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A case of the Omicron variant identified in Reunion, a first in France

With the spread of the new variant of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Health has been monitoring since Sunday “with particular attention the overseas territories of Reunion Island and Mayotte which are in direct or indirect connection with the countries” of Southern Africa with which air links have been suspended since Friday. The news was therefore expected: the Omicron variant is officially in France. A positive case has been identified on Reunion Island, a researcher from the Joint Unit for Infectious Process Research in Tropical Island Environments (PIMIT) announced on Tuesday. The patient is "a 53-year-old man" who traveled to Mozambique and "made a stopover in South Africa" ​​before coming to Reunion, said microbiologist Patrick Mavingui on Reunion la 1ere.

Additional reinforcements sent to Guadeloupe, dialogue stopped

To calm the crisis in Guadeloupe, the Minister of Overseas Territories had planned to reconcile firmness and dialogue. But in the end, Sébastien Lecornu's iron fist quickly removed his velvet glove. The minister only met briefly on Monday with the inter-union and announced the dispatch on site of 70 mobile gendarmes and 10 additional members of the GIGN. According to him, no discussion is possible as long as the unions "do not want to condemn assassination attempts against police and gendarmes". The meeting therefore came down to a simple handing over of “claim documents”. After this 24-hour visit, Sébastien Lecornu arrived in Martinique on Monday evening, an island that is also in the throes of a social crisis. He will be back in Paris on Wednesday.

Artist and resistance fighter Joséphine Baker makes her debut at the Pantheon

Quite a symbol.

For the first time, the Pantheon will welcome a black woman this Tuesday.

Forty-six years after her death in 1975, Joséphine Baker joined the great French figures in the famous Parisian monument thanks to her incredible life as a music hall artist, resistance fighter and anti-racist activist.

“I'm back in Paris”: one of the diva's most famous songs will sound at 5.30pm to launch the ceremony.

Born in 1906 in a segregationist America, Joséphine Baker will be only the sixth woman, out of 80 illustrious characters, to enter the secular temple of the Republic after Simone Veil in 2018.


Nearly 20,000 anti-health pass protesters in France


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