News – FR – LIVE – Covid: Nice and the Alpes-Maritimes coast confined for the next two weekends

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The prefect of Alpes-Maritimes has announced partial confinement to deal with the strong spread of Covid-19 and one of its variants in the department Shops with more than 5000 m2 will also have to close

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 2.46 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019, out of more than 111 million confirmed infections The United States is the country with the most deaths (497648), ahead of Brazil (245977) and Mexico (179797)

In France, the situation seems generally under control, even if the number of new cases remains at a high level Emmanuel Macron will decide in “eight to ten days” if the health constraints can be lightened or on the contrary reinforced The Nice case is currently focusing the attention of the authorities: faced with an outbreak of contamination, a local strengthening of health restrictions has been announced

The prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes announced the confinement of the entire coast of the department, including the city of Nice, during the weekends of February 27-28 and March 6-7

Shops with more than 5000 m2 will have to close their doors, while the vaccination campaign will be accelerated

Sanofi and GSK announce the launch of a new phase II study with 720 volunteers over the age of 18 If the results are positive, phase III is expected to start in the second quarter of 2021 and the availability of the serum is expected in the fourth quarter

In parallel with this new phase II study and given the emergence of new variants of SARS-CoV-2 around the world and their potential impact on vaccine efficacy, Sanofi has started research on new variants, the results of which will be used to guide the next steps in Sanofi / GSK’s development program

Israeli Ministry of Health study claims vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech will reduce Covid-19 transmission by 89.4% While these data – not yet peer reviewed – are encouraging, they could nonetheless be overestimated.

Stores attached to a shopping center that is administratively closed but accessible from the outside may reopen in Haute-Savoie, the prefect announced on Monday in a press release For two weeks, the manager of a sports store located in a shopping center of more than 20000 m2, closed by decree, led a hunger strike to demand the opening of his business

“It’s a bit of a personal victory, after 17 days of strike”, reacted Monday to AFP manager Pierre Bavoux, who called for the opening of his store in a shopping arcade in Publier, near from Thonon-les-Bains, on the shores of Lake Geneva

Russia has identified Monday 12604 new coronavirus contaminations in the last 24 hours, including 1723 in Moscow, bringing the national total to 4177330 The country also reported 337 additional deaths, or 83630 deaths in total since the start of the pandemic

If the health crisis sparked a rebound in tobacco tobacconists’ turnover, the downward trend in the market is encouraging them to reinvent themselves In addition to their traditional activities of games, press, bar, even brewery, carrot outlets are increasing their tests and renovating themselves with the help of the State.

Gecina, Covivio and Cegereal maintained sustained activity in 2020 despite the severe slowdown in office leases The quality of the buildings operated is more than ever essential to be successful

Occupational physicians will have access to the AstraZeneca vaccine, like general practitioners, for vulnerable employees aged 50 to 64 from this week The Ministry of Labor has just sent a protocol to the occupational health services giving them the procedure to follow

The Ministry of Labor has approved 425000 conventional ruptures in 2020 This is 4.4% less than in 2019 The Covid epidemic weighed on these figures But its impact was concentrated between March and May However, there was no slowdown over the rest of the year

The world’s largest vaccine maker has called on countries awaiting supplies of Covid-19 vaccines to be ‘patient’, being ordered to prioritize the ‘enormous needs’ of the ‘India “Dear countries and governments, while waiting for the supply of #COVISHIELD, I humbly ask you to be patient,” Adar Poonawalla, head of Serum Institute of India (STI) tweeted on Sunday.

India’s target of vaccinating 300 million people by July has been lagging far behind, with just over 11 million doses administered so far However, the lack of vaccine candidates in India appears to be more of the problem than that of vaccine supply.

The British Prime Minister presents, this Monday, his plan to get England out of confinement, in the hope that it will be the last and with in his sights the imminent reopening of schools The whole country was again confined at the beginning of January to fight against the epidemic which made more than 120000 dead in the UK, driving hospitals to the brink of crisis

Despite progress, deconfinement will be “cautious” and “progressive”, however warned Boris Johnson Any decision will be taken on the basis of the scientific evidence at its disposal, and with caution “so as not to undo the progress” made and the “sacrifices” made. “Our priority has always been to get children back to school, which is crucial for their education as well as for their mental and physical well-being,” the leader said in a statement. Schools could reopen from March 8 Boris Johnson also wants to allow everyone to “find their loved ones safely” after months of isolation, by allowing reunions outside, where the risk of transmission is considered lowerThe British Prime Minister has also promised that everyone over 50 will receive a first dose of vaccine by mid-April and all adults by the end of July.

China has 11 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, up from 21 the day before, health officials reported The National Health Commission said all new cases involved people arriving from abroad

According to commission data, 89842 infections have been confirmed in mainland ChinaNo additional deaths were recorded on Monday The toll of the epidemic in the country stands at 4636 dead

The United States is preparing to cross the dark 500 mark000 deaths from Covid-19, at a time when many indicators, foremost among which the rate of vaccinations, offer glimmers of hope “It’s terrible, it’s horrible,” reacted immunologist Anthony Fauci, adviser to Joe Biden, to the mention of this macabre level

“We have not known anything like this for more than 100 years, since the pandemic of 1918”, he recalled on CNN “It’s something that will go down in history In decades people will still be talking about that time when so many diedAccording to figures from the benchmark Johns Hopkins University, the tally stood at 498786 dead on Monday at midnight

Some 60000 doses of vaccine are ready to be injected in Australia this week, with healthcare workers, police, quarantine hotel workers and residents of homes for the elderly Australian TV footage showed the first injections given to medical and quarantine staff in Sydney and Melbourne, the day after the vaccination received by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a confidence-building operation Population

This launch was clouded, however, by the anti-tax protests held in some major Australian cities, and by the hostile reactions expressed by some spectators at the men’s final of the Tennis Open on Sunday

The number of confirmed cases soared to 2390928 Sunday, or 4369 more cases than the day before, according to data reported by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases The institute also reports 62 additional deaths, bringing the total to 67903 dead since the start of the epidemic in the country

The Alpes-Maritimes should be quickly fixed on the nature of the “additional measures” recommended to “stem the epidemic”, particularly virulent in this department After consultation with elected officials, the Alpes-Maritimes prefecture announced on Sunday that it had sent proposals for measures, without specifying which ones, to the government Announcements will be made this Monday “at the end of the morning”, indicated Sunday on franceinfo Marine Brenier, LR deputy of the 5th constituency of the department “This is what was announced to local elected officials,” she says.

The incidence rate is particularly high in the Nice metropolis, with more than 700 positive cases per 100000 inhabitants, more than three times the national average (190) Around 10% of screening tests are positive, against 6% for the whole of France, in a context of the spread of the British variant, which is more contagious

Some “54626 checks of people and 393 for irregular openings of establishments open to the public were recorded, of which 113 concerned illegal drinking establishments and restaurants ”, indicated the Ministry of the Interior, adding that“ 4593 verbalizations of all categories were noted during the curfew ”

According to the ministry, since December 15, “more than 3 million checks have been carried out and 277000 PV have been established “

France recorded 22046 new contaminations in 24 hours, reports Public Health France The test positivity rate, which stood at 5.9% from Monday to Wednesday, continues to rise, to 6.3% Hospital pressure remains high, with 25464 patients with Covid-19 hospitalized (compared to 25269 ​​Saturday), including 3392 in intensive care (compared to 3369 the day before)

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