According to the latest statistics, so far, the number of COVID-19 cases in the world has exceeded 86, 834, 000. More than 1, 875, 000 of them have died of the pandemic. In connection with the increase of coronavirus cases, the quarantine regime is imposed in many countries again.
The number of countries imposing restrictions in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus keeps rising. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced the expansion of the quarantine regime across the country till the end of January and the imposing of new, stricter measures. The relevant decision has been made at the meeting held between the PMs of 16 provinces and government representatives. Within the framework of restrictions, shops, restaurants, kindergartens and schools will be closed until January 31; education will be distant. The new rules restrict the movement of residents of all the regions in the special risk zone for the first time.
The Israeli government has also made the decision to tighten the quarantine in connection with the growing number of cases, the Office of the Israeli Prime Minister reported. The new restrictions are set to enter into force on January 7 and last for 2 weeks. Details are not disclosed yet. The new rules should be approved by the Parliament.
If we take a look at the coronavirus statistics in the world, in the U.S., the number of COVID-19 has exceeded 21, 000, 000 since the start of the pandemic.
Yesterday, a new record in coronavirus cases was registered in Great Britain. Over the last 24 hours, over 60, 000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus. In England, 1 out of 50 people, in other words, 2% of the population has been infected with COVID-19.