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DIRECT – Coronavirus: 252 deaths and 19,927 new cases of contamination in France in the last 24 hours


#Emmanuel #Macron presents his wishes to the #French this evening at 8 p.m., at the end of a year marked by the epidemic, and a #New #Year’s #Eve like no other. The vaccination campaign was launched on #Sunday, in two establishments in #Seine-Saint-Denis and Côte-d’#Or, and continues this week in #India-et-Loire, #Lille and #Lyon.

21H34

The #World #Health #Organization on #Thursday granted its first emergency approval since the start of the #Covid-19 pandemic to the #Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, making it easier for countries wishing to use the vaccine quickly, a statement from the UN agency.

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“#This is a very positive step to ensure universal access to anti-Covid-19 vaccines,” said #Mariangela #Simao, director in charge of access to drugs at the WHO, quoted in the press release.

20H33

#Nearly 950,000 people have received a first dose of the #Covid-19 vaccine in the #United #Kingdom, the #Department of #Health said on #Thursday, bringing hope as contaminations reached a new record.

#Two vaccines have been authorized in the country, with #Pfizer / #BioNTech being administered since #December 8, while the #Oxford / #AstraZeneca vaccine will be used from next week. The #Health #Ministry said on #Thursday that 944,539 people had received a first dose of the #Pfizer / #BioNTech vaccine. #In total, nearly 2.5 million people have tested positive for the new coronavirus, including 55,892 recorded on #Thursday, unheard of since the start of the pandemic in the country. The pandemic has killed more than 73,500 in the UK.

20H01

The number of recorded cases was 19,927 in 24 hours, against 26,457 #Wednesday (but this figure for #Wednesday included a catch-up of data from the day before), a figure still far from the government target of going down to 5,000 cases per day.

#This daily figure has varied enormously since mid-December, fluctuating between some 3,000 and more than 21,000. The positivity rate, which measures the percentage of people positive for #Covid-19 out of all those tested, is up to 3.2%, against 2.9% the day before.

#With 252 new deaths in hospital in 24 hours, #Covid-19 has now caused the death of 64,632 people in #France since the start of the epidemic.

18H20

The vaccination campaign against #Covid-19 will “accelerate” towards priority audiences, with the possibility for caregivers aged 50 and over to be vaccinated “from #Monday”, announced the #Minister of #Health on #Twitter.

“#Be reassured. The vaccination campaign will soon gain momentum, ”added #Olivier Véran, in response to criticism from elected officials and certain doctors denouncing the slow start of the vaccination campaign.

17h02

A first case of contamination with the variant of the #Covid-19 virus identified in #South #Africa has been detected in #France, the #Ministry of #Health announced on #Thursday, a few days after the first confirmed case of the #British variant.

#This variant, which like that of the #United #Kingdom could be more transmissible, was confirmed on #Wednesday in a man returning from #South #Africa living in the #Haut-Rhin, near the #Swiss border. #On his return from a stay in #South #Africa, the man who had developed symptoms suggestive of #Covid-19 performed an RT-PCR test in #Switzerland.

The test having been positive, a sequencing of the virus was carried out, confirming the variant called “501.V2”, identified in #South #Africa in #October and which is responsible in this country for a large majority of new cases.

The person now healed, “immediately isolated himself at his home as soon as symptoms appeared” and “no risky contact was identified”, assured the ministry.

13h04

“#No serious” or “unexpected” side effects of the #Covid-19 vaccine were observed in #France after the first four days of vaccination, the #Medicines #Agency (ANSM) said on #Thursday.

#Only “pain” at the place where the injection is made and “fatigue” have been reported by some structures for the elderly where vaccination has already taken place, said the ANSM in its first update on vaccine surveillance.

“These non-serious side effects are mentioned in the leaflet” of the vaccine, she recalled.

12h52

The novel coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 1,806,072 people worldwide since the WHO office in #China reported the onset of the disease at the end of #December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from from official sources #Thursday at 11:00 GMT.

#More than 82,676,050 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the start of the epidemic, of which at least 51,918,900 are now considered cured.

10h06

“The police are not going to knock on people’s homes to see if there are six or seven of you at the table”, but “sanctions are possible for anything that may be a disturbance to public order,” #Marlène #Schiappa recalled on #Thursday. hours before a #New #Year’s #Eve under close surveillance.

#Sanctions are possible for “anything that may be a disturbance to public order”, recalled the #Minister for #Citizenship at the #Ministry of the #Interior on #France #Info. “#If we have, as we have heard in other countries, gatherings with 150 people, yes, of course, there may be sanctions.”

08:35

#Tokyo reported more than 1,000 new cases of coronavirus on #Thursday – a new record -, as local and government officials warned that a state of emergency may be necessary in the face of the upsurge in contamination.

#Japan’s #Jiji #News #Agency reported that #Prime #Minister #Yoshihide #Suga summoned several ministers for emergency talks on the health situation later in the day.

“#We are still compiling precise figures today. #It has been reported to me that (the toll of cases) will be over 1,000 and reach around 1,300 people,” #Tokyo #Governor #Yuriko #Koike told reporters. .





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