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More than 20,000 Chinese villagers are moved to quarantine sites as a preventative measure

January 14, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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More than 20,000 citizens from 12 villages in the Gaocheng District of the Chinese city of Shijiangzhuang have been relocated to quarantine sites as a preventative measure against Covid-19, according to Chinese state media.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II received the coronavirus vaccine on Thursday, as the country started rolling out inoculations to certain parts of the population, a statement from the Royal Court said on Twitter.

Covid-19 cases in Africa have now topped 3 million and daily cases have surpassed the peak of the first wave, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The WHO said that the new variant of the virus first discovered in South Africa is "accounting for most of the new infections during the second wave. " 

Moeti called on all African countries to "increase testing and sequencing of the virus to swiftly spot, track and tackle new COVID-19 variants as soon as they appear. " 

The UK is battling a new variant of the coronavirus, and officials are warning that the country's health service is on the verge of being overwhelmed in some places.

Covid-19 caused a significant jump in the US death rate in the second quarter of 2020, according to early estimates released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

Last week, statisticians for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told CNN that Covid-19 was likely the third leading cause of death in the US in 2020.

The number of coronavirus fatalities in Germany is "very worrying," the head of the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases (RKI) said Thursday, as the country reported its highest single-day pandemic death toll of 1,244.

Sixteen new coronavirus cases associated with the variant from the UK and four new coronavirus cases associated with the variant from South Africa have been detected in the country.

A recent Covid-19 cluster in South Korea has been linked to a religious group gathering in North Gyeongsang Province, according to the country's Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

KDCA Deputy Director Kwon Joon-wook said a total of 713 people linked to the gathering at the BTJ Center for All Nations have tested positive for Covid-19.

South Korea has recorded a total of 70,728 Covid-19 cases as of Thursday, according to the KDCA.

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