The incidence rate measuring the number of new cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants in Germany reached 201.1 on Monday over the last seven days. In France, schoolchildren must put on the mask and stay in their bubbles. “Le Soir” takes stock of the health situation in other European countries.
The figure was published by the Robert Koch Institute for Public Health Surveillance (RKI).
The last record was 197.6, broken on December 22, 2020.
While many more people are now vaccinated, the vaccination rate has nevertheless stagnated below 70%. The authorities have called on the population to mobilize in recent days.
“For the unvaccinated, the risk is high that they will be infected in the coming months,” RKI chief Lothar Wieler warned on Wednesday.
These new rules are the most restrictive taken at the national level against unvaccinated people. Only children and people who cannot receive vaccines for medical reasons will be exempt.
This surge in cases comes as Germany has been in political limbo since the parliamentary elections in September.
The parties currently negotiating a new coalition to form a government by early December have so far ruled out compulsory vaccination and the establishment of new lockdowns, at least for those vaccinated.
French schoolchildren put the mask back on and have to stay in their bubbles again
In France, schoolchildren must put on the mask and stay in their bubbles. This measure, announced by the spokesman of the French government Gabriel Attal, in favor of the return to school after the holidays of All Saints’ Day targets “the departments where the incidence rate has unfortunately stabilized above 50 per 100,000 inhabitants. “.
Are concerned in alphabetical order Ain, Hautes-Alpes, Ardennes, Aveyron, Cher, Corrèze, Haute-Corse, Côtes-d’Armor, Creuse, Drôme, Eure-et -Loir, Gers, Ille-et-Vilaine, Indre-et-Loire, Isère, Loir-et-Cher, Haute-Loire, Loire-Atlantique, Lot, Lot-et -Garonne, Maine-et-Loire, Morbihan, Moselle, North, Oise, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Orientales, Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin, Sarthe , Savoie, Seine-et-Marne, Deux-Sèvres, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Var, Vendée and Vienne.
Emmanuel Macron must address the French on Tuesday at 8 p.m. to take stock of the epidemic, the start of which is confirmed thanks to the drop in temperatures, a vaccination that has reached a ceiling and the relaxation observed in barrier gestures.
Stricter measures put in place for unvaccinated Austrians
As of Monday, new measures have been in effect in Austria to fight the growing number of coronavirus attacks. These measures are intended for those who continue to choose to live without being vaccinated. Only people who have been vaccinated (or who have recovered from covid) are now welcome in restaurants, during sporting events or in the ski lifts. This rule also applies to hotels and services such as hairdressing salons.