The World Health Organization said today, Wednesday, that the Corona virus strains discovered in Britain, South Africa and Brazil have so far spread to 109 countries in the world, while the President of Tanzania, John Magufuli, said that steam inhalation is better than vaccines, expressing his refusal.
The organization said in its weekly epidemiological presentation that the mutated British strain spread to 10 new countries within a week, bringing the number of countries in which this strain was discovered – which is more deadly than the original strain of the virus – to 70 countries.
The organization added that the mutated strain – which was first discovered in South Africa – spread to 8 new countries during the past week, bringing the number of countries that recorded infections with this strain to 71, and the mutated strain – which appeared in Brazil for the first time – was discovered in 8 countries. the clock.
A Reuters count showed that the number of Coronavirus infections in the world today exceeded 100 million, in light of the continued spread of new strains of the virus and countries facing a shortage of vaccines.
About 1.3% of the world’s population has been infected with Covid-19, caused by the Coronavirus, and more than 2.1 million have died due to disease, and one person becomes infected with the virus every 77 seconds on average since the beginning of the year, and more than 668,000 daily infections have been recorded in the same period, and the death rate is Global 2.1%.
The President of Tanzania
On the other hand, Tanzanian President John Magufuli said in a speech delivered on Wednesday in the west of his country that he does not plan to impose general isolation measures “because God will protect the people from COVID-19.”
“Local prescriptions such as steam inhalation are better than vaccinations,” he added.
President Magufuli said that the vaccines available to fight the virus “are not good. If they were good, the eggs would have found a vaccine for the acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS).”
The increase in HIV infections in many countries of the world caused the authorities to take strict precautionary measures, including the return of general isolation to counter this escalation, in Bahrain the authorities said that they would start new isolation measures on January 31, after discovering those infected with the new strain of Corona virus.
The Bahraini Ministry of Health stated that the decisions taken include distance learning in public and private schools, public and private higher education institutions and kindergartens.
In the Sultanate of Oman, official media reported that the authorities today banned all events that include gatherings, postponed the return of students to universities, and advised citizens and residents not to travel abroad, in tightening measures aimed at limiting the spread of the Coronavirus.
The official news agency, quoting a decision from the Supreme Committee in charge of examining the mechanism for dealing with developments resulting from the spread of the Coronavirus, said that the ban on gatherings includes international conferences, sports competitions and exhibitions.
The Sultanate of Oman closed its land borders 10 days ago.
In France, the government acknowledged today, Wednesday, that the restrictions currently in place to contain the spread of the pandemic are no longer sufficient, which opens the door to the possibility of a return to the general isolation measures, which were taken during the registration of the peak of HIV infections last year.
A French government spokesman said after a meeting that the night curfew – which came into effect on January 14 this year – is no longer sufficient, which means that the government of President Emmanuel Macron is looking for alternative options.
Last week, President Macron expressed support for a return to general isolation measures, but the government decided to wait for a few days to analyze data on new infections recorded in hospitals.