Containment in the Netherlands, restrictions for the new year … update on the coronavirus

New measures, new reports and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid 19 pandemic worldwide.

The situation in France

Demonstrations against the health passport

On Saturday, demonstrations against the health passport were organized in France for the 23rd weekend in a row, which, according to the authorities, mobilized a little more with around 25,000 people on the streets of various cities. The Ministry of the Interior recorded 131 actions across France and in Paris, according to the police headquarters there were 5,500 demonstrators, including 4,900 at the call of a right-wing extremist movement, the patriots of Florian Philippot.

New year restrictions

On New Year’s Eve, the Science Council called on the French government in a statement published on Saturday to “considerable restrictions” in view of the risk of the epidemic being transmitted. The Paris City Hall has announced the cancellation of the planned fireworks and New Year’s concerts on the Champs-Elysées. “If all goes well,” vaccination of 5- to 11-year-olds will begin in France on Wednesday, said Health Minister Olivier Véran. The booster dose will be mandatory for nurses and firefighters from January 30th.

Captivity during the Christmas season in the Netherlands

The Netherlands will be “locked up” on Sunday for the Christmas holidays to stop the fifth wave of Covid-19 and the strong progression of the Omicron variant, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced on Saturday.

UK listed as Most Vulnerable Country

The German authorities announced on Saturday evening that the UK had been classified in the category of the countries hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, which will lead to many travel restrictions.

This decision will take effect from “Sunday at midnight”, said the RKI health watch and stipulated that people arriving from Great Britain should undergo a mandatory two-week quarantine in Germany, even for people who have been vaccinated or cured against Covid-19. Several other European countries, such as France, have already taken steps to restrict the entry of travelers from UK territory into their territory.

The balance of the world

The pandemic has more than 5.33 million deaths worldwide since the end of 2019, according to a report by AFP based on official figures on Friday afternoon.

the United States are the country with the most survivors, with 806,260 dead, before the Brazil (617.754), l ‘In the (476.869) and the Mexico (297,356). Taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, the WHO estimates that the toll of the pandemic could be two to three times higher worldwide.

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