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In the world, a record increase in coronavirus since January

Over the past 24 hours, 718,659 people have been confirmed infected, and 12,639 people have died.

Over the past day, more than 718 thousand cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the world, which is a record figure since January 10. Such data was published by the World Health Organization.

As of the evening of Friday, April 9, in the last 24 hours, 718,659 inhabitants of the planet have been confirmed infected, 12,639 people have died. The total number of cases of the infection since the beginning of the pandemic is 132,730,691.

It is reported that more than 35% of the cases of infection reported to WHO over the past day are in Europe — 257,789. In second place in the region of North and South America — 247,444, in third-Southeast Asia (145,724).

The United States remains the leader in morbidity — 30.6 million cases. This is followed by Brazil with 13.2 million cases and India with 13.1 million. The top five are rounded out by France — 4.9 million cases and Russia — 4.6 million.

As reported, the US authorities have fully vaccinated a fifth of the population against the coronavirus, that is, about 66 million people. At the same time, the first dose of COVID-vaccines was received by 112 million residents of the country.

Interpol rescued about 500 victims of human trafficking

As part of the operation, almost 200 attackers were detained. 24 countries participated in the special operation.

During the operation of the Century, provided by Interpol, about 500 victims of human trafficking, including children, were rescued. This was reported by Interpol on Friday, April 9.

“Operation Century, which means Stop in Swahili, was conducted from March 28 to April 2<…> and led to the detention of 195 people, of whom 88 [were detained] on charges of human trafficking, and another 63 — of illegal transportation of people. The remaining arrests were made on other charges, such as forgery, theft, drug-related crimes, and environmental crimes, “ the report said.

The operation involved 24 countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Brazil, Cape Verde, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Morocco, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

“Operation Century has once again demonstrated how closely related migrant smuggling and human trafficking are, especially in the context of a global health crisis, when the most vulnerable people are desperate to avoid difficulties, and criminal networks are simply seeking to make a profit,” Interpol added.

Pfizer vaccine is effective against new strains of coronavirus

Pfizer / BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine has been shown to be highly effective in neutralizing new strains of coronavirus.

Bloomberg reports, citing data from a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

In laboratory experiments, the vaccine reportedly showed “roughly equivalent” levels of neutralizing activity against strains from Brazil and the UK compared to the version of the virus known early last year. It also showed “persistent but lower” activity against the South African variant.

Earlier it was reported that WHO does not support the introduction of vaccination passports against coronavirus, which are going to be introduced in the European Union.

Brazil starts producing the AstraZeneca vaccine

The scientific association Fiocruz under the Brazilian Ministry of Health has begun producing a vaccine against the AstraZeneca coronavirus, local media reported.

3.8 million doses of the drug are expected to be produced by the end of March.

In Brazil, 11 million people were infected with the coronavirus, 265 thousand people died.

Over the past day, 354 thousand cases of coronavirus have been identified in the world. Thus, a total of 116 million were infected in the world, 2.5 million people died.

Brazil postpones production of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Brazil will receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine from the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca a month later than the announced date.

It is reported by the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo.

The first batch of raw materials for production in the South American state of the drug should enter the country on January 23, so the first doses of the vaccine will be transferred to the Brazilian Ministry of Health no earlier than the beginning of March.

Previously, the authorities promised to transfer vaccines by mid-February.

Recall that the Brazilian Ministry of Health has agreed on a joint study and localization in the country of the production of a vaccine against COVID-19 of the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca.

Earlier it was reported that the authorities of the US state of California decided to temporarily stop using the Moderna coronavirus vaccine after an outbreak of allergic reactions in those who were injected with the drug.

It was also reported that more than 80 reports of side effects after vaccination against coronavirus have already been recorded in Ireland.