DIRECT.  Covid-19: a little more than 3,000 classes closed since the start of the school year

September 13, 2021 by archyde

Follow the events of the day live:

7:20 a.m. Jean-Michel Blanquer: “I do not back down from pressure, I do not give in to the balance of power”. The Minister of National Education delivers a first assessment of the start of the school year, defends the last projects to come by the end of the five-year term and denounces the oppositions, accusing of “demagogic” the proposal of Anne Hidalgo to double in five years the teachers’ salary. To read here.

7:13. “Learning crisis” in the Philippines, where schools remain closed. Classrooms in the Philippines have remained silent as millions of schoolchildren begin a second year of distance learning at home, which experts fear will worsen the education “crisis”.

While almost all of the countries in the world have partially or fully reopened their schools, the Philippines has kept them closed since the start of the pandemic.

6:56 a.m. Third anti-Covid dose: vaccination starts this Monday for 550,000 nursing home residents. The Covid-19 vaccine booster campaign is launched on Monday in residential facilities for dependent elderly people. This is to increase the antibodies of seniors vaccinated at the beginning of the year. The operation should be completed in October. To read here.

6:45 am. South Africa implements vaccination passport. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announces his intention to introduce a “vaccine passport”, in a context of widespread mistrust of the vaccine against Covid-19, in the country of the continent most affected by the virus.

These passports “could be used as proof of vaccination for various purposes and at various events,” he said, adding that “further information” will be provided in two weeks.

6:40 am. 29 new deaths in France in the last 24 hours. A total of 115,517 people have lost their lives since the start of the epidemic;

6:35 am. Another 10,000 French people hospitalized. According to figures from Public Health France, 10,012 people are still followed in hospitals following a Covid infection. They were 10,644 a week ago. Same downward trend in critical care, where the most serious cases are followed, with 2,129 patients against 2,217 eight days ago.

6.30 a.m. Travel: the new French classifications. As announced, the United States, Israel and Oman turn orange. Before taking your plane tickets, here is what you need to know:

6:20 am. To begin with, a little point on anti-pass demonstrations. According to figures from the Ministry of the Interior, on Saturday they gathered 121,000 demonstrators, including 19,000 in Paris.

6h10. Good morning ! Welcome to this live where you can follow all the news related to the Covid-19 epidemic throughout Monday.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

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