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DIRECT. Coronavirus: Germany evokes the real threat of a "second wave"


While the American continent continues to experience very alarming daily reports, in Spain the Catalan authorities have reconfigured

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  • The Prime Minister, traveling to Guyana confronted with the new coronavirus, opened the door to a tightening of the regulations on the wearing of masks. Saturday, a tribune of doctors, published by the Parisian, demanded the wearing of the mandatory mask in enclosed spaces.
  • The probability of having a 100% "effective" vaccine against the coronavirus in 2021 is low, estimates epidemiologist Arnaud Fontanet.
  • Mexico has become with a balance of 35,006 dead the fourth country with the most deaths from Covid-19, ahead of Italy.
  • The United States, the country most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, has 59,747 new infections in the past 24 hours.

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12:30 p.m. Germany refers to a "real threat" from a second wave. German Health Minister Jens Spahn says "the threat of a second wave is real". He mentions in particular the images of German tourists in Majorca, in the Balearic Islands. Several videos have shown dozens of German or British nationals, sometimes drunk, noisily partying in the streets, without wearing a mask or respecting distance.

Mallorca is sometimes considered the 17th German region as there are many tourists from across the Rhine. "We have to be very careful that the Balearic Islands do not become a second Ischgl", an Austrian ski resort which has become an important European center of contamination this winter.

12:20 p.m. Tangier reconfigured. In Morocco, the city of Tangier is reconfigured after the outbreak of epidemic foci.

12:04 p.m. A July 14 without firefighters' balls. Due to sanitary conditions, all firefighters' balls are canceled in Ile-de-France this year. A sad but understandable decision for Saïd Jaouze, treasurer of the association of firefighters in Meaux (Seine-et-Marne). Our subject to read here.

11:57 a.m. Latin America becomes the second most affected region in terms of death toll. With 144,758 deaths officially declared on Monday, the region exceeds the balance sheets of the United States and Canada (144,023 cumulative deaths), and is behind Europe, which has 202,505 deaths.

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11.48 a.m. Wearing masks recommended against "dust" in Turkmenistan. The authorities of Turkmenistan recommend on Monday residents to wear masks against the "dust" and to respect a social distancing, while insisting that this Central Asian country remains spared from the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes after the arrival last week of a delegation from the World Health Organization (WHO), responsible for assessing the authorities' response to the epidemic in this country, one of the most closed in the world.

11.45 a.m. The cancellations of fireworks in Ile-de-France, a disaster for professionals. The bosses of the pyrotechnic companies see their orders canceled one after the other. And are thinking of diversifying, while fearing a second wave that would jeopardize the Christmas entertainment. Read here.

11.34 a.m. Concern in Sydney after the appearance of a new outbreak. Sydney residents were asked to limit festive evenings after the outbreak of a new outbreak in a city pub on Monday.

Three pubs in and around Sydney were closed for not respecting social distancing measures or because of their link to contaminations.

This new epidemic outbreak appeared when the five million inhabitants of Melbourne were again confined Thursday for six weeks. The borders of the state of Victoria, where the country's second largest city is located, have also been closed in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus.

11:26 a.m. The EU authorizes Dutch aid of 3.4 billion euros to KLM. The European Commission authorized on Monday the Netherlands to grant € 3.4 billion in support to KLM to cope with the consequences of the coronavirus crisis. This aid, in the form of loans, comes on top of the 7 billion put on the table by France on May 7 to ensure the survival of Air France, with which the Dutch air carrier forms the Air France-KLM group.

11.15 a.m. A group of 83 millionaires want to be taxed more. A group of 83 millionaires call on Monday to tax the wealthiest in the world more "immediately" and "permanently", to help recover from the crisis caused by the pandemic of new coronavirus. "As Covid-19 hits the world, millionaires like us have an essential role to play in healing the world," ask signatories of an open letter, including co-founder of American ice cream giant Ben & Jerry's, Jerry. Greenfield, or British director Richard Curtis.

10.42 a.m. Gatherings without mask: Nicolas Bay (RN) wants a "clear rule". The MEP and member of the management of the National Rally, Nicolas Bay, calls on Monday the government to fix "a clear rule" on the wearing of the mask during rallies after the images of crowds without respecting barrier gestures in Nice on Saturday evening . "It is necessary, instead of speaking, to apply a rule which is clear", and "when one fixes a clear rule, the French apply it", judge Nicolas Bay on France Info.

