UPDATE ON THE SITUATION – New measures, new reports and highlights: Le Figaro reviews the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Decline in pollution, new restrictions in China, Marianne Vos positive for Covid-19… Le Figaro It reviews the latest information on the Covid-19 pandemic on Saturday, April 16.
111,583 cases in 24 hours
According to official figures released on Saturday, the decline in Covid-19 contamination, which started in recent days, continues.
The French public health agency recorded 111,583 cases in 24 hours, about 14,000 fewer than the previous day and 30,100 fewer than a week ago. The average number of infections in the last seven days is 120,665 compared to 134,876 a week ago.
Reflux of hospitalizations
This decrease in infections is accompanied by a slight decrease in hospitalizations. Compared to the 23,474 patients hospitalized a week ago, there are currently 24,894 hospitalized patients, including 885 new admissions.
Of these patients, 1,630 are treated in intensive care units that treat the most serious cases. This is slightly less than the day before (1652) but still more than a week (1543).
The disease has claimed 45 lives in the last 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 144,122 more than two years ago since the outbreak began.
About 54.30 million French received at least one dose of vaccine (80.5% of the total population), and 53.39 million were fully vaccinated (79.2% of the total population). In addition, 40.69 million people received at least one booster dose.
Covid in China: new restrictions, tensions in Shanghai
China imposes restrictions on Xi’an (north) for four days starting this Saturday, while the country’s inflexible anti-Kovid policy has sparked a clash between residents and police in Shanghai.
China, which has largely contained the Covid-19 outbreak on its territory for two years, is facing the worst outbreak of the entire epidemic since last month. Tens of millions of Chinese are imprisoned in Shanghai, the economic capital and cradle of the automotive industry, especially in the northeast of the country.
The 13 million inhabitants were instructed not to leave their residences and to limit their movement. However, the city hall said companies can continue their operations but should opt for teleworking. Public places will also be temporarily closed, and restaurants will no longer be able to accommodate customers outside of delivery.
On Thursday, Shanghai residents clashed with police officers who had arrived to force coronavirus-positive people there to give up their apartments to isolate, according to several videos, a sign of growing discontent with the inflexible anti-Covid policy. Authorities isolate even those who test positive and are asymptomatic, placing them in quarantine centers. But they have been struggling to keep up with more than 20,000 new daily positive cases in recent days.
Paris-Roubaix Women: Marianne Vos positive for Covid-19 and the pack
Dutch Marianne Vos, who tested positive for Covid-19, announced on Saturday morning that her Jumbo team had withdrawn from the second edition of Paris-Roubaix Women before leaving Denain (Nord).
Three-time world champion Vos finished second in the first edition of the race last October. “The disappointment is huge. My world fell apart when I found out the result.The Dutch woman (34) who skipped the Amstel Gold Race Ladies last Sunday to better prepare for the Paris-Roubaix Women commented.
Three years later, the Coachella music festival continues in California
No masks, no health restrictions, but flower crowns and glittery make-up on the head: The famous music festival in Coachella, California kicked off Friday for the first time since 2019.
Brazilian Anitta caused a sensation on stage and paved the way for Snoop Dogg to perform.Mas Que Nadawith him – and Saweetie, and most importantly, with the highly anticipated Harry Styles.