Europe passed the threshold of three million cases of Covid-19 coronaviruses on Thursday, and as the continuation of the epidemic is worrying, especially on the American continent, but also in Asia and Australia, many countries are tightening safety measures.
A total of 627,307 people, out of more than 15 million infected, have died from Covid-19 worldwide, according to information from the France press agency.
The situation on the American continent is especially worrying, especially in the south. The threshold of four million cases has been crossed in Latin America and the Caribbean, and more than 2.2 million have been reported in Brazil.
In Europe, MEPs threatened on Thursday that they would not confirm the heads of state and government's agreement on the seven-year budget unless it is "fixed", while 3,007,088 cases of Covid-19 and 206,714 deaths were officially reported in the region.
In Australia, which has so far managed to contain the epidemic, the state of Victoria recorded 422 new infections on Thursday. In the United States, more than 60,000 new cases were reported on Wednesday, the ninth day in a row.
About 10 million Tokyo residents have been invited to stay home since Thursday, the first day of a long weekend in Japan.
In India, authorities have cancelled the annual Hindu pilgrimage to Amarnat, for the first time in more than a hundred years.
In South Africa, there has been a 60 percent increase in the number of natural deaths in recent weeks, and experts believe that the number of deaths associated with coronavirus is significantly higher than official statistics.