Oman goes only allow entry of nationals and residents from April 8 as the Gulf state seeks to stem a new wave of Covid-19 infections. The sultanate’s coronavirus committee has said it will lift a curfew imposed in late March, which prohibits the movement of people and vehicles between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. But the curfew will be reinstated during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in mid-April.
Boris Johnson said on Monday that further lockdowns will be lifted in England from April 12, but warned the public against “complacency.” The prime minister said the country will begin the second stage of the roadmap on April 12, with non-essential outlets allowed to open alongside personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons. .
Young people are predominantly at the origin of a growing number of Covid-19 infections in parts of the United States, public health officials have warned, with the country now reporting around 64,000 new cases a day. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said youth sports and extracurricular activities were partly to blame for a recent increase in the number of people infected with the disease.
The reopening of a bar in rural Illinois in February was linked to at least 46 cases of Covid-19, indirectly leading to an outbreak in a nursing home, the closure of a local school and the hospitalization of one person, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
French Health Minister Olivier Véran said the number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 infections is expected to rise continues to increase for at least two to three more weeks, and he did not rule out the possibility that the number of intensive care units could approach the peak of 7,000 reached in the first wave a year ago.
Germany intends to speed up its vaccination program to provide blows to 20% of the population at the end of April, after taking three months to reach 10%, his health minister said on Monday. Jens Spahn said the country’s vaccination campaign “will gain momentum in the second quarter.”
The Easter weekend helped fuel highest number of passengers at US airports of the coronavirus pandemic on Friday. The Transportation Security Administration said it had screened 1.58 million passengers at U.S. airports on Good Friday – the most since March 12 just before the coronavirus lockdowns began.
The Indian state of Maharashtra, home to the financial capital Mumbai and over 100 million people, presented drastic restrictions on the public and businesses as the daily Covid-19 workload in the country has reached an all-time high. India reported 103,000 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, recording the highest number of daily infections in the world. It surpassed its previous peak of almost 100,000 daily cases in September.