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US News Faced with the Covid threat, the government is pulling out heavy artillery

03:05  24 september  2020
03:05  24 september  2020 Source:   liberation.fr

Against the Covid, the British Prime Minister tightens the screw and closes pubs and restaurants from 10 p.m.

 Against the Covid, the British Prime Minister tightens the screw and closes pubs and restaurants from 10 p.m. © Copyright 2020, L'Obs Faced with the resurgence of the coronavirus, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday 22 September further restrictions, including a 10pm curfew for pubs in England, warning of the possibility of "more drastic" measures. Accused of having worsened the toll of the pandemic by delaying the ordering of containment in March, the head of the Conservative government warned, before Parliament, that the United Kingdom had "reached a dangerous turning point" .

The government 's chief medical adviser, Prof Chris Whitty, is reported to believe it is inevitable England will to have to follow Scotland's latest move, according to the Times. If the government is determined to suppress the virus - to get the R below one as the prime minister said - more draconian

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Le ministre de la Santé, Olivier Véran, mercredi. © ELIOT BLONDET The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, Wednesday. The restrictions to contain the epidemic affect more than ten metropolises. On maximum alert, Aix-Marseille and Guadeloupe are particularly targeted by the turn of the screw announced Wednesday evening by Olivier Véran.

Restrictions, the big comeback. Emmanuel Macron, who, on September 11, had avoided making the “difficult decisions” demanded by the scientific council because of an epidemic resurgence, comes this time without taking gloves. On Wednesday, during a press briefing on the health situation, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, unveiled the decisions taken at the Elysee Palace the same morning during a new defense council devoted to the coronavirus. The result is a tightening of health constraints in more than ten large cities. Paris, the economic heart of the country, is there. But it is the Aix-Marseille region, which has already been subject to restrictions in recent weeks, and Guadeloupe that are the most affected by government decisions: in addition to the dry regime imposed on other at-risk metropolises, bars and restaurants will remain closed as of Saturday.

Covid-19: the situation of the most vulnerable populations is worsening

 Covid-19: the situation of the most vulnerable populations is worsening © Provided by Le Point Afghanistan, Covid-19 “A dangerous downward spiral. In a study released Monday, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) warns of the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the world's most vulnerable populations. Hunger and dropping out of school are said to be exacerbated in particular in communities that are displaced or live in conflict zones. The survey entitled "Downward spiral" was carried out in 14 countries, including Mali, Afghanistan and Venezuela.

COVID -19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus first identified in December 2019. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses known to cause The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which monitors state compliance with the covenant, has stated that

Government is waiting for a further delivery of vital chemicals and machines. The Government has had its feet held to the fire over coronavirus testing, after its booking system ran out of This drew heavy criticism from the media, Labour and other corners who all said it was clear that demand would

To consolidate its announcements and give them more readability, Véran relies on the visual. Its new map of the epidemic now includes cities on the palette of reds.

Light red means that the "alert" threshold has been reached. Clearly, the number of new cases of contamination is more than 50 per 100,000 inhabitants, but the virus still circulates little among those over 65 and there is no strain on the hospital system. According to Véran, 69 departments have crossed this threshold which authorizes prefects to take measures, such as removing raffles, and limiting the number of guests to communions, weddings and parties of all kinds.

Carmine red marks the "heightened alert". That is to say more than 150 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a significant circulation of the virus among people over 65 years old and a strong strain on the local hospital resuscitation capacities: Paris, Lille, Toulouse, Saint-Etienne, Rennes, Rouen, Grenoble, Montpellier, are found in this category in addition to Bordeaux, Lyon and Nice, which were already there. All these cities are affected by a big turn of the screw. From Saturday, gatherings of more than 1,000 people will be prohibited there, as will major declared events. Also forbid groups of more than 10 people in public spaces, such as beaches, parks or others. The bars will have to close earlier: the schedule will have to be discussed between the prefects and the elected officials, but cannot exceed 10 p.m. Sports halls and gymnasiums will also be closed as, from Monday, the multipurpose halls. “All social contacts in public or private enclosed spaces must be avoided”, insists Olivier Véran, who also pleads for the promotion of teleworking.

Bruno Le Maire: the Minister of Economy and Finance positive for Covid-19

 Bruno Le Maire: the Minister of Economy and Finance positive for Covid-19 © Abaca Bruno Le Maire: Minister of Economy and Finance positive for Covid-19 This Friday, September 18, the Minister of Economy and Finance announced its contamination with the coronavirus on social networks. He indicated that he would continue to work in accordance with the instructions given in such a situation. The number of coronavirus contaminations is not weakening in the world and the Hexagon is recording an increase in Covid-19 cases.

PM says he is prepared for harsher restrictions, if new measures do not cut down virus’ spread.

Indeed, the Covid -19 crisis has given rise to an awful imbalance: the state increasing its power to sow The police have endless new powers, but it has taken more than six months for the government to offer There should be no questioning the awful reality of Covid -19, its threat to public health, or

Scarlet red is for the maximum alert threshold, i.e. more than 250 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, more than 100 new cases in those over 65, and more than 30% of intensive care beds occupied by Covid. It is in this category that the government places Aix-Marseille and Guadeloupe. In the south-east of France, the government's decision to close bars and restaurants has made Renaud Muselier, the president (LR) of the Paca region, jump, who denounces an "extremely harsh collective punishment for the economy".

If nothing is done, Véran warns: the government reserves the right to reinstate the state of health emergency and therefore the possibility of locally reconfiguring the population, to avoid saturation of hospital resuscitation.

Covid-19: Madrilenians almost re-confined in the face of the increase in cases .
© AFP / Oscar Del Pozo A passer-by walks near a Madrid emergency tent, in the midst of the Covid-19 epidemic. Faced with a “worrying” explosion of Covid-19 cases, the Spanish government decided on Wednesday to impose, after a long standoff, a closure of Madrid rejected en bloc by the local authorities.

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