3:02 p.m .: 37 arrests during the night in Guadeloupe, the Raid and the GIGN on site this Sunday
The night from Saturday to Sunday remained agitated in Guadeloupe, which has been facing a large-scale social movement for a week, between fires and looting which resulted in 37 arrests during the night.
“Our area was marked by looting of shops, especially in the town of Lamentin where a small shopping center was attacked with a backhoe loader,” said the gendarmerie.
The government spokesperson, Gabriel Attal, denounced Sunday morning an “intolerable and unacceptable” situation in Guadeloupe, where the challenge to the vaccination obligation of caregivers degenerates into blockages and violence.
According to Mr. Attal, the reinforcements of police officers and gendarmes sent from metropolitan France, in particular units of the GIGN and the Raid, must arrive on Sunday in the island.
Dutch police said on Sunday that they had arrested 19 people after a second night of violent protests against the latest government health measures. In The Hague, several police officers in riot gear charged groups of protesters who threw stones and various objects at them in a working-class area, and used a water cannon to put out burning bicycles at a busy intersection. In total, the police made “19 arrests for insults among other things”. Five police officers were injured, the day after violence in Rotterdam (south-west) where 51 people were arrested and three wounded by gunshot.
10:30 am: The sanitary pass in ski resorts?
Gabriel Attal estimated that the health pass will undoubtedly be requested in ski resorts, since “probably we will pass the 200 [contaminations] per 100,000 inhabitants in the coming days “, threshold set for the pass to be requested.
Departmental measures could be taken on a case-by-case basis to manage the introduction of this pass in ski areas, assured the government spokesperson.
10:27 am: “This fifth wave is off to a flying start”
The government spokesman estimated that the fifth wave of the epidemic was starting “in a dazzling way” in France, this Sunday morning, at the microphone of CNews.
“We have elements that can both worry us and at the same time make us confident,” he nevertheless qualifies.
“We have an increase in cases over one week, which is almost 80%. […] But we also know that in France we have a very wide vaccination coverage. The French have been massively vaccinated. We are rather ahead of our neighbors on the vaccination booster, even if it is not yet sufficient. And we have the health pass which has been in place in France since this summer, while most of the countries around us have implemented it afterwards, ”he says.
10:20 am: The situation in Guadeloupe is “intolerable and unacceptable”
Government spokesman Gabriel Attal said this Sunday morning on CNews that the situation in Guadeloupe, where riots are taking place to protest against vaccination, is “intolerable and unacceptable”.
“This small minority which blocked by words, by words, the people who wanted to be vaccinated, today it is radicalized and it tries to block them, to intimidate them by violence. You have unacceptable situations with caregivers who are threatened, who are intimidated, who see their personal vehicle degraded. You have pharmacies which are prevented from opening, particularly prevented at night. You have ambulances which are prevented from passing with roadblocks, and patients who have to be dialysis three times a week who are blocked to go for their dialysis, “lamented Gabriel Attal.
10:13 am: 3rd dose: “We must not wait any longer, there is no longer any reason to prioritize such and such an age category!”
The epidemiologist Vittoria Colizza is expressed in Sunday Newspaper this Sunday. According to her, “we must not wait any longer [pour injecter la troisième dose], there is no longer any reason to prioritize such and such an age category! We no longer have a supply or administration problem like at the start of the campaign. […] The reminder is the barrier measure which, coordinated with expanded vaccination coverage, will curb the epidemic. “
Regarding the vaccination of children, the researcher indicates that “real-life data will quickly arrive from the United States”, where vaccination of 5-11 year olds has already started. “If this vaccination proves to be safe and effective for children, it will help to slow down the viral circulation in the whole population”, assures Vittoria Colizza
8:31 am: Iraq receives over a million doses
Iraq has announced that it has received 1.2 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine as part of the Covax international aid program, as the country fears a fourth wave.
According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Health, only 17% of the estimated 40 million Iraqis have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
7:36 am: Iran: more than half of the population vaccinated
More than half of the Iranian population is fully vaccinated against Covid-19, announced the Ministry of Health of this country where the number of infections and deaths is starting to drop.
Since the start of the vaccination campaign in February, more than 44.2 million people out of 83 million inhabitants have received two doses of the vaccine, 12.2 million a single dose.
The country hardest hit by the pandemic in the Middle East, Iran has recorded more than 6 million cases of infections and nearly 129,000 deaths, according to the health ministry, largely underestimated statistics from the confession even by several officials.
6:50 am: Guadeloupe, the Netherlands, Austria … Health restrictions provoke protests and even riots
Protests against health restrictions turned into riot again on Saturday night in Netherlands, in particular in The Hague where several police officers were wounded, the day after violence in Rotterdam (south-west) where 51 people were arrested and three wounded by gunshot.
In The Hague, the city where the Dutch government is based, police officers in riot gear charged groups of demonstrators who threw stones and various objects at them in a working-class neighborhood, and used a water cannon to extinguish bicycles in traffic light at a busy intersection. Five policemen were injured and at least seven people arrested.
On Austria, more than 40,000 people gathered in Vienna on Saturday, a stone’s throw from the former Hofburg Imperial Palace to denounce “the corona-dictatorship” and “fascism”, two days before the entry into force of new confinement until December 13. The demonstration in Vienna took place in general calm, apart from a few throwing cans and smoke, but under close police surveillance.
On the other side of the Atlantic, the mobilization of opponents of the health pass and the compulsory vaccination of healthcare workers, launched by a collective of trade union and citizen organizations, is turning into violence in Guadeloupe. Despite the curfew imposed by the authorities, pharmacies and telephone shops were the target of rioters. “The night was very agitated” confided a police source, reporting “live ammunition on a police vehicle” in the town of Gosier and “on mobile gendarmes” in Pointe-à-Pitre. According to the Pointe-à-Pitre prosecutor’s office on Saturday evening, sixteen people were arrested and five of them were placed in detention, including one for “willful violence with a weapon on a person holding public authority”.
6:47 am: More than 22,000 cases and almost 8,000 hospitalized patients
The number of patients hospitalized for Covid-19 continues to increase in France: there are 7,974 patients treated, or 34 more in the last 24 hours. In addition, 1,333 patients are in the continuing care services, which take care of the most severely affected patients (-20). Finally, the health authorities recorded 22,678 new cases.
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