Here you will find all the news related to this crisis which has hit the population, governments and the economy for several months.
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ALL THE NEWS FOR TUESDAY JANUARY 26, 2021
7:06 am | Iran approves Russian vaccine Sputnik V.
Iran has licensed Russia’s vaccine against the novel coronavirus, Sputnik V, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, visiting Moscow, said on Tuesday.
“The Sputnik V vaccine was registered in Iran yesterday. It has been approved by our health authorities, and in the near future we hope we can buy it, as well as start joint production, ”Zarif said at a press conference.
6:21 am | Indonesia passes the milestone of one million COVID-19 cases.
Indonesia surpassed the milestone of one million COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, according to official statistics, as the government launched a massive vaccination campaign to regain control of the rapidly spreading epidemic in the archipelago.
The Southeast Asian country of nearly 270 million people has recorded 1,012,350 cases of COVID-19 and nearly 29,000 deaths, according to figures released Tuesday, but scientists believe the scale of the he epidemic is undoubtedly much larger, given the low number of tests carried out.
“I think we reached one million cases of COVID-19 a long time ago,” Pandu Riono, an epidemiologist at the University of Indonesia, told AFP.
“We’re still climbing a mountain, and we don’t know where the top is. It is an endless ascent ”.
Since the first cases detected in March, Indonesia has seen a gradual increase in the number of cases which has accelerated in recent weeks, with more than 13,000 new cases daily announced Tuesday.
Some hospitals in the country are overwhelmed by patients, especially in the conurbation of the capital Jakarta.
Some patients could not be admitted to intensive care and places to isolate patients are lacking, according to local media. Authorities in the city of Madiun, east of Java, have equipped trains this week with beds to isolate patients.
5:19 am | German Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Tuesday he favored restricting exports of vaccines produced in the EU, as delays in the delivery of COVID-19 remedies accumulate.
5h00 | An outbreak of COVID-19 is underway in residences at McGill University, where a total of 44 cases were confirmed by management on Monday.
4h24 | Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon said on Tuesday that the novel coronavirus epidemic was over in Tajikistan, a small and very poor country in Central Asia.
1h32 | The Japanese government still intends to mobilize 10,000 doctors and nurses for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled in six months, said the minister in charge of the Olympics on Tuesday, although the Japanese medical system is currently saturated with the coronavirus.
1h08 | New Zealand’s borders are expected to remain closed for much of the year while measuring the global impact of Covid-19 vaccination campaigns, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Tuesday.
1h00 | A delivery woman with an intestinal disease inspired the launch of a petition to convince traders to keep their toilets accessible to customers during these times of confinement.
0h00 | COVID-19 may have taken Gérarda and Roger Moisan’s life, but it will never get the better of their love. Married for 68 years, they recently died a few days apart in Quebec, not being able to live without the other.
Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my [email protected] 1-800-268-7116