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LIVE – Covid-19: towards a national curfew at 6 p.m.?

What could Jean Castex announce this Thursday?

What are the executive’s latest leads? A national curfew at 6 p.m. and new border restrictions: these are the two main avenues considered by the executive to curb the circulation of the virus. The head of the political service of BFMTV, Philippe Corbé, details them on the set of First edition.

Study suggests that caregivers who have had Covid-19 are overwhelmingly protected against reinfection

The vast majority of caregivers who have already contracted Covid-19 are protected against reinfection for a period of at least five months, shows a British study, which warns that some could still be carriers of the virus and transmit it.

Researchers at the public health agency Public Health England identified 44 potential re-infections among 6,614 healthcare workers who already had antibodies to the novel coronavirus during a five-month period from June to November 2020.

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Compared to those who had not yet been exposed to Sars-CoV-2, this represents 83% protection, concludes this study published Thursday, which has not yet been reread by independent researchers.

But British researchers warn that even though the antibodies appear to prevent falling ill with Covid-19 again, preliminary data from the next stage of their study suggests that some of the participants are carriers of significant amounts of the virus and could still pass it on to other people.

China announces first death from coronavirus in eight months

China recorded the first death from Covid-19 on its territory in eight months, health authorities announced Thursday in a country fighting against the resurgences of the epidemic that it had largely controlled.

The death occurred in Hebei province, the National Health Commission said, without giving further information. It is in this province that several cities have recently been subjected to containment after the appearance of contaminations. The last death linked to the pandemic in mainland China was in May 2020.

Press conference by Jean Castex at 6 p.m.

Hello everyone and welcome to this new live dedicated to the coronavirus epidemic. Will the curfew from 6 p.m. be extended to other departments, or even generalized to the whole country? The executive must decide this Thursday on new restrictions in the face of Covid-19.

The day after a new Health Defense Council, Jean Castex held a press conference at 6 p.m., surrounded by no less than six ministers: Olivier Véran (Health), Jean-Michel Blanquer (National Education), Bruno Le Maire (Economy and Finances), Elisabeth Borne (Labor), Roselyne Bachelot (Culture) and Frédérique Vidal (Higher education).

You will of course be able to follow the press conference live on BFMTV and BFMTV.com.

A new press conference on the Covid-19 epidemic is organized on January 14, 2021. © BFMTV

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