Coronavirus, live | WHO notes that omicron is already in 89 countries and spreading rapidly

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The WHO has pointed out that omicron spreads faster compared to the delta variant, since in countries where local transmission of the first has been detected, it is being observed that cases double in 1.5 to 3 days. The variant is already present in 89 countries.

The Netherlands will impose from this Sunday a new confinement to try to limit the increase in infections due to the omicron variant of the coronavirus, as announced by Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, will convene next week the Conference of Presidents before the advance of the sixth wave of the coronavirus, which has put Spain at a very serious risk of contagion at the gates of the Christmas holidays.

The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has called on the autonomous communities to accelerate the rate of vaccination against COVID-19, especially among children and those over 60 years of age.

And it is that Europe shields itself from the advance of the coronavirus. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, declared this Saturday the state of “serious incident” due to the situation in the British capital due to the absence of personnel in public services after the rapid increase in infections. France has banned travel to the UK and suspended public Christmas celebrations.

The new coronavirus, SARS-COV-2, has already caused 5.3 million deaths and has infected more than 272 million of people all over the planet,

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  • 08:32

    The tension in hospitals due to the rise in infections has been noticeable for days. In the Telediario, we have been with health workers who assure that the pandemic has affected their mental health. They have also told us how they live this sixth wave from their jobs.

    victimsThe mental health of health workers is affected by the pandemic
  • 08:30

    Also abroad, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, declared this Saturday the state of “serious incident” due to the situation in the British capital due to the absence of personnel in public services after the rapid increase in infections. France has banned travel to the UK and suspended public Christmas celebrations.

  • 08:29

    And Europe shields itself from the coronavirus. The Netherlands will impose a new confinement from this Sunday to try to limit the increase in infections due to the omicron variant of the coronavirus, as announced by Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

    victimsThe Netherlands decrees a new strict confinement before the advance of omicron
  • 08:27

    Spain entered a very high risk of infections on Friday, the maximum indicator of the covid traffic light, after increasing the incidence by 38 points (511 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), with a daily record of positive notified (33,359) in full advance of the omicron variant in some territories.

  • 08:26

    We review the last hour: The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, will convene the Conference of Presidents next week in light of the advance of the sixth wave of the coronavirus, which has put Spain at a very serious risk of infections on the eve of Christmas.

  • 08:24

    Hello. One more day we begin the minute-by-minute account of all the news related to the new coronavirus, SARS-COV-2, and the disease it causes, COVID-19.

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