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PARIS: Listed here are the most recent developments within the coronavirus disaster:

– EU alarm –

The European Union well being company calls on member states to “urgently” introduce measures to cut back the doubtless “very high burden” from Covid-19 in December and January.

– EU booster name –

All adults within the EU ought to have entry to Covid vaccine boosters, the bloc’s chief Ursula von der Leyen says.

– Vaccine worries –

Covid vaccines cut back transmission of the dominant Delta variant by about 40 p.c, the World Well being Group says, warning that persons are falling right into a false sense of safety.

– New Dutch curbs? –

The Netherlands might announce harder Covid-19 restrictions this week, simply days after 4 nights of riots in opposition to the present partial lockdown, Well being Minister Hugo de Jonge says.

– Slovakia lockdown –

Slovakia will go into partial lockdown from Thursday, with eating places and non-essential retailers to close whereas colleges stay open, the federal government says.

– Putin plea –

Russian President Vladimir Putin makes one other attraction to sceptical Russians to vaccinate themselves in opposition to Covid-19 however stays against necessary vaccinations.

– German carer bonuses –

Germany’s incoming authorities will make investments one billion euros in bonuses for healthcare employees on the frontlines of the pandemic, incoming chancellor Olaf Scholz says.

– Cyprus clamps down –

Cyprus Well being Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas says that after December 15, anybody who has not obtained a Covid-19 vaccine shall be banned from sporting occasions, eating places, cinemas and nightclubs.

– Bayern stars constructive –

Bayern Munich says that star midfielder Joshua Kimmich and back-up striker Eric Choupo-Moting — each of whom are unvaccinated — have examined constructive for Covid-19.

– Greater than 5.1 million useless –

The coronavirus has killed no less than 5,165,289 individuals because the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, based on a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Wednesday.

The US has suffered essentially the most Covid-related deaths with 773,857, adopted by Brazil with 613,066, India with 466,584, Mexico with 292,850 and Russia with 267,819.

The international locations with the most recent deaths have been Russia with 1,240, adopted by the US with 1,183 and Ukraine with 595.

Bearing in mind extra mortality linked to Covid-19, the WHO estimates the general loss of life toll could possibly be two to 3 occasions larger.

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