© Reuters. Students stay in class as they resume their studies at ITC Di Vittorio – ITI Lattanzio secondary school as cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) spread across the country and new laws are enacted as part of government efforts to support
By Clara-Laeila Laudette and Elias Biryabarema
MADRID / KAYUNGA, Uganda (Reuters) – Co-era children flocked to school in various countries on Monday as Omicron’s tensions escalated and tackle champion Novak Djokovic’s wrestling career exposed global hopes for a vaccine.
Although Omicron is more dangerous than in previous waves, it has forced more than 305 million cases worldwide over a two-year strike that refuses to go away. About 6 million people have died.
There are indications, however, of the decline in diversity in southern Africa that was first reported in November, even though it is leading to new waves from India to the United States and a proliferation of the best health systems in Europe.
In Spain, as in other countries suffering from severe drug shortages affected by COVID-19, one expert predicted the disappearance of these problems within weeks.
“Spain has several weeks – especially in all of January – of rising cases …
A former World Health Organization (WHO) official saw that it could not be worse than Omicron could be.
“Epidemics do not end with the increase but are small waves as many have contracted the virus or vaccinated,” he said. “After the Omicron we don’t have to worry about anything other than the small waves.”
THE WORLD SCHOOL TO BEGIN
In Uganda, students were returning Monday to schools that had been closed for the past two years in the wake of a far-reaching academic outbreak caused by a coronavirus.
This helped to eradicate the epidemic – with only 153,000 people and 3,300 deaths registered in East Africa – but the government estimates nearly one-third of students will now never return for a number of reasons, from poverty to middle class.
“We had our ups and downs,” says 16-year-old Rachael Nalwanga, returning to class excitedly as some of her peers worked to help their families or to have children.
“I’m happy to be back in school. It has not been easy to be safe at home for so long, but thank God,” said Reuters in Kayunga town.
After the Christmas and New Year holidays, classes were re-established Monday in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and other parts of Germany. Teenagers have encountered a number of paths ranging from wearing a mask and parents not being allowed to cross the gates.
New Italian law stipulates that if there are two cases in the classroom, students who have recently received a vaccine or a recent incentive may stay, and if there are three or more, they switch to distance learning.
Experts say the Omicron threat did not come to Europe, whose well-paid health systems were on the rise because the increased levels of COVID-19 lead to a reduction in the number of workers and patients.
Britain, with over 150,000 deaths, began using the military to support the National Health Service and keeping its major healthcare company vigilant to provide much-needed support for cancer operations as conditions worsen.
Spain was also bringing in retired physicians, while the Netherlands is making changes to allow patients but asymptomatic workers to continue working. In Italy, the plight of about 13,000 HIV-positive health workers has been exacerbated by non-vaccination.
ANTI-VAXX HERO DJOKOVIC
Vaccine agents were pleased with Serbia’s 1st national tennis court Djokovic, who was released from a refugee hotel on Monday after winning an Australian stay in the 21st Grand Slam.
Djokovic, a staunch anti-vaxxer, was suspended from the airport for non-medical release which could allow him to play in the upcoming Australian Open. But one judge ruled that it was absurd and ordered that he be released.
There were also political tensions in France, with Stephane Claireaux, a member of LREM President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling party, claiming he had been attacked over the weekend by protesters protesting against COVID-19.
Australia, which was relatively safe, exceeded 1 million COVID-19 cases, more than half a week ago, when the Omicron threatened the country.
India, too, has seen an eight-fold increase in daily morbidity over the past 10 days, although hospitals were much lower than in the past under the Delta brand.
About half a million people have died since the plague in India, a country of 1.4 billion people. Indian officials say they secretly expect the daily outbreak to exceed the 414,000 people diagnosed in May.