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DIRECT. Covid-19: "We are witnessing a 20% drop in the number of cases in one week", says the Minister of Health


The situation remains very difficult in France which has initiated deconfinement while the country experienced a slight increase in the number on Monday.

> The essential

  • Health authorities have recorded 311 deaths from the new coronavirus in hospital in the past 24 hours.

    In total, 105,159 people have died in France since the start of the epidemic.

  • In hospitals, a decline was starting to be observed in recent days, but a very slight increase is emerging again with 28,950 patients hospitalized for Covid-19 and 5,630 people in critical care.

  • The country began on Monday, the first stage of the new deconfinement.

    In addition to the return of face-to-face lessons for middle and high school students, the 10 km travel limit is no longer valid.

  • The first country in Europe to abandon the AstraZeneca vaccine in April, Denmark is also announcing that it is giving up Johnson & Johnson's vaccine.

> Follow the day's events live

8:51 am.

"I want to resume a normal life", proclaims Darmanin.

Asked when it will be appropriate to remove the mask in our daily life, the Minister of the Interior kicked in touch.

“We asked the ministers a lot to give them their opinion.

I am not a doctor, I would do what the doctors say, but what is certain is that I want to resume a normal life ”, answers Gérald Darmanin, on Radio Classique.

8:47 am.

"We need to use more occupational medicine to massively vaccinate



said Laurent Berger, secretary general of the CFDT on France Info.


Darmanin is brushing aside the possibility of opening up vaccination to everyone.


They are either the elderly, obese, who have comorbidities, who are the most affected and who die the most […] We must first accept the idea of ​​more vaccinating those who are affected by the possibility of dying from the disease. Covid ", replies the Minister of the Interior, guest of Classic Radio, about this" fairly socially discriminating disease ".

8:25 am.

"We are witnessing a 20% drop in the number of cases in one week, we should be able to drop below 20,000 cases soon,"

explains Olivier Véran.

8:22 a.m.

"I do not share the conclusions of the Danes on the

Johnson & Johnson

vaccine ban

," said Olivier Véran.

Olivier Véran on the suspension of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Denmark: "I do not share the conclusions of the Danes (...) We vaccinate a lot with this vaccine throughout the world and there is nothing that justifies changing this "# Europe1

- Europe 1 🎧🌍📻 (@ Europe1) May 4, 2021

8:21 am.

“The AstraZeneca vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine for people for whom it is recommended,”

explains Olivier Véran.

Olivier Véran on the ratio of use of the AstraZeneca: "It is lower [than the others] even if it remains higher than 70-75% of the doses that have been received" # Europe1

- Europe 1 🎧🌍📻 (@ Europe1) May 4, 2021

8:18 am.

"We are in a national epidemic wave which is declining," said the Minister of Health.


Olivier Véran on the opening of the vaccination: “We always prioritize the people most at risk.

As of June 15, there will be no more age limit »


"We have multiplied by 4 the number of appointments in vaccination centers in one week"

, emphasizes Olivier Véran.

8:15 am.

"I trust the French and the medical teams carrying out the vaccination campaign



said Olivier Véra, the Minister of Health, on Europe 1.

Olivier Véran on the opening of vaccinations: "We made the choice of common sense (...) The urgency is to vaccinate the most vulnerable (...) The choice of pragmatism, that's what us allows you to vaccinate quickly "# Europe1

- Europe 1 🎧🌍📻 (@ Europe1) May 4, 2021

8:12 am.

Ecuador bans the export of medical oxygen.

Ecuador bans the export of medical oxygen, used to treat patients with Covid-19, and caps the price of this product due to increased demand in the country, announces the National Operations Committee emergency (COE).

"It makes sense that we give priority to the needs of our Ecuadorian compatriots, because it is a fundamental element in saving lives," said WCC president Juan Zapata, noting a doubling of demand in the country.

7:59 am.

Philippines: Duterte receives his first dose of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has received his first dose of Chinese vaccine, after he said he would make way for people who need more vaccination, as the archipelago faces an epidemic outbreak.

BREAKING: Watch as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gets inoculated with China-made Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine, which does not have an EUA in the Philippines.

