The u.s is recommending a pause in administration of the single dose johnson and johnson covet 19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement, tuesday, the centers for disease control and prevention and the food and drug administration said it was investigating plots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts. More than 6.8 million doses of the johnson and johnson vaccine have been administered in the u.s u.s federal distribution channels, including mass vaccination sites, will pause. The use of the johnson and johnson shot and states and other providers are expected to follow cdc’s advisory committee on immunization practices will meet wednesday to discuss the cases and the fda has also launched an investigation of the cases until that process is complete. We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution, doctor and shuchat principal deputy director of the cdc and dr peter marks, director of the fda’s center for biologics evaluation and research, said in a joint statement here’s. What else is happening? Berlin? The german government says companies will need to offer all employees who aren’t working from home at least one coronavirus test each week. The requirement approved by the cabinet on tuesday is part of the government’s efforts to drive down persistently high rates of infection in recent weeks. The government also wants parliament to pass a bill that will shift more powers to set pandemic restrictions in regions with high numbers of cases from state to federal authorities.
Germany’S disease control agency reported 10 810 new confirmed cases in 24 hours and 294 more deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, germany has registered more than 3 million confirmed cases and 78 746 virus related deaths. The country’s sluggish vaccine program picked up last week with the start of shots in doctor’s offices. Last week some 3.2 million doses were administered in germany compared with 1.9 million the previous week london britain says it has hit its target of giving at least one dose of vaccine to everyone over 50 and others in groups at highest risk from the coronavirus by mid April the government says everyone in those groups has been offered a jab and about 95 of eligible people have received a shot. More than 32 million people over 60 of adults have had a first shot, and almost 15 percent of people in the uk have had both doses. On tuesday the vaccination drive was expanded to people aged 45 to 49. The start of the second phase of the inoculation campaign, britain has had europe’s worst coronavirus outbreak with more than 127 000 confirmed deaths, but rapid vaccination and a nationwide lockdown have sharply decreased infections and deaths. Lockdown restrictions are now being lifted with non essential shops, hairdressers, gyms and pub, and restaurant patios reopening in england on monday, health authorities are also concerned about new variants that are more resistant to the vaccines. They are calling for everyone living in two boroughs in south london to get tested after 44 cases of a strain first identified in south africa were confirmed there, copenhagen, denmark, danish health minister, magnus eunich, says 104 824 people were vaccinated in one day as denmark monday tested Its system ahead of a june rollout where 400 000 will be vaccinated per day.
The result is now being evaluated, so we are ready for continued effective rollout dunic wrote on twitter, tuesday, stephanie lews, head of the danish regions, an interest organization for denmark’s five regions running healthcare across the country of nearly six million noted that there were some local problems To be solved, including access parking logistics and some minor i.t issues in addition, cues occurred in several places because many showed up too early denmark, inoculated people in 68 vaccine centers. The number of jabs was lowered again on tuesday geneva. The un health agency is calling on countries to suspend the sale of live animals captured from the wild in food markets. As an emergency measure saying, wild animals are a leading source of emerging infectious diseases like the coronavirus. The world health organization issued new guidance on tuesday saying that animals, particularly wild animals, are the source of more than 70 of all emerging infectious diseases in humans, many of which are caused by novel viruses. The coronavirus origins more than a year ago, have been the source of intense speculation, much of it centered around the likelihood that it was carried by bats and passed to humans through an intermediary species old as food or medicine in traditional chinese wet markets. The pandemic first appeared in the city of wuhan, china, islamabad, pakistan pakistan’s. President arif alvi appealed for people to adhere to social distancing rules after islamabad reported one of its highest single day totals of covert 19 fatalities.
In recent months, alvey also said on twitter. He has recovered from his own case of covet 19, but was still feeling weakness. He urged people to continue adhering to social distancing rules. After authorities said, most people were still not wearing face, masks at public place, alvi’s appealed, tuesday came hours after pakistan reported 118 deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours the highest in recent months, pakistan has largely relied on donated or imported chinese vaccines, which are Only being offered to health workers and older people, one pharmaceutical company has imported 50 000 doses of the russian vaccine, which is available in big cities. Pakistan hopes it will receive 15 million covered 19 vaccine doses through the u.n backed kovacs program by next month. When authorities plan to register all citizens for vaccination, united nations, the united nations chief says the covet 19 pandemic, led to a spike in gender based violence. Last year and secretary general antonio guefteres said in a report circulated monday that combatants continue to use sexual violence as a cruel tactic of war, terror, torture and political repression in a number of countries. The report focuses on 18 countries where the un said it has obtained verified information. It lists 52 parties, credibly suspected of responsibility for patterns of rape or other forms of sexual violence in conflicts on the agenda of the un security council. The majority of those on the un blacklist are non state actors, opposition rebel or terrorist groups linked to the islamic state or al qaeda extremist groups.
National military and police forces on the list, including myanmar’s military and border guard, are barred from participating in un peace operations until they adopt time bound commitments to cease violations. The blacklist also includes government forces of congo, south sudan, syria, sudan and somali canberra, australia. The australian government has decided against buying the single dose johnson and johnson coronavirus vaccine to accelerate its immunization program. Health minister, greg hunt said tuesday. The johnson and johnson vaccine is similar to the astrazeneca product which australia already contracted to buy. Australia had planned to rely on australian manufactured astrazeneca, with the goal of delivering at least one dose of vaccine to all eligible adults among a population of 26 million by october. But the government announced last week that the fisa vaccine is now the preferred option for people under 50 because of a potential blood clotting risk from astra zenica. Australia has reported two people in their 40s developed clots. After receiving the vaccine, australia has doubled its fisa order to 40 million doses. Australia had acquired 3.7 doses of the fisa and astrazeneca vaccines by monday and had injected 1.2 million doses toronto, canada, all schools in canada’s, most populous province, will be shut down and moved to online learning because of a record number of coronavirus infections fuelled by more contagious Virus variants – ontario premier doug ford, says his government is moving schools to online. Only after the april break this week, schools in canada’s largest city of toronto were already shut since last wednesday.
Now it will be province. Wide ontario is now seeing more than 4 000 new infections a day in recent days and record intensive care numbers march break was previously moved this week. In april bucharest, romania authorities in romania’s capital, say three covet: 19 patients died at a mobile intensive care unit after ventilators failed five, more patients from the same mobile icu in bucharest’s, victor bates hospital were transferred to other hospitals to receive care. An investigation has been opened as to why the ventilators failed.