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8h45. And Inde. The Minister of Health announces that in 24 hours, 33,376 new contaminations have been identified. The Covid has also killed 308 people, as the Ganesh celebrations begin today. It is in Kerala that the epidemic is most present, 25,010 of these new contaminations, and 177 of the 308 dead.
8:35 am. We are also demonstrating in Lithuania. A few thousand people gathered yesterday in Vilnius, the capital, to protest against the health pass introduced by the center-right government. From Monday it will be mandatory to go to shopping malls, restaurants and beauty salons.
8:25 am. Sinovac tested on children. Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac has launched a phase of testing its serum on children and adolescents in South Africa, which will be carried out in five countries around the world.
8:15 am. “The unvaccinated are eleven times more likely to die.” Unvaccinated people “are 10 times more likely to be hospitalized and 11 times more likely to die,” said Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the covid briefing at the White House. This proportion emerges from three studies carried out in the United States: one on veterans vaccinated with Pfizer and Moderna before and after the spread of the Delta variant, another on the three authorized vaccines carried out in nine states, and the third in thirteen jurisdictions. from the country. Across the studies, vaccines remained 86-87% effective in preventing hospitalizations.
7:55 am. Child under 5 dies from Covid in California. No additional information was given. “This is an urgent reminder that we must do all we can to protect our little ones, children and infants in our community who are not yet eligible for a vaccination,” said Dr Clayton Chau, director of the HCA and head of health for Orange County, in a statement.
7.45 a.m. Bangkok will reopen to vaccinated tourists in October. Foreign travelers will be able to travel to Thailand’s capital and four other provinces without having to undergo a two-week hotel quarantine, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Tourists, however, must stay in a specific area for seven days and pass tests.
7:42 am. The Phuket experience. The island had reopened to tourists on an experimental basis in July. More than 29,000 fully vaccinated international visitors have frequented its beaches, generating nearly $ 50 million in revenue, according to government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana.
7:30 am. + 346% mortality in French Polynesia in August. All causes and combined, in August, it recorded a number of deaths 4.5 times higher than the monthly average between 2015 and 2019, according to provisional figures from the Institute of Statistics in French Polynesia (ISPF) to be released on Tuesday. 590 deaths were recorded between August 1 and August 31 against a monthly average of 133 between 2015 and 2019.
The people most affected by this excess mortality were aged 60 to 74 (+ 413%) and over 75 (+ 412%). The increase in deaths is clear among 40-59 year olds (+ 277%) but is “not observed” among people under 40 years old.
7:15 am. Clusters in sight. Celebrations for the Hindu festival of Ganesh begin today in India. Meeting restrictions have been enacted. In the spring, religious gatherings had caused a terrible pandemic wave that had led the hospital system to rupture. Many countries, including France, had to come to the aid of India.
7:05 am. Another Saturday of mobilization. Nearly 200 events are planned today in France against the health pass, a few days before the implementation of the vaccination obligation for hospital staff. Four processions are planned in Paris, two of which are considered “sensitive”: the first will leave at noon from the 15th arrondissement, on the initiative of the yellow vest Jérôme Rodrigues, the other, organized by Le Dernier Rempart with Hadama Traoré, s’ will start from the 17th century at 1 p.m. Florian Philippot, leader of the Patriots and former number 2 of the National Front, will obviously lead his “gigantic national procession” at the start of the 16th century.
7 hours. Good morning and good morning. In this live, we follow the evolution of the pandemic and its consequences in France and around the world.