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

The covid continues to advance in Europe with the omicron variant and also in Spain. Vaccination is slowing its effects, but the authorities call not to lower our guard and continue with protection measures, and more, in the face of Christmas, where social interaction will increase. According to the Flightaware portal, more than 7,000 flights were canceled worldwide by airlines during the Christmas long weekend due to the meteoric progression of the omicron variant of covid-19.

In this thread we explain the latest news:

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China finds 197 new cases of covid, 152 of them due to contagion local

The National Health Commission of China announced today the detection of 197 new positives of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 this Tuesday, 152 of them due to local contagion in Shaanxi (center, 151) and in Jiangsu (east, 1).

All positives discovered yesterday in the province of Shaanxi correspond to its capital, Xian, which has been confined since last Thursday.

The figure represents a slight decrease compared to the 182 local cases announced yesterday, which represented the largest daily increase in local cases in all of 2021.

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Three p pass away more people from covid-19 in Venezuela

Three more people died from covid-19 in Venezuela, with what they are already 5,319 people have died since the start of the pandemic, the executive vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, reported on Tuesday.

“Unfortunately, today we have three Venezuelans who died from the coronavirus in the state of Zulia: 2 men aged 86 and 58 and 1 woman aged 59, “explained Rodríguez on his Twitter account.

On the other hand, he reported that In the last 24 hours, 371 new cases of covid-19 were detected, 362 of community transmission and 9 imported.

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Bolivia reports 4,934 new cases of covid-19, the highest in the pandemic

Bolivia reported this Tuesday 4,934 new cases of covid-19, the highest record since the arrival of the pandemic in the country in March of last year, along with 46 deaths that mark the acuity of the fourth peak of co ntages that began at the end of October.

The department of Santa Cruz, the department hardest hit by the pandemic, registered 3,278 infections that by themselves equal and exceed the records nationals that occurred during the previous escalations of contagions of the first semester of this year and of the previous administration.

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Morocco enters the fourth wave with omicron and anticipates that it will be the fastest

Morocco entered the fourth wave of coronavirus infections two weeks ago with an increase in cases of the omicron variant, whose spread will be the “fastest” but the “shortest” in time, according to what a person in charge of the Moroccan Ministry of Health explained to Efe on Tuesday. “This new wave will be the fastest compared to the previous one of the Delta variant, but it will also be the shortest, which according to our estimates will last eleven weeks,” the coordinator of the National Center for Public Health Emergency Operations told EFE. the Ministry of Health, Mouad Mrabet.

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Germany limits contacts and parties before New Year's Eve, with contained incidence

Germany applies from this Tuesday new restrictions both to private meetings as well as to large events, before a New Year's Eve that is feared propitious to the spread of the omicron variant and while protests against the limitations take place. The consensual measures between the government of Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the regional powers extend to the entire country, after some “Länder” – federated states – already began to apply them in the preceding days.

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Greece registers a record of cases due to the omicron variant

Greece registered a jump in daily COVID infections this Tuesday, counting the historical record of 21,657 cases, the result of the strong spread of the omicron variant, which has become prevalent in a matter of a few days. The number of infections more than doubled the record experienced on Monday, when 9,284 infections were registered, although the number of deaths remains stable with 60 deaths.

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Portugal reports 17,172 infections, the maximum for the entire pandemic

The Portuguese health authorities notified this Tuesday 17,172 new infections of coronavirus, the highest daily figure of the entire pandemic and above the maximums reached during the worst wave suffered around the country, last January. The previous maximum was dated January 28 with 16,432 infections, when the country was confined in the middle of the third wave, which collapsed the health system.

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Italy exceeds 78,000 infections in one day and marks a new maximum

Italy registered 78,313 new coronavirus infections in the last twenty-four hours, a figure never seen before in the country and that marks a new maximum, as well as 202 deaths, This figure is also up, as confirmed by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday. The new infections have been located thanks to the high number of tests carried out, more than a million (1,034,677) since yesterday, as many Italians are queuing these days at the doors of pharmacies and clinics to make sure of their health in the middle of Christmas.

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UK brand a new record of almost 130,000 infections in one day

The United Kingdom reported 129,471 new cases of coronavirus this Tuesday, a new record of the pandemic, while hospitalizations in England have advanced 38.3% in seven days and are at the level of early March. In London, the epicenter of the expansion of the omicron variant in the country, 3,024 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, 58.8% more than last Tuesday and the highest figure since February 19.

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Exasperation among the French over the new measures against the virus

The new restrictions announced this Monday by the French Government to stop the exponential increase in infections due to the coronavirus affected in the minds of the French, exasperated by the feeling of “déjà vu”, and in the restoration and health care, mainly affected. “We are exhausted. Our artists, our technicians, our staff … They can no longer systematically reorganize the programming,” Aurélien Binder, vice-president of the national union for musical entertainment, Prodiss, said on the France Info station. ,

Spain adds a new record with almost 100,000 infections in a day

Coronavirus infections in Spain continue to skyrocket, with almost 100,000 more positive cases (99,671) in the last 24 hours, a new record in a week of daily highs, according to the latest official data published this Tuesday. With the sum of the latest infections, more than six million people (6,032,297) have been infected with covid in Spain since the beginning of the pandemic, which continues to escalate with an incidence of 1,360 cases (154 points more than yesterday) , according to the updated report of the Spanish Ministry of Health.

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Honduras exceeds 379,000 cases of covid-19 since the start of the pandemic

The Honduran authorities detected 126 new cases of covid-19 in the last hours, bringing the total number to 379,402 since the start of the pandemic in 2020, the National Risk Management System (Sinager) reported on Tuesday.

In its daily bulletin, the health agency indicated that the new infections were diagnosed after the National Virology Laboratory processed 1,370 tests.

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Good morning, we return to the daily information.

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The Xunta extends until three in the morning the touch of “there is no left”

Galicia will finally relax the ban on street encounters, which will be limited between 3 and 6 a.m. dawn, despite the fact that this morning it had been announced that this limitation would begin at two o'clock. This decision has been adopted by the vice-presidency of the Xunta after meeting with representatives of the hotel industry and nightlife in a meeting that lasted four hours and in which the Minister of Health, Julio García Comesaña, and the Head of Employment, María Jesús Lorenzana.

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Spain beat another record of infections by covid

The Ministry of Health has registered 99,671 infections in the last 24 hours. The incidence is 1,360.62 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

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Childhood vaccination already approaches 25% of children under 11 years of age

The child vaccination campaign against the coronavirus that began two weeks ago has already made it possible to inoculate a dose to 24.6% of children between 5 and 11 years old, according to data provided this Tuesday by the Ministry of Health. They are Extremadura, with 35.4% of the vaccinated population in this age group, and Galicia, with 35.6%, the two autonomous communities that appear at the head of this process, followed by Asturias (34.8%) and Cantabria (34.3%), while the lowest percentages are in the Balearic Islands (11.5%), La Rioja (18.4%) and Madrid (19.5%).

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Ómicron continues to be the predominant variant in Madrid with 79, 4% of cases

The omicron variant of Covid-19 became the majority in the Community of Madrid last week with 79.4% of the cases registered in the week between December 13 and 26, 24 points more than the previous week. Specifically, the new Omicron variant has shown a significant increase in the last 3 weeks, representing 8.9% of the total screenings in 2021. 55.5% of the determinations have been made in women. The median age of those affected is 31 years, although there have been cases from infants to 93 years, the age group most affected has been 25 to 44 years with 47% of all cases of this variant.

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Madrid counts the positive of “self-test” but not communicated to Health

The general director of Public Health of the Community of Madrid, Elena Andradas, has ensured that the positives by self-diagnostic tests that citizens are carried out and that they communicate to the covid information number are counted in the statistics of the region, but are not dumped in the national surveillance system of the Ministry of Health. Andradas has indicated that, according to the current surveillance system, both at the national level and in Madrid, a PCR or an antigen test can be used as a diagnostic test for active infection. If the result of these self-diagnosis tests is positive, the person must notify the free telephone number of the covid service (900 102 112) to provide their data and be informed of the measures to be taken. In the case of having symptoms, he would be referred to a health center, he pointed out.

