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Hard blow for Valneva, classes closed, US Open: midday update – Brittany

Covid-19: Valneva announces that the British government has “canceled” orders for its vaccine candidate

Based near Nantes, Valneva announced that it had “received a notice of termination” from the British government regarding “the supply agreement” of its candidate vaccine against covid-19. “The contract includes a clause allowing the British government to terminate it. He further claims that Valneva failed to meet its obligations, which Valneva vigorously contests, ”indicated, without further details, the Franco-Austrian laboratory to which the United Kingdom had ordered 100 million doses for 2021-2022. [Plus d’infos ici]

3,000 classes closed in France due to covid

(Illustration Lionel Le Saux)

Ten days after the start of the school year, “a little more than 3,000 classes were closed due to covid-19”, Jean-Michel Blanquer told the “Parisian”. This is, for example, the case in Pontivy and Pont-Scorff (56). There were only 545 last week. “We expect that it will increase in the next few days, then stabilize, before going down, if it follows the curve that we had each return from vacation,” predicted the Minister of National Education. [Suivez notre direct]

In Carentoir, a teenage girl killed in a car accident

Shortly before 8 a.m., a mother and four children were victims of a serious road accident in Carentoir (56). A 13-year-old girl was killed and a 9-year-old boy, polytrauma, was evacuated by the Civil Security helicopter Dragon 56 to Pontchaillou hospital, in Rennes. Another passenger, a young girl in relative urgency, was also directed to Pontchaillou. As for the driver, a 39-year-old mother, she was transported in a state of relative emergency to the Sud hospital in Rennes. In the car, there was also a 9-year-old girl, who was also taken care of by the emergency services. [Plus d’infos ici]

Zemmour will no longer be broadcast on CNews after the CSA decision

Eric Zemmour, whose speaking time in the audiovisual media is now counted by decision of the Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA), will no longer be able to “continue the show” for which he was a columnist on CNews. “Although Eric Zemmour has not declared himself a candidate for the presidential election which will take place in seven months, the CSA is forcing CNews to make this decision,” said the channel to regret. [Plus d’infos ici]

The “France” section

Afghanistan: commercial flight lands in Kabul, first sign of normalization

A plane from the Pakistani company PIA landed on Monday at Kabul airport, the first international commercial flight since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan on August 15. This is one of the first signs of economic normalization for the country and its main international airport, which had been besieged at the end of August by thousands of Afghans wanting to leave the country after the return to power of the Islamist movement. [Plus d’infos ici]

The “World” section

US Open: Medvedev breaks Djokovic’s dream and writes – finally! – his own story

Hard blow for Valneva, classes closed, US Open: midday update – Brittany

Author of a perfect match, Daniil Medvedev won the US Open, beating, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, Novak Djokovic who did not bear the weight of history, thus failing to achieve the feat of a Grand Slam over one year, this Sunday, in New York. “I’m sorry for you fans and for you Novak, we knew what you could accomplish. When we see what you have achieved during your career… I can say it now, but for me, you are the greatest player in history ”, paid tribute to the Russian, who finally won his first major tournament. [Plus d’infos ici]

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