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AstraZeneca, “My class at home”, Air France: mid-day update – World




EMA official confirms link between AstraZeneca and thrombosis

An official of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) confirms the existence of a “link” between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the cases of thrombosis observed after its administration, in an interview with the Italian daily Il Messaggero published this Tuesday. “We can now say it, it is clear that there is a link with the vaccine. What causes this reaction, however, we don’t know yet, ”says Marco Cavaleri, head of vaccine strategy at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). “To sum up, in the next few hours we will say that there is a link, but we still have to understand how it happens,” he adds, while the EMA must meet on the file from 6 to 9 April. [La crise sanitaire en direct]

Coronavirus


A “computer attack” prevents Breton students from having online lessons

Home school began on Tuesday, April 6 with numerous bugs reported by teachers, parents and students, due to inaccessible or faulty digital servers. And many courses had to be canceled. The site ” My class at home “Of the Cned would have been the victim of” computer attacks “,” apparently coming from abroad “to” in a way prevent the servers from functioning “, affirmed Jean-Michel Blanquer, the Minister of National Education, during ‘a relocation. “Technical work is being done to restore this. Fortunately, this does not affect everyone everywhere ”. [Plus d’infos]


Brussels validates the aid plan for Air France-KLM, the French state will be able to take a stake

The French state will be authorized to increase to nearly 30% of the capital of Air France-KLM after the validation on Tuesday by Brussels of an aid plan of 4 billion euros for the airline group, hard hit by the crisis of covid-19. In return, “Air France has undertaken to make slots available at the saturated Paris Orly airport, where (it) has significant market power. These provisions give competing carriers the possibility of expanding their activities at this airport ”, underlined the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager. [Plus d’infos]

The French state will be able to rise to just under 30% of Air France’s capital, against 14.3% today. (Thomas Samson / AFP)

In Beuzec-Cap-Sizun, a major fire in the moors near the Pointe du Millier

About 8,000 m² of brush and heather burned this Tuesday morning in Beuzec-Cap-Sizun (29), at a place called Kervoazec, very close to the Pointe du Millier site. An area where the vegetation has been dry for several weeks. Help was notified shortly after 6 a.m., and significant resources were mobilized. The fire has since been contained. Large flooding operations are carried out and will last a good part of the day. [Plus d’infos]

Miscellaneous


Isère: a father and his son seriously injured in a shooting

A 17-year-old young man and his 41-year-old father were seriously injured on Monday evening in a double shooting in Villefontaine, in the north of Isère, firefighters said on Tuesday. The teenager was hit by a bullet in the chest, and his father by two bullets, in the chest and back, said firefighters, confirming information from the regional daily the Dauphiné Libéré. Called shortly before 10 p.m., the emergency services evacuated the two injured in absolute urgency to the Edouard Herriot hospital in Lyon.

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