Where did Arvind Kejriwal go wrong

Coronavirus worldwide: Indian government bans term "Indian variant"

Christina Felschen
US agency: investigate rare myocarditis after mRNA vaccination

The CDC's Committee on Vaccination Practices recommends further investigation of very rare myocarditis that observed in a few cases after vaccination in adolescents and young adults with mRNA vaccines have been.

The cases would occur within four days of receiving the dose, however, often disappeared without complications and could be caused by a variety of viruses, the CDC group had previously announced. You have to do research no more cases found than usual in the general population, wants the health services to draw attention to "possible adverse events".
Christina Felschen
Gerd Müller: Give more vaccines to people in developing countries

For the development aid minister, the agreements of the G20 world health summit do not go far enough. The goal must remain, at least 30 percent of the people in developing countries until the beginning of next year to vaccinate against corona, said the CSU politician World on sunday.

It cannot be that some countries have secured five or eight doses of vaccine per capita, while in Africa only two percent of people currently have a chance of being vaccinated.

Development Aid Minister Gerd Müller (CSU)
At the health summit in Rome, the EU had promised the international vaccination program Covax and developing and emerging countries by the end of the year Donate at least 100 million Corona vaccine doses. The manufacturers Biontech / Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson pledged a total of about 1.3 billion vaccine doses.

The EU's commitment is an important sign, said Müller. Yet 20 billion euros were missing for diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. also Production in Africa and Latin America must be expanded.
Christina Felschen
Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in front of 3,500 spectators

Despite the pandemic, thousands of people came to the ESC final round in the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. All participants and spectators had to meet one another beforehand Corona test undergo. Thousands of fans had to stay at home because the The number of spectators is strictly limited has been. Several million people always watch the spectacle in front of the television.

Last year, the competition was canceled for the first time in its history due to the pandemic.

★ 12:47 am May 23, 2021
Christina Felschen
Entry from the UK is now drastically restricted

Airlines, bus and train companies have been allowed to travel since midnight no longer carry travelers from Great Britain. In addition, a two-week period applies Quarantine obligationwhich cannot be shortened even by negative tests. Because of the spread of the particularly contagious Corona variant, which was first discovered in India, the federal government decided yesterday to classify Great Britain as a so-called virus variant area.

On the other hand, there are easing for entries from France. After the neighboring country has been downgraded from a high incidence to a simple risk area, commuters at the German-French border no longer need a corona test, as the French Secretary of State for Europe Clément Beaune announced. For all other travelers, the quarantine obligation does not apply if they can show a negative corona test that is less than 72 hours old, are fully vaccinated or have survived a Covid 19 disease.

Alena Chamber
Fine for Brazil's president for violating corona requirements

After bathing in the crowd without a mask, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has to pay a fine for violating the Corona requirements. "The law applies equally to everyone," wrote left-wing governor of Maranhão state Flavio Dino on Twitter. Gatherings of more than a hundred people are prohibited in the state and masks are compulsory. The president is now threatened with one Fine between the equivalent of 300 and 230,000 euros.

Bolsonaro was at an official ceremony in Açailandia on Friday, around 500 kilometers from São Luis, the capital of Maranhão in northeast Brazil. Videos of his appearance on his Twitter account showed him in the midst of a crowd of several hundred people - without a mask.

Alena Chamber
US vaccines will also be produced in South Korea in the future

The US companies Moderna and Novavax want to manufacture their vaccine in South Korea in the future. Both companies agree on a corresponding agreement with the government in Seoul. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is under pressure to have vaccine available in the country faster. On Friday, Moon and US President Joe Biden concluded a comprehensive partnership between the two countries for Covid-19 vaccines.

Tina Grudge
Indian government bans the term "Indian variant" in online media

Given the worldwide fear of the virus mutant, which was first discovered in India, goes New Delhi against the spread of the term "Indian variant" in the online media: The Indian government asked online platforms to delete all content with the term "Indian variant". The mutant B.1.617 was also detected in Germany and 43 other countries.

The order for the deletion of the content with the term "Indian variant" came from the Indian Ministry of Information and Technology on Friday. It is "completely wrong" when content circulates that an "Indian variant" is spreading in other countries. The reason given was that the World Health Organization (WHO) did not associate variant B.1.617 with a specific country.

Tina Grudge
Travel ban imposed due to Corona situation in Sri Lanka

With a new travel ban tries the government in Sri Lanka to take countermeasures in view of the increasing number of cases. Since Friday evening (local time), passenger trains and buses are no longer allowed to run, the measure applies until Tuesday morning. Only specialists in systemically important services such as health care, the food and energy industries and those who need medical treatment are allowed to be on the move.

The Sri Lankan medical associations, however, do not go far enough with the previous restrictions: They have called on the government for a two-week lockdown for the entire country. The medical associations argue that the actual number of infections is more than three times as high as that of the detected infections. In Sri Lanka, public gatherings, parties and weddings are already banned, and schools and universities are also closed.
★ 5:10 p.m. May 22, 2021
Tina Grudge
India sees stabilization in parts of the country

In parts of Indiawhich is particularly affected by the pandemic, the situation stabilizes according to official information. However, it is still too early to give the all-clear, says a member of the Indian government's Corona crisis team. "While it has stabilized in many parts of the country and the burden has decreased overall, we still have a long way to go with this wave," says crisis manager Dr. V. K. Paul.
★ 4:23 PM May 22, 2021
Tina Grudge

Federal government classifies Great Britain as a virus variant area

Because of the Spread of the Indian variant, which is considered particularly contagious classifies the Federal Government of Great Britain as a so-called virus variant area. The classification applies from midnight on Sunday night for Great Britain including the Isle of Man as well as all Channel Islands and British overseas territories, as announced by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).