>> The essential
- At least 42,000 coronavirus infections have been identified in the United States within 24 hours. Therefore, some American states must take a break from the deconfinement process.
- France records 30 new deaths from the coronavirus, which brings the total number of deaths since March 1 to 29,843.
- Hospital workers protested for more than the $ 6.3 billion already put on the table by the government.
- Air France will cut more than 7,500 jobs by the end of 2022. Airbus plans 5,000 fewer jobs in France.
>> Follow the events of this Wednesday July 1, 2020.
8:40 a.m. The state is asking Airbus to make as few forced departures as possible. After the announcement of a plan of 15,000 job cuts worldwide, including 5,000 in France, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari on RMC asked Airbus to "proceed with the least possible forced departures".
"Airbus plans an activity reduced to 60% for 2 years so there is a context (...) With the long-term partial activity, 1,500 jobs have been saved (...) We want as few forced departures as possible"
🎙 @Djebbari_JB Secretary of State for Transport # BourdinDirect pic.twitter.com/qHIrKOHEE0
8:35 a.m. Blanch optimistically for the start of the school year. Jean-Michel Blanquer, the Minister of Education invited this morning on RTL estimated that in September, the sanitary conditions should allow a “normal return to class”
8:30 am. Resumption of the football championship in China. The soccer championship in China will start on July 25, five months behind due to the epidemic. For health reasons, the 16 teams will be divided into two groups and will only play in two places, the port city of Dalian (northeast) and the city of Suzhou (east) near Shanghai.
8:20 a.m. Not everyone has returned to school. According to Jean-Michel Blanquer, guest this morning on RTL, "a little less than 20% of the students have not returned". And the Minister of National Education deplores: "It remains a lot".
7.55 a.m. South Korea authorizes Remdesivir. South Korea will use this drug developed by the American pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences Inc for patients with Covid-19 with severe symptoms.
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7:50 a.m. Haiti reopens its links with the United States. Despite the pandemic in the United States, the Haitian government considers that the resumption of air links is "not a mistake". A majority of Haitians in the diaspora resides in particular in Florida, which is currently recording a strong revival of the epidemic. A health protocol is provided for passengers arriving in Port-au-Prince.
7.45 a.m. P hase 4 of deconfinement in Belgium. As of today, wearing a mask is no longer compulsory in stores (even if it is recommended and remains compulsory in transport). In addition, the number of people who can be accommodated in a home (in addition to its usual inhabitants) increases from 10 to 15 people. The swimming pools are authorized to reopen their doors, as well as the theaters and cinema, the games of chance, the party and reception halls (limited to 50 people until the end of July), the parks attractions… Cultural events can also resume in the presence of an audience, but limited to 200 people indoors and 400 outdoors in July.
7.40 a.m. PSA will close car dealerships in Paris. PSA's distribution subsidiary will close most of its concessions in Paris by 2021 and several others in neighboring municipalities. Because of the operating costs that cannot be made profitable by sales volumes. In total 11 sites in Ile-de-France including 6 intramural in Paris are concerned. This restructuring will be done without layoffs, according to the manufacturer.
7:30 a.m. 12 additional deaths in Germany. The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus contamination in Germany increased to 194,725, 466 more than the previous day. Twelve additional deaths have been recorded for a total of 8,985 deaths since the start of the epidemic in the country.
7.20am. Google wants to help European SMEs. The American giant Google has pledged to support 10 million businesses and individuals in Europe over the next 18 months. The aim is to help SMEs in the EU to find new outlets thanks to digital technology and to better digitalize. In return, Google hopes to support its advertising revenue, which slowed in the first quarter due to the coronavirus. The American company will offer 100,000 people training on the online course platform allowing them to enter the IT professions. Google also plans to launch its job search tool in new European countries, such as Greece and Portugal. For France, Google will add 1,000 hours of training by the end of the year for SMEs.
7:10 a.m. Bankruptcy filing for the Mexican airline Aeromexico. The company, one of the largest in Latin America, announces that it is asking to file for bankruptcy in the United States to restructure its debt. This American legal provision allows a company that can no longer repay its debt to restructure away from creditors, under the supervision of a judge, while continuing its activities. The company resumed in early June certain national and international routes after several weeks of interruption.
7:05 a.m. - Brazil has recorded an additional 1,280 deaths in the past 24 hours. The total toll of the epidemic is now 59,594 dead in the country. In addition, 33,846 new cases of contamination have been confirmed, for a total of 1,402,041 cases since the start of the epidemic.
7 hours. More and more young people in intensive care in Colombia.In this capital of eight million inhabitants, 14% of the 146 intensive care patients are between 20 and 39 years old. But this rate would actually be much higher because the probable cases are three times more numerous than the confirmed ones. And although their mortality rate is low (5%) compared to people aged 60 to 99 (almost 73%), more and more young people are hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU).
6:45 a.m. Wall Street ended the quarter on a dramatic rebound. Since 1998, the New York Stock Exchange has not experienced such a rebound. After the market collapse in March, the S&P 500 almost wiped out three-quarters of the crash from the Covid-19 epidemic. The Nasdaq picked up more than 30% in the second quarter, buoyed by soaring technology stocks. European markets have also recovered, but less vigorously. The CAC 40 only caught half of its fall.
6:30 am. T he balance sheet is rising again in the USA with more than 1,000 deaths in 24 hours. With an additional 1,199 deaths from the new coronavirus in 24 hours, the daily death toll in the United States started to rise again. The number of daily deaths had not exceeded the 1,000 mark since June 10. This brings the American toll of the pandemic to 127,322 dead, making the United States the most bereaved country in the world in absolute terms. The country also has 42,528 new daily Covid-19 infections.
6:20 a.m. The e Canada extends its restrictions on the entry.Canada has adopted an extension of measures to close its borders to foreigners, except Americans, and to make compulsory quarantine upon arrival in the country until July 31. The compulsory quarantine and isolation measure upon entering the country is effective until August 31.
6:10 a.m. The French are in favor of increasing health spending. More than 70% of French people consider it "normal" that "health spending increases", according to the annual opinion barometer of the Drees, the statistical service of social ministries, published Wednesday. Similarly, 61% of those questioned (ie nine points more than in 2015), consider it more important to maintain social benefits and health insurance reimbursements at the current level, rather than reduce the deficit of the "Safely" .
6:05 a.m. Agnes Buzyn refuses to endorse the shortage of masks. For several hours, the former Minister of Health explained himself to the National Assembly's committee of inquiry into the management of the Covid crisis. In particular, she refused to take responsibility for the shortage of masks.
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6 hours. The automotive market is recovering. The French automobile market, stimulated by government support measures, recovered in June, increasing by 1.2% year on year, after months of free fall linked to the health crisis. The Renault group (with Dacia and Alpine) benefited from the rebound (+ 6.5%), while PSA (Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel) saw its deliveries continue to drop (-9.1%) compared to June 2019.