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Australia Virus: the epidemic is blazing in the United States, excluded from the countries to which the EU is reopening its borders

04:50  01 july  2020
04:50  01 july  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

EU: Will US citizens remain locked out?

 EU: Will US citizens remain locked out? According to a media report, the EU is considering refusing entry to US citizens even after the gradual reopening of its external borders. The background is that the United States cannot control the corona epidemic. © Imago Images / ZUMA Wire / M. J. Lugo Provided by Deutsche Welle The "New York Times" reports, referring to a draft of corresponding country lists of the European Union.

Both also exclude the United States and other countries that were deemed too risky because of the spread of the virus . And in the United States , comments made by President Trump at a rally in Tulsa over the weekend highlighted how easy it is to manipulate a country ’s case numbers, as he

The EU has named 14 countries whose citizens are deemed "safe" to be let in from 1 July, despite the pandemic - but the US, Brazil and China are excluded . Earlier this month the European Commission also stressed that reopening borders with non- EU states in the Western Balkans was a priority from

  Virus: l'épidémie flambe aux Etats-Unis, exclus des pays auxquels l'UE rouvre ses frontières © Provided by Le Point

American health officials acknowledged on Tuesday that they could not "completely" control the pandemic and fear an explosion in the number cases in United States , excluded from a list of 15 countries to which the European Union has decided to reopen its borders.

Given the gravity of the situation, the Democratic candidate for the White House, Joe Biden, 77, gave up organizing meetings for the presidential election in November, unlike his republican rival Donald Trump .

"This is the strangest campaign in modern history, I think," said former vice president Barack Obama in his state of Delaware.

Reopening of borders: Europe cannot agree

 Reopening of borders: Europe cannot agree © Pixabay Reopening of borders: Europe cannot agree The Croatian EU Presidency had given Member states have until Saturday evening to vote on a vote, but some have asked for more time. Decision postponed. Europeans still fail to agree on a list of countries that their level of Covid-19 contamination would make it "safe", allowing residents to come to Europe in July, sources said on Saturday June 27. diplomatic in Brussels.

EU member states have also agreed to protocols to ensure tracing apps work across borders so that citizens The fact that virus infections began rising in the country this week, just days after lockdown restrictions were United Kingdom. Visitors to the UK are required to go into quarantine for 14 days.

The state has been battling a new outbreak that has seen double-digit case increases for several days. The virus has therefore already passed from animals to humans but there is no evidence yet that it can be passed Agreed shortlist of permitted countries also excludes Russia, Brazil and India.

"I will follow the doctor's instructions, not just for myself but for the country. And that means that I will not organize meetings," he added.

Earlier, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a prominent member of the Presidential Coronavirus Crisis Cell, admitted that health officials "did not have total control" over the pandemic.

"I would not be surprised if we reach 100,000 (new cases, note) per day if we do not reverse the trend," he added. Currently, 40,000 new cases are detected daily.

He testified, with three other doctors from major American health organizations, before the senators. All have called on Americans, especially young people, to wear a mask and respect physical distancing.

- Extended quarantine

Witness to the worsening of the situation, New York State, which was for a long time the epicenter of the American epidemic but has seen the epidemic decline for several weeks, doubled the number of states on Tuesday whose visitors are subject to quarantine, in 16 states representing almost half of the American population.

EU to let visitors in for 'safe' countries

  EU to let visitors in for 'safe' countries It comes after the state recorded the fourth highest number of new cases in a single day, and the highest number of locally acquired infections since the pandemic began.

The EU Council has officially recommended to lift travel restrictions on 15 countries when external borders reopen from July 1. The list has already aroused controversy after sources revealed that the United States - the worst-affected country worldwide by COVID-19 with more than 2.6 million cases

The state has been battling a new outbreak that has seen double-digit case increases for several days. The virus has therefore already passed from animals to humans but there is no evidence yet that it can be passed Agreed shortlist of permitted countries also excludes Russia, Brazil and India.

Among these states is California, which now has more than 220,000 cases. Its democratic governor Gavin Newsom said Tuesday "worried" about the impact of the traditional family reunions of the national holiday of July 4 on the contaminations.

In this context, after days of negotiations mixing health risks, economic difficulties, and geostrategic considerations, the EU countries have decided to exclude the United States from a list of 15 countries whose nationals will be welcome again from July 1st.

The list of countries with nationals admitted to the EU and the Schengen area, which will be revised every two weeks, counts the Algeria - even if this country recorded Tuesday 336 new cases, new daily record of contaminations - Australia , Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.

It includes China, but only on condition that Beijing admits visitors from the EU to its soil, which is currently only the case on a limited basis.

