Today in Italy the CTS, convened before the Council of Ministers, decides on the rules for schools: it is planned to reduce the dad for vaccinated or cured students in middle and high school. Masks remain mandatory even outdoors until 10 February. New decisions are also awaited for the colors of the regions and the duration of the pass. The state of emergency is expected to end on March 31st. The latest bulletin relating to Tuesday 1 February records 133,142 new cases and 427 deaths, with a positive rate of 10.7%.
In the United States, Pfizer applied to the FDA for authorization for the vaccine in the 6-month-5-year range.
9.50 am – France, away from the obligation of masks
Promises by the government last January 20, the measures were taken this morning in France easing of restrictions for the pandemic, while the fifth wave has been showing signs of decline for a week now. From today it is no longer mandatory to wear the mask outside, only the recommendation remains to wear it when it is not possible to respect the distance. A much awaited measure from the whole world of culture and sport, from today no more access limits for sites that receive public, from stadiums to cultural venues, theaters, cinemas and concert halls. On the other hand, the discos will have to wait another two weeks, which will be closed from 10 December. Finally, again from today, teleworking will no longer be compulsory for 3 or 4 days a week but only recommended, without specifying the number of days.
9.24 am – Germany, over 208 thousand cases, new absolute record
Germany recorded a new record of daily Covid cases: there were 208,498 in the last 24 hours. Never so many since the start of the pandemic. Exactly one month ago, on January 2, there were 12,515 new infections. the effect of the spread of the very contagious Omicron variant. Experts believe that the real number of infections may be much higher. The deaths in the last 24 hours have been 196. The Minister of Health, Karl Lauterbach, said that the peak of this new wave is expected in mid-February.
February 2, 2022 (change February 2, 2022 | 10:22)
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