what to know this Monday in Belgium and in the world

Covid-19: we take stock of what made the news, in Belgium and in the world, this Monday, May 31, 2021.

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1. Coronavirus figures are improving: “The bubble should explode”, believes Yves Van Laethem

The interfederal spokesperson returned to the improvement of the Covid figures at home, while a Codeco is being prepared this Friday, June 4, 2021. For Yves Van Laethem, the concept of the bubble has had its day, has it- he explained to Maxime Binet this morning on DH Radio. + READ THE ARTICLE

2. The number of intensive care patients continues to decline

Between May 24 and May 30, there were an average of 87.3 new hospital admissions per day of Sars-CoV-2 positive people, a decrease of 26% from the previous reporting period. In addition, 1,220 people are in hospital, suffering from Covid-19, including 443 in intensive care, according to the latest figures released Monday morning by the Sciensano Public Health Institute. + READ THE ARTICLE


Young people aged 18-25 in immune keystone

Anne Magotteaux, currently one of the supervising doctors at the Wavre vaccination center, is enthusiastic when it comes to the vaccination campaign. “It goes off without a hitch,” she smiles. The teams of nurses, volunteers and doctors are magnificent and we could even vaccinate more. ”She, who specializes in tropical medicine and has carried out the entire vaccination campaign in various centers in Walloon Brabant, however wishes to specify that the summer of 2021 will be crucial for the decline of the pandemic. + READ THE ARTICLE

CNE denounces deplorable working conditions and flouted health security at Ryanair

The coronavirus crisis has further deteriorated the working conditions of Ryanair employees, deplores the CNE on Monday. Christian Workers Union communicates on the occasion of International Cabin Crew Day, celebrated on May 31. + READ THE ARTICLE

Malta joins destinations in the green zone

Malta joins the list of green zone destinations updated every week by the FPS Foreign Affairs on Monday, as do Iceland, Western Finland and the Finnish region of Aland. + READ THE ARTICLE

Belgians spent more time on the phone due to lockdowns

It is not only the internet that has enabled Belgians to keep in touch in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic, citizens have also maintained the link with their loved ones by telephone during lockdowns. + READ THE ARTICLE


Covid at the Institut de la Providence: 1,000 students at home

The virus was running in the secondary section of the Institut de la Providence in Wavre. School medicine preferred to close it on Monday and Tuesday. + READ THE ARTICLE

A vaccination center opens temporarily in Farciennes

A covid vaccination center temporarily opened its doors on Monday in Farciennes. It will remain so for six days with the goal, by then, of vaccinating some 3,000 people. + READ THE ARTICLE


South African President announces tightening of restrictions

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Sunday evening a return to stricter measures against Covid-19. His country is under imminent threat of a third wave of the pandemic. + READ THE ARTICLE

European certificate: children of parents exempted from quarantine must also be

Children who travel with their parents should not be quarantined if their parents are exempt, the European Commission proposed on Monday, through Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders. + READ THE ARTICLE

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife vaccinated against Covid

French President Emmanuel Macron, who contracted Covid-19 in December, announced in a tweet Monday evening that he and his wife Brigitte have been vaccinated, encouraging all French people to do the same. + READ THE ARTICLE

Peru reassesses death toll from 69,000 … to 180,000

Peru reassessed on Monday the number of people who died from Covid-19 on its soil, increasing it from 69,000 to 180,000, on the recommendations of a technical council, announced the number two of the government, Ms. Violeta Bermudez. + READ THE ARTICLE

European airports warn of potential summer chaos due to Covid-19 controls

European airports on Monday issued a warning of potential summer chaos within their walls due to controls linked to the coronavirus pandemic. Travelers may have to wait there for the next few months for this reason, warns Airport Council International Europe. + READ THE ARTICLE


In the midst of a health disaster, Brazil recovers the Copa America

Against all expectations, Brazil, however dramatically affected by the Covid-19, recovered Monday the organization of the Copa America which begins in 14 days (June 13-July 10), after the withdrawal of Argentina for health reasons, as Colombia ten days earlier. + READ THE ARTICLE

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