The latest developments in the spread of the new Corona virus in the world

What follows are the latest developments related to the spread of the new Corona virus in the world in light of the latest numbers, new measures and notable events:

France, Belgium and Czechia began reopening their borders with the United Kingdom on Wednesday to allow their nationals to return. Goods will continue to be transported through the English Channel with conditions.

The port of Dover resumed its activities on Tuesday night and Wednesday, as did Eurostar voyages from London in the morning.

And 50 countries have suspended or imposed restrictions on entry for travelers after the discovery of a new strain of the emerging corona virus in Britain. The last of which is Bolivia, which will prevent all travelers from Europe from entering its territories from Friday to the eighth of January.

A vaccination campaign against Covid-19 was launched in Switzerland on Wednesday, and a woman over ninety years old in Lucerne became the first person to receive the vaccine, four days after it was licensed by the authorities.

Mexico will launch its campaign Thursday with the arrival of the first batch of US-German Pfizer-Bionic vaccines, as the government announced.

The first vaccination series will begin on Sunday in France in "two or three homes" to care for the elderly and include "dozens of residents," according to the Ministry of Health.

Sydney on Wednesday eased restrictions slightly for Christmas after Australia's largest city recorded, for the second day in a row, fewer than 10 cases of Corona virus.

The French "Eurovan Scientifique" group announced the launch in Europe of equipment that allows taking samples at home to conduct a "PCR" test to detect infection with Covid-19.

It was marketed for this method of testing in the United States on October 19 under the name "Empower DX Kit."

US President Donald Trump rejected Tuesday evening the nearly $ 900 billion economic stimulus package approved by Congress, describing it as a "shame", calling for an increase in the value of checks intended for families.

The new aid package will replace the massive 2,200 billion plan that was urgently adopted at the end of March during the first wave of casualties.

President-elect Joe Biden announced that next year he would ask Congress to vote on a new support plan for the US economy.

The new Corona virus has killed 1.7 million people in the world since the WHO office in China reported the outbreak of the disease at the end of December 2019, according to a census conducted by Agence France-Presse based on official sources on Wednesday at 11:00 GMT.

More than 77.9 million people worldwide have contracted the virus.

The United States is the country most affected by the epidemic, with 322,849 deaths, followed by Brazil with 188,259 deaths, India with 146,444 deaths, Mexico with 119,495 deaths, and Italy with 69,842 deaths.


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