DIRECT – Coronavirus: Russia records more than 1,000 deaths in 24 hours, a first

Although the epidemic situation in France is rather favorable, the number of contaminations has started to rise again in recent days. Follow all the news related to Covid-19 in France and around the world.


Russia recorded 1,002 deaths from Covid-19 on Saturday in 24 hours, for the first time exceeding the 1,000 daily death mark since the start of the pandemic, while the country’s vaccination campaign has stalled. The official government tally shows 1,002 deaths and 33,208 new infections, which is a record for deaths and new cases recorded for the third consecutive day.

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Travelers vaccinated against the coronavirus arriving in England will be able from October 24 to perform an antigen test on the second day after their arrival, which is less expensive and faster than a PCR test, announced the British government. This measure comes into effect in time for the fall school vacation week, which begins on October 25.

It nevertheless excludes passengers from countries classified at risk, appearing on the red list.

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No consensus could be found on the thorny issue of the temporary lifting of patents protecting anti-Covid vaccines, only seven weeks before a WTO ministerial meeting, the organization said in a statement Friday evening. .

This question is considered crucial to increase production and fight vaccine inequality by some, but considered a risk for the economic model of the pharmaceutical industry by others.

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Thousands of opponents of the obligation of the health pass to work, which entered into force on Friday in Italy, mobilized across the country to demonstrate and block the entry of ports or warehouses, without major incidents to deplore after the violence from last weekend.

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A committee of US medical experts voted unanimously on Friday to recommend authorization of a second dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine.

The move could help ease feelings of uncertainty among some of the 15 million Americans who received a first dose but wondered if it would be enough to protect them, especially with the emergence of the Delta variant.

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