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The coronavirus pandemic has caused more than 462,000 cases during the last day in the world, bringing the total closer to the 105 million infections, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, one of the main monitoring bodies for covid-19. The center also calculates that there are 58,306,378 of recovered people of disease all over the planet.

The United States continues to appear as the most affected country in total figures, with 26.6 million infections and 455,733 dead, followed by India, with 10.8 million and 154,823 deaths; and Brazil, with 9.39 million and 228,795 deceased, respectively.

(GUIDE | Measures in Madrid: curfew, confined areas and limits)

11:15 – CATALONIA | The number of patients admitted for covid in Catalan ICUs has decreased for the second consecutive day, which confirms that it has exceeded the peak of critical patients In this third wave, an improvement that begins to be transferred to a smaller number of deaths, although yesterday there were still another 96 deaths from SARS-CoV-2.

According to the data of the epidemic indicators updated this Friday by the Health department, today there are 2,642 infected people with covid-19 admitted to Catalan hospitals, 108 less than the previous day, of which 718 are critical in ICU, six less than yesterday.

The decrease in ICU patients in Catalonia continues, but adds 96 more deaths


11:02 – LAST MINUTE | The National Police investigates the complaint presented by the Ministry of Health by the alleged robberies and sabotage suffered by the Isabel Zendal Emergency Hospital and plans to view the cameras and take statements from those responsible the center and the workers.

The Police review the cameras and take testimony to investigate the robberies in Zendal


09:57 – The Official Gazette of the Community of Madrid (BOCM) you have already published the order in which the extension becomes effective from four to six of diners allowed on outdoor terraces in restaurants in the region from this Friday.

The maximum occupancy per table inside the establishments is maintained in four people. The previous orders have also been modified to specify that the mask will be mandatory for all people in the hotel and restaurant establishments "except at the specific time of consumption of food or beverages", although it maintains the restriction of activity until 9:00 p.m. 00 hours.

Finally, you specified that premises "must ensure adequate ventilation by natural or mechanical means ", in line with the guide for ventilation approved last week by the Community Executive.

Several people in one of the terraces in the center of Madrid. (EFE)

09:32 – NAVARRA | Navarra registered 225 new positive cases of covid-19 this Thursday, which represents a slight decrease compared to the 229 detected the previous day. Yesterday, a total of 3,248 tests were carried out in Navarra, between PCR and antigen tests, which yields a positivity rate of 6.9%, according to provisional data from the Government of Navarra.

Over the last week, 253 on Thursday (7.1%), 196 on Friday (5.6%), 182 on Saturday (6.4%), 161 on Sunday (5 , 4%), 191 on Monday (6.2%), 167 on Tuesday (4.9%) and 229 on Wednesday (6%).

08:56 – From tomorrow Estremadura give a some trade relief which will reopen on Saturdays. It will do so until 2 p.m. and it extends the closing hours from Monday to Friday until 6 p.m. New measures when the community has managed to lower the incidence from 1500 to 900 cases. The closure of all its municipalities continues and the hotel industry can only provide services at home or to collect at the premises.

Bars and restaurants that from Monday in Catalonia will have one more hour to give breakfast and lunch. They will reopen the gyms and give more freedom of movement by establishing a district closure and not by municipalities. Looser restrictions also in Madrid. It increases the number of people who can meet on the terraces from four to six and is going to study the possibility of delaying the curfew until midnight as well as extending the meetings in the homes.

08:40 – The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, retracted this Thursday for the first time on the benefits that he has repeatedly promoted of chloroquine, accepted that the drug can be a placebo against the covid and said: "At least I didn't kill anyone."

Bolsonaro recants the use of chloroquine: "At least I didn't kill anyone"


08:37 – Second Weekend with closed cities in Valencian Community | At 15 hours this Friday The perimeter closure of the sixteen cities of the Valencian Community with more than 50,000 inhabitants begins to be applied for the second consecutive weekend, of which you will not be able to leave or enter Without just cause until 6 in the morning on Monday, a measure that affects 46% of the population, more than 2.3 million inhabitants.

This perimeter confinement affects the five large cities in the province of Valencia (Valencia, Torrent, Sagunto, Gandia and Paterna), at nine in Alicante (Alicante, Alcoi, Benidorm, Elche, Elda, Orihuela, Petrer, San Vicent del Raspeig and Torrevieja) and both from Castellón (the capital and Vila-real).

Two health workers carry out PCR at the gates of the La Fe field hospital. (EFE)

08:35 – China's health authorities have detected this Thursday 48 new cases of coronavirus, of which 20 have presented symptoms, six of them of local transmission and 14 from abroad.

Of the new patients with local contagion, five have been reported in Heilongjiang province and one in Shanghai, where they have also been counted nine imported cases.

08:33 – Germany has exceeded the threshold of 60,000 deaths from coronavirus after adding more than 850 deceased due to covid-19 during the last 24 hours, according to data provided by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the government entity in charge of the control of infectious diseases.

Germany adds 855 deaths from coronavirus and already exceeds 60,000 deaths

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08:26 – France continues to rule out a new confinement. The Prime Minister of France, Jean castex, has ruled out again this Thursday the imposition of a new confinement to stop the spread of COVID-19 infections, but has warned about "easing the restrictive measures" in force in this sense.

France rules out another lockdown, but warns about the expansion of the British variant

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08:16 – The Government of the United Kingdom has announced that on February 15 the mandatory quarantine order in hotels for ten days enters into force for travelers arriving from more than 30 countries considered risk areas due to the incidence of the coronavirus.

UK: quarantine in hotels for travelers arriving from risk areas will begin on 15-F

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08:13 – The American pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has applied to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States for authorization for the emergency use of its candidate for a vaccine against covid-19, which only requires a single injection.

Johnson & Johnson asks the US for emergency use of its covid vaccine

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08:00 – Good morning! The cumulative incidence of coronavirus continues to decline and the vaccination continues to progress steadily, which for Health is a favorable evolution of the pandemic, although Spain has not yet left the maximum risk threshold and the pressure in the ICUs remains unchanged.

However, the downward trend in infectionsDespite an increase in deaths, it has encouraged some autonomous communities to slightly relax the current restrictions, extend the perimeter closure and the hours of the hotel business.

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