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Almost 90% of the population over 12 years of age already has the complete vaccination schedule against covid-19

89.9% of the population older than 12 years (37,858,971 people) have already received the complete schedule of vaccination against Covid-19 and 92% have received a dose (38,744,338 people), according to the report published this Tuesday by the Ministry of Health. Regarding additional doses, a total of 13,031,375 have already been administered: 7,418,518 from Pfizer and 5,612,857 from Moderna. These data collect the extra dose of people with a high-risk condition, people who live in residences, over 70 years old, people aged between 60 and 69 years and the Janssen reinforcement, as well as health and social health workers.

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The schools of New York will not close but will distribute mass tests

Schools in New York City, the largest school district in the United States United, with more than a million students, they will not close their doors despite the exponential increase in positive cases of covid-19, but will carry out massive tests, in the same schools or at home, as a measure to protect students. The Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, and the Governor of the State, Kathy Hochul, appeared today together to send the same message: that school “is a safe place” and that the experience of distance learning, when schools were closed during confinement, it was “a failed experiment.”

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Spain is the European country most confident of achieving a global vaccination rate of over 80% in 2022

58% of Spaniards trust in reaching a global vaccination rate, with at least one dose, higher than 80% in 2022, which makes Spain the most optimistic European country in this regard, according to the Ipsos Global Advisor study. Overall, more than half of the world's population (56%), on average, believe that more than 80% of the global citizenry will receive at least one dose of the vaccine in 2022. The European population is the most skeptical about greater distribution of vaccines, as the figures drop to 29% in Hungary and 33% in Poland and Germany.

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The United Kingdom sets a new record of almost 130,000 infections in one day

The United Kingdom reported 129,471 new cases of coronavirus this Tuesday, a new record for the pandemic, while hospitalizations in England have advanced 38.3% in seven days and are at at the level of early March. In London, the epicenter of the expansion of the omicron variant in the country, 3,024 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, 58.8% more than last Tuesday and the highest figure since February 19. Patients in intensive care units in the British capital are 7.4% more than a week ago.

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Galicia plans that the positive antigens at home are validated without PCR and serve to take casualties

The Minister of Health, Julio García Comesaña, has advanced that one of the measures that are planned for the decongestion of primary care in the face of the “explosive” increase in positive cases is the validation of the tests that are carried out at home, without the need for the validation PCR. This would allow, with subsequent processing, for which doctors without the specialty concluded as technicians will be incorporated, the management of temporary disabilities (IT), that is, sick leave.

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The Catalan hospitality industry invents the 'Express New Year's Eve'

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans will decide at the last minute how to spend an unusual New Year's Eve marked by triggered COVID infections, selective confinements, restrictions and, consequently, the continuous changes of plans that already affected Christmas. The curfew and the closure of nightlife will make many citizens opt for celebrations at home, to avoid that 'cinderella' effect that ends the fun shortly after midnight, precipitating the return home. For this reason, most restaurants and hotels have chosen to maintain their calls but advance schedules that allow their customers to enjoy the maximum time of an express New Year's Eve.

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The incidence in Madrid is 1859 cases, more than double that of a week ago

The weekly epidemiological report of the Community of Madrid confirms the sharp rise in infections in the region, since the accumulated incidence at 14 days , which last Tuesday was 688 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, is now 1,859 cases, more than double. In addition, the cumulative incidence at 7 days is 1,256 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which indicates that, foreseeably, growth will continue in the coming days. Ómicron continues to consolidate as the predominant variant of the coronavirus in the region, representing 79.4% of the samples analyzed.

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Málaga increases to twelve positives after six new cases of covid-19

The staff of Má Laga increases to twelve players with a positive covid-19 after six new cases were known this Tuesday, which join the other six that the club announced last Thursday. The Malaguista entity reported that, after the diagnostic tests of PCR, six new cases have been detected among the members of the staff. The twelve casualties from covid-19 join the seven injured footballers, who are defender Juande Rivas and midfielders Luis Muñoz, Jozabed Sánchez, Kevin Medina, Paulino De la Fuente, Ramón Enríquez and Moroccan Hicham Boussufiane.

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Ayuso wants to reduce quarantines by coronavirus from ten days to five

Isabel Díaz Ayuso will ask this Wednesday at the Interterritorial Council that the number of days of quarantine be reduced and that the ten-day isolation for coronavirus positives be left alone in five.

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Tourist apartments in Barcelona lose 2.8 million due to cancellations

The Association of Tourist Apartments of Barcelona (Apartur) figures at 2 , 8 million losses caused by the new restrictive measures approved by the Generalitat to face the sixth wave of the c ovid-19.

This entity estimates that due to these restrictions -such as the closure of nightlife, the curfew or the limitation of capacity in restaurants- have been canceled 22% of the reservations for these days, has informed in a statement.

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Infections in Austria rise 55% while omicron expands

The number of new daily coronavirus infections has risen in Austria to 2,416, 55% more than the 1,550 confirmed yesterday, Monday, while the omicron variant, more contagious, continues to expand and is already dominant in the capital, Vienna , reported today the country's health authorities.

Despite the strong increase, the epidemiological situation in the Alpine republic has clearly improved compared to the fourth wave that hit the country in November with record numbers, hospitals on the verge of saturation and a seven-day incidence of more than a thousand infections per 100,000 inhabitants.

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Antigen test sales tripled the week before Christmas

More than 4.2 were sold in Spain million antigen tests in pharmacies in the week before Christmas, from December 13 to 19, three times more than the previous week, and in Madrid alone there were more than 761,000 during those days.

These sales represent 21.5 percent of those registered globally since July 20, when the sale of antigen tests was allowed without a prescription.

This is stated in the study that the pharmaceutical consultancy Iqvia has distributed today, which shows that the sale of rapid tests has multiplied in all the autonomous communities, with Catalonia leading the way.

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Andalusia adds 58 hospitalized to 958

Andalusia registers this Tuesday, December 28, an increase of 58 hospitals lized in 24 hours to a total of 958, 266 more than a week ago, while the number of patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) increased by eleven to 161, which represents 44 more patients than seven days ago.

This was announced by the Junta de Andalucía in a graphic posted on Twitter. The ICU data is the highest since September 11 (159) and that of hospitalized patients, since August 31 (1,022).

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60% of the Asturian population has undergone covid tests

Almost 606,000 patients, the equivalent of 60 percent of the Asturian population, have undergone covid-19 detection tests by the Health Service of the Principality since the beginning of the pandemic in February of last year.

Specifically, the different patients tested stood at 605,805 yesterday, after the increase in the rate of diagnostic tests that took place during December, especially during Christmas week, in which on the 23rd, Christmas Eve, the record of tests performed in a single day was broken: 8,269.

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La Rioja agrees to close the hotel business at night at one from tomorrow

The Government o La Rioja has agreed this Tuesday to close all hotel, restaurant, nightclub and nightclub establishments from one o'clock in the morning from this Wednesday until next January 24.

The regional executive spokesperson, Álex Dorado, reported at a press conference the new restrictions agreed to in an extraordinary Governing Council in light of the epidemiological situation, after exceeding the historical maximum of accumulated incidence, with more than 2,073 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

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Murcia registers 2,556 cases of covid-19, the highest number of infections since the start of the pandemic

The Region of Murcia has registered 2,556 new positive cases for covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the highest figure since the start of the pandemic, in a day with five deaths from this cause. They are three men and two women of 66, 60, 85, 86 and 82 years old; three of them from health area II (Cartagena), one from area III (Lorca) and one from health area VI (Vega Media del Segura).

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Five positives for coronavirus in Girona

Three Girona footballers and two members of the coaching staff headed by Míchel Sánchez have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Catalan entity reported on Tuesday.

Through their social networks, Girona also explained that the club has “quickly” activated the LaLiga health protocol and that the five affected people are “isolated and quarantined in their private homes.”

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Madrid will open tomorrow the self-appointment to vaccinate children from 5 years

The Community of Madrid will open tomorrow the self-appointment to start vaccinating from on Thursday, December 30 to children from 5 years old and to access immunization with the third dose of l a vaccine against covid from the age of 45.

