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Coronavirus: France is preparing for a reconfinement, new demonstrations in Italy


UPDATE ON THE SITUATION - New reports, new measures and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.

More than 43 million cases worldwide

The pandemic has killed at least 1.15 million people worldwide since the end of December, according to a report established by AFP.

Almost 43.1 million cases have been officially diagnosed.

The United States is the most bereaved country with 225,689 dead, followed by Brazil (157,397), India (119,014), Mexico (88,924) and the United Kingdom (44,896).

Read also: Coronavirus: new restrictions in Europe, WHO worries about "vaccine nationalism"

Towards a new confinement in France?

The prospect of new confinement is taking shape in France in the face of a second “



of Covid-19 which could even be “

stronger than the first

”, was alarmed Monday Jean-François Delfraissy, president of the Scientific Council who guide the government.

To read also: Possible reconfinement: the oppositions denounce the “improvidence” of the government

President Emmanuel Macron will therefore meet this Tuesday, October 27, in the morning, a Defense Council dedicated to Covid-19.

Prime Minister Jean Castex will meet with the President of the Senate, that of the National Assembly, the party leaders, the presidents of the parliamentary groups and the presidents of the main associations of elected officials at 5.30 p.m. and at 7.30 p.m. , with the social partners.

On Wednesday October 28, the Head of State will convene a second restricted council of defense and national security also devoted to the epidemic.

Matignon told AFP that the purpose of these meetings was to discuss "

the tightening envisaged in the management of the health crisis


The Pope deprived of the faithful for Christmas

After Easter, celebrated during confinement in an almost deserted St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis will again officiate without worshipers for Advent and Christmas masses, the Catholic News Agency (CNA) said on Monday.

New incidents in Italy

Thousands of people demonstrated again this Monday, October 26 in Italy against the premature closure of restaurants and bars intended to stem the spread of the virus, gatherings which have degenerated in several large cities.

Read also: Germany, Italy, England, Belgium: new anti-Covid restrictions divide Europeans

Violent incidents occurred in particular in Milan and Turin, the two large cities in the north of the country, where riot police were deployed and responded with tear gas canisters.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is due to present this Tuesday, October 27, support measures for the sectors of activity and professions most affected by the restriction measures.

Read also: Italy imposes semi-containment at the expense of leisure activities

Spanish regions tighten restrictions

The Spanish regions tightened their restrictions on Monday, October 26 to limit the number of coronavirus cases, which is increasing "


" according to the Ministry of Health, in a country already under a night curfew.

The Basque Country and several other regions have announced a partial closure limiting entry and exit from their territory, while Catalonia has indicated that it is considering confining the population to their homes at the weekend.

Curfew in the Czech Republic

A curfew will be imposed in the Czech Republic in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the restrictions put in place not having had the desired effect.

“Red alert” extended in Quebec

The premier of Quebec announced on Monday an extension of restrictive measures in areas on "

red alert

", including the regions of Montreal and Quebec, for four additional weeks in order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus which is not weakening in the province.

Since October 1, Quebecers have been called upon not to receive guests at their homes.

Bars, restaurants, cinemas, museums and libraries in particular were to be closed until October 28 in several regions, passed the red alert threshold.

Melbourne is

falling apart

Imposed for three months, confinement will be lifted in Melbourne.

The obligation placed on some five million inhabitants of Australia's second city to stay at home will be lifted overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, and restaurants, beauty salons and shops will once again be able to welcome customers.

Asymptomatic people lose their antibodies faster

A British study from Imperial College London and Ipsos Mori showed this Tuesday, October 27 that asymptomatic people are more likely to lose their antibodies quickly than those who have shown symptoms of the coronavirus.

Experimental vaccine

British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has announced that its vaccine under development is eliciting an encouraging immune response from young adults and the elderly.

Read also: Coronavirus: Israel will start its first clinical trials of the vaccine on November 1

The pharmaceutical group announced on Friday October 23 that the clinical trial of the experimental vaccine against Covid-19 had indeed resumed following its suspension in the United States when a disease appeared in a participant he more than six weeks ago.

Source: lefigaro

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