Virus: Local re-control in France, US recovery plan reaches an important milestone
Lonely palm trees on the Promenade des Anglis: Facing the virus, France is having a great time in Cote d’Azur this weekend as well as the Dunkirk of the North when a massive incentive plan is taking a key step. Its adoption in the United States.
The British on Saturday paid the last tribute to “Captain Tom”, who died on 2 February after being tested positive for coronovirus at the age of 100. He raised a record amount for caregivers in the spring of 2020 during the first imprisonment.
Paris, which is closely monitoring the situation in about twenty of the 101 French departments, is already reuniting this weekend and the following part of the group of Côte Dzur (south-east) and Dunkirk.
Nice, the fifth largest city in France, resigned on Saturday to take the air of the ghostly city. “If we have to go through this so that we can get a little more freedom later, why not?” Aske Friedrich Duval, a 51-year-old clothing designer, breathes the fresh air of the morning.
“Something must be done, it is growing in the region, Kovid”, 56-year-old Charlie Kentish, accepts cooking on a boat in a private boat, which also came to breathe fresh air. The Briton, who has lived in Nice for thirty years, “understands the weekend well and is preparing for this weekend” to play “very well” with all three daughters.
In Dunkirk, police were deployed and “barrier ambassadors” were admitted to the town hall, offering masks and prisons in a crowded marketplace where the direction of movement is determined. “Generally everyone is playing the game,” one of them told AFP. People “say + we are fed up” but understand the need to take precautions “.
“One year that I apply hydrochloric gel on my hands, I can almost drink there!”, Said a passerby.
In the United States, where the epidemic is dusting off the tinsel of the week leading up to the Hollywood Awards season, on Saturday, lawmakers approved a massive $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package, the first significant step in a presidential Senate review. .
The country is preparing to authorize a third vaccine, the US laboratory Johnson & Johnson, which has two important logical advantages: it can only be administered in a single dose and stored at refrigerator temperature. Can.
In Canada, a third vaccine was authorized on Friday, which Swedish-British veteran AstraZeneca was already widely used worldwide.
– “my way” –
In Great Britain, the funeral of Tom Moore, a British veteran of World War II, was raised last spring at 33 million pounds (37 million euros), which took place in the afternoon in Bedford, north London. For the National Health Service, “Captain Tom” undertook to travel a hundred lengths with his walkers to his garden in the south of England.
Sir Tom wanted Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” to be played and chosen as the episode to be released: “I told you I was old”, comedian Spike Milligan (“I told you I was sick” ) Was inspired by. An online condolence book has already contributed thousands.
Elsewhere in Europe, the Czech Republic is partially limited since Monday, with the country’s highest per capita contamination rate. It will be forbidden to be taken outside the department of his residence and will be mandatory outside masked areas and workplaces.
In Oceania, New Zealand is reintegrating its main city of Auckland (1.7 million inhabitants) for at least seven days from Sunday, following new cases of Kovid-19. The prestigious America’s Sailing Cup is scheduled to begin there on 6 March and its organizers said on Saturday that they were “studying the situation”.
The rest of the country is subject to restrictions such as banning the gathering of more than 100 people and the need to wear masks on public transport.
Vanuatu, which has not recorded any cases of Kovid-19, will gradually reopen its borders, beginning with the French territory of its neighbor, New Caledonia.
In Asia, Hong Kong and South Korea closed their vaccination campaigns on Friday. South Korea plans to have 70% of its population vaccinated within the next seven months, while Hong Kong expects all adults to be vaccinated before the end of the year.
– More than 2.5 million dead –
In an effort to combat disparities between countries, since the start of the vaccination campaign against Kovid-19, the United Nations on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution demanding equity in access to vaccines.
According to a report set up by AFP on Saturday, worldwide epidemics have killed more than 2.5 million people since December 2019. More than 113,374,410 cases of infection have been diagnosed.
The United States is the most bereaved country, with 510,467 dead, ahead of Brazil (252,835), Mexico (184,474), India (156,938) and United Kingdom (122,415).
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