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Covid-19: more than 4.68 million dead worldwide

2021-09-20T15:39:14.030Z

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.



A bill to extend the health pass, the "

safe

"

Pfizer vaccine

for 5-11 year olds, doped vaccination appointments in Italy ...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Monday, September 20 on the latest information related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Towards an extension of the health pass

A bill to extend the health pass beyond November 15 "

is being prepared and will be presented to the Council of Ministers on October 13,

" Prime Minister Jean Castex's entourage told AFP on Monday.

Faced with an improvement in the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic in France, President Emmanuel Macron said he was ready to “

lift certain constraints

” in “

territories where the virus circulates less quickly

”, without giving a deadline .

Since the establishment of the health pass, the government has claimed good figures in terms of vaccination, with the crossing of the threshold of 50 million first-time vaccinated on Friday.

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69% of 12-17 year olds received a first injection of the vaccine

The Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer welcomed the progress of the vaccination of middle school and high school students against Covid-19, which exceeds 69% for the first injection, calling for the “

voluntarism

” of families to continue in this dynamic.

"

It is very important that we continue the dynamic that is underway

" assured the minister, visiting the Fernand-Buisson college in Grandvilliers, in the Oise, where a vaccination center has been installed.

"

Any college or high school student should be offered a vaccination in September and generally a second injection in October

»He underlined, praising the work of the services of the State and the communities to offer to the pupils vaccinations in their establishment or nearby.

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Pfizer's '

safe

'

vaccine

for 5-11 year olds

The Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine is

"safe"

and

"well tolerated"

by children 5 to 11 years old and the correct dosage triggers a "

robust

"

immune response

, according to the results of a study announced Monday by the laboratories.

The two companies plan to submit these data to the authorities "as

soon as possible

", according to a statement, which specifies that the immune reaction was "

comparable

" to that observed in 16 to 25 year olds who received a more highly dosed vaccine.

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United States to let in "

early November

" all fully vaccinated international travelers

The United States will allow all travelers from abroad to enter from "early November" on condition that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the White House announced on Monday.

Travelers from overseas will also need to get tested and wear a mask, while a contact tracing system will be put in place, White House pandemic coordinator Jeff said. Zients.

Washington thus lifts restrictions that have been weighing since March 2020 on travelers coming from the European Union, the United Kingdom, or China, and then applying later to India or Brazil.

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Italy: the pass boosts vaccination appointments

Appointments to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Italy have increased again this week, after the government's decision to extend to all employees the obligation to present a health pass, according to the authorities. “

At the national level, there has been a general increase in appointments for the first dose, from 20 to 40% compared to last week

,” said General Francesco Figliuolo, extraordinary commissioner in charge of the campaign. vaccine. Almost 41 million people in Italy have received both doses of the vaccine, or nearly 76% of the population over 12 years old. But the authorities are worried about the latest resistance as the flu season approaches.

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India to resume vaccine exports in October

India will resume exports of Covid-19 vaccines in October, five months after suspending them in order to fight a particularly deadly epidemic wave, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday.

The country that is home to the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's largest vaccine maker, was a major provider of the Covax program, which is supposed to enable 92 underprivileged states and territories to receive vaccines funded by more nations free of charge. prosperous.

But exports were suspended in April, according to data from the Ministry of Health, as the country's need for vaccine doses exploded in the face of an outbreak of Covid cases.

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said more than 300 million doses of the vaccine would be produced in October and one billion in the last three months of the year.

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Philippines reopens schools

The Philippines will reopen, for the first time in more than 18 months, up to 120 schools closed due to Covid in order to allow a limited number of students to attend face-to-face classes, authorities said.

While almost all the countries of the world have partially or fully reopened their schools, the Philippines has kept them closed since early 2020 and the appearance of the first cases of Covid-19 in the country.

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Auckland extends confinement

The lockdown of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, has been extended for two weeks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday.

New Zealand is following a “

zero Covid

” strategy aimed at eradicating all traces of the coronavirus from its territory.

The toll is currently 27 deaths out of five million inhabitants since the start of the pandemic.

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Fiji wants to reopen

Fiji, still in the grip of a Covid-19 epidemic, wishes to welcome tourists again from November, in the hope of reviving an economy devastated by the pandemic.

The archipelago is heavily dependent on tourism, which represents 40% of its economy.

This sector is therefore essential to limit the growing pauperization of the population.

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More than 4.68 million dead

The coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 4,689,140 people worldwide 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 (673,765) ahead of Brazil (590,752), India (445,133), Mexico (271,503), and Peru with (199,066). The WHO 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.

Source: lefigaro

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