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The coronavirus progresses more slowly but the limitations are not loosening | World | America Edition

In Europe, the different countries barely loosen the limitations of movement and leisure with which they face the coronavirus, although the growth of infections slows down in many cases.

The number of infections in the world by the Sar-CoV-2 virus exceeds 55 million this Tuesday, while the number of deaths exceeds 1.3 million, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine (JHU).

The United States is in the lead, with 11.2 million affected, followed by India, with 8.8 million; Brazil, with 5.8; France, over 2 million; Russia, with 1.9 and Spain with 1.4 million.

GERMANY

German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged on Tuesday her impatience at the postponement of stricter binding measures to reduce new infections in a consolidated way and regretted that in her meeting the day before with the heads of government of the “Länder” it was not achieved a consensus.

The German health authorities counted 14,419 new infections with coronavirus and 267 fatalities in the last 24 hours. The number of new daily cases is thus below the 15,332 registered on Tuesday of last week and the record of 23,542 new infections on Friday.

The positives recorded since the first contagion in the country was announced at the end of January reaches 815,746, with 12,814 fatalities.

RUSSIA

Russia registered 442 deaths from covid-19 in the last day, a new record of daily deaths from this disease since the outbreak of the pandemic last March, health authorities reported on Tuesday. The total number of deaths from covid-19 rose to 33,931 in the country, according to the crisis cabinet that manages the health emergency in Russia.

In the last 24 hours in the country, 22,410 new cases of covid were registered, 5,882 of them in Moscow, the main focus of that infection in the country.

UKRAINE

Dozens of businessmen protested this Tuesday in front of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine over the quarantine imposed by the Government for the coming weekends in order to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Ukraine registered in the last hours almost 12,000 new cases of coronavirus and 159 deaths, according to Health Minister Maxim Stepanov. The day before, the incidence had dropped to 9,832 new daily cases.

PORTUGAL

The North of Portugal region has an average of 1,304 positives per one hundred thousand inhabitants in the last fifteen-day period registered by the General Directorate of Health (DGS) Portugal until last November 10, while the average for the rest of the country is of 760 cases. On Monday, Portugal, which is in a state of emergency and with 80% of the population under a curfew, reached the daily record of deaths since the pandemic began, with a total of 91, and accumulated 255,672 positives since March.

A total of 191 municipalities, including Lisbon and Porto, remain under partial confinement and a curfew, which runs from Monday to Friday from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., while on weekends it is from 1:00 p.m. at 5:00.

CROATIA

57% of Croats have no plans to be vaccinated against covid-19, arguing that they do not trust or fear that they will have side effects, according to surveys carried out in these two countries, which are highly affected by the pandemic. The only limitations in the country are the obligation to wear a mask in closed public spaces and the meeting limit of 50 people, restrictions to which many exceptions and few controls apply.

The number of deaths from covid has doubled in the last 17 days in Croatia and the mortality rate is one of the highest in Europe, with a cumulative figure of 256 per million inhabitants.

FRANCE

The French Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, said on Tuesday that, if Pfizer’s vaccine for the coronavirus proves to be effective and safe, he hopes that vaccination in his country can begin early next year and without having to pay.

In France, a house confinement is applied from October 30 that should last at least until December 1, but the Executive has already warned that there will be restrictions that will continue, so it will be necessary to continue using supporting documents to move around and bars and restaurants will remain closed.

DENMARK

The Danish Social Democratic Government and four center-left parties have reached an agreement to promote a legal reform that allows ordering the sacrifice of the entire mink population due to a mutation of the coronavirus. The Danish Executive had announced the mandatory slaughter of the nearly 15 million minks last day 4, but shortly after it was revealed that the laws only allowed ordering it in those farms where infected animals have been detected or are in a radius of 7.8 miles, sparking a political storm.

More than 200 people have been infected with one of the five mutations of the virus detected in mink,

Apart from the slaughter of minks, the authorities have imposed restrictions in seven municipalities in northern Jutland, the most affected area, which include the closure of the hotel and a recommendation to limit movements, although they have already been partially lifted.