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DIRECT. Covid-19: 47,000 new contaminations in 24 hours, WHO advises to avoid travel for people over 60


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– 7.20 p.m .: WHO advises people over 60 not to travel

“Counseling should be given to people who are not in good health or at risk of developing a severe form of Covid-19 disease and dying, especially those aged 60 years or older and those with co-morbidities (for example : heart disease, cancer and diabetes), to postpone their trip, “says the WHO in a technical document cited by BFM-TV.

– 7:00 p.m .: 114 new deaths in 24 hours

According to the latest data from Public Health France, published this Tuesday, November 30, 10,249 patients are hospitalized due to a Covid-19 infection. They were 9,860 Monday, November 29 and 8 525 a week ago. Among hospitalized patients, 1,824 are in critical care. The day before they were 1,749 and 1,455 Tuesday, November 23.

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– 6:50 p.m .: confinement unlikely in Great Britain

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ruled on Tuesday unlikely a new containment after the discovery of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, stressing nevertheless that everything remained under study. Great Britain has so far identified 13 cases of contamination by the Omicron variant detected in southern Africa.

By its high number of mutations, this variant has caused concern across the world, prompting many countries to suspend their flights from southern Africa or to strengthen border controls.

– 6:20 p.m .: what will be the situation for Christmas?

The Covid-19 epidemic continues to flare up in France. As the end of the year holidays approach, many are wondering about the situation in the weeks to come. The fifth wave is here and hospitals are weakened. A complex future situation for the French health system …

– 5:45 p.m .: German parliament to vote on compulsory vaccination by the end of the year

The German parliament will be called upon to vote by the end of the year on a law imposing vaccination against Covid-19 on the entire population to stem the outbreak of infections, the future announced on Tuesday, November 30 Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

“My proposal is that (…) the deputies make a proposal to the Parliament” on compulsory vaccination, indicated in an interview with the channel Bild TV the social democrat who is preparing to take the head of the government, specifying that this text should be presented “this year” for entry into force in February or March.

– 5:10 pm: with Omicron, antigenic tests, still effective?

The new variant of Covid-19 called Omicron continues to cause concern in the world. Scientists ask the question of its detection thanks to antigenic tests. Are they still effective? Should we favor PCR? Studies are underway to try to answer these questions.

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– 4:00 p.m .: 47,000 new contaminations in the last 24 hours

“The situation is getting worse to be frank. Today, Public Health France will publish 47,000 cases. The average number of contamination per day exceeds 30,000, it could be higher than the peak of the 3rd wave at the end of the week “, declared Olivier Véran, during the session of questions to the government.

“But there are far fewer serious cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Hospitals would be overflowing if we did not have the vaccines. 1,700 patients are in our intensive care units, which is why we must step up our recall campaign. . On the Omicron variant, other cases could be identified in the coming hours “, he added, quoted by The voice of the North.

– 3:20 p.m .: Regeneron treatment possibly less effective against Omicron

Regeneron’s anti-COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment and other drugs of the same type may be less effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the US biotech said on Tuesday, November 10.

According to Regeneron, analyzes show that the individual mutations present in the new variant could indicate a reduction in the immune activity induced by the vaccine and by the monoclonal antibodies.

The analyzes focused in particular on the cocktail of antibodies to Regeneron, REGEN-COV. Further analyzes using sequences from the Omicron variant are in progress.

– 1:30 p.m .: Global report with more than 5 million deaths

The Covid-19 has killed at least 5,206,370 worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report, as reported by LCI.

With 261,498,300 officially diagnosed cases of infection.

– 1 p.m .: A total of 42 confirmed infections in ten European Union countries

Some 42 cases of contamination by the Omicron variant have been confirmed in total in 10 countries of the European Union, the director of the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), Andrea Ammon, announced on Tuesday, November 30.

Six other “probable” cases are being analyzed, said Andrea Ammon during a videoconference organized by the Slovenian Presidency of the European Union.

With regard to France, a first case of contamination by the Omicron variant was identified in Reunion Island and the government spokesman Gabriel Attal specified at the beginning of the morning that “other results of possible cases including in the Hexagon (were expected) in the next few hours “.

