Covid-19: white plan in Corsica, Guadeloupe re-defined, 1 in 2 Europeans fully vaccinated … The summary of August 3



► Activation of the white plan in Corsica

Faced with the fourth wave of Covid-19, the white plan was activated in Corsica for a period of at least four weeks, announced Tuesday, August 3, the regional health agency of the island.

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It should allow to open “New hospitalization capacities” in Bastia where the occupancy rate “Exceeds 79%”. This white plan also aims to organize the deprogramming of operations while “Sanctuary” emergencies, oncology and operations “Of any patient whose deferral of care would lead to a loss of opportunity”.

► Guadeloupe is reconfiguring itself

Faced with a “Catastrophic situation” in terms of the Covid-19 epidemic, Guadeloupe will be re-confined for a period of at least three weeks from Wednesday, August 4, 8:00 p.m. The curfew will be “Advanced at 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.”, and during the day there will be “Travel restrictions within a 10 km sphere around his home”, said prefect Alexandre Rochatte on Monday. The bars will all be closed.

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“We have exceeded 3,000 cases per week”, warned Valérie Denux, director general of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) of Guadeloupe. The Caribbean island follows the neighboring territory of Martinique, confined since Friday evening, and the island of Reunion, in partial confinement for two weeks.

► Vaccination, pharmacists call for appeasement

“Faced with an escalation of violence against” pharmacists,doctors and other health professionals, “Taken to task, insulted, whose barnums have been vandalized or even a pharmacy set on fire”, the actors of the profession, including the Order of Physicians, condemned firmly these acts “ and called “To appeasement”.

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“If fears about the vaccine and the deprivation of liberty can be expressed, the health professions, fully committed since the start of the epidemic to best protect the French, should in no case bear the costs. such acts, shocking and intolerable , added in a press release the National Order of Pharmacists and several unions.

► In Germany, a vaccination booster from September

Germany will offer from 1er September the administration of a booster dose of vaccine to elderly and vulnerable populations, such as residents of nursing homes, as well as to people who have not received a messenger RNA vaccine. Booster vaccinations will be performed with Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, the health ministry said on Monday.

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The ministry explains that it is based on recent studies showing that “The immune response is reduced or in rapid decline after a full vaccination against Covid-19” in some populations, “Especially for immunocompromised patients as well as the very elderly and those requiring care”.

In France, the exact scope of people who will be offered a vaccine booster at the start of the school year should be the subject of arbitration ” next week “, the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday.

► New restrictions in Morocco

Imposed since the end of December on the whole of Morocco, the curfew has been widened by the government to stem the outbreak of contaminations: it will now be in force for 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. local time from this Tuesday.

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The authorities have also decided to restrict movement to and from the megalopolis Casablanca, as well as to and from the two major tourist towns Marrakech and Agadir, with the exception of people with a vaccination passport or traveling for professional or medical reasons.

► Half of the population of the European Union fully vaccinated

223.8 million people of the European Union have carried out a complete vaccination schedule (two doses, a single dose after being cured, or a single dose vaccine), according to a count made Tuesday by AFP from official sources.

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Of the 27 Member States, 13 have passed the 50% mark of fully immunized. The most vaccinated countries in the EU are Malta (74%), Belgium (59%) and Spain (58%). The least vaccinated are, by far, Bulgaria (14%) and Romania (25%). In France, 53% of the population is fully vaccinated.

► In Tunisia, WHO calls for accelerating vaccination

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday called on Tunisia to “Accelerate” its vaccination campaign, while the epidemic situation is improving slightly in the country. “The epidemiological data points in the right direction. (…) We have the feeling that the peak of the epidemic may have passed , explained Yves Souteyrand, WHO representative in Tunisia, during a press conference.

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Tunisia has recorded over the last seven days the worst official death rate in the world, with 10.64 deaths due to Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to an AFP count made from official reports.

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