France will receive 140,000 fewer doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine this week

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9:33 am: 'We have enough to vaccinate 2.4 million people by the end of February.'

'We have enough to vaccinate 2.4 million people by the end of February,' said Health Minister Olivier Véran, who is traveling to Grenoble University Hospital this Monday morning.

'We will have largely achieved our target,' said the minister, with one million vaccinated people at the end of the month.

This vaccination will take some time

'This vaccination will take some time,' he says. 'Not everyone can be vaccinated overnight.'

'Were just in time. This is our strategy. When the vaccines arrive, well vaccinate.'

Olivier Véran on vaccines: 'We will have largely achieved our goal' at the end of the month pic.twitter.com/OzSH4Vq0uN

- BFMTV (@BFMTV) January 18, 2021

9:27 am: 'We will not be able to avoid a new delivery'

Professor Jean-Daniel Lelièvre, head of the Infectious Diseases Department at the Henri Mondor Hospital in Créteil and vaccine expert at HAS (Haute Autorité de Santé), said this Monday morning in France: 'We cannot avoid a new delivery'. 'Will it then be regional and national? Do we have to do it across the country? Here too we have to see how we work with the epidemiologists.'

'Containment is undoubtedly interesting, until now it probably shouldnt be put in place too soon. We know that it has significant economic and psychological implications. I think thats why the government leaves room for change every week.'

For Professor Jean-Daniel Lelièvre, a new restriction is inevitable: “Containment is undoubtedly interesting, but it probably shouldnt be done too soon.” # Vaccines #Variante # le79Inter pic.twitter.com/TTRk5EdjYY

- France Inter (@franceinter) January 18, 2021

9:07 a.m .: 140,000 doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine fewer than expected in France this week

'France will receive fewer than 140,000 doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines this week,' Deputy Industry Secretary Agnès Pannier-Runachers announced this morning on CNews. 'And for the week after that, we get 520,000 cans a week.'

Agnès Pannier-Runacher on the delays in the delivery of the Pfizer vaccine: 'The delivery plan provides for a drop of 140,000 doses this week,' in #LaMatinale. pic.twitter.com/xmGR3XBB5h

- CNEWS (@CNEWS) January 18, 2021

8:50 am: 'We will' manufacture 'vaccines in France'

Government spokesman Gabriel Attal told France 2 Monday morning that the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine is made in France.

'We are doing everything to make the production of laboratories as strong as possible. We will produce vaccines in France, in French companies,' he assured on the set of the '4 Truths'.

The company Delpharm will therefore manufacture the vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech 'in the coming weeks,' said the government spokesman.

🗣 Vaccination: 'We are doing everything we can to ensure that laboratory production is running as quickly as possible. We will be producing vaccines in France and in French companies.' @ GabrielAttal, government spokesman

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- Caroline Roux (@Caroline_Roux) January 18, 2021

8:26 am: Norway is investigating the deaths of thirteen people who received the vaccine

In Norway, the drug agency announced over the weekend that the deaths of thirteen frail elderly people after a first injection could be linked to side effects of the vaccine. According to the initial autopsies and analyzes, harmless side effects with most vaccines - such as allergies or fever - could have caused the death of these patients affected by underlying pathologies. The Norwegian Institute for Public Health now recommends a thorough assessment of the pros and cons of vaccination at the most fragile or at the end of life. We explain everything in this article.

8:22 a.m .: In Bavaria and Austria, the FFP2 masks are mandatory in shops and means of transport

On this Monday, FFP2 masks are mandatory in public transport and shops in Bavaria, southern Germany and Austria.

However, the pharmaceutical magazine Pharmazeutische Zeitung underlines the fact that the order from the State of Bavaria for 2.5 million FFP2 masks will equip around 500,000 people from around 13 million inhabitants of Bavaria.

7:48 am: Cant the South African variant be detected in PCR tests?

Alain Fischer, who coordinates the vaccination strategy against Covid-19 in France, stated this Monday morning on RTL that the South African variant may not be detectable with standard PCR tests, which are most commonly used.

7:37 am: 26 cases of Covid-19 in a school in Oise

26 positive cases for the coronavirus were counted in a school in Plessis-Belleville (Oise), reports Le Parisien. The canteen and school were closed until at least January 20th, but for the moment the school remains open. 'I dont understand why the academic regulator refuses to close the school,' asks Paolo Sandre, parent of a student. It was first a school teacher who was arrested after testing positive earlier this week, which resulted in the closure of a first class. On Friday, a second class of ten in the school group was finally closed.

