New measures, new reports and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.
– The pandemic slows global growth, according to the IMF –
Poor countries lagging behind in vaccination against Covid and disruptions in supply chains around the world are holding back global growth, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday.
The IMF is now counting on an increase in global GDP of 5.9% this year against 6% in July.
The downward revision is “marginal,” said Ms. Gopinath. “However, it masks major revisions for some countries” and “the outlook for low-income countries has darkened considerably,” she added.
– Barça authorized to fill the Camp Nou –
FC Barcelona will again be authorized to fill its Camp Nou stadium from next week, following the easing by the Catalan authorities of health restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Until then, the limit was 60% of reception capacities.
– NBA pushes for vaccination –
The ax finally fell: pushed to be vaccinated and thus be allowed to play at home, the Brooklyn basketball player Kyrie Irving found himself dismissed by his club on Tuesday, banned from training or playing … unless resign himself to receiving his injections.
– Canadian immunization official accused of sexual assault –
The former head of the Canadian vaccination campaign Dany Fortin, accused of sexual assault, will not be able to return to his duties as he requested, the Federal Court ruled on Tuesday.
– British government pinned down for crisis management –
Late containment, “big mistakes” and “fatalism” in the face of the spread of Covid-19 led to “one of the biggest public health failures” in the UK, where thousands of deaths could have been avoided, according to a parliamentary report released on Tuesday.
– Mexico: justice orders the vaccination of minors –
Mexican justice has asked the federal government to vaccinate minors aged 12 to 17 against Covid-19, in a judgment that the government, which is not obliged to apply it, says it wants to examine carefully, the officials said. authorities Tuesday.
The Ministry of Health announced at the end of September that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine would be administered only to minors at risk (those who suffer from comorbid factors that can worsen the Covid).
– Algeria: revival of maritime transport –
Algeria will resume in the coming weeks its maritime links for passenger transport with Spain and France, interrupted since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Transport announced on Tuesday.
– Towards a first African mRNA vaccine –
South Africa, which campaigns for equitable access to Covid vaccines, has embarked on the design of the first African messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine, to end the continent’s dependence.