Tuesday, January 18

DIRECT – Coronavirus: rebound in France of anti-pass mobilization with more than 100,000 demonstrators

France is facing a fifth wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, pushing the government to take new measures. Follow here all the news related to the health situation in France or in the world.


The demonstrations of health passes and opponents of the Covid-19 vaccine experienced a very clear rebound in France on Saturday, with 105,200 participants, four times more than during the previous mobilization of December 18, according to the authorities.

This burst of mobilization comes after comments by French President Emmanuel Macron, who said this week that he wanted to “piss off” the unvaccinated “.


Dozens of prominent Hong Kong figures, including the police chief and the finance minister, will be allowed to leave their quarantine after one of the two cases of Covid-19 detected at a party they were attending was declared false positive Saturday.


The pandemic has killed more than 5,478,486 people worldwide, according to AFP’s report on Saturday at 11 a.m. GMT. The United States is the most bereaved country with 837,262 dead, followed by Brazil (619,937), India (483,463) and Russia (315,400). Mexico passed the 300,000 dead mark on Friday.

However, the World Health Organization 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.


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