The whole world is facing an unprecedented health crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are more than 102 million cases of coronavirus worldwide and 2.2 million deaths. Discover the developments in the world concerning the coronavirus epidemic this Friday, January 29, 2021. The rectal test is now mandatory to return to China. Faced with the variants, Germany plans to close its airspace. In Lebanon, the people are demonstrating against the extension of confinement. Israel vaccinates 16-18-year-olds and closes its air and land borders. In the UK, schools could remain closed until March 8, 2021. Portugal bans "non-essential" travel abroad.
This Friday, January 29, 2021 has seen the registration of 102,162,664 (626,966) cases and of 2,213,527 (17,057) deaths in the world.
Israel has recorded 631,226 cases in total since the start of the pandemic, including 2,331 in the last 24 hours and 4,671 deaths (+64). The country, which has already vaccinated more than 2 million inhabitants, or 25% of the population, hopes to become "the first country to emerge from the crisis." 2,849,425 people have already received the first dose of the vaccine. Israel is suspending all inbound and outbound flights to limit the spread of variants. Israel is expanding its vaccination campaign to young people aged 16 to 18. Faced with variants, the country closes its air and land borders.
The number of new cases is rising in China, which reports 48 new infections with Covid-19 24 hours. The country counts 89,378 in total and 4,636 (+0) dead this Friday, January 29, 2021. This Tuesday, January 26, 2021, the country records its second death since May 17, 2020. 22,767,000 people have received the first injection of vaccine in the country. China suspends Air France flights between Paris and Tianjin after cases of Covid-19. The rectal screening test, considered more reliable, is now mandatory to return to China.
In France, the health authorities' latest report concerning the COVID-19 pandemic shows at least 3,130,629 cases of infection in total, including at least 23,770 in the last 24 hours. This Thursday, January 28, 2021, 348 deaths in 24 hours or 74,804 in total. The number of EHPAD and EMS deaths shows a total of 22,238 deaths. The total number of deaths in hospitals is 52,566 (+348 in 24 hours). 1,231,783 people have been vaccinated in France.
Lebanon imposes a total containment from Thursday, January 14, 2021. Any output is prohibited; the Lebanese can not even go shopping. The country has recorded a total of 293,157 cases of the infection since the start of the pandemic, including 3,497 in the last 24 hours and 2,621 (+68) deaths linked to the coronavirus. The people are demonstrating in the street against the extension of the confinement.
In the United Kingdom, there are 28,680 new cases in 24 hours, a new record since the start of the pandemic, with 3,743,734 cases in total since the start of the epidemic. The country recorded this Thursday, January 28, 2021, 1,239 deaths in 24 hours or 103,126 deaths in total. The British variant could be more deadly, according to Boris Johnson. While many Britons are reluctant to get tested for losing out of being unable to work, London is considering paying 500 pounds (€ 560) to each positive person. 7,164,387 people received the first injection of vaccine. The United Kingdom is the first country in Europe to cross the 100,000 death mark. Boris Johnson hopes for "a reopening of schools from March 8".
Portugal is confined for the second time for at least 1 month from this Friday, January 15, 2021, and all non-food businesses close their doors. The country records 303 deaths in 24 hours this Thursday, January 28, 2021, bringing the total to 11,608 deaths since the start of the pandemic and 16,432 new cases in 24 hours 685,383 confirmed cases. 296,004 people were vaccinated. Hospitals are on the verge of saturation. The country is closing its schools and plans to shift the school calendar to penalize students for whom no distance education is scheduled. Faced with the variants, Portugal barricaded itself and prohibited "non-essential" travel abroad.
In Brazil, the number of new infections remains very high, 56,059 in 24 hours. The country recorded this Friday, January 29, 1,378 deaths in 24 hours and declared 9,061,639 cases in total and 221,707 deaths. Brazil is canceling its traditional Carnival scheduled for February 13-16, 2021. Thousands of Brazilian demonstrators marched in parades of cars last Saturday to protest against Bolsonaro's management of the epidemic. 1,129,885 people received a first injection of the COVID-19 vaccine.