– 12:40 p.m .: The Omicron variant was present in the Netherlands earlier than estimated

The Omicron variant was detected in the Netherlands even before the arrival last week of passengers infected with this new variant on board two flights from South Africa, Dutch health authorities announced on Tuesday, November 30.

At least 14 people infected with the Omicron variant have been identified among travelers who arrived Friday, November 26 at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam from Cape Town and Johannesburg, recalls the National Institute of Health (RIVM).

“We detected the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in two samples which had been taken on November 19 and 23”, explains the institute, stressing that “it is not yet known for the moment if the people concerned had whether or not they have returned to South Africa “, where this new variant was identified.

– 11:30 a.m .: A vaccine targeting Omicron could be approved within four months

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) could if necessary authorize within three to four months vaccines against Covid-19 adapted to target the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, declared on Tuesday, November 30, the executive director of the European regulator, stressing that existing vaccines would continue to provide protection.

– 11 a.m .: Greece could impose fines on non-vaccinated

In the face of increasing cases in the country, Greece said it would fine people over 60 who had not received a first vaccine against Covid-19, each month from January 16.

– 10:55 a.m .: The High Authority of Health recommends the vaccination of fragile children

The High Authority of Health (HAS) recommends in a notice published this Tuesday, November 30 the vaccination against COVID-19 of children from 5 to 11 years old likely to have a serious form of the disease, as well as of those who live in the entourage of a fragile person who is not eligible for vaccination.

– 10:30 a.m .: China recognizes that the Omicron variant complicates the organization of the Olympics

China acknowledged this Tuesday, November 30 that the new Omicron variant would mean additional difficulties for the organization of the Beijing Winter Olympics (which will take place from February 4 to 20) but reaffirmed its confidence in the success of the event.

“It will certainly bring some challenges in terms of fighting the epidemic,” Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, conceded at a press conference.

“But China has experience in this area and I am fully convinced that the Winter Olympics will go smoothly and as planned,” he said.

– 10:15 a.m .: The incidence rate stabilizes in Germany

The seven-day Covid-19 incidence rate fell very slightly for the first time in three weeks in Germany, data released Tuesday by the Robert-Koch Institute (IRB) show.

It now stands at 452.2 people infected out of 100,000 during the past week, against 452.4 on Monday, November 29, which constitutes the first reflux since the beginning of November in Germany, faced with a powerful resurgence of the disease. epidemic for several weeks.

With 45,753 new cases identified on Tuesday, November 30, the daily toll of contamination remains 427 higher than it was a week earlier, but the weekly rate of progression has slowed in recent days.

– 10 am: EasyJet notes a slowdown in demand, the health situation darkens the outlook

The British airline EasyJet said this Tuesday, November 30, to have seen a decrease in its activity after the appearance of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, but the group says it is however able to face this new situation for the rest of its fiscal year.

– 7:30 a.m .: Anti-Covid-19 vaccines certainly less effective against Omicron, according to the boss of Moderna

The currently available Covid-19 vaccines are unlikely to prove as effective against the Omicron variant as against previous strains of the coronavirus, according to Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel, whose comments rekindled concerns about the virus. evolution of the pandemic.

It is probably impossible that the efficacy of vaccines against the new Omicron variant “is at the same level as that observed against the Delta variant,” Stéphane Bancel told the Financial Times.

– 6:30 a.m .: Covid-19: a first patient infected with the Omicron variant detected in France

A patient was diagnosed in Reunion. He is 53 years old and has traveled to Mozambique, stopping by South Africa, and tested positive for Covid-19 in Reunion.

– 6 a.m .: Biden calls on Americans not to panic over Omicron

US President Joe Biden urged Americans on Monday, November 29, not to panic over the new variant of the coronavirus Omicron and said the United States was drawing up emergency plans with pharmaceutical companies if new vaccines were needed.

Joe Biden said the United States would not decree new containment to stop the spread of the variant and that he would outline his strategy to fight the pandemic during the winter on Thursday, December 2.

– 6 a.m .: Covid report with 1,043 hospital admissions and 103 deaths in 24 hours

The figures for the day of this Monday, November 29 show the progression of the epidemic with 1,043 hospital admissions and 103 deaths in 24 hours

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