Covid cases worldwide exceed 131 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 – relating to Tuesday 6 April – of 7,767 new cases and 421 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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10-23 – Employee vaccines: agreement signed. Hope: It will help us to protect health
a beautiful page the unanimous agreement that we signed together with Minister Orlando and all the trade unions and companies in our country. The vaccination protocol and the update of the Covid safety protocol will help us protect health in the workplace. This battle can only be won all together. Health Minister Roberto Speranza announces on social media the approval of the protocol on the procedures for vaccinations in the company (here the article).

10.09 – THE POINT – Ema, today at 16 the pronouncement on AstraZeneca
The preliminary time of the press conference of the European Medicines Agency on the new evaluation of the AstraZeneca vaccine in relation to rare events of cerebral thrombosis by the Pharmacovigilance Committee on Risk Assessment (Prac) has set for today at 16.00. Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Iceland, Finland and Canada have already decided to limit the use of the vaccine to older people (generally over 60).

9.55 am – Egypt, daily infections on the rise
The pace of contagion in Egypt continues to rise, where 778 new positives were recorded yesterday. The number of infected people since the beginning of the pandemic of 206,510, of which 157,006 recovered. In the last 24 hours, there have been 43 deaths, bringing the total deaths to 12,253. No data are available on swabs performed, nor on ICU admissions. The increase in infections comes just under a week from the beginning of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month, in which Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, and then gather, pray and celebrate.

9.23 am – Chinese anti-Covid medicines, 6 thousand packages seized
Over six thousand medicines of Chinese origin, including drugs sold as anti Covid, were seized by the carabinieri of the Nas of Turin. They lacked the necessary authorizations from Aifa and Ema. The investigations started last January following the discovery, in the center of the Piedmontese capital, of a few dozen packs of Chinese medicines in a food retail store. The medicines were stored in a wholesale store with offices between Prato and the province of Florence, owned by a 50-year-old Chinese who was sued.

9.15 am – The administration of Moderna also starts in Great Britain
The third vaccine drug, Moderna, approved by the British authorities, after AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech, starts today in the United Kingdom. The first to receive the serum produced by the US pharmaceutical company of the same name will be in Wales, where 5,000 doses arrived yesterday. It is not yet clear when the American serum will be distributed to the rest of the country, where it was approved last January and which has ordered 17 million doses. The Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, also confirmed that Scotland has received the first doses of Moderna. This is the third of seven vaccines ordered by London.

8 am – New record of cases in India: over 115 thousand in 24 hours
India has recorded a new record of Covid-19 cases with 115,736 infections reported in the last 24 hours. New Delhi, Mumbai and dozens of other cities are imposing a curfew to try to slow down infections. The victims in the last 24 hours have been 630, the highest figure since November. The latest wave of infections worse than the peak of September 2020 when there were over 97,000 cases per day in the country. India has reported 12.8 million cases since the start of the pandemic, the highest number after the United States and Brazil.

7.08 am – Brazil 4,195 deaths in 24 hours, never so many
Brazilian health authorities reported 4,195 deaths in 24 hours due to the coronavirus pandemic. the saddest toll ever confirmed since the beginning of the health emergency. In the country, where more than 4,000 deaths have never been reported in a single day, there are a total of at least 336,947 deaths from complications related to Covid-19 out of 13,100,580 confirmed infections, according to official data released yesterday, which speak of 86,979 new cases. 11,558,784 people declared recovered. Brazil, with 211 million inhabitants, is the second most affected country in the world after the United States.

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