Interfax news agency reported that people entering Russia from the UK are required to self-isolate for two weeks. Earlier, earlier this week, Russia stopped flights to and from the UK for a week, starting from December 22.
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The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (China) government announced that those who were outside of China between December 2-24 will be required to undergo mandatory isolation at designated hotels for 21 days. , instead of 14 days as before. These people will have to be tested on the 19th or 20th day after entering and Hong Kong and will continue to be isolated until the results are available.
Not only the UK, many countries around the world have also recorded the appearance of the VUI-202012/01 variant. In the past 24 hours, Germany, Japan, and Lebanon have all reported the first cases of infection with a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most of these cases have returned from the UK.
The appearance of variant VUI-202012/01 with an infection rate 70% higher than the original strain is a big challenge in the race to control the disease.
For Japan, the appearance of the VUI-202012/01 variant is very worrisome in the context that the number of new infections of SARS-CoV-2 in Tokyo has continuously increased to the highest level ever. In the past 24 hours, this city recorded an additional 884 cases of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection.
This is the second day in a row that this city has more than 800 new infections, with the number of serious cases at 81, an increase of 8 cases from a day earlier and also the highest number since the state of emergency was lifted. cancel.
Japanese experts also warned of the risk of an explosion in the number of infections in Tokyo, and called for maximum prevention measures.
Specialist Masataka Inokuchi, Vice President of the Tokyo Medical Association, warned that Tokyo’s health system could be overwhelmed in the period of late 2020 and early New Year 2021.
Faced with the above situation, Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has urged Japanese people to celebrate the New Year quietly and avoid organizing gatherings of family and friends to curb the number of infections that are increasing recently. .
Speaking at the last press conference of 2020, Prime Minister Suga affirmed that there is no need to re-impose a state of emergency and that the government will find ways to encourage restaurants to shorten operating hours. He also called for the cooperation of the people by limiting gatherings as much as possible to prevent the disease from spreading during the holiday.
South Korea also recorded an all-time high number of new infections per day despite the country’s strict social distancing regulations to prevent a wave of virus infections during the winter.
According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KDCA), the country recorded an additional 1,241 positive cases of SARS-CoV-2, including 1,216 community transmission, bringing the total number of cases in the country. This country has 54,770 cases.
Meanwhile, South Africa – the worst-affected country in Africa, has also recently discovered a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, called 501.V2. In the past 24 hours, the country recorded a total of 14,305 new cases, bringing the total number of cases nationwide to 968,563 while the number of deaths from COVID-19 in this country also increased by 326 cases to 25,983 cases. In the past two days, South Africa has detected about 14,000 new cases every day. Therefore, the authorities of this country call on all people to unite to fight the epidemic.
Regarding epidemic vaccines, the director of Russia’s Gamaleya National Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Alexander Ginzburg, said that about 85% of people who received the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 were produced by the country. showed no side effects in 3 trial phases.
According to him, trials also found that 15% of people who injected Sputnik V had redness at the injection site and had a mild headache, but this symptom disappeared within 24 hours of injection. The most unpleasant symptom that can occur is a fever of 38 degrees for 2 days but can take a paracetamol tablet to bring down the fever.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become the first country in the world to provide free COVID-19 vaccine to all people, developed by China’s Sinopharm.
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