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Spain, fear returns: almost 50 thousand cases in 24 hours

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Spain has seen a record increase in Covid-19 cases on a daily basis: 49,823 in the last 24 hours, never so many since the pandemic began. So far, the highest figure had been on January 21 with 44,357 new infections confirmed in one day. And now the government is discussing possible new restrictions. Premier Pedro Sanchez will meet the presidents of the regions to “evaluate” new measures. For now, only Catalonia seems willing to restore serious restrictions, including a curfew and the closure of night clubs.

Ecuador, no to the lockdown to contain the covid

The president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, has ruled out the possibility of introducing a new lockdown or closure of activities in the country to contain the increase in Covid-19 cases that has been registered in recent weeks. This was reported by the newspaper “El Comercio”. In the country, 188 new infections have been detected in the last 24 hours, which led to a total of 537,220 cases. In addition, an increase in the number of people infected with the Omicron variant has been verified. The Ministry of Health confirmed that 19 new cases generated by the most recent mutation of the new coronavirus have been recorded in Guayas, on the coast. The total of Omicron cases is 22.

During a press conference, Lasso invited people to get vaccinated against Covid19 and to maintain the distancing measures. “We have family reunions, but not huge, we wear a mask, wash our hands often and go get vaccinated,” Lasso recommended in the face of the upcoming celebration of the Christmas holidays in Ecuador. According to the president, Ecuador has a supply of vaccines “even for booster doses”, which is administered six months after the second injection.

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Peru, no third dose Sinopharm

The Minister of Health of Peru, Hernando Cevallos, announced that the Chinese drug SinoPharm will not be used for the third dose of the anti covid-19 vaccine due to the poor efficacy against the Omicron variant that emerged in some studies. “If we think about the reduction of the possibility of contagion from the Omicron variant obviously the use of the Sinopharm vaccine is not the right solution. We are thinking of moving towards vaccines that give greater safety to the population”, he stated in an interview with the newspaper. “Gestion”. The minister indicated that vaccines developed by the US industries Pfizer and Moderna will be used, due to their greater effectiveness.

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