Coronavirus: update on the pandemic in the world

New measures, new reports and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid 19 pandemic worldwide.

– Restrictions lifted in Manila –

The Manila detention, which has been in place for a month to contain a record number of Covid cases related to the highly contagious Delta variant, will be lifted this week and replaced with localized measures, the Philippine authorities said on Monday.

– New Zealand: next deconfinance –

New Zealand will end national containment of the archipelago this week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced, adding that it will remain in effect in Auckland, the major city on the North Island where the Delta variant first appeared in mid-August.

– Cuba: border openings in mid-November –

Cuba will gradually reopen its borders to tourists from November 15, without the need for PCR testing upon arrival, as is currently the case, in order to revive vital economic activity for the island, the Ministry of Tourism said.

– Finland: Restrictions lifted after 80% of those vaccinated –

Finland will lift final restrictions on fighting Covid-19 when 80% of those over 12 are fully vaccinated, the government said, a limit that should be reached by October.

– Budget expansion for the UK healthcare system –

The UK government announced an additional $ 5.4 billion on Monday.

– Italy: life expectancy is falling –

Health passport control for the visit to the Colosseum in Rome, August 6, 2021 (AFP / Archives – Andreas SOLARO)

In Italy, Covid-19 cut life expectancy by 1.2 years in 2020 and by more than four years in some of the hardest hit provinces, the National Statistics Institute said.

In 2020, life expectancy at birth was 82 years: 79.7 years for men and 84.4 years for women, up from 81 years and 85.3 years in 2019.

– New Caledonia is reconfiguring –

A strict 15-day detention begins on Tuesday in New Caledonia, where three indigenous cases of Covid-19 have been discovered while the French archipelago has so far been saved from the disease.

– France: reduced health pass in shopping centers –

In France, as of Wednesday, the health pass will no longer be compulsory at the entrance of shopping centers in the departments where the incidence rate of the coronavirus has remained below the threshold of 200 per 100,000 inhabitants within a week.

– More than 4.56 million dead –

The Covid-19 pandemic has cost the lives of at least 4,565,622 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report published Monday afternoon by AFP from official sources.

According to official figures, the United States is the country with the most deaths (649,319), ahead of Brazil (583,810) and India (440,752), Mexico (263,140) and Peru (198,488).

Taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, the WHO estimates that the consequences of the pandemic could be two to three times higher.

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