The Covid-19 pandemic is somewhat overshadowed by international news, but the virus hasn’t disappeared. In France, pollution continues to increase, but hospital pressure remains stable a week after most of the restrictions are lifted. In Germany too, the rules changed this Sunday.
In France, 81,283 new contaminations have been identified in the last 24 hours, 98,104 the day before and 60,422 last Sunday. At the same time, the number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 has continued to decline over the course of a week, with 20,566 patients affected on Sunday compared to 20,917 a week ago. The hospital welcomed 323 new Covid patients on Sunday compared to 620 on Saturday.
In the intensive care unit, which has 1,642 patients on Sunday, pressures, including 30 hospitalizations, continue to ease slightly against 1,644 on Saturday and 1,855 last Sunday. The disease claims to have killed 27 people in 24 hours in a hospital that has killed a total of 140,933 people in France since the onset of the pandemic more than two years ago.
In terms of vaccination, a total of 54.27 million have received at least one injection (80.5% of the total population), 53.35 million have a complete vaccination schedule (79.1%) and 39.4 million. I am receiving a booster vaccination.
New German law
A new law passed by the German Parliament on Friday came into effect on Sunday. That means lifting the obligation to wear masks, except in facilities that welcome vulnerable people. It also eliminates the need to present vaccination evidence or negative tests to access many sectors.
However, Landër has benefited from the transition period and many have chosen not to apply these remedies until early April. In addition, they may impose mask wear on public transport, La Libre reports.
Fourth dose proposed in the United Kingdom
This Sunday, the UK Public Health Department announced that starting Monday, it will provide a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine to people over the age of 75 and those over the age of 12 with weakened immunity. This involves about 5 million people. Adults eligible for a fourth vaccination will be vaccinated with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and adolescents aged 12-18 years will be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine.
“Following the great success of the (vaccination) deployment to date, we are offering the most vulnerable booster doses over the age of 75 to complete protection against this virus this spring,” said the Minister of Health. Said. Javid, in a statement.
The number of people infected with the coronavirus has recently increased to record levels in Scotland, with one in 14 people infected in the week leading up to March 12, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Friday. rice field. In the United Kingdom, ONS estimated that 1 in 20 people have Covid at the same time. These high levels of infection are due to the rapid rise of the BA.2 subvariant of Omicron.
New containment in China
China announced on Sunday that it would strengthen its containment measures in the northeastern part of the country in Jilin, which borders North Korea and Russia, after the Covid-19 outbreak. For three days from midnight on Monday, 4.5 million inhabitants of the big city will be unable to leave their homes and homes.
The day before, it announced that it would strengthen its three-day measures in a large city in Changchun (northeast) that was confined at the beginning of the month. From now on, only medical personnel and people involved in the epidemic will be allowed to go out.
Conversely, health officials in Shenzhen, a large city near Hong Kong that had been imprisoned last weekend, announced this Sunday that public transport could be fully reopened from Monday. However, non-essential businesses remain closed and the Futian business district remains subject to strict anti-Covid measures.