France: Relaxation for non-immune Europeans
France will raiseIn the coming daysOn Tuesday, the government announced a commitment to Covid-19 screening tests for all vaccinated travelers from outside Europe.
Currently, any traveler entering French territory from a country outside the European Union – including the UK – must submit a negative PCR or antigen test less than 48 hours away.
New ultra-fast tester designed in China
Chinese scientists have designed a new method for detecting the coronavirus that is as reliable as a laboratory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and gives a result in minutes, according to an article in a scientific journal.
Pfizer results boosted by covid
The American pharmaceutical group Pfizer plans to sell its vaccine against Covid-19, developed in cooperation with BioNTech, for $ 32 billion this year, as well as for $ 22 billion in antivirals intended to treat this disease.
Lourdes Grotto reopens to pilgrims
After two years of being closed due to the health crisis, the Cave of Lourdes (southwest of France) will reopen its doors to visitors on Friday, the sanctuary announced on Tuesday.
Once again the pilgrims will be able to”Pass through the hollow of the Massabielle rock, under the feet of the Virgin, the Immaculate Conception, touch the rock and approach the sourceRejoice next to the campus in a press release.
More than 5.7 million dead
The pandemic has officially killed more than 5,748,498 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report released by AFP on Tuesday at 11:00 GMT.
In absolute terms, the United States is the country with the most deaths (905,544), ahead of Brazil (632,621), India (504,062) and Russia (336,721).
The countries with the deadliest epidemic reported are Peru with 628 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, Bulgaria (486), Bosnia (451), Hungary (435) and Montenegro (416).
The World Health Organization estimates, taking into account the increase in deaths directly and indirectly related to Covid-19, that the overall assessment of the epidemic could be two to three times higher than that established from official national figures.
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