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US News Coronavirus: update on the pandemic

23:15  05 october  2020
23:15  05 october  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

Doctors worried in France, one million dead ... update on the coronavirus

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

Cautious optimism for Trump

Doctors of Donald Trump must announce "during the day" if he can leave the hospital, where he was admitted Friday after being infected.

On Monday, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany in turn announced that she had tested positive for Covid-19.

This announcement, after three days of cacophonous communication on the state of health of the president of the United States , further strengthens the image of a federal government not having taken the full measure of the epidemic.

Bar closes at 10 p.m.: in Paris, cafetiers between resignation and incomprehension

 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 .

With his brief outing on Sunday to greet his supporters in front of the hospital from his car, Donald Trump had expressed his impatience to resume his campaign now less than a month before the presidential election of November 3 against Democrat Joe Biden.

"Maximum alert" in Paris

Bars closed, congresses prohibited, restaurants subject to stricter health rules: the police prefect of Paris Didier Lallement announced restrictive measures as of Tuesday to deal with the worrying progression of Covid-19 in the French capital and in the inner suburbs.

"These are braking measures because the epidemic is going too fast. It must be slowed down before the health care system is overwhelmed," Didier Lallement explained Monday while the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo estimated that the health situation was "very serious" in his town.

Coronavirus. The Institut Pasteur believes it has found an effective drug against Covid-19

 Coronavirus. The Institut Pasteur believes it has found an effective drug against Covid-19 © Philippe HUGUEN / AFP The premises of the Institut Pasteur in Lille. Researchers from the Pasteur Institute in Lille confirmed on Tuesday, September 29, that they had found an effective molecule against Covid-19. This drug, already on the market, has been tested among 2,000 others for five months. No, it's not about hydroxychloroquine.

More than 35 million cases

The pandemic has killed at least 1.037 million people worldwide since the end of December, according to a report established by AFP on Monday. More than 35.2 million cases have been officially recorded.

The United States is the country with the most deaths (209,734), ahead of Brazil (146,352), India (102,685), Mexico (79,088) and the United Kingdom (42,350).

The director of health emergencies of the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that about 10% of the world population could have been infected, or about 780 million people, much more than the official figures.

Ireland: towards containment?

Irish government medical advisers on Sunday evening recommended that their entire country move to the highest level of restrictions, measures similar to those taken at the time of lockdown in March, which puts the executive on a difficult decision. Members of the governing coalition were to meet with the chief medical officer to discuss the matter.

Coronavirus: Nearly 14,000 contaminations in 24 hours, the 32,000 dead mark exceeded

 Coronavirus: Nearly 14,000 contaminations in 24 hours, the 32,000 dead mark exceeded The latest report published this Thursday evening shows 64 people who died in the last 24 hours © AFP An intensive care unit at the hospital Lariboisière in Paris. PANDEMIC - The latest report published this Thursday evening shows 64 people died in the last 24 hours The total number of deaths due to coronavirus has exceeded the symbolic level of 32,000 deaths since the start of the health crisis in March, according to figures from Public Health France published this Thursday evening.

11,000 new contaminations in Russia

Russia announced on Monday nearly 11,000 new contaminations with the new coronavirus, approaching the peak in May.

The Russian authorities are not, however, immediately planning major containment measures, judging the health system to be able to ensure the reception of patients and the stocks of protective means as well as sufficient drugs.

Iran: new mortality peak

The coronavirus has caused 235 more deaths in 24 hours in Iran, returning to the daily record dating back to the end of July, three days after the re-establishment in Tehran of restrictive measures against the disease.

Iran, which declared its first cases of Covid-19 in February, is by far the most affected country in the Middle East and the total death toll there now stands at 27,192, according to the government.

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In Russia, "jackal dogs" learn to detect the Covid .
© Dimitar DILKOFF A jackal dog trained to detect the coronavirus at the training center of the Russian airline Aeroflot, October 9, 2020 in Moscow Near Moscow, "jackal dogs", a breed created by a scientist in Soviet times, are training to detect Covid-19 patients at airports, as the epidemic rebounds strongly in Russia.

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