The Deputy Minister of Health Assistance and Public Health of the Community of Madrid, Antonio Zapatero, and the general director of Public Health, Elena Andradas, have indicated this in the press conference on the epidemiological and healthcare situation in the region due to coronavirus.

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Japan is considering extending the third booster dose of the covid-19 vaccine to the entire population

The Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, said this Tuesday that the Government will consider the possibility of inoculating a third booster dose of the vaccine against the coronavirus to the entire population due to the threat posed by the expansion of the omicron variant.

The authorities have begun to inoculate this third dose to health workers, after that in early 2022 the campaign will be expanded to the older population. Thus, Kishida has stressed that he hopes that the measures against the pandemic are “fully operational”.

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Infections in Galicia skyrocket to almost 3,500 and there are more than 28,000 cases

Coronavirus infections have soared in the last day in Galicia, with a total of 3,468 this Monday, which is more than a thousand than on Sunday, and the number of cases of active infection already reaches 28,334 , after adding more than 2,500, while there are seven more people admitted to hospitals, four of them in intensive care.

In addition, yesterday eight deaths from coronavirus were reported , registered since last day 23, the majority of people with previous pathologies, except a 59-year-old man who died in the health area of ​​Vigo.

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Israel reports nearly 3,000 coronavirus cases in one day for the first time in three months

The Government of Israel has notified this Tuesday about 3,000 cases of coronavirus in one day for the first time in three days, amid the expansion of the omicron variant, which has led Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to warn of the possibility of imposing restrictions again.

The Israeli Ministry of Health has indicated on its website that 2,952 infections have been registered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,369,417, with 8,242 deaths due to covid-19.

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Cantabrian hoteliers appeal the resolution of the closure of leisure night

The Cantabrian Hospitality Business Association has filed an appeal this Tuesday before the Superior Court of Justice against the resolution of the Ministry of Health which e establishes the closure of nightlife in almost half of the municipalities in the region, including the most populated, such as Santander or Torrelavega.

The Business Association of Hospitality of Cantabria has confirmed the presentation of this appeal on which the Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of Cantabria will have to pronounce.

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Uruguay advances its anticovid vaccination schedule for children from 5 to 11 years old

Uruguay will shortly announce the vaccination schedule against covid-19 for children aged 5 to 11 years after the US laboratory Pfizer reported this Monday of the advance of the shipment of their pediatric doses to the South American country, indicated the Undersecretary of Public Health, José Luis Satdjian.

In statements to the media after meeting with the president from Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, and the head of the sanitary portfolio, Daniel Salinas, in the Executive Tower, headquarters of the Uruguayan Government, Satdjian described as “good news” that the vaccine doses for children arrive this Wednesday 29 and not in January, as planned.

“In the next few hours we will announce when the agenda will be open to start signing up,” he indicated.

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Guatemala sends covid-19 tests to Panama to detect omicron

The Guatemalan health authorities sent positive covid-19 tests to Panama this Monday in order to detect if the population has already been infected with the omicrón variant.

According to César Conde, head of the National Health Laboratory, a total of 90 positive SARS-CoV-2 tests were sent to Panama to establish if the new variant has a presence in Guatemala.

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Maduro affirms that 87% of the Venezuelan population is vaccinated with tra the covid-19

The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced this Monday that 87% of the Venezuelan population She has already been vaccinated against covid-19 and that the goal is to reach 90% of immunized people on December 31, a figure that corresponds to people inoculated with a single dose.

Although the president never differentiates citizens with a single injection or with the two necessary to consider themselves immunized, on December 16, the Vice Minister of Technology and Regulation of the Ministry of Health, Gerardo Briceño, revealed that, then, 55% of Venezuelans had received both doses, while 82% had only one.

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Catalonia registers 23,850 cases and 31 deaths in the last 24 hours

Catalonia has registered until this Tuesday 1,232,629 accumulated confirmed cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic –1.14 6,459 with a PCR test or antigen test–, 23,850 more than in the count on Monday, reports the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat through its Web page.

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Italy is considering reducing the quarantine for fear of the country's paralysis

The Italian Government is considering reducing the quarantine of those vaccinated with the third dose due to the fear that the rapid spread of the omicron variant will paralyze some activities in the country, where there are currently more than two million people isolated by the coronavirus.

The reduction, as of next January, from the current quarantine of between 7 and 10 days – depending on the level of vaccination and other aspects – to between 3 and 5 days for those vaccinated with the booster dose will be the main measure that will be studied Tomorrow the Scientific Technical Committee (CTS) to monitor the pandemic, meeting at the request of the regions, local media reported today.

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Russia registers less than 22,000 cases of covid per first time in three months

Russia registered fewer than 22,000 cases of covid-19 for the first time in three months, while For the fifth consecutive day, deaths from this disease did not reach a thousand, the country's health authorities reported today.

According to official data, on the last day, 21,922 were reported new infections, 1,288 cases less than the previous day, and 935 deaths from covid, figures that confirm a downward trend in incidents.

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Australian lab submits hundreds of erroneous covid-19 results

A Sydney laboratory acknowledged on Tuesday that it sent wrong results to about 500 people who underwent a covid-19 test, amid an outbreak of infections in Australia.

Those affected, inhabitants d In that city, they received a text message on Sunday to report their negative test result, which allowed them to travel to other regions of the country to celebrate the end of the year.

However, a day later, Saint Vincent Hospital, where the tests were performed, detected errors in the process and that the test results were actually positive, and contacted the patients again.

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Aragon reports 3,178 new cases of covid-19 and 245 recovered

The General Directorate of Public Health of the Government of Aragon has notified a total of 3,178 new Covid-19 cases, no deaths and 245 recovered patients, data corresponding to this Monday, December 27, 2021.

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China extends confinement in the north due to continuous increase in infections

Hundreds of thousands more people were put on the m arts under confinement in northern China due to a covid outbreak that has left a record number of infections in 21 months and has caused the closure of the city of Xi'an.

The outbreak has reached other nearby cities and Yan'an, 300 kilometers from Xi'an, ordered the closure of businesses on Tuesday and urged hundreds of thousands of residents of a district to stay home.

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New record for the pandemic in Cantabria: almost 1,000 new cases, but there are fewer admitted

Cantabria has registered 946 new cases in 24 hours of coronavirus, a new record since panemia began, although there are fewer hospitalized patients, but more than a hundred, and the same pressure is maintained in ICU beds, with 23 people admitted.

This is indicated by the data published on its website by the Cantabrian Health Service, closed on Monday night when the new covid traffic light came into force, which includes tougher restrictions for 50 Cantabrian municipalities at level 3 (high) risk of contagion, such as the closure of nightlife or the reduction of capacity in hotels, culture and sports.

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Coinfection: Covid infections detected in Spain with the delta and omicron variants at the same time

Omicron and delta at the same time. It is what is called coinfection, which according to the experts is not something common, but it can occur in places where both variants circulate. It already happened with gamma and delta and it will be something anecdotal when ómicron displaces the rest. Doctors anticipate that it does not imply more seriousness and they have already verified the first cases, especially in the northern provinces of Spain.

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Catalonia asks those positive by antigen test not to go to the CAP to confirm it

The Department of Health has recommended the positive of covid-19 by self-test of antigens that do not go to the Primary Care Center (CAP). Salut's recommendation is made in a context of escalating infections and increase in healthcare pressure at the first level of the healthcare network

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The national strategic reserve has 799,569 rapid antigen test units

The strategic reserve of sanitary material of the Government currently has 799,569 test units rapid antigens , according to informac ion provided by the Ministry of Health to EL PERIÓDICO DE ESPAÑA. From March 2020 to December 23, 2021, the Executive has distributed 5,753,418 units of this type of rapid tests to detect the coronavirus.

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Nicaragua will vaccinate against Covid-19 at airports and borders

The Government of Nicaragua announced this Monday that it will establish vaccination posts at airports and borders, to inoculate people who enter the country against covid-19.

Nicaragua will establish “vaccination posts at the borders and at airports, so that also all the population that enters the country complete their scheme according to their age, “said Vice President Rosario Murillo, through government media.

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Panama accumulates 7,418 deaths from covid and 488,341 cases of the disease

The health authorities of Panama reported this Monday 574 new cases of covid-19 and 2 deaths, which brought accumulated infections to 488,341 and to 7,418 deaths in 21 months of the pandemic.

