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Covid-19: millions of Chinese tested this Sunday, transfers of patients from Martinique continue

2021-08-01T12:35:15.680Z

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.



While the Hospital Federation of France is asking for compulsory vaccination for all, three patients have just been transferred from Martinique to Ile-de-France.

China, which is seeing its number of contaminations increase, has for its part tested millions of people ...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Sunday, August 1 on the latest information related to the Covid pandemic.

To discover

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

China: millions of people tested due to rise in Covid cases

Millions of people were tested for Covid-19 on Sunday in several major cities in China in an attempt to stem a rise in coronavirus cases.

China reported on Sunday 75 new contaminations, including 53 local transmissions.

The epidemic outbreak that appeared at Nanjing airport (east) at the end of July has now spread to more than twenty cities and more than ten provinces.

China is facing its worst wave of contamination in several months, the authorities blaming this increase in cases on the Delta variant.

Read also: Covid-19: new outbreaks in China, the United States and Australia are worried

Covid: three patients transferred from Martinique to Ile-de-France

A medical plane carrying three Covid patients in intensive care landed overnight in mainland France from Martinique and they were taken care of in AP-HP establishments in the Ile-de-France region, AFP learned from management general health.

The plane, a Falcon chartered by the ISOS medical repatriation company, had left Fort de France on Saturday morning local time with two men aged 53 and 61 on board as well as a 51-year-old woman suffering from severe forms of the coronavirus.

Read also: Covid-19: overseas hit by the fourth wave

On the epidemic front, the situation is currently considered "

dramatic

" overseas by the Prime Minister, and particularly in Reunion Island and Martinique, where the Delta variant is on the rise on vacation spots.

In Martinique, in a state of health emergency like Reunion since July 13, a re-containment has been in place since Friday 7 p.m., for a period of at least three weeks.

the French Hospital Federation calls for compulsory vaccination for all

While France is facing an epidemic recovery, overseas but also in metropolitan France, Frédéric Valletoux, president of the French Hospital Federation (FHF), which leads the way of public hospitals and nursing homes, asks the government to cross the course of compulsory vaccination for all, in an article in the

Journal du Dimanche

.

Compulsory vaccination, according to him, is a measure "

simple, clear and effective, when the implementation of the pass promises to be of rare complexity, especially in hospitals to draw a border between the patients for whom it is will be asked at the entrance, and the others

.

Indeed, the health pass, if it receives the approval of the Constitutional Council, will come into force as of August 9, according to government announcements.

Nigeria receives 4 million Moderna vaccines from the United States

Nigeria received four million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine from the United States on Sunday, as the West African giant is going through a third wave.

The doses were flown to the airport in Abuja, the capital of the country of 200 million inhabitants, noted an AFP journalist on the spot.

This is the second batch of vaccines destined for Nigeria, after the first four million doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine, received in March as part of the Covax program, intended to provide vaccines to low-income countries.

Read also: Covid-19: South Africa lags behind on vaccination

France: more than 200,000 demonstrators against the health pass

Demonstrations, sometimes enamelled face-to-face tense with the police, gathered Saturday in France more than 200,000 opponents to the extension of the health pass, a mobilization on the rise, in the middle of summer, in the third week- end of dispute.

To the cries of “

freedom, freedom

” chanted in most of the parades were added essentially slogans hostile to President Emmanuel Macron and the media.

To read also: "They did nothing but lie": in Paris, protesters anti-health pass driven by the same mistrust

Brazil: average daily deaths drop below 1,000

Brazil on Saturday recorded an average of seven-day daily deaths of less than 1,000 for the first time in more than seven months, thanks to the advance of vaccination.

Read also: In Brazil, the street calls for the dismissal of Jair Bolsonaro

England: pregnant women called to be vaccinated

The head of midwives for England urged her colleagues to encourage pregnant women, with very little vaccination, to be administered the serum against Covid-19, after a study from the University of Oxford showing the worsening of their symptoms with the Delta variant.

Read also: Covid-19: these pregnant women and people at risk who are worried about the extension of the health pass

Niger receives 300,000 doses of vaccines donated by the United States

Niger has received 302,400 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines against Covid-19, offered by the United States, four months after the launch of the vaccination which is being done in small quantities in this country.

Read also: For the post-Barkhane period, Macron is banking on the alliance with Niger

More than 4.2 million dead

The pandemic has killed at least 4,202,179 people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources on Friday.

The United States is the country with the most deaths (613,133), ahead of Brazil (556,370), India (423,217), Mexico (239,997) and Peru (196,214).

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

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