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10:35 am. Heavy losses in Ile-de-France. The health crisis has deprived Paris and its region of 15.5 billion euros in revenue in 2020, according to the regional tourism commission. The restrictions imposed on many shops and tourist sites and their closure for several months have severely affected the attractiveness of Ile-de-France.
10:10 a.m. Containment is only a “last resort,” says LREM Representative Aurore Bergi. “The decisions made that make it possible to limit the spread of the virus are those that are healthily relevant and acceptable in relation to the restrictions that the French have agreed to respect for a year already,” summarizes the General Senate, vice president of the LREM group in the National Assembly.
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9:20 a.m. Lab leak “extremely unlikely”. This is one of the conclusions of the report of the WHO fact-finding mission, which visited China in late January and early February. The final version of the work is slow to announce, but Agence France-Presse and the Associated Press Recovered Copy. “It is not possible to draw a final conclusion regarding the role of the Wuhan market in the origins of the epidemic at the present time,” as it was indicated there.
9:10. Special context for professional elections. Six liberal health professions are electing their union representatives as of Wednesday, after a campaign crushed by the health crisis. All elections are postponed except for ours. It doesn’t look like we have nothing to care about at the moment, ”the rising general practitioner Jean-Paul Hamon (FMF) complained, seeing that it was“ unreasonable to run a campaign now ”.
8.45 am There is no new exemption for companies. “Are we going to expand the list of companies authorized to open?” The answer is clearly no. The French need clarity, and I prefer to take responsibility for this decision, ”notes on France Info, Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire. In the 19 sections subject to the new measures, only companies selling basic necessities, books or video games (from Among other things) to remain open.
8:40 am. Eric Biol calls for immediate rehabilitation. The mayor of Grenoble at the BFM said: “We must redefine” to deal with the development of the epidemic. This calls for schools to be closed “finally” and “reopened first.”
8:35 AM. Emmanuel Macron will respond to doctors’ demands, Who Wants Stronger Measures? “There is no confrontation. Emmanuel Macron is in daily contact with the medical profession and in particular the resuscitation services that inform us about their capabilities. The scientific council is consulted regularly. But everyone in his turn answers the president’s entourage. More information in our article.”
8:15 a.m. The first doses of vaccines for Kosovo. The state is supplied under the Covax system, which aims to supply disadvantaged countries. “Our country is small and poor, so it needs support and solidarity, especially from the United States and the European Union,” Prime Minister Albin Corti told reporters at Pristina airport, where a shipment of 24,000 doses of AstraZeneca arrived. Like its Balkan neighbors, the country is facing a sharp rise in pollution.
7:55 AM. “AstraZeneca’s contract was signed a day before the British signed, and the problem is not there. […] We now control all exports that leave the European Union. This is what Clement Boone, Minister of State for European Affairs, defends on Radio Sud. 77 million doses produced on European soil have been delivered to other countries since December 1, including more than 20 million doses in the United Kingdom. As for the European health passport, which was unveiled by European Commissioner Thierry Breton on Sunday, it “will undoubtedly be mandatory for circulation,” he said.
7.40 am. The official death rate has been underestimated in Mexico? Mexico has recorded 294,287 Covid-19-related deaths, as of February 13, an increase of 69.3% over those originally listed for the same period, according to an official report. The Ministry of Health had previously recorded 173771 dead for the same period.
7:20 am Chile’s constitutional elections postponed? The country’s president, Sebastian Pinera, has said he will demand that the founding elections scheduled for April 10 and 11 due to a new wave of Covid-19 be “postponed” to May. This measure has yet to be approved by Congress.
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7:05 AM. The end of “early” restrictions in the United StatesAnthony Fauci, the White House Pandemic Adviser believes. He explains on CBS: “We are stuck in about 50,000 new cases per day, and the other day the number has risen to 60,000, and there is a real risk” of exposure to a new pandemic wave. The more malicious variants of SARS-CoV-2 aren’t the only explanation for this situation. This plateau is due to “things like Spring Break and the lifting of restrictive measures (…) in some states and I think it is premature,” the doctor notes.
6:45 a.m. Protocol tightening in schools. In the nineteen departments (including the eight in Ile-de-France) where the health situation is particularly critical, one case of Covid-19 in the class now leads to its closure. This was stated by Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blancer, on Friday. Mechanically, this new base should lead to a sharp increase in the number of closed classes.
Video. Covid-19: Blanker declares “one case in class will result in confined wards being closed”
6:25 AM. Break the record for the second wave tonight? 4,872 patients diagnosed with Covid-19 are being treated in intensive care in France. This number has continued to rise since the beginning of January and is now very close to the “second wave” peak reached on November 16th (4,903). The absolute record, which was reached almost a year ago, is still much higher (7,019 patients, April 8, 2020). “It is like a reservoir that will slowly but surely fill up,” describes epidemiologist Martin Blacher in our article.
6:10 AM. Merkel raises her voice. The German Chancellor strongly calls on states (regional states) to take the matter, urging them to implement restrictions to fight the spread of the epidemic while many have announced easing. We must now take appropriate measures very seriously. However, some states do, and others do not yet. […] I wouldn’t go two weeks without doing anything. This is my oath, it is my duty, “she taunts her during a TV interview.
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