Follow the events of the day live:
8:59 am. “Over 90%” of hospital staff are vaccinated, according to Professor François-René Pruvot. “The hospital will hold up,” reassures the President of the Conference of Presidents of Medical Commissions of Establishment of University Hospital Centers on France Info.
8:46 am. Should we be vaccinated against the flu at the same time as against the Covid? Every day, Le Parisien calls out to an actor in society (politicians, employers, artists, athletes, etc.) to ask him a question that concerns our daily life. Asked about the call to combine influenza vaccine and recall against Covid-19, Professor Bruno Lina, virologist and member of the Scientific Council, considers that it may be a good solution to protect the most vulnerable. To read here.
8:31. For associations, “it’s time to bounce back”. The time has come to re-mobilize the associative world, which intends to bring back volunteers and members, after months of low morale because of the health crisis.
In the midst of the association forums period, a national campaign supported by the government has just been launched by the Association movement and the professional organization Hexopée.
8:14. “The mountain has recorded an increase of 8% this summer”, underlines Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne. “The French needed to get some fresh air, to get some fresh air, to hike, to cycle.”
8:12 am. “The tourist season in France was better than that of 2019, which was already historic,” said Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne. “The blue-white and red summer worked really well. Outdoor hotels, especially campsites, recorded higher attendance figures than in 2019 and this made up for the absence of foreign tourists. “
8:04 am. “The health pass saved the tourist season,” explains Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne. “The bet is successful and it was not obvious because the Delta variant threatened the season”.
8:03 am. “When you are a caregiver, it is necessary not to be a person at risk for the patients being treated”, affirms on Public Senate Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Secretary of State to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in charge of Tourism, French people living abroad and La Francophonie.
8:02 am. “Dialogue is sometimes complicated with people who have moved to a parallel world. When we see the demonstrations on Saturday I want to say look at the figures, the facts, they are stubborn ”, declares on Public Senate Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Secretary of State to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in charge of Tourism, French people living abroad and La Francophonie.
7:54 a.m. The most famous musicals are making a comeback on Broadway. Hamilton, The Lion King, Chicago: The most famous musicals played on Broadway made a comeback on Tuesday, a new symbol of a more normal life in New York after an 18-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
7:39. Compulsory vaccination of caregivers: the count is there … almost. Announced in mid-July by the executive, the vaccination obligation comes into force on Wednesday for those who treat, those who work in the hospital or in an nursing home, firefighters and ambulance drivers, in particular … If the non-vaccinated are in the minority among these professionals, their absence could weigh heavily in certain establishments, notably in nursing homes. To read here.
7:20 a.m. Togo is extending the state of health emergency in the face of an increase in cases. Togo is extending the state of health emergency by 12 months following the upsurge in new cases of coronavirus in recent weeks.
The government had asked for a six-month extension. The National Assembly unanimously approved the request, but gave it 12 months to “carry out the fight against the pandemic”.
Togo has 23,778 cases of Covid-19, including 207 deaths and 18,746 cured patients.
7:11. First complaint against the vaccination obligation decreed by Biden. Authorities in Arizona, a state headed by a Republican governor, announce that they have filed the first complaint against Democratic President Joe Biden’s decision to make anti-Covid vaccination mandatory for two-thirds of American workers.
6:58 am. Vaccine compulsory for worshipers in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s parliament bans worshipers not vaccinated against Covid-19 from attending church services, the latest in a series of measures to boost the vaccination campaign.
The southern African country already made the vaccine compulsory for civil servants and teachers in September. It is also necessary to be able to sell in the markets, to play sports indoors, to go to the restaurant and to pass university exams.
6:45 am. These employees who want to quit their jobs. September 15 will mark the end of the year of service for some caregivers or professionals who refuse to be vaccinated. They demonstrated on Tuesday to try one last time to push back the government on this measure. Our report and their testimonies can be found here.
6:40 am. Towards a risk of restarting for the virus? Professor and member of the Scientific Council, Arnaud Fontanet warns of a possible risk of resumption of the epidemic when the cold arrives. “The whole of Europe is going through a time when we see the curves going down a bit like last year in September (…) but there when the weather will change, get colder, there is really a risk of restarting”, warns -he.
6:35 am. Vaccination in France. More than 49.7 million people have received at least one injection (i.e. 73.8% of the total population) and 46.9 million people now have a complete vaccination schedule (i.e. 69.6% of the total population), according to the latest figures from the health authorities.
6.30 a.m. 94 new deaths recorded in France in the last 24 hours. A total of 115,752 people have lost their lives in the country since the start of the epidemic.
6:25 am. New contaminations. Santé Publique France has recorded 10,327 new contaminations over the past 24 hours. The rate of positivity of the virus tends to decline further compared to previous weeks.
6:20 am. The Delta variant is still the majority in France. “The current situation in France is characterized by an almost exclusive circulation” of the Delta variant, writes Public Health France in a new study concerning variants in France. “The other variants currently detected (Alpha and Gamma mainly) remain at very low levels of prevalence”, continues the agency.
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