the milestone of 100,000 cases per day crossed in France, a new record – Liberation

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– The number of contaminations reaches a record in France. More than 94,000 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded on Friday over the past twenty-four hours, a level not reached since the start of the pandemic.

– Festive weekend before the return to the burning omicron file. The Elysee Palace said on Friday that in addition to an extraordinary Council of Ministers, a health defense council dedicated to the outbreak of the epidemic would be held on Monday.

– Airlines had to cancel more than 4,500 flights around the world during the weekend, in particular because of the omicron variant, which disrupted travel during the holidays.

Dec 25, 2021 7:28 PM

The milestone of 100,000 cases per day crossed in France, a new record. France crossed the threshold of 100,000 new cases of Covid-19 in twenty-four hours this Saturday, Christmas Day, unprecedented while the government must reassess the situation on Monday. With 104,611 new cases, the country has reached a threshold unprecedented since the start of the epidemic in March 2020, according to figures released this Saturday evening by Public Health France. The 50,000 mark was passed on December 4 and this figure has therefore doubled in three weeks, according to data from the health agency. Like this outbreak, the incidence rate in the Alpes-Maritimes in particular, which has crossed the 1,000 mark, with 1,006 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Dec 25, 2021 7:20 PM

Christmas clouded by the pandemic. Several billion people celebrated Christmas this Saturday, festivities hampered for the second year in a row by the pandemic. Among other evils linked to Covid-19 this year, more than 5,600 flights were finally canceled by airlines while thousands more were delayed around the world, the omicron variant disrupting travel during these holidays.

Dec 25, 2021 7:15 PM

For Christmas, Biden praises the “immense courage” of Americans in the face of the pandemic. For his first Christmas at the White House, Joe Biden this Saturday praised the behavior of Americans in the face of the pandemic and called on them to seek “the light” and unity in trials. “This year we have seen the immense courage, strength, resilience and determination of all of you who care for, comfort, teach, protect and serve the country in large or small ways,” wrote the US president in a message also signed by his wife, Jill Biden. The presidential couple, faced with an America weary of the pandemic and frustrated by a surge in inflation, have placed particular emphasis this year on year-end traditions, whether it’s pardoning a turkey for Thanksgiving or to cover the White House with decorations.

Dec 25, 2021 6:35 PM

New York State Shortens Isolation Period for Positive Essential Workers. Overwhelmed by the omicron variant, New York State could be understaffed in essential public services within days. From December 27, essential workers (healthcare workers but also teachers, garbage collectors, supermarket and restaurant workers) with a full vaccination schedule will be allowed to return to work for only five days – instead of the ten days. in force – after having tested positive for Covid, RFI reports. Under certain conditions: no runny nose, no cough and no fever to report during the 72 hours preceding the recovery. Health authorities are relying on a recent study showing that “Vaccinated people have a shorter duration of infection” to justify this new measure, explains RFI.

Dec 25, 2021 6:22 PM

A 10-year-old girl mistakenly receives a dose of Moderna. In Ponts (Manche), a town bordering Avranches, a little girl supposed to receive an injection of the Pfizer vaccine, as recommended by the High Authority for Health (HAS), was in fact vaccinated with a dose of Moderna, report the newspapers West France and the Free Channel. “The doctor asked us to be vigilant for a week”, told the mother to the Free Channel. The father would consider filing a complaint, according to the Parisian.

Dec 25, 2021 6:05 PM

The Las Vegas tech show without its behemoths. Google, Lenovo and other big names in tech have in turn announced that they are canceling their attendance at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, adding to the list of absentees frightened by the outbreak of the omicron variant . The Silicon Valley giant and the Chinese computer maker had to resolve to avoid exposing their employees and visitors to their stands to possible coronavirus contamination. “After careful consideration, we have decided to refrain from any presence among the exhibitors at CES 2022, a Google spokesperson said. We have closely monitored the evolution of the Omicron variant and have decided that it is the best choice for the health and safety of our teams. ” On Tuesday, companies such as Facebook’s parent company Meta, as well as Amazon, T-Mobile and Twitter, had already pulled out of the event. The most well-known annual consumer electronics show is currently being held from January 5 to 8.

Dec 25, 2021 5:26 PM

In London, no Christmas truce for the anti-Covid vaccination. While some are still opening their gifts, queues continue to form in front of British anti-Covid vaccination centers. In the face of the meteoric spread of the omicron variant in the UK, the government recall campaign, being carried out at unprecedented rates, is not taking a break for Christmas. More than 32 million people have already received a third dose, or 56% of those aged 12 and over, with a rate approaching one million injections per day. Such a pace had never been reached even in the spring, when the anti-Covid campaign was being waged briskly.

Dec 25, 2021 4:28 PM

Over 13,000 positive cases in the last 24 hours in Ireland. The country registered 13,765 new cases on Saturday. That is to say nearly 2,500 additional contaminations than its previous record in the matter, which dated from Friday (11,182 sick people). About 83% of these reported cases are contaminations with the new omicron variant. The health ministry said the new cases are expected in “large number” in the coming days.

