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US News Coronavirus: The Pandemic Point in the World

00:20  19 december  2021
00:20  19 december  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

Coronavirus: The point on the pandemic in the world

 Coronavirus: The point on the pandemic in the world © AFP N Oums Measures, new balance sheets and highlights: one point on the latest evolutions of the Pandemic of Covid-19 in the world. No forced vaccination, insists the UN The immunization obligation must always respect human rights and forced vaccination is never acceptable, warned Wednesday the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the ' UN .

Centre de vaccination dans une cathédrale à Chester, au Royaume-Uni, le 16 décembre 2021 © Paul Ellis Vaccination Center in a Chester Cathedral, the United Kingdom, December 16, 2021

New measures, new balance sheets and highlights: a point on the latter evolutions of the Covid-19 pandemic in the world.

- Netherlands: "containment" during the Christmas holidays -

The Netherlands will be placed on Sunday in "confinement", for the Christmas holiday season, in order to try to stop the fifth wave of Covid-19 and The strong progression of the Omicron Variant, announced Saturday the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

"I'm here tonight in a dark mood. To sum up it in one sentence, the Netherlands will return to confinement from tomorrow," said Rutte, during a televised press conference.

direct. COVID-19: "We must prepare" against Omicron, warns Prime Minister Jean Castex

 direct. COVID-19: © Christophe Simon / AFP Prime Minister Jean Castex visits Marseille in a vaccination center on December 13. The Prime Minister warned, this Tuesday, December 14th: it is necessary to prepare against the Omicron Variant even if the restrictions are not going to evolve by Christmas. A notice is expected Thursday on the vaccination of children. In the United Kingdom, Omicron is there and made its first death while the country accelerates on recall doses.

All non-essential stores, restaurants, bars, cinemas, museums and theaters must therefore close their doors from Sunday to January 14, while schools must keep doors closed at least until January 9, Trutte said.

- France: Restrictions for the new year -

The Scientific Council called on the French Government to establish "significant restrictions" against the risk of transmission of the epidemic on the occasion of New Year's Eve, in a notice Posted Saturday.

The Town Hall of Paris announced the cancellation of the fireworks and the new year concerts planned on the Champs-Elysees.

"If all goes well," vaccination of 5-11 years old should start Wednesday in France, according to the Minister of Health Olivier Véran.

The recall dose will be made mandatory for caregivers and firefighters from January 30th.

Coronavirus: Schools should close with a week in advance to the Netherlands

 Coronavirus: Schools should close with a week in advance to the Netherlands health-coronavirus-the Netherlands: coronavirus: schools should close with a week in advance in the Netherlands © Reuters / Pool Coronavirus : Schools should close with a week in advance in the Netherlands Amsterdam (Reuters) - Schools in the Netherlands should close with a week ahead for Christmas holidays due to a rise in COVID infections -19 and saturation of hospitals, confronted with an influx of patients, reported Tuesday the Dutch television channel RTL.

- London Alert Procedure -

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said "Extremely" concerned about the propagation of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, now dominating in the British capital, and triggered an alert procedure involving a Coordinated Answer of Public Services.

This device had already been activated on January 8, 2021 when London hospitals were threatened with submersion.

Across the United Kingdom, 90,418 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Saturday, slightly declining compared to the day before (more than 93,000) and after three consecutive days of daily records.

- The German regions claim a tightening of travel conditions -

The German regions called on the central government to tighten the rules of entry into the national territory to curb the propagation of Omicron.

They also asked to place "quickly" the United Kingdom in the category of territories very affected by the variants, in which South Africa are currently found and seven other African countries.

Coronavirus: New Zealand validates the use of the Pfizer vaccine in 5-11 years

 Coronavirus: New Zealand validates the use of the Pfizer vaccine in 5-11 years Health-Coronavirus-New Zealand: Coronavirus: New Zealand validates the use of the Pfizer vaccine in 5-11 years old © Reuters / Fiona Goodall Coronavirus: New Zealand validates the use of the Pfizer vaccine in 5-11 years old Wellington (Reuters) - The New Zealand Regulator of Medicines, MedSafe, approved the use of the vaccine against the Covid-19 developed by Pfizer in children aged 5 to 11, announced the New Zealand Ministry of Health in a statement.

Such a decision would de facto mean a prohibition of trips from the United Kingdom, except for German nationals.

Several other European countries, such as France, have already made dispositions to limit the entrance to their soil travelers from the British territory.

- Portugal vaccinates children -

Portugal, one of the countries at the highest vaccine coverage rate, has begun its vaccination campaign for children from five to 11 years.

Nearly 80,000 children, on the approximately 640,000 belonging to this group of ages, were registered to receive this weekend a first dose of the Pfizer pediatric vaccine.

- Vaccine Obligation for American employees -

Tens of millions of US employees will be forced to vaccination by January 4, under penalty of having to be tested very regularly.

Federal Justice has reinstated the immunization obligation for employees of large companies (more than one hundred employees), a measure desired by the Government of Joe Biden but which had been challenged by the state of Texas.

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Coronavirus: In the aftermath of Christmas, France recorded 27,697 new cases in 24 hours .
This sharp decline from the previous days is explained by the holiday of December 25 © Stephane de Sakutin / AFP after having recorded a peak At more than 100,000 cases, the numbers in the aftermath of December 25 are down. EPIDEMY - This sharp decline from previous days is explained by the holiday of December 25, the decline occurs after a record increase.

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