COVID-19 | November 20 News of the second wave: cases, measures and restrictions of Covid-19
L a global coronavirus pandemic exceeds 1.3 million deaths worldwide according to University benchmark count Johns Hopkins. The number of infected reaches more than 53.7 million.
The Ministry of Health reported this Thursday that COVID-19 has already left 42,291 dead and that there are 1,541,574 cases diagnosed in Spain since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
? Ministry of Health (@sanidadgob) November 19, 2020
18:15 The vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella will offer protection according to a study
A new study published in the journal 'mBio' reveals that the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) could provide some protection against the coronavirus. "We found a statistically significant inverse correlation between mumps titer levels and Covid-19 severity in people under 42 years of age who have been vaccinated against MMR II. This adds to other associations showing that MMR may be protective against Covid-19. It could also explain why children have a much lower case rate than adults, as well as a much lower mortality rate. Most children receive their first MMR vaccine around the age of 18 12 to 15 months of age and a second between 4 and 6 years of age ", explained the author, Jeffrey E. Gold.
The Community of Madrid has notified 1,484 new cases, of which 677 correspond to the last 24 hours. In addition, 29 more deaths have been registered. A decrease compared to the previous report, in which 1,728 new cases were found, with 797 in the last day and 22 deaths. The number of hospitalized patients has also dropped, by 69, to 1,812 now, as well as the number admitted to the ICU, as there are now 373 and not 385.
Denmark has decided to extend the restrictions imposed to stop the coronavirus from today until December 13. Thus, public meetings will remain limited to a maximum of ten people. "There is still a high level of contagion in Denmark. Yesterday contagions were detected in the 98 municipalities of the country and 97 had more than 20 new infected per 100,000 inhabitants", indicated the Danish Ministry of Health.
Although the The Valencian Community has registered 1,900 new infections and 29 deaths in the last hours, the encouraging fact is that it has managed to reduce the number of patients admitted by 41. That is, the volume of critically ill patients in the ICU has increased, specifically six, according to the data from the Ministry of Health
Europe fears a third wave due to the shocking numbers of cases and infections that have been known in recent weeks. The French Minister of Health, Olivier Vran, has alerted the population not to lower their guard due to the critical situation in which the country finds itself. "All the ingredients are there for a rebound in the pandemic."
Luka Jovic has tested positive for coronavirus after returning with his team from Serbia. The Real Madrid striker will not be able to be in Villarreal and it is one more loss that adds to the bad news that Zidane has received in recent days. Read the news
The Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital in Granada has adapted the chapel of the central building to turn it into an Intensive Care Unit, but it will only be used if necessary by the increase in coronavirus cases and they have equipped it with monitors, respirators and the different types of beds necessary to care for these patients.
The pandemic has caused the worst crisis in the history of the music sector, at least in throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, which suggests "a hecatomb", as reflected in the Yearbook of Music 2020 published this Friday. Economic losses are estimated at 88 million, which represents a reduction in billing of 87% compared to 2019.
The Parliament of Portugal has agreed to extend the state of emergency in the Portuguese country for 15 more days. The new restrictive measures will be announced tomorrow by the Prime Minister, Antnio Costa and will last until December 8.
The Community of Madrid has closed the Josefina Carabias public school, in the town of Mataelpino, after registering nine cases of coronavirus (four among teachers and five among students), being the first school in the region that has to be closed by COVID-19. Mataelpin, is a town of 1,800 inhabitants and only has this school. Read the news.
This Christmas will be different because of the coronavirus pandemic. The autonomous governments begin to launch their first regulatory proposals to prevent the spread of the virus.
The G-20 countries must contribute to finance the 4.5 billion dollars that are missing in the global fund against the coronavirus led by the WHO to save lives and facilitate the end of the pandemic.
Melilla will reopen the hotel restaurant on Monday after 35 days of total closure, with limitations, both in terms of hours and capacity and with a schedule from 07:00 to 20:00. The head of Public Health, Mohamed Mohand, has declared that "the epidemiological situation allows us to begin a process of easing measures" after going from about 2,000 positive cases to 1,181 this Friday.
The working group of dermatology of the Spanish Society of Physicians has asked that the masks be chosen based on their functionality and not on their aesthetics, to avoid skin damage that occurs, especially, in professionals in the health field, hospitality, cleaning or public services. They warn that between 74.5% and 97% of health workers have reported some type of skin disorder.
The Association of Public Hospitals of Paris (APHP) has announced that the pilot operation will begin on Monday the 23rd and will last for several weeks in some thirty institutes throughout the region, with the medical support of Parisian hospitals .
The coronavirus has left 24,318 new cases and 461 deaths in Russia in the last 24 hours, which represents a new record in the daily balance of infections, according to data published by the Russian center responsible for the fight against the pandemic.