There are 19 patients hospitalized in units of intensive care (ICU) and 148 in the general ward, while 6,779 are at home and 155 in hotels, specified the daily report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa).

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Mexico adds 943 infections and 42 deaths from coronavirus

The Ministry of Health (SSa) of Mexico reported this Sunday that the country registered 42 deaths from covid-19 this Monday to reach 298,777 total deaths and 943 new infections for a total of 3,951,946.

With these figures, Mexico remains the fourth country with the most deaths from covid-19, behind the United States. United States, Brazil and India, and the fifteenth in number of confirmed infections, according to the count of Johns Hopkins University.

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The US reduces the quarantine period for COVID-19 positives from 10 to 5 days

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced Adopted this Monday the reduction from 10 to 5 days of isolation necessary for patients who have tested positive for coronavirus.

After these five days of isolation, it should be used mask for five more days as long as they are around other people. The CDC argues that the data indicates that the majority of infections occur on the day or two before showing symptoms and the two or three days after.

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China detects 182 new local cases of covid, the highest number of the year

The National Health Commission of China announced today the detection of 209 new positives of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 this Monday, 182 of them by local contagion in Shaanxi (center, 180), Zhejiang (east, 1) and Yunnan (south, 1), marking a maximum of the last 21 months.

Most of the cases detected in Shaanxi province correspond to its capital, Xian, which has been confined since last week.

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Galicia and Euskadi today announce new restrictions for New Year's Eve

After the explosion of infections in Christmas celebrations, with an incidence of more than 1,000 cases, and faced with the challenge of containing the expansion of the sixth wave on New Year's Eve and New Year's Eve, Galicia and the Basque Country announced this Tuesday new restrictions on nightlife and hospitality, which Cantabria begins to apply today.

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Apple closes its stores to the public in New York before the rise in covid cases

The technology giant Apple announced this Monday that its stores in New York will be temporarily closed to the public due to the increase in covid-19 cases, although they will serve customers who pick up the products purchased online.

The measure affects , among others, the crowded establishments on Fifth Avenue, Grand Central, Soho and World Trade Center, local media indicated, citing the company based in Cupertino (California).

Neither will other outlets in the five boroughs of New York receive buyers in people, according to join those versions.

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Venezuela adds 280 new cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours

The authorities of Venezuela detected 280 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, all by community transmission, reported this Monday the Minister of Communication, Freddy Ñáñez.

Venezuela reached 443,612 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, although 432,297 patients have been recovered, 97% of the total, with which there are 5,999 active infections.

On the other hand, Ñáñez reported that in In the last 24 hours, two people died from covid-19, both in Bolívar, bringing the number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 5,316. ​​

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Benet goes into quarantine for a week due to a positive omicron from her daughter

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Benet will have to remain in quarantine for a full week, despite d e result negative in a PCR test, on suspicion that his daughter may be infected with covid-19 with the omicron variant. Benet had to urgently leave a meeting of the Council of Ministers this Sunday to isolate himself after confirming the infection of one of his daughters, although he only remained in quarantine for a few hours until he obtained a negative result of a PCR.

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Biden rethinks some of his anticovid measures before the omicron advance

Faced with the advance of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, is rethinking some of its measures against the pandemic, such as the isolation time that those who are infected must comply with or if proof of vaccination must be shown on domestic flights. Until now, the US Government had been skeptical about these measures, but this Monday there was a change of tone and both Biden and the Government's main epidemiologist, Anthony Fauci, opened the door to changes because omicron seems to be more contagious. than other covid-19 mutations, although also less severe.

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The restrictions by omicron condition the world panorama of flights

The restrictions by the omicron variant of coronavirus continue to cause flight cancellations and rescheduling, especially in China and the United States, thus affecting the plans of many travelers and, consequently, the tourist forecasts for the end of the year. According to the flight website “FlightAware”, where global airport activity is recorded, the number of cancellations at 14:00 GMT amounted to 2,291 this Monday, 792 of them for flights to or from the United States.

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Germany tightens restrictions due to the threat of the ómicron variant

Public and private activity in Germany is limited again from this week with the entry into force of restrictions to interpersonal contacts with which it is intended to reduce the risk of expansion of the covid in the celebrations of the end of the year and to face the threat of omicron. Several German federal states have reinforced their measures against the coronavirus, despite the downward trend in incidence, and it is expected that in the coming days others will join with specific measures.

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The incidence skyrockets and exceeds 800 cases in Portugal after Christmas

The 14-day incidence of coronavirus skyrocketed in Portugal after Christmas and this Monday exceeded 800 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, when omicron is already the dominant variant in the country. According to the bulletin of the General Directorate of Health (DGS), the incidence is in 804.3 cases, above the 630 that existed last Friday, when it had been updated for the last time.

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France once again limits capacity and telework to stop infections

The new measures to curb the wave of COVID infections in France are “a fight against time,” according to the prime minister Frenchman Jean Castex, who announced on Monday the imposition of teleworking 3 days a week, advanced the reminder dose of the vaccine and reintroduced limitations in bars. For the French Government, the main battlefield continues to be anti-vaccines, when there is around 9% of the adult population that has not received any vaccination schedule, so as of January 15 they will convert the current health passport into a vaccination passport.

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Honduras accumulates 10,432 deaths and 379,276 infections by covid-19 since 2020

Honduras reached this Monday the figure of 379,276 confirmed cases of covid-19 and that of 10,432 deceased, according to the bulletin of the National Risk Management System (Sinager).

With regard to infections , Sinager indicated that the National Virology Laboratory processed 2,905 new tests, of which 203 were positive.

The health agency confirmed two new deaths, with which There are already 10,432 since March of last year.

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Deny d That embarkation on a tourist cruise ship in Mexico due to the outbreak of covid-19

Authorities of the Mexican state of Jalisco (west) denied this Monday disembarkation on a tourist cruise ship in Puerto Vallarta, one of the most popular destinations in the country, due to an active outbreak of covid-19, the second impediment to one of these vessels in four days.

According to state health authorities, 69 cases of the disease were confirmed among crew members.

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Good morning, we return to the daily information.

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Spain registers the highest incidence in the entire pandemic: more than 1,200 points

After the Christmas holidays, the autonomous communities have notified the Ministry of Health on Monday 214,619 new cases of covid-19 since Thursday. And, after a week breaking records of daily infections, Spain has reached the highest level of accumulated incidence in the entire pandemic: 1,206.21 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. If the comparison is made with last week, there is a considerable difference: 79,704 positives last Monday and an incidence of 911.31 points, data that show the great upward trend in the evolution of the pandemic and the sixth wave with the arrival of the new omicron variant.

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The incidence exceeds 1,200 points for the first time

The Ministry of Health has notified 214,619 new infections and 120 deaths since Thursday. The incidence stands at 1,206 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, the highest figure in the entire pandemic.

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Frederic Sinistra, world kickboxing champion and declared anti-vaccine

, dies of coronavirus

Frederic Sinistra, a three-time world kickboxing champion and recognized anti-vaccine against covid-19, died of coronavirus after being discharged from the hospital. The opposition of 'The Undertaker' to the vaccine was such that he and his family never admitted that the fighter's hospitalization had to do with covid-19, but they always spoke of “health problems” or “a small virus.” In fact, Sinistra left the hospital as soon as it was in his power and returned home to continue with his treatment there.

Read the full news here

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Lenglet and Dani Alves, positive in covid-19 at FC Barcelona

The players of the first team, the French defender Clément Lenglet and the Brazilian Dani Alves have tested positive for covid-19 and will not join the training that will take place this Tuesday at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, according to the Barça club in a statement. Both players “are in good health and are isolated at home”, and Barça has informed the health authorities of the positive. In his new stage, Dani Alves will have to delay his debut with the Barça team, which was scheduled for early January when the transfer market for the winter period opens.

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France will make mandatory telecommuting three days a week for the next three weeks

The Prime Minister of France, Jean Castex, has announced this Monday a battery of new measures approved by the Government in order to face the worsening of the epidemiological situation due to the coronavirus, which will force employees to telework between three and four days during the next three weeks. At the end of the extraordinary Council of Ministers held this Monday, Castex has also indicated that there will be no curfew for New Year's Eve, so the celebrations are maintained, and that the return to classes will continue for next January 3. Castex, however, has called for “limiting the big parties and dinners” to the last night of the year.

