Coronavirus: Doctors Warn Against Easing Restrictions In Germany | Coronavirus of a new type SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 pandemic | DW

The world is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries are vaccinating the population. According to the Worldometer website, since the start of distribution coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 the infection has been detected in almost 112 million inhabitants of the planet. Over 2.4 million people have died as a result of the infection. More than 87 million patients have recovered. DW is following the events of Monday, February 22 (Moscow time).

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The daily increase in infections in Germany, by data from the Robert Koch Institute, amounted to 4369 cases. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 2,390,928 cases of infection have been detected in Germany. Over the past 24 hours, 62 people have died, the total number of deaths amounted to 67,903. Almost 2.2 million people have recovered. Over the past 7 days, 61 cases of infection were registered per 100 thousand people, which is more than the day before (60.2). According to the decision of the federal and state authorities, the weakening of tough anti-epidemic measures may begin when this indicator drops to 35 cases. On December 2, 2020, it peaked at 197.6.

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Prime Minister Slovakia Igor Matovich criticized the refusal of the authorities in Bratislava to purchase the Russian Sputnik V vaccine prior to its registration by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The manufacturer of the drug “definitely won’t play with us” wrote the head of the Slovak government on Facebook… According to Matovich, the Russian side will not “keep in stock 2 million doses of the vaccine, which in the meantime could save thousands of lives.” In Slovakia, since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 292 thousand cases of infection have been detected, over 6.5 thousand patients have died. The country is home to 5.5 million people.

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Auckland

New Zealand will lift restrictions imposed in February in Auckland, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced. However, wearing masks on public transport will remain a must, she added. In mid-February, an outbreak led to a three-day lockdown in the country’s largest city, and the meeting restriction remained in place after the lockdown ended. In an island state with almost 5 million inhabitants, 2357 infections were confirmed, 26 patients died, 2277 recovered.

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The Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Republic of Germany expects elections to the Bundestag spike in mail-order voting in light of the epidemic. The agency has estimated the costs of voting at 107 million euros. Thus, the elections scheduled for September 26 will be the most expensive in history, writes the Saarbrücker Zeitung. The organization of voting in 2017 demanded 92 million euros.

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IN China over the past day, 11 more infections were detected. In all cases, we are talking about arrivals from abroad, the National Health Commission of the PRC noted. According to her, in the country as a whole, the virus was detected in 89 842 people, and 4636 patients with COVID-19 died.

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World Medical Association (WMA) Chairman Frank Ulrich Montgomery warned against relaxation of restrictive measures in Germany… Anyone who talks about indulgences during the growth of the coronavirus (R) reproduction index is acting absolutely irresponsible, Montgomery told the Funke media group. A hard lockdown has been in effect in Germany since December 16. In the 83 millionth republic, 2.38 million infections have been confirmed, about 68 thousand patients have died, more than 2.19 million have recovered.

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