Coronavirus: Latest Global Developments
Muhammad Irfan 1 month ago Sun 09th May 2021 | 06:00 PM
Paris, May 9 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th May, 2021 ) :Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis: - India's rocketing records - India reports a record new Covid-19 daily death toll of over 4,000 and more than 400,000 new cases as the country grapples with the world's worst coronavirus surge.
- Freedom for fully vaccinated Germans - People fully vaccinated against Covid-19 are now exempt from many restrictions in Germany after the government passed new legislation to restore some freedoms.
Curfews and limits on social contacts no longer apply to the more than seven million people who have both jabs.
- France 'playing politics' with virus? - Is the French government playing politics rather than following the science as it begins to ease partial lockdown measures? A group of 20 doctors and researchers think so and have published demands to focus on the health issues at a time when the coronavirus statistics for infections, deaths and hospitalisations are still high across the country.
They accused the government of "passive management of the epidemic" and demanded "a new national protocol with fixed targets".
- Jabs with Dracula - Visitors to Romania's forbidding Bran Castle, the inspiration for the lair of Dracula, are being jabbed with needles rather than vampire fangs this weekend in a coronavirus vaccination drive.
The government has turned to local vaccination drives and 24-hour "marathons" at such major venues to immunise as many citizens as possible.
- Almost 3.3 million fatalities - The novel coronavirus has killed at least 3,284,783 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1000 GMT on Sunday.
At least 157,563,420 cases of coronavirus have been registered.