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Covid-19: nearly 50 million masks soon to be distributed to the most vulnerable

2021-09-16T15:36:05.469Z

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



Emmanuel Macron plans to "

lift the pass

" in places, 3,000 unvaccinated caregivers suspended, nearly 50 million masks soon to be distributed to the most vulnerable ...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Thursday, September 16 on the latest information related to Covid-19 in the world.

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Emmanuel Macron plans to "

lift the pass

" in places

Emmanuel Macron welcomed the "

results

" of the sanitary pass on

Thursday

and considered lifting "

certain constraints as soon as sanitary conditions allow

", including that of the pass in places.

The health pass, which has favored vaccination, is "

a management tool which has made it possible to avoid closure and it is proportionate

" and "

we will keep it in the pocket to avoid closure everywhere, which is the worst of things

" , defended the President of the Republic during the Meetings of the Union of local businesses (U2P).

"

As soon as the sanitary conditions allow it and, in my opinion, when I see the figures, it will not come so late

", we will be able to "

allow ourselves in the territories where the virus circulates less quickly to lift certain constraints and to relive normally

”, rejoiced the Head of State.

Claiming his “

pragmatism

”, he said he was ready to “

lift the pass, in the places where it is put, where the virus hardly circulates

”.

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3,000 unvaccinated caregivers suspended

In France, “

some 3,000 suspensions

” were served on health workers not vaccinated against Covid-19 after the entry into force on Wednesday of the vaccination obligation for these professionals, announced the Minister of Health Olivier Véran.

He also indicated that the epidemic situation in France "

has improved considerably

" and that if "

this dynamic

" continues, "

we can begin to consider reducing certain measures

".

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Nearly 50 million masks soon to be distributed to the most vulnerable

The government will distribute nearly 50 million reusable textile masks to 7.5 million precarious people, Minister of Public Accounts Olivier Dussopt announced on Sud Radio on Thursday.

This distribution of washable masks 50 times concerns beneficiaries of complementary solidarity health or state medical aid.

It will take place in October, the ministry told AFP.

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Italy: towards a health pass for work

The Italian government is preparing to generalize, from October 15, the obligation of the health pass in the workplace, in the public and private sectors, according to a project to be presented Thursday evening in the Council of Ministers.

According to the media, the lack of a health pass will be severely punished.

A fine of 400 to 1000 euros may be imposed, more in the event of infringement.

At the end of five days of unjustified absence due to the absence of a pass, "

the employment relationship will be suspended as well as the salary

".

"SEE ALSO - The control of the health pass represents"

several million euros

"for the SNCF, declares Jean-Pierre Farandou

Spain: third dose of vaccine in retirement homes

Spain decided on Thursday to administer a third dose of Covid-19 vaccine to residents of nursing homes in the country, the Ministry of Health announced. The public health commission of the ministry has decided to administer "

an additional dose to people living in retirement homes, given their fragility, their profile of polypathology and the fact that they live in closed environments

", he added. the ministry said in a press release. This third dose will also be administered to other groups of people at risk, such as transplant patients or patients placed under treatments that weaken the immune system, added the ministry, which had already decided in early September for a third dose for certain very immunocompromised people.

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China: more than a billion people vaccinated

The Chinese government said Thursday that it had fully vaccinated more than a billion inhabitants against Covid-19, or more than 70% of its population.

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Cluster in the Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed on Thursday that dozens of people around him are suffering from Covid-19. He had indicated Tuesday that he had to isolate himself, saying then having been in contact in a “

very close way

” with only one of his collaborators, vaccinated but sick. Vladimir Poutine, officially vaccinated since March with the Russian vaccine Sputnik V, declared that he would have to remain in isolation for “

several days

” because of this outbreak. The irruption of the Covid in its close entourage underlines the difficulties of Moscow to fight effectively against the epidemic, between a vaccination which slips and the very uncertain respect of the rules of distancing and the wearing of the mask.

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Vaccine compulsory for the UN Assembly

All leaders and diplomats attending the UN General Assembly, from September 21 to 27 in New York, will be required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19, under the rules in force in the city, an obligation that angered Moscow.

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More than 4.65 million dead

The Covid-19 pandemic has killed at least 4,656,833 people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources. The United States is the country with the most deaths (666,618), ahead of Brazil (588,597), India (443,928), Mexico (269,913) and Peru (198,860), according to official figures. 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.

Source: lefigaro

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