Latest coronavirus: death toll in Italy exceeds 100,000
The North American box office is expected to have had one of his best weekends since restrictions began in March of last year when New York theaters reopened at limited capacity on Friday. US and Canadian box office revenues are estimated to have reached $ 25.5 million over the weekend of March 5-7.
People in the United States who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 can now visit the homes of other vaccinated people or even unvaccinated people who are at low risk of serious illness. Rochelle Walensky, director of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explained for the first time on Monday how life can change now that about 9% of Americans have been vaccinated.
Boris Johnson hosted the reopening of schools in England, calling it the first step in a “cautious but irreversible” return to normalcy. Johnson praised parents and students for the work they had done during the lockdown, and said there would now be “a concerted national agenda to restore education”.
New York high school students back to class this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. Students in ninth grade and up will be able to return to school buildings on March 22, essentially ending coronavirus restrictions on the largest school district in the United States.
Moderna has partnered with Baxter International to package nearly 100m of doses of its coronavirus vaccine in the United States this year. The Massachusetts-based company has agreed that Baxter BioPharma, which specializes in the production of vaccines, will provide “fill and finish” services for as many as 90 million doses of its jab.
European Medicines Agency considers whether to take further action one person died and another was seriously ill in Austria after receiving AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine. Both people had received injections of the same batch of vaccine.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the first lady Asmaa have tested positive for the coronavirus. The couple are in stable condition, the presidency said on Monday, and are expected to continue working in quarantine for two to three weeks.
Italy has approved the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for those over 65, become the last European country to give the green light to its use on the elderly after several countries initially worried about its effectiveness.