The situation in the greater Paris area is also being observed with concern, because the number of patients treated in hospital for Covid-19 has increased in recent days. Martin Hirsch, the head of the capital’s state hospitals, said that around 750 intensive care beds are now occupied with Covid-19 sufferers, compared with around 700 a week ago. You are on a plateau of the patients.
Hopeful mood in London
A different mood in London – here people are hoping to go out in the evening again, because Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised the light at the end of the tunnel with his exit plan from lockdown.
The hopes were made possible by massive vaccinations.
Boris Johnson stated, “We no longer have to rely on lockdowns and restrict our behavior and put our lives on hold, with every day that goes by the vaccination program creates a protective shield around the entire population. We are now on a one-way street into that Freedom on the move. ”
The lockdown should be completely over in June.
The UK health authorities report that the risk of getting seriously ill with Covid-19 for those over 80 years old has been reduced by at least three quarters after vaccination with Biontech-Pfizer or AstraZenea.
Problem child Slovakia
Slovakia – a country with 5.5 million inhabitants – currently has around 100 deaths a day. one of the highest death rates from Covid-19 worldwide.
The Slovak foreign minister called on the other EU states to help his country with vaccines.
The vaccine aid comes too late for those who are already ill, but bilateral help from our partners would be an encouragement for the people and would be very welcome.”