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Portugal is the second EU country with the highest number of new daily infections.



According to the statistical website Our World in Data, Portugal is the second country in the European Union with the highest number of new daily SARS-CoV-2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last week and the 20th country in the world.

Over the past week, the country has registered an average of 203 new cases per day, which is only surpassed by Cyprus, with an average of 520 new cases.

After Portugal in this indicator are Spain (157), Luxembourg (98), Ireland (88), Greece (69) and Denmark (58). The Union countries with the lowest number of new cases are further east: Romania and Poland, with an average of two new cases every day, Hungary and Slovakia (four new cases), Germany (six cases) and Austria (seven cases).

Although the United Kingdom is not a member of the European Union, it is among the countries on the European continent with the highest number and an average of seven days out of 360 new cases.

The average number of new cases in the last seven days in the European Union is 39 and 49 in the world.

Among the rest of the world with a population of over one million, Portugal is ranked 20th on a list led by Mongolia (666 new cases daily), Namibia (618), Colombia (538) and Cyprus.

In terms of new deaths in the past seven days, in the European Union only Romania (5.01), Latvia (1.89) and Bulgaria (1.17) exceed 01.

Portugal has an average of 0.39 new deaths in seven days, lower than the European Union average of 0.6.

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In the rest of the world, Paraguay (16.6 new deaths per day), Namibia (14), Colombia (11.8), Argentina (10.54) are the countries with a population of more than one million that are in the worst position.

In terms of vaccinations, Portugal has 37.5% of the population fully vaccinated, according to data updated Sunday in Our World in Data, slightly above the European Union average of 34.8%.

In terms of daily doses of vaccine administered per 100 inhabitants, Portugal is the country with the highest EU average of 1.75 doses.

Within the Union, it is in Portugal that the higher prevalence of the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant among genetically sequenced samples – 73.8% – rises to 97.53% in the United Kingdom.

According to the latest estimate by France Presse, the covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 3,980,935 deaths worldwide as a result of more than 183.7 million infections with the new coronavirus.

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 17,117 people have died and 890,571 cases have been reported in Portugal, according to the General Directorate of Health.

The respiratory illness is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, discovered at the end of 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently variants identified in countries such as the UK, India or South Africa.

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The Prime Minister of Finland danced at a private party, and the opposition does not forgive it | celebrities



Finland’s prime minister is back in the spotlight this week, again for reasons other than her leadership style. In a video posted on social media, Sanna Marin dances and sings with a group of friends. As a result, opposition party leaders are demanding that the 36-year-old government official undergo a drug test, and argue that such an attitude is not appropriate for a government official.

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Suitcases containing the remains of two children sold at auction in New Zealand



New Zealand police said the remains of two children were found in suitcases bought at an auction in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.

Inspector Tofilau Faamanuia Waaelua said that the bodies of the victims, aged between five and ten years, were probably hidden for several years in two suitcases of the same size.

“The nature of the discovery makes the investigation challenging, especially given the time that has elapsed between death and discovery,” Waaelua said.

The family found the bags after purchasing a trailer full of items sold in bulk from a warehouse, with an official stating that the family in question was unrelated to the death but “understandably distraught at the find.”

Police, who also called Interpol, are searching the trailer for other household items and personal items to identify the victims.

The warehouse and property where the bags were found were thoroughly inspected by a forensic team.

“We are doing our best to identify the victims” in order to bring to justice the perpetrator or perpetrators of the deaths of these children, Waaelua said.

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Arctic. The next point of tension with Putin after the war in Ukraine? – Observer



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Svalbard is an icy archipelago with a population of less than 3,000 and it is essential to carry weapons when leaving the cities due to the risk of polar bear attacks. It is the northernmost permanently inhabited region on the entire globe. And this is also Achilles’ heel of NATO in the Arcticwhat did you once call it Professor of Security Studies.

Formally, Svalbard is under the sovereignty of Norway, but thanks to a century-old treaty, many other countries have the right to exploit its natural resources. In particular, Russia, which has been mining in the region for years, often employs Ukrainian workers, mostly from the Donbass. In the abandoned city of Pyramidyou can still find a bust of Lenin and slogan which says: “Communism is our goal.”

Entrance to the abandoned city of Pyramiden, where Soviet mines worked for decades.

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