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Change of schedule for vaccination.
People over 50 will finally be able to be vaccinated against Covid-19 from May 10 and not May 15, Emmanuel Macron announced this Thursday at the inauguration of the Porte de Versailles vaccine park in Paris.
From May 12, vaccination will be open "without age limit" for the remaining doses in the centers, he also said.
Young people who wish to recover doses will thus be able to take the slots available the day before for the next day.
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Young people aged 16 and 17 with certain diseases that put them at "very high risk of severe form" can be vaccinated now, according to instructions from the Ministry of Health published Thursday.
What to also remember
In Jersey, tension is mounting between France and the United Kingdom.
More than fifty French fishing boats gathered this morning in front of Saint-Hélier, the capital of the Channel Island of Jersey, some blocking the port to protest against the fishing conditions imposed on French sailors after Brexit . The British government in response deployed two warships, HMS Severn and HMS Tamar, to "monitor the situation". In the middle of the morning, the French maritime authorities in turn announced the dispatch of two patrol boats off the island.
The drama in Avignon
. On Wednesday, Eric M., a 36-year-old police officer, was shot and killed at the end of the day in Avignon. He had been sent with his crew to the scene of a gathering around a deal point. The other police officers present retaliated, without being able to arrest the author who fled. "Everything is done so that this heinous act does not go unpunished", reacted Jean Castex, deploring "a new tragedy".
Feminicide from Mérignac.
In a joint press release, the ministers Dupond-Moretti, Darmanin and Schiappa announce that they have seized the general inspectorate of administration and the general inspectorate of justice. They wish to shed light on possible shortcomings that may have led to the violent death of a mother of three children, shot and killed in the middle of the street in Mérignac, in Gironde.
Vaccines: debate around the lifting of patents.
Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday announced supporting the lifting of vaccine patents to speed up production and distribution.
An idea to which the EU says it is open, through the voice of the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
Emmanuel Macron, he also said he was "completely in favor" of the project this Thursday morning.
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The unexpected info
In Japan, funds dedicated to the pandemic were used to finance a statue of a giant squid. In the coastal town of Noto, local officials funded a statue of a giant squid with a national grant intended to help municipalities financially affected by the pandemic, such as tourist destinations. The animal, which cost around 27 million yen (206,000 euros), installed on a rest area, must become an attraction for tourists, defends the municipality. But some Internet users consider the project superfluous.