While the Covid-19 pandemic has been raging for more than a year, the United States has "strong concerns" about the first results of the World Health Organization's investigation into the origins of its origins in China.

The WHO claims to have "requested more data."

Follow the evolution of the situation live.


While two-thirds of the country are on winter vacation, the Covid-19 continues to circulate in the territory.

More than 21,000 cases were recorded by Public Health France on Saturday, in the average of the last days.

In an interview with the 


Emmanuel Macron pleads for accelerating immunization "everywhere in the world."

Because all around the globe, the pandemic is raging: more than 2.38 million people have died from the virus for more than a year. 

The main information to remember:

  • Emmanuel Macron, in an interview with the 


    pleads for stronger international cooperation

  • The situation is worrying in Moselle, but the prefecture excludes "new measures at this stage"

  • The results of the WHO investigation in China on the origin of the Covid "worry" the United States

  • More than 2.38 million people have died around the globe since the start of the pandemic

Emmanuel Macron wants international cooperation against the virus

For the President of the Republic, the "world war" against Covid-19 will only be won at the cost of the greatest international cooperation.

"We are now engaged in a fight against variants, which is a real race against time," Emmanuel Macron confides to our colleagues at the 

Journal du dimanche


"Without rapid, effective and united international collective action, we run the risk of the virus escaping us", continues the Head of State. 


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Words that are in line with those of several scientists.

In an open letter published in 

The Lancet

, experts believe that the accumulation of vaccine doses in the richest countries may prolong the health crisis.

The Moselle continues to worry, but no new measures

In Moselle, a department in eastern France hard hit by the epidemic, especially with an increase in the South African variant, schools remain open and there is no local confinement.

The current measures appear "to date sufficient", according to the authorities.

A status quo that angered many local elected officials.

To talk about it, François Braun, head of the emergency department at the Metz CHR and president of the Samu Urgences de France union, 

is our live guest at 7.40 am. 


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The situation worries in other French territories.

New measures have been taken in the Nord department, bordering Belgium, where "the presence of the English variant has accelerated" around Dunkirk, announced the prefecture.

On Saturday, 21,231 positive cases of Covid-19 were recorded in 24 hours across the country by Public Health France. 


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The United States worried about the WHO investigation in China ...

The United States has "strong concerns" about the first results of the World Health Organization (WHO) investigation into the origins of the coronavirus in China.

In early February, the WHO mission ruled out the thesis of a laboratory leak.

"To better understand this pandemic and prepare for the next one, China must make its data on the first days of the epidemic accessible," demanded the White House. 

... and the WHO wants "more data" 

The head of the WHO delegation who visited China to investigate the origins of the pandemic also expressed frustration on Saturday over the lack of access to raw data during this mission, saying it was necessary more to detect possible early cases of Covid-19.

"We want more data. We have asked for more data," said in an interview with AFP Peter Ben Embarek.


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In Austria, demonstrations against the restrictions

Some 2,000 people, according to police, again defied a demonstration ban on Saturday in Vienna to protest against arrangements to contain the coronavirus.

Austria was confined for a third time after Christmas.

Faced with the anger of part of the population, the museums were reopened on Monday, like the shops.

The schools welcome students again, two days a week.

Czechs rush to cross into Germany

Czechs rushed to the border with Germany on Saturday to cross it before its closure on Sunday decided by Berlin to counter the spread of the very contagious variants of the coronavirus.


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A resumption of the epidemic in several countries? 

In Iran,

President Hassan Rouhani has warned of a "fourth wave" in Iran, after an increase in the number of cases in some regions.

After several weeks of low levels of contamination, some towns in the province of Khuzestan in the southwest are now "red" areas.

On the other side of the globe, in 

New Zealand

, an outbreak of coronavirus was detected this weekend, and the source of the contamination has not yet been identified.

New Zealand recorded several cases of Covid-19 three weeks ago, ending a period of over two months without any contamination.

More than 2.38 million dead

The pandemic has killed more than 2.38 million people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP on Saturday from official sources.

After the United States (484,149 dead), the most bereaved countries are Brazil (238,532), Mexico (172,557), India (155,550) and the United Kingdom (116,287).

The number of victims is globally underestimated.

It is based on the daily reports of the national health authorities but excludes the revisions carried out a posteriori by statistical organizations.