LIVE – Coronavirus: Jean Castex will announce a “calendar” for lifting restrictions this evening at 7 p.m.

As France faces a fifth wave, the situation is beginning to stabilize in hospitals. Follow here all the news related to the health situation in France or around the world.

12:54 p.m.

The city of Moscow recorded a record number of new coronavirus infections on Thursday in the past 24 hours, a sign of a wave that promises to be particularly strong with the highly contagious variant Omicron.

12:41 p.m.

Gabriel Attal, government spokesperson, announces that the Prime Minister will hold a press conference on the health situation this evening at 7 p.m. He will reveal a “precise timetable” for the easing of the restrictive measures.

The Minister of Health Olivier Véran will also be present.


More than 3 million daily cases were recorded on average worldwide between January 13 and 19, a figure that has increased more than fivefold since the discovery of the Omicron variant at the end of November, according to an AFP count.


The rate of teachers’ strikers, mobilized Thursday to protest against the management of the health crisis in schools, amounted to 1.15% in the first degree and 2.18% in the second degree, according to the Ministry of Education. ‘National Education.

A week after a very well-attended strike in education, a demonstration is planned for Thursday in Paris from 2:00 p.m. For Guislaine David, general secretary of Snuipp-FSU, the first primary union, “the goal this time was not to call on teachers to strike because one week apart it’s complicated. The idea today today is to maintain the pressure with local mobilizations, before a new call for a strike on January 27,” she told AFP.

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New Caledonia, spared until recently by the Covid-19 epidemic, has entered a “second wave” with the Omicron variant, the health authorities of the French archipelago announced on Thursday, where new measures will come into force on Monday.

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A new Health Defense Council is being held this morning at the Elysée. Objective of this Council: “to give visibility” to the restrictions.

Among the options of the council chaired by Emmanuel Macron, an intermediate solution is at this stage preferred. It consists of giving a timetable for lifting the restrictions, in particular with regard to gauges, the ban at least until January 24 on standing concerts and the closing of nightclubs.


In Guadeloupe, all hospitals are again in white plan, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) said on Wednesday, announcing nearly 16,500 new cases of Covid-19 in a week when the mobilization against the vaccination obligation does not not weaken. “We have entered a complicated and difficult hospital phase”, warned during a press conference Valérie Denux, the director general of the ARS, announcing that the hospital must open additional resuscitation beds.

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