14:38: Kyrgyzstan reopens its borders to citizens of all countries
Kyrgyzstan on Saturday announced the reopening of its borders to citizens of all countries arriving by plane at three national airports after months of closure due to a pandemic.
Since Friday, December 4, “foreign citizens and stateless persons can arrive in the Kyrgyz Republic on regular flights,” the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
13h50: Moscou vaccine
Moscow has started vaccinating social workers, nurses and teachers in about 70 centers. Russia, which renounced any restrictions, was one of the first countries to develop a vaccine in August, even before large-scale clinical trials began, called Sputnik V, citing a Soviet satellite.
13:17: Progress in Italy
The epidemic continues to progress in Italy: after registering 993 deaths in 24 hours on Thursday, the country regretted 814 deaths the following day. In the first European country to be permanently affected by Covid, Italy has 1.66 million cases, including 58,038 deaths.
New restrictions were introduced, including a ban on interregional travel from 21 December to 6 January, to deter the ghosts of the third wave in January.
11:49: Skiing, ski lifts … for professionals
The decree published in the Official Journal this Saturday is, to put it mildly, surprising: in the context of Covid-19, it makes it clear that ski lifts, chair lifts and other gondolas will not be available … except for certain categories, such as industry professionals and minors who “licensed by the Sports Association of the French Ski Federation”, states Dauphiné Libéré.
11:09: WHO calls for our guards not to be allowed, because an epidemic will strike
The WHO warns against the temptation to lower our guards in view of the Covid-19 epidemic, which is resuming, especially in the United States, despite the optimism about the introduction of vaccines.
But in France, all epidemic rates continue to decline slowly (see below).
10:32: Another 2.1 billion for the Tokyo Olympics
In Japan, the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed to the summer of 2021, announced that the bill will increase by at least 2.1 billion euros because of the costs associated with the postponement and health measures that will be taken to set up the event.
9:40: Isolation, loss of meaning … psychologists sum up the suffering of telecommuting
Isolation, excessive work, loss of meaning … teleworking is a source of concern for some workers, especially when combined with fear of Covida and economic uncertainty, psychologists gather their information. missed calls.
In mid-November, the Ministry of Labor launched a toll-free number (0800 13 00 00) to support VSE and SME workers who find it difficult to telework and who are not offered support, as some large companies do.
8:44: Universities will gradually resume work from the beginning of the January school year
Prime Minister Jean Kastex announced the decision to representatives of higher education on Friday afternoon.
8:20: In the North, GSK has already worked hard to produce excipients
Large steel tanks, supply pipes, control screen in a very safe place: it is located in a small room in the center of the GSK plant in Sen-Amand-les-Eaux (north), which produces an excipient to increase the effectiveness of some future anti-Covid vaccines.
Significant interest in the excipient? When mixed with a vaccine antigen, it strengthens the body’s immune response to the virus.
7:55 a.m.: Thanksgiving outbreak in the United States
In the United States, which pays the most expensive price with more than 278,000 deaths, millions of Americans traveling a week before Thanksgiving could cause a “flare-up.” immunologist Anthony Fauci.
For the second day in a row, the United States registered a 24 hour pollution register, according to Johns Hopkins University, which refers to 225,201 new cases.
7:07: Peru allows flights from Europe in mid-December
Peru will allow flights from Europe from December 15, the government announced on Friday to revive its economically important tourism industry. There will be flights from Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam and various European countries, including Germany.
On 5 October, Peru resumed flights from certain Latin American countries and on 1 November allowed them to fly to the American continent, including the United States and Mexico.
Passengers must present a negative Covid-19 test to enter Peru.
7:03: English cautious
The British health authorities on Friday considered a “significant” regression of the pandemic “possible”, “thanks to spring”, thanks to vaccination, while calling for preparations for the post-Christmas upswing.
The UK, which has suffered the most from the pandemic (more than 60,000 deaths) in Europe, this week became the first western country to authorize a vaccine against Covid-19, giving Pfizer and BioNTech the green light. The first doses should be injected the following week.
What you need to know this Saturday morning
- – Number of new cases, number of hospitalized patients, number of additional deaths: all epidemics continue to decline slowly.
– Only half of the French surveyed in November plan to be vaccinated, against two-thirds in July. For his part, the president said: “I do not believe in mandatory vaccination against the Covid-19 vaccine, because you have to be transparent, we do not know everything about this vaccine and this virus.”
– Emmanuel Macron assured that the government will “do everything possible to start a little earlier in January to reopen training and semesters” at universities.
– Winter sales will begin on January 20th instead of January 6th. The duration of the sale will be four weeks.
- – Canada has exceeded the threshold of 400,000 cases of coronavirus, marking the acceleration of a pandemic in that country. Canada, home to 38 million people, Canada has between 300,000 and 400,000 cases in just 18 days.
6:51: Did the Covid-19 dead even go “earlier”?
The new coronavirus that kills a particular senior, or would Covid-19 have died anyway, a little later? There is currently nothing to say when. Even if in the end everyone is doomed … Answer this article.
6:49: Social plans, reflection of the affected France
More than 650 social plans have been announced since March 1. Thousands of jobs are threatened by the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. We are compiling this article (subscriber link).
6:47: All figures continue to decline slowly in France
France registered 11,221 new cases on Friday, less than in the last two days (12,696 on Thursday, 14,064 on Wednesday). According to French Public Health, 284 new deaths were recorded in France in the last day (326 on Thursday, 313 on Wednesday), which is 54,767 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic. A total of 26,283 people were hospitalized, including 3,283 intensive care patients.
6:45 a.m .: Hello and welcome to this live show on the development of the coronavirus epidemic in France and around the world.