always more contaminations, return of the obligatory mask in the Pyrénées-Orientales

8:38 am: In Peru, nearly half of the police force contracted the Covid

The national police is the institution most affected by Covid-19 in Peru, with 787 deaths and more than 50,600 contaminations, or nearly 50% of its staff affected, Interior Minister José Elice said on Saturday, which deplores a “dramatic” situation.

8:08 am: Senegal suspends bus travel before Eid

The national bus company in Senegal announced Saturday to interrupt its intercity links, citing “alarming information” on the resurgence of cases of contamination. This decision comes a few days before Tabaski, the holiday of Eid, which usually results in large population movements across the country.

7:33 am: A cluster identified in a nightclub in Bordeaux

A cluster was declared in Bordeaux (Gironde) a few days after the reopening of nightclubs. The epidemic outbreak was confirmed by the Regional Health Agency of Nouvelle-Aquitaine: there were 21 positive tests in total (8 days after the night in the club). A figure that could increase further in the coming hours.

7:25 am: Towards a strong rebound in cases?

The European disease agency predicts a strong rebound in the number of Covid cases in the coming weeks, with nearly five times as many new cases by August 1. However, the number of hospitalizations and deaths should increase more slowly, according to the ECDC, thanks to vaccines.

7:09 am: British Minister of Health positive for Covid

British Health Minister Sajid Javid announced on Saturday that he had tested positive for Covid-19, two days before the lifting of almost all restrictions in England, a deconfinement that worries because of the surge in cases linked to the Delta variant.

6:58 am: Only large shopping centers will be affected by the Health Pass

Only shopping centers with an area greater than 20,000 square meters should be affected by the obligation to control the health pass from the beginning of August, announced the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire in the Sunday Newspaper.
“Business leaders have concerns, I want to reassure them: we will show understanding. We therefore propose that only the largest shopping centers, with an area greater than 20,000 square meters, are concerned”, indicated the minister.

6:53 am: Two first cases of Covid-19 among athletes housed in the Olympic Village in Tokyo

Three athletes, including two first cases recorded among residents of the Olympic Village, have tested positive for Covid-19, the organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games (July 23 – August 8) announced on Sunday.
Since the arrival of the delegations, four athletes have tested positive, specifies Tokyo-2020, which will communicate each day the results of the tests carried out daily on the athletes, supervisors and officials accredited for the Games.

6:50 a.m .: In the Pyrénées-Orientales, the return of the mask is compulsory outdoors

Due to a meteoric explosion of cases of Covid-19, the wearing of a mask has been mandatory again since Saturday throughout the department of Pyrénées-Orientales – except on the beach and large natural spaces. In addition, bars, restaurants and night-time grocery stores will have to close at 11 p.m. from this Sunday until August 2.

6:47 am: Antivaccines in the street on Saturday

The tightening of health measures announced Monday by President Emmanuel Macron – expansion of the health pass in particular to shops, restaurants, places of culture, planes or trains as well as the vaccination obligation for certain professions – aroused the anger of part of the population.

Several processions marched on Saturday in Paris and in several large cities to denounce the health “dictatorship” imposed by the President of the Republic and measures they consider to be liberticidal. However, the latter are accepted by a very large majority of French people, according to a poll published on Tuesday.

6:46 am: Still more contaminations, nearly 11,000 on Saturday

A total of 10,949 people tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday. Friday, this figure was returned above the 10,000 mark for the first time since the end of May, with 10,908 new cases identified. The positivity rate, (percentage of people tested positive out of all those who performed a test), remained stable on Saturday compared to the day before, at 1.6%.

The highly contagious Delta variant is responsible for the vast majority of new cases in France today, health authorities had previously indicated.

As for hospitals, Public Health France identified 6,922 patients on Saturday (6,971 Friday), of which 114 were admitted in 24 hours. If this number of hospitalizations returned for the first time Friday since early October below the 7,000 mark, the decline that began at the end of April has slowed down for several days.

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