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Australia Places of worship, chloroquine, deconfinement in Europe: update on the coronavirus

20:51  23 may  2020
20:51  23 may  2020 Source:   liberation.fr

Deconfinement: Meetings with more than ten people in private places are not prohibited

 Deconfinement: Meetings with more than ten people in private places are not prohibited "Meetings organized on the public highway or in private places will be limited to ten people", however, Edouard Philippe told the Assembly © RAPHAEL LUCAS / SIPA Parisians applaud the carers during confinement in April 2020.

Des plaquettes de Nivaquine et Plaqueril, qui contiennent de l'hydroxychloroquine, à Marseille le 26 février. © GERARD JULIEN Platelets of Nivaquine and Plaqueril, which contain hydroxychloroquine, in Marseille on February 26. The latest developments in the Covid-19 disease pandemic, which has killed more than 338,000 people worldwide. In France

Deconfinement. The French government remains opposed to the reopening to the public of the Parisian parks and gardens claimed by the mayor of the capital.

Places of worship. Religious ceremonies can resume in France this Saturday following an official decree. Hand disinfection, mandatory mask, distancing and filtering at the entrance are provided.

Publishers and booksellers worried. A collective of more than 600 publishers, authors and booksellers has published a forum addressed to the Head of State so that he acts to "save" the book industry, while the government must present a "support plan" in end of next week.

Jean Rottner: "The question is whether we can test the new clusters"

 Jean Rottner: © AFP Guest of Europe 1 this Monday, the president of the Grand Est region Jean Rottner, is not worried about the appearance of new clusters on the territory, as long as France has the resources necessary to test all the people involved in these homes. clusters in slaughterhouses, 70 schools closed on Monday for suspicion of coronavirus , including seven in Roubaix . Since the start of deconfinement a week ago, no less than 25 foci of contamination have appeared in France.

And in the rest of the world

Balance sheet. The new coronavirus has affected 5.2 million people and has killed at least 338,128 people worldwide since its appearance in December in China, according to a report drawn up by the AFP from official sources on Saturday.

The United States is the most affected country, both in number of deaths and cases, with 96,007 deaths for more than 1.6 million cases. The number of deaths is followed by the United Kingdom (36,393 dead), Italy (32,616), Spain (28,628 dead), and France (28,289 dead).

In Latin America, the new epicenter of the pandemic, the situation is particularly alarming in Brazil (21,048 deaths), but also in Peru (3,244).

China. China has not identified any new cases of contamination with the new coronavirus between Friday and Saturday, for the first time since Beijing began to publish data on the epidemic in January. A total of 82,971 cases were recorded in this country where the pandemic started in December, including 4,634 deaths.

End of the ban on assembly in places of worship: the cautious chief rabbi

 End of the ban on assembly in places of worship: the cautious chief rabbi © KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP The State Council on Monday ordered the lifting of the ban on assembly in places of worship. After two months without the possibility of praying together, believers should be able to resume their habits, with a few more health rules, as pointed out Tuesday on Europe 1 Haïm Korsia, the Chief Rabbi of France. The State Council on Monday ordered the government to lift the ban on assembly in places of worship within eight days.

New study. Neither chloroquine nor its derivative hydroxychloroquine is effective against Covid-19 in hospital patients, and these molecules even increase the risk of death and arrhythmia, concludes a large study published in The Lancet. She recommends that they not be prescribed outside of clinical trials.

The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran , asked the High Council for Public Health (HCSP) on Saturday to propose "within 48 hours a revision of the derogating prescription rules" for various treatments such as hydroxychloroquine.

EU. The Netherlands, Austria, Denmark and Sweden presented their own stimulus package on Saturday to help the European Union overcome the crisis caused by the pandemic. Nicknamed the four "frugal", these countries want emergency aid for the seriously affected countries, but reject the prospect of any "significant increase" in the EU budget and of a general pooling of its debt, as envisions the Macron-Merkel plan.

"This is excellent news": in Lyon, believers relieved to return to mass

 © JEFF PACHOUD / AFP At the request of the Council of State, the government is required to authorize rallies in places of cult, even if they bring together more than ten people. At the microphone of Europe 1, believers from Lyon say they are satisfied with this decision, as the Christian feast of the Ascension approaches. The State Council on Monday ordered the government to lift the ban on assembly in places of worship .

Deconfinement. Madrid and Barcelona, ​​so far excluded from deconfinement in Spain, will be able to reopen terraces of bars, hotels and museums from Monday.

In Iceland, discos, bars and gyms can also reopen on Monday.

Florence Cathedral in central Italy has reopened to the public and already has thousands of reservations.

Cyprus, which is highly dependent on tourism, will reopen its airports to commercial flights from around 20 countries from June 9.

United States. President Donald Trump called on the governors of the American states to authorize the reopening of places of worship "immediately", and threatened to do so himself if they did not comply.

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