The American authorities imposed on travelers arriving by air to present a negative test result for Covid-19, while a new record number of deaths was recorded, while the Tunisian Ministry of Health announced that the country will witness a comprehensive closure Thursday for days.
The director of the American Centers for Disease Control and Epidemics, Robert Redfield, said that the examination should take place 3 days before the date of travel at most, indicating that if this “test does not eliminate all risks, but when it is combined with a stay at home and daily precautions such as putting on a muzzle.” And social distancing, it can make travel safer. “
These measures will take effect on January 26, and the scope of previous measures imposed on arrivals from Britain since last month expanded, after a mutated strain of the Corona virus more capable of spreading was detected on British soil, and two other mutated strains were detected in South Africa. And Brazil.
On Tuesday, the United States recorded about 4,500 deaths as a result of the emerging corona virus “Covid-19” within 24 hours, in a new record daily toll, according to data published by Johns Hopkins University, and it is the first time that the daily death toll from the virus in this country has exceeded the threshold of four. Thousands of deaths.
During the past seven days, the United States recorded the highest weekly death rate since the pandemic began, and deaths are distributed throughout the country, although they are currently concentrated in its south and west.
The number of “Covid-19” patients in American hospitals is still at its record level, as it reached more than 131,000 patients on Tuesday, according to the “Covid Tracking Project”.
And the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that about 9 million citizens have been vaccinated with the first dose of the emerging corona virus “Covid-19” vaccines, until Tuesday morning local time.
The Foundation indicated that it had so far distributed 27.7 million doses of the vaccines of the two companies Moderna and Pfizer, to various sectors, and stated that about 4 million of them had been distributed for use in long-term care facilities.
Since the virus began to spread in the United States, the total number of people infected with it in this country has reached 22.8 million, of whom more than 380,000 have died.
A comprehensive closure in Tunisia
In Tunisia, the health authorities announced Tuesday that the country will witness a comprehensive quarantine for a period of 4 days to contain the outbreak of the Corona virus, which has reached record levels, considering that the epidemiological situation in the country is “dangerous and very accurate.”
Health Minister Fawzi Mahdi said in a press conference that the curfew will begin at 4 p.m. until 6 a.m., noting that it has been in effect since October 2020 from eight in the evening until six in the morning.
The measure, which includes extending the curfew hours, will take effect on Thursday, which marks the tenth anniversary of the January revolution, which prevents the commemoration of the escape of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on the fourteenth of this month under the pressure of popular protests.
Health officials have warned of great difficulties that hospitals face in providing more beds in resuscitation departments, despite the establishment of field hospitals to relieve pressure on hospital institutions.
The minister also decided to suspend studies in all schools, institutes, universities and vocational training centers in the public and private sectors until the 24th of this month.
Tunisia, whose deaths in the first wave of the pandemic were limited to about 50 cases, recorded a total of 5284 deaths and 162 thousand and 350 injuries, noting that experts consider that this number does not accurately reflect the reality because only the numbers announced are confirmed by tests.
Countries and numbers
A Reuters statistics showed that more than 91 million people have been infected with the emerging coronavirus worldwide, while the total number of deaths from the virus has reached more than 1.9 million.
HIV infections have been recorded in more than 210 countries and regions since the first cases were discovered in China in December 2019.
Among the top ten countries in terms of injuries, the United States comes in the first place, followed by India, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom.
As for the Arab countries most affected in terms of the number of injuries, Iraq comes followed by Morocco, Saudi Arabia, followed by Jordan, and the UAE comes in fifth place.
In Brazil, the Ministry of Health said yesterday, Tuesday, that the country had recorded 64,25 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus during the past 24 hours.
The data indicate that Brazil has recorded 8 million 195,637 cases since the start of the pandemic, while the number of deaths rose to 204,690 cases.
As for China, where the virus first appeared, the National Health Committee said today, Wednesday, that the mainland recorded 115 new infections, in the highest daily increase in infections in more than 5 months.
The total confirmed cases of “Covid-19” disease on the Chinese mainland reached 87,607 cases, while the total deaths remained unchanged at 4,634.