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France decided to lift the curfew from 9 pm until 8 pm
The curfew in France will be lifted to 8 PM starting Tuesday. Prime Minister Jean Castex announced this. So far it was nine o’clock in the evening. The French will also have to be present at eight in the evening on New Year’s Eve. An exception for Christmas.
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Zero tolerance in West Flanders during holidays, New Year’s singing and Epiphany are prohibited in Antwerp
West Flemish Governor Karl Decalloy declared zero tolerance in West Flanders Province during the holidays. “If you have to wear a face mask on a busy shopping street and you don’t do that, you will be immediately fined 250 euros,” he says. “Notice time has completely expired.”
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Provincial Governor Cathy Birx, along with mayors in Antwerp province, have banned door-to-door singing for the New Year and Epiphany due to the Coronavirus. It is also prohibited to distribute candy bags or other gifts. “We have to make sure there are no gatherings,” says Birx. “Our police areas will monitor this strictly.”
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From now on also the results of the rapid tests in the Corona app
Starting today, medical practitioners can also link positive rapid tests to the Corona database (at Sciensano) and the Corona app. So far, only classic PCR tests can be linked. The big advantage is that people who test positive can now be called in via the contact tracer. The advantage of linking to the app is that dangerous contacts can be notified in this way.
TV presenter Ellen DeGeneres tested positive for the Coronavirus: “Fortunately, I feel fine at the moment.”
American TV presenter Ellen DeGeneres has contracted the Coronavirus. It lets you know via social media. “Fortunately, I feel good at the moment,” she wrote. “Anyone who has had close contact with me has been informed and I am following all official instructions. We see you again after the end of the year. Please stay healthy and safe.”
Earlier this year, DeGeneres landed in the eye of the storm after reports that the behind-the-scenes work atmosphere on her talk show was seriously devastated. About it we wrote this article:
Belgians discover “hairdressing tourism” in France and the Netherlands: “I looked like a garbage bag”
Our barbershops are closed because hairdressing is a continuing profession, but they are still allowed to work in neighboring countries. This clearly creates opportunities. Hairdressing tourism was born. Hairdressers see large numbers of Belgians in both border municipalities in the Netherlands and France. They make up half of their customers these days. It’s definitely not forbidden to cut your hair outside, but at least that goes against the spirit of our coronavirus measures. In this video some hairdressers explain why they cross borders:
27 EU leaders reach agreement on the budget and the Corona Recovery Fund at the Brussels summit
The 27 heads of state and government of the European Union reached an agreement at their summit in Brussels on the issue of the European budget and the Corona Recovery Fund. Poland and Hungary banned this file because they do not want to link it with respect for freedom and equality. The two-day European summit will also discuss the Corona crisis, the climate, and relations with the United States and Turkey. Charles Michel, President of the European Council, spoke this afternoon of “a difficult but important summit.”
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Trump Giuliani attorney leaves hospital after treatment for ‘miracle medicine’: ‘if you’re famous, they’re worried’
In the United States, Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney for President Donald Trump, left the hospital where he was admitted with a Corona infection. Like Trump, Giuliani (76) was treated with special synthetic antibody medication and the virus inhibitor Remdesivir. This experimental treatment isn’t just available to every average American. Giuliani himself indicated that his status as a prominent person had benefited from his treatment. Yesterday, 3,000 people in the United States died from the Coronavirus in one day, which is a sad record.
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More than 69 million infections worldwide
Worldwide, more than 69 million people have already been infected with the new coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU) interactive map at 3.30 pm.
JHU recorded 69069399 infections worldwide. The United States was the hardest hit, with 15,393,571. Then India, Brazil and Russia. France is the first European country in fifth place, with 2377911 injuries.
Worldwide, 1,572,565 patients have died from COVID-19. Also regarding this parameter, the United States pays the highest price with 289,451 deaths. Then Brazil, India and Mexico. With 62,663 deaths, the United Kingdom is the fifth worst-affected European country.
44,529,814 recoveries have been recorded worldwide, with India taking the lead with 9,253,306.
Nearly 21,000 new positive tests have occurred in the UK
In the United Kingdom, 20,964 people tested positive for the new Coronavirus in one day, according to British media reporting on the authority of government figures. There were 4,386 more than on Wednesday, the highest daily increase since November 19. In total, 1,787,783 people have already been infected.
There are also 516 new deaths within 28 days of a positive test. COVID-19 has already claimed 63,082 lives in the UK by this measure. On Wednesday there were 533 deaths.