DIRECT. Covid-19: the curfew “has an effect” on the progression of the epidemic, assures the spokesman of the government, Gabriel Attal

February 1, 2021 by No Comments


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09:40 : The Minister also indicated that controls will be reinforced in shops to ensure that the 10 square meter gauge per customer is respected. In case of non-compliance, it will be “a fine first, then a closure”, he said.

09:35 : Restaurants that break the rules by opening will see their access to the solidarity fund “suspended for a month”, and “definitely” in the event of a repeat offense, the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire announced this morning on RTL.

09h00 : It is nine o’clock, here is a new point on the news:

“There has been a deceleration in the rise of the epidemic”, said Gabriel Attal, government spokesman, this morning on franceinfo. Curfew “has an effect”.

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, “strongly condemns” the coup d’état perpetrated in Burma by the army and demanded the release of “all those who have been unlawfully detained”. Follow the situation in our live.

25 departments of the South-West and North are placed in orange vigilance for the risk of flooding or rain-flooding. The city of Bordeaux (Gironde) closed several lanes this morning in anticipation of an overflow of the Garonne.

08:57 : “There has been a deceleration in the rise of the epidemic”, said Gabriel Attal, government spokesman, this morning on franceinfo. Curfew “has an effect”, he added.

08:44 : The airline Ryanair suffered a net loss of 306 million euros between October and December last. The company expects to experience the worst year in its history due to the traffic collapse caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. More information in our article.

08:52 : While some restaurateurs call for civil disobedience and to reopen their establishments despite the ban, the secretary general of the CFDT, Laurent Berger, urges the profession to “respect the rules”. He was the guest this morning of France 2.

08:17 : About 200 people gathered in particular in the center of Brasilia, carrying banners on which one could read “Bolsonaro outside” or “Impeachment now”, while a convoy of dozens of cars voiced their support by honking their horns.

(Sergio LIMA / AFP)

08:51 : Hundreds of people participated in rallies and demonstrations in several Brazilian cities yesterday to demand the impeachment of the president, Jair Bolsonaro. The latter is criticized for his management of the pandemic, which has already killed more than 223,000 people in the country.

07:59 : Looking at the world map of vaccinations in mid-January, the world map appears to be divided in two: the rich regions, where vaccinations started at the end of December and continue at an increasing rate; and poor areas, where vaccination campaigns have not started or started later. More details in our article.

08:48 : In 2020, the international community called for equitable access to the vaccine for all countries. But, in reality, the distribution of billions of doses against Covid-19 is done to the detriment of the less fortunate. Demonstration in infographics.

08:47 : From today, controls will increase in airports. To curb the spread of the epidemic, the government announced on Friday that travelers wishing to leave the European Union from France must now have a certificate certifying that their trip meets an overriding reason, which may be family, health or professional.

07:24 : Fatigue, lack of social links, e-mails at any time of the day or night: some French people can no longer work remotely. While Jean Castex announced an increase in the use of teleworking, we collected the testimonies of the employees concerned. Read it here.

An employee teleworking at home.  Illustrative photo.  (VALERY HACHE / AFP)

(VALERY HACHE / AFP)

08:40 : Finally, the newspaper Lightning recalls that the controls related to sanitary measures were “reinforced “. Indeed, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, announced a “increase of more than 30%” checks since Saturday concerning the respect of the curfew at 6 p.m.

08:40 : The echoes title in one on “the vaccine war”. The European Union, criticized for the slowness of vaccinations, announced in particular that it would receive 30% more doses of AstraZeneca in the first quarter. The EU, however, warned that the months of February and March would remain “difficult”.

08:37 : Tourism has until now been one of the compelling reasons for going to Polynesia, in order to preserve its economy. From now on, only family, health or professional reasons, accompanied by supporting documents, will be accepted.

08:35 : Tourist trips to French Polynesia will be suspended from Wednesday, announced on two local televisions the overseas minister, Sébastien Lecornu.

08:28 : We start with a point on the news:

France has recorded nearly 20,000 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, while the number of hospitalizations and resuscitations is on the rise, according to official figures released yesterday.

Twenty-five departments are placed in orange vigilance this morning. This is an alert for rain-floods in four departments (Aveyron, Cantal, Corrèze and Puy-de-Dôme). Orange vigilance for flood risks concerns 22 departments in the North and South-West.

In Burma, the army seized power last night and announced the establishment of a state of emergency for one year. Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi and members of her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), were arrested at dawn.

The text wants to be a “marker pen” of the Macron five-year term. The National Assembly begins today in plenary session the examination of the bill “reinforcing respect for the principles of the Republic” and which should make it possible to strengthen the arsenal against radical Islamism.

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