In the United States, the number of new cases every day is still skyrocketing. It now stands at 176,748 infections identified in the last 24 hours. This Friday, January 29, 2021, the country has 26,338,555 cases. The number of deaths today is 4,445 deaths in 24 hours or 443,769 deaths in total. After the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine, Moderna's vaccine is also authorized in the United States. Joe Biden will restore entry restrictions to the USA. 20,698,606 people received a first injection of the COVID-19 vaccine. Joe Biden hopes the country will achieve collective immunity sometime in the summer of 2021.
In Canada, there are 4,877 new cases in 24 hours out of a total of 766,090, a new record since the start of the pandemic, and 19,664 deaths, including 131 since yesterday. Faced with an upsurge in cases, Quebec has decreed general confinement of 4 weeks with a curfew since January 9, 2021. 903,664 people have received the first dose of the vaccine.
There are 2,775 new infection cases in Belgium in 24 hours, making 702,437 cases this Friday, January 29, 2021. There have been 49 new deaths in the last 24 hours, which is now 20,982 deaths in total. Belgium is banning all non-essential travel abroad, including to Europe, for February. 243,412 people received a first injection of the vaccine.
In Germany, the number of new cases is exploding (+ 14.95 " in 24 hours). The country has this Friday, January 29, 2,199,904 cases identified for 56,457 deaths (+861). The closure of bars, restaurants, places of cultural and sporting leisure initially scheduled for November 2 to 30 is extended until February 14, 2021, and could last until April 2021. The country is toughening up its measures, including the closure of schools and non-essential businesses or wearing a medical mask compulsory in transport and reinforcement of teleworking 1,738,236 people received the first vaccine injection.
In India, the curve of cases of infection continues to decline steadily. India lists, this Friday , January 29 , 10,720,902 confirmed cases (+ 18,940 in 24 hours) and 154,047 deaths , including 162 in 24 hours . India will produce nearly 100 million doses of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V and urgently authorizes the new AstraZeneca vaccine. India is launching its mass vaccination campaign and vaccinating 2,355,979 people in 24 hours.
In Mexico, the epidemic is still progressing, with 988 deaths recorded in 24 hours. The country has 2,003,225 (+18,050 since the day before) cases and 166,314 deaths in total. Mexico has overtaken Spain, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom in the number of deaths. It is the fourth most bereaved country in the world, behind Brazil and the United States. 624,730 received the first dose of the vaccine.
Zimbabwe returned to confinement again for the next 30 days this Sunday, January 3, 2021. The country recorded 32,646 cases of coronavirus, 342 in the last 24 hours, and records 1,160 deaths in total since the beginning of the pandemic, with 38 yesterday.
The epidemic is developing in Africa, and the number of new cases of infection and deaths in 24 hours is exploding. In South Africa , there are 1,437,798 ( +7,150 ) cases recorded this Friday, January 29, 2021 and 43,105 (+555) dead. In South Africa, a new variant of the more "worrying" and "transmissible" virus has been discovered. South Africa hopes for the first vaccines in February and wants to vaccinate 67% of its population in 2021. The country closes its land borders for a month to limit the spread of its variant.
South Korea accounts this Friday, 29 January, 469 new infections and 77,395 cases for 1,399 deaths ( 13 in 24). Faced with a third wave even more violent than the previous ones, the country is strengthening the country's rules of distancing. In the capital, Seoul, the ban on gatherings of more than 4 people is extended. The national vaccination campaign is expected to start in February.
Poland currently has 1,496,665 (+ 6,629 ) cases of infection and 36,443 (+ 350 ) deaths due to Covid-19. Poland announced a new series of restrictions against the new coronavirus. Since December 28, 2020, the country has entered partial confinement, notably with the closure of cinemas and most stores in shopping malls and a total switch to distance education. 858,474 people received the first dose of the vaccine.