Vaccination, re-containment, assessment of the epidemic and the mutation of the virus … Find the latest information on the health crisis associated with the Covid-19 epidemic.
Across Liberation and Agence France-Presse
Posted on April 15, 2021 at 8:13 am
(Updated 11:16 am)
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Yes, the Tokyo Olympics will be canceled if the health condition so requires. The number 2 of the main party in power in Japan estimated that the Tokyo Olympics could be canceled as a last resort, while the Japanese archipelago is currently suffering from a sharp increase in the epidemic. A majority of Japanese are hesitant to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer due to the health crisis, according to several polls conducted in recent months. “We will have to cancel [les Jeux] Without hesitation if this is no longer possible ” General Secretary of the Liberal Democratic Party (PLD) Toshihiro Nikai said in an interview with Japanese TV station TBS. “If the infection is spreading because of the Olympics, I don’t know what it’s for.” While feeling he stayed there “Many difficulties to overcome,” He also classified his observations by specifying:We definitely want to do [des Jeux] Success.Meanwhile, the Japanese minister in charge of the vaccination campaign raised the possibility that spectators would be completely banned from accessing the Games, while those who had been planned from abroad had already been banned last month. “We will organize the Olympiad as it can be achieved. “ The Asahi newspaper quoted Taro Kono as saying. “There may be no spectators. “
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In New Zealand, an app is tested to detect the virus before the first symptoms appear. On Thursday, New Zealand border officials began testing an app designed to detect the Coronavirus before a user develops symptoms. It’s called “elarm,” and it connects to smart watches or mobile devices that measure sports performance and uses artificial intelligence to check variables like heart rate and temperature to spot warning signs of Covid-19. The developer of the app, Datamine, based in New Zealand, says it can detect the virus with up to 90% accuracy up to three days before symptoms such as coughing, difficulty breathing and fatigue appear. According to the Ministry of Health, this system will allow early warning of border workers most exposed to the Coronavirus. Currently, the archipelago records almost no domestic cases, the only people who have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus are travelers from abroad.
Noble is calling for patents to be temporarily revoked. Nobel Prize winners and former heads of state or government have called on Joe Biden to join a proposal to temporarily lift the patents on vaccines against Covid. Like this comment “A vital and necessary step to eradicate the epidemic.”Estimate the number of signatories to the open letter, being 170 or so. They include former French President Francois Hollande, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as well as several Nobel Prize winners such as many Nobel Prize winners such as Muhammad Yunus (Peace) and Joseph. Stiglitz (Economics), or Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (Medicine).
100,000 dead: “The president has his share of responsibility.”And the Olivier Faure Loose on franceinfo. While more than 400 families of Covid-19 victims have lodged a complaint, the President of National Socialism accuses Macron: “I get the impression that he’s in some form of unbearable lightness.” And according to him too, “We missed the moment of confinement, but we must now at least not miss the process of dismantling, and therefore go there gradually.”.
🗣️ France approaches 100,000 deaths from Covid-19: Olivier Faure believes that “the president bears his share of responsibility (…) I sometimes have the impression that he is in some form of unbearable lightness.”
In Israel, the masks will end soon. After the vaccination campaign, in particular with Pfizer-BioNtech, which began on December 19, life has almost returned to normal. 57.4% of the Israelis received at least one dose and 53.3% two doses. However, vaccination does not begin until the age of 16. The rate of vaccinations and people cured of Covid-19 is 85% after this age. For the elderly, even it approaches 100%.
Partial activity will be maintained in May. Elizabeth Bourne announced on CNews that the micro-activity rules will not change and this “Throughout the month of May”. “We have one motto to protect the French, especially the most fragile at all costs. […] We decided to keep the partial activity rules throughout the month of May. “ Announced. The Minister of Labor also urged companies to join the vaccination campaign: “I want companies to take all their stakes in vaccination against Covid-19 […] As of last month, we allowed companies to start packing. “
“I want companies to take all their stakes in vaccination against Covid-19 […] Since last month, we have allowed companies to start mobilizing, “Elizabeth Bourne, Minister of Labor, Employment and Inclusion at #Latinelpic.twitter.com/lLl5Ajxakm
In India, 200,000 new cases of Covid-19 recorded within 24 hours. The second mega-wave is still gaining momentum in the country of 1.3 billion people, which this week overtook Brazil in terms of infections. India, which has recorded a total of more than 14.1 million cases, also lamented 1,038 deaths within 24 hours, or nearly 175,000 deaths in total, according to Ministry of Health data.
Reopening the country on the Elysee list. A meeting about Emmanuel Macron will be held Thursday evening by videoconference, with Olivier Ferrand, Bruno Le Maire, Jean-Michel Blancer, Roxana Maracinino, Gerald Darmanin and even Roselyn Bachelot, who is recovering from an aggressive form of Covid-19. On the list are raising health protocols in its various sectors To organize “The gradual re-opening of culture, sports, entertainment, events, and our cafes and restaurants” Between mid-May and early summer, Macron promised.
Canceling the Tokyo Olympics is a possible scenario. The second man in the main party in power in Japan estimated that the Tokyo Olympics could be canceled as a last resort, while the Japanese archipelago is currently suffering a severe resurgence of the epidemic. A majority of Japanese are hesitant to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer due to the health crisis, according to several polls conducted in recent months.
100,000 deaths in France and more ‘Very difficult days’. France is preparing to overcome the heavy toll of 100,000 people since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, in the midst of the third wave that continued. By crossing this symbolic strip, maybe Thursday according to France’s daily public health statistics, the country joins Europe and Great Britain (127,000 dead) and Italy (115,000 dead), but other countries (Belgium and Portugal) have a higher death rate per head of population. . “All of our forces have entered the battle against the epidemic […] But it is clear that the moment of honor and mourning for the nation will come.Government spokesman Gabriel Atal reassured on Wednesday. With more than 5,900 Covid-19 patients treated in intensive care units, the highest rate since Spring 2020, “The third wave is not behind us, Cautious. The peak hospitalizations have not been reached yet, which means that we still have very difficult days ahead. ”.
New health restrictions in Guadeloupe. The state of Guadeloupe and the Regional Health Agency (ARS) in Guadeloupe announced on Wednesday that Guadeloupe will impose new health restrictions after it saw a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases last week. From Saturday to May 9 inclusive, the start time of the curfew will be brought forward from 10 PM until 7 PM “Restaurants close in the evening during the curfew.”According to a press release issued at the end of the weekly health update. In addition to this contact restriction procedure, “Close cinemas, theaters and museums”. Scales will be reduced in establishments open to the public, such as malls and worship centers.