Japanese want games without foreign spectators ++

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06:53 | The Japanese prefer the Olympics without spectators from abroad

Due to the pandemic, the majority of Japanese people are opposed to the presence of public from abroad at the Tokyo Olympics, according to a poll published this Monday (03/08/2021).

The poll, carried out by the Yomiuri newspaper, reveals that only 18% of respondents are in favor of allowing foreign spectators to enter Japan for the Olympics, while 77% are against it. The Tokyo Games, which were scheduled to take place in 2020, have been postponed due to the global health crisis and are scheduled from July 23 to August 8.

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05:45 | Madrid maintains mobility restrictions in 15 areas

The Community of Madrid does not add this Monday (08.03.2021) new basic health areas with mobility restrictions, but maintains them in 15 where there is still a high incidence of coronavirus and 301,000 Madrilenians live, while the limitations are lifted in three areas and a locality that have experienced data improvement.

Beyond the restrictions in the areas where these assumptions are met, the Community of Madrid maintains the limitation of night mobility throughout the region from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., and the hospitality and hospitality sector Catering can remain open until 11:00 pm, although the entry of new guests after 10:00 pm is still prohibited.

03:20 | India donates 200,000 vaccines to Nicaragua

Nicaragua received this Sunday (03/07/2021) a donation of 200,000 doses of Covishield vaccines from India that reinforces the immunization program against covid-19 that the country recently started with the application of the Russian Sputnik V, the government reported.

With this batch, the Ministry of Health will expand in the coming days the vaccination plan that it has been developing since March 2 in patients with chronic problems and in a second phase it will include health personnel. According to official figures, the country accumulates 6,489 cases and 174 deaths from COVID-19, but the non-governmental Citizen Observatory, made up of a network of doctors, counts 13,209 suspected cases and 2,997 deaths.

02:11 | Brazil exceeds 11 million infections

Brazil registered 80,508 new cases and 1,086 deaths associated with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, which exceeded eleven million infections and accumulated 265,411 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health reported this Sunday.

Another 996,755 patients are under medical supervision in hospitals or in their residences after having tested positive in clinical tests.

The country, one of the three in the world most affected by the new coronavirus pandemic in absolute numbers, along with the United States and India.

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