Sunday, November 28

DIRECT – Coronavirus: Vladimir Putin announces having received a third dose of vaccine

Many countries, including France, are facing a fifth wave of the epidemic. Follow all the news related to Covid-19 in France and around the world.


Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Sunday evening that he had received a third dose of the anti-Covid vaccine, as Russia is facing a serious epidemic wave against the backdrop of a sluggish vaccination.

“I did it two hours ago,” Putin said in television footage broadcast on Russian state broadcaster Rossia 24 shortly before 4.30 p.m. GMT. The injection was “painless”, he assured during a meeting with Denis Logounov, a senior official of the Gamaleïa center – institution behind the Sputnik V vaccine, the first to have been approved by Russia in 2020. According to the Kremlin master, who was vaccinated with the two doses of Sputnik V in March and April, this time he received a dose of Sputnik Light, a single dose vaccine.


Clashes erupted on Sunday during a demonstration against the new anti-Covid measures in Brussels, where, according to the police, tens of thousands of people participated in the rally. The march started peacefully but the police then used water cannons and tear gas in front of a group of people throwing projectiles, an AFP photographer found.

In this clash, several demonstrators wore balaclavas and waved Flemish nationalist flags. The face-to-face with anti-riot forces took place near the European quarter and the government in Brussels.


Two Paris SG players, whose identity has not been revealed, have tested positive for Covid-19, the club announced on its Twitter account on Sunday before its championship match against Reims. “They are currently isolated from the group and will follow the appropriate health protocol” specifies the Parisian club.

The two cases were revealed within the framework of the tests carried out before the international window and concern a foreign international and a French player evolving in the selection of young people.


Dutch police said on Sunday that they had arrested 19 people after a second night of violent protests against the latest government health measures. In The Hague, several police officers in riot gear charged groups of demonstrators who threw stones and various objects at them in a working-class area, and used a water cannon to extinguish burning bicycles at a busy intersection, the city police explained in a statement. In total, the police made “19 arrests for insults among other things,” she added. 9:15 a.m.

Protests against health restrictions turned into riot again on Saturday evening in the Netherlands, especially in The Hague where several police officers were injured, the day after violence in Rotterdam (southwest) where 51 people were arrested and three gunshot wounds.

In The Hague, the city where the Dutch government is based, police officers in riot gear charged groups of demonstrators who threw stones and various objects at them in a working-class neighborhood, and used a water cannon to extinguish bicycles in traffic light at a busy intersection. Five police officers were injured and at least seven people arrested.


Bayern Munich has decided to reduce the salaries of players not vaccinated against Covid-19 and placed in isolation, such as Joshua Kimmich, quarantined after coming into contact with infected people, the German weekly assured Sunday. Bild am Sonntag.

Kimmich, 26, was placed in solitary confinement for a second time on Friday due to new exposure to the coronavirus. He had just come out of quarantine on Tuesday after coming into contact with teammate Niklas Süle, who tested positive last week.

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The current progression of the 5th wave of Covid-19 is “dazzling”, warned Gabriel Attal on Sunday, the government spokesman, however, weighing “elements that can worry us and elements that can make us confident”.

“This 5th wave, it starts in a dazzling way”, noted the secretary of state invited on Europe 1, CNEWS and Les Echos.


Since the establishment of a curfew on Friday, Guadeloupe has faced a rise in violence against health measures.

According to the Pointe-à-Pitre prosecutor’s office, five people have been detained in the last few hours in Guadeloupe, including one for “willful violence with a weapon on a person holding public authority”.

On Saturday evening, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, announced the dispatch to the island of about fifty members of the elite forces of the GIGN and the Raid.

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