Last minute of the coronavirus | Mallorca advances its curfew at 22:00

The coronavirus pandemic that started in the Chinese city of Wuhan has registered in the last 24 hours more than 634,000 new cases and more than 12,300 deaths, with which it has reached a total of 68.2 million infected people around the world, according to the balance published this Wednesday by Johns Hopkins University, one of the main organizations in charge of monitoring the pandemic.

The global number of deaths from covid-19 stands at 1,556,816. More than 43.9 million people have managed to overcome the illness caused by the virus.

United States has registered in recent weeks the worst case data of the entire pandemic, that raise the accumulated to 15.16 million infections. The fatalities from covid-19 on US soil rise to 286,229.

In the case of India, the second most punished country in the world, the downward trend in the infection rate continues. So far it has more than 9.73 million cases and accumulates 141,360 deaths.

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Brazil it remains in third position of this classification that is configured from the data of 191 countries and territories with cases of coronavirus. The South American giant has registered more than 6.67 million cases and 178,159 deaths.

For its part, Russia counts 2.49 million positives and 43,674 deaths, while France, located in fifth position, has so far registered 2.36 million infections and 56,453 deaths.

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20:41 – The accumulated incidence in 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants continues the downward trend and stands at 193.26 compared to the 215.10 recorded last Monday.

It is the first time that it has fallen below 200 since August 28, the date on which this incidence was 189.61 and there is still far from the goal set by Health of 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The Basque Country and Cantabria are the communities with the highest cumulative incidence in 14 days, 286.67 and 270.02 cases per 100,000 inhabitants respectively, followed by La Rioja (267.99), Asturias (264.18) and Aragón (254.61).

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20:30 – The Pentagon will distribute a first batch of 44,000 doses of the vaccine against covid-19 starting next week and will give priority to thousands of emergency and medical personnel, as well as the United States military leadership.

In a call with the press, the Defense Department announced that it could begin administering 44,000 doses of Pfizer's vaccine next week, if, as expected, its use in the United States is approved in the next few days.

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20:01 – ASTURIAS | The Asturian hospitality industry, which has been closed since November 4 due to restrictions to stop the covid-19 pandemic, will be able to reopen from next Monday, December 14, although it will not be able to serve in bars and will have to guarantee a distance two meters between tables. Also from that day on they will be able to reopen shops over 300 meters with a capacity of 30 percent, after the small stores could already open on November 25.

In addition, next Monday the night curfew is expected to be delayed from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and the reopening of gyms with a capacity limitation of 30 percent, while the university teaching activity should continue to be at a distance.

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19:42 CASTILLA-LA MANCHA | The Government of Castilla-La Mancha, through the General Directorate of Public Health, has confirmed 714 new cases of coronavirus referring to Monday and Tuesday and 25 deceased.

By provinces, Toledo has registered 288 cases, Ciudad Real 160, Albacete 115, Guadalajara 82 and Cuenca 69, as reported by the Board in a press release.

The cumulative number of cases since the start of the pandemic is 92,535. By provinces, Toledo accumulates 35,451 cases, CCiudad Real 21,693, Albacete 15,168, Guadalajara 10,953 and Cuenca 9,270.

19:14 – LA RIOJA | La Rioja has reported four more deaths from coronavirus, according to the latest data provided by the Government of La Rioja. For its part, in the last hours they have been notified 69 new infections. In addition, active cases have dropped from 601 yesterday to 533 this Wednesday (68 less) and hospital pressure drops slightly with 86 admitted, two less, in the different Riojan centers.

19:02 – The autonomous communities have notified this Wednesday to Ministry of Health 9,773 new cases of coronavirus, 2,305 of them diagnosed in the last 24 hours. This is a lower figure than the 9,331 on the same day the previous week.

Health registers 9,773 new coronavirus infections since Monday and 373 deaths

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18:34 – UNITED KINGDOM | The United Kingdom has confirmed this Wednesday 16,578 new infections of covidd-19, compared to the 12,000 registered during the previous day, at the same time that it has managed to reduce the number of deaths due to the disease, 533 compared to more than 600.

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18:12 – VALENCIAN COMMUNITY | The Valencian Community has registered 37 deaths from coronavirus since the last update, five of the residents, and 1,527 new cases, while there are 1,173 people hospitalized, 15 more than last Monday, of which 243 of them in the ICU, according to data from the Ministry of Health.

