Canada COVID-19: Hong Kong Closed to 8 countries, Case Explosion in the world

16:00  05 january  2022
16:00  05 january  2022 Source:   lepoint.fr

Hong Kong-the police stop six members of an information site

 Hong Kong-the police stop six members of an information site Hongkong- Security /: Hong Kong-the police stop six members of an information site Hong Kong, December 29 (Reuters) - Police From Hong Kong announced on Wednesday having stopped six people working or having worked for an information website for "conspiracy to publish seditious material". The TVB TV channel reported that the six people arrested were working for the Stand News information site. A Reuters journalist saw at least four police vans in front of the offices of the website.

  Covid-19: Hong Kong fermé à 8 pays, explosion de cas dans le monde © AFP

H NGO Kong has prohibited Wednesday any arrival arrival arrival from eight countries, including the France , the Canada , the United Kingdom and the United States , while contaminations at COVID-19 multiply around the world.

The other countries concerned are

India , Pakistan, Australia and the Philippines, told Journalists the Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam.

"Passenger flights from these countries will not be allowed to land in Hong Kong and individuals who have stayed in these countries are no longer allowed to ship in flights to Hong Kong, including fixed flights," did she say.

Among the other measures announced Wednesday in Hong Kong are the prohibition of large-scale public events and the closing of 15 types of businesses, including bars, nightclubs, gym and beauty salons.

Ottawa criticizes police raid on Hong Kong news outlet that saw Canadian arrested

  Ottawa criticizes police raid on Hong Kong news outlet that saw Canadian arrested The federal government has added its voice to those criticizing this week’s police raid on a pro-democracy news outlet in Hong Kong in which a Canadian human rights activist and pop singer was among those arrested. Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly expressed Ottawa’s concern in the aftermath of Wednesday's raid on Stand News that saw seven people arrested, including Canadian activist and pop singer Denise Ho. Ho has since been released from police custody. “We are deeply concerned by the arrests in Hong Kong of current and former board and staff members from Stand News, including Canadian citizen and activist Denise Ho,” Joly wrote on Twitter.

A boat flying off Hong Kong with 3,700 people on board, the "Spectrum of the Seas", has been forced to return to the port due to the presence on board 9 cases contacts of a contamination. At the Omicron Variant, according to the authorities.

These ads intervene while contaminations at COVID-19 multiply around the world: nearly 890,000 cases in 24 hours in the United States, 270,000 in France, more than 200,000 in the United Kingdom ...

Israel announced Wednesday Having recorded nearly 12,000 new cases in 24 hours, a new record of contamination since the beginning of the pandemic.

Mexico records 15.000 cases a day, passing the bar of the four million cases of COVID-19. Argentina had 81,000 new cases Tuesday, near the double of the day before.

Year in review: A look at news events in October 2021

  Year in review: A look at news events in October 2021 A look at news events in October 2021: 1 - An experimental COVID-19 pill developed by pharmaceutical company Merck reportedly reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the virus. The study results were released by the company and had not been peer reviewed. 1 - Toronto police said they would charge former Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard with multiple counts of sexual assault. The charges were announced as Nygard was in a Winnipeg court for an extradition hearing related to different charges. Nygard consented to being extradited to the United States, where he was facing charges in New York for sexual assaults.

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Your Browser Does Not Support This Video Many personalities are among the new "positives": King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf To Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Sheikh El Ghazouani, through the Guardian of Paris SG Gianluigi Donarumma and Defender Lucas Hernandez Bayern Munich, where no less than eight players are affected.

The departure of Senegal's selection for the African Football Nations Cup, scheduled Tuesday night, was postponed to Wednesday because three cases of CVID detected in the workforce.

Djokovic summoned to explain

in this context, the medical derogation granted to participate in the Australian Open in Novak Djokovic, which has never communicated to its vaccinal status, arouses indignant reactions in the country , where the President of the Tennis Federation urged him to reveal the reasons for this exemption.

Hong Kong-Lam rejects the idea of ​​"extinction" of the freedom of the press

 Hong Kong-Lam rejects the idea of ​​ Hong Kong-Securite / Press (TV): Hong Kong-Lam rejects the idea of ​​an "extinction" of freedom From the Hong Kong press, January 4 (Reuters) - The executive of the Hong Kong Carrie Lam executive declared Tuesday not able to accept the insinuations that the freedom of the press in the Chinese special administrative region was threatened with "extinction ", a few days after a search led at the headquarters of an independent information site.

"It would certainly be useful if Novak explained the conditions under which he asked for and obtained an exemption," said Wednesday to the journalists the Tennis boss Australia, Craig Tuley, also director of the first Grand Slam of the Year.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison even threatened to return the star player "by the first plane" if he did not provide "evidence to support" this derogation.

The controversy is also raging in France where President Emmanuel Macron said he was determined to "emmerder" the non-vaccinated.

"I really want to emmender them. And so we will continue to do it, until the end," said Macron in a daily interview Le Parisien. "You will not be able to go to the restaurant, plus take a barrel, more to drink a café, more to the theater, the more go to the film," added the head of state to the address of the non-vaccinated.

In Brazil, the second most endangered country in the world by the pandemic after the United States, the Rio de Janeiro authorities decided Tuesday to suspend the street parades, traditionally massive, from the next carnival at the end of February.

The wave of the epidemic, relaunched at the end of the Omicron Variant, more contagious than the precedents even if its severity seems limited, leads to an increase in illness absences. A phenomenon that causes malfunctions in several sectors, including that of health.

At least six United Kingdom hospital centers said Tuesday that the situation could affect priority care.

in China, the city of Zhengzhou (center) started on Wednesday the screening of its 13 million inhabitants after a few cases of Covid, the confined metropolis of Xi'an announcing for its part the "mastery" of a recent home. 'infection.

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Hong Kong will create new offenses to "national security" .
© Copyright 2022, The Obs Hong Kong will create a series of new offenses against national security, said the Head of the Executive Carrie Lam to occasion of the first session of the legislative Council reserved for "patriots" on Wednesday 12th January.

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