► Standing concerts and nightclubs from July 9

Relief for the world of music and the night: concerts with standing audiences will again be authorized in France from June 30 and discos will reopen “From July 9”, the government announced on Monday June 21.

→ READ. Resumption of standing concerts on June 30 and reopening of nightclubs on July 9

The reopening of these party venues will only be done on presentation of a health pass (proof of vaccination or recent negative test), with reception capacities reduced to 75% for indoor events, and the mask will be strongly there. recommended without being mandatory, detailed the government after a meeting at the Élysée with representatives of the sector.

► No more than 10,000 spectators in Tokyo

There will therefore be a lot of public to applaud the athletes: the organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games, which begin on July 23, allow the presence of local spectators, but at 50% of the reception capacities of each site and within a maximum limit. of 10,000 people.

A draw will determine which current ticket holders will get seats in the events. The lucky ones will however have to wear masks at all times and they will be “Forbidden to speak aloud or to shout”, said the organizers.

Japan, which began to close its borders in March 2020, has been relatively spared from the pandemic, with 14,400 officially recorded deaths. But the vaccination campaign in the country started very slowly, before accelerating since mid-May. To date, less than 7% of Japanese have received two doses of the vaccine.

► The Sputnik V protects against the Delta variant, assures its designer

Russian coronavirus vaccine designer claims Sputnik V protects against “All known variants” including the Delta, responsible for an outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic in Russia.

The Russian capital and its region, as well as the country’s second city, Saint Petersburg, are particularly affected by this new wave, causing contamination records while the vaccination campaign is slipping. The Moscow region recorded its largest daily increase on Monday since the start of the pandemic with 1,811 cases, while the capital has 7,584 new infections. At the end of last week, the daily cases exceeded 9,000. Russia is, with 129,801 deaths recorded by the government, the most bereaved European country.

→ INVESTIGATION. Covid-19: in Moscow, life goes on despite an outbreak of contaminations

These remarks aim to encourage the Russian population to be vaccinated, while the immunization campaign is lagging behind against a background of mistrust and despite repeated calls from President Vladimir Putin. In Moscow, authorities last week decreed compulsory vaccination for service sector employees. Two-thirds of them, or about two million people, must be vaccinated by August 15.


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