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More than a thousand flights canceled in the United States until early afternoon

The large United States airlines have once again canceled more than a thousand flights this Monday, the fourth consecutive day of cancellations caused by the advance of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, reported the American company Flight Aware, which provides real-time flight information. Of the large US airlines, the ones that canceled the most flights today were United, American Airlines and Delta (with 94, 84 and 79, respectively); The most affected airport in the world turned out to be Seattle, where 84 planes did not take off and 91 did not land.

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Carlos Alocén, new positive at Real Madrid

Real Madrid point guard Carlos Alocen has joined the list of players who have tested positive for covid-19 in the white team, which now has eleven members of the first team and who saw how this Monday the suspension of next Wednesday's Euroleague match against Fenerbahce. As reported by Real Madrid, only four players from the first team – Williams-Goss, Tavares, Rudy and Vukcevic – have avoided contagion in covid-19.

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Salut remember that positives with self-sample do not have to go to the CAP to confirm it

The Ministry of Health of the Generalitat has recalled that people that test positive for Covid-19 with a rapid auto antigen test Our sample does not have to go to the primary care center (CAP) to repeat the test to confirm the diagnosis. In any case, the Ministry has pointed out that these people should in any case be confined for 10 days and that they can contact the CAP electronically if they do not need to process the discharge and they do not have symptoms or they are mild so that the positive is added in their history clinic and give the list of close contacts. In case they need to leave, they should also contact the CAP “preferably electronically”, and only if the symptoms worsen or if the person is unwell, go to the CAP or call 112.

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England confirmed its record of covid infections on the day Christmas, more than 113,000

The UK Ministry of Health has reported this Monday that England confirmed its record of Covid-19 infections on Christmas Day, a total of 113,628, after two days without updating the pandemic data and within the framework of a significant upsurge in the situation in the European country.

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The Royal Society announces ten positives for covid during the holidays Christmas

Real Sociedad has announced the positive of ten players of its first squad due to covid-19 during the holiday period of Christmas, as reported by the Donostiarra club in a statement. The first team, as established in the LaLiga protocol, has undergone this Monday to the covid-19 detection tests, which has not yielded “any new positive cases”, but those carried out during the holiday period yielded ” a result of ten positive cases “.

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The omicron variant is already the dominant one in Madrid and the Canary Islands, representing more than half of the infections

The omicron variant of covid-19 is already the dominant one in Madrid and the Canary Islands, representing 55.4% and 54.8% of infections in the week of December 13 to 19, respectively, according to the latest 'Update of the epidemiological situation of the variants of SARS-CoV-2 in Spain ', published this Monday by the Ministry of Health. The report also reveals that omicron represented 20.5% of the samples analyzed by Health throughout Spain in that week. “In Spain it has gone very quickly from detecting the first cases associated with travelers from southern Africa to detecting cases linked to community transmission and verifying a rapid growth in surveillance systems based on sequencing and specific PCR of random samples”, he points out the Ministry.

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Biden warns that US hospitals may “overflow” with covid

President Joe Biden said some US hospitals may “overflowing” by the new cases of covid-19, but assured that in general the country is well prepared to face this new wave and that the population should not panic. In a virtual White House meeting with various governors and health advisers on Monday, Biden stressed that the rapid spread of the omicron variant will not have the same impact as the initial emergence of the pandemic in 2020 or the appearance of the eastern delta variant. anus. “Ómicron is a source of concern, but it should not be a source of panic,” he noted.

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Austria denies access to 110 Britons who arrived without valid PCR tests

The Austrian authorities have denied access to the country to 110 British tourists who arrived by air to the city of Innsbruck without having negative PCR tests less than 48 hours old, local media reported this Monday. The travelers, who arrived on Sunday, had not been adequately informed of the access restrictions to Austria in force since December 25 and most of them did not have a test in force. In addition, some had not received the third booster vaccine that Austria requires to enter the country without going through a quarantine for those arriving from areas and countries considered at risk.

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Israel shortens the time between second and third doses of the vaccine

Israel has shortened the time between the second and third doses of the vaccine from five to three months, with the aim of improving the immunization of its population in the middle of the fifth wave of the pandemic and in the face of the spread of the omicron. The Ministry of Health has indicated this Monday that, in light of this situation, “there is a growing need to promote the protection of the population against the coronavirus as quickly as possible,” in a statement with the announcement.

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The UN advises that the covid “will not be the last pandemic” and asks to start preparing “from now on”

The Secretary General of The United Nations, António Guterres, warned this Monday that covid-19 “will not be the last pandemic” that the world will have to face and has asked to start working “from now on” in preparation for new infectious outbreaks. In his message for the International Day of Preparedness for Epidemics, Guterres has warned that “any outbreak can become a pandemic”, and has emphasized the need to “increase investments to improve surveillance, early detection and the rapid response plans of all countries. ” In addition, the UN secretary general has urged “to strengthen local primary health care systems to prevent them from collapsing” and to ensure that all people have access to vaccines “under equitable conditions” and to achieve universal health coverage.

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Almost 800,000 children 5 to 11 years have already received the first dose of the covid vaccine

A total of 779,343 children aged 5 At 11 years, they have already received their first dose, which is 78,952 more than on Thursday (700,391), after the start of vaccination on Wednesday, December 15. Also, according to data from the Ministry of Health, 12,720,094 third doses have already been administered, 7,351,574 from Pfizer (compared to 7,240,513 on Thursday) and 5,368,520 from Moderna (compared to 5,014,392 on Thursday). Thursday). These data collect the additional doses in people with a high-risk condition and those who live in residences, as well as those over 60 years of age and those vaccinated with a single dose of Janssen.

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Ómicron forces Defense to maintain an active mission of military trackers, which it foresaw close on the 31st

The Ministry of Defense planned to terminate the Baluarte Mission on December 31st, focused on all to support the work of tracking the autonomous communities; But the appearance of the omicron variant and the rise in the incidence of covid-19 have forced a change in plans and once again increased the number of military personnel involved in the fight against the pandemic. This was revealed this Monday by the Defense Minister, Margarita Robles, in a visit to the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit installed at the base of the Army Parachute Brigade in Paracuellos del Jarama (Madrid), from where they give support to the five Castilian-Manchegas provinces.

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The problems of drug supply due to covid fell more than 70% in the second half of 2020

Problems in the supply of derived medicines of covid-19 experienced a fall of more than 70% in the second half of 2020, according to the Semiannual Report on Supply Problems published this Monday by the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS), dependent on the Ministry of Health. According to these figures, these common stresses in the supply chain represented 6% of the total, a considerable reduction compared to the first quarter, when the health crisis had a strong impact on these problems. Of the total of 32,873 presentations authorized in Spain, corresponding to 14,217 medicines, 1.9% (633 in total) were affected by supply problems during the second half of 2020. Despite the health crisis, this data has continued to be maintained stable, with percentages in recent years around 2.5%.

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Sánchez emphasizes that omnicron is less serious

In addition, Sánchez He has referred to the consequences of the omicron variant, which he has said that, according to science, it is highly contagious but its severity is less. Something that he has said can be seen in the number of hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care units. However, he has appealed to the Spanish citizens to persevere in the strategy followed so far and that he has said that it involves vaccination, personal protection (with special emphasis on the use of masks) and institutional unity.

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Sánchez remembers Araceli

The chief executive has highlighted the importance of starting the vaccination and recalled that Araceli, a user of the Los Olmos residence in Guadalajara, was the first to receive a dose against covid-19 in Spain. “With this we begin to see the beginning of the end of the pandemic,” stressed Sánchez, who has praised the work of science that has allowed almost nine out of ten Spaniards (38 million people) to have the complete vaccine schedule . In his opinion, this demonstrates the “collective success of the vaccination strategy” and of the institutional unit.

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More military trackers

The Ministry Defense had planned to terminate the Bastion Mission on December 31st, aimed above all at supporting the work of tracking the autonomous communities; But the appearance of the omicron variant and the rise in the incidence of Covid-19 have forced a change in plans and once again increased the number of military personnel involved in the fight against the pandemic.

