Gathered this Thursday at the summit, the G20 decided to inject 5,000 billion dollars into the world economy and to make a “united front” against the coronavirus, a disease which has killed nearly 22,000 people worldwide. In Europe, the health situation is critical and even dramatic in certain countries such as Italy and Spain. In France, the Covid-19 killed 365 people in 24 hours, bringing the total toll to 1,696 dead.
The last French people still stranded abroad will be repatriated within three or four days, according to the French Secretary of State for Transport. Jean-Baptiste Djebbari estimates that around 10,000 to 15,000 people will be repatriated each day. A total of 130,000 French nationals are still stranded abroad pending their repatriation.
France also carried out an unprecedented medical evacuation by TGV of patients with Covid-19 on Thursday, while the epidemic is still galloping with 365 dead in the last 24 hours, bringing the total toll to 1,696 dead in the country.
Friday, but authorities hope to reach the peak of the pandemic by the end of the week and see the numbers come down soon. “data-reactid =” 24 “> Spain has passed the 4,000 mark. With 655 new death in 24 hours, the toll is 4,088, 56,188 cases of contamination have been confirmed, according to the Ministry of Health. The number of deaths has quadrupled since Friday, but authorities hope to reach the peak of the pandemic by the end of the week and see the numbers drop soon.
In some hospitals, like the one in Mostoles near Madrid, the number of patients is so great that healthcare workers have to select the people who will be admitted to intensive care. Priority is given to younger patients with the least history.
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Switzerland has passed the milestone of 10,000 cases of the new coronavirus, said the government, which intends to detect crowds of people in public space using mobile phones. 161 people died from Covid-19 and more than 10,600 tested positive, according to the Federal Office of Public Health.
but it is still too early to say that the pandemic has reached its peak in this country & nbsp;“Said Hans Kluge, head of the Europe branch of the World Health Organization (WHO). But despite a slowdown in the spread of coronavirus for three days, the anxiety remains, the North fearing that official figures underestimate the real balance sheet, and the South is frightened of an “& nbsp;explosion& nbsp; ” of the pandemic. “data-reactid =” 32 “> The increase in the number of cases in Italy, the hardest hit country in the world with more than 7,500 deaths, seems to be slowing,” but it is still too early to say that the pandemic has reached its peak in this country “Said Hans Kluge, head of the Europe branch of the World Health Organization (WHO). But despite a slowdown for three days in the spread of coronavirus, anxiety remains, the North fearing that official figures underestimate the real toll, and the South is frightened of a ” explosion Of the pandemic.
screenings Covid-19 at 500,000 a week, this early detection helping in part to keep the death toll relatively low, Christian Drosten, a virologist at the hospital, told a news conference Charity in Berlin. “Data-reactid =” 34 “> Germany has increased the number of screenings Covid-19 at 500,000 a week, this early detection helping in part to keep the death toll relatively low, said Christian Drosten, a virologist at Charité hospital, during a press conference in Berlin.
Germany, however strongly affected by the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus with currently officially 36,508 cases listed, on the other hand has only 198 deaths from the disease.
Implicated for his management of the coronavirus crisis, the Romanian Minister of Health Victor Costache, resigned Thursday as the epidemic progresses in the country and affects in particular a significant number of health professionals.
According to media reports, the latter himself demanded the departure of his minister when many doctors and nurses have raised a cry of alarm in recent days, criticizing the lack of protective equipment for those working on the front line.
This suspension measure takes effect this Thursday from 21:00 UT, with the exception of planes chartered to repatriate Russian citizens stranded abroad. On Saturday, the city of Moscow closes all non-essential restaurants and shops. The over 65s and those suffering from chronic diseases have been prohibited since Thursday from leaving their homes. Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended these drastic measures, arguing that they could allow the country to overcome the virus in less than three months.
Russia currently has 840 cases of coronavirus contamination and two deaths.