During the weekend, the images in Nice of a compact and large crowd gathered on the Promenade des Anglais to listen to a concert or those of the spectators gathered at Puy-du-Fou without respecting barrier gestures toured the networks workers as doctors worry about a resumption of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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10:29 a.m. Bachelot will not “whine” for “money”. Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot said on Monday that she would not "whine" to "demand money" as part of the economic recovery plan, after the health crisis that hit the world of culture. “My mandate is not to claim money, it is to build projects. My role is not to whine, ”said the minister on LCI. “What matters to me is the recovery plan. It is not for the Minister of Culture that I am going to cry in Bercy to get a tenth of an additional point, ”she believes.

10:23 a.m. Christophe Maé: "There is no question of playing in front of 4000 masks". The singer, who is currently recording in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, confides in his confinement, his projects and his tour which should resume in September. Read here.

10:12 am. Very special July 14 ceremonies. Due to the health context, the traditional parade on the Champs-Elysées will be replaced by a "static government ceremony" on the Place de la Concorde, the Paris Police Prefecture said on Monday.

Finally, if the fireworks at the foot of the Eiffel Tower is maintained, it will be organized without the public: "The French are invited to follow the televised retransmission of the fireworks on France 2", indicates the city of Paris on its website.

9:52 a.m. "Wearing the mandatory mask in enclosed spaces is a common sense measure" for the Secretary General of the Association of Mayors of France. Philippe Laurent, also UDI mayor of Sceaux, interviewed on France Info is "very happy that the Prime Minister is now asking the question" of wearing a mask in confined spaces.

The elected official had taken in April a decree imposing the wearing of the mask on his commune, which had been relocated by the State Council. "I have not changed my attitude or my conviction," explains Philippe Laurent, "very happy that the Prime Minister is now asking the question" of wearing a mask in confined spaces.

9:39 a.m. Seb employees have offered holidays to their colleagues who are unemployed. To compensate for the salary cuts due to partial unemployment in France, the employees of the Seb group, whose headquarters are based in Ecully, near Lyon, participated in a major internal campaign to donate days off. Read here.

9:28 a.m. The Paris Stock Exchange opens sharply higher. The Paris Stock Exchange opened sharply higher Monday (+ 1.12%) under the salutary effect of news concerning advances in the treatment and the vaccine project of Covid-19.

9:14 a.m. Justice suspends the reconfiguration of an area in Catalonia. Spanish justice suspends this Monday the home reconfiguration of the inhabitants of an area of ​​Catalonia around the city of Lleida, ordered Sunday by the regional authorities due to a strong rebound in the cases of Covid-19.

"The Lleida guard court has decided not to ratify the measures of the resolution of July 12" taken by the regional government "because they are against the law", indicates on its Twitter account the higher court of justice of Catalonia. This decision, which effectively suspends this reconfiguration, is subject to appeal.

9:10 a.m. Covid-19 siphons off Masai income in Kenya. At the heart of the majestic plains of Masai Mara, in Kenya, the coronavirus pandemic is wreaking economic havoc, drastically reducing the livelihoods of a Maasai community dependent on tourism and undermining a model for the protection of unique wildlife.

Even before the official appearance of the virus in Kenya in mid-March, tourism, one of the pillars of the Kenyan economy, was hit hard by cancellations in January and February, notably from crucial markets like China, the 'Europe and the United States. The sector already shows a shortfall of $ 750 million (664 million euros) for this year, or half of revenue for the whole of 2019, according to the Ministry of Tourism.

8:58 a.m. Two American military bases are confined to Japan. Two American military bases in Okinawa (southern Japan) were confined after a surge in cases of coronavirus within them, which caused a stir on this island where the presence of American troops is highly disputed.

Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said Monday that 62 cases of Covid-19 have been detected in recent days by US forces stationed in Okinawa. Most of these cases were recorded at the air base of the Futenma Marine Corps as well as at another American base on the subtropical island, Camp Hansen, added Suga. The administration of the Marine Corps in the Pacific reacted by deciding to suspend almost all outings, according to directives published on its Facebook account.

