7:17 a.m.: Concern in Brazil
The Brazilian state of Amazonas could quickly face a new wave of Covid-19, which is even more serious than the “catastrophic” situation of April 2020, warned the WHO.
For the slow-to-start vaccination campaign, President Jair Bolsonaro has announced a new shift of the plane “by a day or two” to deliver two million doses of vaccine from India.
There are more than 200,000 deaths related to the virus in Brazil.
6:58 am: New Yorkers play their game to get vaccinated
Faced with technical issues and poor dosing, New Yorkers rely on their own resources to get vaccinated against the coronavirus at the expense of additional stress. For example, it took Dee, 78, three days to land the famous and popular meeting. The three, their two sons and a daughter-in-law, set about doing it, at the expense of many hours of waiting on the Internet and “many, many attempts”.
6:54 a.m.: Monday’s expanded vaccination campaign, but …
The campaign will be expanded on Monday to include people over 75 who do not live in nursing homes, as well as people with risk pathologies (chronic kidney failure, treated cancer, etc.).
Three days before this expansion, 833 centers were “open and accessible for reservations,” assured Health Minister Olivier Véran. However, an appointment that has been possible since Thursday morning can sometimes be compared to an obstacle course.
6:33 am: The epidemic “will get worse in the coming weeks” Public Health France alert
The number of Covid-19 cases is rising, especially among young people, according to Public Health France, and is only just beginning. The appearance of new, more contagious variants makes it very likely that the virus circulation will intensify in the coming weeks.
On Friday evening, laboratories recorded 21,217 confirmed cases up from 21,228 the previous day. Pressure can also be felt on the hospital side as hospital stays are increasing steadily. A total of 25,009 people were hospitalized on Friday, with more than 1,634 arriving within 24 hours.
6:32 p.m.: Tonight curfew at 6 p.m. in France
Curtain at 6 p.m.: France is postponing the curfew throughout its territory from this weekend before expanding vaccination against Covid-19 on Monday and already causing some congestion in appointments.
6:31 a.m .: Curfew at 6 p.m. across France, march of the “Twitter”, start of the vaccination campaign in India, demonstrations against restrictions in Austria: Follow the developments of the pandemic in France and around the world on this Saturday, March 16th. September January.
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