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đź”´ LIVE – Coronavirus: the circulation of the virus is slowing down but remains high among the over 70s

As hospital pressure stabilizes, the government unveiled the timetable for the easing of restrictive measures on Thursday January 20. Follow here all the news related to the health situation in France and around the world.


The circulation of the Covid-19 epidemic is slowing down on national territory but remains high, especially among those over 70, warned the France public health agency, inviting not to relax the braking measures.

The circulation of the virus slowed down last week “with an incidence rate down 8%”. “This indicator nevertheless continued to increase among people aged 70 and over and remained at a very high level (more than 3,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) in the majority of regions”, noted the French public health agency during a point. hurry. The strongest increase was observed among those aged 90 and over (+19%).

The number of new hospitalizations was down slightly (-7%) while that of critical care admissions stabilized (-3%).


Greece no longer requires a coronavirus screening test for holders of a European vaccination certificate wishing to enter its territory from Monday February 7, the Greek Ministry of Health announced on Friday.


Spaniards will be able to go out again without a mask from next week, a government decision which on Friday raised hopes of an end to the pandemic, when other restrictions are lifted at the regional level.

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German Eric Frenzel, three-time Nordic combined Olympic champion, and his teammate Terence Weber tested positive for Covid-19 upon their arrival in Beijing, the German Olympic Committee (DOSB) announced shortly before the opening ceremony of the Olympics. -2022 Friday.

The two athletes arrived in China on Thursday and were part of a group of six members of the German delegation who tested positive on their arrival. A second test confirmed Frenzel and Weber’s positivity.


France rugby team coach Fabien Galthié tested positive for Covid-19, two days before the start of the 2022 6 Nations tournament against Italy.

“This morning I tested positive for Covid-19. I’m fine with mild symptoms. As a result, I am self-isolating and will act remotely this week. RaphaĂ«l Ibañez and all of my staff, in whom I have full confidence, will be my relay in the field, ”tweeted the coach.


The health protocol linked to Covid in schools should be lightened after the February holidays, given a drop in indicators, said Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer on Friday.

Contaminations and class closures remain at a high level but mark a “small downward trend” which “puts us in a form of confidence towards normalization”, declared Jean-Michel Blanquer on Sud Radio.

Currently 16,836 classes are closed, compared to more than 20,000 last week, and 410,000 cases of Covid have been identified among students over 7 cumulative days (570,000 contaminations last week), he detailed.


Spain has announced that it will end the obligation to wear a mask outdoors next Tuesday, a measure reinstated at the end of December in the face of the wave of Covid-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant.

The government of Pedro Sánchez will adopt during the council of ministers on Tuesday “the decree which will abolish the obligation to use the mask outdoors”, said Friday the Spanish Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, on radio Cadena Ser.

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