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.
Israel announced this Thursday, January 17, the “end” of the health pass.
“The wave has been broken,” Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet said during a meeting on the health situation.
Portugal will lift some of the measures against Covid-19 in the coming days, in particular by ceasing to require a health pass to access restaurants and hotels, the government announced on Thursday.
When these new rules come into force, it will no longer be necessary to present a health pass to access restaurants, tourist establishments or major events.
Displaying a complete vaccination schedule will nevertheless always be required at the Portuguese borders.
The lifting of health measures in mid-March concerning the wearing of a mask and the vaccination pass depends on “two essential criteria”, the number of hospitalizations and the incidence rate of Covid-19, said Thursday the Minister of Health Olivier Veran.
“Mid-March corresponds to the crossroads of these three parameters: hospitals in normal working order, a virus which circulates but very weakly, and enough hindsight compared to February 28, the date on which we can remove the masks where there is the pass, in order to then be able to remove the mask indoors, and remove the vaccination pass with the possibility of keeping it in certain risk situations”, summed up the minister.
The President of the Swiss Confederation, Ignazio Cassis has tested positive for Covid-19 and has gone into isolation, the government announced on Thursday, the same day that Switzerland lifted most of its health restrictions.
Japan will ease its strict border restrictions to allow foreign students and workers to enter the country, but tourists will remain banned for the time being due to the pandemic, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Thursday.
All restrictions related to the coronavirus outbreak in the Dominican Republic were suspended on Wednesday, President Luis Abinader announced in a public statement.
From this Wednesday, February 16, “all restrictive measures imposed due to Covid-19 are suspended”, said the Head of State. “Measures such as the use of masks, the need to present the vaccination certificate to access all places or restrictions in public spaces are now the individual responsibility of each of us”.