UPDATE ON THE SITUATION – New measures, new reports and highlights: Le Figaro takes stock of the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.
Record deaths in Russia and Indonesia, new restrictions in Catalonia, deconfinement in London … Le Figaro takes stock this Tuesday, July 6 on the latest information related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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- Nearly 1,000 patients in intensive care in France
The pressure on hospitals continues to decrease. This Tuesday, 7,637 patients suffering from Covid-19 were hospitalized in France, against 7,806 on Monday. Among them, 149 people entered the hospital in the last 24 hours, against 137 the day before.
The decline is also continuing in the intensive care units. 1,032 patients were in intensive care on Tuesday, against 1,077 the day before. 30 were admitted in the last 24 hours. 35 people have also died in hospital, bringing the toll since the start of the pandemic to 84,758.
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- Delta variant accounts for 90% of new cases in Portugal
According to the latest report from the National Institute of Public Health (Insa), the relative frequency of the variant first identified in India reached 89.1% in the week ending June 27, up from 45, 8% three weeks ago.
Among the countries on the front line of a resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the Delta variant, particularly in Europe, Portugal has seen the number of new daily cases exceed the 2,000 mark.
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- New death record in Russia
Russia announced Tuesday that it had recorded 737 deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, a record since the start of the pandemic for the country, affected by the Delta variant. This is the first time that Russia has crossed the barrier of 700 daily deaths from the coronavirus.
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Russia has also recorded 23,378 new cases, the highest numbers since mid-January, when the country was emerging from a second wave. It has identified more than 5.6 million infections since the start of the epidemic.
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- Catalonia reimposes measures to curb rise in Covid-19 cases
Catalonia decided on Tuesday to reimpose restrictions to curb the increase “Exponential” of Covid-19 cases recorded in recent days, mainly among young people, in this region of northeastern Spain.
Nightclubs and other nightlife entertainment venues in closed spaces will have to close from this weekend and you will have to present a negative antigen or PCR test, or be vaccinated, to participate in outdoor events bringing together more than 500 people, Catalan Autonomous Government spokesperson Patricia Plaja announced at a press conference.
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- Indonesia sets new death record
Indonesia, which on Tuesday recorded a new daily record of deaths with 728 deaths, for 31,000 new cases, urgently imported oxygen from Singapore for its patients in respiratory distress and calls for help from other countries, including China, the government said.
The fourth most populous country in the world, with nearly 270 million people, has seen its number of daily cases more than quadruple in less than a month.
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- France: failure of the drug candidate Innate pharma
Marseille-based biotech Innate Pharma, specializing in immuno-oncology, announced on Tuesday the end of its clinical trials in a treatment against Covid-19, due to disappointing results.
The company said its phase 2 trial, evaluating the safety and efficacy of its avdoralimab antibody in patients with severe pneumonia due to Coronavirus, failed to meet its primary goals in any of the three cohorts of the study.
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- Germany opens to five countries
Travelers from the United Kingdom, Portugal, Russia, India and Nepal will be able to enter Germany from Wednesday as soon as they observe quarantine and undergo mandatory tests.
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- London will lift the last restrictions
Wearing a mask will no longer be compulsory in closed public places in England from July 19, announced British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who plans to lift the last restrictions linked to the virus on that date. The end of these measures is controversial in the midst of the surge in contaminations attributed to the Delta variant.
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- New restrictions for the public at the Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo Olympics organizers and Japanese local authorities said on Tuesday they would ask the public to “Abstain” to attend the marathon and the walking events due to the risk of Covid-19 infection.
The marathon and walking events are to be held in Sapporo, over 800 km as the crow flies north of the Japanese capital. New public restrictions for other Olympic competitions are expected by the end of this week.
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- In London, vaccine equals chance to win tickets to Euro final
In order to motivate Londoners to get vaccinated against Covid-19, the mayor of the British capital Sadiq Khan announced on Tuesday a draw allowing them to win tickets for the final of the Euro 2020 football, Sunday at Wembley . “We are trying to encourage as many Londoners as possible to get vaccinated”, the Labor mayor told AFP, this is why “I announced today (the establishment) of an incentive for young Londoners to receive the vaccine.”
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Until Thursday, “If you go to a vaccination center to receive the vaccine, if you make an appointment to receive the vaccine, you participate in a draw”, he explained. The key to this lottery: two tickets to attend the Euro 2020 final in person on Sunday at London’s Wembley stadium, as well as 50 other pairs of tickets to watch the match from the fan zone located in Trafalgar square, in the center of the capital.
- Up to 25,000 spectators authorized for the resumption of football in Germany
The stadiums of the Bundesliga, with the exception of Bayern Munich, will be able to accommodate under conditions up to 25,000 spectators when the championship resumes on August 13, the City of Berlin announced on Tuesday following an agreement between regional states. .
The adopted gauge, which will allow a partial return of spectators, provides that the bays can be filled to 50% of their capacities with a maximum of 25,000 people, according to this agreement. Spectators must also wear a mask until they have won their place in the stands. Bavaria, where defending champion Bayern Munich is playing, has decided on a slightly more restrictive gauge with a maximum of 20,000 spectators, or 35% of the stadium’s capacity.
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- Nearly four million dead
The pandemic has killed at least 3,987,613 people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources on Tuesday at 10:00 GMT. The United States is the most affected country in terms of both deaths and cases, with 605,567 deaths for 33,723,157 infections, followed by Brazil (525,112 deaths), India (403,281), Mexico (233,689 ) and Peru (193,389).
These figures, which are based on daily reports from national health authorities, are generally underestimated. WHO estimates deaths could be two to three times higher.