Coronavirus: The most recent worldwide advancements. The following are the most recent developments in the coronavirus outbreak.
The New Year’s Eve celebration took place beneath the shadow of Covid.
As the globe prepares to ring in the New Year, festivities have been postponed or severely reduced. The third year of the epidemic has been characterised by an explosion of illnesses, with only faint signals of optimism for 2022 in sight.
Britain, the United States, and even Australia, which had previously been immune to the epidemic, set new records for the number of new cases reported, while France said that the Omicron strain has surpassed all other strains as the prevalent strain in the country.
The sporting schedule has been thrown into disarray.
The Omicron variation causes significant disruption to the athletic calendar, with innumerable events being postponed all over the world in sports ranging from football and rugby to basketball, boxing, and volleyball being affected.
The British health minister advises people to “learn to live with the virus”.
Re-imposing coronavirus limitations in England will be “an absolute last resort,” according to the country’s health minister, who also believes that the country must “attempt to live with Covid.”
The Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, argues in an essay that “curbs on our freedom must be an absolute last option, and the British people rightfully expect us to do all in our ability to prevent them.”
Dutch police raid the Covid rave, which was breaching the rules.
According to local media, Dutch police broke up a rave party at an abandoned factory that was in violation of Covid guidelines and was attended by hundreds of people.
According to NOS news, dozens of police officers approach the temporary site in the centre town of Rijswijk, with hundreds more being mobilised to crowd people away from the area.
New York City brings back the Times Square celebrations
The city of New York welcomes the new year with a scaled-down event in Times Square, where the famed ball drop and confetti will herald the year 2022.
The festival, which was postponed last year, will take place this year, but with fewer attendees — around 15,000 individuals — who will all be forced to produce proof of vaccination.
In France, children under the age of six are required to wear masks on public transportation.
Children using public transportation in France may soon be required to wear a face mask from the age of six onwards, according to the government’s latest anti-coronavirus regulations.
Paris has tightened laws in response to the fast spread of the Omicron version, which had previously been mandatory for children as young as 11 years old.
The number of cases in Guadeloupe has quadrupled
The number of new Covid-19 cases on the French island of Guadeloupe has more than doubled in four days, climbing to 2,191 from 543 instances over seven days last week, according to the latest available data.