It looks like that COVID-19 has not really run its course as it has mutated nearly four times with the fourth one, the Delta variant taking further shape as Delta plus, and creating concern whether the handful of vaccines that had been developed in less than a year’s time can handle the mutations.
The prediction by the World Health Organisation’s Europe office that its 53-country region could face another 700,000 deaths in the coronavirus pandemic by next spring is alarming to say the least. The casualties could therefore top 2 million
In many parts of the world, or at least first world countries, the vaccination rates have reached a high enough level that we can return to an almost normal life. There are still some restrictions on travel, mask wearing is required in some circumstances and those that are not double vaccinated are excluded from some venues and activities.
The French health ministry said a Frenchman who recently arrived back in France from London had tested positive for the new variant of the coronavirus.
All six patients have been kept in isolation, the health ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, adding that their fellow travellers were being tracked down.
The regulation will be in effect from midnight of Dec.29 to Jan.15 and covers Filipinos and foreigners arriving from the “flagged countries,” the transport ministry told reporters in a group text message.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 232,307 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 671,636.
MoHAP expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished COVID-19 patients a speedy and full recovery. It called on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities.
India's tally of infections stands at 406,130, the data showed, with the death toll rising by 374. On March 30, there were 354 deaths reported due to the pandemic.