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8:29 am. “Resuming sport with football in 11 countries is a real symbol of reopening borders and countries”, declares Roxana Maracineanu, Minister Delegate for Sports on France Inter.
8:18 am. “France’s growth will be higher than that of the euro zone this year”, affirms François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Bank of France. “We forecast an average growth of 4.6% for the euro zone this year and 4.7% for next year,” said the Governor of the Bank of France.
7:59 am. Japan: the organizers plan to vaccinate the 70,000 volunteers for the Tokyo Games. The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics are planning to vaccinate the 70,000 volunteers who will take part, says Tokyo-2020 general manager Toshiro Muto, with the aim of reducing the risk of infection about six weeks before the start of the trials.
7:47. Japan plans to establish a state of “quasi-emergency” by the start of the Olympics. This is what the daily Mainichi said this Friday. A final decision is expected at the end of next week, a few days before the end of the current state of emergency. The Olympics are scheduled to start on July 23.
7:30 am “Our role is to maintain favorable financing conditions for businesses and households with an inflation cap of 2%”, indicates François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Bank of France.
7:25 am. “The employment situation is improving in France and in Europe”, Explain François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Bank of France on Radio Classique. “On the other hand, there is still 15% of the population unemployed or partially unemployed in the euro zone”, continues the governor of the Bank of France.
7:16. Vaccines and climate at the heart of the G7 summit, the first in person since the pandemic. Pandemic and climate emergency: the leaders of the great powers of the G7 are seeking common responses to global crises during their first meeting in nearly two years this Friday, starting with the redistribution of a billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines.
After months of videoconferencing, it is the return of discussions around the same table and discreet asides to debate global issues, with also a reception around Queen Elizabeth II on Friday and Saturday a barbecue on the beach with toasted marshmallows at the wood fire.
Until Sunday, the summit brings together Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and the United States in the seaside resort of Carbis Bay, in the south-west of England. It will be the first for US President Joe Biden, committed to multilateralism after Donald Trump’s isolationist years, as for Mario Draghi and Yoshihide Suga.
6:58 am. The G7 promises a billion doses of vaccines for poor countries. London has announced its intention to add 100 million doses to the 500 already promised on the American side by Joe Biden. It is not known how the remaining 400 million doses will be distributed. Our subject to discover here.
6:45 am. Two cases of Covid-19 aboard one of the first cruises in North America since the pandemic. Two individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 aboard the Celebrity Millennium, one of the first cruise ships to sail in North America since the start of the pandemic, despite “a crew and passengers vaccinated”, announces the Royal Caribbean cruise line in a statement.
“The individuals are asymptomatic, currently in isolation and monitored by our medical team,” said the company, which ensures that it conducts a contact tracing operation and whose ship left Sint Maarten, the Dutch part of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, June 5.
The two people tested positive during the “compulsory end-of-cruise test”, explains Royal Caribbean, which claims that passengers had to present proof of vaccination as well as a negative Covid-19 screening of less than 72 hours before boarding.
6:40 am. Contact case of his wife, Jean Castex is placed in solitary confinement for seven days. The announcement was made by the services of Matignon. Read here.
6:35 am. 68 new deaths in France in the last 24 hours. Since the start of the epidemic, 110,299 people have died from Covid-19 in the country.
6.30 a.m. Nearly 15 million people fully vaccinated in France. Since the start of the vaccination campaign, “29,444,218 people have received at least one injection (i.e. 44.0% of the total population and 56.1% of the adult population) and 13,369,751 people have received two injections ( ie 20.0% of the total population and 25.5% of the adult population) ”, indicates the General Directorate of Health, which adds:“ 14,998,320 people have a complete vaccination schedule. “
6:25 a.m. Hospital pressure continues to drop in France. 13,090 Covid-19 patients are currently hospitalized for Covid-19. They were 15,283 seven days ago. In critical care services, reserved for the most serious cases, the decline is also continuing. The authorities count 2,245 patients, against 2,326 the day before and 2,677 last week.
6:20 am. Less than 5,000 new contaminations. In 24 hours, 4,475 new Covid-19 contaminations were recorded in France, against 5,557 the day before. On average, 5,127 cases per day have been recorded over the past week, the lowest figure since August 30, 2020.
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