Protests continued in Canada, Erdogan tested positive

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

Protests continue in Canada

Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec: Anti-sanitary protesters in Canada, some of whom occupied the federal capital’s city center for a week, gathered on Saturday to demand that restrictions be lifted.

Part of a trucker movement in the west of the country, this protest turned into an occupation of Ottawa: For eight days, the streets in front of Parliament and below the offices of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were occupied by dozens of trucks and demonstrators.

As many as 2,000 people could join the truckers on the streets of Ottawa, according to police, who awaited a thousand counter-protesters. Organizers assured AFP they were expecting tens of thousands of people.

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WHO chief and Chinese premier discuss Covid-19

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced on Saturday that he had met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to discuss the still-blocked investigation into the origins of Covid-19, and in particular the pandemic.

I am happy to meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. We discussed Covid-19 and the need for an aggressive vaccine equity effort to vaccinate 70% of the population this year.Tedros tweeted, visiting Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

This is the WHO chief’s first visit to China since January 2020, weeks after the first coronavirus patients were detected in the city of Wuhan.

Vaccination is mandatory in Austria

Austrians over the age of 18 must be vaccinated against Covid-19 from Saturday under the penalty of hefty fines, a measure unprecedented in the European Union.

The government, unlike its European partners, has decided to take the hard road despite criticism. “No other country in Europe follows us on mandatory vaccination.“Condemns Manuel Krautgartner, who is engaged in politics against health rules in Linz (north).

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Turkish President Covid positive

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday that he tested positive for Kovid-19 without serious symptoms. HE IS “mild infection” East “Due to the Omicron variantThe 67-year-old president tweeted.

The Turkish president received his third dose of Kovid vaccine last June. Turkey, with a population of about 85 million, has recorded about 12 million cases of Covid-19 and about 90,000 deaths from coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

Hong Kong infection record

“Despite its policy, Hong Kong registered a record number of new daily Covid-19 cases on covid‘, officials announced.

According to official figures, 351 confirmed cases were counted on Saturday, the fifth day of the Lunar New Year holidays, the highest since the start of the pandemic.

Health Minister Sophia Chan urged Hong Kongers to stay at home to slow the spread of the virus and said sewer testing revealed that the virus had already been detected in most of the city.

Pollution boom in French Polynesia

The number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in French Polynesia in the past seven days has quadrupled in one week, according to figures released Friday by the local Department of Health.

It listed 579 active cases on 28 January versus 2,080 on 4 February. The incidence rate now stands at 753 per 100,000 people, versus 317 per 100,000 the previous week.

The spike in the number of contaminations has not yet affected the number of people admitted to the French Polynesia Hospital Centre, where only five people, including one in intensive care, have been hospitalized for Covid.

More than 5.7 million dead

The pandemic has officially killed more than 5,723 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report by AFP at 11:00 GMT on Saturday.

In absolute terms, the US is ahead of the country with the most deaths (902,182), Brazil (631,802), India (501,114) and Russia (334,743).