COVID-19 | January 30th News of the third wave: cases, measures and restrictions
Lhe global coronavirus pandemic exceeds 2.12 million deaths worldwide, according to the Johns Hopkins University baseline count. The number of infected at the moment amounts to more than 98.7 million.
The Official State Gazette (BOE) has announced the extension until 6:00 p.m. on February 16 of flights and ships that come from the United Kingdom, unless they transport Spaniards, Andorrans or residents of Spain or Andorra.
The use of the mask will be mandatory in the Valencian Community from this Monday during the practice of physical activity or sport within urban centers and in outdoor spaces, between ten in the morning and seven pm.
This is stated in the resolution of the Ministry of Health published this Saturday in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat Valenciana by which measures against the coronavirus are extended and new ones are adopted, which will come into force from 00.00 hours on February 1 and will maintain its validity until 11:59 p.m. on February 15.
Spain and Portugal will temporarily reestablish controls at the internal land border from this morning until February 10, a period in which entry will only be allowed for work reasons or to visit spouses or partners, and residents or students, between others.
The Madrid Government will extend from next Monday the mobility restrictions due to coronavirus to another 19 basic health areas and five municipalities, so that a total of 71 areas and about thirty localities will be limited in which more than 1.8 million people live. Madrid, 27% of the population, as published today in the Official Gazette of the Community.
Mexico added 16,374 new cases and 1,434 deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, for a total of 1,841,893 confirmed infections and 156,579 deaths, its Secretary of Health (ministry) reported this Friday.
With these figures, it ranks thirteenth in the world in the number of infections and climbed this week to the third place in the world with the most deaths from the pandemic, behind the United States and Brazil, according to the US Johns Hopkins University.
The Coachella festival, one of the most important musical events in the world, announced this Friday that it will be suspended once again due to the pandemic and cannot be held in April.
For now it is unknown if it is a definitive cancellation for the remainder of 2021 or if, on the contrary, the organizers will look for a new date for the festival before the end of the year.
The University of Bristol has done work that supports the theory that vitamin D, along with other antivirals, could help fight the coronavirus. On the other hand, they have also seen that cholesterol can increase infectivity, which would explain the reason why having high cholesterol is considered a risk factor.
The National Health Commission of China reported today that the Asian country diagnosed 52 new cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus this Friday, 36 of which were produced by local contagion, the majority in the northeastern regions.
Brazil, one of the global epicenters of the pandemic, registered more than a thousand deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours for the fourth consecutive day and the total number of deaths exceeded 222,000, the Government reported this Friday.
The United States reached 25,901,960 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 436,217 deaths from the covid-19 disease this Friday, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
This is the balance at 20.00 local time (01.00 GMT on Saturday) is 3,614 more deaths than on Thursday and 165,171 new infections.
The vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca this Friday became the third remedy approved by the European Mediation Agency (EMA). Although at first there were doubts about its use in people over 65, finally the EMA has also recommended it for that age group.
The UK Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency report explains that “most of the adverse reactions were mild to moderate in severity and generally resolved within a few days of vaccination. On day 7, the The incidence of subjects with at least one local or systemic reaction was four and 13 percent, respectively. Compared with the first dose, adverse reactions reported after the second dose were milder and less frequent. “
Headache, nausea, myalgia, tenderness, heat, itching, erythema or bruising at the site of infection, chills or fatigue, and general malaise are very common reactions, while the common ones are: vomiting, fever, or bruising at the site of infection. injection. On the other hand, unusual reactions include: lymphadenopathy, decreased appetite, dizziness, skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders, and musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders.
Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, which will begin to be marketed in the United States and the rest of the world, has revealed that it has an efficacy of 72%, a much lower percentage than that of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which reach 95%.