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Europe has the worst crown numbers in the world. Now Putin is giving Russians paid leave to end the pandemic.


In a Kremlin press photo, Vladimir Putin relaxes on vacation. Now, the Russian president grants all Russians a paid week off from work to prevent heart disease.

Europe is the only continent where crown numbers are increasing, according to the WHO. As Putin closes jobs, Biden prepares to vaccinate five-year-olds.

This year, the Russians are ordered to stay home on Halloween. But they are not the ghosts or monsters that you are afraid of. It is the development of the corona infection that makes the authorities shudder.

On Wednesday, Russia set a new record for the number of deaths from coronavirus. 1,028 deaths is the preliminary record for a number that has risen almost every day in recent weeks.

That is why President Vladimir Putin is shutting down all “non-essential” jobs in Russia. The population is ordered to stay at home between October 30 and November 7 in the first instance.

Therefore, Russia is giving the entire country a paid week off to overcome the pandemic. But they are far from the only countries in Europe that are struggling.

Europe is the worst in the world

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Europe is the only continent that exists crown numbers are increasing. The organization reports more than 2.7 million new infections and 46,000 deaths in the last week. This is an increase of 7 percent, compared to last week. Russia, Turkey and the United Kingdom are responsible for the majority of cases.

Putin’s decision to close the offices comes late. It also occurs in a week that already contains four red days, according to The New York Times.

Russian authorities have seen infection rates rise for several weeks, but have refused to take further action. The previous shutdown greatly affected both the country’s economy and the popularity of the president.

– The epidemic situation is developing differently in different parts of the country. Therefore, local authorities now have the go-ahead to introduce new measures, Putin said on Wednesday.

The day before, the mayor of Moscow had asked all unvaccinated 60-year-olds to stay home for the next four months.

According to official sources, 226,363 people have died by crown in the country. Experts calculate dark numbers and believe that the real number is about 400,000.

At the same time, only 35 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. according to Reuters has widespread skepticism about the country’s own-produced Sputnik vaccine, much of it to blame.

“There are only two ways out of this: get sick or get vaccinated,” Putin said.

Latvia closes again

The UK is also struggling to control the infection. In July, the authorities lifted most of the restrictions. Between July and October, there have been more than three million cases of infection and 79,000 hospitalizations. The number of new cases is increasing, but deaths and hospitalizations remain stable, he writes. BBC.

On Wednesday the news came that Latvia will shut down the country for four weeks. They thus become the first country in Europe to reintroduce such harsh measures against the virus. At the beginning of the pandemic, Latvia was seen as a guiding star for the management of the crown. The country is now one of the countries in the world with the highest per capita infection rates. head, according to The Guardian.

According to the newspaper, only 57 percent of the 1.7 million inhabitants of the country are fully vaccinated.

Poland and Romania are also experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of corona cases, with infection rates doubling from one week to the next, NTB reports.

The United States is considering vaccination for five-year-olds

As Latvia and Russia struggle with vaccination, new measures are being taken on the other side of the Atlantic.

President Joe Biden is in the process of presenting a plan to make the Pfizer vaccine available for children between the ages of five and eleven. Once the vaccine for children is approved, 28 million American children can receive the vaccine at a pharmacy, doctor, or school. The plan is to give younger children smaller doses, with needles adapted for young children.

Formal approval of the Pfizer vaccine for young children is expected around November 2-3. So the United States will have 15 million doses to implement, writes CNBC.

And here in Norway?

In this country, the tendency to infection is flat. Last week, the R number was 0.9. In the past six weeks, there has been a slight decrease in the number of new cases, according to the latest weekly report from the National Institute of Public Health.

To date, just over 78 percent of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose, according to FHI. Of all those over 65, 3% have been vaccinated with a third dose, a so-called “booster.”


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