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DIRECT. Covid-19: Argentina exceeds 70,000 deaths


Since the end of April, the number of patients in intensive care in France has been decreasing almost continuously, even though 4,271 patients are still hosp

The essential

  • 20 million people have received a first injection of the vaccine in France.

  • Portugal authorizes from Monday the return to its territory of tourists from most European countries.

  • In France, there have been 112 new deaths in the past 24 hours, and 4,271 patients still hospitalized in critical care.

  • India deplores nearly 4,000 deaths in 24 hours.

  • The pandemic has killed more than 3.359 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019.

Today's events

8 hours. Largest Covid hospital in the Philippines hit by fire, 500 patients evacuated.

A fire struck the largest Covid hospital in the Philippines on Sunday morning, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of patients. "The fire started from the laundry room and spread to the third floor," the fire department explained. "The smoke was so thick that our firefighters couldn't get in without breathing apparatus." It took over five hours to put out the fire. The emergency room was temporarily closed and several people were transferred to other hospitals. A special system has been developed to keep Covid patients separate from non-Covid patients.

7.40 am. Vaccination in Brazil is stalling.

Vaccination against Covid-19 in Brazil is still sluggish and the campaign, which began late four months ago, could again be hampered by delays in the importation of active ingredients to manufacture new doses. Some 35 million Brazilians have received at least one dose, or 16% of the population. Vaccination could finally accelerate with the arrival of the first batches of the vaccine from Pfizer / BioNTech. But that's only about 2 million of the 100 million doses ordered in March.

7:25 am. In Canada, the general who led the vaccination campaign suspected of sexual misconduct.

The former head of the coordination of the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in Canada, who had to leave his post because of a military investigation concerning him, is targeted by an allegation of sexual misconduct. General Dany Fortin, who notably headed the NATO mission in Iraq, was appointed last November by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to head a new National Operations Center, to coordinate the logistics of the "more important vaccination in the country's history ”, in order to contain the pandemic.

7:15 am. Silvio Berlusconi was released from the hospital.

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been released from Milan hospital where he was admitted this week for complications from his coronavirus infection last year. 84-year-old Silvio Berlusconi managed to leave San Raffaele Hospital in Milan by avoiding the lenses of photographers and cameramen who had gathered in front of the door of the establishment. He was admitted to hospital on Tuesday, for the fourth time this year.

7:05 am.

More than 70,000 deaths in Argentina.

Argentina has passed the threshold of 70,000 deaths from the coronavirus, while the average of new daily cases stands at more than 20,000, according to authorities.

According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, 400 people have died in the past 24 hours.

7 hours.

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Source: leparis

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