Germany to introduce tougher curbs on unvaccinated: Angela Markel


BERLIN: 19, NOVEMBER, 2021: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that the country will introduce further tighter curbs that will exclude the unvaccinated from certain public events to contain a alarming rise in Covid-19 cases.
The announcement came after crisis talks with regional leaders.
She said "The so-called '2G' rule — allowing in only the vaccinated and the recovered, will be introduced in areas with a hospitalization rate of more than three Covid patients per 100,000 people, adding that, will apply to large events as well as culture and sports facilities.
Markel further said "We need to quickly put a brake on the exponential rise" in cases and intensive care bed occupancy.
It is to be noted that, Germany registered 5,233,821 patients with 99,169 deaths so far.
On the other hand, the Covid-19 infections worldwide crossed 256 million (256,348,897) according to John Hopkins and AFP tally while the deadly virus claimed 5,147,163 lives worldwide so far and 231,550,769 patients have been recuperated.
Here the actual figure of coronavirus cases and deaths of top 15 affected countries:
The number of people infected with corona in the US, the world's hardest-hit country has risen to 48,398,455 and the total number of deaths has reached 789,155.
India, the second hardest-hit country reported 34,489,623 cases with 465,082 deaths.
Brazil is the third worst-hit country by the coronavirus, with 21,989,962 patients and 612,177 deaths.
In UK, the virus infections reached 9,721,916 and death toll rose to 143,559.
In Russia, 9,219,912 people have been infected by Corona while the total death toll rose to 260,335.
Turkey reported 8,503,220 cases so far while death toll jumped to 74,428.
The coronavirus has infected 7,351,324 people in France and left 118,373 dead.
The number of people infected with the coronavirus in Iran has jumped to 6,063,775 and 128,634 have been died.
Argentina recorded 5,312,089 COVID-19 cases with 116,341 fatalities so far.
Number of cases in Spain has climbed to 5,074,027 with 87,804 deaths.
The number of cases in Colombia surged 5,040,665 and death toll crossed 127,963.
The total figure of fatalities due to coronavirus reached 133,034 in Italy while 4,893,887 infections recorded.
The death toll from Coronavirus in Indonesia has risen nearly 143,709 with 4,252,345 people affected. (04)

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