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Live. Covid-19: Jean Casteks, test negative, resumes privacy after seven days of isolation

8:54 am: “Let’s not hammer our camp” against Covid

“Don’t score against our camp” in the “match” against Covid, stopping too early to put on a mask outside, LREM MPs boss Christophe Castaner told France 2 on Wednesday.

If “things get better”, if “the vaccination campaign works”, “we need to be careful,” he added, pointing to the example of England, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed back from four weeks the lifting of the last anti-Covid restrictions due to progression Delta variant.

“Let’s stay responsible”, “this means that we have to pay attention to ourselves, to others, and if it goes through the mask, do not hesitate, put on the mask (…), barrier gestures remain the best way he insisted on fighting the virus …

You have to pay attention to yourself, to others, and if it goes through the mask, let’s not hesitate, put on the mask, barrier gestures will remain the best way to fight the virus.

Christophe Castaner

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7:40 a.m .: Jean Castex resumes his private pursuits after seven days of isolation.

Prime Minister Jean Casteks, who tested negative after contact with him for seven days, will begin a face-to-face meeting this Wednesday.

On March 19, the head of government received the first vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine. He will receive his second dose of the vaccine this week.

7:34 am: The Indian variation is progressing in Lands.

The Delta variant is gaining traction in Lands, where there are now about 250 cases – proven or probable – and about 30% of Covid-19 infections. However, paradoxically, the overall health of the department is improving.

“We have 114 confirmed cases, that is, sequenced and verified in Lands,” and 134 “probable” cases, ”a spokesman for the New Aquitaine Regional Health Agency (ARS) said in detail, commenting on the – still partial – sequencing results of about 250 positive tests for Covid-19, conducted last week following the announcement of the existence of this option in this southwest department and the first contact tracing operations.

6:32 am: There is a limit of 10,000 spectators before the Olympic Games.

The Japanese government may limit the number of spectators to 10,000 after the end of the health emergency on June 20, while organizers of the Tokyo Olympics are also considering a measurement. The project, which is not only about sports events, will limit the number of spectators to 50% of the venue’s capacity or a maximum of 10,000, whichever is less. This scheme could set the limits for the decision of the organizers of the Olympic Games (23 July – 8 August) on the number of local spectators, if any.

6:27 am: South Africa and Namibia step up their measures

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday night stepped up measures against the coronavirus, extending the curfew by an hour and introducing stricter controls on alcohol sales in the face of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Namibia on Tuesday ruled that public gatherings will now be limited to ten people, in an attempt to curb the exponential growth of new infections.

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6:14 am: Restrictions lifted in New York.

More than 70% of adults in New York State received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, lifting the remaining restrictions.

5:58 am: The coronavirus has been present in the US since December 2019.

The coronavirus responsible for Covid-19 has been present in the United States since at least December 2019, weeks before the first confirmed case in January 2020, according to a new study published Tuesday.

Conditions, problems: everything you need to know about discovering vaccinations for teens

Vaccination of children 12-17 years old against Covid-19 begins on Tuesday under certain conditions (permission from both parents, consent of a minor, etc.). The main goal of this expansion is to immunize a large portion of the population and thus better fight the circulation of the virus. Let’s summarize here.

5:48 am: Nearly a quarter of coronavirus patients develop unprecedented health problems.

According to a large study that carefully analyzed the medical data of two million Americans affected by the virus, about a quarter of people who become infected with Covid-19 face health problems after a month or more that they did not experience before they were infected.

The two main problems were pain (neuralgia, muscle pain, etc.) in 5% of people and difficulty breathing in 3.5% of cases. These were followed by hyperlipidemia (concentration of lipids in the blood) or hypertension, malaise or extreme fatigue, restlessness, and then intestinal problems. In addition, 0.21% of people reported having tinnitus 30 days or more after being infected with Covid-19, a problem already noted in other studies.

These other European countries where the Delta option worries

The last phase of deconfinement has been postponed in England, where the Delta variant is spreading rapidly. More transmissible than the Alpha variant, this strain may threaten other European countries. Our full article is here.

5:47 am: Fewer than 2,000 patients remain in intensive care units in France

France on Tuesday slid under the bar of 2,000 Covid-19 patients admitted to intensive care units, the most serious cases, for the first time since mid-October, according to official figures. There are currently 1,952 Covid patients in these services. All departments combined are currently hospitalized for 12,008 patients for Covid, which has been steadily declining since mid-April. France has never dipped below 12,000 since October 19. Finally, we regret the deaths of 76 people in the past 24 hours.

What to remember from Tuesday

  • From this Tuesday in France, it is possible to vaccinate adolescents from 12 to 18 years old.
  • The time between two injections has been reduced to a minimum of three weeks for messenger RNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna), the Ministry of Health announced.
  • Fewer than 2,000 patients are currently admitted to intensive care units in France, compared with three times that number at the peak of the third wave.
  • Covid-19 has claimed the lives of more than 600,000 people in the United States, the world’s most affected country.

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