Technology Coronavirus: update on the pandemic in the world

02:45  07 june  2020
02:45  07 june  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

Apple and Google team up on virus 'tracing' smartphone tech

  Apple and Google team up on virus 'tracing' smartphone tech Google and Apple unveiled a joint initiative Friday to use smartphones to trace coronavirus contacts to battle the pandemic. The tech giants will collaborate on a "contact tracing" system which can identify people in contact with an infected person. "All of us at Apple and Google believe there has never been a more important moment to work together to solve one of the world's most pressing problems," the companies said in a joint statement.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic . The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances.

Doctors around the world have been dosing seriously ill coronavirus patients with rheumatoid arthritis drugs that can squelch immune responses, believing that In the past seven weeks, as the pandemic worsened in Mexico, the authorities deported 3,653 migrants to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

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New assessments, new measures, highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic.

More than 397,000 dead

The pandemic of the new coronavirus has killed at least 397,179 people worldwide since its appearance in December in China, according to an assessment established by AFP from official sources on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. GMT.

The spread of the virus has accelerated in Latin America, where Brazil has become the third most bereaved country in the world with 35,026 deaths.

The United States remains the most affected country in terms of both death and case numbers (109,497 deaths for 1,908,235 cases). Next come the United Kingdom with 40,465 dead, Brazil, Italy (33,846 dead) and France (29,111 dead).

New emoji will arrive 6 months later due to the coronavirus pandemic

  New emoji will arrive 6 months later due to the coronavirus pandemic Typically, new emoji are announced early in the year and added to iPhone and Android in September. But the pandemic is pushing that back.The Unicode Consortium, a nonprofit that sets the standard for the popular animated characters each year, said its headline emoji announcement has been pushed back six months because the coronavirus is impacting business.

Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world , with more than six million confirmed cases in 188 countries. The virus, which causes the respiratory infection Covid-19, was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China, in late 2019. It then spread quickly across the globe in the first months of 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic , also known as the coronavirus pandemic , is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

OPEC extends its cuts

The members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have agreed to extend by one month the reduction in production to which they have been applying since the beginning of May.

While demand had plunged into a stalled global economy, OPEC had closed the tap with force, pledging to withdraw 9.7 million barrels per day.


Several thousand people around the world have braved the risks of contagion to express their indignation on the street, after the death of the American black George Floyd asphyxiated by a white police officer during an arrest.

In France, a few thousand people have flouted the ban by the authorities on rallies to denounce police violence and racism, particularly in Paris and Lyon.

Verizon boosts Fios remote tech support during coronavirus to help troubleshoot issues

  Verizon boosts Fios remote tech support during coronavirus to help troubleshoot issues Fixing service issues without having to come into your home.Partnering with a company called TechSee, Verizon will use rear cameras on users' phones or tablets to help provide assistance and troubleshooting remotely, helping solve connectivity issues without having to send a technician inside people's homes.

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In Sydney, London, Berlin, Basel and even Tunis, the demonstrators marched under the same banners using the gestures of the American marches, raised fists and black clothes.

Bolsonaro threatens to leave WHO

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has threatened to withdraw his country from the World Health Organization, like his American counterpart Donald Trump, to protest against the "ideological bias" of the UN organization.

Iran: the virus for a long time

Iranian President Hassan Rohani warned that the fight against the Covid-19 disease was still far from being won and called on his compatriots to prepare to live "a long time" with the virus.

Relaunching tourism

The European Union is unable to coordinate for the reopening of its borders because the countries have entered a form of tourism competition, lamented the head of Belgian diplomacy Philippe Goffin.

If the majority of member states decided to open its borders from June 15, some countries like Italy (from June 3) or Cyprus (June 9) have taken the lead.

In South Africa, the national parks which welcome some 6 million tourists each year, reopen on Monday.

The Palace of Versailles, one of the most visited tourist places in the world, like the Prado Museum in Madrid have reopened.

Olympic Games in Tokyo, in 2021 or not at all

"The (Tokyo) Games will take place in 2021 or will not take place," said Belgian Pierre-Olivier Beckers, senior IOC official, who notably chairs the Commission coordinator of the JO-2024, in an interview with the Belgian newspaper L'Avenir.

Filming authorized in California

Film and television filming may resume from June 12 in California, announced the services of the governor, stressing that they would remain subject to strict sanitary measures.

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What to expect from Apple's all-online WWDC 2020 .
Apple has just announced the program for its 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which, exceptionally this year, will take place exclusively online, June 22-26. The opening keynote, on June 22, will give Tim Cook and his teams an opportunity to present an overview of Apple's activity and the broad outlines of future updates for the different operating systems that run on Apple branded products: iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. At the same time, there is always a possibility of a surprise unveiling of new hardware.

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