Coronavirus updates March 16: In Europe, Germany reports a record number of daily Covid-19 cases. The rise in the seven-day incidence of the coronavirus comes days before German authorities plan to lift Covid restrictions.
Covid March 16 Latest News: Is it a feeling of Deja vu? Or stuck in a time warp. It’s that time of year again and the Covid numbers show a similar trend that India saw around this time last year. After a significant period of sustained decline, the country is witnessing a continued rise in daily Covid19 infections and coronavirus-related deaths. As India begins to vaccinate 12-14 year olds, here are the top 10 major pandemic-related developments from India and around the world:
1: India registered another spike in Covid cases on Wednesday. According to official data, the country has detected 2,876 new Covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours.
2: The Covid death toll is also approaching 100 with 98 people dying from coronavirus-related conditions, the health ministry bulletin says.
3: However, the number of active cases continues to fall. The official number says there are 32,811 active new cases of coronavirus in the country. This is 1,106 fewer cases than Tuesday.
4: In Europe, Germany reports a record number of daily Covid-19 cases. The rise in the seven-day incidence of the coronavirus comes days before German authorities plan to lift Covid restrictions.
5: In an alarming development, the US government will run out of stocks of COVID-19 treatments, also known as monoclonal antibodies. This could happen as early as the end of May. The White House says unless Congress approves more funds, the Biden administration may have to scale back operations.
6: China, facing its worst outbreak since the Wuhan crisis, registered 1,860 new COVID-19 cases today. All this is classified as local symptomatic infections. This is the fourth consecutive day of more than a thousand new cases from China. Most of these cases are still centered in China’s northeastern region, the official data says.
7: After Australia, New Zealand is also bringing forward the opening of its international borders for some travelers. This comes after a hiatus of more than two years of pandemic isolation. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said the arrival of tourists will help boost the country’s economy.
8: In the field of medical science, Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech have filed an application with US regulators. The pharaoh giant is looking for an emergency nod for a fourth booster dose, which if approved would be administered to people 65 and older.
9: In an effort to expand vaccination coverage among the younger population, India launched its immunization program for children between the ages of 12 and 14 on Wednesday. In the capital, parents were seen taking their children to vaccination centers. Officials say that about seven lakh children fall under this age group.
10: A latest study says Omicron infection is directly linked to a common respiratory disease in young children. Called croup, it’s a previously unrecognized complication of COVID-19, study says.
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