The coronavirus news of Monday 4 October in real time
October 4, 2021
India towards the 500 thousand victims of Covid
According to official data, almost 500 thousand people in India have lost their lives after contracting the coronavirus. This was announced by the New Delhi Ministry of Health, updating the total number of Covid-19 patients dead to 448,997, with an increase of 180 victims compared to the previous day’s toll. Instead, there are more than 33 thousand infections since the beginning of the pandemic, 20,799 in the last 24 hours.
Japan, Kishida appointed premier after Suga resigns due to Covid mismanagement
Fumio Kishida, 64, was officially named premier by the lower house of the Japanese parliament. In the next few hours, the head of the government is expected to announce his list of ministers. Kishida got 311 votes, against 124 votes from the main opposition leader, Yukio Edano. There was also a large margin for the chamber with 141 votes against Edano’s 65. The outgoing government led by Yoshihide Suga, 72, resigned in the morning after only a year in office, overwhelmed by the great unpopularity of the premier for the mismanagement of the health crisis due to Covid and for having wanted to keep the Olympics costs at all and Paralympics this summer.
Football, Fifa: “Good decision in London on vaccinated players”
FIFA welcomed the UK government’s decision to allow vaccinated players the opportunity to represent their countries in upcoming World Cup qualifiers and return from a red-listed country with customized quarantine conditions. . “We have worked closely with London, the Football Association and the Premier League to find a reasonable solution, in everyone’s interest, and we believe this is a much more desirable solution for the situation the players faced in September.” , writes Fifa.