The bill extending the health pass is back this Thursday before the National Assembly before being examined by the senators. Around the world, pressure is mounting to control the spreading Delta variant. India said it has recorded more than 45,000 cases of “black fungus,” a 50% fatal fungal infection that is spreading among patients with Covid-19. Follow the evolution of the situation live.
Angela Merkel said Thursday she was worried about the “exponential” dynamics of new Covid-19 infections in Germany, in particular due to the progression of the Delta variant, urging the population to be vaccinated.
“We are having exponential growth” in the number of new coronavirus cases and “I find this dynamic worrying,” the Chancellor said at a press conference in Berlin. “Every vaccination counts. Every vaccination is a step, a small step, towards a return to normality for all”, she added.
The incidence rate exceeded 422 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on Wednesday in the Pyrénées-Orientales, according to the prefecture.
China on Thursday rejected the WHO’s proposal to continue the investigation into the origin of the pandemic in the Asian country, where the world’s first patients with Covid were identified at the end of 2019.
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last week requested an audit of laboratories in areas where the first cases of coronavirus were identified – a reference to the Chinese city of Wuhan, a while back the epicenter of the epidemic.
Chinese Vice Minister of Health Zeng Yixin said Thursday he was “extremely surprised” by the proposal.
Cuba is experiencing a “dramatic increase” in Covid-19 cases in several of its provinces where the Delta variant is circulating in particular.
“Covid-19 cases and deaths are on the rise in Cuba, where many provinces are experiencing dramatic increases in contaminations,” Carissa Etienne, director of PAHO, the regional agency, told a press conference. ‘World Health Organization.
The health pass is back in front of the deputies this Thursday. Out of the thousand amendments tabled, only a hundred had been considered in the evening. The agenda was therefore modified so that the debates resume all day, delaying the shuttle with the Senate.
Wearing a mask is once again compulsory in public spaces in certain municipalities of Meurthe-et-Moselle, Hérault and Vendée, the prefects of these departments announced on Wednesday evening.
India has recorded over 45,000 cases of “black fungus,” a 50% fatal fungal infection that is spreading among patients with Covid-19 in the past two months.
More than 4,200 people have died from mucormycosis, a disease usually rare, but which has spread in India among Covid-19 patients after their recovery, according to the government.