7:30 am: Three million tests per week in Austria
Austria, caught off guard in the fall by the second wave, has this time taken the lead: with 3 million tests per week, half of which in schools, this small country is now establishing itself as a champion of the exercise.
More than 500 dedicated centers, 900 pharmacies and a thousand companies offer free coronavirus screening (PCR and antigens), while all the students submit to the ritual themselves, twice a week.
The approach had initially met little echo when the first sites had been set up, in full containment of December: “mass tests without crowd”, headlined the newspapers.
But it accelerated in early February, when restrictions were eased, and attitudes began to change, by necessity.
Because it is now necessary to present a negative test of less than 48 hours at the hairdresser, in certain ski resorts or at the entrance of retirement homes.
Austria administers 24 daily tests per 1,000 inhabitants (on the average of the last 7 days), against barely 5 in France and less than 2 in Germany, which places it in the leading pack at the world level, according to estimates. from the Our world in data analysis site.
07:06: Dunkirk is alarmed about the situation
The incidence rate is exploding in Dunkirk. With 901 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the mayor of the city, Patrick Vergriete, asked to be received quickly by the Prime Minister, Jean Castex. In a press release, he explains: “Ten days ago, with all the mayors of the CUD, faced with the acceleration of the epidemic, we proposed to the State a series of preventive measures which seemed appropriate to us. to the situation in our territory (…) Ten days ago, our appeal was not heard. (…) This evening, I ask to meet urgently with the Prime Minister to examine the health situation of our territory . Dunkirk today deserves all the attention of the State, just like the agglomeration of Nice and the Alpes-Maritimes “.
06:44: New syringe delivers more doses of Pfizer vaccine
In some vaccination centers, especially in the Oise, a new syringe is used. As reported The Parisian, this allows the administration of seven doses of the Pfizer vaccine against the usual six. A nurse testifies: “It’s even simpler than making 6 with 6-dose syringes. Imagine the number of people who can be vaccinated in addition”.
06:26: New York will return to its dark rooms in early March
Theaters will be able to reopen in New York on March 5, almost a year to the day after their administrative closure due to a pandemic, announced New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. The reopening will be done with a maximum capacity of 25% of the usual capacity and a limit of 50 spectators per room.
6:10 am: Venues and stadiums reopen in New York
The large theaters and stadiums reopen their doors this Tuesday in New York, United States, but with a gauge of 10% of their capacity from February 23. A first after almost a year of closure. Spectators must present a negative PCR test.
6:08 am: Alcohol consumption prohibited in certain streets of Paris
The Paris police headquarters announced Monday that a ban on the consumption of alcohol on the public highway in certain streets of the capital will come into force on Tuesday. Consumption is prohibited between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. rue de Buci (6th arrondissement) and place de la Contrescarpe (5th arrondissement). This ban will be applied for 15 days.
6:06 am: New restrictions in the Alpes-Maritimes
The prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes Bernard Gonzalez announced Monday the entry into force on Tuesday of new restrictions in the department, strongly affected by the epidemic. “Shops and galleries of more than 5,000 m², except food and pharmacy will have to close. All of these shops will be able to sell to take away on order and sell at home,” he announced. Partial containment on weekends will also be applied for a period of two weeks.
6:04 am: Emmanuel Macron goes to Côte-d’Or to support farmers
The president will meet with farmers on Tuesday in Côte-d’Or amid stormy trade negotiations. Deprived of an Agricultural Show, the agricultural world is threatened with a deflationary spiral after being on the front line during the Covid crisis.
6:02 am: Emmanuel Macron at the bedside of farmers in Côte-d’Or, new restrictions in the Alpes-Maritimes, alcohol consumption prohibited in certain streets of Paris, reopening of theaters and stadiums in New York, press conference of the Dutch Prime Minister: follow with us the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic in France and around the world this Tuesday, February 23.
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