Christmas. This year again, the celebrations risk being disrupted by the Covid-19. Friday, more than 94,000 cases were recorded in France, in particular because of the very contagious variant Omicron. While some will have to isolate themselves this Saturday, many families will still be able to come together to celebrate Christmas. At noon, Pope Francis will also deliver his Christmas message and address his traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing to the faithful around the world. Queen Elizabeth II’s message will be broadcast at 3 p.m.
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Space. The Ariane 5 rocket is due to propel the James Webb telescope into space this Saturday. She was waiting on her firing point on Friday for the start of the final count, which only a capricious weather could still interrupt. The largest and most powerful space telescope ever built, the James Webb space telescope, will then be the most advanced cosmos-observing instrument to be put in space.
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Covid-19. Faced with the rapid increase in the number of cases of Covid-19, in particular linked to the Omicron variant, many countries are implementing new measures. This is the case in Peru, where the ban on alcohol on the beaches during the Christmas and New Year celebrations will come into force this Saturday. Wearing a mask outside will also become compulsory in Italy.
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