Coronavirus : the pandemic, accelerating, the United Kingdom reconfine - The Point

The pandemic of Covid-19, who has just crossed two thresholds that are symbolic, more than half a million deaths and ten million cases, "is far from over," an

Coronavirus : the pandemic, accelerating, the United Kingdom reconfine - The Point

The pandemic of Covid-19, who has just crossed two thresholds that are symbolic, more than half a million deaths and ten million cases, "is far from over," and "is accelerating" even, warned Monday the world health Organization (WHO), calling on the world to mobilize now without waiting for a vaccine. "We all want that it all ends. We all want to resume our lives. But the harsh reality is that it is far from finished," warned the director-general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a virtual press conference. The pandemic, "accelerates" currently, he reiterated then that the virus continues to wreak havoc in the United States and seems to be picking up in China, even adding that in the face of a "divided world" and to "a lack of national unity and global solidarity (...) the worst is yet to come".

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WHO is going to send "next week" a team in China in order to determine the origin of the new coronavirus. "We hope that this will help us understand how the virus started and what we can do in the future to prepare us," said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. He called on governments and citizens to put in place of the "simple solutions" in order to "save lives now": "test, trace, isolate, and quarantine the case".

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Reconfinement in Leicester

The british government announced on Monday that he was going to harden the containment in Leicester because of an outbreak of novel coronavirus in this city in the centre of England, the first to be subject to local restrictions.

The shops "non-essential", which had re-opened mid-June in England, will again have to close from Tuesday, and the schools as early as Thursday, said the Health minister, Matt Hancock, at the house of Commons. He said that these measures would be reassessed in two weeks.

More than ten million cases in the world

According to a count carried out by the Agency France-Press from official sources, but that the experts believe is largely under-estimated, 501 847 deaths and 10 161 240 cases were officially identified Monday, at 11 o'clock. The number of deaths in the world has doubled in a little less than two months (250.000 5 may) and 50,000 additional deaths have been recorded in the past 10 days. Europe is the continent which has the largest number of deaths (196 273 2 652 674 cases), followed by the zone Usa/Canada (134 371, 2 652 279), Latin America and the Caribbean (112 162, 2 486 089), Asia (33 594, 1 243 058), the Middle East (15 668, 733 753), Africa (9 646, 384 144), and Oceania (133, 9 244).

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The United States is the country most affected, both in number of deaths (125 803) that case (2 549 069). Although the number of daily deaths has slightly decreased in June compared to the previous month, the contagion is progressing in 30 of the 50 States, particularly in the largest and most populous of the south and west of the country: California, Texas and Florida. Some have had to take a break in the process of déconfinement. Thus, the governor of California has ordered Sunday the closing bars of Los Angeles and six other counties of this State in the american south-west, which has seen a rebound of the pandemic. This measure relates to potentially a total of 13.5 million inhabitants. More and more votes, especially among Republicans, amounted to Donald Trump, who never appeared masked in public himself, is wearing one to give the example.

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Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 16:33

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