The reproduction number indicating how many other people on average infect one positive test remains in Portugal for several days above one, indicating an increasing incidence of the disease in the country. However, according to experts, the number of hospitalized is still quite low. In the last 24 hours, six people have died from covid-19.
About 70 percent of new cases are in and around the capital, Lisbon. According to pneumologist António Diniz, several factors have gathered in the capital that facilitate the spread of the disease. The metropolis has a population whose behavior contributes to the transmission of the disease. In addition, more foreigners can lead to the spread of mutations from abroad.
On Sunday, Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa rejected the possibility that the authorities would renew some restrictions due to the growing number of cases. However, Prime Minister António Costa softened his words, according to which “no one can guarantee that the closure will not be renewed.” In Portugal, pandemic measures are mainly decided by the government.
Bad situation in Moscow
According to TASS, compulsory vaccination in Moscow is likely to affect employees in shops, public catering, utilities, transport, education and even culture, for example. Vaccination with the first dose of vaccine or single-dose vaccine is needed by 15 July, and by 18 August with a second dose for at least 60% of workers, according to the Interfax Consumer Health Authority.
“There are more than twelve thousand people in hospitals of varying severity in hospitals. As for morbidity, we are already at the level of last year’s peaks, “wrote the mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin on his blog and called on his fellow citizens to be vaccinated against the disease. According to him, over 1.8 million inhabitants of the capital, which has about 12 million people, have done so so far.
Russia’s operational staff has reported more than 13,000 newly diagnosed cases of coronavirus in the past day – in Moscow alone, the authorities record 5,782 newly confirmed infections. The day before, 6,500 cases were registered in the metropolis, with a total of more than 1.2 million people infected in the city since the beginning of the pandemic, TASS said, adding that 75 people had died in Moscow in the last 24 hours in connection with covid-19, then 396 people.
The issue of the pandemic was also addressed by the Special ČT24, on the occasion of the Russia-US summit he discussed the approach of both countries to coronavirus. “Russia manages it much worse (than the USA),” said biochemist Jan Konvalinka. “I have to agree with my colleague Konvalinka. It turned out that Russia is a huge country with the ambition of a great power, but their technological level is lagging behind, “added Libor Grubhoffer, who is the director of the Biological Center of the Academy of Sciences.
“Russia’s problem in the whole complex is that healthcare for the general public is at a very low level,” Grubhoffer said, adding that these limits would be fully felt in crises such as the pandemic.
Both experts agreed that different national systems were also behind the coronavirus crisis management. In the United States, there are a number of independent institutions that, unlike Russia, could speak to the development of a pandemic – despite the initial stance of President Donald Trump, who at first underestimated the virus and its consequences.
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Slovakia is disintegrating and wants to end the registration for Sputnik vaccination
The coronavirus infection in Slovakia continues to subside; from next week, only the slightest restrictions will apply in about a fifth of the country’s districts. It follows from Wednesday’s government decision.
17 out of 79 districts will be at the lowest level of risk in the national epidemic system, which regulates the scope of quarantine measures in individual regions. At present, there are six districts in this green level, which, for example, allows all types of schools to be opened and more people to take part in mass events.
Most Slovak districts, including the two largest cities, Bratislava and Košice, will be included in the second lowest level of coronavirus risk. On the contrary, the worst epidemic situation is in the district of Myjava, which lies on the border with the Czech Republic; in this region, for example, restaurant operators cannot serve food indoors and there are other significant restrictions compared to the rest of the country.
The Slovak government has now decided to end the registration of those interested in being vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, which it started vaccinating last week. This was announced by the Slovak Minister of Health Vladimír Lengvarský. Due to the low interest of the country so far, it will probably not use all imported doses of Sputnik V, the expiration of which, according to earlier information, will occur in the summer.
At the beginning of March, Slovakia, with a population of five million, imported two hundred thousand doses of Sputnik V, which is enough to vaccinate one hundred thousand inhabitants, and according to the contract, it could take up to two million doses. “So far, the government has given informal approval that we will be able to donate or sell the benefits that remain. Preliminary interest is from the countries of the Western Balkans, “said Lengvarský.
In France and Spain, he puts the veils outside
And France from Thursday, the wearing of veils will not be mandatory, the night curfew will last apply on Sunday night, announced French Prime Minister Jean Castex. Originally, both of these anti-epidemic measures were to apply until the end of June. The reason for the faster disintegration is the declining number of hospitalized and relatively low daily numbers infected with covid-19. The changes apply to the whole of France, the situation is not significantly worse in any region.
Veils will remain mandatory in indoor public spaces and in places with a high concentration of people, such as stadiums, queues or public meetings. The maximum number of guests at events does not change, which will affect the traditional music festival, which takes place throughout France on June 21.
“It simply came to our notice then. A happy moment to return to normal life, “said Prime Minister Castex at a press conference after the meeting of the government and the pandemic staff. “We must not relax in the coming weeks. Get vaccinated today, because it is the best way to prevent the epidemic from returning, “the prime minister added.
Spain loosens and, like France, puts the veils outside. “We will put the curtains on the streets soon,” said Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, who did not specify a specific date for this. According to Sánchez, Spain has reached the desired speed in vaccination. Both benefits in the country were received by 13 million people, which is 27 percent of the entire population.
The Ukrainian government has extended the quarantine until the end of August
The Ukrainian government has extended the quarantine quarantine until the end of August, but will loosen some measures. This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Šmyhal. The epidemic situation has recently improved and the Prime Minister has stated that the whole country is in the so-called green zone. However, according to him, it is necessary to prepare for various developments.
The country follows a system of so-called adaptive quarantine, where the degree of restriction applies according to the severity of the epidemic situation, the red zone indicates the worst epidemic situation, the green the most favorable.
The authorities, according to the server Ukrainian Ukraine, for example, will loosen the rules for mass events indoors, which will be able to be fulfilled 100 percent and participants will not have to abide by the spacing. They will just have to protect themselves with drapes or respirators. However, if they come up with a negative test result or proof of full vaccination, this restriction will not apply to them, the Ukrainian news server said.
The European Commission has approved the first national recovery plans
A few days ago, the EU executive started issuing bonds through which it wants to fill a pandemic fund with a total volume of 750 billion euros (19.1 trillion crowns), from which they will draw for the European Union’s national recovery plans.
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has announced that she is going to visit Portugal and Spain, where she will launch a series of trips to all the countries whose recovery plans the Commission has confirmed. Greece and Denmark are among the first countries, and according to EU officials, the Commission should approve twelve national strategies by the EU summit scheduled for next week. The Czechia, which has submitted the plan so far as the last one, will not be among them.
The national plans shall take into account the Commission’s requirements for investment in environmental or digital priorities or the required reforms. The four countries submitted their plans among the first at the turn of April and May. Spain will be the country that receives the largest share of non-repayable grants. Of the total package of direct subsidies, which includes 312.5 billion euros, up to 69.5 billion should go to Madrid.
The Czech Republic, which is entitled to 7.1 billion euros (over 180 billion crowns), was at the beginning of June the last of the 23 states that submitted their plans to the commission. While the fastest countries will probably receive the first money during July, the Czechia will probably have to wait at least until September.