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US Threat of re-containment in France, 2 million deaths worldwide ... update on the coronavirus

11:15  22 january  2021
11:15  22 january  2021 Source:   parismatch.com

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New measures, new reports and highlights: update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic in France And in the world.

  Menace d'un reconfinement en France, 2 millions de morts dans le monde...le point sur le coronavirus © REUTERS / Gleb Garanich / File Photo

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The situation in France

The specter of a third re-containment still hangs over France in the face of new, more contagious variants of the virus, while the executive defended its campaign on Thursday. vaccination much maligned, and sought to soften the lot of students. If the situation worsens, in particular with a development of the “English variant” of the virus, which is much more contagious, “we could have to take harsher measures, it could go as far as confinement if the situation were to require it”, repeated the Minister of Health Olivier Véran at the "20 hours" of TF1.

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France will from next week close all creches, schools and universities to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus , President Emmanuel MLS said it will provide updates on plans for the resumption of the 2020 season at the appropriate time, after examining the impact of the coronavirus , or COVID-19

But "we are not there today", assured the minister, wishing "to give a chance to work" to the curfew now advanced to 6 pm throughout the territory and which has allowed a drop in incidence epidemic in the 15 departments where the measure was applied from the beginning of January. "As of January 20, 2021, 131 cases of infections with the VOC variant 202012/01 (United Kingdom) and 10 cases of infections with the variant 501Y.V2 (South Africa) have been reported in France", said Thursday evening Health Publique France, judging "the acceleration of the deployment of the vaccination campaign (...) essential".

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Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world with more than 95 million confirmed cases in 190 countries and two million deaths . In the table below, countries can be reordered by deaths , death rate and total cases. In the coloured bars on the right-hand side, countries in which cases have

Coronavirus death toll tops 2 million worldwide . "You' re supposed to keep us safe and the Americans deserve some straight answers on the "But as more and more countries experience community spread, successful containment at our borders becomes harder and harder," she added.

As a result of the increase in contamination at the end of the year-end holidays, hospital admissions have started to rise again, going above 10,000 over seven days since this week. The number of people infected with Covid-19 is not weakening with 22,848 new cases recorded on Thursday, according to data published on the government site. With 346 new deaths in 24 hours, Covid-19 has now caused the death of 71,998 people in France since the start of the epidemic, according to government data.

PCR tests required before arrival in France for European travelers

France will require, from Sunday at 00:00, a negative PCR test carried out 72 hours before departure for most European travelers wishing to enter its territory, announced President Emmanuel Macron at the European Council, the Elysee reported late Thursday evening. This obligation will apply "excluding essential travel", specified the Elysee: "Frontier workers and land transport will in particular be exempt".

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The global coronavirus death toll could hit two million before an effective vaccine is widely used Asked whether two million fatalities worldwide was possible before a vaccine became available, Dr Meanwhile in France , staff from bars and restaurants in the southern city Marseille protested against

Paris had already decided on January 14 to subject travelers from a country outside the European Union (EU) to this rule. Cross-border workers and “essential” workers were already exempt.

Faced with a "very serious" situation, the EU wants to limit travel

The European Union has called for avoiding non-essential travel between the countries of the bloc to face the threat of new variants of the coronavirus, judging the situation health "very serious", after a summit of the Twenty-Seven by video conference Thursday.

Echoing the European Epidemics Agency (ECDC), European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday evening that “all non-essential travel” should “be strongly discouraged”. "We are increasingly worried about the different variants" of the coronavirus, admitted Ursula von der Leyen.

Faced with variants of the coronavirus (British, South African), more contagious, several countries have already tightened restrictions in recent days, such as Germany on Tuesday. The Netherlands announced a curfew from 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, Portugal a closure of its schools.

The point in the world

The pandemic has killed more than 2.075 million people in the world and more than 96.8 million cases of contamination have been diagnosed, according to a report established Thursday by AFP from sources official. USA is the country with the most deaths (409,667) , followed by Brazil (214,147) , India (152,869) , Mexico (144,371) and Kingdom -United (93.290) .

These figures are overall underestimated. They are based on daily reports from national health authorities, without including reassessments based on statistical bases.

Covid-19: Jean Castex announces new measures to "avoid new confinement" .
The Prime Minister announced the closure of borders with countries outside the European Union on Friday evening. Large non-food stores of more than 20,000 square meters will keep their doors closed from Sunday. © Supplied by Le Monde "The question of containment is legitimately posed given these data", due to a "strong risk of an acceleration" of the epidemic, admitted Jean Castex.

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