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Ugandan politician Bobi Wine has said the military took control of his house on Friday, the day after he stood in the national election against the incumbent president Yoweri Museveni. The 38 year-old is Mr Museveni’s main rival and is particular popular with the country’s youth, leading the regime to target him and his supporters during the presidential campaign. Although the final results will not be released until Saturday afternoon, Uganda’s electoral commission said Mr Museveni, who has ruled the country for 35 years, was leading Mr Wine by 62 per cent to 29 per cent, with roughly half of all votes counted.
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More than 3 million people in England were vaccinated against coronavirus in just over a month, new figures show. A total of 3,189,674 Covid-19 jabs were administered in the country between December 8 and January 14, according to provisional NHS England data released on Friday. It marks a rise of 279,647 on Thursday’s figures, meaning almost 280,000 people were inoculated against the disease in 24 hours.
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A U.S. judge approved the sale of shares in Venezuelan-owned refiner Citgo's parent company to pay Canadian gold miner Crystallex a $1.4 billion judgment for expropriation of its assets, even as the Treasury Department blocks the sale of the shares. Venezuela's opposition, which took control of Citgo Petroleum Corp last year after Washington sanctioned its parent company, state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA, had unsuccessfully sought to have a ruling in favor of Crystallex thrown out, and later asked the court to delay the sale.
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SAO PAULO — Hospital staff and relatives of COVID-19 patients rushed to provide facilities with oxygen tanks just flown into the Amazon rainforest's biggest city as doctors chose which patients would breathe amid dwindling stocks and an effort to airlift some of them to other states. As heavy rain poured down Thursday in Manaus, Rafael Pereira carried a small tank containing five cubic meters of oxygen for his mother-in-law at the 28 de Agosto hospital. He didn’t want to be interviewed because of his stress, but he looked relieved when the tank — which he said would aid her breathing for an additional two hours — was taken inside. Health workers at the Hospital Universitario Getulio Vargas took empty cylinders to its oxygen provider in the hopes there would be some to retrieve. Usually, the provider picks up the cylinders and brings newly refilled ones. Despairing patients in overloaded hospitals waited as oxygen arrived to save some, but came too late for others. At least one of the cemeteries of Manaus, a city of 2.2 million people, had mourners lining up to enter and bury their dead. Brazilian artists, soccer clubs and politicians used their platforms to cry for help. Brazil's air force said in a statement late Thursday that it had dispatched two planes with 18 tons of oxygen cylinders from Sao Paulo, with more planned to follow. The local government’s oxygen provider, multinational White Martins, said in a statement that it was considering diverting some of its supply from neighbouring Venezuela. It wasn't immediately clear whether this would be sufficient to address the spiraling crisis. “Yes, there is a collapse in the health care system in Manaus. The line for beds is growing by a lot — we have 480 people waiting now,” Brazil’s health minister Eduardo Pazuello said in a Thursday night broadcast on social media. “We are starting to remove patients with less serious (conditions) to reduce the impact.” Hospitals in Manaus admitted few new COVID-19 patients Thursday, suggesting many will suffer from the disease at home, and some may die. “My grandmother died today because of lack of oxygen," Mayline da Mata, 30, told The Associated Press outside one Manaus hospital. "My grandmother, 84 years old, couldn’t survive. She needed 15 litres per minute, and there wasn't enough.” Developing nations' medical facilities often lack the reliable supply of oxygen that's found in wealthy Europe and North America, where hospitals treat oxygen as a fundamental need and it is delivered in liquid form by tanker truck and piped directly to the beds of coronavirus patients. But even i n Los Angeles this month, a surge of coronavirus cases overwhelmed medical staff, created a shortage of oxygen and led to a directive to ambulance crews to stop transporting patients they can’t revive in the field. The strain in Manaus prompted Amazonas state's government to say it would transport 235 patients who depend on oxygen but aren't in intensive care units to five other states and the federal capital, Brasilia. “I want to thank those governors who are giving us their hand in a human gesture,” Amazonas Gov. Wilson Lima said at a news conference earlier Thursday. "All of the world looks at us when there is a problem as the Earth’s lungs," he said, alluding to a common description of the Amazon. "Now we are asking for help. Our people need this oxygen.” Governors and mayors throughout the country offered help amid a flood of social media videos in which distraught relatives of COVID-19 patients in Manaus begged for people to buy them oxygen. Federal prosecutors in the city, however, asked a local judge to pressure President Jair Bolsonaro's administration to step up its support. The prosecutors said later in the day that the main air force plane in the region for oxygen supply transportation “needs repair, which brought a halt to the emergency influx.” Friday morning, many of Bolsonaro's critics alleged that his administration had failed in its responsibility to foresee and prepare for the shortage, and called for a pot-banging protest in the evening under the hashtag #BrazilSuffocated. Bolsonaro told supporters outside the presidential residence that his government had done its part by providing resources and means, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported. The air force said in a separate statement Thursday night that it was deploying two planes to transport patients along with medical teams, starting Friday. The U.S Embassy in Brasilia also confirmed it had received a request from the federal government to support the initiative, without providing details. Local authorities recently called on the federal government to reinforce Manaus' stock of oxygen. The city’s 14-day death toll is approaching the peak of last year’s first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, according to official data. In that first peak, Manaus consumed a maximum 30,000 cubic meters (about 1 million cubic feet) of oxygen per day, and now the need has more than doubled to nearly 70,000 cubic meters, according to White Martins. “Due to the strong impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the consumption of oxygen in the city increased exponentially over the last few days in comparison with a volume that was already extremely high," White Martins said in an emailed statement to AP. "Demand is much higher than anything predictable and ... continues to grow significantly.” The company added that Manaus’ remote location presents challenging logistics, requiring additional stocks to be transported by boat and by plane.. The governor also decreed more health restrictions, including the suspension of public transportation and establishing a curfew between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The new measures challenged protesters who on Thursday carried Brazilian flags through the streets. Lima, once seen as an ally of Bolsonaro, has faced criticism from supporters of the conservative president for imposing new restrictions aimed at stemming the virus' recent surge. Bolsonaro has downplayed risks of the disease, saying the economic fallout of the pandemic will kill more than the virus. His son Eduardo, a lawmaker who chairs the international relations committee in Brazil's lower house, was one of the many conservatives who in December egged on their supporters to disobey local restrictions on activity. Park of the Tribes, a community of more than 2,500 Indigenous people on the outskirts of Manaus, went more than two months without any resident showing COVID-19 symptoms. In the past week, 29 people have tested positive for the coronavirus, said Vanda Ortega, a volunteer nurse in the community. Two went to urgent care units, but no one yet has required hospitalization. “We’re really very worried,” said Ortega, who belongs to the Witoto ethnicity. “It’s chaos here in Manaus. There isn’t oxygen for anyone.” ___ Biller reported from Rio de Janeiro. AP photographer Edmar Barros and AP videojournalist Fernando Crispim contributed to this report from Manaus. Mauricio Savarese And David Biller, The Associated Press
Portugal began the first day of a new lockdown on Friday with businesses closed and most people confined to their homes, although parents were able to take their children to school. Schools will remain open this time around, but some parents were nervous about the decision, which Prime Minister Antonio Costa said was based on studies showing that schools were not a major point of contagion. Portugal reported a record 159 COVID-19 deaths on Friday and cases reached their second-highest level since the start of the pandemic at 10,663.
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The Europe medical plastic market was valued at US$ 6,434. 3 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 11,792. 8 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7. 9% during the forecast period of 2020-2027.New York, Jan. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Europe Medical Plastic Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Type and Application" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06004167/?utm_source=GNW Medical plastics are made from a huge number of macromolecules, which are utilized to produce consistent and safe instruments in the healthcare industry.They are remarkably long-lasting, supple, and economical. The performance, sterility, and quality of these tools is a major factor for market expansion.Medical plastics find a broad range of applications in diagnostic instruments, implants, disposables, drug delivery devices, surgical instruments, syringes, and catheters. The global population is projected to increase in the coming years.With the increasing population, diseases and infections are rampantly overspreading through several mediums. The rising geriatric population further enhances the development of the healthcare sector. Moreover, medical plastics are also exploited in prosthetics, and it offers a life-changing solution for physically disabled people. Based on type, the medical plastic market is segmented into standard plastics, engineering, plastics, high performance plastic (HPP), silicone, and others.In 2019, the standard plastic segment dominated the Europe medical plastic market. Based on application, the Europe medical plastic market is segmented into medical disposables, prosthetics, medical instruments and tools, drug delivery, and others. In 2019, the medical instruments and tools segment accounted for the largest share in the Europe medical plastic market. Geographically, the Europe medical plastic market is segmented into Germany, Italy, Russia, France, the UK, and Rest of Europe.Germany accounted for the largest share of the Europe medical plastic market. Germany is heavily contributing to this market since it is known as the manufacturing hub.The production and innovation of medical plastic applications have consistently risen for a decade. A recent study showed that innovation in drug delivery has been accelerating across Europe, especially in Germany.The research has successfully proved that there has been an average innovation increase of 4% in Germany. Increasing demand from drug delivery applications coupled with other applications—such as medical disposables, prosthetics, and medical instruments and tools—has further fuelled the growth of the market. Celanese Corporation, Eastman chemical company, GW Plastics, Orthoplastics Limited, Aran Biomedical, Rochling, SABIC, Saint-Gobain, Solvay, and Dow are among major players present in the Europe medical plastic market. Overall size of the Europe medical plastic market has been derived in accordance to primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market. Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants who take part in such a process include industry experts, such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants, such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders specializing in the Europe medical plastic market. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Plastic Market In Europe, Italy is the hardest-hit country by the COVID-19 outbreak.It is expected to suffer an economic hit due to a lack of revenue from various industries, as Italy recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases. Other member states have implemented drastic measures and travel restrictions, including partially closing their borders. This is anticipated to impact the market growth in Europe. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06004167/?utm_source=GNW About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. __________________________ CONTACT: Clare: email@example.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
New Delhi [India], January 15 (ANI): The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday wrote a letter to Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and extended full support for the nationwide covid vaccination drive starting from Saturday.