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Covid-19: 48 dead in French hospitals, 1,027 patients in intensive care


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

More than 17,000 patients hospitalized in France, masks compulsory in transport in Nice, China which confines millions of inhabitants ...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Wednesday, July 06 on the latest information related to Covid-19.

More than 1,000 patients in intensive care in France

The pressure continues to increase on French hospitals.

17,496 patients with Covid-19 were hospitalized on Wednesday, compared to 17,041 the day before.

Of them, 1,027 were admitted to critical care wards, up from 1,004 on Tuesday.

48 deaths are to be deplored in French hospitals this Wednesday.

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Compulsory mask in Nice transport from Monday

The mask will again be compulsory in public transport in the metropolis of Nice from Monday, the mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi announced on RTL on Wednesday, to deal with a seventh wave

“which is soaring”.

“I took my decree with other mayors of the metropolis of Nice (…) so that everyone from Monday wears the mask in a compulsory way”

, on the 2500 km of the bus and tram network, has said Christian Estrosi, ex-LR.

The mayor of Nice is thus going further than the government which, for the moment, only recommends wearing a mask in public transport.

For Christian Estrosi, the government

"will be forced to come there, because 200,000 more cases in less than 24 hours, we can clearly see that we are on a 7th wave which is skyrocketing and which is leading us towards a high-risk return to school".

Read alsoCovid-19: faced with the increase in cases, would it be useful to reinstate the compulsory mask in transport?


Covid-19: Professor Delfraissy welcomes the government’s decision not to make the mask compulsory again

Sanitary pass at the borders: possible until the end of January 2023, the deputies vote

At the request of the opposition, the deputies unanimously reduced the deadlines to January 31, 2023 for the collection of Covid health data and a possible health pass at the borders, during the examination in committee of the first text of the legislature.

The deadline initially set in this bill ran until March 31, 2023. Limited in scope, this new

“health watch and security”

text , expected Monday July 11 in the hemicycle, makes it possible to extend collection systems health data (Covid tests, vaccination) and set up a possible health pass at the borders if the health situation requires it.

In disagreement with the deadline proposed by the government, the oppositions demanded to advance the review clause.

Read alsoCovid-19: what the bill presented to the Council of Ministers provides

In full epidemic rebound, China confines millions of inhabitants

Several million people are confined on Wednesday in China, because of an epidemic rebound which raises fears of the return of restrictions, in particular in Shanghai, a month after the lifting of a long and grueling confinement.

China's largest city was put under a bell for two months in the spring to stem the worst outbreak of Covid-19 in the country since the start of the epidemic.

Shanghai lifted most of the restrictions on June 1, but some neighborhoods were temporarily confined after the detection of sporadic cases.

Since Sunday, a rebound has been observed and Shanghai reported 24 additional cases on Wednesday.

To identify contact cases, most districts have launched screening tests.

Shanghai closed all of its karaoke bars on Wednesday, in connection with some cases of Covid-19, authorities said.


Shanghai residents voice their anger over confinement

A new report overwhelms Didier Raoult's IHU

The IHU of Marseille, directed for a long time by Didier Raoult, has been the scene of many excesses, on the social as well as on the health level, according to extracts from a report relayed on Wednesday by the newspaper

La Provence.

This report, to which AFP did not have access, is produced by the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs (Igas), which depends on several ministries including that of Health.

It covers a wider field than a previous report, already scathing, published a few weeks earlier by the Medicines Agency (ANSM).

Read alsoEthics: Didier Raoult's IHU brought to heel by the ANSM

Patients treated at the IHU are notably given

“prescriptions which do not respect the public health code, which is likely to fall within the scope of a criminal qualification”

, according to an extract from this report cited by

La Provence


These prescriptions include, for example, an anti-Covid treatment based on hydroxychloroquine.

Despite the ineffectiveness of this drug against Covid, Didier Raoult has promoted it since the start of the pandemic, thereby acquiring significant media celebrity.

According to

La Provence

, the Igas report concludes that doctors at the IHU were under pressure from their management to prescribe this treatment, as well as ivermectin, another drug whose anti-Covid benefits are not


Dr. Raoult sanctioned with a “reprimand” by the College of Physicians

Covid aid scam: seven years in prison for an ex-influencer

A 24-year-old ex-influencer was sentenced on Wednesday in Paris to seven years in prison and a fine of 80,000 euros, for having organized via social networks a fraud in aid intended for companies affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The young man, whose online alias was "PA7", was found guilty in particular of fraud and laundering in an organized gang, also seeing himself inflicting a permanent ban on running a business and a five-year ineligibility.

Read alsoPA7, the influencer who embezzled millions of “Covid aid”, sentenced to 7 years in prison

"The court wanted to make an example, it made an example

," regretted his lawyer Me Carole Foissy leaving the courtroom, indicating that he was studying the advisability of appealing.

Also subject to a five-year ban on leaving the territory, Paul Antony, whose real name was, admitted having organized, from March 2020, a scam for the solidarity fund, by filling in falsified forms, on behalf of auto-entrepreneurs or freelancers recruited through flyers and videos on Snapchat.

Source: lefigaro

All tech articles on 2022-07-06

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