NewsWorldCovid-19: in Guadeloupe, new call to postpone the start...

Covid-19: in Guadeloupe, new call to postpone the start of the school year – archyde

-

The rector and the prefect of Guadeloupe, who is currently experiencing a sharp upsurge in the Covid-19 epidemic, joined the elected officials of the island to ask, Monday, August 23, the government to postpone the start of the school year, which must be hold in early September. “Together, with elected officials”, the prefect, Alexandre Rochatte, and the rector of the academy, Christine Gangloff-Ziegler, “Agree to relay to the government the postponement of the start of the school year given the current health context”, they said in a joint statement. On Monday, the island had 1,610 additional people tested positive for Covid-19 since Friday and the incidence rate there reached 1,536.3 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also “You have 50 patients, there are two places”: in Martinique and Guadeloupe, doctors cornered to sort out

“In view of the seriousness of the current health situation, the prefect and the rector have also expressed their concern and their commitment to work so that all health and educational guarantees are met for the return of the students to school”, add text.

The presidents of the regional council, Ary Chalus, of the departmental council, Guy Losbar, and of the Association of mayors, Jocelyn Sapotille, had asked on Saturday “That the current health context did not allow the start of the new school year on the dates initially envisaged by the State services”, the first week of September.

A postponement of the start of the school year is ” a possibility “, said government spokesman Gabriel Attal, asked about BFM-TV, Tuesday morning. “There is no decision taken for the moment”, he clarified.

More than 500 vaccinations per day

Vaccination on the island has accelerated for several days, according to the departmental fire and rescue service (SDIS). ” Rhythm (…) has been increasing for a month, but for several days we have exceeded 500 vaccinations per day on this site ”, said Tony Jerpan, chief doctor of the SDIS of Guadeloupe, referent of the vaccinodrome of the airport of the island, its main vaccination center. “We even went up to 700 people”, he added. On Monday, Guadeloupe exceeded 100,000 first-time vaccines, in addition to the 20% of Guadeloupeans whose vaccination schedule is complete.

Ephemeral vaccination centers were set up on Monday by the department with the services of the regional health agency (ARS) and health professionals, in communal social action centers, or sports complexes. On August 10, the vaccination coverage rate (at least one injection) did not reach half of those over 18 with 31.34%, according to a press release from the ARS and the prefecture.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also The West Indies submerged by an unprecedented fourth wave of Covid-19

The world

1 COMMENT

Comments are closed.

Latest news

Wimbledon, Berrettini out: it is positive for covid

(Adnkronos) - The blue forced to retire

Mary Mara, actress of ‘ER’ and ‘Law & Order’ drowned

American actress Mary Mara, known for roles in "ER - Frontline Doctors", "Criminal Minds", "Ray Donovan" and "Law &...

What is NATO, who are its members and when does it act?

What is the NATO collective defense principle? 2:03 (CNN) -- NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to give it...

Wimbledon: Italian Matteo Berrettini, title contender, positive for Covid and forfeit – Eurosport FR

After Marin Cilic, a new Wimbledon 2022 headliner withdraws due to Covid-19. This Tuesday morning, Matteo Berrettini announced...

Publishing, Fieg renews trust in Riffeser

The General Assembly of the Italian Federation of newspaper publishers met today in Rome. The Fieg Assembly decided...

French champion Florian Sénéchal (Quick-Step) replaces Tim Declercq on the Tour de France

The French champion's jersey will be well on the roads of the Tour. Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl announced...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you