UPDATE ON THE SITUATION – New measures, new assessments and highlights: Le Figaro provides an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Half of Shanghai locked up for four days, another Biden spokesman for Covid, Israeli Prime Minister Bennett tested positive… Le Figaro will update on the latest information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic†
151 deaths in 24 hours, 21,072 patients hospitalized
The epidemic continues in France, where 151 people have died in the past 24 hours, according to the daily report by Public Health France. 21,072 patients are currently hospitalized (up from 20,606 on Sunday), including 1,694 who arrived on Monday. 1,533 patients are treated in intensive care units. 174 of them have been since the day before.
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Spain: no more quarantine for mild and asymptomatic cases
l’Spain removed the quarantine requirement for mild cases of Covid-19 and will only monitor the seriously ill or vulnerable people, as part of a new strategy to treat the disease as endemic. The country justified this shift by the very high immunity of the population and the current low incidence.
As the government announced in January, its desire is to no longer treat Covid-19 as a pandemic, but as an endemic disease whose epidemiological monitoring will resemble that of the flu. According to the Ministry of Health, this isother strategy“will concentrate efforts”on people and environments that are at risk“, what “involves accepting a certain level of transference“from the Covid”in vaccinated and young populations†
In addition to lifting the obligation to isolate for asymptomatic and mild cases and contact cases, the government is also ending systematic testing of all suspected cases or contact cases to limit them to people at risk (over 60 years of age, immunocompromised or pregnant women). ), carers and severe cases.
Half of Shanghai locked up for four days
Two-stage containment: the half of shanghai will be put under glass this Monday as the Chinese economic capital of 25 million people faces its worst Covid-19 outbreak in two years. Shanghainese living in the east of the city have been locked in their homes until 5 a.m. on April 1, with a ban on leaving them. On this date it is the turn of the western part.
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Until then, Shanghai had tried to avoid total confinement, which would be very damaging to the economy, and instead minimize the disruption with a more targeted approach: 48-hour confinement of buildings or residential complexes. In recent days, the metropolis has become the epicenter of a new wave of contamination, linked to the Omicron variant, which started to accelerate in early March, putting China’s zero Covid strategy to the test. The Ministry of Health reported 3,500 new positive cases in Shanghai on Monday.
Israeli Prime Minister Bennett tests positive after meeting with Blinken
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett tested positive to Covid-19, his office announced Monday, the day after a meeting in Jerusalem between Naftali Bennett and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who came to attend a meeting with his colleagues from Arab countries. †The Prime Minister is feeling well and he will continue his schedule as planned from his homehis office said in a statement.
Arriving in Israel on Saturday evening, Antony Blinken spoke with Naftali Bennett on Sunday before going to the Negev (Southern Israel) to meet the head of Israeli diplomacy Yair Lapid, their counterparts from Arab countries that have normalized their relations with the Hebrew state.
Another Biden spokeswoman with Covid-19
Deputy White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre announced on Sunday that she tested positive for Covid-19 after her trip to Europe with the president. Joe Biden, in which she participated because the spokeswoman had tested positive. Karine Jean-Pierre is the latest in a series of positive cases among people who met the US president.
She explained that a PCR test came back positive after returning to the United States Sunday morning from a tour with Joe Biden in Brussels and Poland. Last Tuesday, the day before Mr Biden’s departure, spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced she was positive for Covid.
Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi in quarantine, case of Covid in her entourage
Aung San Suu Kyicwho had been under house arrest for more than a year was quarantined after cases of Covid-19 were discovered in her area, a source close to the former Burmese leader told AFP on Monday.
†Some people around her have contracted Covid-19 (…) She is being quarantined even though she is not infected herselfsaid this source. The target of numerous legal proceedings since her arrest, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner has not appeared in court since Thursday, the same source added. The ex-leader and her staff are according to local residents fully vaccinated against the corona virus.
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