Mobilization in France and New Zealand wonders ... epidemic update

Mobilization in France and New Zealand wonders … epidemic update

The delta variant continues to undermine progress in response to the pandemic that has been made in many countries, starting with France, where more than 800 people with Covid-19 have been hospitalized in the past 24 hours, including 165 in critical care. Most of these admissions are concentrated in Martinique, Guadeloupe and at Bouches-du-Rhône. At the same time, the mobilization against the health passport continues, and for the sixth weekend in a row, about 175 thousand people took to the streets of France on Saturday. In New Zealand, this time, the authorities realized on Sunday that the country’s “zero-Covid” strategy is threatened by the spread of the coronavirus epidemic due to the delta variable.

  • Back to school: the health protocol is well known

No health permit, one vaccination center per institution, seven-day isolation for the unvaccinated… We now know the health protocol that will be put in place at the beginning of the school year in schools, colleges and high schools. Jean-Michel Blanquer announced in an interview with “Level 2” JDD Posted this Sunday.

Thus, the Minister of National Education returns in detail to the rules that will be imposed from September 2 on school children in France. Level 2 of the health protocol includes face-to-face lessons in schools, colleges and high schools, mandatory mask indoors from primary school, reduced mixing and enhanced ventilation. “This protocol is based on proven health measures – such as barrier gestures, building cleaning, and the ‘test, alert, protect’ strategy – to which vaccination is now added from the age of 12.” Jean-Michel Blanquer identifies.

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  • More and more patients are admitted to intensive care

More than 800 people with Covid-19 have been hospitalized in the past 24 hours, including 165 in critical care, with admissions concentrated in Martinique, Guadeloupe and Bouches-du-Rhone, according to French public health figures on Saturday.

The daily number of new people admitted to hospital is 805, including 141 for Martinique alone. In total, there are currently 10,463 Covid-19 patients in hospital, compared to 10,515 the day before, including 2,106 in intensive care (versus 2,091 on Friday).

  • Fill out a new card to combat health

Once again slightly fewer than the previous week, opponents of the health card and any vaccine against Covid proof Amid Saturday’s lull in France, many have vehemently rejected a possible vaccination of their children or grandchildren, which is not planned.

On this sixth consecutive weekend of mobilization, the rallies once again took place from north to south, without major flooding, gathering more than 175,000 people, according to the Home Office.

  • Polynesia tightens its imprisonment

The Archipelago’s president, Edward Fritsch, announced that schools, colleges and high schools will close “from Monday” in French Polynesia due to the Covid-19 outbreak, as part of a planned two-week containment tightening.

Polynesian students returned to school two weeks ago, but many schools and colleges have already closed after the virus spread to children or teachers. In addition, the curfew, which lasted from 9 pm until 4 am, will be introduced to start at 8 pm throughout the territory of French Polynesia.

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  • Against Delta, New Zealand questions its ‘zero-Covid’ strategy

New Zealand On Sunday, it acknowledged that its “zero-Covid” strategy is threatened by the spread of the coronavirus epidemic due to the delta variable. “(Delta) is unlike anything we have known since the beginning of the pandemic,” the minister responsible for combating Covid-19, Chris Hepkins, said on TVNZ. “It changes everything, and it means that all of our current actions seem less appropriate and raises questions about the future of our long-term strategy,” said Chris Hepkins.

It reported 21 new cases linked to the outbreak that emerged last week in Auckland. The first locally sourced contamination in six months resulted in the disease being contained at the national level. Chris Hepkins said that this outbreak was much more difficult to contain than the previous ones because the delta variant is significantly more contagious. “Its high prevalence and rapid spread are two things that, although we have taken the best precautions in the world, have put a strain on our system,” he said.


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  • United States: Reverend Jesse Jackson has been hospitalized

Reverend Jesse Jackson, a famous pastor and civil rights activist in the United States, has announced that he has been hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19, despite being vaccinated. Jesse Jackson, 79, and his wife Jacqueline Jackson, 77, are being treated at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago, the pastor-led Rainbow Bush Alliance said in a statement posted on Facebook.

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