18:04 – CANADA | Canadian health authorities gave authorization on Wednesday for the use of the covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer, so Canada will begin receiving the first doses of the serum in the next few days.

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17:58 – PORTUGAL | Portugal has registered a new rebound in the number of coronavirus cases, after exceeding 4,000 positives in 24 hours, the same day it came into force the last extension of the state of emergency, which is valid in principle until December 24.

Specifically, the Portuguese General Directorate of Health has reported this Wednesday of 4,097 additional positives, to a total of 332,073 since the start of the pandemic. At least 5,192 patients have lost their lives, 70 more than on Tuesday, while 504 remain in intensive care units.

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17:39 – EXTREMADURA | A thousand people have died from coronavirus in Extremadura since the beginning of the pandemic, a figure that has been reached after adding four deaths this Wednesday, in a day in which they have been registered 86 new positive cases and the number of hospitalized has increased.

To the 996 people who died in the region due to coronavirus until last day, a total of four were added this Wednesday, two men and two women, so Extremadura reaches a thousand deaths from covid-19.

17:28 – A study of the Foundation to Fight AIDS and Infectious Diseases has ruled out hydroxychloroquine as a preventive treatment for SARS-COV-2 infection for healthcare personnel, concluding that it is not "effective" as a prophylaxis against the virus.

This is a study led by doctors Josep Maria Llibre and Boris Revollo, from the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, more specific than the one carried out on the same drug by epidemiologists Bonaventura Clotet and Oriol Mitjà, whose conclusions also revealed the ineffectiveness of the drug for covid-19.

A trial rules out hydroxychloroquine as an effective prophylactic treatment

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17:19 – ITALY | Italy has added 499 deaths from coronavirus in the last twenty-four hours, a high figure but the lowest in the last month, and new infections continue to decline, although with almost 13,000 since yesterday, the Italian Ministry of Health confirmed today. The last 499 deaths, the lowest number since November 9, increase the balance to 61,739 fatalities.

A total of 1,770,149 people have been infected in the country since the beginning of the crisis, in mid-February, and the last 12,756 have been confirmed on the last day, the smallest increase since mid-October.

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17:13 – LAST HOUR | The European Medicines Agency (EMA) denounced on Wednesday having been the target of a "cyberattack" and announced the "immediate opening of an investigation" in collaboration with the Dutch police, since its headquarters are in Amsterdam since last year, when Brexit came into force.

On a short note, the agency declined to share "Additional details while the investigation is ongoing”And did not report whether this incident has affected the ongoing review of the conditional marketing authorizations for the Covid-19 vaccines developed by the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna.

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17:05 – CANARY ISLANDS | The Canary Islands have registered in the last 24 hours a total of 202 new cases of coronavirus that raise the number of infected in the islands since the pandemic began to 22,487, according to the balance of data from the Regional Government Health Department.

16:41 – LAST MINUTE | The Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, said this Wednesday that before the end of the year the Government will regulate the VAT exemption for covid-19 vaccines and for PCR, and has added that these diagnostic tests will not bear VAT if their acquisition is for private consumption.

In the press conference after the Council of Ministers, Montero recalled that the vaccine it will not be in the commercial distribution channel, because it will be free for all citizens.

"(Vaccines) are only available to Member States and public health services, so that priority is given to vaccination of vulnerable groups and the access does not depend on the level of income of the citizen ", has affirmed.

The Government Spokesperson and Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero. (EFE)

16:28 – The Government of the Canary Islands will enable the use of antigen tests for the health control of international travelers upon arrival in the archipelago.

The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has signed the decree that will come into effect tomorrow after its publication today in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands.

For access to the archipelago from abroad, PCR (RT-PCR) and PCRs (RT-PCR) are admitted as diagnostic tests for active infection by SARS-COV-2. rapid antigen detection tests according to its corresponding approval.

16:02 – The president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has ratified that, if the bgood epidemiological evolution in the Community -the incidence continues to decline-, its Executive hopes to improve the situation of the hotel industry, although he has stressed that the "recommendation" that a maximum of two family units meet at Christmas gatherings will not change to try to avoid a third wave.

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15:36 – LAST MINUTE | The President of the Government of Ceuta, Juan Vivas (PP), will sign this Wednesday a decree with which it will extend the current mobility and social activity limitations until December 20, which will only make it more flexible regarding the night curfew, which will begin this Thursday at 11:00 p.m. instead of at 22:00 and will last until 06:00.

