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US News Coronavirus: update on the pandemic

17:20  20 september  2020
17:20  20 september  2020 Source:   bfmtv.com

Coronavirus. China, United States shun WHO vaccine access scheme

 Coronavirus. China, United States shun WHO vaccine access scheme © Dado Ruvic / Reuters Testing of future vaccines against Covid-19 is underway. More than sixty rich countries, but not China or the United States, have joined the mechanism put in place by the WHO to facilitate poor countries' access to the vaccine against the coronavirus, according to the list published on Monday, September 20 .

Test pratiqué pour détecter le coronavirus dans une mosquée à Gaza, le 20 septembre 2020 © MAHMUD HAMS Test carried out to detect the coronavirus in a mosque in Gaza, September 20, 2020

New reports, new measures and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the pandemic of Covid-19 around the world.

- More than 957,000 dead -

The pandemic has killed at least 957,948 people around the world since the end of December, according to a report established by AFP on Sunday at 11:00 GMT. More than 30.8 million cases have been officially recorded, of which at least 20.8 million have been cured.

Une religieuse sortant d'un bureau de vote à Rome, où des élections ont lieu en dépit du coronavirus, le 20 septembre 2020 © Vincenzo PINTO A nun leaving a polling station in Rome, where elections are taking place despite the coronavirus, September 20, 2020

The United States is the most bereaved country (199,268 deaths). Next come Brazil (136,532 dead), India (86,752), Mexico (73,258) and the United Kingdom (41,759).

Senegal: maritime traffic resumes in Dakar, after a closure due to Covid-19

 Senegal: maritime traffic resumes in Dakar, after a closure due to Covid-19 © RFI / Charlotte Idrac The Diambogne ferry to the port of Dakar, ready to leave after six months of stoppage linked to Covid-19. Here we go again for the maritime links between Dakar and Ziguinchor, in the south of the country. They had been suspended since March, due to the coronavirus pandemic. A first boat left Dakar on Tuesday evening, September 22, heading for Casamance. With our correspondent in Dakar, Charlotte Idrac "It is a pleasure to take control of this boat.

But in proportion to the population, excluding micro-states, it is in Peru that mortality is highest (95 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants), ahead of Belgium (86), Spain (65), Bolivia ( 65), Brazil (64), Chile (64), Ecuador (63), the United Kingdom (62) and the United States (60).

Covid 19 : bilan mondial © Frédéric BOURGEAIS Covid 19: global report

- 100,000 cases in Belgium -

Belgium passed the milestone of 100,000 infections with the new coronavirus on Sunday, after a marked acceleration of positive tests in recent weeks, as in many European countries.

- Italy votes despite the virus -

The Italians brave the coronavirus this Sunday to go to the polls, on the occasion of a referendum on the reduction of the number of parliamentarians and to elect the presidents of seven regions.

Heritage Days: what can we visit despite the coronavirus epidemic?

 Heritage Days: what can we visit despite the coronavirus epidemic? © AFP The coronavirus epidemic is not synonymous with the cancellation of Heritage Days. These will however be held with fewer events than usual and reduced gauges for spectators. Virtual tours are also on the program. Overview.

Un artiste se produit lors d'une représentation de cirque en drive-in devant des automobilistes à Séoul, le 19 septembre 2020 © - An artist performs during a drive-in circus performance in front of motorists in Seoul, September 19, 2020

But scrutineers and polling station presidents have massively withdrawn across the country. Source of concern: voters must lower their masks to identify themselves before going to cast their ballot.

- Harsh fines in the United Kingdom -

Britons who fail to comply with self-containment in the event of contamination with the coronavirus will be fined up to 10,000 pounds sterling (11,000 euros), the government announced on Saturday during the presentation of new rules aimed at reducing the number of positive cases.

- Resumption of flights in Colombia -

Commercial flights resumed Saturday in Colombia, with the reopening of lines with the United States, after about six months of interruption due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Further connections are expected to follow with Brazil, Bolivia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Mexico.

Coronavirus: faced with the risk of containment, Brussels urges Europe to tighten the screw

 Coronavirus: faced with the risk of containment, Brussels urges Europe to tighten the screw © Pixabay Coronavirus: faced with the risk of containment, Brussels urges Europe to tighten the screw The European Union (EU) calls on them Member States to increase health restriction measures in the face of the second wave of Covid-19.

- Protests in Argentina -

Several hundred people marched through the streets of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires on Saturday to protest against the health measures put in place by the government to curb the epidemic, which has already killed more than 12,000 in the country.

- Emmy Awards at home -

The American stars of TV series will receive their Emmy Awards this Sunday, the equivalent of the Oscars for the small screen in the United States, in their pajamas at their home, pandemic obliges. Cameras were dispatched to the some 130 running candidates, who were invited to compete with inventiveness in their speeches.

The ceremony will be 100% virtual, with comedian Jimmy Kimmel alone at the helm in a deserted Los Angeles room.

- Drive-in circus -

To avoid any risk of contamination, a South Korean circus company is performing in Seoul this weekend in front of spectators in their cars. For each performance, 30 vehicles are authorized to park in front of the stage and it is the honking that accompanies the flights of the acrobats.

The annual show, which normally takes place in May, had been postponed twice due to the pandemic.

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Bar closes at 10 p.m.: in Paris, cafetiers between resignation and incomprehension .
© Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP A few hours before the early closing of bars in the capital for two weeks, cafetiers in the Parisian district of Montparnasse are still hard to understand this measure. For them, it is a new net loss of turnover "impossible to recover". "We will do without, we have no choice." Like Stéphane, the Parisian cafetiers are looking gray this Monday a few hours before the mandatory early closing at 10 pm in the capital .

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