The National Police have arrested a young man in Mrida who, while staying in a hostel, showed a false agent badge and claimed to be on a secret mission to be able to skip the curfew hours established by the coronavirus.
The Minister of Health of the Principality of Asturias has announced that hiring final-year nursing students to alleviate the shortage of health personnel at this time when healthcare pressure is high in Asturias hospitals, so that they can "help and collaborate" in the fight against the pandemic, government spokeswoman Melania lvarez has indicated.
The Chairman of the Board, Alfonso Fernndez Maueco, has called for "a common position" among all the autonomous communities to take measures in view of the December and Christmas holidays. Maueco has explained that the position of Castilla y Len remains in accordance with what was agreed in the Interterritorial Health Council where it has extended its perimeter closure and that of the hotel company until December 3, pending an agreement with the rest of the autonomous communities to address the next period.
The American pharmacist Pfizer and the German company BioNTech will present this Friday to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) an application for authorization to market their vaccine against coronavirus, becoming the first manufacturer to make it in America. This could bring some vaccinations forward to December of this year.
Catalonia's regional elections, which are not scheduled until February 14, could be delayed even more. The spokesperson for the Generalitat, Meritxell Bud, has today questioned whether they can be held on that date due to the pandemic. "If everyone's right to vote cannot be guaranteed, I don't know if they can be held," he assured.
The Department of Health wants to tackle the coronavirus through mass screening in high-incidence areas, and finalizes a system to be able to pick up a self-test at the pharmacy, do it at home, and return it to the same establishment. This has been detailed by the Minister of Health, Alba Vergs, and the Secretary of Public Health of the Generalitat, Josep Maria Argimon.
The Portuguese Parliament today votes the extension of the state of emergency, in force until 23 November , according to the proposal of the Portuguese president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Yesterday, the country of Lusi registered a new daily record of infections with 6,994 positives, so the state of emergency will last another 15 days.
The Minister of Health of The Community of Madrid closes the perimeter and restricts mobility in six Basic Health Zones from Monday, November 23, and for 14 days because the accumulated incidence of coronavirus exceeds the established limit. Those areas are: Artilleros (Viclvaro); Elipa (Linear City); Cuzco, Castilla la Nueva and Alicante (Fuenlabrada) and La Moraleja (Alcobendas). Read the news
The Lehendakari has pointed out that "today" home confinement is ruled out in the Basque Country, although he has warned that it is a measure that " It is there ", while it has specified that Christmas will be" absolutely different "and will have to identify well bubble groups of six people.
The President of the Government Pedro Snchez has announced this morning from La Rioja that the Ministry of Health will present the vaccination plan for COVID-19 next Tuesday, November 24, after approving it by the Council of Ministers. Spain will be the first country in the EU, together with Germany, to have a complete vaccination plan. "A very substantial part of the Spanish population is vaccinated, with all the guarantees, in the first half of 2021," said Pedro Snchez. Read the news.
Madrid, Murcia, Navarra, Castilla La Mancha, Asturias, the Basque Country, Valencia, Catalua and the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla will be closed on the Constitution Bridge , while Andalusia and Cantabria are already evaluating this option.
The perimeter of the entire Community of Madrid will be closed for 10 days at the Puente de la Constitucin.
From 00:00 on Friday, December 4, until 00:00 on Monday, December 14. pic.twitter.com/GP8Elp9K9w
? Community of Madrid (@ComunidadMadrid) November 20, 2020
Madrid will close the Constitution Bridge again. Isabel Daz Ayuso will impose a perimeter confinement in the community for 10 days from 00:00 on Friday, December 4 until 00:00 on Monday, December 14, to avoid unnecessary entrances and exits on dates in which, traditionally, the capital receives many visitors and prevent the spread of the virus. The curfew also continues from 00:00 to 06:00. Read the news.
The Valencian Community extends the perimeter closure from today until December 9. This 14-day extension also includes the perimeter confinement of the Alicante municipalities of Elda and Petrer until December 4, the night curfew, and the restrictions on capacity and meetings.
This study is carried out by the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, shows that the antibodies against COVID-19 are maintained for at least 3 months. This will allow us to analyze how long we have antibodies against the coronavirus, as well as their role in protecting us against the disease or re-infecting us.
The Government of the Region of Murcia has decided to extend the regional perimeter confinement until next December 9 and that of its 45 municipalities, which has been in place since October 30.
The Civil Guard has arrested three people in the province of Valencia who were engaged in commercializing rapid COVID-19 tests without authorization, which were also performed on customers in the back rooms of a hardware store and a bazaar. The three arrested, two men and one woman, are accused of a crime against public health. In the operation, 3,300 rapid tests have been intervened, which were acquired without any permission from various companies.
