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Covid-19: Gabriel Attal does not see how the health pass could be lightened on November 15

2021-10-20T15:40:34.582Z

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



Deputies debate the extension of the health pass, Brazilian senators request the indictment of President Bolsonaro, Beijing is proposing a third dose of vaccine ...

Le Figaro

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

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Attal does not see how the health pass could be lightened on November 15

The health pass should be extended beyond November 15 in view of the epidemic situation on the Covid-19 front, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Wednesday, who does not see "

how an adaptation could intervene

" in the immediate.

The government will lighten it "as

soon as it is possible (...): we are neither a health pass fetishist, nor a QR code fetishist, nor a constraint measures fetishist

", he repeated afterwards. of the Council of Ministers.

But "

today, given the situation, I do not see how an adaptation could take place on November 15

", while "

there is a resumption of the epidemic almost everywhere in Europe

" because of the winter conditions, he said, citing Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Russia which on Wednesday recorded a new record of deaths linked to Covid-19 in 24 hours.

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Health pass until summer?

Second round in the Assembly

After a first day of heated debates, the Assembly hemicycle began on Wednesday the second and final round of consideration of a new bill devoted to the Covid crisis, with the controversial possibility of using the health pass until July 31.

The deputies will vote on the extension of the health pass for eight months, by "

spanning

" the presidential and legislative elections.

A hypothesis that makes the oppositions of right and left scream.

Only about fifty amendments were examined on Tuesday at first reading, out of some 350 on the program.

Parliamentarians address the heart of the project by examining Article 2 of this 10th health text since March 2020. The debates should continue late into the night.

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Concerns after delisting of tests

The Defender of Rights, Claire Hédon, said on Wednesday she was "

concerned

" by the end of reimbursement for Covid-19 screening tests, which according to her can be compared to a "

disguised vaccination obligation

" making it more difficult "

screening of people far from the health system

”as well as“

precarious and / or isolated populations

”.

Since October 15, tests are no longer reimbursed in France for people who are not fully vaccinated, with some exceptions.

Read alsoCovid-19: the end of free tests, an ultimatum for the unvaccinated

US "

ready

" to vaccinate 5-11 year olds next month

The White House unveiled its plan on Wednesday to begin vaccinating 28 million American children aged 5 to 11 against Covid-19 as early as next month with Pfizer's remedy, once authorized by the authorities sanitary facilities.

Our planning efforts mean we'll be ready to begin injections within days of a final recommendation,

” from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the White House wrote in a statement.

A CDC expert committee is due to meet on the matter on November 2-3, and the agency's recommendation is expected to follow very soon after that date.

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New York: compulsory vaccine for police and firefighters

New York City will make the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for all its officials, adding police and firefighters to a list that already contained caregivers and teachers, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.

"

The obligation comes into force on November 1 for all the city's labor forces, including the police, firefighters and garbage collectors

", indicates the town hall, specifying that it will

immediately

begin "

impact negotiations with the unions concerned

”.

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Morocco suspends flights with Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom

Moroccan authorities have decided to suspend flights to and from Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom due to the evolving health situation in these three countries, AFP learned from official sources on Wednesday.

According to the national company Royal Air Maroc (RAM), this decision was taken "

because of the evolution of the pandemic

" in the three European countries.

On October 5, Rabat had already suspended - for the same reason - air links with Russia, which records daily coronavirus contamination records.

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Brazil: Senators call for Bolsonaro to be indicted for ten crimes

A Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (ICC) of the Brazilian Senate on Wednesday called for the indictment of President Jair Bolsonaro for 10 “

intentional

crimes

during the Covid-19 pandemic, including that of “

crime against humanity

”.

At the end of six months of intense work, this Parliamentary Commission has gathered evidence which shows that the federal government (...) has acted slowly in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, deliberately putting the population at risk real mass infection

”, we can read in this report of nearly 1,200 pages.

Made up of senators from various political stripes, the ICC delivered a verdict that was devastating for the image of the head of state, also calling for his indictment for "

charlatanism

" or "

prevarication

".

The ICC - described by Bolsonaro as a “

masquerade

” - has been the scene of eventful hearings, with moving testimonies and chilling revelations about experiments on “

human guinea pigs

” with ineffective remedies.

For the senators, the crimes cited in the report are "

intentional

", the Bolsonaro government having deliberately decided not to take the necessary measures to contain the circulation of the virus.

Read alsoJair Bolsonaro gives up being vaccinated against Covid-19

Putin decrees a week off to halt the rise of the Covid-19

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a week of paid vacation from October 30 to November 7 in an attempt to stem the deadly epidemic wave of Covid-19 in Russia.

"

Of course, I support the proposal to declare the period from October 30 to November 7 as non-working,

" said Vladimir Putin.

The week of October 30 to November 7 coincides with the Russian school holidays and only November 1, 2 and 3 were open, due to weekends and public holidays.

He also implored the Russians, very recalcitrant, to be vaccinated.

Russia on Wednesday recorded a new record of 1,028 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to an official report.

»SEE ALSO - Faced with the progression of the Covid-19, Russia decrees a week off

Vaccinations spike after record deaths in Ukraine

Ukraine announced on Wednesday that it had recorded a record of anti-Covid vaccinations in 24 hours, after having identified a record of deaths due to the coronavirus the day before, against the backdrop of a new epidemic wave.

According to the official record of the authorities, 226,587 people have been vaccinated in the last 24 hours, the highest figure since the start of the vaccination campaign in February in this former Soviet republic.

On Tuesday, the country, among the poorest in Europe, recorded 538 daily deaths from Covid-19, a record, as the epidemic wave is worsened by a sluggish vaccination.

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Beijing offers third dose of vaccine

The city of Beijing now offers its inhabitants to be injected with a third dose of anti-Covid vaccine, local media said on Wednesday, a few months from the Winter Olympics organized in the Chinese capital.

Read also Flu vaccination: "Let's learn from the Covid-19"

A case of a Delta subvariant identified in Israel

Israel has identified in its territory a first case of a sub-variant of the Delta, the variant AY4.2, which is already circulating in several European countries, said the Ministry of Health.

An 11-year-old child from Europe carrying the sub-variant was identified at Ben-Gurion airport in Tel Aviv and quarantined, according to the same source.

According to experts, this new variant is still rare and does not appear to pose the same high risk of transmission as other strains.

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Roche sales boosted by tests

The Swiss pharmaceutical group Roche unveiled on Wednesday sales up 6% over nine months, to nearly 46.7 billion Swiss francs (43.3 billion euros), boosted by screening tests for Covid-19, and raised its forecast for 2021. The demand for tests "

remains high in the third quarter due to the Delta variant

," said the group.

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More than 4.9 million dead

The pandemic has killed at least 4,910,200 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources.

The United States is the most bereaved country with 728,296 dead, followed by Brazil (603,855), India (452,651), Mexico (284,925) and Russia (226,353).

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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