Daily Post – June 15th

Living through a pandemic

in the south of France

451 days in Carcassonne since

1st lockdown in March 2020

DAILY AND WEEKLY STATISTICS HERE

▫️ NEWS

Despite a decrease in hospital pressure, Covid-19 still kills in our departments.

In Aude, this Monday evening, 50 people are hospitalised (-1 in 24 hours): 5 in intensive care (-1), 25 in conventional hospitalisation (-), 19 in follow-up or long-term care (-) and 1 in another structure.
367 people died from Covid in the department, one more in 24 hours.

In the Pyrénées-Orientales, 66 people were hospitalised (-3 in 24 hours): 7 in intensive care (-), 23 in conventional hospitalisation (-2), 34 in follow-up care or long-term care (-1) and 2 in other facilities.
In 24 hours, two people died of Covid in the department, bringing the number of hospital deaths to 328 since the beginning of the epidemic.

In the Occitanie region, 652 people were hospitalised on Monday (-9 in 24 hours): 104 in intensive care (-3), 261 in conventional hospitalisation (-4), 277 in follow-up or long-term care (-2), 10 in other structures (-).
In total, 4,560 people died from Covid in Occitania, i.e. 5 more in 24 hours.

▫️ QR Codes

To access the breakfast buffet at the hotel in Bordeaux on Saturday morning I had to scan a QR code using the “Tous AntiCovid” app. It was the 1st time I had to do this. Let me rephrase this, it was the first time in France I had to do this… During our last trip to Germany to see family and friends last Septembre, it was already a common practise. I keep hearing people complaining about this, my freedom they say. Most of these people complaining, do it on Facebook, Twitter and such (which I have to add I no longer use). I’ll let you judge the validity of their objections…

▫️ INCIDENCE RATE

The Rate in the Aude departement is at the lowest since a long time.

It now stands at 23,88

▫️ TRAVEL NEWS – From France’s point of view.

15/06: Morocco has reopened its air and sea borders.
15/06: The launch of the health pass in the European Union is scheduled for 1 July, but Member States retain the possibility of reintroducing certain travel restrictions, particularly in the case of variants. States agreed to harmonise the validity periods of PCR tests (no more than 72 hours before arrival at destination) and antigenic tests (no more than 48 hours). They also agreed that travelling children under 12 years of age should be exempt from testing and that minors travelling with their parents or an accompanying adult should not be required to undergo quarantine if the accompanying adult is not subject to it. However, the implementation of these decisions is not binding.


14/06: Vaccinated travellers will no longer need a PCR test to enter Kyrgyzstan from 19 June.
14/06: Vaccinated people no longer need to be tested to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina.


12/06: The first phase of the reopening of the borders of Mauritius will start on 15 July, provided you are vaccinated and test negative. A 14-day quarantine will be imposed. Unrestricted travel to Mauritius will not be possible until 1 October.


11/06: France is now placed by the Romanian authorities in the “yellow zone”, with reduced entry conditions. Travellers arriving from France are exempt from quarantine.
11/06: Vaccinated people no longer need to be tested to enter Honduras.


10/06: As of 21 June, it will be possible to download a certificate of vaccination, certified in accordance with European standards, with English subtitles, from the Health Insurance teleservice. This certificate will be part of the authorised proof for travelling within the European Union as of 1 July.


09/06: The United States on Tuesday took the first measured steps towards a return to international travel, easing its warning to people wishing to travel to several countries, including France, and announcing the creation of working groups with key partners to prepare for this resumption.
09/06: Vaccinated people can now travel outside the EU directly from France without compelling reasons. Non-vaccinated tourists can only leave Europe from a country other than France. See the rules for entering / leaving France
09/06 : Guadeloupe, Martinique and Saint-Martin : End of the compelling reason. PCR test less than 72 hours old, even for vaccinated persons. Self-isolation of 7 days for non-vaccinated persons.
09/06 : Reunion and Mayotte : End of the urgent reason only for vaccinated persons. PCR test of less than 72 hours.
09/06: French Polynesia: End of urgent reason only for vaccinated persons. PCR test less than 72 hours old.
09/06: French Guiana, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna: Compelling reason maintained
09/06: Canada may begin to gradually open its border with the United States to vaccinated people from 22 June.

▫️ SATIRE

▫️ FUN NOSTALGIA

▫️ NEWS FROM ACROSS THE POND 🇺🇸

▫️ WEATHER

Feels like 41ºC

▫️ ADDITIONAL READS FOR THE DAY

🔸  Mr. Trash Wheel is gobbling up millions of pounds of trash 

🔸 Why are women more prone to long Covid?

🔸 The rush to ‘go electric’ comes with a hidden cost: destructive lithium mining

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