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DIRECT – Coronavirus: Follow Jean Castex’s speech live


Many countries, including France, are facing a fifth wave of the epidemic. Follow all the news related to Covid-19 in France and around the world.

6:33 p.m.

Prime Minister Jean Castex will speak at the end of the health defense council, around 7:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

The government should announce a reimbursement of self-tests for Covid-19, up to two per person between December 20 and January 2, at the end of the health council.

5:16 p.m.

The United Kingdom recorded Friday for the third consecutive day a new record of Covid-19 contamination, with 93,045 cases recorded in 24 hours, according to figures from the health authorities.

4:43 p.m.

The government and the opposition are tearing themselves apart in Greece after a report revealing a high death rate among the growing number of Covid-19 patients intubated out of intensive care units for lack of space. The report on “the burden of the health system”, co-signed this week by epidemiologist Sotiris Tsiodras, the closest scientific advisor to the conservative government, noted that mortality is “87% higher” in people intubated outside. intensive care services.

3:40 p.m.

Nine Premier League matches, including six this weekend, have already been postponed due to player contamination, and the list of affected clubs is growing day by day. “The club does not have enough valid first team players,” Leicester management assured Thursday, two meetings of which were postponed Thursday and Sunday. Manchester United-Brighton, Southampton-Brentford and West Ham-Norwich, scheduled for Saturday, are also postponed.

2:31 p.m.

The matches between French and British clubs scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in the two European Rugby Cups have been postponed due to travel restrictions between the two countries, the competition organizer announced on Friday.

2:27 p.m.

Germany, already affected by a significant rebound in coronavirus contaminations, must prepare for a new “massive wave” linked to the meteoric spread of the Omicron variant, said Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach.

2:22 p.m.

Denmark will order cinemas, theaters and concert halls to close in an attempt to curb the record surge in Covid-19 cases accelerated by the new Omicron variant, the Prime Minister announced.

The Scandinavian country has recorded a new all-time high of more than 11,000 cases in the past 24 hours, Mette Frederiksen said at a press conference. Denmark, at the forefront of sequencing, is one of the countries in the world to have detected the most cases of Omicron on its soil.


A network, suspected of having fraudulently obtained state aid for short-time working in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis, was dismantled by the Specialized Interregional Jurisdiction (Jirs) of Rennes, a-t- we learned Friday from a judicial source.


The National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE) has approved the initiation of vaccination every 5-11 years.


Faced with a dazzling fifth wave and a very contagious Omicron variant in ambush, the government convenes a new health defense council on Friday (4 p.m.) before perhaps announcing new measures by the holidays.

This defense council was decided on Wednesday by the Elysee. Government spokesman Gabriel Attal then did not rule out “new decisions by the end of the week (…) to take the necessary measures”. He had mentioned an acceleration of the vaccination campaign, the strengthening of border controls and the establishment of recommendations for family celebrations.