DIRECT. Covid-19: “The health risk remains with the Delta variant”, warns Bruno Le Maire

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8:21 am. “There remains a health risk with the Delta variant”, warns Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of the Economy. “The only obstacle for the return to normal is this variant, the French really have to be vaccinated”, continues Bruno Le Maire.

8:17. “France is the most attractive country for business leaders,” says Bruno Le Maire.

8:15 am. China: the management of the Covid-19 star of a show to the glory of the Communist Party. Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over the Beijing National Stadium on Monday, dubbed the Bird’s Nest, a grand spectacle celebrating the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party and emphasizing the recovery in China from the Covid-19 crisis.

The event, which took place under strict security conditions and was not broadcast live on television, was organized three days before the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party, on July 1.

7:55 am. Epidemic resurgence in Australia: 10 million people confined. About 10 million Australians have been instructed to observe containment in several cities of the immense island-continent, currently struggling with a resurgence of contamination.

After the inhabitants of Sydney (south-east), Darwin (north) and Perth (west), it is those of Brisbane (east) and several areas of the state of Queensland who will have to stay at home from Tuesday evening , for an initial period of three days.

Australia, whose response to the pandemic had been hailed, has faced an outbreak of cases in recent weeks, in particular of the highly contagious Delta variant, due to loopholes in quarantine arrangements for travelers from the United States. foreign.

7:42 am. A historic “heat dome” hits the great west of Canada and the United States. Schools and vaccination centers against Covid-19 closed, Olympic selection tests shifted and residents taking refuge in “refreshment” centers: Western Canada and the United States have again broken new “historic” records in recent hours. temperatures caused by a “heat dome” of extremely rare intensity.

7:34. UK keeps lifting restrictions despite spike in cases. Nearly 23,000 cases have been identified in 24 hours in the United Kingdom. A figure that had not been observed since January, but which does not prevent the authorities from soon lifting the last restrictions in force in the country. Our subject to discover here.

7:12. The vaccination campaign lagging behind in Russia. The Russian vaccination campaign has been lagging behind since December, amid widespread public mistrust and despite repeated calls from President Vladimir Putin.

Russia is, with 133,893 deaths recorded by the government, the most bereaved European country and one of the hardest hit in the world. The statistics agency Rosstat, which has a broader definition of deaths linked to Covid-19, recorded some 270,000 deaths at the end of April.

6:59 am. Euro 2021: nearly 300 Finnish supporters positive for Covid-19 after their visit to Saint Petersburg. The Finnish authorities had already expressed their concern Thursday after the detection of nearly a hundred cases among supporters returning from Russia. To read here.

6:45 am. Russia devoured by the Delta variant. According to official data, the Russian capital has recorded 124 dead and St. Petersburg 110 in the past 24 hours, surpassing the records that the two largest Russian cities had already broken over the weekend.

And this despite the gradual introduction of health measures, such as the return to compulsory teleworking for some employees and the compulsory vaccination of employees in the service sector. According to the mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin, nearly 2,000 people are hospitalized every day because of Covid-19 in this city of more than 12 million inhabitants and about 75% of the available beds are occupied.

General containment, as in spring 2020, is however not envisaged for the time being in order to preserve the economy.

6:35 am. 44 new deaths in France in the last 24 hours. 111,041 people have lost their lives due to Covid-19 since the start of the epidemic.

6.30 a.m. In France, 509 new cases. They were identified in 24 hours by Public Health France. The epidemic continues to decline with 1,304 patients in critical care in the country.

6:25 am. Euro: Organizing the semi-finals and the final at Wembley presents a risk. UEFA must weigh its decision to hold the semi-finals and the Euro final at Wembley Stadium carefully as the United Kingdom limits the travel of its nationals due to the pandemic, warned one of the deputies. Presidents of the European Commission. “This is not a decision that we will have to take at the Commission. It belongs to UEFA. But I want to share my doubts about the possibility of organizing the semi-final and the final of the Euro at Wembley, in a packed stadium, while the United Kingdom limits the movements of its citizens to the EU “because of the increase in contamination, Margaritis Schinas told the European Parliament in Brussels.

6:20 am. Nearly 22 million French people fully vaccinated. Since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, 33,514,605 ​​people have received at least one injection (or 49.7% of the total population), according to the Directorate General of Health (DGS). 21,735,972 people now have a complete vaccination schedule (i.e. 32.2% of the total population).

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