15:13 – ASTURIAS | The Ministry of Health has reported this Wednesday the death of eleven people due to the coronavirus, in a day in which 104 new cases have been detected and there have been 42 admissions to hospital centers.

Regarding hospitalizations, 37 have occurred in the plant and 5 in the Intensive Care Units (ICU). In addition, 17 discharges were registered. Currently, in the Principality there are 588 hospitalized patients with confirmed or suspected coronavirus and another 129 affected people remain in the ICU.

15:04 – The nightlife of the Valencian Community has celebrated this Wednesday the "oxygen balloon" that means for the sector to be able to reopen to carry out catering and hospitality activities compatible with its license or authorization during daytime hours.

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This has been expressed by the sector after the Generalitat Valenciana has given the green light to its reopening in daylight hours, through a resolution published in the DOGV, which comes into force this Wednesday.

14:59 – The Government has no evidence that there have been transfers of irregular immigrants from the Canary Islands to the Peninsula without authorization and makes it clear that all migrants who reach the Spanish shores are subjected to PCR tests within a few hours of arriving in Spain.

This has been assured this Wednesday the spokeswoman for the Executive, María Jesús Montero, in the press conference after the Council of Ministers when asked about the criticism of the Andalusian Government for the arrival "by surprise" and without control of 200 immigrants to Granada or the complaint of the SUP police union that hundreds of migrants they are relocated without PCR.

14:54 – The Government spokesperson, Meritxell Budó, said this Wednesday that the health authorities and Civil Protection "are just evaluating" whether to allow shopping centers to open given some "worrying" crowds that have occurred in recent days.

The 'consellera' of the Presidency and spokesperson for the Government, Meritxell Budó. (EFE)

In the usual press conference after the weekly meeting of the Consell Executiu, which this time was held on Wednesday, Budó referred to agglomerations that have occurred in areas such as the center of Barcelona. "These images are natural but worrying, because we are not in a normal situation. We must all become aware of it," he said.

14:34 – The vice president of the Community of Madrid, Ignacio Aguado, has asked the Madrilenians "common sense" when going to the Sierra if the parking lots are complete as well as to go to "less saturated" areas.

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After the images of this collapsed Sierra Bridge, the Madrid leader has argued that it is necessary to try "to be prudent" and has emphasized that the region has "a spectacular cultural and gastronomic offer" so that not all plans have to occur in the Sierra.

14:27 – BALEARIC ISLANDS | The Epidemiology service of the Balearic Government has notified the Ministry of Health this Wednesday 189 new cases of covid-19, 176 discharges and no deaths, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Thus, the Balearic Islands is located in 26,382 accumulated cases and 426 deaths since the pandemic began.

In the last 24 hours, 3,207 tests have been carried out to detect covid-19, of which 162 have been positive. This yields a positivity rate of 5.05 percent. In all these months, the Balearic Islands have carried out 656,729 coronavirus diagnostic tests.

14:01 – The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has signed this Wednesday a decree that will allow international travelers to come to the Canary Islands with the antigen test as an alternative to PCR. The decree will enter into force this Thursday, December 10, one day after its publication in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands, scheduled for this Wednesday.

With this, it will regulate the health control of international passengers using as a legal resource the perimeter closure of the islands, but in this case not to harden access but to facilitate it.

13:47 – LAST HOUR | The Minister of Finance and Government Spokesperson, Maria Jesus Montero, has reported this Wednesday, after the meeting of the Council of Ministers, that the vaccines and tests for covid-19 will be exempt from VAT, as approved by the European Union.

13:42 – The Community of Madrid has more than 900 installations where he could vaccinate against coronavirus and does not rule out that the campaign can also be undertaken in pharmacies.

The vice president of the Community of Madrid, Ignacio Aguado, talks with the president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso. (EFE)

These would be Primary Care centers, hospitals and other health centers authorized at the time by the Ministry of Health, as indicated in the press conference after the Governing Council, the vice president, Ignacio Aguado. This figure could continue to expand and the Madrid leader has not ruled out that it could be vaccinated in pharmacies, although he has left the decision in the hands of the Ministry of Health.

13:40 – CASTILLA Y LEÓN | Castilla y León has a total of 131,049 positives for coronavirus, of them 142 new, the lowest since August 5, along with 24 new fatalities -19 of them, in hospitals and five, in residences- and a total of 18,372 hospital discharges, 46 of them new, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health.

