[En continu] The Federal Council will vote on the quarantine issue on Wednesday

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From researchers swiss pointed the finger at the big one contagion of variant Omicron in a recent study.

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After its Victoire against the Australian government, Novak Djokovic still hope to participate in theOpen d’Australie.

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■ Djokovic seen during training at the Australian Open venue

Novak Djokovic was training on Tuesday at the site of the Australian Open, the day after his release after a resounding legal victory against the cancellation of his visa, AFP journalists noted.

The Serbian player, who has won the Grand Slam tournament nine times, was seen warming up in a gym before entering the players’ area and heading to center court, six days before the start of the competition.

■ A decision on quarantines will be taken on Wednesday, says Ueli Maurer

The Federal Council will decide on possible additional measures against the fifth wave of the coronavirus on Wednesday, Minister Ueli Maurer said on Monday evening. One of the main points of the meeting will be a possible reduction in the duration of the quarantine.

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But closures are not indicated for the moment, because the situation in the hospitals remains under control, specified the Minister of Finance in the program EcoTalk of the German public television SRF. He said he was clearly opposed to such measures. Switzerland clearly needs more intensive care beds, added Ueli Maurer. A solution must be found for future pandemics, he continued.

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■ The Chinese city of Anyang in turn in quarantine

Anyang, which has 5 million inhabitants, has been placed in quarantine after the appearance of cases of Covid-19, in particular of the Omicron strain. Residents of the city of Henan Province are the third in the country to stay at home, after a similar measure taken last month in metropolitan Xi’an.

Less than a month away from the Beijing Winter Olympics (February 4 to 20), the city on Monday evening ordered its residents to stay at home and banned the circulation of private vehicles, the China news agency reported. Non-essential businesses have been closed and a general screening campaign has been launched to “prevent the spread of the Omicron strain,” according to the official news agency.

China follows a zero Covid policy which is based on radical measures as soon as a few cases are detected.

■ President of Mexico tested positive for the second time

“I am infected with Covid-19 and even if the symptoms are mild, I will remain in isolation. I will only do office work and I will communicate virtually ”for the moment, tweeted the Mexican head of state, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who rarely wears a sanitary mask. The president had spoken huskily at his daily press conference on Monday morning and said he planned to get tested, even though he thought he had the flu.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, 68, had already contracted the coronavirus in January 2021. He had also suffered from mild symptoms there. He received the AstraZeneca vaccine last year as well as a booster dose on January 7.

Mexico passed the 300,000 death mark on January 8 since the start of the pandemic. The Omicron variant has become predominant there. The left-wing government has recognized the rebound in the pandemic, but refuses to suspend activities as hospitalizations and deaths have been brought under control.

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