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epidemicfar from the endAccording to the World Health Organization, 320,000 residents in confined China, an increase in cases in Moscow … Le Figaro Tuesday 12 July measures the latest information related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
123 dead in 24 hours, 1158 patients in intensive care
While the epidemic has been rebounding in France for several days, 153 deaths are set to be denounced on Tuesday, according to French Public Health. There are 19,160 patients currently in hospital (+2,389 at 24 hours), including 1,158 in critical care. The number of new cases will be reported later in the evening.
Presentation of the new health framework for the start of the school year to the teachers’ unions
On Tuesday, National Education and Health presented the teachers’ unions with the new framework of the health protocol against Covid applied to schools from the beginning of the school year, which specifically provides for a 10-day period to allow educational teams to adapt to different situations. According to the unions. At the beginning of the 2022 academic year, the ministry plans to “A tiered health framework based on a base of recommendations (equivalent to normal) and three levels of measures, which can be operationalized according to the context‘,” explained AFP Marie-Helen Bekimal, Snalc’s national vice president.
According to unions contacted by AFP, “Level 1 equates to moderate alertness, reminders, encouragement of barrier gestures, and limitation of large gatherings. Level 2 to increase alertness, enhance barrier movements, and adapt practical methods in physical education and sports (EPS). Level 3 equates to a very unfavorable development, with high school reception doctrine and the promotion of restrictive measures (limited physical and sports activities)The level of protocol that will govern the return to school in September will not be determined until the end of August, a few days before 12 million students return to the classroom.
The Covid-19 pandemic isfar from the endThe World Health Organization warns
The Covid-19 pandemic isfar from the endThe Director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced Tuesday, during a press conference in Geneva. “With the spread of the virus, we must push it backDr Tedros said, adding:The COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet.»«With the increase in hospitalizations and the transmission of Covid-19, governments must publish tried and tested measures such as wearing masks, improving ventilation, and testing and treatment protocols.“, he added.
He spoke on the sidelines of the World Health Organization’s publication of the results of the last meeting of the Emergency Committee on COVID-19, which was held last Friday. With this, the United Nations agency announced that the Covid-19 pandemic will remain in rank “Public health emergency of international concern», the highest level of alert to the organization, by a unanimous decision of the committee.
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WHO Europe recommends a second booster therapy for vulnerable people
The World Health Organization in Europe on Tuesday recommended a second booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine for people at risk, in the face of a sharp rise in cases on the continent. The 50 countries covered by the WHO Regional Office are invited to give a second booster dose to individuals.”Moderate and severe immunodeficiency at five years of age and older, as well as their close relatives“.
The World Health Organization in Europe also recommendsto consider the offer» A second booster dose for specific high-risk groups such as the elderly, healthcare workers and pregnant women, if possible in combination with seasonal influenza vaccines when possible. All eligible populations remain vaccinated.”priority in Europe‘,” WHO Director-General for Europe, Hans Kluge, said in a press release.
Vaccines remain the key against dangerous forms of the Covid virus, the hammer of the US health authorities
In the face of increasing hospitalizations, US health authorities on Tuesday insisted on the importance of vaccinations against severe forms of Covid, even if omicron alternatives appeared to elude the immune response. The United States records about 5,100 hospitalizations linked to the Covid virus every day,”Double compared to admission in May‘,” Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walinsky, noted during a press conference.
This increase correlates with the meteoric rise of the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variables, which were first detected in April and represent, respectively, 16% and 65% of the virus currently circulating in the United States. Although it doesn’t look more dangerous than the other variants,”They are more contagious and evade the immune response furtherRochelle Wallinsky explained, “Whether it was acquired by vaccination or by a previous infection.
China: 320,000 residents in a besieged city after one case
China detained 320,000 residents of its central region for three days after discovering one positive case of Covid-19, at a time when the Asian giant is facing a limited epidemic recovery. After nearly escaping from the Corona virus for two years, China experienced an increase in the number of cases in the spring, which is unprecedented since 2020 in its scale, affecting many provinces to varying degrees.
The recent epidemic recovery is much less important. But in line with its zero-covid strategy, the country continues to respond with closures, travel restrictions, and isolation of those who test positive in quarantine centres. To prevent any infection, the city of Wugang (center) decreed a three-day confinement on Monday after one positive case of Covid-19 was detected. According to a notice from the city council, the town’s 320,000 residents are prohibited from leaving their homes until Wednesday.
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Queen Elizabeth salutes the workunbelievableFrom the NHS during the pandemic
On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II paid tribute to the “remembrance ofunbelievableCampaign against Covid in the UK and presented to the NHS, the public health service, the highest honor awarded to civilians. The 96-year-old accompanied her son, Prince Charles, during the ceremony at Windsor Castle, where she now resides.
Apparaissant en form et aidée d’une canne, elle a remis la Croix de George, le plus grand honneur décerné à des civils, à des responsables de la NHS auxquels se sont joints des travailleurs de première ligne quivers onté à le pays Epidemic. Among them is the nurse May Parsons, who gave the world’s first injection of the Covid vaccine. “We are very proud to launch the vaccination‘ said the queen.’Yes it was amazingElizabeth II, who contracted Covid in February, replied.
Covid returns to Moscow, wearing a recommended mask
The health authorities of the Russian capital announced, on Tuesday, that the cases of the Covid-19 virus rose sharply over a week in Moscow, and the infection transmitted by the sub-drugs BA.4 and BA.5 of Omicron.
“Over the past week, new cases of Covid-19 increased by 57% compared to the previous week“, said the Telegram account of social services in Moscow. “We recommend wearing a mask in public because the new Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants are transmitted more quickly from one individual to another.According to the same source.