Statistics for this Wednesday record 19 deaths in hospitals. A total of 3,907 deaths in this area have been reported so far in the Community. For its part, the hospital discharges of patients who were admitted with covid-19 already reach 18,372, after adding another 46 in the previous 24 hours.

13:24 – LAST MINUTE | The Balearic Government will advance the curfew at 10:00 p.m. in Mallorca due to the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic.

At a press conference after the Government Council, the president of the Balearic Executive, Francina Armengol, has indicated that the situation in Mallorca "is not good and is getting worse". For this reason, the Armengol team has decided to advance the curfew – currently it is at 00.00 hours – in Mallorca because, according to the president "one of the situations where there is more contagion is with social relaxation."

13:24 – MURCIA | The number of new cases of coronavirus in the Region of Murcia has stood at 58 in the last 24 hours – almost half that of the previous day -, in a day in which two people have died, a man and a woman of 96 and 97 years, respectively, both from Murcia.

Thus, the number of deaths registered by this disease in the Community amounts to 639, according to the data offered by the corresponding Epidemiology Service this Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. The total number of people affected by covid-19 in the Region of Murcia since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 55,303 cases.

13:05 – LAST HOUR | Just 24 hours after Margaret Keenan, 90, went down in history as the first person in the world to have been vaccinated against coronavirus With the dose created by Pfizer and BioNTech, the British authorities have advised this Wednesday that, "as a precautionary measure", people with a "significant history" of allergic reactions do not use this antidote, recently approved in the United Kingdom, after register two cases of allergic reactions among members of the British National Health System (NHS, for its acronym in English).

UK recommends that allergy sufferers do not get vaccinated when registering two cases of reactions

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"As is customary with new vaccines, we advise, as a precautionary measure, that people with a significant history of allergic reactions do not receive this vaccine after two people with a history of significant allergic reactions responded negatively yesterday," he highlighted in a statement NHS Medical Director Stephen Powis.

13:04 – EUSKADI | The Basque Country has registered 76 deaths with covid-19 as a direct cause in the week from November 30 to December 6, five less than the previous week. In addition, during the day of this past Tuesday 450 new positives in coronavirus have been detected, which is 81 more than the previous day, but the positivity rate remains at 5.5%.

13:00 – ANDALUSIA | Andalusia adds this Wednesday 366 cases of coronavirus, the lowest figure since August 18, according to data from the Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), which counts 37 deaths, four more than the day before and 50 less than seven days ago.

Andalusia adds its lowest number of infections since August 18 and scores 37 more deaths

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In addition, the community reduces this day about 20 points its incidence rate of covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days to 169.9, below the 250 that the Ministry of Health qualifies as "very high risk."

12:30 – LA RIOJA | La Rioja has notified four deceased more for coronavirus, according to the latest data offered by the Government of La Rioja. For its part, active cases have dropped from 601 yesterday to 533 this Wednesday —68 less— and hospital pressure drops slightly with 86 admitted — two less — in the different Riojan centers. Specifically, the deceased are three women and one man, all of advanced age and with risk factors. Two resided in centers for the elderly.

12:30 – Researchers led by San Carlos Clinical Hospital of Madrid They have created a tool that calculates the risk of dying for coronavirus patients on a scale of 1 to 4, taking into account a series of variables.

The researchers established for the work several factors associated with mortality from which they have created the electronic calculator with the aim that any health care provider "wherever they are" and regardless of the resources of the center can determine what type of patient they are facing. and being able to make decisions about your treatment. "

12:14 – THE MOST SEARCHED ON GOOGLE IN 2020 | The pandemic has made Google searches related to the coronavirus and confinements have been the most common in Spain during this year 2020, along with other current issues such as the presidential elections in the United States.

'Coronavirus' was the most searched term in Google during 2020, both in Spain and internationally, while 'classroom' was the third most frequent term for Spanish users due to the urgency of remote education due to the health emergency, as reported in this year's Google search trends report.

12:10 – The president of the Junta de Castilla y León, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, announced this Wednesday that the Community's perimeter closure is being studied, between December 10 and 23 —from December 23 to January 6, it was agreed at the CISNS—, while calling for greater coordination between the autonomous communities and the central government and define and specify the concept of "close friend".

This has been stated in the interview with RNE, where it has recognized that the most restrictive measures that were agreed in the Community on November 6, and that led to the closure of the hotel trade, gyms and shopping centers, along with the " effort "of all, have managed to reduce the cumulative incidence of covid-19 from 900 cases to 300 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

12:08 – ARAGON | The Government of Aragon has counted 109 cases of coronavirus throughout yesterday, Tuesday, and two deaths, while the people recovered on this day have been 665, according to the information collected on the website of the regional Executive.

