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Live. Coronavirus Daily News Updates, March 31st. What do you know about COVID-19 in Seattle, Washington and around the world today?

The lawsuit, filed by Columbia Legal Services, calls for COVID-19 vaccines to be made immediately available to all inmates in Washington jails; The lawsuit alleges that the state refused to immediately vaccinate some 15,000 people in prisons where the infection rate is more than eight times higher than the general population, in violation of the US Constitution, which prohibits “severe and unusual punishment.”

According to more than 1 million Washingtonians who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 102 people in 18 counties have tested positive for COVID-19 more than two weeks after being vaccinated, according to the State Department of Health. The cases involved eight people who were hospitalized. The department said two deaths were also being investigated as possible “vaccine promotion” cases. Vaccine promotion cases, which, according to the department, are expected to go along with any vaccine, represent 0.01% of people who have been fully vaccinated և have reached the age of 1 February.

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Beyond the epidemic. London tourism prepares for a slow recovery

Following three national blockades, London’s tourist attractions and other hospitality businesses are preparing to reopen in mid-May. The earliest government says international travel may resume. But deep uncertainty remains over COVID-19.

The quarantine requirements, the travel restrictions that still apply everywhere, and Europe, which is battling a new wave of infections, are preparing for another bleak year.

The epidemic has hit the London tourism industry, where every seven workers work in the capital. With almost all of the hotel, attraction and leisure shopping cuts, industry investment in the London economy fell from ,7 15.7 billion ($ 21.6 billion) in 2019 to just 3 3 billion ($ 4.1 billion) last year, according to VisitBritain National Tourism Agency.

Even national treasures like the Tower of London have struggled. The historic Royal Palaces, which runs the tower and other heritage sites, said it expected a deficit of միլիոն 100 million ($ 137 million) due to COVID-19.

Many expect a slow recovery, especially since London has always been dependent on international tourism. More than half of consumer spending in the West End, home to bustling downtown shops, restaurants, pubs and theaters – usually comes from other European and other foreign visitors.

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– The Associated Press

China reports COVID-19 outbreak on Myanmar border

BEIJING – At least nine people tested positive for COVID-19 in the Chinese city on the border with Myanmar.

The Yunnan State Health Commission said in an online report that five Chinese nationals and four Myanmar nationals.

The town of Ruili, with a population of about 210,000, says all residents should be screened for COVID-19 and quarantined for a week. The residential area where the infections were found has been blocked.

The city has also ordered pressure on those who cross the border illegally, those who shelter those who organize such border crossings. It was not immediately clear how the outbreak began.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the government has stepped up its border control efforts, trying to stem the flow of people in both directions. Residents told the AP that government employees had been recruited to monitor the border.

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– The Associated Press

Macron will address the people as an epidemic wave in France

Paris (AP) – French President Emanuel Macron is expected to impose new restrictions on the virus in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening amid growing pressure to take bolder action to fight coronavirus hospitalizations.

According to a government official, who did not want to be named, the closure of all French schools and a ban on travel within the country were among his options.

Any such national move would be a departure from the government’s policy of recent months, which focuses on regional constraints. School closures in particular have been seen as a last resort.

A debate is scheduled in the parliament on Thursday, which will touch upon the situation of the virus and new measures.

“The situation in hospitals remains a key factor in our decision-making,” government spokesman Gabriel Atal said on Wednesday after Macron hosted a government coronavirus strategy meeting.

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– The Associated Press

Get informed within the last 24 hours

Another two million Washingtonians are eligible today for COVID-19 vaccines. Clinics are preparing for the influx of people. But if you meet this qualification, be patient. Demand exceeds supply. Here’s our guide to getting your vaccine, as well as possible side effects and how to administer it.

The Pfizer vaccine is safe for children under 12 years of age. The company announced today, laying the groundwork for possible shootings for students to return to school in the fall. The study also reported side effects.

0.01% of Washington residents tested positive More than two weeks after being vaccinated for COVID-19, the state said yesterday. Most people with “progress” cases in 18 states had mild symptoms, but two deaths were reported.

Without a shirt, shoes, sweatshirt, service? Vaccine passports are coming, և we are not ready, writes columnist Danny Westney.

Seattle residents who have been vaccinated They are waiting for the rest of the world to reach it, some think that receiving their vaccine has not eliminated the anxiety of the epidemic. “Again, concern is a real thing.” Here is how their lives changed, how they did not change.

– Chris Higginson


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