Corona .. France exceeds 200 thousand injuries per day, and the World Health Organization warns of a “tsunami” or “Omicron”
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On Wednesday, France recorded a record number of new infections with the Corona virus (Covid-19), exceeding the barrier of 200 thousand cases, while the Director of the World Health Organization expressed his fears that the mutants Delta and Omicron would cause a huge number of infections.
The French Minister of Health, Olivier Veron, said that the number of infections with the Corona virus had set a record in his country, noting that the health authorities had counted 208 thousand cases in the past 24 hours.
Among the injured in France, about 3,000 people are in special care centers, and the authorities have recorded nearly 240 deaths, and the Law Committee in the House of Representatives is scheduled to discuss today a bill that replaces the health passport with the controversial “vaccine” passport.
The French State Council had called on the government to reconsider some of the project’s measures to prevent them from conflicting with freedoms.
Concerns and Actions
The number of daily COVID-19 infections has risen to record levels in the United States, large parts of Europe and Australia as the mutated Omicron of the Corona virus spread and out of control, which led to workers staying in their homes and crowding of examination centers.
Nearly two years after China discovered the first outbreak of “viral pneumonia” in Wuhan, the highly mutated virus is still causing panic in many regions of the world and forcing governments to reconsider examination and quarantine procedures.
Although some studies indicate that the “Omicron” mutant causes less death than the previous mutant, the increase in infections means that hospitals in some countries will not bear the number of patients, and companies may face difficulties in continuing to work with the increase in the number of workers placed under control. Quarantine.
Like France, Denmark recorded the highest death toll from Covid-19 in 24 hours, with 23,228 cases.
Due to the outbreak of the virus, overcrowding was observed in examination centers in many European countries, including Spain, where demand greatly exceeded the supply of free examination devices provided by the Madrid government on Tuesday when long queues formed in front of pharmacies.
Italy was expected to ease some quarantine rules, on Wednesday, amid fears that activity in the country would stop completely, with the increase in the number of quarantined people, and the number of injuries doubled on Tuesday, to 78,313 injuries.
Warnings and numbers
In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the vast majority of patients who end up in intensive care with Covid-19 have not received the booster dose of vaccines, and urged people to get them.
Britain is currently recording record daily infections with Covid-19, amounting to 129,471 cases, on Tuesday, driven by the spread of the highly contagious Omicron mutant.
This comes while the daily average of Covid-19 infections in the United States rose to a record level in the past seven days, according to Reuters statistics. The previous peak was in January of this year.
Daily injuries in Australia increased, approaching 18,300, on Wednesday, exceeding the previous peak of 11,300 injuries on Tuesday.
وقال Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his country needs a “change of pace” to run labs that can’t keep up with the demand and long queues in many areas.
For its part, China did not show any laxity in its policy to prevent any spread, so it kept the 13 million residents of Xi’an under strict closure procedures for the seventh day, with 151 new infections continuing to appear on Tuesday. No Omicron case has been reported in Xi’an so far.
In the Arab world, daily COVID-19 infections rose in the UAE, exceeding two thousand per day for the first time since last June.
On Wednesday, the authorities recorded 2,234 new infections in the previous 24 hours, without counting the cases according to the type of mutation that caused them.
In Jordan, the Ministry of Health announced the registration of 466 new infections with the new mutant of the Corona virus “Omicron” in the Kingdom.
The World Health Organization warned, on Wednesday evening, that the risk posed by Omicron is still “very high” and may put pressure on health systems, and the director of the organization said, “It is time to transcend national interests and 70% of the world’s population must be vaccinated.”
In its weekly update of the epidemiological situation, the United Nations said that “the risk related to the new and alarming mutant Omicron remains very high.”
She continued, “Consistent evidence shows a rapid prevalence of omicron in a doubling time of 2 to 3 days compared to delta,” stressing the need to collect more data to understand the severity of omicron.
The World Health Organization likened the torrent of infections with the Omicron and Delta mutant of the Corona virus to a “tsunami.”