Kovit-19, since its appearance in Wuhan (China) in late 2019, has killed millions by its many variants. Since last month, the epidemic has undergone significant improvements, with new measures and new reports. Here are six things you need to know about the corona virus situation around the world.
Re-growth in the UK
In Europe, the United Kingdom boosted its activity by 0.4% in August, especially in tourism, restaurants, the arts and entertainment, thanks to the removal of all health restrictions related to the epidemic. Although the gross domestic product (GDP) is down 0.8%, it still provides information to AFP compared to the pre-epidemic level.
Constantly congested global ports
According to the British Ports Association (PPA), congestion affecting ports worldwide has recently forced many container vessels to be diverted from the UK to European ports, lasting another 6 to 9 months.
Meanwhile, Mark Simmonds, BPA’s director of foreign affairs, explained that the situation, which has been going on for “more than a year”, is related to global traffic disruptions caused by the epidemic and “will continue for another 6 months to 9 months.” According to him, the blockade was not specific to the United Kingdom and “the situation is worse in China and the United States.”
London appeals to G7
Evidence suggests that British President Rishi Sunak will invite G7 finance to a possible meeting in Washington on Wednesday, October 13th. One meeting he will chair until the end of the year is “the best integration to make supply chains more flexible”.
According to her, global distribution problems, especially with the increase in demand for transport with the post-epidemic recovery, particularly hit the UK, where they are exacerbated by Brexit.
Health pass required to work in Italy
In addition, the Agency France Press notes that from Friday in Italy, the health pass will be mandatory for all public and private employees. In his opinion, the vaccine should be promoted, but a measure that will face opposition from millions of employees.
Towards the extension of the health pass in France
In France, the controversial bill, which has been extended to July 31, 2022, was submitted to the Council of Ministers this Wednesday for possible use of the health pass in France. While the Govt epidemic is on the decline in most areas, the administrator wants to avoid being blamed for “irresponsibility”.
Emergency results in Reunion
The French island nation of Reunion, for its part, is emerging from a health emergency declared on July 13, due to the increased circulation of the corona virus, the government said. And the mandate to end it must be approved by the Cabinet this Wednesday.
Nearly 5 million died
According to the AFP, an outbreak of the new corona virus has killed at least 4,861,478 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report drawn up this Wednesday from official sources.
The United States is the saddest country with 716,479 deaths, followed by Brazil (601,398), India (451,189), Mexico (282,773) and Russia (219,329).
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the incidence of the disease may be two to three times higher, taking into account the high number of deaths directly and indirectly linked to Govt-19.
Author: Cheihou Aidara – Seneweb.com