This page reflects provisional data on new infections, which for this Tuesday, November 8, have risen to 62 in the province of Zaragoza, with two deaths and 440 people recovered; in Huesca, there have been seven new cases and 163 discharges, and in Teruel 37 positive and 58 recovered.

11:23 – The director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, has published together with his team a letter in the journal 'The Lancet' in which he defends the management that has been carried out in Spain against the coronavirus, although he has criticized the politicization of the pandemic.

And, as they remember, the fact that Spain suffered the second wave of coronavirus infections before, compared to other European countries, has generated a series of "criticisms" about the public health response that has occurred in Spain.

Fernando Simón defends the management of covid-19 in Spain and criticizes politicization

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For this reason, Simón and his collaborators lament in the article that the politicization and an "unfortunate climate of confrontation" that is permeating the different sectors, is causing effective crisis communication to be a "challenge" and, moreover, it is "probably "Harming response efforts against covid-19.

11:10 – The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has asserted this Wednesday that the term 'close friend', in relation to the possibility of meeting with them this Christmas between December 23 and January 6, generates "confusion" and believes that "it is difficult to explain to citizens."

The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez Almeida. (EFE)

"For those of us who are jurists, we are aware that the term family has a certain indeterminacy. But I think it does not have the same darkness as the term close friends. We are all aware of which relatives we have been dining with on New Year's Eve or eating at Christmas" manifested by the mayor of the capital after the signing of the Employment Plan in Cibeles.

10:53 – CATALONIA | Catalonia has registered 351,906 accumulated confirmed cases of coronavirus until this Wednesday – 319,894 with a PCR test or antigen test -, 879 more than in the count on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat reported through its website.

Catalonia scores 879 coronavirus infections and no deaths in the last 24 hours

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The total death toll stands at 16,218, the same as those registered on Tuesday: 10,029 in a hospital or social health center, 4,337 in residence, 962 at home and 890 that are not classifiable due to lack of information. As for the patients currently admitted, the figure stands at 1,583, which represents an increase of nine compared to the last count.

10:46 – The coronavirus pandemic has left in the last 24 hours in Russia 26,190 new cases and 559 deaths, bringing the total to more than 2.54 million infected people and more than 44,000 fatalities, as reported by the Russian center responsible for the fight against the virus.

10:31 – The results of an internal analysis of the phase III trial carried out by the University of Oxford with the AZD-1222 vaccine, reviewed by external experts and published in the journal 'The Lancet', have shown that the vaccine is safe and effective in preventing Covid-19 is symptomatic and protects against serious illness and hospitalization. (See here the conclusions of the study)

The Oxford vaccine is effective and prevents serious cases, according to an analysis in 'The Lancet'

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Internal analysis of effectiveness was based on 11,636 participants who developed 131 symptomatic infections from phase III trials conducted by the University of Oxford in the UK and Brazil. As announced on November 23, the vaccine shows an efficacy of 70.4 percent in the prevention of the disease caused by the coronavirus, in its symptomatic form, after more than 14 days after receiving two doses of the vaccine.

10:21 – The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has maintained this Wednesday that they hope to be able to vaccinate against coronavirus "in record time" and it will begin in January by elderly residents, toilets and people who are "on the front line."

Ayuso intends to vaccinate "in record time" and will begin in January for seniors and health workers

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Así lo ha señalado en una entrevista en Telecinco, donde ha recordado que esta misma tarde el Ministerio de Sanidad y las autonomías se reunirán para abordar la cuestión.

10:04 — NAVARRA | Navarra registró este martes 86 nuevos casos positivos de coronavirus, una cifra superior a la registrada el día anterior en el que se detectaron 66 casos, según los datos provisionales publicados por el Gobierno foral.

Este martes se realizaron en la Comunidad un total de 1.057 pruebas, entre PCR y test de antígenos, lo que arroja una tasa de positividad del 8,1%. Esta cifra también es superior a la del lunes, cuando la tasa de positividad se situó en el 4,9%.

10:04 — La Comunidad de Madrid activará a partir de este miércoles seis nuevos dispositivos para la realización de test de antígenos dentro de las zonas básicas de salud (ZBS) que responden a las áreas sanitarias con mayor transmisión del coronavirus en la región.

