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Health & Fitness Coronavirus: the world economy plunges, the health crisis lasts

06:50  01 august  2020
06:50  01 august  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

USA: Trump announces the end of the working group dedicated to coronavirus

 USA: Trump announces the end of the working group dedicated to coronavirus SANTE-CORONAVIRUS-USA-TRUMP: USA: Trump announces the end of the working group dedicated to coronavirus © Reuters / TOM BRENNER USA: TRUMP ANNOUNCES THE NEXT END OF CORONAVIRUS WORKING GROUP WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House task force to coordinate federal response to coronavirus health crisis to be disbanded as US begins new phase focused on the consequences of the epidemic and the reopening of the economy, Donald Trump said on Tuesday.

The coronavirus pandemic, which was first detected in China, has infected people in 188 countries. But the IMF says that the global economy will shrink by 3% this year. It described the decline as the worst Although it said that the coronavirus has plunged the world into a " crisis like no other", it

6 charts show the coronavirus impact on the global economy and markets so far. The new coronavirus , which first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December, has infected more than 110,000 people in at least 110 countries and territories globally, according to the World Health

Avec 46 000 morts, le Mexique est devenu le troisième pays en termes de décès liés au coronavirus. © REUTERS / Carlos Jasso With 46,000 deaths, Mexico has become the third country in terms of deaths linked to the coronavirus.

The world economy is recording a historic plunge, with a sharp drop in the GDP of the euro zone and the United States in recession, due to the coronavirus "whose effects will be felt for decades", according to the director general of the 'WHO.

Faced with a pandemic that nothing seems to be able to stop, the WHO Emergency Committee met again on Friday, six months after declaring the global emergency. World economic statistics make you dizzy.

The euro zone recorded a 12.1% drop in GDP in the second quarter, as a result of containment measures, the European Statistical Office announced on Friday. In France, it is 13.8% , in Spain 18.5%, in Germany, the economic engine of Europe, 10.14%.

Just under 10,000 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours in Russia

 Just under 10,000 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours in Russia HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-RUSSIA-CASE: Just under 10,000 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours in Russia © Reuters / Evgenia Novozhenina A LESS THAN 10,000 NEW 24-HOUR CORONAVIRUS CASES IN RUSSIA MOSCOW (Reuters) - The coronavirus epidemic has killed 93 more people in 24 hours in Russia, where 9,974 additional cases of SARS-CoV-2 contamination were recorded on Thursday by authorities.

The coronavirus spreads across the world and has a massive impact on the global economy . In a likely scenario, Roland Berger shows These are our forecasts for industry if the economic disruption lasts four to twelve weeks. However, it cannot be ruled out that the crisis will cause much deeper

The economic effects of COVID-19 around the world . The Chinese economy is likely to be hit further by reduced global demand for its products due to the effect of the outbreak On 20 March, the UK announced radical fiscal spending measures to counter the economic impact of a worsening crisis .

In the United States, confinement caused a GDP collapse of 32.9% over the same period at an annualized rate. Compared to the second quarter of 2019, the decrease is 9.5%. Only encouraging element in this area announced Friday, Canada recorded in May a growth of 4.5% compared to April, after two months of sharp decline.

17 million cases

The pandemic has killed at least 673,909 people around the world, according to a report established by AFP from official sources on Friday at 11:00 GMT. The number of cases has exceeded 17 million.

By reaching 46,000 deaths, Mexico became the third country in terms of coronavirus-related deaths, narrowly ahead of the United Kingdom. The most bereaved by Covid-19 remain the United States, with 152,070 dead, and Brazil (91,263). Vietnam and the Fiji archipelago each announced their first death on Friday.

"This pandemic is a health crisis of which we only see one per century and its effects will be felt for decades to come", declared WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the start of the meeting. of Friday. The institution, which had declared the global alert on January 30, , is criticized for its recommendations considered late or contradictory.

Faced with the surge in new cases of Covid-19, several countries are stepping up health restrictions.

(with AFP)

Coronavirus: Drop in infections in Spain after three days of increase .
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-SPAIN-ASSESSMENT: Coronavirus: Drop in infections in Spain after three days of increase © Reuters / NACHO DOCE CORONAVIRUS: FALL IN INFECTIONS IN SPAIN AFTER THREE DAYS OF RISE Madrid (Reuters) - Spain has recorded 529 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total toll to 266,194, Spain's health ministry said on Tuesday. The figure for new contaminations communicated by the health authorities reverses the trend observed in recent days.

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