More than 8,000 people are currently hospitalized due to Covid-19.
1371 patients are in critical care.
Occitanie and the Paca have activated the White Plan, which makes it possible to mobilize all health personnel to be able to increase the places for Covid patients.
Corsica had done the same on Tuesday.
The decision of the Constitutional Council on the extension of the health pass and the vaccination obligation of certain employees is expected this Thursday.
Follow the events of the day live:
7:05 am. Curfew in Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy.
This Thursday also marks the return of the curfew, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., in Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy. Only trips for a compelling reason (and accompanied by a certificate) are authorized. Entry conditions on these islands are also tightened.
6:45 am. The United States is starting to consider reopening.
Will vaccinated travelers soon be able to return to the United States? Nothing is certain, for the moment, but the subject is under discussion. The White House announces that the country plans to reopen its borders, but only to fully vaccinated people. For the moment, only a compelling reason allows travelers from Europe, Asia and even Brazil to go to the United States while, conversely, American travelers can return to the European Union from the beginning. of summer.
Corsica is strengthening its measures.
The other big news of the day concerns the new restrictions on the Isle of Beauty.
From this Thursday, the outdoor mask is extended to several municipalities in the two departments (Bastia, Calvi, Porto-Vecchio, Bonifacio…), bars and restaurants must cease their activity at 1 am.
In Haute-Corse, gatherings (including village festivals and fireworks) are prohibited, they are subject to prefectural authorization and the possession of a health pass in Corse-du-Sud.
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Let's start with the big issue of the day.
The Constitutional Council must render, this Thursday, its decision on the bill adopted by Parliament on July 25 on the extension of the health pass, the vaccination obligation for certain professions and isolation for people. positive for Covid.
The details can be read in our article.
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