Tehran — Twitter has hidden the account of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is the leader of the coronavirus vaccine conspiracy theory.
Khamenei’s tweet has the final say on all state affairs in Iran. The tweet claimed that the COVID-19 vaccine imported from the United States or the United Kingdom was “completely unreliable.”
The tweet mentioned the United States and the United Kingdom: “They are unlikely to pollute other countries.”
The tweet also claimed that the French coronavirus vaccine was “not trustworthy.”
A tweet on the leader’s Persian account seems to have made a similar request, but it is still visible.
On Friday, Khamenei announced a ban on imports of American and British vaccines. The Iranian Red Crescent Society said it will not import the thousands of American Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines that thousands of American donors plan to donate to Iran.
However, Khamenei can import vaccines from other “safe” places abroad.
Iran started the human testing phase of its homemade vaccine in December and is expected to be distributed in the spring.
Iran has been working to stop the worst virus outbreak in the Middle East, which has infected 1.2 million people and killed more than 56,000 people.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka-The Sri Lankan prison authorities have decided to release more than 100 prisoners sentenced to jail for failing to pay the fines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in crowded prisons.
By Saturday, 4,121 prisoners and 129 police officers in five prisons in different parts of the country had tested positive.
Sri Lanka’s prisons are overcrowded. There are more than 26,000 prisoners in the prison, which can accommodate 10,000 people.
Prison authorities said on Saturday that about 150 prisoners sentenced to jail for failing to pay the fine will be released under a special pardon announced by the government to ease the congestion in the prison.
Since December, the authorities have been releasing prisoners for various reasons.
Since October, two new outbreaks have occurred in Sri Lanka’s capital, Barumpo and its suburbs. At that time, two clusters emerged, one cluster was concentrated in garment factories and the other was concentrated in fish markets. The prison group later appeared.
On Saturday, the number of confirmed cases from the three groups increased to 43,525. Since March, the total number of positive cases in Sri Lanka has been 47,304 and 225 deaths.
Tokyo-Several local governments in Japan have requested emergency declarations, such as the statement issued by the Prime Minister of Japan to the Tokyo area to prevent the surge in cases of the corona virus.
The heads of Osaka Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture and Hyogo Prefecture in central Japan relayed their requests to the minister in charge of coronavirus measures in an online conference call on Saturday.
Yoshimura said that there is no immediate decision yet, but the government medical expert team will study the situation.
Japan’s state of emergency began last Friday in Tokyo and nearby Kanagawa prefectures, Itatama prefectures and Chiba prefectures, mainly requiring restaurants and bars to close at 8pm. This situation lasts for a month, but it can be extended.
Gifu Prefecture declared a month-long state of emergency on Saturday. Other states may follow suit.
Japan has recently had more than 7,000 new cases per day, while Tokyo’s daily cases have exceeded 2,000. Overall, Japan has confirmed more than 270,000 cases, including more than 3,900 deaths.
BEIJING-Chinese health officials said on Saturday that in China, the COVID vaccine has been vaccinated so far, and 9 million doses have been injected.
Zheng Zhongwei, an official of the National Health Commission, said at a press conference: “Ordinary people do not need to spend a penny.”
At a press conference nine days ago, this announcement eliminated confusion. Zheng said it was affordable, while another senior official, Zeng Yixin, said it would be free.
The cost will be paid by the National Medical Insurance Fund and the government fund. Since the start of driving to vaccinate medical and transportation workers and other major groups on December 15th, about 7.4 million shootings have been carried out, and the Lunar New Year is an important holiday in mid-February. Over 1.6 million photos have been taken in the previous months.
Vice Minister Zeng Qinghong said that the specific time for the WHO expert team to visit the virus is being determined, and Chinese experts will find a new coronavirus case in Wuhan for the first time by the end of 2019.
The head of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, expressed disappointment at the beginning of this week because China has not yet finalized the permission required for the visit. The two team members who are already on the way must turn back. Tedros said in Geneva on Friday that he expects the date to be set next week.
BEIJING-Chinese authorities are asking residents of two cities south of Beijing to stay at home for seven days as they try to contain the coronavirus outbreak. In the past week, more than 300 people have tested positive.
According to official notices on social media, the cities of Shijiazhuang and Xingtai in Hebei Province restrict people from entering their communities and villages and prohibit gatherings.
In the last 24 hours, Hebei has reported 14 newly confirmed cases, bringing the total number of this outbreak to 137. 197 other asymptomatic people were found and they also tested positive. China has not included asymptomatic cases in its confirmed count.
Beijing requires workers in Hebei to present a work certificate and a negative virus test in Beijing before entering the capital.
Mexico City-Mexico recorded a new high of coronavirus infections for the third consecutive day, with 14,362 newly confirmed cases and a record-breaking 1,038 deaths.
