The number of people infected with Corona virus around the world exceeded 63 million and 756 thousand as of Tuesday evening, of whom more than one million and 477 thousand died, and more than 44 million and 153 thousand recovered.
The death toll from the virus in the United States rose to 274,523 deaths, after 1,260 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.
According to the data of the “World Meter” website, which specializes in monitoring virus victims; The number of Coronavirus cases in the United States exceeded 13 million and 925 thousand, after 170 thousand and 612 new cases were recorded.
The United States tops – by location – the list of Corona deaths and injuries globally, followed by Brazil and India, and India and Brazil.
Vaccination and vaccination
In this regard, the American company “Pfizer” and “BioNTech” German have submitted a request to the European Medicines Agency (EMMA) to obtain the European permission for the vaccine, which they reached for the emerging corona virus (Covid-19), according to what it said. The two companies said in Tuesday’s statement; With the aim of making the vaccine available in Europe by the end of the year.
The European Medicines Agency said it would decide whether to approve the “Pfizer-Biontech” vaccine within weeks if the data provided was strong enough.
And the European Agency wrote – in a press release on its website – that its assessment will be completed during an extraordinary meeting scheduled to be held on the 29th of this month at the latest.
Earlier Tuesday, the German “Biontech” announced that it could supply its vaccine against the emerging corona virus “within a few hours”, after the permit was issued by the relevant authorities.
For its part, Turkey intends to start granting vaccines against the Corona virus to health workers, starting from December 11th.
Health Minister Fakhruddin Kuja said, in response to journalists’ inquiries in the Turkish Parliament: The Scientific Council has set a strategy for distributing Corona vaccines, starting with health sector workers.
For his part, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the preparation of a vaccination campaign for the public in France “between April and June next, after a first campaign dedicated to the most vulnerable people.
In a joint press conference with Belgian Prime Minister Alexandre de Crowe, Macron said that the campaign “will not be a mandatory vaccination strategy, but rather a strategy based on conviction and transparency.”
Macron expected the start of a first campaign at the beginning of 2021 “for specific people, with the first batch of vaccines produced,” according to the doses that France will receive, followed by “another campaign that will be on a wider and general scale, and aims to vaccinate the largest number of people.”
Other repercussions of the epidemic
For its part, the United Nations confirmed that the global health crisis has caused disturbances in the lives of everyone all over the world, noting that “people who were already living on the edge were severely and disproportionately affected by the increase in food prices, the collapse of incomes, the interruption of vaccination programs and the closure of schools.”
For the first time since the late 1990s, the rate of extreme poverty increased, life expectancy recorded a sharp decline in the world, and the number of deaths from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria could double.
And the United Nations warned that “several famines are looming on the horizon,” and Lowcock said, “The indications are red, and the sirens are ringing.”
Corona in the Arab region
In the Gaza Strip, the Hamas spokesperson announced today that the movement’s leader, Yahya Sinwar, was diagnosed with the new Corona virus, and entered quarantine in the Gaza Strip, which has recently witnessed an increase in the number of infections.
According to Hazem Qassem, spokesman for the movement in the Gaza Strip, the results of the examination conducted by Sinwar showed that he was injured.
Qassem stressed that the general health status of Sinwar is “good, and he is exercising his duties as head of the movement in the sector inside the medical isolation room, and within the prevention and safety measures.”
In Iraq, the government spokesman and the Iraqi Minister of Culture, Hassan Nazim, confirmed that the risks of the spread of Corona are still severe in the country.
The spokesman said that the Minister of Health confirmed that the recovery rate from the epidemic is increasing, and that the purchase of the vaccine requires the provision of logistical services for its transfer and approval by the World Health Organization.
And the Iraqi Ministry of Health announced – earlier Tuesday – that 2,218 new cases of coronavirus, and 48 deaths, had been recorded.
In Algeria, Jamal Furar, the spokesman for the National Committee for Follow-up of the Coronavirus, announced Tuesday that 953 new cases of the virus, and 21 deaths, had been recorded during the past 24 hours.
Forar said – in his daily press conference – that the total number of cases of the epidemic in Algeria rose to 84,152 cases, and 2,447 deaths.
On the other hand, Tunisian doctors from the public and private sectors began a four-day strike on Tuesday, in protest against a government law that redefines conditions for promotion.
The strike comes at a time when the country needs the work of every doctor to contribute to combating the Corona virus, as Tunisia recorded 96,789 cases of the virus, including 3,260 deaths, and 70,851 recoveries.
Doctors reject the law governing the general framework of the medical study system, as well as the system for promotion from a doctor’s rank to a doctor specializing in family medicine. The law requires a test to be taken in order to be promoted, while doctors want the promotion to take place automatically.
In protest against the same law, hundreds of doctors took a stand in front of the Ministry of Health in Tunis.
The participants chanted slogans such as “The Ministry of Health stabs the first-line soldiers from the back,” “No to marginalizing and dividing doctors,” and “Doctors in solidarity.”.