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DIRECT – Coronavirus: Olivier Véran and Jean Castex will speak this evening at 7 p.m., from Matignon


Faced with the epidemic outbreak, the French government must announce new measures on Monday, December 27. Follow all the news related to Covid-19 in France and around the world.

4:11 p.m.

Denmark and Iceland announced new daily records of Covid-19 cases on Monday, suggesting that the wave of contaminations linked to the new variant Omicron has not yet reached its peak in the two Nordic countries.

Norway for its part announced that the new variant of the coronavirus was now in the majority in the capital, Oslo. In Denmark, the number of cases announced in 24 hours reached a new high of 16,164 positive tests, crossing the 15,000 mark for the first time since the start of the pandemic, according to official data from the health authorities.

3:57 p.m.

The Minister of Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili announced on Twitter that she had tested positive for Covid-19. “I remain isolated and continue to carry out my functions remotely” specified the Minister.


Health Minister Olivier Véran and Prime Minister Jean Castex will speak at 7 p.m., at the exit of the Council of Ministers and the Health Defense Council, from Matignon.


More than 2,100 flights were still canceled by airlines across the world on Monday, the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 disrupting travel during the holidays with notably ill or quarantined pilots.

According to the latest report from the Flightaware site on Monday at 12:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. GMT), these disturbances mainly concerned China, Indonesia and the United States (a quarter of the total). Flightaware has recorded nearly 8,000 cancellations over the Christmas weekend, and is already planning 800 for Tuesday. The site had about 80,000 commercial flights a day globally, before the wave of cancellations that began on Friday.


The American Mikaela Shiffrin, leading the Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup, announced on her social networks that she had tested positive for Covid-19, and that she would therefore miss the races in Lienz (Austria) on Tuesday and Wednesday.

11:43 a.m.

The Chinese city of Xi’an (north) has promised to impose the “strictest” measures in the face of the epidemic risk, after the detection of several hundred cases of Covid in the metropolis in confinement.

The 13 million residents of the city famous for the underground army of China’s first emperor have been forced to stay at home since Thursday, with the right to go out only once every three days for supplies. But while the city reported 150 additional cases of Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the total to around 650 since December 9, authorities have imposed a ban on driving private vehicles. Only motorists involved in the fight against the epidemic have the right to drive, said the town hall in a message posted on social networks.


6:00 am

No truce for confectioners in the face of Omicron’s offensive: the executive is mobilizing to hasten the transformation of the health pass into a vaccination pass, but also to “reassess” from now on the situation created by the meteoric surge of the new variant. President Emmanuel Macron will hold by videoconference a health defense council dedicated to Covid-19 at 4:00 p.m., one hour before the Council of Ministers which must adopt the bill establishing the vaccine pass.


The new Spider-Man became the first film of the Covid era to garner more than a billion dollars, during the Christmas weekend in the box office, indicated Sunday Exhibitor Relations, a firm specializing in the film industry.


Peru will buy 55 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine in 2022 to give a fourth injection to medical staff and vulnerable populations, the government said.


More than 60 cruise ships are the subject of investigations by the American health authorities after the appearance of cases of Covid-19 on board, we can read on Sunday on the site of the CDC, main public health agency in the United States. United. These 60 vessels have reached the “threshold” set by the “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” to merit such an investigation.


Around 7,900 flights were canceled by airlines across the world over Christmas weekend, with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 continuing its meteoric rise during the holidays, including among flight attendants, contaminated or exposed to the virus.