UPDATE ON THE SITUATION – New measures, new assessments and highlights: Le Figaro Provides an update on the latest developments in the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.
Finally, positive results for the Sanofi vaccine, “3.5 million» The French people must lose their vaccination card, over 5.9 million deaths worldwide… Le Figaro Provides an update on the latest information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
213 deaths, 66,833 new cases in 24 hours
According to Public Health France, 213 people died in the last 24 hours. 26,680 people (compared to 27,565 the previous day) are currently hospitalized, including 1,592 people who arrived today. 2,753 patients are being treated in intensive care – 177 entered Wednesday. 66,833 new cases were detected.
Positive results for the Sanofi vaccine
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced large-scale positive results Wednesday for its anti-Kovid vaccine, a project developed with British GSK that ended almost a year late after multiple delays. Laboratories seeking regulatory approval in the United States and European Union reported that this vaccine has been shown to be effective in preventing all hospitalizations due to Covid-19. They also reported slightly more than 50% efficacy against all infections causing symptoms.
After a week of indulgence,3.5 million » The French people lose their vaccination card
Those who are late are a “grace periodfor one week. However, the Ministry of Solidarity and Health said at a press conference on Tuesday, “3.5 million people will lose their card today or tomorrow», not taking a booster dose within a maximum period of four months after the last injection. When queried, DGS states: “New rules come into effect in TousAntiCovid“Tuesday morning.
European Union: new recommendations for travelers
The European Union (EU) member states have agreed to open more doors to tourists from third countries who are vaccinated or treated against Covid-19, adopting a proposal that will begin to be implemented from 1 March. They aim to take more into account the state of health of each traveler rather than their country of origin.
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In the recommendation adopted by the Ministers of European Affairs, “Member states must allow non-essential travel for persons vaccinated with an EU or WHO approved vaccine, recovered persons and all persons arriving from an EU-listed country.“According to the press release of the Council of the EU (the body representing the States).
However, for people vaccinated with a vaccine not approved by the EU but approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), member states may require the PCR test to be negative, just as for people who have recovered from contracting COVID-19. Vaccinated persons should have received a second dose or a booster dose at the latest nine months prior to their arrival. Recovered persons must have been infected with Covid within 180 days of their travel.
State of emergency in Italy to end on 31 March
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced on Wednesday that the state of emergency in Italy to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak will end on March 31. Aim, “reopen everything asapAfter more than two years of a health crisis, Mario Draghi said in a speech in Florence.
Italy, with a population of just under 60 million, has been severely affected by the pandemic since the beginning of 2020. To date, Kovid-19 has killed more than 153,000 people there, according to official figures.
The problem of anti-sanitary measures in Canada: Trudeau ends emergency measures prescribed in exceptional law
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday that the emergency measures envisioned in the state of emergency law that went into effect last week to end three weeks of anti-sanitary measures.
“We can see that we are no longer in an emergency. This is why the federal government is ending the Emergencies Act“, Justin Trudeau explained by stating that this cancellation should be valid”in the next hours“.
WHO expands access to mRNA vaccine technology to five countries
WHO on Wednesday expanded access to messenger RNA-based technology to produce vaccines in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Serbia and Vietnam to augment vaccine production centers against Covid. Candidacy of these countriesIt has been examined by a group of experts and has proven that they have the ability to absorb technology, and thanks to the targeted trainings, they pass to the production stage very quickly.“underlines a press release from the World Health Organization.
The announcement is part of the UN organization’s strategy to scale up the production sites of these so-called mRNA vaccines, which have proven to be among the most effective vaccines in the fight against the virus that causes Covid, and thus combat it as necessary. as effectively as possible against vaccine inequality These new partner countries will benefit from technology transfer from WHO’s headquarters in South Africa. Last week, the UN agency designated six African countries to host its production of mRNA vaccines.
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England: 15 billion lira fraud and error in Covid aid
British taxpayer”exposed to significant financial risks“Due to fraud and error”unacceptableAccording to the parliamentary report, government aid packages linked to the epidemic are expected to reach at least 15 billion liras.
Loss “must be at least £15 billion (approximately €18 billion, editor’s note) for all measures implementedIt was made by the British government during the pandemic, the Public Accounts Committee said in a report released Wednesday. “The lack of preparation and planning, along with weaknesses in existing systems, has led to unacceptable levels of error, waste, loss and loopholes exploited by scammers that will deprive taxpayers of billions of dollars.‘, said Meg Hillier, head of this commission.
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California: truck drivers have a “convoy » Anti-sanitary restrictions on Washington
Several hundred drivers and demonstrators, opposing the health measures implemented in the United States against Covid-19, gathered in Southern California on Wednesday morning.convoyIn the direction of the American capital, 4200 km away. The organizers arepeople’s convoyBacked by many conservative anti-vaccine and anti-mask organizations, he planned to arrive on the outskirts of the capital Washington on March 5 for a show of strength.
“It’s time to reopen the countryAccording to these emulators of Canadian demonstrators who blocked the capital, Ottawa for more than three weeks after a similar convoy, they advertise on their website that the amount of donations received reached more than $460,000 on Wednesday morning. “It’s time for elected officials to work with American workers to restore freedom“adds manifest specifically calling”end of national emergency“Decided by the government to combat Kovid-19 and”restoration of the constitution“, According to them, he did not comply with the health measures.
Vaccination call to North Korea
A UN human rights expert on Wednesday urged the international community to provide millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines to North Korea, where drastic health measures have exacerbated the food crisis.
Claiming to have recorded no cases on its territory since the start of the pandemic, North Korea is more reclusive than ever since it closed its borders in 2020 to protect itself from the coronavirus.
Slovakia lifted restrictions
The government said on Wednesday that Slovakia will authorize all restaurants, hotels, aquatic centers and gyms to accept customers without the Covid-19 vaccine from Saturday, stressing that the contamination rate in this country has decreased. 2021 one of the highest in the world.
Iceland lifts latest restrictions
The government announced on Wednesday that Iceland will join the list of countries that have lifted all restrictions against Covid-19 from Thursday to Friday, despite still a large number of cases.
This decision, taken in line with the schedule for the gradual lifting of anti-virus measures, set by the executive, which will take effect at midnight on Friday, concerns both domestic measures and border controls. “We are returning to normal life, but the virus is still among usPrime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir said after a government meeting in Reykjavik.
Hong Kong urgently authorizes medical personnel in mainland China to practice on its territory
The Hong Kong government urgently authorized doctors and nurses from mainland China on Thursday to practice on its territory, fearing to see the healthcare system overwhelmed. “Big increase in new Covid-19 cases detected every day”. Hong Kong, whose legal system is different from mainland China, “a legal framework” Thus, the Chinese central government “provides the necessary emergency support (…) more effectively and quickly”The city government said in a statement.
More than 5.9 million dead worldwide
The pandemic has officially killed at least 5,904,193 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report by AFP. Europe is currently the region with the highest number of cases in the world, with 6,782,141 cases in the last seven days (56% of the world total), followed by the Asian region (2,723,055 cases, 22%). In absolute terms, the United States has the most deaths (939,201), ahead of Brazil (645,420), India (512,622) and Russia (347,816).
WHO estimates that the impact of the pandemic could be two to three times greater than officially determined, taking into account the excess mortality rate directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19.