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Bosnia obtains the first vaccines through the Covax system.
Bosnia, which is facing a resurgence of the coronavirus epidemic, received the first vaccines delivered by the Covax system, intended to supply underprivileged countries but whose delays had been denounced by Sarajevo.
A shipment of 23,400 doses of American-German Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has arrived at Sarajevo airport.
This should be followed by the delivery in the evening of 26,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from the Swedish-British laboratory.
A country of 3.5 million inhabitants, Bosnia has seen a sharp increase in deaths linked to Covid-19 in recent days.
It is the sixth country in the world in terms of mortality reported to the population, according to the AFP count.
The country has recorded a total of 6,144 deaths, including 1,028 since early March, against 392 in February, according to official figures.
Towards 80% of deprogramming in Ile-de-France to equip more resuscitation beds.
80% of deprogramming will be "undoubtedly" necessary in hospitals in Ile-de-France to increase the capacity in resuscitation beds, announced the Minister of Health Olivier Véran during his press conference.
1,410 patients are currently being treated in intensive care out of nearly 7,000 hospitalized patients in the most populous region of the country (12 million inhabitants), said the minister.
“Beyond 1,500 beds, a figure that will be reached in the next few days, public and private hospitals in the Ile-de-France will have to arm 2,250 intensive care beds just for Covid patients,” he explained.
“Today, between 35 and 40% of scheduled activities have been postponed.
In the long term, if we want to make the 2,250 beds available, it is undoubtedly 80% of these activities that should be deprogrammed ”, he added.
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US $ 15 million in aid to the Palestinians.
The United States has announced $ 15 million in aid to help Palestinians cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, as Israel is criticized for failing to make greater efforts to deliver vaccines in the occupied territories.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide these funds to support Catholic Relief Services' coronavirus action in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as for food aid for emergency, the State Department said in a statement.
Mexico has passed the 200,000 dead mark.
Mexico, the third country most bereaved by Covid-19 after the United States and Brazil, has passed the 200,000 dead mark from the virus.
"These are 200,211 people who, unfortunately, died because of complications from the disease" of Covid-19, said José Luis Alomia, director of epidemiology at the Mexican Secretariat of Health.
Mexico's death rate per 100,000 population is the 17th highest.
The rate of death fluctuates between 200 and 1,000 per day.
The number of infections exceeds 2.2 million for 126 million inhabitants.
Accused of laxity by his opponents, left-wing President Lopez Obrador replied that Mexico was among the first Latin American countries to launch a vaccination campaign on December 24, 2020. His administration claims to have invested some 3.6 billion dollars in the fight against the coronavirus.
Joe Biden promises 200 million injections for his first 100 days in office in the United States.
Joe Biden, at his first press conference announced his goal of doubling vaccinations against Covid-19 for his first 100 days.
“I said up front that the most pressing issues for the American people were Covid-19 and the economic crisis for millions and millions of Americans.
This is why I focused at the beginning on these particular problems ”, he explained, praising his gigantic stimulus package of 1.900 billion dollars and an effective vaccination campaign.
While his initial goal of 100 million doses administered during the first 100 days of his mandate was reached on the 58th day, he revised his ambition upwards to accelerate the fight against the pandemic which killed 545,000 states -United.
"We will have made 200 million injections by my hundredth day in office," he promised.
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