•   
  •   

US News Hungary: Viktor Orban announces measures to deal with an outbreak of the Covid epidemic

01:19  27 february  2021
01:19  27 february  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Corona outbreak in physio practice: 400 people in quarantine

 Corona outbreak in physio practice: 400 people in quarantine There has been a large corona outbreak in Wedel. 400 patients in a physio practice are now under quarantine. © Shutterstock / Andrey_Popov The corona virus continues to spread in Germany despite the lockdown. Even if the new infections are slowly declining, the Robert Koch Institute again reported over 10,000 cases on Thursday. The main question with a corona infection is still: Where did I get infected? Now a large source of infection should have been uncovered.

Un agent de santé se fait vacciner au département de dermatologie et d'allergologie de l'Université de Szeged à Szeged, en Hongrie, le samedi 23 janvier 2021. © AP - Tibor Rosta A health worker gets vaccinated at the department of dermatology and allergology at the University of Szeged in Szeged, Hungary, Saturday January 23, 2021.

In Hungary, where the virus has killed nearly 15,000, the number of deaths, contaminations and hospitalizations is on the rise again. The English variant is rapidly gaining ground and the South African variant has been spotted. Also, Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced measures. On Friday, the President of the Republic Janos Ader received the first dose of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine in front of the cameras. Hungary is the only one of the 27 member states of the European community to administer Russian and Chinese vaccines, although the latter have not received approval from the European regulator.

Coronavirus: Emmanuel Macron is giving himself 8 to 10 days to relax or tighten the constraints

 Coronavirus: Emmanuel Macron is giving himself 8 to 10 days to relax or tighten the constraints With 24,000 new cases confirmed on Friday, the situation remains worrying © ELIOT BLONDET-POOL / SIPA Emmanuel Macron on February 12, 2021. PANDEMIA - With 24,000 new cases confirmed on Friday, the situation remains worrying Release the pressure or tighten the constraints? The Elysee is giving itself 8 to 10 days to decide in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic, while the executive insists on collective discipline.

With our correspondent in Budapest, Florence La Bruyère

With a hundred deaths per day, and nearly 5,000 new contaminations, the third wave is here. Hence the measures announced by Prime Minister Viktor Orban: “The situation is so serious that hospitals must go back to crisis management. The directors of the hospitals are helped by the military. We're on high alert, like in April and November.

Russian and Chinese vaccines, that is the lifeline. Hungary is the only country in the European Union to have bought it, in defiance of Community rules. Budapest has ordered 5 million doses from Beijing. It was necessary, according to Viktor Orban, who criticizes the slowness of Europe. These two vaccines, Sputnik V and the product from Sinopharm, have not been authorized by the European Medicines Agency. For the good reason that, so far, the Russian and Chinese authorities have not submitted a formal request for approval.

Covid-19. In the United States, the dramatic milestone of 500,000 dead is crossed

 Covid-19. In the United States, the dramatic milestone of 500,000 dead is crossed © Mark Lennihan, AFP Vaccination of caregivers on Long Island, at the Jewish Medical Center. The progression of the epidemic is slowing in the US, but in one year, 500,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. Even though the United States has passed the dramatic milestone of half a million deaths in recent hours, the Covid-19 epidemic appears to be stalling. Over the last two weeks, new contaminations have decreased by 44%, deaths by 32% and hospitalizations by 30%.

Read also: Covid-19: Hungary approves the Chinese vaccine and stands out again from Europe

"If we did not have Russian and Chinese vaccines, we would be in trouble! I too will receive the Chinese vaccine, said Viktor Orban. And by Easter, everyone who registers will be able to receive at least one dose. "

Of the 9.8 million inhabitants, nearly half a million have already received a first dose (mainly with the Pfizer vaccine so far, and the Chinese batches will take over). Hungary is expected to soon have the highest vaccination rate in the European Union, according to Viktor Orban.

Coronavirus in Paca: "I am against new restrictions", warns the president of the region Renaud Muselier .
LR president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region Renaud Muselier calls for a reinforcement of controls in the departments in enhanced vigilance of the region © Daniel Cole / AP / SIPA The president of the region Paca Renaud Muselier INTERVIEW - The LR president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region Renaud Muselier calls for a reinforcement of controls in the departments in enhanced vigilance of region No containment, but reinforced measures which must be taken urgently by the prefects.

usr: 0
This is interesting!