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Sánchez praises vaccination

The President of the Government has appealed this Monday to persevere in the Executive's strategy against the coronavirus pandemic and its new omicron variant, one year after the inoculation of the first vaccine in Spain. The chief executive has highlighted the importance of starting the vaccination and recalled that Araceli, a user of the Los Olmos residence in Guadalajara, was the first to receive a dose against covid-19 in Spain. “With this we begin to see the beginning of the end of the pandemic,” stressed Sánchez, who has praised the work of science that has allowed almost nine out of ten Spaniards (38 million people) to have the complete vaccine schedule . In his opinion, this demonstrates the “collective success of the vaccination strategy” and of the institutional unit.

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More restrictions in Israel

Israel Today it imposes new restrictions in shopping centers and large stores to stop the new wave of covid-19 and the spread of the omicron variant, in addition to limiting face-to-face classes in secondary schools with low immunization rates. The new regulations, which will be in force for nine days, limit the capacity in these establishments of more than 100 square meters to one person every fifteen square meters, in addition to requiring the presentation of the “Green Pass” at the entrance, which proves that the person has been vaccinated or recovered from covid-19 in the last six months.

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Barbón is negative

The President of the Principality of Asturias, Adrián Barbón has announced that he has tested negative in the PCR test that has been carried out after testing positive for coronavirus on December 17 and being hospitalized in HUCA and, later isolated after being discharged.

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Navarra proposes to bring forward the closure of hotels and extend covid passport

The Government of Navarra has requested the Superior Court of Justice of Navarra (TSJN) the endorsement to extend the covid passport to residences, hotels and gyms and limit the hours of the hotel business until 01:00 in the morning, until next January 14.

The new Foral Order 63/2021 of the Minister of Health, by which specific preventive health measures of an extraordinary nature are established as a consequence of the epidemiological situation derived from COVID-19, which has been sent this Monday to the Supreme Court and if it has its endorsement, it would enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Gazette of Navarra (BON), valid until January 14, is included.

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The Belgian Prime Minister is open to “considering” mandatory vaccination

The Prime Minister of Belgium, Alexander De Croo, opened this Monday to “consider” the possibility of establishing compulsory vaccination against covid-19 in the country, although he also pointed out that he is ” more in favor of convincing than imposing. “

In an interview with he Belgian newspaper Le Soir, De Croo warned that the rise in infections that the omicron variant will cause “will not be the last wave” and, in this sense, he assured that the objective to tackle the pandemic is to “vaccinate everyone”.

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Castilla y León adds 16,771 contagions since Thursday, with 17 deaths

Castilla y León has recorded 16,771 new covid cases since Thursday, when they were published the latest data, 4,913 of them only in the Valladolid province, with 17 deaths in those four days in the Community's public hospitals, six of them in Valladolid.

The Ministry of Health has published this Monday the data, which only in the last 24 hours, leave 3,486 positives, with two deaths and 18 discharges from health.

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Health believes that Madrid will reach the peak of the sixth wave in two weeks

The Deputy Minister of Public Health and Assist Healthcare agency, Antonio Zapatero, confirmed today that the Community of Madrid's forecast is that the rise in covid-19 infections will continue to increase during the next two weeks, when the “peak” of the sixth wave would be reached and they would begin to decrease the cases “in the same vertical way.”

This was stated by Zapatero in an interview in Onda Madrid, in which he insisted that this increase in cases is due to the fact that the omicron variant is the majority in the region since mid-December, with infections that are carried out by community transmission.

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The omicrom variant causes the cancellation of more than 8,000 flights worldwide on Christmas weekend

More than 8,400 flights were canceled by airlines around the world over the Christmas weekend as the omicron variant continues to spread across the entire planet, trapping hundreds of pilots and crews ones in quarantine and making travel impossible.

The new variant of the coronavirus has disrupted the plans of thousands of travelers, who this Christmas have seen their possibility of returning home to celebrate Christmas Eve before the wave of cases among air personnel.

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Half of the Cantabrian municipalities will have nightlife closed tomorrow

Fifty of the 102 municipalities of Cantabria are this Monday at a high level (3) of risk for contagion of covid-19, including all those with more than 5,000 inhabitants, in which from tomorrow nightlife and nightlife will not be able to open. The hospitality industry will have a capacity of 75 percent of its capacity.

This was announced to journalists by the general director of Public Health, Reinhard Wallmann, who has advanced the content of the covid traffic light that will be published throughout this Monday and that places 50 municipalities at a high level, 16 in the middle and 36 low, without leaving any at a controlled risk level.

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Euskadi exceeds 2,000 cases of incidence and reaches 110 ICU patients

Euskadi This pandemic has exceeded 2,000 accumulated incidence cases in 14 days for the first time, which now maintains 110 patients in ICU beds.

The Department of Health of the Basque Government reported this Monday on the evolution of the pandemic at the beginning of a week in which new restrictions will foreseeably be approved to try to halt the advance of the sixth wave of covid in the Basque Country.

In fact, the Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, has convened for this Tuesday the advisory council of the Civil Protection Plan (LABI) in which measures that would come into effect before New Year's Eve could be approved.

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Germany tightens restrictions against the threat of the omicron variant

Public and private activity in Germany is limited again from this week with the entry into force of restrictions on interpersonal contacts with which it is intended to reduce the risk of expansion of the covid in the celebrations of the end of the year and face the omicron threat.

Various is The German federated states have strengthened their measures against the coronavirus, despite the downward trend in incidence, and it is expected that in the coming days others will join with specific measures.

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Batet tests positive for covid and will not be able to preside over the Plenary of Congress this Tuesday

The president of Congress, Meritxell Batet, has tested positive for covid-19, which has forced her to confine herself and It will be the first vice president of the Chamber, the also socialist Alfonso Rodríguez Gómez de Celis, who will preside this Tuesday the Plenary of the Chamber.

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Almost 900,000 Asturians already have the complete schedule one year after the 'Pepita' vaccine

A total of 873,922 Asturians currently have the complete vaccination schedule against the coronavirus, according to the data made public by the Asturian Government just the day that one year has passed since the first person in Asturias was vaccinated, 'Pepita'.

It was on December 27, 2020 when Eulalia Josefa Paleo, a native of Lugo (Galicia) and known as' Pepita ', became the first person in Asturias, specifically in the Mixed Residence of Gijón, to receive a Pfizer vaccine. The event was celebrated by the Government of the Principality, which broadcast its first considerations on the Internet. 'Pepita' encouraged the population to get vaccinated “for the good of all”.

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López Aguilar (PSOE) believes that vaccination could be mandatory in Spain

The former Minister of Justice of the PSOE, MEP and president of the commission for civil liberties, justice and home affairs of the European Parliament, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, believes that vaccination against covid-19 could be mandatory in Spain given that “there is” no “constitutional clause” that prevents it.

In fact, the socialist was in favor of the “emergency situation” that has generated the coronavirus pandemic. It is, he defended, an “extraordinary” situation and as “we had surely never met”. “I do not believe that in Spain there is any constitutional clause that prevents thinking about mandatory vaccination,” he maintained.

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The Xunta will adopt measures to reduce social interactions at New Years Eve

The Xunta de Galicia has the objective of reducing social interactions for New Year's parties and meetings, although the possible restrictions that this measure will entail are yet to be determined, something that will be evaluated by the clinical committee this afternoon but It may not be announced until tomorrow.

Given the increase in infections by covid-19, with almost 2,500 in the last day, and a positivity rate located above of 13.5% -with peaks yesterday of 20% in Vigo and 16% in A Coruña-, the president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has warned that the “logical” for the end of the year is to adopt “some strategy to reduce social interaction to protect health and the economy. “

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Real Madrid Basketball player Sergio Llull, positive for coronavirus

Real Madrid players Sergio Llull and Jeffery Taylor tested positive for covid-19 this Monday, thus adding to the eight infections that already The team had announced, as reported by the Madrid club this Monday.

The casualties of Llul and Taylor, who will foreseeably not play the Euroleague match against Fenerbahce and the ' Clasico 'against Barça on January 2, are added to the positives of Laso, Heurtel, Causeur, Poirier, Hanga, Yabusele, Núñez and Randolph, in addition to the injured Thompkins, Alocén and Abalde.

