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In France, 172 deaths from the new coronavirus have been recorded in the past 24 hours.
A total of 73,049 people have died since the start of the epidemic.
The number of patients hospitalized for Covid-19 has crossed the 26,000 mark, the highest since December, of which nearly 3,000 are in an intensive care unit.
Faced with the threat of foreign variants, which are more contagious, Jean-François Delfraissy, the president of the Scientific Council, explained that containment was the only solution.
He speaks of "critical week" and returns the ball to the executive.
President Joe Biden reimposes a ban on entering the United States on Monday for most non-American citizens.
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13 cases of Covid-19 identified in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong ends this Monday morning the confinement of a neighborhood, the first ordered by the authorities since the start of the pandemic, which has made it possible to identify 13 cases of Covid-19 out of the 7,000 inhabitants tested, sparking a debate on the effectiveness of such a measure.
Over the weekend, the police were deployed to cordon off an underprivileged and densely populated neighborhood of about 150 buildings where outbreaks have recently appeared.
Officials went door to door to force residents to be tested.
Of the approximately 7,000 tests performed, only 0.17% were positive for the new coronavirus.
Entry restrictions into the United States.
President Joe Biden is restoring entry restrictions to the United States on Monday, in particular for foreigners who have stayed in Great Britain and South Africa, where more contagious variants of the coronavirus have appeared.
The ban on entering the United States will apply to most non-American citizens who have visited Britain and much of Europe, as well as Brazil and South Africa, a said a White House official.
Reconfinement: nothing will be decided before Wednesday, ensures the Elysee.
While press reports indicate an imminent reconfinement, the Presidency of the Republic ensures that "nothing has changed" in the calendar of the executive.
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"It will probably be necessary to move towards confinement," said Jean-François Delfraissy.
The President of the Scientific Council recommends imposing a new containment in the face of the threat of foreign variants which raise fears of a resurgence of the epidemic in the coming weeks.
172 new deaths in France.
More than 18,000 new contaminations and 172 additional deaths in 24 hours have been recorded in France.
1,026,871 people have been vaccinated
since the start of the vaccination campaign.
The milestone of one million injections, which Jean Castex welcomed, was crossed on Saturday.
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