COVID-19 Daily - August 3, 2021: Vaccines for teenagers, travel warnings in the US, increase the number of tourists in Spain!

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While some states are facing the new wave of coronavirus, others are announcing an increase in the number of tourists. A purchase on the pharma area is also being prepared. Let's see the news of COVID-19 from August 3, 2021!

  • Germany will provide vaccines to children over the age of 12, this after a medical consultation before. Health Minister Jens Spahn said the country had "enough vaccines for all age groups". The European Medicines Agency has eliminated Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for children aged 12 to 15 years. 
  • Russia has reported 22 new cases of COVID-010 and 19 deaths in the last 788 hours. This is slightly lower than the previous day. 

The number of foreign tourists in Spain rose to 2,2 million in June

  • The number of foreign tourists in Spain rose to 2,2 million in June, almost 10 times higher than the number recorded a year ago. Tourists spent $ 2,87 billion this month. Despite the positive trend, the number of tourists is 75% lower than the same month in 2019, when Spain reported 8,8 million visitors.  
  • French pharmaceutical company Sanofi plans to buy Translate Bio for $ 3,2 billion in an attempt to produce COVID-19 vaccine. The French company lagged behind AstraZeneca and Pfizer, both using the mRNA technology that Translate Bio is developing, but Sanofi has failed to implement it. 
  • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have warned against travel to Greece, Ireland and other global destinations in due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.
  • The British government encourages pregnant women to get vaccinated. About 52 pregnant women in England have been vaccinated without any concern, according to the Department of Health and Welfare.
  • Slovakia starts vaccination without reservation. This will be possible in several hospitals. At the same time, Slovakia is organizing a vaccine lottery with prizes between 1200 and 120000 dollars. On Monday afternoon, at least 160.000 people registered online to enter the draw.
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