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PARIS: Daily world deaths from Covid-19 exceeded 18,000 for the first time in a recent commemoration of its deadly impact as countries continued to tighten borders Wednesday in their fight against new strains of bacteria.

As vaccines are seen as the only real opportunity to return to normalcy in the coming months, tensions have also erupted between the European Union and the drug company AstraZeneca over the provision of inoculation.

Several countries are currently setting new or revised limits in the face of the fact that so far disease-carrying measures have declined, especially with the new diversity being spread. The first major outbreak of the virus in Britain has now spread to 70 countries, says the World Health Organization, with one found in South Africa being found in 31 countries.

In total, the number of cases worldwide has now exceeded 100 million and an estimated 2.2 million people have died from the virus since the outbreak in China in December 2019. 18,109 people died registered on Tuesday, a new record.

While necessary, waves of closures and closures have led to significant economic losses and outrage in other countries, including recent riots in the Netherlands and clashes between protesters and security forces in Lebanon.

Britain, the worst-affected country in Europe and the fifth-largest country in the world with more than 100,000 deaths, announced new hotel-segregation laws on Wednesday for citizens. UK citizens and permanent residents flying from 22 countries considered to be "high risk" from Covid-19 members must stay in hotels for ten days, Interior Minister Priti Patel told authorities. The 10-day closure will cost the British return $ 1,500 ($ 2,060, 1,697 euros), with food cooked at the bedroom door and security guards in charge, according to media reports.

France has considered whether to impose a third national shutdown as the government acknowledges that current borders, including overnight stays, were inadequate. President Emmanuel Macron reportedly over the weekend approved the new closure, but the government decided to wait a few days to review the details of the new infection and admission to the hospital. Travel to Finland slowed to a halt on Wednesday as new borders began to operate, while Portugal suspended all flights to Brazil.

In Latin America, 16 million Peruvians will go on a two-week ban covering a third of the country at the end of January.

Russia's capital, Moscow, has been on the move, announcing on Wednesday a further reduction in the number of health conditions.

Hong Kong has begun using the "ambush" to abruptly shut down and test everyone in the neighborhood where the cases have been used, while in Wuhan, dead coronavirus relatives say they are being pressured by Chinese authorities.

The rift between the EU and the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca has highlighted growing pressure on politicians over the release of a controversial vaccine.

With AstraZeneca informing the EU that it could only provide a quarter of the vaccine it had promised in the first three months of the year, the European Union had been pushing for it to "fulfill its obligations".

The line-up threatens to put the EU and Britain at a crossroads in the aftermath of Brexit as they both insist on getting what they are promised.