To date, the country has now more than 1.5 million infected people, and more than 132,000 people have died in the pandemic.
The country’s extremely low test rate means that this is an insufficient number, and official estimates indicate that the actual number of deaths exceeds 180,000.
Officials said that 6,623 people were vaccinated against the coronavirus on Friday, and the vaccination rate was similar to the previous few days.
Mexico has received only about 107,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine and has pinned most of its hopes on a cheap, easy-to-operate vaccine produced by CanSino in China, although the vaccine has not yet been approved for use.
San Diego-San Diego County is opening a so-called “vaccine super station”, which aims to vaccinate up to 5,000 medical workers with coronavirus every day.
The effort, which began on Monday, is one of California’s most ambitious attempts to date to accelerate the pace of vaccination. Governor Gavin Newsef said this week that this is not enough. Only about 1% of California’s 40 million residents have been vaccinated against the virus.
Medical staff from the University of California, San Diego will operate the workstation in a parking lot near the downtown baseball field.
The medical staff will stay in their vehicle when they are shot, and then be asked to stay at the scene for 15 minutes to prevent any allergic reactions.
MISSION, Kansas-The prison in Kansas has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and will be given priority in the next phase of vaccination.
Officials report that there are 5,320 coronavirus infections in the state’s prison system, including approximately 8,600 inmates. In addition, 1,076 prison staff have tested positive. Thirteen prisoners and four staff members died.
Governor Laura Kelly said on Thursday that prisoners will be vaccinated after health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities. She said that under the guidance of doctors and public health experts, prisons were prioritized.
The second vaccination phase will also prioritize key workers 65 and older, such as firefighters, law enforcement officers, meat packers, grocery store workers, teachers and childcare workers.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said that in the face of criticisms of the slow rollout of coronavirus vaccines, the state will provide vaccinations to the general public from next week, including those aged 75 or older. some.
The governor warned on Friday that initially, the supply of vaccines available to people other than medical staff and nursing home patients will be very limited.
Cuomo said a well-developed statewide distribution network will include pharmacies, a network of doctors and county health departments. There are 3.2 million New Yorkers newly qualified for vaccination, including teachers, first responders and public safety personnel.
When the announcement was made, many local officials thought it was time to distribute the vaccine to medical staff.
Bismeike, North Dakota-Governor Brent Sanford of North Dakota is quarantining his family after his wife tested positive for COVID-19. As the 2021 legislative session proceeds, he will Unable to perform his duties as the Senate. get on.
Sanford’s spokesperson Mike Nowatzki told the Simak Tribune that Sanford’s wife was asymptomatic and that Sanford planned to conduct his own COVID- 19 test.
Nowatzki said Sanford did not show any symptoms and is expected to return around the end of January.
Senate Majority Leader, Dickinson Republican Rich Wardner (Rich Wardner) said the senator did not show up near Sanford or meet with him.
Sanford participated in the joint legislative session on Tuesday, when Governor Doug Burgum delivered his State of the Union address. Nowatzki said Burgum is not a close relative of Sanford. Sanford always wears a mask and keeps social distance when sitting indoors.
Atlanta-Georgia has the lowest share of available COVID-19 vaccines managed by the state, but Governor Brian Kemp said that because some hospitals fail to report all the vaccines they provide, the data is seriously misleading.
Despite this, the Republican governor admitted on Friday that although Georgia has set daily records for patients hospitalized with respiratory diseases, the state is still working to promote vaccines.
Kemp said he was “not satisfied” with the effort. Georgia now has the capacity to administer 11,428 doses per day. At this rate, it will take more than two and a half years to vaccinate every Georgia resident.
Epidemiologist Amber Schmidtke reports the outbreak in Georgia every day, blaming this shocking start on “If Georgia did have such a plan, the planning and implementation of a mass vaccination strategy would be poor. She said that the state government needs to mobilize more resources instead of shifting all responsibilities to the 18 public health districts.
Even when the state allows people over 65 to be vaccinated from Monday, the struggle is still going on, causing the local health department to overspend.
CHICAGO-Some personal guidance at Chicago Public Schools will resume for the first time in a few months. On Monday, the mayor and head of the school warned teachers that their absence would have consequences.
The area provides families with options for students who choose pre-kindergarten and some special education programs. K-8 students can return on February 1. The date of high school students has not yet been determined.
It is estimated that there will be about 6,500 students on Monday, still a small part of the third largest region in the United States.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Friday, “Distance learning is not sustainable in the long term because it cannot serve every student equally, especially those young students who need additional help and support and cannot get help at all. A sustainable learning environment .”
The Chicago Teachers’ Union stated that many schools still carry the risk of coronavirus. Teacher attendance has been uneven this week.