Las pruebas arrancarán en la Zona Básica de Salud de Parque Loranca, en el municipio de Fuenlabrada, y en San Martín de la Vega, en la zona básica bajo el mismo nombre. El jueves 10 de diciembre será el turno de la ZBS de Opañel, en el distrito madrileño de Carabanchel; mientras que el viernes 11 de diciembre, los test empezarán a realizarse en la ZBS de Jazmín, en el distrito de Ciudad Lineal.

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Ese mismo día se pondrá en marcha el dispositivo en la ZBS de Andrés Mellado, en el distrito de Chamberí. Por último, el sábado 12 de diciembre se realizarán los test de antígenos a los vecinos de la ZBS de El Pozo del Tío Raimundo, en el distrito de Puente de Vallecas.

Cola para realizarse los tests de antígenos en el centro de mayores de la plaza de la Remonta, en el distrito madrileño de Tetuán. (EFE)

Será requisito "esencial" para que el ciudadano pueda realizarse el test de antígenos haber recibido un mensaje de texto en su teléfono móvil, indicando la hora a la que tiene que acudir. Las pruebas se harán por día y Zona Básica de Salud, entre 1.500 y 2.000 personas, para evitar esperas innecesarias y aglomeraciones.

09:39 — Los jóvenes identificados por la Ertzaintza tras celebrar la noche del pasado lunes al martes una fiesta en la hospedería de un convento de Derio (Bizkaia) podrían recibir hasta cinco sanciones por persona, además de enfrentarse a una denuncia por parte de los propietarios por destrozos en el establecimiento, según ha detallado este miércoles el viceconsejero de Seguridad del Gobierno Vasco, Josu Zubiaga, en una entrevista en Radio Euskadi.

Un total de 67 jóvenes fueron identificados por la Ertzaintza tras celebrar una fiesta en la hospedería San José, un hospedaje anexo que ofrece el monasterio de Las Clarisas en Derio, a un cuarto de hora de Bilbao.

09:09 — La pandemia del coronavirus ha dejado en las últimas 24 horas en Alemania 20.815 casos nuevos y 590 muertos, con lo que bate su récord diario de decesos, según el balance publicado este miércoles por el Instituto Robert Koch, la agencia gubernamental alemana encargada del control de las enfermedades infecciosas.

Alemania bate récord con 590 muertes en 24 horas y los 'Länder' piden un "confinamiento duro"

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08:52 — La mejora de la situación epidemiológica en Melilla por la pandemia del coronavirus ha llevado a la ciudad autónoma a publicar una nueva orden que aminora algunas de las restricciones, entre ellas la posibilidad de celebrar eventos públicos y privados dos meses después y la ampliación del horario comercial.

La orden, emitida por la Consejería de Economía y Políticas Sociales, responsable del área de Salud Pública, ha sido publicada este martes en el Boletín Oficial de Melilla (BOME) y en ella también se autoriza la reapertura de espacios culturales y la ampliación de aforos en determinados espacios. Sin embargo, se mantienen las medidas anticovid establecidas para el sector de la hostelería.

08:39 — La Agencia para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades de Corea del Sur ha informado este miércoles de 686 nuevos casos de coronavirus, lo que supone la segunda cifra diaria más alta de contagios desde que se confirmó el primero de ellos el pasado mes de enero.

08:06 — La hermana del líder norcoreano, Kim Yo-jong, criticó con dureza unas recientes declaraciones de la ministra de Exteriores surcoreana, Kang Kyung-wha, en las que puso en duda las cifras de contagiados de coronavirus reportadas por Pionyang y aseguró que podría "pagarlo caro".

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Kim, vicedirectora primera de departamento en el partido único norcoreano, rompe meses de silencio —no había realizado ninguna declaración pública desde julio— con este breve y duro mensaje publicado hoy por la agencia de noticias estatal KCNA.

08:00 — La provincia china de Sichuan, que ha registrado el último de los pequeños rebrotes de covid-19 en el país asiático, con siete casos, ha iniciado una vacunación "de urgencia" que cubrirá hasta dos millones de personas con alto riesgo de infección, informa hoy la prensa oficial.

China vacunará "de urgencia" a 2 millones de personas tras un rebrote de 7 casos

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Según el diario estatal 'Global Times', que a su vez cita al rotativo regional 'Sichuan Daily', las autoridades sanitarias de la provincia esperan terminar con esta campaña de vacunación antes de que finalice el año.