Paris opposes a virtual border closure by Germany

12:15 p.m .: Paris opposes a virtual border closure by Germany

Paris is opposed to a virtual closure of borders by Germany, calls for relief, according to Clément Beaune, Secretary of State for European Affairs.

11:39 am: Unemployment insurance: a version “adapted” to the crisis according to the minister

The Minister of Labor, Elisabeth Borne, brings together the social partners for the last time on Tuesday on the controversial reform of unemployment insurance, determined to “go to the end” in a version “adapted” to the crisis, despite the “deep disagreement” reaffirmed by the unions.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the government has repeatedly postponed its application. Ms. Borne opened a consultation at the end of 2020, saying she was ready to discuss the “parameters” of the reform, but without abandoning its spirit.

11:04 am: The police put an end to a game of pétanque with 40 people

About forty people took part in a friendly petanque competition, without a mask, in defiance of barrier gestures, in the city center of Montpellier, in the Hérault, Midi Libre reports. The organizer was fined for unauthorized assembly and one of the participants, who refused to go, for not wearing the mask.

10:52 a.m .: In Le Havre, beach restaurants authorized to set up from March 8

Operators are authorized to set up restaurants on the seafront from March 8, according to Paris Normandie. However, due to the crisis, the straw huts will probably not open on the scheduled date, March 27. However, they are eagerly awaited by lovers of the seafront …

More than 2.5 million deaths worldwide

The pandemic of the new coronavirus has killed at least 2,518,080 people around the world, according to a report drawn up from official sources on Saturday at midday.

The United States is the most affected country with 511,983 deaths, followed by Brazil (254,221), Mexico (184,474), India (156,938) and the United Kingdom (122,415).

These figures, based on the daily reports of the health authorities, without including the reassessments based on statistical bases, are generally underestimated.

10:28 a.m .: Second delivery of vaccines to South Africa

South Africa has received a second shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines, the government said, as the country worst affected by the virus in Africa struggles to ramp up its vaccination campaign.

10:10 am: Restrictions in Finland

The Finnish government said on Saturday it was considering the introduction of curfews in the event of further deterioration of the coronavirus epidemic, as well as the postponement of local elections scheduled for April.

9:50 am: An illegal party in the forest in Alsace, the gendarmes intervene

The gendarmes intervened this Sunday around 5:30 am to put an end to an illegal gathering on the heights of Breitenbach (Bas-Rhin), in the forest, at the Tannhütte refuge, report the Latest news from Alsace. The sound equipment was seized and the participants fined for non-compliance with the curfew.

9:41 am: In Paris, human tides on the banks of the Seine this weekend

While the prefecture and the town hall of Haute-Garonne have decided to close from this Sunday certain places along the Garonne very popular with Toulouse residents after noting breaches of measures of physical distancing and wearing of the mask, human tides were observed this weekend on the banks of the Seine.

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9:14 am: A party with 80 people interrupted by the gendarmes

Friday afternoon, the gendarmes put an end to a party bringing together nearly 80 people in Vénéjan, in the Gard, according to Le Dauphiné Libéré. All the participants were gathered in a large villa. A procedure for endangering the life of others has been drawn up against the organizer of this festive event.

8:55 am: According to Jérôme Salomon, the curfew “works very well”

The curfew “works very well”, said the Director General of Health Jérôme Salomon, without excluding “more stringent measures” at the national level in the event of a worsening of the Covid epidemic, in an interview with Sunday Newspaper.

This measure “responds well to the issue of private gatherings and is also of great interest to our neighbors who were surprised by its effects”, continued Jérôme Salomon, while the curfew at 6 p.m. was put in place in mid-January throughout the metropolis.

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Forty MEPs demand the reopening of lunch restaurants at the end of March

Forty MPs from all political stripes ask the Prime Minister to study the reopening of restaurants “at lunch, for those who request it” from March 30 and “with adequate sanitary procedures”, in a published column by the JDD.

While some employees can have lunch in their company restaurants, others are forced to eat outside or in their offices: these places are not suitable and do not allow each employee to take a suitable break., to have a reasonable cut in their working day “, argue the parliamentarians, the deputy MoDem Richard Ramos in mind.

The 42 deputies also believe that “almost all professionals in the sector have always complied with health instructions and implemented strict procedures” since the start of the health crisis.

