Geneva Agencies. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that there has been an 11 percent increase in corona cases in the Europe region last week. This is the only area where cases have continued to rise since mid-October. According to the report of the news agency AP, the WHO has said in the weekly report released on Tuesday that there has been an increase of six percent in the cases of infections and deaths globally. Last week, there were about 36 lakh cases of infection in the world, while about 5,100 people died.

Vaccine to poor countries

According to Reuters, the WHO said that the risk of corona infection in children is relatively low. Therefore, there is a need to provide more vaccines to poor countries under the COVAX program.

Putin took the nasal vaccine

Russia has registered Sputnik’s vaccine for children and adolescents aged 12-17 years. On the other hand, President Vladimir Putin has taken the nasal vaccine as a trial. He had taken a booster dose three days earlier.

Belgian PM not infected

Belgian PM Alexandre de Cru, who met French Prime Minister Jean Casteux on Monday, has been found to be Kovid negative. Castex was found to be Corona positive the very next day after the meeting.

New initiative on the border in America and New Zealand

The US has decided to make full vaccination mandatory for foreign truck drivers, government and emergency officials entering the border from January 22. On the other hand, New Zealand has announced to open borders for its citizens stranded abroad from January. The borders of the country will open for tourists from April.

1,240 killed in Russia

The havoc of the epidemic in Russia is not taking its name to stop. In Russia, 33,558 new cases of corona infection have been reported in a day, while 1,240 people have died due to the epidemic during this period.

66,884 new cases in Germany

There were 66,884 new cases of corona in Germany while 335 died. The total number of dead has reached close to one lakh. With this, the idea of ​​compulsory vaccination has started in the country.

Lockdown in 20 cities of Italy

A partial lockdown has been implemented in 20 cities in the Italian province of South Tyrol. In these, curfew will remain in force from eight in the night to five in the morning.

Netherlands tightens rules

After a 39 percent increase in corona cases in the Netherlands last week, physical distance has again been made mandatory in the country.

Bangladesh : The health regulator has approved the first indigenous vaccine, Bangavax, for human trials.

Merck gets approval from European drug regulator for anti-Kovid-19 pill

Merck company, which makes anti-Covid-19 pill (pill), has requested the European drug regulator to approve this drug. The European drug regulator said in a statement that it has started evaluating the pill ‘molnupiravir’, made by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. The European drug regulator is expected to make a decision on this in the coming weeks.

Edited By: Krishna Bihari Singh