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Andalusia adds 19,853 positives and 12 deaths, with a rate of 841, 7 cases

Andalusia adds twelve deaths from coronavirus this Monday and registers 19,853 new positives during the last three days, which which has raised the incidence rate to 841.7 cas os per 100,000 inhabitants, 170.1 points more than last Friday, when the latest data on the pandemic were offered.

The total number of confirmed cases since The pandemic began, it amounts to 912,913, while the deaths are 11,525, according to data published by the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA).

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The vaccine has prevented 10,000 deaths and about 60,000 hospitalizations Catalonia

The vaccine against covid-19 has prevented some 10,000 deaths, between 60,000 and 80,000 hospitalizations and more than 300,000 infections in Catalonia, according to the Secretary of Health on Monday Public, Carmen Cabezas.

Dr. Cabezas has provided these figures during the act of recognition to health professionals that has been held today at the mass vaccination point of the Fira de Barcelona, ​​to commemorate the first anniversary of the start of the vaccine tion against covid in Catalonia.

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Madrid has carried out 35,805 tests in hospitals, with positivity of 29%

The Community of Madrid has carried out 35,805 antigen test since last December 22 in the twenty-one points enabled in public hospitals in the region that are aimed exclusively at people with symptoms compatible with the virus and that so far have resulted with a positivity of 29 percent, have indicated to Efe sources of the Ministry of Health.

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The Canarian military trackers have intervened in 36,000 positive cases and made more than 88,000 calls

The military trackers Canaries of the Covid-19 have intervened in 36,000 positive cases and made more than 88,000 calls between those made to close contacts and those for monitoring and control, the Canary Islands Command reported this Monday through s of a statement.

Specifically, they have made more than 52,500 calls to close contacts and 36,300 calls to follow up on cases or contacts, in addition to providing about 10,000 appointments for vaccination against coronavirus.

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Switzerland approves Ronapreve treatment for less severe covid-19 patients

The Swiss drug regulatory authority, Swissmedic today approved the treatment of non-hospitalized covid-19 patients Ronapreve, developed by the pharmaceutical companies Regeneron and Roche and which is based on a cocktail of monoclonal antibodies (casirivimab-imdevimab).

The approval of the treatment, initially presented for hospitalized patients, has been decided by demonstrating in tests that the drug contributes to a reduction in admissions, Roche said in a statement.

The data also seem to indicate a reduction in infections in people and exposed to coronavirus.

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Seven centers for the elderly in La Rioja add up to 77 users infected by covid

Seven residences for the elderly in La Rioja add up to a total of 77 users infected by covid-19, whose effects are mild, the Riojan government has informed Efe.

The infections have been produced by visits to the centers older during the last days, since, according to the latest data provided, corresponding to Thursday 23, there were only two infected users in two community centers.

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Almost 26,000 infected by coronavirus and 300 hospitalized in Galicia

Nearly 2,500 people were infected in the last hours in Galicia with coronavirus, which brings the active infected to almost 26,000, of which about 300 are hospitalized.

This is indicated by the daily balance of the Xunta with data from 6:00 p.m. on Sunday that recorded a total of 2,361 new infections, about four hundred less than on Saturday, which brings the number of active infections to 25,796.

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The Hospital de Bellvitge (Barcelona) totally restricts visits

The Bellvitge Hospital (Barcelona) announced this Monday that it totally restricts visits from family members and companions “given the current worrying epidemiological situation.”

In a statement, the center has ensured that the measure “has the objective of guaranteeing the maintenance of quality and safe care for all patients”.

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Catalonia has 30 military trackers

The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, explained this Monday that Catalonia has 30 military trackers for passengers arriving from African countries at Barcelona Airport and that, therefore, the Basque Country is the only community that has not requested help from the Armed Forces to combat this sixth wave of the coronavirus.

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The virus advances in residences with a lower incidence than in the general population

Covid continues to advance in nursing homes as reflected in the last week counted from December 13 to 19, in which 29 people have died (24 seven days before) and 613 infected (392), although the increase in the incidence of infection is lower than in the rest of the population.

According to the latest data updated by the Imserso, in which the communities have incorporated some new ones from previous weeks, the total number of deaths with covid-19 or with symptoms compatible with this disease in centers for the elderly since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 It amounts to 30,775 and there are already 101,151 positive people.

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Catalonia registers 8,742 cases and no deaths in the last 24 hours

Catalonia has registered up to this Monday 1,208,779 cumulative confirmed cases of coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic –1,122,453 with a PCR test or antigen test–, 8,742 more than in the count on Sunday, reports the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat through its website.

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Russia registers less than 24,000 cases of covid-19 for the second consecutive day

Russia registered less than 24,000 cases of covid-19 for the second consecutive day, while for the fourth consecutive day the deaths from this disease did not reach a thousand, the country's health authorities reported today.

According to official data, 23,210 new infections were reported in the last day, 510 less than the previous day, and 937 deaths from covid, figures that confirm a downward trend in incidents.

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Johnson weighs new s restrictions against omicron in England

The British Prime Minister, the conservative Boris Johnson, analyzes this Monday with his scientific advisers the evolution of the pandemic to decide whether to impose new restrictions on England to curb the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have restricted From this weekend the capacity of large events and approved measures of social distance in public places, while the central British Government awaits to know more data on the severity of the disease that causes the omicron to take more steps.

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Aragon reports 1,671 new cases and no deceased in the last 24 hours

The Autonomous Community of Aragon has notified 1,671 new cases of coronavirus, no deaths and 227 discharges epidemiological results corresponding to this Sunday, December 26 mbre.

This is stated in the provisional data of the website https://datacovid.salud.aragon.es/covid/. By provinces, 1,301 infections have been recorded in Zaragoza, in addition to 122 recovered; in Huesca, 236 positives and 65 discharges; and in Teruel, 124 cases and 40 people recovered.

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The new cases of covid-19 in Navarra remain over a thousand

The Covid-19 cases detected this Sunday in Navarra remain stabilized above a thousand, by adding 1,097 new diagnoses compared to 1,196 positives the previous day, in which a 24.8% positivity was added.

The data advanced by the Provincial Government contrast with the constant and strong rise of the previous days, with 921 cases on Monday of last week, 1,099 on Tuesday, 1,611 on Wednesday, 1,942 on Thursday and 2,036 on Friday.

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Cantabria is close to a thousand accumulated incidence of covid in 14 days

Cantabria has registered an increase in infections of covid-19, with 496 new positives in 24 hours, 41 more than the previous day, which places the cumulative incidence at ca twelfth days touching a thousand cases (997) after climbing 66 points.

According to the data closed last Sunday night by the Ministry of Health, Cantabria continues in alert level 2, but his hospital situation has worsened, with 9 more admitted for a total of 119.

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Israel imposes new restrictions on shopping centers against covid-19

Israel today imposes new restrictions on shopping centers and large stores to curb the new wave of covid-19 and the spread of the omicron variant, in addition to limiting face-to-face classes in low-income secondary schools immunization rates.

The new regulations, which will be in force for nine days, limit the capacity in these establishments of more than 100 square meters to one person every fifteen square meters, in addition to requiring the presentation of the “Green Pass” at the entrance, which proves that the person has been vaccinated or recovered from covid-19 in the last six months.

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The keys to the surprising resignation of the ideologue of the Asturian anticovid strategy

Rafael Cofiño, general director of Public Health and main ideologist of the anticovid strategy of the Principality since the pandemic broke out two years ago, formalized his resignation yesterday in a surprising way, after raising his departure “from the first political line” to the counselor Pablo Fernández on the eve, in the middle of Christmas day. Cofiño released a farewell letter minutes after the regional government announced his replacement by Lidia Clara Rodríguez , who until now served as general director of Health Policy and Planning . Leave politics to turn “where the teams are in a hurry right now”, in the technical work of Public Health.

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French government studies new measures in the face of the multiplication of covid cases

The French Government analyzes this Monday urgently new options against the explosion of new cases of covid, due to the high contagion of the omicron variant.

