February 28, 2021

Last minute on the coronavirus and political news



11:28 h

The Region of Murcia plans to vaccinate the 12,400 workers and users of residences as of December 27

After the hopeful announcement by the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, who signaled the start of the vaccination campaign against the coronavirus on December 27, the Ministry of Health of the Region of Murcia is already considering its plans for the immunization of its population to begin optimally: it will be, first of all, workers and users of homes for the elderly and people with disabilities who will receive the first doses of the vaccine, approximately 12,400 people.

According to the spokesman for the regional technical committee, Jaime Pérez, “the vaccines will arrive a few days in advance to the Community so that they can be distributed correctly.” The Murcia executive’s plans are to start the campaign as soon as possible, preferably on the 27th, as dictated by the Ministry of Health. But perhaps the deadlines to start that same day seem rushed: the first shipments of Pzifer will not arrive in the peninsula until the 26th or early morning of the 27th, and then the distribution to the rest of the Communities will be completed.

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Writes Alvaro Garcia.

10:58 h

Formentera tightens its restrictions against COVID and limits indoor meetings to a maximum of 6 people

The Government has announced this Saturday new restrictive measures for Formentera, whose epidemiological situation has not stopped increasing since a social-family outbreak occurred last Tuesday that already affects 40 people.

In this way, as of next Tuesday the island goes to Phase 2, according to which the meetings are limited to 10 people outdoors and 6 indoors. The curfew is maintained from 12 at night until 6 in the morning, while ceremonies and religious acts also see the number of people limited to 60 outdoors and 30 indoors. The shops, as in the rest of the phases, maintain their maximum capacity at 75%. Sports in high and medium risk spaces, on the other hand, have their capacity reduced to 50%.

10:34 h

The virus continues to rise in Catalonia, with 2,554 new infections and 33 deaths

The coronavirus continues to rise in Catalonia, with 2,554 new infections confirmed in the last 24 hours and 33 deaths, an Rt (speed of spread) above 1.5 and a risk of regrowth in 336.

According to data from the Department of Health, updated this Saturday, the risk of regrowth (EPG), which measures the potential growth rate of the epidemic, rises to 336 points from yesterday’s 302, while the pressure in hospitals drops a little bit. Thus, today 1,520 people are admitted to Catalan hospitals, 27 less than yesterday, of which 329 remain in intensive care units, fifteen less than yesterday.

Informs EFE.

10:33 h

Germany registers 31,300 new infections and 702 deaths from coronavirus

Germany registered 31,300 new coronavirus infections and 702 deaths related to the disease this Saturday, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) of virology. On Friday a new record had been reached with 33,777 new infections. The previous Saturday, 28,438 new infections had been registered.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 1,471,238 confirmed infections of coronavirus in Germany. An estimated 1,085,500 people have overcome the disease and 25,640 have died.

The weekly incidence is 189.6 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants, which represents the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic. Since Wednesday, new restrictions have been in force in Germany that aim to reduce the weekly incidence to 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants.

Informs EFE.

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