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Explosion in the Netherlands, covid-19 in France, Galthié: midday update – France




Netherlands: explosion near a covid-19 screening center

An explosion occurred near a screening center for covid-19 without causing injuries in the Netherlands, where the introduction of a curfew had caused, at the end of January, the most serious riots for several decades. The homemade device exploded in the village of Bovenkarpsel, in North Holland, causing material damage, including shattered windows. [Plus d’infos ici]


Covid-19: scenarios for reopening public places discussed at the Elysee

At 5 p.m., Emmanuel Macron is to bring together Jean Castex and the ministers concerned to study the different scenarios for reopening public places and, in particular, the introduction of a “Health pass” mentioned last week by the head of state. This Wednesday morning, a new Defense Council was held to decide on possible restrictions to be applied to the 20 departments in “Enhanced surveillance”, including weekend curfews in Paris and Marseille which are far from unanimous. [Suivez notre direct]


‘Record’ year 2020 for the French video game market

It is a “record” year for the French video game market: in 2020, this industry recorded an increase in turnover of 11.3%, driven, in particular, by the confinement effect, sales of consoles. and the success of star titles like “Fifa 21” or “Animal Crossing”. “Covid-19 had an impact on French playing time and spending. We played more; therefore, we spent more, ”explained Julie Chalmette, president of the Syndicate of software publishers. [Plus d’infos ici]

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Biden promises enough vaccines for all adults by end of May

(EPA)

The United States will have enough vaccines against covid-19 for all adults “by the end of May”, assured Joe Biden in a climate of optimism which pushed the State of Texas to announce the imminent lifting of the obligation to wear a mask and the total reopening of its businesses. The country most bereaved by the pandemic with more than 516,000 deaths, the United States has already administered 78 million doses to 15% of its population. [Suivez notre direct]


XV of France: the FFR report puts Galthié out of the question

The internal investigation into the cluster of the XV of France exonerated Fabien Galthié who “had the right” to do “what he did”, said Roger Salamon, president of the medical commission of the French Rugby Federation, on RTL. The coach had left the bubble of the XV of France to attend a match of his son the day after the victory of the Blues in Rome against Italy (50-10) on the first day of the Six Nations Tournament. [Plus d’infos ici]

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