An extraordinary Council of Ministers plans to approve the bill that will make the only way to get the health pass is with a complete vaccination schedule, without the possibility of taking tests on a regular basis.

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Germany exceeds the seven million threshold of coronavirus cases

Germany has exceeded the threshold of seven million coronavirus cases this Monday after adding nearly 14,000 during the last day, a lower figure to that of the last days, something attributable in part to the decrease in the performance of tests during the weekend.

The Robert Koch Institute, the governmental entity in charge of the control of infectious diseases, has indicated through its website that during the last 24 hours, 13,908 infections and 69 deaths have been confirmed, which brings the totals to 7,005,289 and 110,433, r specifically.

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Four German Länder reinforce measures against COVID

Several German Länder strengthened their measures against coronavirus, despite the trend to the decrease in the incidence and in prevention of the repercussions that the omicron variant will have on the dynamics of the pandemic.

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United Arab Emirates adopts new restrictions due to the increase in covid-19 cases

The United Arab Emirates has adopted new restrictions in Abu Dhabi on the celebration of social events due to the increase in cases of covid-19 in the country.

The establishments where social events are held, such as weddings, funerals and family gatherings, from now on will be limited to 60% occupancy.

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Israeli hospital begins clinical trial with fourth dose of vacu na

Israeli Sheba Hospital, located outside Tel Aviv, begins today a clinical trial to test the efficacy of the fourth dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, involving 6,000 people, including 150 medical staff.

The study, the first of its kind in the world, it is carried out in coordination with the Ministry of Health, which awaits its results to begin applying the fourth dose to those over 60 years of age, immunosuppressed people and health workers, as recommended last week by the expert committee that advises the government in the response to the pandemic.

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Twelve mayors of the metropolitan area ask the Government to have a curfew

Twelve mayors of municipalities of the metropolitan area of ​​Barcelona with less than 10,000 inhabitants have requested by letter to the Government to have a curfew “due to the risk of suffering an increase in boats llones during Christmas “.

The mayors of Tiana, Alella, Teià, Vilassar de Dalt, Cabrils, Cabrera de Mar, Òrrius, Vilanova del Vallès sign the letter , Vallromanes, Santa Maria de Martorelles, Martorelles and Sant Fost de Campsentelles (Barcelona), according to the brief consulted by Europa Press.

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An outbreak in Xian causes the largest daily increase in cases in China in 21 months

An outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the Chinese city of Xian, whose 13 million inhabitants have been under strict confinement since Thursday, has triggered the daily increase in cases in China at its highest in the last 21 months despite the harsh prevention measures applied by the country. The city of Xian, capital of the Shaanxi province (northwest) and famous for hosting the famous Terracotta Army, has accumulated 485 positives since November 9, all by local transmission, according to the latest figures released this Sunday by the authorities. Of the 158 indigenous cases reported this Sunday by the National Health Commission of China, 155 were located in Xian. The previous day the local positives were 87, most of them (75) also in that city.

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Hundreds more flights canceled in the United States for the third day in a row

The major airlines of the United States canceled hundreds of flights this Sunday for the third consecutive day due to the advance of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, reported the American company Flight Aware, which specializes in providing real-time data on flights. After 12:30 p.m. local time on the east coast of the United States (17:30 GMT), 766 routes that had the North American country as their destination had already been suspended. That figure of 766 canceled flights is slightly less than the nearly 1,000 on Saturday Christmas and the 700 on Friday Christmas Eve, according to Flight Aware. Worldwide, 2,316 routes have already been suspended this Sunday, while 8,071 have suffered delays.

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Thousands of people in Belgium cry out against the closure of culture by covid

Several thousand people paraded this Sunday through the center of Brussels in protest at the forced closure by the Belgian authorities of cinemas, theaters and show rooms out of prudence in the face of the emergence of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Through the streets of the capital, in a festive atmosphere, despite the gray and rainy day, some 5,000 people, according to the police, attended the call of workers and artists to protest against the measures agreed on Wednesday by the Government and the regions.

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Cuba confirms 29 cases of the omicron variant

The Cuban health authorities have confirmed this Sunday 29 cases of the omicron variant, as reported the Ministry of Health and collects the news portal 'Cubadebate'.

According to the Minister of Public Health, José Ángel Portal Miranda, in the sequence studies carried out by the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK), so far 29 people infected with this variant of the virus have been identified.

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Australia records its first death linked to the omicron variant

The authorities Australians reported this Monday the first death linked to the infection of the omicron variant of covid-19, while infections soar in the oceanic country.

The mortal victim He is a man in his 80s with previous health problems and an inhabitant of the state of New South Wales, where 6,324 new cases were announced this Monday.

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Guatemala receives one million doses of Sputnik V vaccines against covid-19

Guatemala received this Sunday a new batch of Sputnik V vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, consisting of one million doses, as part of an acquisition private to Russia signed in April of this year.

The Sputnik V vaccines arrived this Sunday night on a private flight to La Aurora international airport, located at south of Guatemala City, and were later transferred to the National Biological Center of the Ministry of Health for resgua rdo under a special temperature (18 degrees Celsius below zero).

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Venezuela reaches 5,314 deaths from covid-19

Venezuela added in the last 24 hours a day, one person died from covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 5,314, the executive vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, reported this Sunday.

The vice president indicated, in her Twitter account, that the person who died was 70 years old and was from Caracas.

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China adds 200 new cases of covid, 162 of them due to local contagion

The National Health Commission of China announced today the detection of 200 new positives of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus this Sunday, 162 of them due to local contagion in Shaanxi (center , 152), Guangxi (south, 7), Zhejiang (east, 1), Canton (southeast, 1) and Sichuan (center, 1).

Between positive cases ive reported by Shaanxi province, 150 were detected in its capital, Xian, which has been confined since last week by a regrowth.

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Kosovo records its first nine cases of the omicron variant

The Kosovo Ministry of Health has registered this Sunday the first nine cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the Balkan country.

“The omicron variant is expected to worsen the epidemiological situation in the country,” the Ministry of Health has warned.

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Mexico adds 3,719 cases and 107 deaths from covid on Christmas weekend

The Ministry of Health (SSa) of Mexico reported this Sunday that the country registered this Christmas weekend 107 new deaths from covid-19 to reach 298,777 total deaths and 3,719 new infections for a total of 3,951,003.

With these figures, Mexico remains the fourth country with the most deaths from covid-19, behind the United States, Brazil and India, and the fifteenth in number of confirmed infections, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.

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Ecuador reports 259 new positives for covid and adds a total of 542,341

Ecuador reported 259 new positives for covid-19 on Sunday and added a total of 542,341 cases of the disease during the pandemic, according to the daily epidemiological report released by the Ministry of Public Health.

The death toll rose to 33,649, one more than on Saturday, among the 23,830 confirmed with the disease, and the probable 9,819.

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Peru reports 22 new omicron infections and reaches 71 confirmed cases

Confirmed cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus In Peru they rose to 71 after adding 22 new infections this Sunday, including the first three outside Lima and Callao, detected in the northern region of Piura, bordering Ecuador.

The other nineteen new cases are located in different districts of the capital, according to the Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, during a visit to the Hospital Nuestra Señora de Las Mercedes de Paita, in the region of Piura.

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Nightlife is recurring today before Justice the restrictions of the Government

The entities representing the nightlife sector in Catalonia will present today a contentious-administrative appeal before the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) against the new restrictions applied by the Generalitat, such as the curfew or the closure of nightclubs.

On December 21 the Restoration Guild of Barcelona, ​​the Catalan Federation of Nightlife Venues (Fecalon), the Catalan Federation of Associations of Restoration and Musical Activities (Fecasarm), the Association of Concert Halls of Catalonia (Asacc) and the Guild of Nightclub Entrepreneurs of Barcelona and Province already staged a common front against these new measures.

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Panama accumulates 487,767 cases of covid and 7,416 deaths from the disease

The health authorities of Panama reported 563 new cases of covid-19 and 5 deaths this Sunday, which brought accumulated infections to 487,767 and 7,416 deaths in 21 months of the pandemic.

There are 19 patients hospitalized in intensive care units (ICU) and 136 in general ward ral, while 6,325 are at home and 152 in hotels, specified the daily report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa).

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