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Coronavirus: Increased cases in Germany and England, Pfizer vaccine soon to be authorized in the United States


UPDATE ON THE SITUATION - New reports, new measures and highlights: Le Figaro takes stock of the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.

France plans to reinstate a curfew from December 15 due to the deterioration of epidemic indicators.

Germany and England also say they are very "


" by the exponential spread of the virus.

The United Kingdom has already launched its vaccination campaign, and the United States, one of the most bereaved countries in the world, could soon follow suit, allowing the deployment of the American alliance vaccine. -German Pfizer / BioNTech.

  • United States: Pfizer vaccine close to authorization

A committee of independent experts voted to recommend to the United States Medicines Agency (FDA) to authorize in the United States a first vaccine against Covid-19, developed by the duo Pfizer / BioNTech.

The green light should follow in the next few days and the vaccination will start next week.

Read also: Pfizer, Moderna: is there a lack of "hindsight" on RNA vaccines against Covid?

  • More than 1.57 million dead

The pandemic has killed at least 1.57 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP on Thursday, December 10.

Some 68.8 million cases have been officially diagnosed since the start of the epidemic.

The United States has the most deaths (292,091), followed by Brazil (179,765), India (141,772) and Mexico (111,655).

Read also: Coronavirus: more than 20 million cases detected in Europe

  • Russia: 50,000 more dead than in October 2019

Russia recorded nearly 50,000 more deaths in October compared to October 2019, according to figures released Thursday, December 10 by the Rosstat statistics agency, a total much higher than the number of declared deaths from the coronavirus.

Read also: Russia: Putin calls for the start of "large-scale" vaccinations next week

Some 205,500 people died in October, making October 2020 the deadliest month in Russia for more than ten years.

  • France: Christmas yes, New Year no

Faced with a less favorable health situation than anticipated, the French government decided to maintain deconfinement on December 15 but with an advanced curfew at 8 p.m., including December 31.

The long-awaited reopening of museums, cinemas and theaters has been postponed for three weeks.

Read also: Covid-19 and travel: where can the French go in December and at Christmas?

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  • "Worrisome" increase in cases in Germany and England

The rise in the number of infections in Germany is "worrying", estimated the Robert-Koch health watch institute (RKI), which this Thursday, December 10 recorded a record increase of 23,679 cases in 24 hours.

The British Department of Health said this Thursday, December 10 to be "

particularly concerned

" by the spread of the virus in London and parts of the South East, announcing a screening campaign among young people in the most affected areas.

Read also: The United Kingdom launches its mass vaccination campaign against Covid

With more than 63,000 dead, the United Kingdom is the country in Europe hardest hit by the pandemic, just ahead of Italy.

  • Death toll revised upwards in Spain

The number of Covid-19 deaths in Spain between March and May exceeded 45,000, or around 18,000 more than the official toll, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

However, the government will not take this figure into account, the only proof being that of the Ministry of Health, which only counts deaths confirmed by a test.

  • Argentine president will be vaccinated with Sputnik V

Argentine President Alberto Fernandez has announced that he will be the country's first citizen to be given the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 "

so that no one is afraid,

" he said after the announcement an agreement with Russia for its acquisition.

Source: lefigaro

All tech articles on 2020-12-11

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