pandemic update

, published on Sunday 22 November 2020 at 1:05 p.m.

New reports, new measures and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.

– The United States authorizes synthetic antibodies –

The American Medicines Agency (FDA) on Saturday authorized urgently the treatment with synthetic antibodies against Covid-19 from the biotechnology company Regeneron, which had in particular been prescribed to President Donald Trump.

The number of cases has crossed the 12 million mark in this country, the most affected in the world (255,800 deaths).

– Almost 1.4 million dead –

The novel coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 1,381,915 people worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease at the end of December, according to a report established by AFP from official sources Sunday at 11:00 GMT.

More than 58,165,460 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the start of the epidemic, of which at least 37,053,500 are now considered cured.

After the United States, Brazil is the most bereaved country (168,989 dead), followed by India (133,227 dead), Mexico (101,373 dead) and the United Kingdom (54,626 dead).

– England: end of confinement on December 2 –

The British government has announced that the four-week lockdown in England will not be extended beyond December 2, when this British province will return to a system of local restrictions.

In the United Kingdom, the most bereaved country in Europe, each British province decides on its own strategy in the face of the health crisis.

– France: deconfinement in three stages –

The “relaxations” in the confinement in force since October 30 will be made in “three stages” first around December 1, then before the end of year holidays, then from January 2021 “, announced the holder. word of the government in an interview with the press.

Nearly 300 Covid-19 patients have died in the past 24 hours (out of a total of 48,518), or 110 less than the day before, and the number of patients in intensive care continues to decline for the 5th consecutive day, according to reports. French statistics published on Saturday.

– Portugal tightens restrictions –

The Portuguese government has decided to tighten restrictions to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, in particular by closing schools on Monday, November 30 and December 7, on the eve of public holidays.

– Italy: “unprecedented vaccination campaign” –

Italy, where the pandemic has killed more than 48,000 people, will begin an “unprecedented vaccination campaign” at the end of January, starting with the most exposed categories of the population, Italian Minister of Health Roberto Speranza announced on Saturday.

– Iran: closure of non-essential businesses –

Iran announced on Saturday the closure of non-essential businesses in most Iranian cities for up to two weeks.

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