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Disinfection of a school in Bozhou, eastern China on August 23, 2021 STR AFP

New measures, new reports and highlights: An update on the latest developments in the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

– Israel introduces vaccination in schools –

Israel on Monday set up anti-coronavirus vaccination stands in schools at the start of the school year to strengthen the immunity of the youngest children, in the context of rising pollution in the country, which allows vaccination from the age of 12. announced to do.

In areas with high rates of contamination, high schools must ensure that 70% of students in a class are vaccinated. Otherwise the course will have to be done online as per the statement of the government.

-China: No new cases-

China, facing a rebound in an epidemic linked to the Delta strain in recent weeks, did not report any new cases of local-origin Covid-19 on its soil on Monday, the first time in a month and leaves one to think that diffusion is implied.

The Asian country, which largely controlled the COVID pandemic since the spring of 2020, is facing the biggest pandemic rebound since July in terms of geographic extent, since the first cases appeared in the country in late 2019. Has been doing.

– Containment maintained in New Zealand –

New Zealand again maintained its national control in the face of the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying the wave of contamination caused by the delta variant had not yet reached its peak.

The prime minister said it was too early to lift the restrictions following the appearance last week of the first locally sourced COVID case found in an Auckland resident.

– Vaccine: Valneva initiated an authorization request –

The Franco-Austrian laboratory Valneva announced on Monday that it has begun to gradually submit its request for authorization of its candidate vaccine against COVID-19 to the British health authorities.

The laboratory’s Phase 3 trials, which use an inactivated virus vaccine, are still ongoing.

– over 4.43 million dead –

The Covid-19 pandemic has killed at least 4,430,846 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report set by AFP at 10:00 a.m. GMT Monday from official sources.

The United States is the most affected country with 628,503 deaths, ahead of Brazil (574,527 deaths), India (434,756), Mexico (253,155) and Peru (197,879).

The WHO estimates that the toll of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than the official figures, taking into account the high mortality rates directly and indirectly linked to COVID-19.

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Author: AFP – Seneweb.com

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