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Covid, new closure in Australia. Events in Beijing have been canceled

The Covid-19 emergency remains a problem for many countries around the world. Variable delta circulation, which is increasingly prevalent, has forced governments to rely on various restrictive measures to try to counter the increase in infections. In Australia, for example, all three of the most populous states have been shut down, also due to so few vaccinations being done. After New South Wales, in its seventh week of lockdown, and Queensland, where restrictions were in place since last Saturday, Victoria also returned to lockdown since yesterday. This is the sixth state shutdown and it came just ten days after the last reopening.

Faced with this choice, there were several protests which in Melbourne led to the arrest of fifteen people. In the meantime, the numbers continue to rise, especially in New South Wales, and the situation is improving in Queensland, where restrictions may soon be lifted.

Cases are on the rise in China

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Covid, China has stopped issuing ordinary passports

Even in China, the Covid emergency continues. Yesterday, Thursday, August 5, 124 injuries were recorded, including 80 local injuries (the highest number since the beginning of the year) and 44 imported injuries. According to the National Health Commission, Jiangsu remains the hardest-hit province, with 61 cases reported locally. To reduce the possibility of infection, the Beijing authorities decided to cancel several large exhibitions and events that were scheduled to be held in the city during the month of August. Among the most important events, the global 5G agreement and the 2021 Beijing International Film Festival can be noted, both of which are postponed.

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The curve is located in Brazil

During the past 24 hours, there were 40,054 cases of coronavirus and 1,099 deaths in Brazil, bringing the total deaths since the beginning of the epidemic to 560,706. The positive side is that the epidemiological curve continues to slow thanks to the progress made by the country’s vaccination campaign. About 50% of the population have already received at least one dose of the vaccine and 21% have also had a second injection. The latest available data indicates that the average number of deaths has fallen to 887 per day, the lowest number reached in the past seven months.

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