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8:56 am: Keeping schools open is 'a good thing'

'Anything we can do to keep the school open is a good thing,' Aurore Bergé, vice-chair of the Congregations LREM MP group, told France Info on Friday morning.

Covid-19: 'Anything we can do to keep the school open is a good thing,' explains Aurore Bergé, vice president of the LREM group of MPs in the assembly

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8:37 am: close schools? 'If necessary, this decision must be made'

In closing schools, Senate President Gérard Larcher believes that 'if it is necessary, if it is done for the good of the country, we must make this decision, which I do not want'.

'There are two cursors: the distance - are we reducing the ability to move? - and the main cursor is the school [...] Only as a final decision should we consider temporarily closing schools. '

🗣 @gerard_larcher on the closure of schools: 'If it is necessary, if it is done for the good of the country, then this decision must be made, which I do not want.'

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🗣 @gerard_larcher at #Rekonfektion: 'There are 2 cursors: the distance - do we reduce the mobility? - and the school [...] Only as a final decision should we consider temporarily closing schools. '

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8:32 am: 'Containment is the solution to stop the virus from spreading'

'Even without the results, containment is the solution to stop the virus from spreading,' said Vincent Enouf, deputy director of the National Reference Center for Respiratory Viruses at the Pasteur Institute, on Friday morning in Europe 1.

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7:47 am: Household consumption 'strongly' recovers in December

Consumer spending by French households recovered “strongly” in December after a significant decline in November and took advantage of the reopening of stores at the end of November and the postponement of Black Friday, according to INSEE. That spending rose 23{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} last month after falling 18{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} in November following the second lockdown.

7:43 a.m.: Frances GDP fell 8.3{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} in 2020

The French economy suffered a massive recession in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic, with its gross domestic product (GDP) falling by 8.3{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118}. This emerges from a first estimate that INSEE published this Friday, which, however, is less bad than the institute expected. INSEE forecast a decline in GDP of around 9{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118}.

7:28 a.m.: Four Covid 19 patients killed in a hospital fire

A fire in the main hospital in Bucharest, where Covid-19 patients are treated, killed four people on Friday, less than three months after a similar disaster that devastated a facility in Piatra-Neamt (northeast) and a total of 15 patients killed.

7:20 am: When we redefine 'We are on the way to catastrophe', said a doctor

Christophe Prudhomme, spokesman for the Association of Emergency Doctors in France, said this Friday morning to RTL that a renewed containment would have 'many side effects'.

'If we are forced to re-enter a containment process, with the repercussions it can have, including public health, not just economic, with the deprogramming of patients like during the first two deliveries, it will be us . ' on the way to catastrophe, 'he worries.

'Containment is a weapon of some effectiveness, but its a nuclear weapon with many side effects, while the emergency is the vaccine,' he believes.

6:58 am: A debate and a symbolic vote in parliament in the event of a new detention

Emmanuel Macron could announce stricter restrictive measures this weekend or Monday, which will be the subject of debate and a symbolic vote in parliament next week, according to several politicians who attended meetings with the minister on Thursday. Prime Minister Jean Castex.

6:42 am: Vaccination in Morocco and Algeria

The first doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will arrive in Algeria on Friday and the coronavirus vaccination campaign will begin the next day in Blida (center). In Morocco, King Mohammed VI was born. Vaccinated against the coronavirus on Thursday and started the national vaccination campaign.

6:34 a.m.: Novavax vaccine 89{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} effective according to clinical studies

Clinical trials with Novavaxs Covid-19 vaccine have shown 89.3{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} effectiveness, the US biotech company said in a statement that released the results of phase 3 trials involving more than 15,000 people were.

However, the positive news was offset by the joint announcement that the vaccine is much less effective against the variant first identified in South Africa, which scientists consider to be more contagious. The company will begin developing a new vaccine for this variant immediately, the statement said. This vaccine does not use the technique of messenger RNA, but fragments of the coronavirus that make it possible to provoke an immune response in the human body.

6:16 am: The vaccinations will slow down in February

The government is forecasting that only one million people will receive a first injection of the anti-Covid vaccine in February after more than 1.4 million in January, bringing the total to around 2.5 million at the end of February, the government said Thursday. We explain why in this article.

6:13 a.m .: AstraZeneca vaccine, approved this Friday

The European Medicines Agency decided this Friday on the approval of the vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca in the European Union, while the 27 criticized their delivery delays and the German Vaccination Commission advised against it for people over 65.

6:11 am: Jean Castex continues his consultations

Prime Minister Jean Castex will continue his consultations on Friday on the new measures to combat the spread of the virus. The exchange with the social partners is planned.

What you should know this Friday morning

The government is preparing the French for tougher measures to contain the epidemic, including a possible third sentence. 'The curfew at 6 p.m. is no longer enough,' warned Olivier Véran at noon. A series of consultations that Jean Castex held in Matignon this Thursday resulted in a 'consensus' on the 'fragility of the epidemic situation' and the 'need to take additional action in the coming days'. Emmanuel Macron could announce these new measures this weekend or this year Monday, which will be the subject of debate and a symbolic vote in Parliament next week. The latest figures show that we are staying on a 'high plateau': 348 additional deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours and 23,770 new cases, according to Public Health France. On the vaccine side, the government predicts that in February, after more than 1.4 million people in January, only a million people will receive a first injection of the vaccine, reflecting the difficulty with dosing.

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