million cases of contamination have been diagnosed.
The United States are the most bereaved country with 195,961 dead, followed by the Brazil (133.119), l’Inde (82.066), on Mexico (71.678) and the United Kingdom (41.664).
Nurses have paid a much heavier price for the pandemic than official statistics show, which record just over 1,000 deaths, out of just 44 countries, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said on Wednesday.
Reconfinement envisaged in Madrid
Madrid region, epicenter of the rebound of the epidemic in Spain, announced Wednesday that it plans to confine areas of the city or region with the largest increase in the number of contaminations.
Of “restrictions on gatherings of people and also on mobility” will be announced “by the end of the week”, according to an official.
OECD mixed outlook
The global recession should be less pronounced than expected in 2020, estimates the OECD in its economic outlook published on Wednesday, the rapid and consistent reaction of states having made it possible to limit the damage. But the recovery is expected to be weaker in 2021 than it anticipated in June.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) expects growth of 5% in 2021, after a decline of 4.5% in 2020.
World Conservation Congress still postponed
The World Conservation Congress scheduled for January in Marseille has been postponed again due to the pandemic, which for many experts precisely illustrates the impact of humans on biodiversity.
Delay for the Sagrada Familia
The work of the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, emblematic building of Barcelona imagined by the architect Antoni Gaudi, cannot be completed in 2026 as planned, due to the pandemic, its officials acknowledged on Wednesday.
Jewish New Year
For the first time in its history, Jerusalem’s Great Synagogue will not host Jewish New Year celebrations on Friday, due to restrictions against the coronavirus.
Jewish pilgrims at the Ukraine-Belarus border
Ukraine on Wednesday accused Belarus of“exacerbate” the crisis born of the blockade of 2,000 Jewish pilgrims at the border due to restrictions linked to the coronavirus, others continuing to arrive in precarious conditions.
Mainly arriving from Israel, these Hasidic Jews hoped to participate in a pilgrimage to Uman, in central Ukraine, and passed through Belarus believing they could bypass the restrictions put in place by Kiev.