8:26 a.m. Nearly 10 million children are at risk of never going back to school. Up to nearly 10 million children worldwide may never return to school after confinement due to the economic consequences of the new coronavirus pandemic, British NGO Save the Children said on Monday.

Before the pandemic, 258 million children and adolescents were already outside the education system worldwide. Up to 1.6 billion students have been forced out of school (school to university) due to the pandemic, the report said. "For the first time in human history, an entire generation of children will have had their school career turned upside down," said Save the Children in its report.

8:10 a.m. The night world makes noise for its survival. "If we can't reopen, we're going to die." Closed since the start of the health crisis and on the brink of ruin when they should be full of holidaymakers, the discos are calling to rekindle the flame of nightlife without further delay. "Half of the clubs will disappear", or about 800 nightclubs, if a reopening is not decreed in September and "30 to 40%, now," warns Matthieu Lebrun, spokesman for the managers of nightclubs in Normandy, who came to protest Sunday with some 200 other professionals near the Ministry of Health, in central Paris.

7.59 a.m. A July 14 dedicated to caregivers. During the ceremony, a tribute will be paid to health personnel and their mobilization during the coronavirus crisis. Among the caregivers who will be present, Prof. Cariou, resuscitator at Cochin hospital, and Audrey Roux, nurse at Necker. Our subject to read here.

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7.49 a.m. Over 100,000 contaminations in Argentina. Argentina exceeds the 100,000 contamination threshold and has a total of 1,845 deaths.

7:36 a.m. In New York, bruised by the pandemic, the exodus has started. The trauma of the pandemic has already prompted many New Yorkers to leave the city permanently as quickly as possible, leaving many empty apartments and causing property prices to soar around the metropolis.

7.20am. At least 3,000 caregivers died of Covid-19 worldwide. Amnesty International unveiled this figure on Monday that it considers "probably largely undervalued", in a harsh report on the flaws in the protection of health workers during the health crisis.

Governments must be held accountable for the deaths of health workers they have not protected against the coronavirus, says Amnesty International.

7:07 a.m. Two parliamentarians who died of the coronavirus in Madagascar. Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina reported on television that two parliamentarians died from Covid-19 infection. "A deputy died, a senator died too, and after a test, there are now 11 deputies carrying the Covid-19 virus, and at the Senate level, 14 people are infected," said the Madagascan president.

6:57 a.m. France limits Chinese airlines to one weekly flight. France now limits to one weekly flight (against three previously) the service of its territory by Chinese airlines, in the name of "reciprocity" vis-à-vis Air France, according to information from the French Embassy in Beijing. China, the first country hit by Covid-19, drastically cut its links with the rest of the world at the end of March for fear of further contamination. The country authorizes however since June 8 several foreign companies, of which Air France, to ensure a connection per week from and towards its territory.

6:45 a.m. Mexico becomes the 4th most bereaved country. "In Mexico there are 299,750 confirmed cases of contamination and 35,006 deaths," said the Mexican health authorities on Twitter. In the past 24 hours, Mexico has recorded 4,482 new cases and 276 additional deaths.

The United States is at the top of the list of the most mourning countries on the planet with more than 135,000 deaths, followed by Brazil, the United Kingdom and since Sunday by Mexico.

6:35 a.m. Nearly 60,000 new infections in the United States. The United States, the country most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, has 59,747 new infections in 24 hours, according to the latest report from Johns Hopkins University.

The number of confirmed cases stands at 3,301,820 and the number of deaths at 135,171 (442 more in 24 hours), according to this university based in Baltimore (east) and whose assessments refer.


By Saturday, the number of new infections in the United States had reached a record 66,528 in 24 hours.

6:25 a.m. "The developed use of wearing a mask is under study". Prime Minister Jean Castex, traveling to Guyana, opened the door to tighter regulations. "The question of developing" the wearing of the mask is "under study" and would concern "priority" enclosed spaces, said Jean Castex. Saturday, a tribune of doctors, published by the Parisian, demanded the wearing of the compulsory mask in enclosed spaces.

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6.15 a.m. An effective vaccine unlikely in 2021. The probability of having a 100% “effective” vaccine against the coronavirus in 2021 is low, estimated epidemiologist Arnaud Fontanet on Sunday, inviting the French to “return to more serious habits »Faced with epidemic risk.

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