Only in centers, with the authorization of both parents and the consent of the minor: the vaccination of adolescents against Covid-19 begins on Tuesday under certain conditions with, as the main challenge, the increase in vaccination coverage to limit circulation as much as possible. virus.
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The WHO has warned: the vaccine is deployed more slowly than the virus, in particular the delta variant which worries the United Kingdom and justifies the postponement of the last stage of deconfinement for four weeks.
Vaccination for adolescents opens on Tuesday under certain conditions
Vaccination will be open to all children 12 and over from Tuesday, potentially more than 3.5 million people.
With one exception: adolescents who have developed pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome (PIMS) following infection with SARS-CoV-2, for whom vaccination is not recommended.
The vaccination of minors requires the authorization of the two holders of parental authority but the presence of only one will be required during the injection.
England: postponement of the lifting of the last restrictions
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday evening the postponement of the lifting of the last restrictions in England, due to the outbreak of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.
We are very concerned about the Delta variant which is spreading faster than expected,
” he said.
The last stage of deconfinement, initially scheduled for June 21 (reopening of nightclubs in particular) has been postponed to July 19.
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Virus circulates faster than vaccines, WHO warns
The virus is moving faster than the global distribution of vaccines,
" lamented Monday the boss of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, calling on rich countries to do more and faster after the promise of G7 leaders to redistribute one billion doses of vaccines by the end of 2022 to poor countries.
In Israel, end of the mask requirement in closed public places
Israel announced on Monday evening the imminent end of the obligation to wear a mask in closed public places, one of the latest measures in force in the Jewish state as part of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Israel eased health restrictions for its residents in early June but still maintains drastic measures for visitors arriving from abroad.
Gauge for Euro increased
The Euro 2020 semi-finals and final will be played in front of 40,000 fans at Wembley, the largest crowd in the UK for more than 15 months, as authorities upped the tonnage on Monday at public events - test.
We want to gather additional evidence on how we can safely resume big events,
” Culture Minister Oliver Dowden said.
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Germany: towards a gradual lifting of the mask
Germany is moving towards a gradual lifting of the obligation to wear a mask thanks to a sharp lull in Covid-19 infections in the country, the Minister of Health said on Monday.
Novavax says its vaccine is 90% effective, against variants too
US biotech company Novavax said on Monday that its Covid vaccine was more than 90% effective, including against variants, after a study of nearly 30,000 people in the United States and Mexico.
Pfizer and AstraZeneca effective against Delta variant
Two doses of Pfizer / BioNTech or AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccines protect more than 90% against hospitalizations after contracting the Delta variant of the coronavirus, which initially appeared in India, according to a study published Monday by British health authorities.
Copa America: 41 cases detected
A total of 41 people have tested positive for the coronavirus among all the delegations participating in the Copa America, informed the Ministry of Health of Brazil, the host country of the competition.
Despite the absence of the public, the trip of the Copa America to Brazil after the withdrawals of Colombia and then Argentina aroused strong criticism, given the health situation of the country: the South American giant has accumulated nearly half a million deaths from the coronavirus.
More than 3.8 million dead
The pandemic has killed more than 3,805,928 people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources on Monday at 10:00 GMT.
After the United States (599,961 dead), the countries with the highest number of deaths are Brazil (488,228), India (374,305) and Mexico (230,150).
These figures, which are based on daily reports from national health authorities, are generally underestimated.
The WHO estimates that the toll of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than that officially recorded.