Covid cases worldwide exceed 130 million according to data released by Johns Hopkins University, while confirmed deaths exceed 2.8 million since the start of the pandemic. And in Italy the latest balance – relative to Friday 2 April – of 21,932 new cases and 481 deaths (here the bulletin with the data and the bulletins that show the situation since the beginning of the pandemic: here those of 2021, here those of 2020). Here is the map of the contagion in the world.
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12.01 – Fontana: I hope that the limitations will be enough from 12 April
The plan for the exit from the restrictive measures, according to the governor of Lombardy Attilio Fontana, should begin in the middle of the month: The last thing we miss is that the vaccines arrive, but I am convinced that the commitments that have been made will be respected and that from 12 or 13 April this great operation will begin and we will be able to say enough of these too many limitations that we are undergoing, said during the inauguration of the vaccination hub `Giuseppe Zamberletti of the Schiranna of Varese.
11.46 – Kurz, with elderly vaccinations Austria reopens in May
In a video message to the population on the occasion of Easter, the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (OeVP) promised that starting from the month of May it will be possible to reopen after the long months of anti-Covid measures. With the vaccination of the elderly in May, the situation in the hospitals will relax and then we can take the first steps that everyone is anxiously waiting for, that is to finally be able to live and enjoy sports, culture, gastronomy and more tourism, said the premier. Until 11 April, Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland are under lockdown; for the moment, Kurz does not believe that stricter measures are necessary to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in the western part of the country.
11.30 am – Brazilian variant case in the province of Latina
A case of the Brazilian variant of the SARS-Cov-2 virus was discovered in Fondi, in the province of Latina, by the investigations carried out by the ASL on a suspicious molecular test. Immediate start-up of the tracing system: the results on the new swabs are now awaited.
11.05 am – Psychiatrists: the lack of hugs increases anxiety and stress
The lack of hugs and physical contact, linked to the restrictions for the containment of infections from Covid-19, increases anxiety and stress. To report the phenomenon the Italian Society of Psychiatry. In fact, first American scientific studies document the effects of the so-called skin hunger in the Covid era: already after a few weeks without shaking hands or giving hugs, 60% of respondents associate an increase in anxiety and disorders with the lack of affectionate physical contact. sleep and mood. To mitigate the impact of the lack of hugs, experts recommend stimulating and improving the sensory capacity through, for example, contact with water and soft and comfortable fabrics.
10.38 – Russia, the threshold of 100 thousand dead has been exceeded
In the past 24 hours, Russia has registered 9,021 new coronavirus cases and 384 deaths, thus exceeding the threshold of 100 thousand victims since the beginning of the pandemic. This was reported by the headquarters for the fight against the epidemic in the daily bulletin, taken up by Interfax. The official deaths from Covid-19 are in fact 100,017.
10.30 am – Gb, seven deaths from thrombosis after AstraZeneca
Seven people have died in the UK from blood clots after being vaccinated against coronavirus with AstraZeneca’s serum, the news reported today. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Yesterday the same MHRA said it had identified 30 cases of adverse events related to blood clotting on over 18 million administrations of the same vaccine (here the insight: the rare thrombosis and the comparison on the numbers).
10.00 – Cgia, with the boom crisis of undeclared work
The economic crisis caused by the pandemic has multiplied undeclared workers, according to the Cgia Studies Office, which recalls how the crisis has so far caused a loss of about 450,000 jobs. Before the advent of Covid-19, there were many undeclared workers in Italy: about 3.2 million, but in the coming months, according to the CGIA, the situation is destined to worsen. There are two sectors at risk: that of small and medium-sized enterprises, where layoffs will be released in June; and that of the wellness sector, with hundreds of unauthorized beauticians and hairdressers who, in the red zone, exercise their services at customers’ homes.
9.50 am – Mattarella: Restart and rebirth, looking to the future
The head of state, Sergio Mattarella, touched upon some central themes of the global epidemic in his message on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the birth of Alcide De Gasperi: Reconstruction, restart, rebirth are words from that time that recur in our days, in which we are hardly committed to fighting the pandemic, with an eye to the future.
9.25 am – Coldiretti, only 4 at the table: cost of 55 euros per family
Enough mega family reunions: the red area at Easter restricts the freedom of movement but also the tables in the houses with an average of 4 people to celebrate the party. what emerges from the Coldiretti / Ixe ‘survey on the Easter of Italians at the time of Covid: 88% of Italians will have lunch at home, while only 10% will take advantage of the exemptions to leave home within the limits set. With Easter armored, Italians – underlines Coldiretti – are trying to find satisfaction in food, in the kitchen and at the table, with an expense of 55 euros per family, an increase of 15% compared to last year but well below the values of the past. with restaurants, trattorias and agritourisms open. If in more than one house out of 5 (21%) it is – Coldiretti underlines – an Easter as a couple, in 51% of the houses the lunch brings together from 3 to 4 people. Then there is a slice of 5% of the population who, by force or by choice, celebrates alone, perhaps by connecting via video call with relatives or friends.
8.52 am – Inspection plan triggered, special observed cities
the extraordinary control plan prepared by the Interior Ministry for the Easter weekend was launched. There are 70,000 men and women of the police who, with the soldiers of Safe Streets and colleagues of the local police, are called to prevent anti-terrorism and monitor compliance with anti-Covid measures. The urban areas most exposed to the risk of crowds, parks and beaches will be particularly observed. Strict checks will cover roads and highways, but also stations, ports and airports: the latest decree, that of March 12, sets many limits to travel, leaving – always up to Easter Monday included – the possibility of visiting friends and only private home and only once a day, between 5 and 22. In the month of March alone, in all of Italy, the number of people controlled was more than 3 million and 130 thousand (+ 13.4% compared to February), which 48,035 administratively sanctioned.
8.36 am – The covid in the world
There are over 130 million infections from Covid-19 in the world. what emerges from the update of the data by Johns Hopkins University which to date records 130,260,529 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The most affected country remains the United States with 30,608,365 cases, followed by Brazil (12,910,082) and India (12,392,260): fourth is France (4,802,457) with Russia following 4,511,973 infections and Great Britain at 4,367,969. Italy is sixth with 3,629,000 cases. The deaths in the world were 2,838,162 and 73,770,391 healed. Europe has so far recorded over 40 million cases and nearly one million deaths.
8.29 am – Incendiary bottle against vaccination center in Brescia
An incendiary bottle was thrown at dawn against the vaccination center in via Morelli in Brescia. There are no injuries, but the damage has yet to be quantified. The center was built with funds from the AiutiAMO Brescia collection launched during the first wave of Covid. The investigations are entrusted to the police who are trying to reconstruct what happened also through the security cameras installed on the street.
7.34 – Positive the president of Argentina Fernndez
Argentina president Alberto ngel Fernndez positive for coronavirus. He announced it himself in a tweet stating that he had taken the test due to a mild fever at 37.3 and a slight headache. I am fine physically and, although I would have liked to end my birthday without this news, I am also in a good mood, reads a second tweet, in which he reiterates his fellow citizens to follow the current recommendations. clear that the pandemic has not passed and we must continue to take care of ourselves.
April 3, 2021 (change April 3, 2021 | 12:04 pm)