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Coronavirus: last minute on infections, the omicron variant, masks and restrictions LIVE

Ómicron continues its accelerated expansion.

The covid continues to advance in Europe with the omicron variant and also in Spain. Vaccination is slowing down its effects, but the authorities call not to lower our guard and continue with protection measures.

In this thread we explain the latest news:

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Teleworking is on the rise again in Germany due to the omicron variant

Teleworking rose again in Germany due to the increase in infections due to the omicron variant, with up to 27.9% of employees who worked at least intermittently from home in December, According to a survey released today by the German economic institute Ifo.

Last August, telework comprised 23.8% of employees and in March it reached its peak with 31.7% .

The recent increase in working from home, at least partially, was registered in all sectors.

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Cantabria today receives another 6,000 doses for children

Cantabria will receive on Monday, January 3, the second batch of pediatric vaccines against covid-19 with 6,000 new doses to advance in the vaccination of minors in the group of 5 to 11 years.

The 6,000 doses are added to the 18,000 already received and with which children began to be vaccinated at the El Alisal health center, specifically those they reserved through the self-appointment.

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The Government and the autonomous communities will analyze the return to classes on Tuesday

The Government and the communities will analyze in an extraordinary meeting next Tuesday the situation of the pandemic and the possible measures before the beginning of the second semester in educational centers after the Christmas break.

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Covid-19 infections remain at around 1,600 in Navarra

Covid-19 infections 19, according to provisional data from the Government of Nava rra, remain at around 1,600 at the beginning of the year, with 1,663 being detected in the last day.

This figure, corresponding to Sunday, January 2, continues on the line of 1 January, when 1,589 cases were counted, far from the figures of previous days.

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Incidence continues to rise in Germany, gradually returning to classrooms

Incidence rises for the fifth consecutive day in Germany , where today begins the staggered return to the classrooms typical of the federal system while the concern about the advance of the omicron variant remains.

The cumulative incidence in Germany stands at 232.4 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days, compared to 222.7 yesterday and also a week ago and 439.2 a month ago in the middle of the fourth wave of the pandemic.

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More than half Italy enters the “yellow zone” for the omicron variant

Most of Italy is now in the “yellow zone”, with eleven regions and 63% of Italians in the second level of the restriction system established by the pandemic, after the rapid spread of the omicron variant has led the country to surpass the record of daily infections in recent days.

The 37 million inhabitants of the regions of Lombardy, Lazio, Piedmont, Sicily, Liguria, Marche, Veneto, Friuli-Venice Giulia, Calabria and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano, according to calculations by the Italian association Coldiretti, go to the second level of limitations, although in fact they will hardly notice any changes, after the latest measures adopted by the Government.

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Aragon reported 3,141 infections on Sunday, 472 more

Aragon has notified 3,141 new infections of covid-19 corresponding to Sunday, January 2, 472 more than the previous day, also a holiday, and 1,481 more positive than it did e one week.

According to provisional data published this Monday in the Transparency Portal of the Government of Aragon, 2,423 infections have been reported in the province of Zaragoza, 500 in that of Huesca and 204 in Teruel, while in 1 the origin has not been identified.

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China finds 161 new cases of covid, 101 due to local contagion

The National Health Commission of China announced today the detection of 161 new positives of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus this Sunday, 101 of them due to local contagion in Shaanxi (center, 92) and Zhejiang (east, 9).

Ninety of the registered cases in Shaanxi they correspond to its capital, Xian, which has been confined by a regrowth since the end of December.

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Venezuela will begin this Monday to inject booster doses against covid

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, reported this Sunday that tomorrow start They are going to inoculate the population with booster doses against covid-19, after announcing that 91% of citizens have already received the vaccine, although it did not clarify whether they have received the two necessary doses or only one.

“Tomorrow we start the booster vaccination, everyone pending, we start the day, we have booster vaccines all year 2022,” he said in an audio message broadcast on his social networks.

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Mexico reports 10,864 new infections and 116 new deaths from coronavirus

The Ministry of Health (SSa) of Mexico reported this Sunday that the country registered 116 new deaths from covid-19 to reach 299,544 total deaths and 10,864 new infections for a total of 3,990,587.

The 10,864 infections exceeded 10,037 cases on December 31, the last day of the year.

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Salut and the Council of Pharmaceutical Colleges of Catalonia present the new collaboration tion to notify positive tests

The director of the Catalan Health Service, Gemma Craywinckel, and the president of the Council of Pharmaceutical Colleges of Catalonia, Jordi Casas , will present Monday at a press conference the new collaboration that both organizations have reached to notify antigen tests with positive results.

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Brazil adds 28 deaths from covid and is on alert for cases on cruise ships

Brazil added 28 deaths from covid-10 and 1,721 new infections this Sunday, while the authorities remain alert for the outbreaks that have been detected in the five cruise ships that currently operate on the country's coastline.

The balance presented by the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass) is affected by the reduction of the personnel dedicated to collecting the information, which is usual on weekends, and it is also incomplete, since five of the 27 states of the country ís have not published their daily information.

