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DIRECT. Covid-19: strict containment over the long weekend in New Caledonia


While the deputies adopted the article making possible the extension of the health pass, the rate of hospitalization is declining and the par

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  • In France, 6,465 Covid-19 patients are hospitalized.

  • The deputies adopted the article making it possible to extend the health pass.

  • In the United States, the Moderna vaccine booster will only be done with half the dose.

  • The United States is ready to immunize children aged 5 to 11 as early as November.

  • In France, 130,000 caregivers have still not received any dose.

  • "The epidemic is starting to gain ground," according to Gabriel Attal, the government spokesman.

  • In Russia, Putin decrees a week off to curb the epidemic.

Follow the events of the day live:

6:35 am.

Melbourne in Australia is preparing to emerge from the longest confinement in the world.

The millions of people in Melbourne are preparing to emerge from the longest confinement in the world, although the number of cases of contamination is reaching records.

Since the beginning of August, the inhabitants of Australia's second largest city have been confined to fight the spread of the coronavirus epidemic and in particular of the highly contagious Delta variant.

Authorities had promised to lift containment measures when 70% of the adult population would be fully vaccinated in the state of Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital.

Pubs and cafes will be able to reopen.

The city will then have spent 262 cumulative days, or nearly nine months, confined exceeding that of Buenos Aires, Argentina, which had lasted 234 days.

6.30 a.m.

News sites in Lithuania suppress public comments on Covid.

The biggest Lithuanian news portals have announced that they are removing public comments on their Covid-19 articles in order to fight the tide of conspiracy theories spread by anti-vaccines.

“We are showing solidarity with the state and society in the common effort to neutralize the misinformation spread by anti-vaccines,” said Arnas Marcinkus, president of the Lithuanian Online Media Association.

6:20 am.

The post-Covid recovery must be "greener", urges a report.

According to the annual report of the medical journal The Lancet ("The Lancet countdown") which analyzes 44 health impact indicators directly linked to climate change, urgent action is needed to integrate climate change mitigation into plans for post-Covid recovery, otherwise global health inequalities will widen further. According to them, many stimulus plans put in place to deal with the repercussions of Covid-19 are not compatible with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and will have "long-term health implications". Climate change is creating "ideal conditions for the transmission of infectious diseases, potentially reversing decades of progress in tackling diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, Zika,malaria and cholera, ”insists the Lancet report.

6:15 am.

Morocco suspends flights with several European countries.

The Moroccan authorities have decided to suspend until further notice flights to and from Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom due to the evolution of the health situation in these three countries.

6:10 am.

India has administered a billion doses of vaccine.

6:05 am. Continuation of strict confinement on weekends in New Caledonia.

The government of New Caledonia and the state announced a continuation of strict containment over the weekend until the end of October, in an attempt to avoid a rebound in the epidemic. These measures, which involve a certificate for any travel as well as the closure of all non-essential businesses, will come into force on Saturday at 2 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m. Taking into account the weekend of All Saints' Day, religious services will be authorized "with a maximum capacity of one seat in two and the obligation to present the sanitary pass". The curfew is maintained, as on weekdays, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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Source: leparis

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