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The EU identifies blood clotting as a side effect of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The EU identifies blood clotting as a side effect of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine 5
The EU identifies blood clotting as a side effect of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine 5

The world has recorded 143,255,684 nCoV infections and 3,047,521 deaths, an increase of 790,731 and 12,707 respectively, while 121,905,106 people have recovered, according to real-time statistics site Worldometers.

After reviewing cases of blood clots after vaccination, the safety committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on April 20 concluded that `warning about the occurrence of unusual blood clots and the amount of

`This is a very rare side effect,` the EMA director said.

EMA believes that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should still be used because the benefits it brings far outweigh the risks.

Only two countries, the US and South Africa, had administered the Johnson & Johnson vaccine before its use was stopped in the past two weeks, for a total of about 7 million doses.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine vials.

The US, the largest epidemic region in the world, reported 32,532,990 cases of infection and 582,402 deaths due to nCoV, an increase of 56,837 cases and 829 deaths compared to the previous day.

About 211.6 million Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the US, with an average of three million doses per day, despite the temporary suspension of use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to data from the Centers for Control and Prevention.

About 40% of the population, or more than 132 million people, have received at least one dose of vaccine and about 26%, or more than 85 million people, have completed the vaccination program.

On April 19, the US Department of State continued to urge people not to travel abroad amid the pandemic and will update travel guidance according to CDC recommendations.

India is the second largest epidemic area in the world with 15,609,004 cases and 182,570 deaths, up from 294,290 and 2,020 cases respectively the previous day.

The Indian capital New Delhi began imposing a one-week blockade from 10:00 p.m. on April 19 to 5:00 a.m. on April 26, when Covid-19 cases increased rapidly, hospitals ran out of beds and lacked oxygen supplies.

Similar restrictions are in place in other parts of India, including the western state of Maharashtra, home to the financial capital Mumbai, and the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Starting from May 1, all Indian citizens aged 18 years and older will be allowed to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Brazil is the third largest epidemic area in the world with 14,043,076 cases and 378,003 deaths, an increase of 65,363 and 2,954 respectively.

The Brazilian government on April 17 advised women in this country to stop planning pregnancies until the Covid-19 pandemic is over due to concerns that nCoV variants may affect pregnant women more.

Sao Paulo, the most populous state in Brazil, is warning of a possible public health disaster in the context of public hospitals here seriously lacking the drugs needed to intubate Covid-19 patients.

France, the fourth largest epidemic area in the world, recorded 5,339,920 cases of infection and 101,597 deaths.

French government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on April 19 that the country last week vaccinated about 65,000-70,000 people a day with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

France’s vaccine rollout has accelerated in recent months with more than 12 million people having received at least one dose.

England, reported 4,393,307 infected people and 127,307 deaths, an increase of 2,524 and 33 cases respectively.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on April 19 that more than 10 million British people have been vaccinated with the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

Mr. Hancock added that India was also added to the `red list` of travel restrictions for British people, when the country recorded 103 cases of a new variant discovered in India.

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia is the largest epidemic area in the region with 1,614,849 cases, an increase of 5,549, of which 43,777 people died, an increase of 210.

Indonesia has vaccinated 16.69 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine as of April 17, equivalent to about 3.95% of the population having received at least one dose, according to Our World in Data.

Jakarta has an ambitious plan to vaccinate 181 million of its nearly 270 million population within a year, mainly based on China’s Sinovac vaccine and AstraZeneca vaccine.

The Philippines is the second largest epidemic area in Southeast Asia, recording 953,106 cases and 16,141 deaths, an increase of 7,379 and 93 cases respectively.

The Southeast Asian country has vaccinated 1.46 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine as of April 17, and about 1.15% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose, according to Our World in Data.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on April 15 that the government could take over hotels and turn them into Covid-19 quarantine facilities in the context of overloaded medical facilities.

Cambodia recorded 431 more cases of nCoV infection and 4 deaths, bringing the total number of people infected with Covid-19 to 7,444, of which 49 people died.

Local health officials fear that the sharp increase in new infections will threaten the country’s health system.

Phnom Penh officials on the evening of April 18 also introduced a number of regulations with heavy penalties for people who intentionally violate the government’s Covid-19 control measures.

The Phnom Penh capital government on April 19 opened a salary warehouse to support people during the blockade.

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