Prime Minister Israle Benjamin Netanyahu believes that the country is about to escape the Covid-19 pandemic thanks to the rapid vaccination campaign of its people.
Israel on March 7 took a step closer to restoring its normal state after the pandemic when the government allowed restaurants, bars and cafes to be opened to people with “green passports”. personal identification of immunization or immunity after a new strain of corona virus.
In particular, restaurants are currently allowed to serve meals in closed spaces with 75% capacity, maximum number of guests is 100 people and tables must be spaced 2 meters apart.
|Prime Minister Israle Benjamin Netanyahu is enjoying a cake with Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion (right) at a newly reopened cafe on March 7. Photo: barrons.com|
“We are about to return to normal life,” Prime Minister Netanyahu announced as he savored pastries at a coffee shop in Jerusalem.
According to France 24, Israel started a nationwide immunization campaign last December. Up to now, an estimated 40% of the country’s population has been vaccinated with Covid-19. Specifically, more than 3.7 million people out of nearly 9 million people of Israel have received 2 doses of the vaccine from Pfizer / BioNTech. Nearly 5 million people received the first shot.
Netanyahu wants all Israelis over the age of 16 to be vaccinated by the end of this month. He also hopes the economy will be almost completely reopened on the Jewish Passover celebration, which begins March 27.
Israel’s vaccination campaign currently ranks first in the world in terms of speed. Netanyahu’s government has announced plans to immunize 100,000 Palestinians with work permits in Israel.
Austria suspends AstraZeneca vaccination
The Austrian authorities have decided to suspend AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine while investigating one death and one illness following its vaccination.
Reuters cites a March 7 announcement from the Austrian Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG) as saying that the agency had received two reports of the “temporary link” of the two cases. above with vaccination from the same batch of vaccine AstraZeneca at the health center district Zwettl in the province of Lower Austria.
According to BASG, a 49-year-old woman died of a severe clotting disorder and a 35-year-old woman had pulmonary embolism but was recovering, according to BASG. Local media reported that both of them were nurses working at the Zwettl medical center.
The Austrian authorities admitted, currently there is no solid evidence to confirm that these two cases are caused by vaccination. Meanwhile, an AstraZeneca spokesperson confirmed that all their vaccine batches when shipped are under strict quality control.
According to the manufacturer, the trials and practical experiences up to this point show that their vaccine is safe and effective. Their products have been approved for use in more than 50 countries. The company said it is keeping in touch with Austrian authorities and supporting the host country’s investigation.
China wants to give internal vaccines to citizens abroad
Speaking at a press conference on March 7, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced that the country was preparing to establish regional-scale vaccination sites to inject homemade Covid-19 vaccine for its citizens. there is a need abroad.
According to Reuters, China’s top diplomat did not specify which neighboring countries Beijing was negotiating with its neighbors on the plan. But, he said, a small group of Chinese people stranded abroad have been vaccinated by Chinese companies.
China is launching a mass vaccination of the new corona virus with the goal of vaccinating about 40% of its population by July this year. Beijing has also pledged to provide 10 million doses of vaccine to the UN-sponsored global vaccine-sharing program COVAX.
Vaccines produced by mainland companies have been delivered to several countries such as Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Wang reiterated President Xi Jinping’s statement about making Chinese vaccines a “public good”. He asserted Beijing opposes “vaccine nationalism,” as well as any attempt to politicize cooperation in supplying this product.
South Africa warns against fake vaccines
South African Police (SAPS) on March 7 recommended the sale of fake Covid-19 vaccines on the black market, and at the same time advised people to be vigilant to avoid exposing themselves to health risks.
Earlier last week, SAPS said it seized multiple doses of fake vaccines and masks at a warehouse in the northern province of Guateng and arrested four related smugglers. In mid-November last year, the authorities also discovered a large amount of fake vaccines and masks worth nearly $ 400,000.
South Africa currently records more than 1.5 million cases with 50,678 people who do not survive.
Other notable news about the pandemic:
Statistics page Worldometers, as of the early morning of March 8 (Vietnam time), the pandemic has hit 219 countries and territories, infecting more than 117.4 million people with over 2.6 million deaths. . However, nearly 93 million patients worldwide have recovered.
– The United States is still the country most heavily affected with nearly 29.7 million cases of positive for the new strain of corona virus, of which 537,784 did not survive. However, the war against the pandemic of the United States is raising hope when the number of new infections per day tends to decrease sharply.
– The Brunei Ministry of Health on March 7 announced the removal of social segregation measures and implementing a new normal phase for important social activities, including allowing mass gatherings, including from March 8. However, the authorities also recommend that people scan QR codes for health in all locations and always take precautions such as regularly washing hands and using masks in public.
– Berlin government says that starting March 8, people in the German capital can be tested for Covid-19 free of charge at designated locations. Every Berlin resident can get quickly tested once a week and receive a quarantine test certificate.
– Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assistant in the economic field Maxim Oreshkin has just been diagnosed with a new strain of corona virus. However, the Kremlin confirmed that Putin did not meet with Oreshkin recently and next week’s cabinet meeting on economic issues will be postponed.
The AstraZeneca vaccine effectively prevents the viral variant, over 92 million cases worldwide from Covid-19
Initial data from an Oxford University study showed that AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine was effective against P1, a virus variant discovered in Brazil.
The Philippines has soared in the number of Covid-19 infections, and many countries have tightened their restrictions
On March 6, the Philippines recorded an additional 3,439 cases of Covid-19 infection, the highest increase since October 12, 2020.
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