Covid-19 : the pandemic, accelerating , according to who - The-Point

If the reflux epidemic is blatant in France and in other countries, it is far from being the case everywhere in the world. The world health Organization warned

Covid-19 : the pandemic,  accelerating , according to who - The-Point

If the reflux epidemic is blatant in France and in other countries, it is far from being the case everywhere in the world. The world health Organization warned Monday June 22 that the pandemic at the global level does not recede : it " continues to accelerate ". "It took more than three months for the first million cases reported. The last million cases has been reported in only eight days, " recalled the director-general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, while more than 9 million people have been officially found to be contaminated, of which 4.2 million are considered cured. At least 468 of 823 people in the world died of an infection at Covid-19.

" We know that it is much more than a health crisis, it is a crisis of economic, social and, in many countries, policy. Its effects will be felt over decades ", he added. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has also called on pharmaceutical companies to increase production of dexamethasone, and to "distribute quickly throughout the world," this steroid proved to be effective to treat patients with the most severely affected by the Covid-19.

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South America, the epicentre of the disease

Latin America has come in the winter, it seems that low temperatures are conducive to the spread of the virus. This is where lies the epicentre of the disease. Brazil, the second country in the world the most bereaved, behind the United States, has exceeded the threshold of 50 000 dead and two million confirmed cases, the mega-cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro being the most severely affected. Elsewhere in Latin America, the balance sheet has exceeded these last days the 20, 000 deaths in Mexico, 1, 000 deaths in Argentina and the 8, 000 deaths in Peru.

In other countries, such as Azerbaijan, the multiplication of new cases, following a déconfinement too early, has led to the establishment of strict measures of reconfinement. Until the 1st of August, shopping centres, cafes, restaurants and beauty salons of the capital Baku and other major cities will again be closed. The inhabitants will not be allowed to go out as a "once-a-day, for two hours maximum, after you have received via sms to a permission" of the authorities, said Prime minister Ali Asadov.

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easing measures in Europe

In Portugal, the authorities have strengthened the measures of containment recently loosened in the region of Lisbon, in order to control new outbreaks of the contagion. In Australia, the appearance of the six foci of contamination in Melbourne, officials have urged their countrymen to avoid travelling in the great city of the South. On the other hand, several countries in Europe, submerged in the spring by the disease, continue to reduce the precautionary measures in favor of a respite from the epidemic.

Thus, Spain was released Sunday from the state health emergency and reopened its border with France, to the delight of the tourists who were able to return to the beaches of the Mediterranean. In France, the movie theatres, and casinos are allowed to re-open since Monday. Some rooms, such as the cinema Les 5 Caumartin in Paris, have programmed sessions as early as 0: 01. The spectators have been entitled to a VIP welcome and free popcorn.

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The reopening of schools

" When you knew that here there was a session of midnight to celebrate the day of resumption, we booked immediately. It's a great idea to mark the event. This is not our usual schedule but we will make a nice souvenir after these difficult weeks ", is excited about Loriane, who came with a friend to attend a premiere of the French comedy Fragrances, Grégory Montel. Always in France, the school becomes mandatory on Monday for all students, with the exception of high school students, two weeks of great summer vacation. "They are clearly better at school with their friends, even for two weeks. It gives a bit of rigor. Otherwise it would be a six-month vacation and to retrieve it, behind it is complicated, " said Ghyslain Tinarage, the father of two children of ten and eleven years in the south of France.

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The virus is prompted unexpectedly in a tournament organized in the Balkans for the champion Novak Djokovic without sanitary measures : two of the players of this " Adria Tour ", the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and the Croatian Borna Coric, announced Sunday evening have been tested positive. The physical trainer of Djokovic Marko Paniki and the coach of Dimitrov Kristijan Groh have also tested positive, according to the local press, which stated that the number 1 in the world has quickly moved out of Zadar, where took place games, for Belgrade, where it has been tested on a Monday morning.

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Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 13:33

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