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Corona virus kills more than two million 542 thousand people around the world

Capitals (ST): The Corona virus has killed more than two million 542 thousand people around the world since its appearance in December 2019 according to the latest statistics of the American World Meters site.

According to the site, the total number of Corona infections around the world has so far reached 114658204, and the total death cases resulting from the virus reached 2542373, while the total cases of recovery from the virus reached 90179044 cases.

Syria to start giving COVID-19 vaccine to frontline healthcare workers as of next week

The Minister of Health Hassan Al-Ghabbash on Thursday announced that the ministry will start giving COVID-19 vaccine to members of the medical staff, who are in the front lines of treating coronavirus-infected patients, as of next week in different Syrian provinces.

In a press conference, Al-Ghabbash said that “after receiving the vaccine from a friendly country and under direct instructions by President Bashar Al-Assad, the ministry will start vaccinating the frontline healthcare workers, particularly those who enter isolation rooms” pointing out that the confirmed coronavirus infection rate among these workers is 3.6%.

Dr. Al-Ghabbash explained that the aim of starting to provide the vaccine to healthcare workers is to protect them and their families from infection so that they continue to provide necessary healthcare in the best possible way.

He affirmed that despite the harsh conditions, the unfair siege and the limited capabilities, the ministry managed to control the health damage that resulted from the COVID-19 epidemic that hit the whole world and negatively affected the economic, social and health situation in many developed countries.

Director of the International Monetary Fund: The Corona pandemic has increased the suffering of poor countries

On February 24th, the Director  of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, said that the crisis caused by the Corona pandemic has led to a decline in many economies and increased the plight of the poor due to the lack of equal supply of vaccines to countries.

In a message to the G20 meeting scheduled to be held on February 26, Georgieva called on governments to increase the distribution of vaccines and ensure control of Covid 19 by financing vaccine campaigns, reallocating surplus supplies to countries suffering from shortages and increasing production.

The number of Coronavirus infections and deaths has declined around the world, according to WHO

The World Health Organization announced that it recorded a decrease in the number of Coronavirus infections and deaths  in the world during the week from 15 to 21 February. Coronavirus infections dropped  11 percent, while the number of deaths decreased by 20 percent compared to the previous week.

The organization clarified in its weekly epidemiological bulletin issued today that the number of new infections with the Coronavirus increased during the week that ended on the 21st  of this month by two million and 457 thousand cases, while deaths increased by 66,359 cases, noting that this represents a decrease in the number of infections for the sixth consecutive week.

Inas Abdulkareem

Coronavirus kills more than two million and 484 thousand people around the world

Capitals,(ST)-The new Coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than two million and 484 thousand people around the world since its appearance in December 2019, according to the latest statistics of the American WorldoMeter site.

According to the site, the total number of Coronavirus infections around the world has so far reached 112247863, and the total death cases reached 2484,668 cases, while the total cases of recovering from the virus have reached 87764734 cases.