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Jean Castex has announced encouraging news regarding the epidemic.
“The developments are encouraging.” “During February we will be able to gradually lift the restrictions”, explains the Prime Minister.
“This exceptional wave is not yet over, but it is evolving in a more positive way.” “The number of patients in intensive care is decreasing”.
“In Ile-de-France, the decline is underway,” he continues.
“Simulations from the Pasteur Institute have shown that without the measures, the number of patients in intensive care would be twice as high”.
“The booster dose will be extended to all adolescents aged 12 to 17 from Monday”
“I want to thank all the actors who have contributed to this vaccination campaign”.
“All French people aged 16 and over will have to show proof of a complete vaccination schedule in order to go to the cinema, to a restaurant or to take the train”.
“Since the announcement of the vaccine pass, more than a million French people have received a first injection”.
“Wearing a mask will no longer be compulsory outdoors from February 2”.
“Discotheques will be able to reopen on February 16”.
“February 2 will be the date when the vaccine pass will be in place. This week will allow you to see the effects of the pass.
Johan Clarey, leader of the French alpine ski team, admitted Thursday to having “a lot of stress due to Covid”, under the threat of contamination which could deprive him of the Beijing Olympics (February 4-20). ).
“I have a lot of stress due to the Covid, it is very painful. It takes a lot of energy, it’s complicated because you can be deprived of the Games unfairly because of all that, ”explained Clarey in the mixed zone after the second official downhill training in Kitzbühel (Austria) on Thursday.
The weekly number of Covid-19 cases has “significantly dropped” in Africa and that of deaths has also fallen, for the first time since the peak of the 4th wave induced by the Omicron variant, the WHO announced on Thursday.
“This decline puts an end to the shortest outbreak that the continent has known, which lasted 56 days”, underlines the Africa regional office of the WHO (World Health Organization) in a press release issued at the end of a weekly press briefing.
“The number of new cases notified fell by 20% in one week to January 16, while the number of deaths fell by 8%”, specifies the UN organization in this text. WHO Africa adds that South Africa, where the Omicron variant was first sequenced, has seen a downward trend over the past four weeks.
The Senate, dominated by the right-wing opposition, set up a commission of inquiry on Wednesday to monitor the “adequacy” of the vaccine pass, which must come into force in the coming days, with the evolution of the epidemic of Covid-19.
The Senate Social Affairs Committee has asked to be granted the powers of a commission of inquiry, important, for six months. Acted Wednesday in the Conference of Presidents, this request will be submitted Thursday to the vote of the senators in the hemicycle.
The city of Moscow on Thursday recorded a record number of new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, a sign of a wave that promises to be particularly strong with the highly contagious variant Omicron.
Russia, the most bereaved country in Europe by Covid-19, has recorded 38,850 new cases in the past 24 hours, a high figure without reaching the November record, according to government figures.
On the other hand, the capital Moscow, epicenter of the epidemic in the country, recorded an absolute record on Thursday with 11,557 new cases. The previous high was from June 2021, at the height of the wave due to the Delta variant. These figures have risen sharply in recent days.
The city of Moscow recorded a record number of new coronavirus infections on Thursday in the past 24 hours, a sign of a wave that promises to be particularly strong with the highly contagious variant Omicron.
Gabriel Attal, government spokesperson, announces that the Prime Minister will hold a press conference on the health situation this evening at 7 p.m. He will reveal a “precise timetable” for the easing of the restrictive measures.
The Minister of Health Olivier Véran will also be present.
More than 3 million daily cases were recorded on average worldwide between January 13 and 19, a figure that has increased more than fivefold since the discovery of the Omicron variant at the end of November, according to an AFP count.
The rate of teachers’ strikers, mobilized Thursday to protest against the management of the health crisis in schools, amounted to 1.15% in the first degree and 2.18% in the second degree, according to the Ministry of Education. ‘National Education.
A week after a very well-attended strike in education, a demonstration is planned for Thursday in Paris from 2:00 p.m. For Guislaine David, general secretary of Snuipp-FSU, the first primary union, “the goal this time was not to call on teachers to strike because one week apart it’s complicated. The idea today today is to maintain the pressure with local mobilizations, before a new strike call on January 27,” she told AFP.
New Caledonia, spared until recently by the Covid-19 epidemic, has entered a “second wave” with the Omicron variant, the health authorities of the French archipelago announced on Thursday, where new measures will come into force on Monday.
A new Health Defense Council is being held this morning at the Elysée. Objective of this Council: “to give visibility” to the restrictions.
Among the options of the council chaired by Emmanuel Macron, an intermediate solution is at this stage preferred. It consists of giving a timetable for lifting the restrictions, in particular with regard to gauges, the ban at least until January 24 on standing concerts and the closing of nightclubs.
In Guadeloupe, all hospitals are again in white plan, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) said on Wednesday, announcing nearly 16,500 new cases of Covid-19 in a week when the mobilization against the vaccination obligation does not not weaken. “We have entered a complicated and difficult hospital phase”, warned during a press conference Valérie Denux, the director general of the ARS, announcing that the hospital must open additional resuscitation beds.