New measures, new reports and highlights: An update on the latest developments in the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
– A limited number of great pilgrimages to Mecca –
Hundreds of Muslim worshipers have arrived at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, western Saudi Arabia, to take part in the great annual pilgrimage since Saturday, which has been marked for the second year in a row by an ultra-limited quota of pilgrims due to Covid.
Only 60,000 Saudis and vaccinated foreigners residing in the kingdom were allowed to participate in the Hajj.
– Greece: Curfew in Mykonos –
Greece imposed a five-hour curfew and other restrictions on Saturday on the tourist island of Mykonos, known for its festive nights, as a “worrying” increase in contamination.
– France imposes tests of less than 24 hours –
France has announced that it is imposing Covid-19 tests from the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece and the Netherlands to less than 24 hours from Sunday on entry into its territory.
The French government has also confirmed the expansion of the list of “red” countries to Tunisia, Mozambique, Cuba and Indonesia.
– Demonstration in Paris against vaccination and health passes –
Several thousand people, in at least three rallies, demonstrate in Paris against vaccination, “dictatorship” or health passes.
-British Health Minister positive –
British Health Minister Sajid Javid announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19 two days before almost all restrictions were lifted in England, a deconfinement that concerns a surge in cases linked to the delta variant.
– Olympic Games: First case of Kovid in Olympic Village –
A week before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, organizers announced the first case of Covid-19 identified in the Olympic Village, but wanted to be confident about the effectiveness of the drastic measures used to prevent any transmission of the virus. Were. .