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Nurses caring for a Covid-19 patient in a hospital (illustration). – Vitaly Timkiv/SPUTNIK/SIPA

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Nearly 50,000 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours in France

The numbers don't lie: the fifth wave is definitely the last one. Almost 50,000 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported. recorded in 24 hours in France, according to the latest figures released on Wednesday by Sant & eacute; public. Over the last seven days (which makes it possible to smooth out the effects of non-working days) the average of new daily cases is established. 34,547, against just under 22,000 a week ago (+ 54%). And it could get worse, with the Omicron variant, judged; & ldquo; & ldquo; extremely worrying & nbsp; & rdquo; by the World Health Organization.

A year after his death, Macron and the EU pay tribute to & agrave; Giscard d & rsquo; Estaing

On December 2, 2020, Val & eacute; ry Giscard d'Estaing passed away. 94-year-old victim of Covid-19. To celebrate the memory of this & ldquo; & nbsp; great European & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;, Emmanuel Macron and the EU leaders are expected this Thursday. Strasbourg. At 11 a.m., in the hemicycle of the European Parliament, the President of the parliamentary body David Sassoli, the President of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Council in Charles Michel will take turn & agrave; turn the floor. Then, celebrating friendship Franco-German, will speak the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Emmanuel Macron who will close this ceremony. which will participate the wife of the former president, Anne-Aymone Giscard d & rsquo; Estaing, her children and grandchildren, but also & nbsp; Nicolas Sarkozy. The tribute will be followed by a Mass, open to the public, in memory of & ldquo; VGE & nbsp; & raquo; in the city cathedral & agrave; 3 p.m.

WTA suspends tournaments in China to protest fate of Peng

The world tennis body is toughening its tone against China a little more. The WTA is still claiming to know more about Peng Shuai, whose actual fate is uncertain since his accusations of sexual abuse against a former top Chinese Communist leader. The president of the association, Steve Simon, has therefore decided; Wednesday & ldquo; & ldquo; the suspension of tournaments in China including Hong Kong & rdquo;, according to a statement of the body that manages the women's tennis circuit. This choice could have major economic consequences.