UPDATE ON THE SITUATION – New measures, new reports and highlights: Le Figaro takes stock of the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.
A bill to extend the health pass, the Pfizer vaccine “sure»For 5-11 year olds, doped vaccination appointments in Italy … Le Figaro takes stock this Monday, September 20 on the latest information related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
91 deaths in 24 hours, 8,845 hospitalized patients
The epidemic continues to ebb in France, where 91 people died of Covid on Monday, according to the latest report from Public Health France. 8,845 patients are still hospitalized – against 8,887 on Sunday – including 373 arrived since the day before. A total of 1805 people are treated in intensive care.
Towards an extension of the health pass
A bill to extend the health pass beyond November 15 “is under development and will be presented on October 13 in the Council of MinistersPrime Minister Jean Castex’s entourage told AFP on Monday. Faced with an improvement in the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic in France, President Emmanuel Macron said he was ready to “remove certain constraints” in the “territories where the virus circulates less quickly», Without giving a timeline. Since the establishment of the health pass, the government has claimed good figures in terms of vaccination, with the crossing of the threshold of 50 million first-time vaccinated on Friday.
69% of 12-17 year olds received a first injection of the vaccine
The Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer welcomed the progress of the vaccination of middle and high school students against Covid-19, which exceeds 69% for the first injection, calling for “voluntarism»Families to continue in this dynamic. “It is very important that we continue the dynamic that is underway»Assured the minister, on a visit to the Fernand-Buisson college in Grandvilliers, in the Oise, where a vaccination center has been installed. “Any college or high school student should be offered a vaccination in September and generally a second injection in October»He underlined, praising the work of the services of the State and the communities to offer to the pupils vaccinations in their establishment or nearby.
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The Pfizer vaccine “sure»For 5-11 year olds
The Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine is “sure” and “Well tolerated” by children aged 5 to 11 and the correct dosage triggers an immune response “robust“, According to the results of a study announced Monday by the laboratories. The two companies plan to submit this data to the authorities “as soon as possible“, According to a statement, which specifies that the immune reaction was”comparableTo that observed in 16 to 25 year olds who received a higher dose vaccine.
The United States will let in “beginning of November »All fully vaccinated international travelers
The United States will allow all travelers from abroad to enter from “early November” on condition that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the White House announced on Monday. Travelers from overseas will also need to get tested and wear a mask, while a contact tracing system will be put in place, White House pandemic coordinator Jeff said. Zients. Washington is thus lifting restrictions that had been weighing since March 2020 on travelers coming from the European Union, the United Kingdom, or China, and then applying later to India or Brazil.
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Italy: the pass boosts vaccination appointments
Appointments to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Italy have increased again this week, after the government’s decision to extend to all employees the obligation to present a health pass, according to the authorities. “Nationally, there has been a general increase in first dose appointments, by 20 to 40% compared to last week», Indicated General Francesco Figliuolo, extraordinary commissioner in charge of the vaccination campaign. Almost 41 million people in Italy have received both doses of the vaccine, or nearly 76% of the population over 12 years old. But the authorities are worried about the latest resistance as the flu season approaches.
India to resume vaccine exports in October
India will resume exports of Covid-19 vaccines in October, five months after suspending them in order to fight a particularly deadly epidemic wave, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday.
The country that is home to the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s largest vaccine maker, was a major provider of the Covax program, which is supposed to enable 92 underprivileged states and territories to receive vaccines funded by more nations free of charge. prosperous. But exports were suspended in April, according to data from the Ministry of Health, as the country’s need for vaccine doses exploded in the face of an outbreak of Covid cases. Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said more than 300 million doses of the vaccine would be produced in October and one billion in the last three months of the year.
Philippines reopens schools
The Philippines will reopen, for the first time in more than 18 months, up to 120 schools closed due to Covid in order to allow a limited number of students to attend face-to-face classes, authorities said. While almost all the countries of the world have partially or fully reopened their schools, the Philippines has kept them closed since early 2020 and the appearance of the first cases of Covid-19 in the country.
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Auckland extends confinement
The lockdown of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, is being extended for two weeks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday. New Zealand follows a strategy “zero Covid»Aiming to eradicate all traces of the coronavirus from its territory. The toll is currently 27 deaths out of five million inhabitants since the start of the pandemic.
Fiji wants to reopen
Fiji, still in the grip of a Covid-19 epidemic, wishes to welcome tourists again from November, in the hope of reviving an economy devastated by the pandemic. The archipelago is heavily dependent on tourism, which represents 40% of its economy. This sector is therefore essential to limit the growing pauperization of the population.
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More than 4.68 million dead
The coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 4,689,140 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources. The United States is the country with the most deaths (673,765) ahead of Brazil (590,752), India (445,133), Mexico (271,503), and Peru with (199,066). The WHO estimates, taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, that the toll of the pandemic could be two to three times higher.