New day of mobilization against the health pass, for the fifth Saturday in a row.
More than 200 events are planned across France.
More than 9,500 people are hospitalized because of Covid-19, up from 8,368 seven days ago.
Among them, 1,831 are in critical care.
Steadily rising numbers.
The United States has authorized the injection of a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine for people who are immunocompromised.
It can be performed 28 days after the second.
A giant blackout prevented, this Friday at the end of the day, pharmacists from accessing the portal which allows them to provide the QR Code to people who have carried out a negative antigen test.
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The government is rather calm.
While a new day of mobilization against the health pass is preparing, the executive is reassured with what Gabriel Attal calls the "silent majority", namely the millions of French people vaccinated.
All the details on the government's state of mind on the subject can be read here.
7.45 a.m. Australia is tightening the screw.
Sydney is entering its eighth week of confinement but will experience a new turn of the screw, authorities say, due to the increase in cases. From this Monday, people who do not comply with the draconian restrictions will face hefty fines. Police patrols and checkpoints will be reinforced. Residents are only allowed to go out to play sports, run errands, or go to work if their job is deemed essential.
Record in Australia.
The state of New South Wales, the most populous in Australia and in which Sydney is located, has just recorded a record for new Covid-19 contaminations, with 466 cases.
“Today, we are experiencing the most worrying day since the start of the pandemic,” said State Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian.
NSW recorded 466 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
- NSW Health (@NSWHealth) August 14, 2021
Boost in Canada.
Canadian authorities are announcing that federal officials, train and plane passengers will soon be required to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
The details - and in particular the date of application - will be known in the coming weeks, but the measure should enter into force no later than the end of October.
Canada is facing an increase in contamination.
A taste of déjà vu.
The main information of the day is the new mobilization against the health pass, for the fifth Saturday in a row.
According to a territorial intelligence note consulted by BFMTV, the authorities expect the mobilization to intensify even slightly, this time with 250,000 people in the streets, against 237,000 last week.
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