Strasbourg cancels its traditional Christmas market

What there is to know :

– Public Health France recorded 26,676 new cases in 24 hours on Wednesday evening (against 20,468 on Tuesday). The positivity rate is now 13.7% (13.6% Tuesday). 166 patients have died since Tuesday (163 the day before), bringing the total number of victims to 34,048 dead since March 1. A curfew has entered into force in the Lille metropolis.

– You need a certificate to travel between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. in the Lille metropolis. You can download this certificate from the “La Voix du Nord” website by clicking here. In Pas-de-Calais, bars must now close at 10 p.m.

– The situation continues to deteriorate in France, Prime Minister Jean Castex is due to speak at 5 p.m. to announce new restrictions.

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And immediately:

10:30 am. Former Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès in intensive care

According to information from our colleagues at Sudinfo, Sophie Wilmès, the former Belgian Prime Minister, affected by the coronavirus, is in intensive care. Her condition would however be stable and she is still conscious, according to her spokesperson.

10:20 am. “All anti-Covid”: the replacement of “StopCovid” unveiled this Thursday

“All Anti-Covid”, the application that replaces “StopCovid” will be unveiled this Thursday afternoon. We take stock of what we know.

9.45 a.m. Covid: Strasbourg gives up its Christmas market but maintains entertainment

The mayor (EELV) of Strasbourg Jeanne Barseghian announced Thursday that the city was giving up its traditional Christmas market in the face of the worsening health situation, by removing the usual 300 chalets but maintaining entertainment.

« I made the decision to favor the scenario without chalets ” while maintaining ” Strasbourg capital of Christmas “With the large Christmas tree in Place Kléber in the heart of the city,” animations ” or some ” wanderings of artists », She declared during a press conference.

9.43 a.m. Death of a volunteer testing a vaccine

A volunteer who participated in the tests of the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford against Covid-19 died in Brazil, official sources announced Wednesday, without specifying whether he had received the vaccine or a placebo. Oxford assured that phase 3 of the tests will continue, an independent committee having concluded that they do not pose a risk to the health of the volunteers.

9:30 am. The Lille University Hospital calls for reinforcement of senior doctors

Looking at the incidence rates, the tsunami is approaching. ” Fifteen days », Predicts a professor of medicine. Since this Wednesday, the Lille University Hospital has been asking senior doctors to join the Covid units. As a reminder, nearly 800 nursing staff had reinforced the teams during the first wave. Today, nearly 200 of them are active (around 60 nursing students, around 40 medical students, around 100 volunteers) …

8:55 am. Roubaix and Tourcoing, the biggest clusters in France?

The two municipalities show explosive incidence rates in France where the average was 349 last week. But the maximum rate of an agglomeration in France is reported in Saint-Étienne (717) against 422 for Lille, which suggests that there might be municipalities with worse incidence rates than in Roubaix and Tourcoing, on the side of the Loire agglomeration.

8:50 am. In the Lille metropolis: “The disadvantaged areas are those which suffer the most from the disease”

« In the management of an infectious crisis, the acceptance rate of the measures by the population is a capital element. However, this acceptability does not affect the most fragile and precarious sectors. This is due to several elements: the cost (for the masks, the gel…), the duration of the health crisis, a form of mistrust in the face of authority and a very sensitive point, the seriousness perceived by young people. In addition, the altruistic approach is less present when we are in difficulty. It is obvious that the disadvantaged areas are those which suffer the most from the disease because it is also there that the preventive measures are the most difficult to apply. », Confided Daniel Camus, infectious disease specialist at the Institut Pasteur de Lille, questioned about the incidence rates in Roubaix and Tourcoing in an interview with La Voix du Nord.

8:45 am. CH Dron in critical situation, the sheave service is full

The situation becomes “critique At CH Dron in Tourcoing, according to a press release released by the hospital on Wednesday. Emergencies are currently undergoing the addition of Covid-19 cases and intense usual activity. In intensive care, the capacity increased from 16 to 22 beds, all occupied and half of them by patients with Covid-19.