The Armenian Ministry of Health announced Thursday the death of a 72-year-old woman, the first death linked to the coronavirus epidemic in Armenia, where 290 confirmed cases have been recorded to date.
& nbsp; keep increasing& nbsp; ” and to announce 157 additional deaths bringing the official death toll to 2 & nbsp; 234 dead. Iran is among the countries hardest hit by the epidemic of the new coronavirus in the world. “Data-reactid =” 49 “> To try to stem the epidemic, Tehran banned from Thursday travel between cities According to the spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, Kianouche Jahanpour, the spread of the virus and the rate of infection “ keep increasing And announce 157 additional deaths, bringing the official death toll to 2,234. Iran is among the countries hardest hit by the new coronavirus epidemic in the world.
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Baghdad announced on Thursday that it will extend the total curfew for another two weeks.
The country has counted 29 dead and nearly 350 contaminated according to a last assessment which could be much lower than reality, Iraq having so far carried out only about 2000 tests on a population of 40 million inhabitants.
While a new Shiite pilgrimage is scheduled for April 8, the highest Shiite authorities have decided to ban collective prayers and rallies.
To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, Kabul will release up to 10,000 prisoners within 10 days. According to a presidential decree the measure will concern “women, children, the seriously ill and detainees over 55 years of age”.
The United States, faced with a meteoric increase in the number of deaths, particularly in New York, is about to overtake Italy in the number of cases of new coronavirus. According to the Johns Hopkins University count, the United States had 1,046 deaths on Thursday morning and 69,210 cases recorded, the country should, at this rate, exceed Italy very quickly.
According to the Labor Department, 3.3 million people first applied for unemployment benefits during the week of March 15-21, 3 million more than the previous week, never seen before.
The previous record dates back to October 1982, when the office registered 695,000 new requests.
temporarily suspend the entry of foreigners currently in possession of valid visas and residence permits & nbsp;“Said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The measure will take effect on Saturday at 00:00 local time. Diplomats and dignitaries are exempt from this measure. “Data-reactid =” 62 “> Beijing has decided to” temporarily suspend the entry of foreigners currently in possession of valid visas and residence permits “Said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The measure will take effect on Saturday at 00:00 local time. Diplomats and dignitaries are exempt from this measure.
The National Civil Aviation Office has announced a drastic reduction in international flights departing from or arriving due to the Covid-19. The measure, which takes effect this Sunday, March 29, will allow a Chinese company to make a single weekly flight from China to a third country. The same measure will be applied to foreign companies.
A cruise ship aboard which several cases of coronavirus have been declared was ordered on Thursday to leave Australian waters, a few days after an increase in the number of local contaminations ashore following the authorized landing the last week passengers from another ship who were able to roam freely in Sydney.
The “Artania”, on which seven of the approximately 800 passengers tested positive, was to continue its journey to South Africa but remains anchored near the Australian port of Fremantle. Its passengers, mostly Germans, are expected to leave Australia by Saturday to return to their country on a specially chartered plane, officials said.
European leaders are trying this Thursday during a videoconference to find a common answer to pull the economy out of the doldrums caused by the Covid-19 epidemic, but their efforts are hampered by their divisions.
G20 member countries affirmed their determination to form a united front against the coronavirus, speaking of “& nbsp;absolute priority& nbsp; ” for which 4 & nbsp; 550 billion euros will be injected to try to stem the epidemic which raises the specter of a recession. Following a 90-minute videoconference, the heads of state and government of the world’s 20 leading economies affirmed in a joint statement their determination to restore confidence, preserve financial stability and revive economic growth. “data-reactid =” 70 “> The leaders of G20 member countries affirmed their determination to form a united front against the coronavirus, speaking of ” absolute priority For which 4.550 billion euros will be injected in an attempt to stem the epidemic that raises the specter of a recession. Following a 90-minute videoconference, the heads of state and government of the world’s 20 leading economies affirmed in a joint statement their determination to restore confidence, preserve financial stability and revive Economic Growth.