🎥 Senator Bong Go

- Anthony Q. Esguerra (@anthesguerra) May 3, 2021

7:54 a.m.

The rights of nursing home residents "greatly hampered", judges the Defender of Rights.

The right to a "private and family life" was more hampered during the health crisis for the residents of nursing home than for the rest of the population, denounces this Tuesday the Defender of the rights in a report which formulates about sixty recommendations to guarantee their "freedom".

Over the past six years, 900 complaints denouncing the conditions and modalities of medico-social support for the elderly have been addressed to this independent administrative authority, 80% of which involved an nursing home.

7:43 am.

Canada: Johnson & Johnson vaccine recommended only for over 30s.

The Scientific Committee advising the Government of Canada on vaccination recommends reserving the use of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine against Covid-19 to people aged 30 and over.

This announcement by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) comes hours after Denmark withdrew from the “J&J” vaccine because of possible serious side effects, despite green lights from the European regulator and the WHO for the 'use.

In April, the US regulator temporarily suspended the use of this vaccine after rare cases of thrombosis.

France has decided to administer it to people aged 55 and over, like that of AstraZeneca.


Australia reconsiders its threat to imprison Australians from India.

The Australian Prime Minister returns this Tuesday to his threat to imprison Australians who try to flee India, ravaged by the pandemic.

“I think the likelihood of that happening is close to zero,” Scott Morrison said in a media campaign.

Scott Morrison's government decided at the end of April to suspend flights from India until May 15, when the Covid-19 pandemic in this South Asian country has reached an unprecedented level of severity.

Australia had also warned its fellow citizens on Saturday returning from India via stop-over flights that they risked five years in prison.

Some 9,000 Australians are indeed stuck in India, including cricketers who participated in the Indian Premier League.

7:26 a.m.

Over 222,000 dead in India.

Hospitals across the country are overwhelmed and short of oxygen, medicine, beds, despite the influx of international aid in recent days.

Deaths have increased by 3,449 in the past 24 hours to reach 222,408 in total.

Many experts believe, however, that the actual number is much higher.


The United States will authorize the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 and over.

The United States is expected to authorize Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12 and over starting next week, US media reports.

Pfizer has requested emergency use authorization for its vaccine, intended for children and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15, according to CNN, citing a government official.

6:45 a.m.

India has passed 20 million cases of Covid-19.

India exceeds 20 million cases of Covid-19 this Tuesday since the start of the pandemic, according to official data, while the disease continues to wreak havoc in the country with saturated hospitals.

In the past 24 hours, India has recorded 357,229 new infections, bringing the total to 20.3 million, according to the Ministry of Health.

The country of 1.3 billion inhabitants, hit by a second wave of great virulence, has identified eight million new infections since the end of March.

6:40 am.

5,630 people in critical care in France.

In the last 24 hours, 386 people have entered an intensive care unit, intensive care unit or continuous monitoring unit.

This brings the total number of patients in critical care to 5,630.

They were 5,585 on Sunday.

6:35 am.

After the AstraZeneca vaccine, Denmark renounces that of Johnson & Johnson.

This decision will slow down the current immunization campaign in this Scandinavian country by four weeks.

The benefits of the vaccine do not outweigh the risk of causing VITT, a very rare type of thrombosis associated with the injection of the serum, estimates the Danish health authority.

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6.30 a.m.

311 new deaths in France in

the last 24 hours.

In total, 105,159 people have died in France since the start of the epidemic.

6:25 am.

Update on vaccination.

In the past 24 hours, 418,471 people have been vaccinated in France.

This brings the number of people who have received at least one injection since the launch of the vaccination campaign to 16,133,547.

A total of 6,688,302 people received two doses.

6:20 am.

Baccalaureate: Blanquer

"open" to new "arrangements".

"I remain open to the possible arrangements but I still want that we do not go to full continuous monitoring", said the Minister of Education on Europe 1. Under these conditions, continuous monitoring will represent 82% the final mark of the examination, the written test of philosophy and that of the grand oral corresponding to the remaining 18%, according to the minister.

Unions are calling for the cancellation of these two tests.

6:10 am.

Hello and welcome to this live.

As for more than fifteen months, we will follow live the events related to the Covid-19 pandemic during this Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

Source: leparis

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