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DIRECT – Coronavirus: debates on the vaccine pass will resume this evening at the National Assembly

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France is facing a fifth wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, pushing the government to take new measures. Follow here all the news related to the health situation in France or in the world.

1:45 p.m.

The Indian capital New Delhi has imposed new measures to fight Covid-19 including confinement during weekends to respond to an increase in contamination deemed “worrying” by the authorities.

13:44

Debates before the National Assembly on the bill creating the vaccine pass, interrupted unexpectedly Monday evening, will continue on Tuesday evening, AFP said.

11:17

The United States, facing a worrying fifth wave of Covid-19 fueled by the Omicron variant, recorded a world record of more than one million daily cases on Monday, according to the report from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr Anthony Fauci, senior White House adviser on the health crisis, said on Sunday that the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the United States follows an “almost vertical” curve.

9:04 am

The children of caregivers will continue to be welcomed at school in the event of their classes being closed due to contamination by Covid-19, government spokesman Gabriel Attal announced on Tuesday morning.

“We have planned a reception throughout France (…) of the children of caregivers to ensure that caregivers can continue to work”, he indicated on France Inter, specifying that the detailed list of health professions concerned would be communicated “during the day”.

8:24

China has confined more than a million additional inhabitants in a locality in the center of the country after the discovery of three asymptomatic cases of Covid-19, one month before the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Since the start of the epidemic, the authorities have applied a “zero Covid” strategy which consists of doing everything to limit the occurrence of new cases as much as possible.

However, sporadic rebounds have been occurring regularly in recent months and the country is redoubling its vigilance as the Winter Olympics approach (February 4-20, 2022).

The city of Yuzhou, located in Henan province nearly 800 km south of Beijing, announced Monday evening to its 1.2 million residents that they had to stay at home, in order to limit the spread of the virus.

The measure, the duration of which has not been specified, is taken after the discovery of three asymptomatic cases of Covid-19.

6:11

Coup de theater at the National Assembly on the night of Monday to Tuesday when the examination of the bill transforming the health pass into a vaccination pass was the subject of a surprise suspension, after a majority of deputies refused by a show of hands the continuation of the debates.

This surprise suspension, loudly greeted by the opposition, is likely to derail the timetable for the final adoption of the text by parliament initially scheduled for the end of the week.

It will be up to the conference of parliamentary group presidents at the Palais Bourbon, which will meet on Tuesday at 10 a.m., to include the rest of the examination of the text on the Assembly’s agenda, perhaps as early as Tuesday evening or Wednesday, said a parliamentary source.

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