Brussels tightens visa granting for Belarusian officials

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called on member states to approve new sanctions against Belarusian authorities on November 8, 2021. ALBERTO PEZZALI / AP In reaction to “Hybrid attack” launched by Minsk, accused of organizing an influx of migrants at the borders of the European Union (EU), it suspended, Tuesday, November 9, provisions … Read more

WHO drastically tightens standards to prevent 7 million deaths

An aerial view shows Bangkok covered in haze in May 2020. Poor air quality has again become a cause for concern in the capital after the pollution control department detected dangerous levels of fine dust particles in the airways. five air quality monitoring stations. PORNPROM SATRABHAYA / BANGKOK POST VIA AFP The World Health Organization … Read more

nearly 400 caregivers arrive in reinforcement in the West Indies, Polynesia tightens its confinement

Volunteers from the Nancy University Hospital are preparing to embark for the West Indies, Friday August 20, 2021. STÉPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP All volunteers, mostly young, sometimes warned at the last minute, more than 400 health professionals flew Friday August 20 for the West Indies to lend a hand to Martinican and Guadeloupe hospitals, … Read more

French Polynesia closes schools and tightens containment for at least two weeks

Containment has been extended to more islands and will be in effect throughout the week, announced High Commissioner Dominique Sorain and President Edouard Fritch. Article written by Posted the 08/21/2021 11:39 AM Update the 08/21/2021 12:26 PM Reading time : 1 min. New turn of the screw in French Polynesia against the Covid-19 epidemic. Schools, … Read more

Algeria severely tightens anti-Covid measures to halt resumption of pandemic

To stay up to date on African news, subscribe to the “Monde Afrique” newsletter from this link. Every Saturday at 6 am, find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of “Monde Afrique”. In a vaccination center in the Bab-El-Oued district of Algiers, June 7, 2021. RYAD KRAMDI / AFP … Read more

South Africa tightens restrictions to fight Delta variant of Covid-19

Vaccination in the small town of Meyerton, south of Johannesburg, on June 23, 2021. SIPHIWE SIBEKO / REUTERS South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday June 27 new restrictions in the country, the most affected on the continent, to cope with the sharp rise in Covid-19 contaminations, caused by the very contagious variant Delta. … Read more