In addition to the health situation, the workforce of CH Dron is stretched both because of the increase in the number of positive cases for Covid-19 in the staff, of increasing work stoppages but also of great difficulty in recruiting nurses and orderlies. Despite the operational support of fourteen liberal nurses and nursing students, twenty full-time equivalent positions remain to be filled. Deprogramming will therefore take place in order to redeploy the nurses.

8:33 am. “Covid” ambassadors in Roubaix and Tourcoing

The municipalities of Roubaix and Tourcoing, in the North, will acquire “covid ambassadors“To strengthen prevention, especially for priority neighborhoods, they said Wednesday, October 21.

8:30 am. 1,135 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Roubaix

Doctor Jean-Philippe Dancoine, general practitioner and deputy mayor, explains his concern about the explosion of Covid-19 cases in Roubaix where the incidence rate is 1,135 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. To fight against the virus, he warns in particular on family and festive contamination. “The goal is that we succeed in getting the messages across on barrier gestures, wearing a mask, but above all the messages that aim to fight against festive gatherings, family gatherings. This is really the concern “, He declared to La Voix du Nord on Wednesday.

8:15 am. Coronavirus: Could the Prime Minister announce curfews at 7 p.m. this Thursday?

Six days after the curfews introduced between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. in the metropolitan areas of Paris, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Rouen, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne, Montpellier and Toulouse, others should follow.

The incidence rate, a key indicator which records the number of new cases over seven days per 100,000 inhabitants, is notably on the rise in Clermont-Ferrand (322), Tours (237) or Nantes (194). In the Strasbourg Eurometropolis, where it is now close to the maximum alert threshold, the incidence rate “ double every week », Notes the Regional Health Agency of Grand Est.

Before announcing a new turn of the screw on Thursday, the Prime Minister received the party leaders on Wednesday who asked him if the curfew would be brought forward to 7 p.m. in some cities. “ He did not answer “, Reported the national secretary of Europe Ecology Les Verts Julien Bayou. But the Minister of Health Olivier Véran expressed, during this meeting, “ a significant evolution of contamination Added LR boss Christian Jacob.

8:10 am. Poland: the Prime Minister for a hardening

The Polish Prime Minister announced on Wednesday his desire to extend to the whole country the restrictions which entered into force last week on almost half of the territory, proclaimed ” Red zone », In the face of a surge in coronavirus cases.

7:55 am. Covid-19: Les Aubaines has become one of the best spots to get tested in Lille

By investing the former Les Aubaines store, rue Gambetta, in Wazemmes, the Biopath laboratory is offering a big breath of fresh air to screening against Covid-19. Here, more than 1,000 people show up every day, get tested quickly and receive their results within 24 hours “on average”.

7:15 am. Travel restrictions within the European Union

Canada, Tunisia and Georgia have been removed from the list of countries whose travelers are authorized on the territory of the European Union, due to their epidemiological situation. However, representatives of the 27 EU members decided to add Singapore to this list.

EU heads of state and government will meet on October 29 for a videoconference summit to take stock of the epidemic.

6.30am. The Irish reconfined

The Irish have been under house arrest for six weeks since midnight Wednesday (11:00 p.m. GMT), a first in the EU since spring, but schools will remain open. Non-essential businesses will close and the Irish will only be able to leave their homes to exercise within a three-mile radius, or face fines.

6:15 am. Spain: one million cases …

Spain has become the first member country of the European Union – and the 6th in the world – to cross the milestone of one million cases of the new coronavirus (1,005,295). According to the daily report of the Ministry of Health, the country has recorded 16,973 new cases and 156 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 34,366 deaths.

6 hours. A partial closure of Zaragoza and La Rioja

The list of Spanish towns and regions which are partially cordoned off has grown with the addition of the large city of Zaragoza and the wine region of La Rioja. These sanitary cords prohibit entering or leaving the area concerned except for essential reasons, such as the closure already in force in Madrid and eight neighboring municipalities since early October.

5:45 am. Partial confinement for Czechs

The Czech government has announced restrictions on the movement of people as well as the closure of shops and services to intensify the battle against Covid-19. All points of sale, except food stores and pharmacies, will be closed from Thursday until November 3.