Castilla y Len extended the closure of the hotel, shopping centers and gyms as of this midnight and, from Monday, the perimeter closure of the community until December 3. The community is at alert level four, the highest risk, in the middle of the second wave of the coronavirus.
goes to Cortylandia. The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a mortal blow to our homeland Disneyland during the Christmas season. The English Court has decided to suspend its emblematic shop window for security reasons and to avoid crowds, according to they have officially communicated to El Mundo from the department stores.
The Uruguayan Darwin Nez and German Julian Weigl tested positive for covid-19 and will be out for Benfica for this Saturday's Portuguese Cup match against Paredes, the club reported.
Nez was part of of the concentration of the Uruguayan national team, where in recent days more than a dozen positives have been detected among players and other members of the delegation.
The newspaper 'El Mundo' reports that the World Health Organization has recommended that physicians not include the antiviral drug remdesivir in the treatment of patients with Covid-19, regardless of its severity. The directive is part of the latest update of the guide that WHO regularly publishes to guide medical personnel in the latest pandemic, the latest update of which appears in the British Medical Journal. Read the news.
The RETAbet Bilbao Basket player who has tested positive for COVD-19 is the Swedish international point guard Ludde Hakanson, who has joined a first positive in the Basque club of one person in the work dynamics of the first team but who is not a player.
As a result of this situation in the Biscayan team, the ACB has delayed the Endesa League match that was to be played by one day this Saturday, the 21st, in Seville between Coosur Real Betis and RETAbet Bilbao Basket.
Sonia Patridge a 35-year-old woman and mother of 13 children, has died of coronavirus in of at North Tees University Hospital. The Stockton-On-Tees (UK) woman's death occurred the same week that she and her partner Kerry Ann received an eviction order.
"She was very tired, so she decided to remove the mask with which they were administering oxygen and, since then, she died very quickly," explained Kerry Ann in 'The Mirror '
The Uruguayan National midfielder Gabriel Neves tested positive for covid-19 this Thursday, sources from the Montevideo club confirmed to Efe, bringing the number of Celeste members with the disease to 14. Subsequently, the tricolor club published on its official Twitter account that "the player is asymptomatic and is in perfect condition complying with the corresponding isolation."
Dr. Elvis Garca, professor at Harvard University, warns in an interview on Cadena SER about the danger of a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic: "I'm afraid we are going in that direction. Now the figures are being contained and, with a bit of luck, we will arrive in mid-December with numbers somewhat more optimistic. And what will that make people relax, that the hoteliers press to open, etc. I understand that everyone has their own circumstances, but it would encourage people to spend quieter parties, at home, avoiding the crowds ".
On the possibility of saving Christmas Elvis García thinks that everything depends on" the number of deaths that we are willing to assume for going shopping and partying ".
One dryer that ends the coronavirus almost 100%? The home appliance brand Beko has launched in Spain the the first appliance that combines heat and ultraviolet light to eliminate 99% of bacteria and viruses from clothing.
This The dryer is the first of the seven 'anti-covid' appliances that Beko will bring to the market, together with an oven, a dishwasher, a washing machine, a 'washer-dryer', a refrigerator and a sanitizing cabin, according to the officials of the Turkish company. during the presentation of this new range of products.
The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Daz Ayuso, announced the arrival of the Covid card last July without success but now it seems that it has arrived your moment. The Madrid regional government will "soon" implement the Covid-19 card which will include the clinical history of each patient on PCR, serological tests and antigen tests.
The president of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, has accused the Government of Pedro Sánchez through social networks of hiding the death of 10,000 Spaniards in the second wave, alluding to the excess mortality registered by the National Institute of Statistics since the last July. The deaths collected by the Ministry of Health in its official statistics only include confirmed cases of coronavirus through a diagnostic test.
The Government refuses to recognize 30,000 deaths from Covid. According to the INE, there are already 71,000 in total, although Sánchez only considers 41,000.
And in the second wave, 23,000 Spaniards have already died, although they hide 10,000 of them.
Family members deserve respect and truth. pic.twitter.com/UqYcqu7Txc
? Pablo Casado Blanco (@pablocasado_) November 19, 2020
The vice president of the Executive Committee of Johnson & Johnson, Joaqun Duato, announced that his vaccine will not have a price higher than 8.4 euros (10 dollars) and that it hopes to have it by the second half of 2021. Spain, which participates in the phase 3 trials of the pharmaceutical company Janssen, belonging to the American multinational, will not be an exception, as pointed out during a conference in the Sectorial Meeting of the Health Sector, organized by IESE Business School, with the collaboration of the consulting firm McKinsey & Company.