Canada Direct. COVID-19: France extends the suspension of flights with southern Africa to Tuesday midnight
Furor over Miss South Africa appearing in pageant in Israel
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Controversy is swirling around the Miss South Africa beauty pageant, as the government has withdrawn its support for the event because of its plans to participate in the Miss Universe 2021 contest which is to be held in Israel in December. The current Miss South Africa, Lalela Mswane, appears to be caught in an uncomfortable spot because of the furor. The government announced this week that it has withdrawn its backing after it failed to persuade the Miss South Africa pageant organizers to pull out of the event to protest Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians.
The essentials Follow the events of the day: 9:02. 19,700 protesters in France against the sanitary pass. For the 20th consecutive weekend, thousands of people opposed to the health care have shown Saturday in France. According to a balance sheet of the Ministry of the Interior, more than 3500 people marched in Paris. The ministry has identified 155 shares throughout the territory, compared to 158 shares and 23,000 protesters last on Saturday. 8:39. In France, 34 new deaths and more than 37000 cases recorded in 24 hours. While the Omicron variant spreads in Europe, France recorded on Saturday . 8:26. Will we have enough doses to go to the end of the reminder campaign? We asked Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market, if Europe had a fair number of vaccines to administer the recall dose. . 8:18. The two people contaminated in Omicron in Australia are asymptomatic. The two passengers, who have been tested positive in Omicron upon arrival in Australia since Southern Africa, traveled on a flight from Qatar Airways via Doha, indicates the health authority of New South Wales in a statement. They have been tested positive at COVID-19 shortly after their arrival, which led to a further analysis to establish if they were carriers of the new variant. "The two positive cases, which were asymptomatic, are isolation in specific rooms. Both people are fully vaccinated, "says NSW Health. Twelve other passengers from southern Africa who were on the same flight were not positive at COVID but were placed in quarantine, specifies the ministry. The approximately 260 passengers and crew members of this flight were also invited to isolate, indicates the health authority. 7:59. In Senegal, "we lost everything" with the sanitary crisis. While the Omicron variant has been detected in South Africa, experts alert on the urgency to redistribute vaccine doses to poor countries. We recently went to Dakar, where the donations accelerate. But COVID is no longer the priority of the inhabitants, plunged into greater poverty since the health crisis. . 7:46. Israel closes its borders with foreign nationals. "The entry of foreign nationals in Israel is prohibited except for cases approved by a special committee," announces the Prime Minister in a statement, stating that the measure came into effect on Sunday night. Israeli citizens vaccinated will have to present a PCR test and quarantine for three days, an extended seven-day measure for non-vaccinated, specified the statement. These decisions were taken at the end of a meeting of the firm in the fight against coronavirus, and to put a stop crossover to , on November 1, to foreign tourists vaccinated. 7:35. Two cases of the new variant in Australia. Two passengers from South Africa were contaminated by the Omicron Variant, Announces Australia. The health authority of the state of New South Wales, in the east of the country, has stated that has made emergency tests that have confirmed the presence of this new strain in two passengers arrived on Saturday in Sydney. 7:23. More flights to southern Africa. Initially scheduled until Sunday night midnight, the suspension of flights with seven southern African countries is extended until Tuesday night midnight, read to the . 7:20. No case in France. Currently, no contamination in the variant is confirmed in France. But the Ministry of Health has already announced that anyone "contact" from another, tested positive to the new VVID-19 variant, Omicron, will have to be isolated even if it is vaccinated. 7:16. Omicron spreads. After , the Czech Republic yesterday announced a first case on a Patient Covid-19 hospitalized with light symptoms in Liberec, in the north of the country. 7 hours. Hello and welcome to this live. You will find all information related to the COVID-19 epidemic.
COVID updates, Dec. 2: No plan to add restrictions or expand eligibility for 3rd doses, Legault says .
Updated throughout the day on Thursday, Dec. 2. Questions/comments: firstname.lastname@example.org Top updates Quebec rolls out rapid home tests for children in daycares Omicron COVID-19 variant found in three U.S. states Ontarians aged 50 and older can soon book COVID-19 boosters Habs’ Brendan Gallagher and Sami Niku enter NHL’s COVID-19 protocol Another 57 Quebec health workers suspended for refusing vaccine, bringing total to 433 Coroner to investigate after man dies at end of 130-kilometre ambulance ride Video: As cases reach seven-month high, Legault doesn’t plan to add restrictions or expand 3rd dose eligibility No plan to add restrictions or expand eligibility for 3rd d