COVID-19: The most important news on the January 10 pandemic

  • This daily news roundup brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, along with tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected.
  • Headline news: new restrictions in India; COVID-19 infections exceed one million in Australia; The UK death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 150,000.

1. How COVID-19 is affecting the world

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have exceeded 307.1 million worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of confirmed deaths has now exceeded 5.48 million. More than 9.43 billion doses of vaccination have been administered worldwide, according to Our World in Data.

The northern Chinese city of Tianjin has tightened exit controls and requires residents to seek approval from employers or community authorities before leaving the city, in a bid to block the spread of the variant. Omicron COVID-19.

The daily number of new COVID-19 cases in Hungary could exceed 13,000 in the new wave of infections caused by the Omicron variant, the Minister of Human Resources told local radio yesterday.

The Philippines has ordered an increase in hospital beds and medical resources in and around the capital Manila. It comes as the country set a new record for new daily confirmed COVID-19 cases – 28,707.

Mexico also reported a record number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday – 30,671.

The UK’s official total death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 150,000 on Saturday.

New daily confirmed cases of COVID-19 per million people in some countries

New daily confirmed cases of COVID-19 per million people in some countries.

Image: Our world in data

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2. New COVID-19 restrictions imposed in India

India has reported 179,723 new cases of COVID-19 – the highest figure since the end of May. It comes after several state governments announced new restrictions over the weekend.

Maharashtra on Saturday said it will close swimming pools and gyms from Monday, while schools and colleges were closed until February 15 after daily cases in the state rose to more than 41,000 .

The state government has said that only fully vaccinated people will be allowed in private offices while limiting capacity to 50% of the total workforce.

In neighboring Gujarat state, authorities have extended nighttime curfew hours and canceled holidays for all health workers.

A weekend curfew was also in place in Delhi over the weekend, closing all except essential shops, restaurants and public parks and gardens from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. this morning.

3. COVID-19 infections exceed one million in Australia

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have passed one million since the start of the pandemic in Australia. More than half of them arrived last week, according to a Reuters tally.

New daily confirmed cases of COVID-19 also surpassed 100,000 for the first time on Saturday. Health officials have warned that today’s tally of just over 67,000 could be an underestimate, as reports from some states do not include those who tested positive in rapid tests antigen at home.

“Omicron is a change of gears and we must move forward,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said at a press conference. “You have two choices here: you can pass through or you can lock. We are to make it through. “

However, some states have reintroduced restrictions. Several have brought back mask warrants and suspended elective elective surgeries. New South Wales reinstated the ban on drinking while standing and dancing in bars on Friday.

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