122 dead in 24 hours, 20,498 hospitalized patients

UPDATE ON THE SITUATION – New measures, new reports and highlights: Le Figaro Provides an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vaccination imperative in Guadeloupe leads to more than 50 conventional ruptures, Macron challenges Xi over Covid’s impact on French in China, figures for the day… Le Figaro Provides an update on the latest information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic on Tuesday, May 10.

122 dead in 24 hours, 20,498 hospitalized patients

According to Public Health France, 122 people died from Covid on Tuesday. 20,498 patients are currently hospitalized (versus 28,835 on Monday). 1167 patients came in the last 24 hours. 1364 patients are treated in the intensive care unit.

Vaccination imperative in Guadeloupe leads to more than 50 conventional ruptures

In Guadeloupe, 54 people whose employment contracts were suspended for refusing to be vaccinated against Kovid-19 have been terminated, AFP learned from authorities on Tuesday.

SEE ALSO – Covid-19: Two new subspecies of Omicron at the start of a new epidemic peak in South Africa

At the end of 2021, facing urban violence in the French West Indies, crystallized around the imperative to vaccinate caregivers, the government mediated and suspended unvaccinated medical staff in Guadeloupe and Martinique. This humiliating measure was not enforced anywhere else on French soil. According to this report from the authorities, 1,150 of the 17,500 people subject to this vaccination obligation in Guadeloupe have been suspended.

160 suspended staff requested support“, stated Florus Nestar, who was responsible for piloting this humiliating device dedicated to staff who rejected the obligation to vaccinate against Covid-19, which ended in April.

Macron challenges Xi over Covid’s impact on French in China

Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, “Chinese President Xi Jinping”relieve worries“Impressed by the anti-Covid restrictions, the French stated the Élysée after a phone call between the two leaders. During this 1h30 exchange, the Head of State”France expressed its solidarityWith China, which is facing the worst wave of epidemics in two months since the first epidemic in early 2020.

He has “He urged the Chinese authorities to take into account the concerns of French society, in particular the maintenance of the air link to France, the permitting of travel to airports and the protection of the best interests of children whatever the circumstances. them from their parentsMany French are subject to restrictions imposed on the entire population in several provinces, notably Shanghai, where there are about 7,000 French people who have been imprisoned since April, and Beijing, where travel is limited and many public places are closed.

China’s zero Covid policy ‘not sustainable’

Zero Covid policy advocated with the highest level of strength in China to try to combat the pandemic”not sustainable“, confirmed the WHO chief on Tuesday, confirming that he is meeting with Chinese experts.

When we talk about the zero Covid strategy, we do not think it is sustainable given the current and future behavior of the virus (…) it is very important to switch to a different strategy.“, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared during a press briefing organized by the World Health Organization in Geneva.

» SEE ALSO – According to WHO, the Covid-19 outbreak killed between 13 and 17 million people by the end of 2021

.