The announcement was made by the count made by the NBC News channel on Sunday, February 21, 2021: the United States exceeded the barrier of 500,000 deaths linked to Covid-19, confirming that the country is the most bereaved in the world. The number of cases, for its part, has exceeded 28.7 million since the start of the pandemic.
Globally, it is the threshold of 111 million cases that has been crossed (according to Johns Hopkins University) and there are 2.456 million deaths. The situation is worrying because, with the good weather coming, the risk is that citizens will respect barrier gestures less and less in order to find themselves after a harsh winter on the psychological and health level.
While contaminations in France are not decreasing, there are still more than 20,000 daily cases in France (3.6 million cases since the start of the pandemic), there could be new restrictions for French border residents.
Germany, in particular, is considering qualifying the Moselle department as a risk zone, and in fact closing the borders (except for workers). A hardening of the traffic conditions whereas until now the French and the Germans could get to the other side of the border subject to staying at a maximum distance of 30 kilometers around their home.
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