Dec 25, 2021 3:29 PM

More than a million tests carried out on Christmas Eve, a record. 1.55 million. This is the number of antigenic and PCR Covid tests carried out in 24 hours in France on Thursday 23 December, reports BFMTV. This is a «record absolu» since the beginning of the health crisis, indicates the Ministry of Health. According to Gilles Bonnefond, president of the Union of dispensing pharmacists interviewed by France Info, the million mark was again crossed on December 24.

Dec 25, 2021 2:32 PM

Malaysia has recorded its first case of local contamination of the omicron variant. Malaysian Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said on Saturday that the case of local contamination with the omicron variant had been identified the day before in Borneo, during New Year’s Eve, report it Guardian. The affected person has Chinese nationality and is 38 years old. Her vaccination schedule is complete and she has not traveled recently. The investigation continues to trace the chain of contaminations. In total, Malaysia has 62 cases of omicron.

Dec 25, 2021 12:53 PM

After the Christmas mini-truce, the executive mobilized before the New Year. Four days into the New Year, will the government announce stronger restrictions or will it choose the status quo? The executive meets on Monday with a health defense council to assess the situation already created by the meteoric progression of the new variant of Covid-19. A Council of Ministers must also be held to accelerate the change from the health pass to the vaccination pass. More info here.

Dec 25, 2021 12:18 PM

In Tunisia, the vaccine pass is difficult to pass. Since Wednesday, the first day of the implementation of the vaccine pass, Tunisian workers without a pass can see their employment contract suspended. Unannounced checks take place in companies. The card, in driver’s license format, is also compulsory to take transport or go to administrations, public services, restaurants and shops. The hiccups have multiplied, in particular because of the numerous dysfunctions of the platform responsible for providing the precious document. To read here.

Dec 25, 2021 11:32 AM

Omicron dominant au Portugal. While the country on Friday recorded a record of new cases of Covid-19 in twenty-four hours since the end of January, the General Directorate of Health (DGS) indicated, in detail, that the number of contaminations with the new variant was “Estimated at 61.5% on December 22”, while specifying that mortality and hospitalizations in intensive care remain «stables». Portugal recorded 11 deaths and 12,943 new cases in twenty-four hours on Friday, unheard of since January 29. The country was struck at the beginning of the year by a violent wave of contaminations which had overwhelmed hospital services.

Dec 25, 2021 10:52 AM

A Breton SME is increasing its production of self-tests. Faced with the spread of the omicron variant, and a demand for tests that “Explode”, the NG Biotech company, based in Guipry-Messac (Ille-et-Vilaine) south of Rennes, announced on Friday that it had increased its production capacity for screening tests, which will allow it to deliver two million kits to pharmacies between December 10 and 31. And “Respond to the best” to the needs of the population. “Between December 10 and 31, around 2 million tests will be delivered to pharmacies”, specifies in a press release, the company which emphasizes having consequently reviewed its internal workforce “On the rise”.

Dec 25, 2021 10:19 AM

Omicron: over 4,500 canceled flights around the world over Christmas weekend. Omicron is increasingly disrupting travel during the holiday season. More than 4,500 flights were canceled by airlines while thousands more were delayed around the world over Christmas weekend. According to the Flightaware site, this Saturday at 8:20 a.m. there were at least 2,000 flight cancellations, of which 700 are trips linked to the United States, whether international or internal, and more than 1,500 delays .

Dec 25, 2021 10:03 AM

Return of the mask outdoors in Savoie. With the outbreak of the omicron variant and the prospect of large flows of tourists in ski resorts, the prefect of Savoie issued a decree on Friday with new restrictions which will run until January 4. Namely the return of the mask outdoors in 38 stations, including Chambéry, Albertville and Aix-les-Bains, but also the arrival, in particular, of the ban on drinking or eating standing in certain places (cable cars and ski lifts, hotels and tourist accommodation, restaurants with a musical atmosphere, drinking establishments and bars with a musical atmosphere, etc.). Our article.

Dec 25, 2021 9:50 AM

China has recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases for four months. China is reporting 140 new cases of Covid-19 this Saturday, the highest figure for four months, while the authorities are rushing to contain the epidemic in several regions. Of the 140 new infections, 87 were transmitted locally, up from 55 a day earlier. Most of the contaminations occurred in Xi’an (northwest), where 13 million inhabitants have been confined since Thursday.

Dec 25, 2021 8:47 am

More than 94,000 cases in 24 hours Friday evening, a new record. France crossed the threshold of 94,000 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday evening, Christmas Eve, a threshold never reached since the start of the epidemic in March 2020, according to figures published by Public Health France. 94,124 new cases were recorded in twenty-four hours, under the effect of the fifth wave which intensifies, carried by the variant omicron, much more contagious. Over the past seven days, the average was 66,417 cases.

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