The mayor asked the regional health department for a full review of the citys residents.

7:12 a.m.: Two thirds of the residents of a retirement home in Belgium are contaminated by the British variant

Two thirds of the residents of De Groene Verte in Merkem (Houthulst, West Flanders), Belgium, as well as several residents of the city are infected with the British variant of the coronavirus. 'Three people have already died,' said Mayor Joris Hindryckx. The number of contamination in this city in West Flanders increased rapidly last week. 'We are indeed faced with a strain whose contamination is very important to hit so many people at the same time,' commented Dr. Yves Coppieters, and secondly, this tribe has certainly been circulating among us for some time to spread in this way. ''

6:35 am: Mandatory isolation for travelers arriving in Guadeloupe

All travelers arriving in Guadeloupe, with the exception of those coming from Martinique, must undertake 'honorary' commitments to maintain a seven-day isolation from this Monday. 'This is to avoid the introduction of the English variant by a traveler who carries the virus but would not have tested positive before departure,' explains the prefecture.

6:27 a.m.: Australia is unlikely to reopen its borders in 2021

Australia is unlikely to reopen its borders to foreign travelers in 2021, despite vaccination campaigns that will advance worldwide, a senior Australian health official said on Monday.

6:25 a.m.: Great Britain expands vaccination campaign

Israeli prison authorities announced on Sunday that they have begun administering the Covid-19 vaccine to their prisoners, including 4,400 Palestinian inmates, following repeated demands from courts, NGOs and Palestinian officials.

6:23 am: Two vaccines approved in Brazil

The Brazilian regulator on Sunday approved the use of two emergency vaccines, the UKs AstraZeneca and the Chinese CoronaVac. The first two got the green light in Brazil, where the pandemic has already killed nearly 210,000 people. This approval enabled the vaccination campaign to start in Brazil.

6:20 a.m.: Chinas GDP is positive in 2020, but at its lowest level in 44 years

China on Monday announced economic growth of 2.3{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} in 2020, the slowest pace in 44 years due to a pandemic, despite a resumption of activity towards the end of the year. In the final quarter of 2020, gross domestic product (GDP) was 6.5{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118}, returning to pre-pandemic levels, the National Bureau of Statistics said. China is one of the few large economies to have positive GDP in 2020.

6:10 am: Extended vaccination in France

To contain the epidemic, the race against time continues to vaccinate the population after a slow and criticized start. The campaign will be extended to people over the age of 75 who are not living in nursing homes (5 million people), as well as to almost 800,000 people with 'high risk' pathologies (chronic kidney failure, cancer under treatment ...).

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On this occasion, Minister of Health Olivier Véran will visit Grenoble University Hospital this morning.

As a sign of enthusiasm for the precious serum, more than a million appointments were made for the two injections on Friday. 937 vaccination centers are open in France.

Visactu infographic

6:09 am: New rules for traveling to Martinique

Martinique has decided to tighten the conditions for entry into its territory from Monday by isolating travelers of all origins for seven days in addition to a negative PCR test.

6:07 am: New restrictions in Europe

The United Kingdom, the hardest hit country in Europe (88,590 dead), will prescribe a negative Covid-19 test for international travelers from Monday. Also on Monday, FFP2 masks are mandatory in public transport and shops in Bavaria, southern Germany and Austria.

In order to 'avoid a third wave', teleworking will be mandatory on Mondays 'wherever possible' in Switzerland, businesses that are not absolutely necessary must be closed and private meetings are limited to five people.

6:05 a.m.: Test for non-EU travelers

The compulsory test for all travelers from countries outside the European Union comes into force in France.

What to remember from Sunday

France recorded 16,642 new contaminations within 24 hours (compared to 21,406 the previous day). In addition, 141 people died. 422,127 people have been vaccinated since the campaign began. The epidemic is likely to 'rise' in March, warned Arnaud Fontanet, epidemiological member of the Scientific Council. Brigitte Macron, who was invited to the 20H by TF1, confided after evaluating Covid-19 positively: 'I was sick, but I had a moderate form with symptoms of the migraine type' and made sure that I was vaccinated, ' as soon as it is my turn. ' India, the second largest nation in the world (1.3 billion people), vaccinated more than 224,000 people on Saturday and Sunday. The country plans to vaccinate 300 million people by July as part of one of the largest vaccination campaigns in the world.

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