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Direct – Coronavirus: New York State lifts the obligation to wear a mask indoors

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As hospital pressure stabilizes, the government has begun lifting health restrictions. Follow here all the news related to the health situation in France and around the world.

6:41 p.m.

Prince Charles, heir to the British Crown, has caught Covid-19 and placed himself in isolation, his services announced on Thursday.

Charles, 73, recently met his mother Queen Elizabeth II, 95, but the sovereign is showing no symptoms, a source at Buckingham Palace told Britain’s PA news agency.

This is the second time the prince has caught the Covid. He had already been infected with the virus in March 2020, but quickly recovered.

9:39

New York State has decided to drop the mask indoors, in the wake of other states governed by Democrats, a response to the weariness of Americans, at a time when the number of Covid-19 contaminations is in freefall in the United States.

As of Thursday, the fourth most populous state in the country (some 20 million inhabitants, including nearly nine million in the megalopolis New York) will no longer impose the wearing of a mask in closed places – shops, restaurants, bathrooms. entertainment, businesses – Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday.

But this obligation remains in force in schools, retirement homes, social and detention centers and it is up to each municipality – including that of New York – and each business to require it or not from its citizens and customers, a said Ms. Hochul.

8:00 a.m.

Clashes erupted Thursday near the New Zealand parliament in Wellington between police and anti-vaccine protesters against Covid-19, gathered for three days and more than fifty of whom were arrested.

The police, who intervened to disperse this gathering and in particular to dismantle the impromptu camp set up near parliament, were greeted with “shame on you” or “Abandon the obligation”.

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