6:45 am: Two cases of the coronavirus variant in Canada
Two first cases of contamination with the new variant of the coronavirus circulating in the United Kingdom have been detected in Canada, Ontario health authorities announced on Saturday.
“The cases are a couple from Durham who do not have a history of travel, exposure (to the virus) or high-risk contacts,” said the Department of Health of this province in central Canada.
The couple were placed in isolation, the statement said, the same day Ontario reinstated lockdown for several weeks due to a sharp acceleration of the coronavirus epidemic in that province since early December.
Canada suspended until January 6 all flights from the United Kingdom after the appearance in this country of the new variant.
6:40 am: 15 million vaccinations by the summer
The government has set the goal of “15 million vaccinations by this summer,” said Matignon, a deadline slightly later than what he had announced.
6:39 am: “massive” vaccination from mid-January
Vaccination will intensify to reach around a hundred establishments for the elderly in the first two weeks of January, then become “massive” from mid-January, according to Olivier Véran’s entourage.
It should reach, by the end of February, one million vaccinated among people over the age of 75 and health professionals over 65 and / or at risk of developing serious forms of the disease.
Everyone over 65 will follow until spring, then the rest of the population aged 16 and over.
6:37 am: The vaccination rolled out next week in around twenty French establishments
Vaccination is expected to be rolled out to around 20 facilities for the elderly next week, following the symbolic launch of the vaccine campaign on Sunday in two facilities, government sources said on Saturday.
“Twenty-three establishments” in the regions of Paris, Lyon, Lille and the Tours sector should begin to vaccinate next week, said the office of Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, during a press briefing.
6:35 am: First vaccinations in France
About ten residents over 75 years of age as well as a doctor or health professional over 65 will be vaccinated in the morning at the long-term care unit of the René-Muret hospital (Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris) in Sevran, in Seine-Saint-Denis. They will be as much at the beginning of the afternoon at the geriatric center of Champmaillot, which depends on the CHU of Dijon.
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