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Covid-19: 28 dead in French hospitals, 978 patients in intensive care


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

Return of the mask on the coast of southwestern France, more than 2,000 deaths in 24 hours in Indonesia, 70% of adults first vaccinated in the European Union ...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Tuesday, July 27 on the latest information related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

To discover

  • Covid-19: what we know about the Delta variant

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  • Nearly 1,000 patients in intensive care in French hospitals

The pressure on hospitals is increasing again on Tuesday.

7,137 patients suffering from Covid-19 were hospitalized in France, a figure up compared to the day before (7,079).

Among them, 557 people entered the hospital in the past 24 hours.

The number of people in intensive care was also on the rise on Tuesday.

978 patients were in intensive care, up from 952 on Monday.

121 people have been admitted in the last 24 hours.

28 people have also died in hospital since the day before, bringing the total toll since the start of the epidemic to 85,182 deaths in French hospitals.

Read also: Covid-19: what levers to limit the resumption of the epidemic?

  • Risk of dismissal for lack of health pass in France

An employee may well be dismissed if he does not produce a health pass, French Minister of Labor Élisabeth Borne said on Tuesday after Parliament's vote on Sunday on the contested extension of the device.

Even if the Parliament has rebutted the possibility of dismissal for people who do not respect the vaccination or health pass obligation,

"we are in the common law of the Labor Code"

, she said.

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“Employees who work in establishments where customers must have a health pass must, beyond August 30, have a health pass.

There is also an obligation of vaccination for employees or professions in contact with the most vulnerable people ”

, recalled the Minister.


Amélie de Montchalin wants to speed up the vaccination of civil servants

  • Return of the mask to the southwest coast

Faced with

"a brutal health degradation"

, the prefecture of Gironde (southwest) on Tuesday made the wearing of the mask compulsory in Bordeaux center and in tourist areas, a measure which therefore now affects the seaside resorts of the Atlantic coast, Sables-d'Olonne at the Spanish border.

Gardens, parks, natural spaces and beaches are not concerned.

Read also: Covid-19: these departments which again impose the mask on the outside

  • Health measures: Gérard Larcher files a complaint after threats against the senators

Senate President Gérard Larcher has decided to file a complaint following threats against members of this institution in favor of the latest health measures, AFP learned Tuesday from a parliamentary source.

"On July 20, we were the recipients, in our capacity as senator and senator, of an e-mail of threats within the framework of the examination of the bill relating to the management of the health crisis"

, writes Gérard Larcher ( LR) in a letter addressed to elected officials.

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"This email indicated in particular, that in the event of our refusal to oppose the health passport, its author would 'go physically' to our offices to 'claim accounts' and that he would be' copiously accompanied by individuals whose (we hear) talk at the Saturday protests, ”he


The president of the upper house denounces remarks

"unacceptable in a democracy"

and announces his decision to file a complaint for



"acts of intimidation"

against elected officials.

  • Indonesia records record 2069 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours

Indonesia recorded a new record of 2,069 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours on Tuesday, as the country suffers the most violent spike in contamination since the start of the pandemic.

This grim toll surpasses by about 600 deaths that of the day before, according to the Minister of Health.

The number of new cases has crossed the threshold of 45,000, against 28,000 infections on Monday.

Read also: Covid-19: Indonesia overwhelmed by the Delta variant


Indonesia: mass vaccination as the number of Covid-19 cases explodes

  • 70% of adults have received at least one dose of vaccine in the European Union

Some 70% of the EU's adult population has received at least one dose of the Covid 19 vaccine, the European Commission said on Tuesday, which called for not letting its guard down on variants.

More than half of adults (57%) are fully vaccinated, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement.


EU meets goal of vaccinating 70% of adults with at least one dose

  • Ireland to vaccinate 12-15 year olds

Ireland will open up coronavirus vaccination to children 12 and older, the government said on Tuesday, stressing the

"significant risk"

posed by the Delta variant.

In a statement following the Council of Ministers, the government indicates that it has

"accepted the recommendation"

to extend vaccination to children aged 12 to 15 years.

According to Health Minister Steven Donelly, they will be offered the Pfizer and Moderna messenger RNA vaccines that have been approved by the European Union.

Read also: Pubs and restaurants reopen in theaters for vaccinated people in Ireland

  • Portugal calls on other countries for more vaccines

Portugal has appealed to other European countries to obtain more doses of vaccines against Covid-19 and to accelerate the vaccination of its population, announced Tuesday the Minister of Health Marta Temido.

The country hopes to receive nearly a million doses of vaccines in the next three weeks, said Henrique Gouveia e Melo, the coordinator of the national vaccination program.

Portugal, which has already obtained some 290,000 doses of vaccine from Norway and is negotiating with Italy for some 300,000 additional doses, on Tuesday received 200,000 AstraZeneca doses purchased from Hungary.

Read also: United Kingdom, Portugal, Tunisia ... vaccination to the test of epidemic recovery

  • Saudis who violate the rules will be denied travel for three years

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced a new three-year travel ban sanction against its citizens who would travel to destinations on its red list linked to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Gulf oil kingdom recently allowed its nationals to travel after more than a year of a total ban, but authorities have put several countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East on a red list of prohibited destinations.

Read also: Covid-19: Saudi Arabia begins vaccination of the public

  • Covax and the World Bank join forces

The World Bank and the Covax system have put in place a new financing mechanism that should make it possible to immunize 250 million people in poor countries by mid-2022, according to a joint statement.

This new funding mechanism should allow the 92 Covax member countries, the poorest, to purchase additional doses beyond the quota already fully funded by donor countries.


Covid-19: WHO asks labs to share 50% of their vaccines with Covax

  • New measures in New York

New York City will require all its officials - more than 300,000, including police, firefighters and teachers in America's first city - to either be vaccinated from September 13 against Covid-19 or to perform a weekly screening test.

Read also: Covid-19: in the United States, the return of the virus hits the counties hostile to the vaccine more

  • More than 4.16 million dead

The pandemic has killed more than 4.16 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP on Tuesday at 10:00 GMT.

The United States is the country with the most deaths (610,952), ahead of Brazil (550,502), India (421,382), Mexico (238,595 dead) and Peru (195,973 dead), the most affected country relatively to its people.

The WHO estimates, taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, that the toll of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than that which is officially established.

Source: lefigaro

All tech articles on 2021-07-27

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