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11:48 a.m. : If the share of the British variant is increasing among the cases of Covid-19 in France, “it will always be necessary to have increasingly strong measures”, said this morning on France Inter Vittoria Colizza, epidemiologist and director of research at Inserm.

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11:50 a.m. : They shout at “conspiracy”. Several people gathered this morning in front of the Alpes-Maritimes prefecture in Nice to protest against the new restrictions, reports France Bleu Azur.

11:18 am : Mcfly and Carlito were asked by the President of the Republic to produce a clip on barrier gestures, which they released on YouTube on Sunday. But why did the French head of state choose these two young youtubers? Elements of answers in this article.

11:14 : “It’s going to be all black! – Shut up!” It’s his way of challenging the curfew. In Finistère, an actor walks through the streets of his village disguised as a gendarme to replay a scene from the film RRRrrr !!! where a character announces the night. Report by our journalist Benjamin Illy.

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10:46 am : “If strict containment measures are needed, at least on weekends, they will have to be taken.”

Invited on franceinfo, the president of the department is open to a local re-containment on the coast of his department, on the model of Nice, while the Prime Minister announces “braking measures” in Dunkirk.

09:59 : Invited this morning on franceinfo, MEP Jordan Bardella (National Rally) calls for the curfew to be lifted at 6 p.m. “because it has no sanitary sense”.

9:45 a.m. : The Prime Minister made this announcement after an interview in the morning with the mayor of the city, Patrice Vergriete. The Prime Minister, who noted the “sharp deterioration in health indicators” these last hours, “asks that the local consultation work of elected officials and public authorities in the territory make it possible to define the response best suited to the situation”, Matignon told AFP.

09:35 : The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, request “additional braking measures” in Dunkirk.

09:18 : According to Christophe Castaner, France would be the European Union champion for vaccination against Covid-19. But that’s not the reality, as Detox explains in this video

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9:04 am : It is a little after 9 o’clock, here is the update:

• In an opinion delivered this morning on the Climate Law, the High Climate Council regrets “deadlines” and an “reduced range”. Details in our article.

• The United States announced last night sanctions against two leaders of the Burmese military junta which overthrew the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

• The United States has passed the threshold of 500,000 deaths linked to Covid-19, according to figures reported Monday from Johns-Hopkins University. A review “heartbreaking”, moved President Joe Biden.

• The prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes announced yesterday new restrictions to curb the worrying spread of the epidemic in the department. In the North, in Dunkirk, elected officials are calling for similar measures.

08:34 : In the United Kingdom too, the effects of the pandemic on the economy are being felt. The unemployment rate rose to 5.1% during the three months ended at the end of December against 5% at the end of November because of the virus, according to figures released today by the National Statistics Office (ONS). This is 1.3 percentage points more than a year earlier when the economic impact of the pandemic had yet to be felt.

08:18 : “Indeed, it is possible that the model of the Alpes-Maritimes could be reproduced elsewhere. I am thinking in particular of our colleagues from Dunkirk who sound the same alarm bells as us to the minister on Saturday.

Professor of geriatrics at the University Hospital of Nice, this member of the Scientific Council believes on franceinfo that the local measures taken in his department could be reproduced elsewhere.

07:22 : “We notice that he moved to the East, in Moselle, to Nice, we would have liked him to come to Dunkirk, where there is the same sun – I reassure him – but there are especially same concerns.

On franceinfo, this deputy warns about the situation in the city of the North and calls on the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran.

07:06 : Closed for a year, cinemas will be able to reopen in New York. This reopening will be done with a maximum gauge of 25% of the usual capacity and a limit of 50 spectators per room, said the governor.

07:07 : Several dozen parents of students gathered in front of the rectorate of Guadeloupe to denounce the wearing of compulsory masks for children from elementary school, a measure applicable for the first time in the archipelago from Monday. Report from Guadeloupe La 1ère.

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07:07 : Finally, The team looks back on the epidemic which ravages the XV of France, which until then carried out an excellent Tournament of the six nations.

6:39 a.m. : On the front page of your newspapers this morning, The voice of the North wonders if Dunkirk will not meet the same fate as Nice, which is the subject of new restrictive measures.

La Voix du Nord - Roubaix and Surroundings of February 23, 2021

07:08 : Baptiste Pesenti, who had been called in as reinforcement by the XV of France, is also contaminated by Covid-19, reports France Bleu Béarn. The Pau Section player is therefore the eleventh player forfeited for the France-Scotland match scheduled for Sunday.

07:11 : We start with a first point on the news:

• The United States announced last night sanctions against two leaders of the Burmese military junta which overthrew the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

• The United States has passed the threshold of 500,000 deaths linked to Covid-19, according to figures reported Monday from Johns Hopkins University. A review “heartbreaking”, moved President Joe Biden.

• After the first video, the first sounds of the planet Mars. NASA released the first audio recording captured by the Perseverance robot, which landed in Jezero crater last Thursday.

• The prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes announced yesterday new measures to curb the worrying spread of the epidemic in the department. The coast of the Alpes-Maritimes will be confined during the next two weekends, in an area stretching from Menton to Théoule-sur-Mer.

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