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Panama has confirmed at least 55 cases of the omicron

The authorities of Panama said this Sunday that 55 cases of the contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus have already been confirmed, that already has community transmission and is driving a fourth pandemic wave in the country.

Of that number, nine are new cases detected since last Thursday – when a total of 46 infections had been reported confirmed from the om icron – corresponding to people between 19 and 45 years old residing in the Panamanian capital and its surroundings, as well as in the province of Coclé.

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Ecuador registers 704 new cases of covid-19 and accumulates 552,324 positives

Ecuador added 704 new infections of covid-19 this Sunday and accumulated 552,324 positive cases of the disease during the pandemic, according to a latest report released by the Ministry of Public Health.

The death toll confirmed with covid-19 amounted to 23,855, one more than on Saturday, to which are added 9,828 “probable deaths” with the disease, for a total of 33,683 deaths.

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A slight increase in income blurs the contagion brake in many communities

The epidemiological situation follows the trend of reduction in infections that began on New Year's Eve in several autonomous communities, although this decrease does not follow the same line as the number of admissions when registering an upturn in hospitalizations.

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Psychologists warn against a return to blended school for adolescents

The Community of Madrid values ​​these days, as a result of the sixth wave of the pandemic, accelerated with the omicron variant, a blended return to school for ESO and Baccalaureate students. A measure that, if approved, will affect one of the groups, adolescents, who are hardest hit by social isolation. The psychologists consulted by EL PERIÓDICO warn against this option, which they consider that it does not make “any sense” from the point of view of containing the coronavirus and will have effects in the already touched mental health of these young people.

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The British Government prepares for staff absences of up to 25%

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked those responsible for public sector organizations to make “contingency plans” in the face of the possible absence of up to 25% of the workforce due to covid contagion, the Cabinet Office reported this Sunday of the government. Managers must make “solid preparations” for the “worst case scenario” and anticipate having to cover losses of 10, 20 or even 25%, especially in sectors where it is not possible to work from home, such as Healthcare or Education.

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France reduces the isolation of vaccinated with covid to seven days

Vaccinated people who contract the coronavirus in France will only have to isolate themselves for seven days instead of ten, as announced this Sunday by the French minister of Health, Olivier Véran, while vaccinated close contacts will not have to undergo quarantine. In an interview with the weekly Journal du Dimanche, Véran confirmed that the isolation conditions will be reduced as of this Monday: people with the complete vaccination schedule will have to isolate themselves for seven days or earlier, even if on the fifth day an antigen test results. negative.

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Spain announces a donation of almost 5.5 million Pfizer vaccines to Colombia

The Government of Spain will donate 5,488,470 doses of Pfizer's vaccine against covid to Colombia in the coming weeks -19 through the Covax mechanism, official sources reported this Sunday. “In line with its unconditional defense of fair, equitable and universal access to vaccines against covid-19, and in the context of the good health management of the Colombian Government, Spain is preparing to donate a new batch of 5,488 in the coming weeks .470 doses of Pfizer vaccines, “the Spanish embassy said in a statement. With this delivery, the third in the European country, the total of vaccines donated by Spain to Colombia will amount to 6,546,070 doses from Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

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Germany trusts to authorize emergency this month anticovid pill

The German Minister of Health, Karl Lauterbach, is still waiting this month for an emergency authorization in Germany for Paxlovid, Pfizer's anticovid pill, for the treatment of serious conditions caused by coronavirus and of which the country has already secured a million units. According to the minister, the Federal Institute for Medicines and Medical Devices (BfArM) is currently preparing a national emergency authorization, so that Germany can use Paxlovid even before the European Medicines Authority (EMA) authorizes the pill.

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Israel identifies its first case of “flurone”, covid and influenza simultaneous

Israel detected its first case of simultaneous contagion of coronavirus and influenza virus, known as “flurone”, in an unvaccinated pregnant woman, The Israeli Health Ministry confirmed this Sunday to Efe. The woman was discharged on December 30 after being treated for mild symptoms derived from this double infection, the Times of Israel added. Cases of “flurone” were first detected in the United States during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic. The circulation of influenza viruses and covid-19 at the same time worries about the high risk for the population, especially vulnerable, since the two diseases affect the upper respiratory system, experts warn.

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India begins to vaccinate those over 15 years of age amid increased cases

The Indian health authorities began this Monday to inoculate against the coronavirus to young people between 15 and 18 years old, while the country registers the highest number diary of infections in three months and the number of cases of the omicron variant now rises to 1,700.

Almost 100,000 young people have signed up to receive the first dose of the Covaxin anticovid vaccine, produced by the Indian laboratories Bharat Biotech, according to data from the official Cowin platform, created by the Indian authorities for the management of vaccination.

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Australia registers record cases of covid-19 but maintains economic openness

Australia registered a record number of almost 40,000 covid-19 infections on Monday while Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison assured that will maintain its economic reopening plans.

“We have changed gears … We are managing in a different way to be able to live with the virus. People can keep working, children can go back to school when it starts again. People can keep their businesses open and earn a living, “Morrison told Nine Network television.

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