Coronavirus in the world LIVE UPDATE August 14


COVID-19 virus was discovered in China on chickens imported from Brazil

Traces of coronavirus were discovered during a routine check on the chicken imported from Brazil, Chinese authorities announced on Thursday.
The virus was present on the frozen chicken wings that were taken for testing on Tuesday, details a statement from Shenzhen City Hall.

In the eastern province of Anhui, Wuhu Mayor announced on Thursday that the virus had been detected on shrimp packaging in Ecuador. These packages were kept in the freezer of a restaurant in the city.

Argentina and Mexico to distribute in Latin America, an anti-COVID vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca has signed an agreement with the biotechnology company mAbxience of the INSUD group to initially produce 150 million doses of vaccine for Latin America, excluding Brazil, the Argentine government said.

“Latin American production will be provided by Argentina and Mexico, and this will allow quick and effective access for all countries in the region,” said the Argentine president.

The pandemic brings the first restrictions for smokers

Following warnings from experts that smoke can carry particles with Covid-19, Galicia is becoming the first region in Spain to enforce strict rules for smokers in public places.
They are no longer allowed to smoke on the terraces or on the streets where there are too many people and the safety distance cannot be kept.

The announcement was made on Wednesday by the president of the regional government of Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, and the measure enters into force in all the provinces of the autonomous community (La Coruña, Lugo, Pontevedra and Ourense).

The German Robert Koch Institute is withdrawing the announcement of a vaccine in the autumn from its website

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), which is the leading authority on disease monitoring and prevention in Germany, withdrew a report on Wednesday that a coronavirus vaccine was very close. The public health agency said the document was published by mistake.

The document, which has now been removed from the institute’s website, was an older version of a document the agency had previously worked on, a spokesman for the institute said.

Igor Dodon is negotiating with Russia to obtain the vaccine against the new coronavirus

We were negotiating to get this vaccine last week, when I was in Moscow. There is a good chance we will get this vaccine. Of course, it is desirable that it be accessible to all citizens, but health workers should be the first. And also those who are on the front line – border guards, police officers, teachers ”

Researchers say 13% of people in London had COVID-19

The prevalence of infections appeared to be highest in London, where 13% of people had antibodies.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has prioritized early tests for antibodies considered a key issue in the fight against the pandemic. However, while useful for population studies, scientists say the margin of error for testing makes them unsafe for individual use.

Germany has recorded the most new infections in the last 3 months

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, Germany has a total of over 220,000 cases of Covid-19, with a peak of 7,000 daily cases at the end of March.

Children, more resistant to COVID0-19. The hypothesis issued by a pediatrician in the USA

More than half a year after the beginning of the pandemic, Naomi makes a shocking hypothesis: primary school children and adolescents are not as exposed to the new coronavirus, nor do they seem to transmit it as quickly as adults. The doctor makes these statements based on several recent clinical trials. Naomi concluded that the risk of transmitting the new coronavirus to schools is not children but adults.

The WHO informs you that there are 28 vaccines in the clinical testing phase

The WHO has compiled a list of all SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and has shown them to you. Of the 167 vaccines, 28 are in the clinical phase, ie human testing has begun. Bogdan Tamba is the coordinator of the Advanced Center for Research and Development in Experimental Medicine in the capital of Moldova and tells you that the clinical phase of testing a vaccine has three stages.

Belgian students will do their own saliva tests as part of a large COVID-19 test experiment

Thousands of students from a Belgian university will collect a weekly saliva sample for a rapid COVID-19 test to replace nasopharyngeal exudate swabs, the most commonly used now – one of Europe’s largest experiments on a new test method.

The pilot scheme could be applied to other universities, schools or companies if it proves effective in quickly identifying groups of infections among students, Belgian researchers and government officials told Reuters.
Belgium, which is one of the European countries most affected by the pandemic, intends to strengthen its testing capacity in the autumn.

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