Testing in Blain and Plessé for the coronavirus

Coronavirus in Loire-Atlantique: New Massive Testing Operations in Blain and Plessé

EPIDEMIC: To counter the circulation of the coronavirus in the Loire-Atlantique, the authorities are organising massive testing operations in the sectors of Blain and Plessé. Another operation will take place next week in Guérande Epidemiological data show a greater circulation of coronavirus Covid-19 in certain territories of Loire-Atlantique. This is the case of the Blain and Plessé sector. In these two neighbouring […]

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Coronavirus: "20 departments placed under surveillance" announces Jean Castex

Coronavirus: Departments Under Reinforced Surveillance, Vaccination of Over 65s, New Treatments… The Main Government Announcements

EPIDEMIC: Prime Minister Jean Castex held a press conference on Thursday on the evolution of the coronavirus health situation “Act fast and hard, where necessary”. After the implementation this week of territorialized containment measures in the agglomeration of  Dunkirk and in the Alpes-Maritimes, the government is preparing the ground for other targeted restrictions in areas where the circulation of the coronavirus is highest. […]

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31000 people tested positive for coronavirus in France in the last 24 hours

Coronavirus: More than 31,000 Cases of Contamination and 278 Deaths in 24 Hours

EPIDEMIC: This is the highest number of positive cases since mid-November although hospitalisations remain stable More than 31,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus in the past twenty-four hours, a first since mid-November, Sante Publique France announced in its daily bulletin.  The numbers of hospitalisations and intensive care patients were stable but at a still very high level. In […]

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Janssen wants to test its Covid-19 vaccines on babies and pregnant women

Janssen Wants to Test its Covid-19 Vaccines on Babies and Pregnant Women

Covid-19 vaccines are expected to be tested on six-year-old children and “even on newborns and pregnant women” as trials become more widespread. AstraZeneca, which produces the Oxford covid-19 vaccine, says it is expanding trials to children as young as  six.  The Mail on Sunday reveals that fellow vaccine maker Janssen, part of Johnson and Johnson, is now […]

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Free testing in Rennes for students at University

Coronavirus in Rennes: A Major Testing Campaign Starts on Campus

EPIDEMIC: In Rennes, the Breton capital, students will be able to be tested for free and without an appointment until the end of the academic year. In Rennes’ universities and grandes écoles, students have been back in dribbles since Monday. To support this gradual resumption of face-to-face classes, the Brittany Regional Health Agency has just launched a massive coronavirus Covid-19 testing campaign on […]

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No patient is a carrier of the British mutation in the Rennes Chantepie cluster

Coronavirus in Rennes: No Patient is a Carrier of the British Mutation in the Chantepie Cluster

EPIDEMIC: The alert in Rennes was launched Thursday by the Directorate General of Health False alarm. The coronavirus cluster detected in the Chantepie geriatric centre, near Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine), is ultimately not a carrier of the new mutation of coronavirus Covid-19 from the United Kingdom. The alert had however been given on Thursday 7th January by the General Directorate of […]

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With Coronavirus in Schools, an English mutation and epidemic rebound ... A crucial week for the government

Coronavirus: Schools, English Mutation and Epidemic Rebounding … A Crucial Week for the Government

EPIDEMIC: While the English mutation is present in France and the private New Year’s gatherings could lead in the coming days to an increase in contaminations and hospitalisations, the coming week promises to be crucial for the government While the number of new coronavirus contaminations does not drop, an epidemic rebound is to be feared after […]

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The Coronavirus positivity rate has doubled in one week in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Coronavirus in Nouvelle-Aquitaine: The Positivity Rate Doubled in One Week

EPIDEMIC: The situation is partly explained by a return to normal screening practices, but also by a resumption of the circulation of Sars-Cov-2, Public Health analysis The positivity rate in Nouvelle-Aquitaine went from 1.9% to 4% during the last week of 2020. This is partly a return to normal screening practices, after a sharp increase just […]

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Before the holidays, the number of coronavirus tests on the rise in France

Coronavirus: Before the Holidays, the Number of Tests on the Rise

EPIDEMIC: Since March 1st, more than 33 million the number of PCR (32 million) and antigen (1.5 million) tests have been carried out in France Better to be safe than sorry. This is obviously the strategy chosen by many French people who were tested before Christmas. Some 2.35 million tests were carried out last week, an increase of more […]

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Coronavirus in Le Havre: 11% of the population tested at a cost of 800,000 euros

Coronavirus in Le Havre: 11% of the Population Tested at a Cost of 800,000 Euros

EPIDEMIC: Of the 30,780 coronavirus tests carried out in Le Havre, 350 were positive Nearly 31,000 tests were carried out between December 14 and 19 in Le Havre, or 11% of the population of the agglomeration. These tests were carried out during the “massive” Covid-19 screening operation, which cost 800,000 euros, the Normandy Regional Health Agency said on Tuesday. Out of the 30,780 tests […]

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