More countries fully open, adapt to the pandemic

More countries fully open, adapt to the pandemic

As of the morning of February 15, the world recorded 413,729,864 infections and 5,843,523 deaths from COVID-19. After more than two years of response, more and more countries announced that they would relax strict measures, proactively adapt to gradually return to life before the pandemic.

Specific statistics on on the morning of February 15 show that there are currently 335,492,484 confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide (accounting for 98% of the total number of cases). Among 72,393,857 cases under treatment, 72,308,441 are in mild form (accounting for 99.9%) and 85,416 cases (accounting for 0.1%) are left in serious condition.

As for the regional scale, newly updated data on shows that the total number of COVID-19 infections in Europe is 145,046,781 cases, of which there are 1,664,682 deaths and 114,438,599 cases. cured. In the past 24 hours, the number of new infections and deaths from COVID-19 in Europe is the highest in the world, with 1,664,682 and 2,9976 cases respectively. In the past 24 hours, Russia led the world in the number of new COVID-19 infections, with 180,456 cases, followed by Germany with 127,449 cases.

In recent days, the number of cases has begu‌n to show signs of a sharp decrease on a global scale. In particular, the “focal point” of the epidemic is still Europe and America when the number of new cases is still high in countries in these regions. However, amid the complicated development of the epidemic, many countries are continuing to send out signals of a new normal, based on improved disease control, including high vaccination rates, the number of deaths and hospitalizations decreased.

With the Omicron wave expected to subside in the coming weeks, the federal and state governments in Germany are planning to gradually lift many COVID-19 prevention measures. Local media reported that the governments of 16 states in Germany had agreed on a draft resolution to ease epidemic prevention measures ahead of the next meeting of the federal and state governments on February 16, according to which from On March 20, far-reaching restrictions on economic, cultural and social life will be gradually lifted.

In North America, the total number of COVID-19 infections as of the morning of February 15 was 93,248,625 cases, including 1,366,014 deaths. The US is still the worst-affected country in the region and in the world, with a total of 79,454,285 infections and 945,423 deaths from COVID-19 at the moment. In the past 24 hours, the country recorded 54,118 new cases of COVID-19.

The Government of Ontario – Canada’s most populous province recently announced a decision to remove the vaccine passport system from March 1, and speed up Phase II of the process of reopening the economy. However, organizations and businesses can choose to continue to require certification of vaccination against COVID-19.

Notably, the requirements for wearing masks will still be applied by the Ontario government at this time. All capacity restrictions in restaurants, bars, cinemas and gyms will be lifted as of February 17.

According to statistics on, currently the total number of COVID-19 infections in Asia is 108,714,159 cases, with 1,321,426 deaths and 101,027,646 cured cases. In parallel with the implementation of an expanded vaccination campaign, many countries continue to pursue the policy of opening up and living safely with the epidemic with caution. However, the epidemic is still complicated in many countries in the region with the appearance of the Omicron variant.

On February 14, the Education and Science Committee of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) drafted a draft resolution calling on Prime Minister Kishida Fumio’s government to allow foreign students to enter Japan. Copy. In this draft resolution, the LDP calls on the Japanese Government to give priority to allowing foreign students to enter the country regardless of whether they are self-paying students or receiving government scholarships. These subjects are subject to a limited number of entries. In addition, the draft also calls on the Government to base on scientific evidence when deciding the number of days of mandatory isolation at government-designated institutions for foreign students after entering the country.

In the past 24 hours, Africa has added 8,804 new infections and 392 deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total statistics counted as of the morning of February 15 to 11,343,310 and 245,1783 cases, respectively. After many days leading the statistics table, South Africa continues to be the worst-affected country in the region, with 3,642,905 cases of COVID-19 and 97,250 deaths from the disease.

In the past 24 hours, Oceania had an additional 27,326 cases of COVID-19, of which Australia alone accounted for 19,799 cases. The region currently has a total of 3,151,485 cases of COVID-19, with 7,095 deaths. Australia currently has the highest number of infections in the region, with 2,921,718 cases, followed by Fiji with 63,509 cases.

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