South Australia state cancels border reopening after virus spike

  South Australia state cancels border reopening after virus spike South Australia state cancels border reopening after virus spikeThe country's fifth most-populous state had said it would remove restrictions on interstate arrivals on July 20 as part of a broader nationwide relaxation of curbs to contain the new coronavirus.

From Wednesday, the EU will allow travel to 14 countries beyond its borders . “You have told us you don’t want to see a repeat of what you see when you turn on your TV and see reports from the United States ,” said mayor John Tory, in reference to a surge in coronavirus infections throughout the

Back in May, the European Union unveiled an action plan to reopen its internal borders in time for summer, while countries Tourists from the United States will be allowed to visit from July 10. Travelers who do enter the country , with the exception of EU citizens or arrivals from the UK, will be

The criteria used by the EU for this list - in particular a rate of new cases of Covid-19 close to or below 16 per 100,000 inhabitants (average in the EU) over the last 14 days - exclude the United States , country most affected in terms of number of deaths (126,141) and cases (2,590,582).

Globally, the pandemic, which has just crossed two symbolic thresholds - more than half a million dead and ten million cases - "is far from over" and "even accelerates", had warned Monday the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to a count made by AFP from official sources, 506,818 deaths and 10.3 million cases were officially listed on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. GMT.

The number of deaths recorded worldwide has doubled in just under two months (250,000 on May 5) and an additional 50,000 deaths have been recorded in the last ten days.

Besides the United States, the virus continues to wreak havoc in South America, and seems to be restarting in China where the WHO will send "next week" a team, to determine the origin of the coronavirus which appeared there in December.

- New Deal

In the United Kingdom, mortality returned to normal in June, after 65,000 deaths more than the average in three months of the pandemic. The government nevertheless announced Monday the reconfiguration of Leicester and its agglomeration, that is to say more than 600,000 inhabitants, because of an outbreak of cases in this city of the center of England, the first to be imposed local restrictions.

The EU authorizes travelers from fifteen countries, the United States excluded

 The EU authorizes travelers from fifteen countries, the United States excluded © AlexeyPetrov / IStock.com Europe reopens its borders on Wednesday to travelers from fifteen countries, including China under conditions. Green light for Canada and three Maghreb countries, red light for the United States and Turkey: Europe reopens its borders on Wednesday to travelers from fifteen countries, including China subject to conditions.

Hong Kong: Closed its borders to all non-residents.[17] All non-Hong Kong residents who have been in overseas countries /territories (i.e. excluding mainland China, Macau and Taiwan) in the past 14 days are barred from entering Hong Kong, with exceptions provided for certain groups of non-Hong Kong

France has extended its lockdown to 11 May, and US states are coordinating on when to ease lockdown measures. "Currently more than 10 countries already have closed their borders allowing only nationals and residents to enter (and stay Forty-three countries can currently test for the virus .

The city, which like the rest of England was preparing to reopen pubs, restaurants, cinemas and hair salons on Saturday, saw non-essential stores close on Tuesday, and most schools will close on Thursday.

While the disease has killed 43,575 people in Great Britain, and the GDP must shrink by more than 10% this year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised a "revolution in infrastructures" inspired by the "New Deal" of the president American Franklin Roosevelt to revive an economy hit hard by the pandemic.

Airbus cuts 15,000 jobs

The pandemic continues to strain even industrial giants like Airbus.

Very dependent on airline orders, the European aircraft manufacturer announced Tuesday that it will cut "approximately 15,000 jobs", or 11% of its workforce worldwide by summer 2021, without excluding dry layoffs .

The world of sport is every day a little more turned upside down. The African Cup of Nations is postponed for one year and will take place in 2022 in Cameroon.

NBA boss Adam Silver repeated on Tuesday that the season would be halted if coronavirus cases multiply in Orlando, Florida, while ensuring that resuming in the Disney World "bubble" on July 30 remains the option " the safest ", in an interview with Time magazine.

As serious as the situation is, the UN Security Council is struggling to deliver a first resolution on the pandemic, at the risk of losing all credibility.

After more than three months of blockages, France and Tunisia on Tuesday asked the Council to adopt a resolution calling for a cessation of hostilities to facilitate the fight against the coronavirus. The result of the vote, which will be in writing, is expected on Wednesday.

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06/30/2020 23:29:36 - Washington (AFP) - © 2020 AFP

Coronavirus: the United Kingdom eases its quarantine measures, France concerned .
The doors of the United Kingdom open again. At least in part. The British government revealed on Friday the first breaches of the quarantine regime implemented to fight the coronavirus epidemic. From July 10, tourists from Germany, France, Spain or Italy will no longer have to isolate themselves upon their arrival on English soil.

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