🔴 DIRECT – Coronavirus: the mask will be mandatory again in schools in 39 departments, from Monday

A new subvariant of Delta is causing concern in several countries. Follow all the news related to Covid-19 in France and around the world.

2:26 p.m.

The World Health Organization has granted emergency approval for the anti-Covid Covaxin vaccine from the Indian laboratory Bharat Biotech.

This vaccine – 78% effective – is recommended for all age groups from 18 years old. It requires two doses four weeks apart but is “particularly well suited to low and middle income countries because of the ease with which it can be stored,” according to a WHO statement.

1:54 p.m.

The mask will become compulsory again in primary schools in 39 departments, from Monday, November 8, the day of the start of the school year. This, due to a resurgence of the epidemic.

12:19

A booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the Pfizer / BioNTech alliance is 95.6% effective against symptomatic forms of the disease, according to a study carried out by the two laboratories published on Thursday.

The phase 3 clinical trial, carried out on “10,000 people over 16 years of age,” shows “a relative efficacy of 95.6%” and “a favorable safety profile”, according to a press release.

“These are the first results of effectiveness of a randomized trial for a booster of the COVID-19 vaccine,” said the two companies.

This study was carried out even though “the Delta variant was the main strain” circulating during this period.

12:14

Germany is affected by a “massive” pandemic of the unvaccinated, warned Minister of Health Jens Spahn on Wednesday calling for a tightening of measures to stem the resurgence of Covid cases in the country.

“We are currently experiencing a pandemic mainly unvaccinated and it is massive,” he said, stressing that intensive care beds were starting to run out again.

7:22

U.S. health officials on Tuesday gave their final recommendation for Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for ages 5 to 11, allowing 28 million young children to now be eligible to receive their injections.

A few days after being authorized by the United States Medicines Agency (FDA), the vaccine was recommended on Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the final step required to launch this new phase of the campaign. vaccination expected by many parents.

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