Joe Biden is due to announce Thursday, June 10, the donation by the United States of 500 million vaccines to poor countries, while a treatment for the virus is being tested in his country.
In France, the Prime Minister is a contact case and therefore isolated, while the country has just loosened health restrictions a little more.
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Contact case, the French prime minister in solitary confinement
Contact case of his wife tested positive for Covid-19, French Prime Minister Jean Castex will be placed in solitary confinement for seven days, his services announced to AFP on Wednesday.
US to donate 500 million doses
The United States will purchase 500 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer / BioNTech for donation to other countries, the
New York Times
reported on Wednesday
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Still being tested, a treatment seduces the US government
The US government has pledged to order nearly two million units of an anti-Covid drug developed by the Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) laboratory on condition that the authorities approve this treatment, which is still being tested, announced Wednesday the group.
France and Belgium loosen the grip
A new pan of social life resumed Wednesday for the French after seven months of deprivation due to the epidemic, with the reopening of swimming pools, gyms, bars and restaurants without terrace, and the extension of the 9 p.m. curfew at 11 p.m.
Teleworking is relaxed, as are the rules in canteens.
Same scenario with a few differences in Belgium where office work is allowed for everyone one day a week.
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occupational health services will be able to order doses of Moderna vaccine as early as next week
According to France Info, the experiment launched at the end of May with 28 large companies has proven to be conclusive.
The Ministry of Labor has therefore decided to generalize the offer to vaccinate employees against Covid-19 within the company.
A stock of 100,000 doses will be established for this purpose.
Green light from the European Parliament for the Covid certificate
MEPs have given their final green light to the Covid digital certificate intended to facilitate travel this summer within the EU, it is now up to the States to put it in place by July 1.
Bahrain: detainee dies of Covid-19 amid criticism from NGOs
A detainee, sentenced to life imprisonment in Bahrain, died Wednesday of the coronavirus, according to the authorities of the Gulf country, where NGOs have been calling for months for the release of political prisoners in the face of health risks linked to the pandemic.
Euro football threatened with contagion
Even before its kickoff on Friday, the European football tournament is experiencing its first health alert with at least four positive cases for Covid-19 among the Spaniards and Swedes, opponents next Monday, raising fears of the outbreak of epidemic outbreaks.
Canada: $ 100,000 or a scholarship for a lucky few vaccinated
A few lucky vaccinees will share nearly $ 1.5 million (1.23 million euros) or scholarships if they win a lottery launched Wednesday by the Canadian province most affected by the epidemic, to accelerate its vaccination campaign.
More than 3.75 million dead
The pandemic has killed more than 3.75 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources on Wednesday.
After the United States, which has the highest number of deaths (598,762), the most bereaved countries are Brazil (479,515), India (353,528), Mexico (229,100) and Peru (187,157).
Peru is the one that deplores the highest number of deaths in relation to its population.
These figures, which are based on daily reports from national health authorities, are generally underestimated.
They exclude the upward revisions carried out a posteriori by certain statistical organizations.
The WHO even estimates, taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, that the results of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than that officially recorded.