(New Delhi New Delhi) Tokyo Olympics organizers have postponed a decision on whether to attend a local audience from Wednesday to June, with the number of deaths from the coronavirus in India crossing 200,000.
“In view of the observation of the evolution of local contaminants with new species, we agree that the decision regarding the presence of spectators at the Olympic and Paralympic sites will be made in June,” Tokyo ‘s Olympic Games organizers have scheduled July 23 to August 8.
In March, they banned the presence of foreign audiences, the first of its kind in history.
Tokyo and three other Japanese units were placed under a third emergency on Sunday in the wake of an increase in COVID-19 cases, for which sports events were to take place behind closed doors.
In India, where the epidemic is on the rise, 201,187 people have been infected and 3,293 have died in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.
Ishant Bindra, 28, a volunteer at Khalsa Help International in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, said, “We welcome more sick people every day.
“We could not find a place in Delhi hospitals,” Himanshu Verma told AFP, whose mother Poonam, 58, was linked to the oxygen concentration from the NGO.
The fourth most miserable country in India after the United States, Brazil and Mexico experienced a total of 350,000 infections a day on Tuesday.
Faced with the situation, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday assured India of “emergency humanitarian assistance” of more than 22 tonnes of materials.
Switzerland sends one million Swiss francs (just one million dollars) in aid to India. It contains several hundred oxygen concentrations as well as respirations.
“Perspectives” of deconfinition in France
Ugur Sahin, owner of Bioentech Labs, said on Wednesday that he was confident of the effectiveness of his vaccine against the Indian variant Kovid-19, which was a matter of concern.
B.1617, known as the “Indian variant”, was “found in more than 1,200 genetic sequences in at least 17 countries,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Airline closures with India are on the rise. Canada, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and New Zealand have already suspended or restricted their flights.
Belgium has banned people who have stayed in India for the past 14 days from entering its territory directly or indirectly, but other varieties are also more common in Brazil and South Africa.
Worrying about the existence of the Indian variant in Europe, the old continent was a little better after many months of sanctions. On Wednesday, it was the Netherlands’ turn to lift the curfew and authorize the reopening of terraces.
In France, Prime Minister Jean Costex announced on Wednesday that he would demonstrate the possibility of a “gradual exit” from the sanctions imposed by President Emmanuel Macron on Friday.
He confirmed that the traffic restrictions would be lifted by May 3 and the curfew would end on June 2.
With an average of 30,000 positive cases per day and approximately 6,000 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in intensive care units, health indicators are declining in France.
Poverty erupts in Argentina
Vaccinated Americans are not required to wear masks when outdoors, except in public. Their president, Joe Biden, praised the “extraordinary progress” on Tuesday evening.
The epidemic is also declining in Mexico. In 14 weeks, the number of weekly deaths rose from 9,549 to 1,621, while the number of hospital admissions fell to 6,000 after reaching 27,000 in January.
Other Latin American countries such as Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador or Argentina are still facing a wave of pollution.
In Brazil, the Bolsonaro government on Tuesday launched a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the management of the coronavirus crisis.
In the suburbs of Buenos Aires, epidemic poverty is exploding. Daisy Garcia, 26, serves 80 meals a day in a soup kitchen in La Matanza, a poor town in the Argentine capital. Today, she delivers nearly a thousand meals a day.
While poverty now affects 42% of the population, the young woman said, “We never thought it would come.”
The pandemic has killed more than 3.13 million people worldwide since the end of 2019, according to a report released by AFP on Wednesday from official sources.