They also stress that “the company restaurants are open at present, as well as certain restaurants welcoming construction workers for their lunch break”.

Since October 30, bars, cafes and restaurants have been closed in France, only a residual take-out activity is allowed.

8:27 am: “We made a minimum of 4,000 euros during Fashion week, up to 50,000 euros for some”

The pandemic deprived the models of the podium and of the freedom of movement. While the next Parisian Fashion week devoted to women’s ready-to-wear begins Monday – again virtual -, the models say that the job, and the salary, is no longer the same.

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7:55 am: Too many people on the banks of the Garonne in Toulouse

With good weather, the quays along the Garonne are very busy in Toulouse. The prefecture has stepped up police checks. In vain. The prefecture and the town hall have therefore decided to close several sectors of the city from this Sunday, according to France 3 Occitanie, after having noted breaches of physical distancing measures and mask wearing.

“This situation is likely to greatly accelerate the spread of the virus in the city of Toulouse while the incidence rate is high there since it exceeds the maximum alert threshold -259 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants-“, according to the prefect of Haute-Garonne, Étienne Guyot in a joint statement with the mayor of Toulouse, Jean-Luc Moudenc.

This measure will apply until Monday March 8 at midnight.

7.46 am: “VIP vaccinations” denounced in Argentina

“Give me back my vaccine”, “Stop wasting our money”: several thousand people demonstrated on Saturday in several cities of Argentina, to protest against “VIP vaccinations”, a scandal that cost the Minister of Health.

7:28 am: American green light for Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The United States on Saturday granted emergency authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine against Covid-19 for people aged 18 and over, the United States Medicines Agency (FDA) announced. US President Joe Biden welcomed the approval but called for not “lowering our guard” against the pandemic which has claimed more than 500,000 lives in the country.

7:13 am: Prince William encourages vaccination

Prince William warned fellow Britons against anti-vaccine social media posts in a video posted on Saturday night, following a similar appeal Tuesday from Queen Elizabeth II, her grandmother. “Social networks are sometimes inundated with rumors and disinformation, “said the Duke of Cambridge in a video released by Kensington Palace.

This shows him with his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, talking to two clinically vulnerable people who may soon receive their first vaccine.
In one of the videos, a woman called Shivali, who suffers from type 2 diabetes, says she read many social media posts that initially made her “a little nervous” get vaccinated.

We have to be a little careful about who we believe and where we get our information from, “the prince told him. “Catherine and I are not medical experts by any means, but if that is any consolation, we can wholeheartedly support vaccination, it is really, really important,” he adds in the video.

6:59 am: NBA basketball player treated with “coronavirus”

American basketball player born to Taiwanese parents, Jeremy Lin, announced on Saturday that he was not going to denounce the person who allegedly called him “coronavirus” during a G League game, the development championship of the NBA, a day after it launched an investigation into the subject.

6:40 am: How to break the isolation of patients with rare diseases?

This February 28 will be marked by the International Day of Rare Diseases. In a particular context, given the Covid-19 pandemic, the virtual demonstrations will make it possible to maintain the link with patients and their relatives.

6:35 am: Containment continues in the regions of Nice and Dunkirk

New restrictive measures have entered into force in Nice and Dunkirk. Since Friday 6 p.m., 63 towns along the coast of the Alpes-Maritimes department and the Dunkirk agglomeration have been confined throughout the weekend. This suitable confinement must last at least two weeks.

On the entire coast of the Alpes-Maritimes and throughout the urban community of Dunkirk, travel not justified by an exceptional reason is therefore still prohibited on Sunday and you must again bring a certificate to walk one hour, within a radius maximum of 5 km.

6:30 am: Hello everyone, welcome to this live video dedicated to monitoring the Covid-19 epidemic in France and around the world.

The information of the last hours

  • France still lives under a national curfew at 6 p.m., except in Dunkirk and Nice. There, the inhabitants are confined this weekend and the next too.
  • Jean Castex asked the prefects of the 20 departments under surveillance to increase controls. “Everything must be done to avoid a nationwide lockdown,” said Matignon.
  • French health authorities deplored 186 additional deaths in hospital on Saturday (against 286 the day before). In addition, 23,996 cases of contamination were recorded.
  • The pandemic has killed more than 2.5 million people around the world, according to a toll established from official figures.

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