More than 100,000 French people protested against mandatory vaccination

More than 100,000 French people protested against mandatory vaccination 2

The world has recorded 190,689,607 nCoV infections and 4,097,251 deaths, an increase of 419,450 and 5,766 respectively, while 172,007,058 people have recovered, according to real-time statistics site Worldometers.

France is the fifth largest epidemic region in the world with 5,855,198 cases and 111,467 deaths.

Protesters at a French security force checkpoint in Paris on July 17.

The French Ministry of the Interior said 137 protests and marches took place across the country on July 17, with the participation of nearly 114,000 people, of which 18,000 were in Paris.

A series of measures announced by the French President this week but not yet effective, to deal with the spike in nCoV infections.

Prime Minister Jean Castex affirmed that vaccination is the only way to fight the virus.

Despite the number of people participating in the protest, survey results published by Ipsos-Sopra Steria showed that more than 60% of French people agree with mandatory vaccination regulations for medical staff and nCoV negative certificates when

Some 55.5% of French adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 44.8% have received two doses.

The US, the largest epidemic area in the world, reported 34,949,746 cases of infection and 624,710 deaths due to nCoV, an increase of 19,890 cases and 108 deaths compared to the previous day.

`The clear message is that Covid-19 is becoming a pandemic of people who are not vaccinated,` warned US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Rochelle Walensky.

In the past 7 days, on average every day in the US, 2,790 people were hospitalized, an increase of 36%, and the number of deaths was 221 people, an increase of 26%.

India is the second largest epidemic area in the world with 31,105,209 cases and 413,640 deaths, an increase from 41,222 and 517 cases respectively the previous day.

India aims to vaccinate all adults by the end of the year but the campaign is slowing and major cities such as Delhi and some states say they have run out of vaccines.

India administered more than 9 million doses on June 21 but that number has since dropped to less than three million doses per day.

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia is the largest epidemic area in the region with 2,832,755 cases, an increase of 51,952, of which 72,489 people died, an increase of 1,092.

Last week, the world’s fourth most populous country implemented stricter restrictions, including closing shopping malls, restaurants and offices in the capital Jakarta, Java and Bali islands.

Indonesia is focusing its efforts against Covid-19 on Java island, where hospitals are almost overloaded.

Thailand in the past 24 hours reported 10,082 more infections and 141 deaths, bringing the country’s total number of Covid-19 infections and deaths to 391,989 and 3,240 respectively.

Thai authorities have imposed a ban on public gatherings, violators can receive a maximum sentence of two years in prison, a fine of up to 40,000 baht (about 1,220 USD) or both.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said the Thai government was considering further restrictions as the country faced its worst outbreak starting in April, linked to the likely Alpha and Delta variants.

From July 12, areas considered high risk in Thailand were subject to the strictest blockade in the past year.

57% of recent new infections in the capital Bangkok are related to the Delta variant.

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