Tour de France, covid-19, George Floyd: mid-day update – international news

Tour de France: follow the first Breton stage live!

Who will succeed Tadej Pogacar? The peloton set off at midday from Brest for the 108th edition of the Tour de France, rich in sporting uncertainties but more peaceful than in 2020 in terms of health. With an incidence rate measured on Friday at 15.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, covid-19 seems to be circulating little in Brittany at present. The mask is also not compulsory on the edge of the course, but it is still recommended and a health pass is required for spectators wishing to access the start and finish areas of the first four stages. Le Télégramme invites you to experience the event in pictures as if you were there. And to follow the step live, it’s here.

Covid-19: Sydney is reconfiguring itself in the face of the Delta variant

The Australian authorities imposed this Saturday the total reconfinement of the city of Sydney, facing an outbreak of new cases of coronavirus caused by the Delta variant, more contagious, which worries all over the world even if several countries in Europe continue to reduce their restrictive measures. After decreeing Friday the confinement of four districts of central Sydney, the authorities decided on Saturday to extend, for two weeks, the measure to the whole of the metropolis, the largest in Australia with more than five million people. inhabitants. If the pandemic experiences a relative improvement – with a number of new cases reported worldwide at the lowest level since February, according to the WHO -, the Delta variant could cause a rebound as early as this summer if nothing is done about it. counter early, warn specialists and health authorities. [La crise sanitaire en direct]

Sydney is reconfiguring herself. (Saaed Khan / AFP)


Police officer who killed George Floyd sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison

White policeman Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of African-American George Floyd, a heavy sentence that reflects the global impact of the drama. Lawyer for the Floyd family, Ben Crump, immediately hailed a “historic” decision that he said allows those close to the black forty-something and the United States “to take one more step towards reconciliation” after thirteen tumultuous months. Democratic President Joe Biden, elected with the support of the African-American community, hailed a sentence that “seems fair” to him. It is also extremely rare. Before Derek Chauvin, only a dozen American police officers received prison sentences for murders committed in the line of duty. [Plus d’infos]

In Perros-Guirec, a young man has a fatal fall near the Ploumanac’h lighthouse

Perros-Guirec firefighters (22) and the Smur helicopter were called at 6:50 a.m. this Saturday after a 27-year-old man fell fatally in the rocks of Ploumanac’h. The young man was with a group of friends at the Mean Ruz lighthouse, emblematic of the sector. He accidentally fell from the cliff, indicates the Lannion gendarmerie company on which the Perros gendarmes depend. An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances of the tragedy.

PHOTO Lionel Le Saux / LE TELEGRAMME. PLOUMANACH (22): On 01/29/2020, site of the Ploumanac'h lighthouse on the pink granite coast.
The Ploumanac’h lighthouse. (Illustration Lionel Le Saux)

Miscellaneous facts

Strasbourg again awakened by an “induced” earthquake of magnitude 3.9

An earthquake of magnitude 3.9 according to the national seismic monitoring network (Renass), based in Strasbourg, woke up the Alsatian agglomeration this Saturday at 5 a.m., several months after the end of a geothermal project that had itself even caused several earthquakes. The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded at a depth of five kilometers, in the town of La Wantzenau, north of the Strasbourg metropolitan area. The magnitude was initially announced at 4.0, before being corrected by the Renass. This is the strongest earthquake felt in recent months in the region. A magnitude 2.3 aftershock was recorded five minutes later at the same location. The two events were classified as “induced”, that is to say caused by human activity. [Plus d’infos]

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