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Covid-19: wearing a mask in Paris suspended by the courts, more than 300,000 cases in 24 hours in France

2022-01-14T06:23:08.240Z

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



The obligation to wear a mask outdoors in Paris suspended, the staggered vaccination pass project, and the vaccination obligation in companies in the United States postponed...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Friday, January 14 on the latest information related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

To discover

  • New rules for the health pass from January 15: all the answers to your questions

Justice suspends an order on the mandatory mask in Paris

The administrative court of Paris on Thursday suspended a prefectural decree which made it compulsory to wear a mask outdoors in the French capital since December 31, AFP learned from the court.

Read alsoCovid-19: does the Omicron variant justify wearing a mask outdoors?

This decision comes the day after that of the administrative court of Versailles, which had suspended a similar decree, a first on national territory, considering that the measure carried

"an excessive, disproportionate and inappropriate attack (...) on the freedom individual".

The vaccination pass is postponed after the failure of negotiations in Parliament

After its adoption in the National Assembly, the bill was thoroughly reviewed in the Senate before being adopted.

In the Joint Joint Commission (CMP), parliamentarians first oriented themselves towards an agreement before a breach of the secrecy of the discussions led to a dispute and finally the resumption of the parliamentary shuttle, that is to say that the bill returns to the National Assembly.

Read alsoThe vaccine pass postponed after the failure of negotiations in Parliament

The government planned for the entry into force of the law on January 15, too short a deadline for the resumption of the debates.

More than 300,000 new cases in France

305,322 new cases have again been detected in the past 24 hours, and 227 deaths are to be deplored.

24,154 patients are treated in hospital, including 3,939 in critical care according to Santé Publique France.

The Omicron variant represents, according to the latest figures, 65% of the viruses sequenced.

Read alsoOmicron: the hope of finally emerging from the pandemic

Ras-le-bol in French schools

Teachers in France, exasperated by the government's handling of the epidemic, overwhelmingly responded to a strike call on Thursday.

Nearly 38.5% of teachers were on strike in schools, according to the Ministry of Education, while SNUipp, the leading primary union, announced 75% of strikers and one primary school in two closed.

Read alsoDemonstration in Paris: teachers on strike denounce the management of the health crisis at school

In colleges and high schools, the figure was 23.7% according to the ministry, and 62% for the Snes-FSU, the first secondary school union.

After the strike, the Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer announced that five million FFP2 will be distributed to schools for “

those in need

”.

3,300 contract workers will also be hired to remedy absences linked to the Covid.

Supreme Court Blocks Biden's Decision to Mandate Vaccine in Businesses

The Supreme Court of the United States on Thursday blocked Joe Biden's decision to impose the anti-Covid vaccine in companies with more than 100 employees, inflicting a major setback to the efforts of the Democratic president.

Read alsoCould we really prosecute the non-vaccinated who transmit Covid-19?

The high court, on the other hand, validated the vaccination obligation for employees of health structures who benefit from federal funds.

Joe Biden also announced that he is doubling to one billion the number of tests that will be distributed free of charge to Americans who request it, starting next week.

Two new WHO-recommended treatments, 5 in total

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially recommended two new treatments against Covid-19 on Friday in very specific cases, for a total now increased to five.

Read alsoUnreliable, unpublished studies on ivermectin attract “antivax”

In an opinion published in the medical journal

The BMJ

, WHO experts recommend treatment with synthetic antibodies, sotrovimab, and a drug commonly used against rheumatoid arthritis, baricitinib.

Both are not intended for just any patient.

Spain: a 4th dose authorized for very vulnerable people

Spain has given the green light to a fourth dose of anti-Covid vaccine for certain very vulnerable people such as those who are immunocompromised, health authorities announced on Thursday, in the midst of the wave of the Omicron variant.

Read alsoCovid-19: like Israel, is France heading for a fourth dose of vaccine?

Norway partially lifts ban on serving alcohol

Norway will again partially authorize the sale of alcohol in bars and restaurants, the Norwegian government announced on Thursday, among other reductions in anti-Covid health measures.

More than 5.5 million dead worldwide

The pandemic has killed at least 5,511,146 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP on Thursday at 11:00 GMT, from official sources. In absolute terms, the United States is the most bereaved country with 846,319 dead, followed by Brazil (620,545), India (485,035) and Russia (319,172).

Read alsoImmunity, hygiene measures, virus mutations… How did the different epidemics end in history?

The World Health Organization (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 officially recorded.

Source: lefigaro

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