AFP, 05 January 2022 Posted on Wednesday 12:16 pm
Hong Kong on Wednesday banned passengers from boarding flights from eight countries, including France, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, as the COV-19 epidemic is on the rise around the world.
Hong Kong CEO Gary Lam told reporters that India, Pakistan, Australia and the Philippines have been affected.
“Passenger flights from these countries will not be allowed to land in Hong Kong, and persons staying in these countries will no longer be allowed to board flights, including flights connecting to Hong Kong,” he said.
Other measures announced in Hong Kong on Wednesday include a ban on large-scale public events and the closure of 15 types of businesses, including bars, nightclubs, gyms and beauty salons.
The “Spectrum of the Seas” was a ship that sailed off the coast of Hong Kong with 3,700 people on board, while 9 contact cases were evidence of pollution that forced it to return to port. At the same time the Omicron variant, according to officials.
As the number of Govt-19 infections increases around the world, these announcements come in: nearly 890,000 cases in 24 hours in the United States, 270,000 in France, and more than 200,000 in the United Kingdom …
Israel announced on Wednesday that it had reported nearly 12,000 new cases in 24 hours, the latest record of pollution since the outbreak.
In Mexico, 15,000 cases are reported per day, exceeding four million Covid-19 cases. There were 81,000 new cases in Argentina on Tuesday, more than double the previous day.
Among the new “positives” are a number of personalities: from King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden to Mohamed Old Seek El Kasovani, President of Mauritania, including defender Lucas Hernandez from Paris goalkeeper SG Gianluigi Donorumma and Bayern Munich to defender Warren.
The departure of Senegal for the African Cup of Nations scheduled for Tuesday evening has been postponed to Wednesday as three Govt cases have been detected in the staff.
– Djokovic invited himself to explain –
In this context, the medical exemption given to Novak Djokovic to participate in the Australian Open has caused a great deal of dissatisfaction in the country. The exception.
“It would certainly be helpful if Novak could explain the conditions under which he applied and was exempt,” Tennyson Australia’s president and first Grand Slam director of the year, Craig Dyle, told reporters on Wednesday.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has threatened to send the star player “on the first flight” if he does not provide “evidence to support” the rebate.
The controversy over President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to “biz off” those who have not been vaccinated continues in France.
“I really want to harass them. So we’ll continue to do that to the end,” he said. Macron said in an interview with Le Parisien daily. “You can no longer go to the restaurant, you can no longer take the cannon, you can no longer drink coffee, you can no longer go to the theater, you can no longer go to the movies,” the head of state said at the address. Not vaccinated.
In Brazil, the second most affected country in the world after the United States, authorities in Rio de Janeiro decided on Tuesday to stop the traditionally giant street parades of the next festival at the end of February.
The wave of epidemics that resumed at the end of 2021 with the advent of the Omigron variant, although seemingly less severe, is becoming more contagious than ever before, leading to an increase in the incidence of the disease. An event that causes malfunctions in many sectors, including health.
At least six hospitals across the UK said on Tuesday the situation could affect priority care.
In China, the city of Zhengzhou (center) began testing its 13 million people on Wednesday, after which Govt announced that Xian’s limited city was “controlling” its share of the latest epidemic.
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