COVID-19 Daily - September 8, 2021: the pandemic dramatically reduced the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria; The US has exceeded 40 million cases; Italy begins administration of the third dose

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The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc in Europe and around the world. Many countries are already facing wave five, as is the case in Spain, and other countries are facing a lack of vaccine doses.

  • With 588 new cases in the last 24 hours, The Czech Republic reported the highest number of daily cases of COVID-19 from May 25. Prime Minister Andrej Babis has stated that he does not envisage imposing new restrictions.
  • Despite media speculation, British Health Secretary Sajid Javid says new lockdown in October in the UK it is excluded. After the country reopened, Javid said he hadn't even considered it as an option.
  • The pandemic has dramatically reduced the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, found a new study by the Global Fund. According to the report, approximately 4.7 million people were treated for TB in 2020, almost one million less than in 2019.

4 out of 5 16-year-olds in the UK have been completely vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • A coalition of 1.500 environmental groups are calling for the postponement of this year's COP26 summit which will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, because the pandemic will make participation in the conference uneven, as poorer countries are struggling with access to vaccines. The UN refused.
  • Sweden is due to lift all COVID-19 restrictions on 29 September. The country has vaccinated over 62% of its population.
  • Italy will start administering the third dose of vaccine - to those "vulnerable" to the virus - this month, as announced by the Italian Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza.
  • The United States has exceeded 40 million cases - more than the entire population of California.
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