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LIVE – Coronavirus: Turkish President Erdogan announces that he is positive for Covid-19

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As hospital pressure stabilizes, the government began lifting health restrictions this Wednesday, February 2, to lighten the daily lives of the French a little. Follow here all the news related to the health situation in France and around the world.

8:12 p.m.

The number of people hospitalized due to Covid-19 was stable on Saturday, still above 32,000, while the contaminations recorded were down over a week, according to figures published in the evening by the health authorities.

32,867 patients are currently in hospital with a Covid diagnosis (including 1,816 admissions in the past 24 hours) compared to 32,988 on Friday and 31,282 a week ago, according to Public Health France.

5:31 p.m.

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Saturday that he had met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to discuss Covid-19 and in particular the still stalled investigation into the origins of the pandemic. .

“I am happy to have met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. We discussed Covid-19 and the need for an aggressive vaccine equity effort this year to vaccinate 70% of the world’s population, tweeted Dr Tedros, visiting Beijing for the Olympics. winter of 2022.

“We also discussed the need for closer collaboration” to discover “the origins of the virus, based on science and evidence”, he continued.

1:02 p.m.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday that he had tested positive for Covid-19, without having severe symptoms.

“After experiencing mild symptoms, my wife and I tested positive for Covid-19. We luckily have a mild infection, which we learned was due to the Omicron variant,” he said. stated on Twitter.

07:51

The number of active cases, that is to say people who tested positive for Covid-19 in the last seven days, has quadrupled in one week in Polynesia, according to figures communicated on Friday February 4 by the Management of local health.

It listed 579 active cases on January 28, compared to 2,080 on February 4. The incidence rate now stands at 753 per 100,000 population, down from 317 per 100,000 the previous week.

However, given the low number of tests carried out, these figures “underestimate the actual circulation of the virus”, according to epidemiologist Henri-Pierre Mallet.

07:00

Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec: Opponents of health measures in Canada, some of whom have occupied the city center of the federal capital for a week, have again planned to demonstrate on Saturday in several cities to demand the lifting of restrictions.

This protest, part of a movement of truckers in the west of the country, has turned into an occupation of Ottawa: for eight days, the streets in front of Parliament and under the offices of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have been occupied by dozens trucks and demonstrators.

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