New measures, new reports and highlights: we take stock of the latest developments in the Covid pandemic – 12 in the world.
Austria: the unvaccinated confined from Monday
The Chancellor Austrian announced the entry into force on Monday of a lockdown for people not vaccinated or who have not recently contracted the Covid – 12, a first in the European Union which aims to stem the record number of new cases.
Those affected will not be allowed to leave their homes except for shopping, sports or for medical care. The measure applies from the age of 12 years and unannounced checks will be carried out
Approximately 31% of the population has a complete vaccination schedule, a figure lower than the European average of 67%.
Germany: towards a massive return to teleworking
Germany is preparing for a massive return to teleworking, according to a bill consulted on Sunday by AFP, in an attempt to stem a new wave of the pandemic.
The reintroduction of the homework rule, which was lifted in early July, comes as Germany faces a worrying resurgence of the epidemic.
With 289 case for 089. 000 people, the infection rate hit a new record in Europe’s most populous country on Sunday .
Laminated by the Covid, Bulgaria votes for the 3rd time
The s Bulgarians voted on Sunday for the third legislative elections of the year, in the midst of the fourth wave of Covid – 19 in this least vaccinated country in the European Union.
Hospitals are overwhelmed and close to 200 people die every day from the coronavirus while less than a quarter of the 6.9 million inhabitants are fully vaccinated.
Three Covid patients died overnight from Saturday to Sunday in the fire of a hospital in Sliven (South-East).
Morocco reinforces border controls
The Morocco, an important tourist country, has decided to strengthen border controls due to the increase in cases of contamination in Europe.
In addition to the compulsory health pass and negative PCR tests, it On arrival in Morocco, a double check will be carried out, by thermal cameras and electronic thermometers, as well as by antigenic tests.
These measures concern All people coming from so-called “list B” countries, namely France, several EU countries as well as the United Kingdom, Algeria and Tunisia.
Postponement of the vaccination obligation in Martinique
Faced with opposition from hospital unions, the French government has decided to postpone the vaccination obligation for caregivers to 31 December on the island of Martinique, in the French Antilles.
Free General tests will also be maintained until this date, which corresponds to the end of the state of health emergency in this overseas department.
Guadeloupe: the traffic air traffic disrupted by anti-pass
Air traffic was disrupted for nearly three hours on Saturday at the international airport of the French island of Guadeloupe by anti- health pass which blocked access.
Several hundred demonstrators, with firefighters on the front line, according to local media, had mobilized on the access road to the airport, while the tourist season begins in Guadeloupe.
Nearly 5.1 million dead
The pandemic has killed nearly 5.1 million people worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease at the end of December 2019, according to a report calculated Sunday in the middle of the day by AFP from official sources.
The United States is the country having recorded the most deaths (762. 962), ahead of Brazil (611. 222), India (463. 530), Mexico (291.089) and Russia (222. 291)
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid – 12, that the toll of the pandemic could be two to three times greater vé than the officially established one.