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mmanuel Macron is set to address the nation on Wednesday evening as pressure mounts on the French president to announce a new lockdown.

The moves comes after the number of coronavirus patients in intensive care in France surpassed 5,000 on Tuesday.

The figure is the highest number this year and more than when France went into its second lockdown in November.

But concerns have been raised that current measures are not sufficient enough to restrict the spread the further spread of Covid-19.

Mr Macron met with ministers as part of his weekly Covid defence council on Wednesday morning and he is due to address the nation at around 8pm local time (7pm BST).

Health Minister Olivier Veran told parliament: “We will not let doctors be in a situation where they have to choose among patients”.

He said the next 24-48 hours would be key in assessing the impact of the measures that were introduced 10 days ago and that the government was ready to take additional measures if necessary.

A government source told Reuters three scenarios were being considered to stem rising infections.

They include a massive operation to transfer intensive care patients from overloaded hospitals to lesser-hit regions, school closures and a strict lockdown in the hardest-hit regions of the country.

Gilbert Deray, a senior clinician at the Pitie-Salpeterie hospital in Paris told Europe 1 radio: “What we needed earlier was a strict lockdown and huge vaccination drive, but it’s still not too late.”

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At least 11 persons killed in university shooting in Russia

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The capturing took area at Secondary University number 175 in the Russian city of Kazan.

An eyewitness informed TASS news agency the attackers had carried out an explosion and then went on a “shooting spree”.

A further 32 men and women obtaining been wounded, a resource told TASS.

Reports say two persons opened hearth and a 19-year-old guy was detained.

Neighborhood media have determined him as Ilnaz Galieyev, a former pupil at the college.

Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov instructed reporters outside the college: “The terrorist has been arrested. He’s 19. He’s a registered firearm operator.

The second attacker was killed on the fourth ground of the creating.

Authorities claimed safety experienced been restored at the college right after closely armed law enforcement and unexpected emergency cars responded to the capturing.

Distressing video clip footage shared on social media confirmed some learners leaping out of the home windows to escape the shooting.

Dilyara Samigullina who was passing by the university creating at the time of the incident, informed the company: “A number of young ones jumped out of the 3rd-floor windows at some level, presumably in an energy to escape another person who was chasing them.”

Other movies confirmed broken home windows with debris outside the house and emergency services cars parked outside the college, with people today jogging toward the developing.

Police have opened an investigation. No motive has however been recognized.

Kazan is the funds of Russia’s Tatarstan area, roughly 700 kilometres (430 miles) east of Moscow.

Faculty shootings are reasonably scarce in Russia, but authorities have been on guard considering the fact that a 2018 incident at a polytechnic university in Kerch, Crimea.

That capturing still left 20 folks lifeless, the biggest range misplaced to college violence given that the 2004 Beslan terror attack, the place 333 died.

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