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đź”´ LIVE – Coronavirus: The government wants to extend the 3-day telework rule by two weeks

As France faces a fifth wave, the situation is beginning to stabilize in hospitals. Follow here all the news related to the health situation in France or around the world.


Labor Minister Elisabeth Borne announced to the social partners on Wednesday that the government was proposing to extend “for another two weeks” the rule providing for a minimum of three days of telework per week in the face of Covid-19, we learned from the ministry.

The minister told the employers’ organizations and trade unions that “the health situation, even if it seems to be heading towards a plateau, does not seem to date to allow an immediate lifting or relaxation of the measures in terms of teleworking”, a-t- added from the same source. These measures had been reinforced on January 3 initially for three weeks.


Beijing reported five new locally transmitted cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, raising fears of a rebound in the outbreak less than three weeks before the city hosts the Winter Olympics (February 4-20).

The Chinese capital has already suspended thousands of flights and multiplied Covid tests after registering the first case affected by the Omicron variant last Saturday.

City health officials said Wednesday that five new infections had been reported in the past 18 hours, bringing the total number of people infected to eight.


Switzerland decided on Wednesday that people vaccinated against Covid or who have recovered from it will no longer need to present a test to enter the country.

Given the tense situation in hospitals, the Federal Council (government) also decided during its meeting today to extend the measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Thus, the obligation to work from home is extended until the end of February, as are the quarantine measures from which people who have been vaccinated or cured for less than four months are exempt.


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that he will end next week most of the anti-Covid restrictions imposed to fight the Omicron variant in England, and provide for the end of isolation for positive cases in March.

From Thursday January 27, wearing a mask will no longer be legally compulsory, telework will no longer be officially recommended and a health pass will no longer be imposed for access to nightclubs and certain large gatherings, announced the conservative leader. in Parliament.


The Solomon Islands’ capital, Honiara, was locked down for 60 hours on Wednesday after a case of coronavirus was detected, the Prime Minister’s Office said.


The meeting of the 22nd day of Ligue 2 between Valenciennes and Nancy scheduled for Saturday has been postponed to Tuesday February 1 (7 p.m.) due to cases of Covid-19 within the Valenciennes workforce, the Professional Football League announced on Wednesday ( LFP).


The Biden administration will distribute 400 million FFP2 masks for free, a White House official announced on Wednesday. The masks will be available in several tens of thousands of distribution points, in particular pharmacies and health centers, at the end of next week, according to the same source, speaking on condition of anonymity.


Germany recorded more than 100,000 new cases of Covid-19 contamination in 24 hours on Wednesday, a record since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, according to data published by health authorities.

Europe’s largest economy recorded 112,323 additional cases and 239 deaths over the past day, said the Robert Koch health watch institute. This is the first time the threshold of 100,000 cases per day has been exceeded since the daily census.


Japan was preparing on Wednesday to reinstate restrictions in a large part of the country, including Tokyo, in the face of the record number of coronavirus infections facing the archipelago, hit by the Omicron variant.


A man stole 42,000 rapid antigen tests from a goods depot in Sydney, Australian authorities said on Wednesday, in a country where such tests are increasingly rare. The thief entered a goods depot in the suburb of Mascot on Tuesday afternoon and “took possession of the tests”, a New South Wales police spokeswoman said, without giving further details.

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