Covid cases worldwide exceed 135 million according to data released by Johns Hopkins University, while confirmed deaths exceed 2.9 million since the start of the pandemic. And in Italy the latest balance – relating to Saturday 10 April – of 17,567 new cases and 344 dead (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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12.34 – In the UK, non-essential activities reopen tomorrow
After more than three months of forced closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, starting tomorrow in the United Kingdom, even the so-called non-essential activities will be able to reopen their doors. In England, all shops, gyms, hairdressers, and outdoor hospitality businesses will reopen, kicking off phase two of the exit strategy announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
11.40 am – Fines in Milan for nightlife
Six fines for people who have stopped, without wanting to leave, to have an aperitif on the benches and in the Corso Como area, fines for parties at home and in clubs are the results of the anticovid checks by the police in Milan. Eleven people, including four minors, were fined for a house party in via Fara, another nine for a birthday party around one in a club in via Desiderio da Settignano, in the City life area. In a restaurant with the shutters down, but an open gate, the agents of the administrative and social police last night found 10 people sitting at tables eating and drinking, all fined, as well as the owner of the restaurant which was closed for five days. The five customers found in a massage center in Corso Sempione were also fined and the owner also fined them.
11.22 am – China admits: Our vaccines have low efficacy
China first admitted the poor efficacy of its Covid-19 vaccines: They don’t have a very high protection rate, Gao Fu, head of China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said. at a press conference yesterday from Chengdu. As reported Associated Press, Gao announced that Chinese authorities are considering mixing the different vaccines to enhance them and urged the benefits of Western mRNA serums, which China does not produce, to be considered. Up to now, the use of any foreign vaccine has not been authorized in the People’s Republic. Beijing has distributed hundreds of millions of doses to other countries. It is now officially considering whether we should use different vaccines for the immunization process, Gao said. The effectiveness rate of the Sinovac vaccine in preventing symptomatic infections from Covid-19 stands at 50.4% according to clinical trials carried out in Brazil. Two other vaccines from the Chinese Sinopharm show efficacy of 79.3 and 72.5%, while the figure for the vaccine of the biopharmaceutical giant CanSino of 65%.
10.56 am – Arcuri under investigation for embezzlement
The former extraordinary commissioner for the Covid emergency Domenico Arcuri – according to what was anticipated by the newspaper La Verit – would have been registered in the register of suspects of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Rome for embezzlement. The accusation would be contained in the file on the supply of Chinese masks. Here the complete article.
10.20 am – Orlando:Be timely and effective with refreshments
I believe that where it is necessary to maintain the closures, we must be prompt and effective with the refreshment system. This was stated by the Minister of Labor Andrea Orlando a Radio24. The story of Sardinia – he continued – shows that opening without having a safety condition risks doing damage to companies themselves.
Ore 08.57 – In India record of infections, 152,879 cases in the last 24 hours
India exceeds the ceiling of 150 thousand infections in one day with a record number of 152,879 cases of infection and 839 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data provided by the health authorities. The country at the most critical moment of the pandemic: the positives have been growing steadily for 32 days, the majority concentrated in five states.
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