13:03 Hungary reopens leisure with vaccination certificate
Stadiums with no capacity limitations or masks, full bar and restaurant interiors, and museums and cinemas that reopen. Hungary is experiencing its first weekend of new normality for those who have a vaccination certificate.
The so-called “protection certificate” is at the center of a great plan to gradually return to normalcy. However, it has also drawn criticism because, they argue, it gives a false sense of security and is discriminatory.
The Hungarian government has eased restrictions when it leads vaccination in the European Union (EU), with 48% of the country’s adult population of nearly 10 million people taking at least a first dose. 22.6% have already received both.
Those who have received at least the first dose of any of the vaccines or those who have been cured of the covid can access a card-type card called a “protection certificate”, which opens the doors to return to normality. From Saturday, Hungarians who have this document can enter the interior of restaurants and bars, attend football matches and other sporting events without having to wear a mask, as well as go to museums, cinemas, zoos and gyms, among others. leisure places.
10:25 UK studies vaccinating children at the start of the next school year
The United Kingdom Government is studying administering a dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus to children over 12 years of age in September, at the beginning of the following school year, revealed this Sunday (02.05.2021) the newspaper “The Sunday Times” .
“We need to be prepared to immunize children, particularly adolescents, quickly and effectively if necessary,” Adam Finn, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI), told the newspaper. The pediatrician stressed that “it is extremely important that education is not interrupted in any way the next academic year.”
09:50 Nigeria restricts entry of passengers from India, Brazil and Turkey
Nigeria will bar entry to non-Nigerian passengers who have been to Brazil, India or Turkey in the last fortnight due to the spread of the coronavirus, said the country’s health authorities.
The travel ban does not apply to passengers who have transited those countries, the presidential steering committee on Covid-19 said in a statement. Nigerians and permanent residents who have been in those countries in the past 14 days will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine for one week at a government-approved facility upon arrival, authorities added.
08:19 India sets new record for coronavirus deaths
India registered this Sunday (05/02/2021) a new record in the number of daily deaths from coronavirus, more than 3,680, after yesterday the number of cases exceeded the barrier of 400,000 infections in one day for the first time.
With 3,689 new deaths from coronavirus, India reported the highest number so far in the midst of this crisis, which maintains it as the fourth country with the most deaths in absolute terms, 215,000, only behind the United States, Brazil and Mexico .
With this all-time high, India still does not see the end of a curve that has become accustomed to breaking records, leaving images of saturated crematoria and overflowing hospitals that have driven the shipment of international aid from more than 40 countries.
During the last hours, new consignments of medical supplies arrived from Germany, Uzbekistan, the United States and Belgium, while India tries to face the worst moment of this health crisis in the country.
mn (EFE, AFP)