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Covid-19: more than 6 million cases in Europe, and 5 million in Brazil

2020-10-08T05:15:19.792Z

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



France faced a new record of cases yesterday since it massively used Covid-19 screening tests.

In reaction, and while several cities in France have tightened their health measures, Emmanuel Macron called Wednesday October 7 for "

more restrictions

".

Read also: The Covid-19 explodes the number of poor

In Europe, the number of Covid-19 cases has reached 6 million cases, a little more than in Brazil, which officially records 5 million cases.

  • Emmanuel Macron wants "more restrictions"

We need "

more restrictions

" where the virus is circulating too fast, said the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron this Wednesday evening while 18,746 new cases of Covid-19 have been detected during the last 24 hours.

This is a record since the use of large-scale tests in France.

"In places where things circulate too quickly, in particular where it circulates a lot among the elderly, and where we see more and more beds occupied in emergencies, we must move towards more restrictions, like the one we has known for example in the Bouches-du-Rhône or in Paris and the inner suburbs ”

, argued the Head of State during an interview on TF1 and France 2.

According to official figures, 7,563 people are currently hospitalized in France for Covid-19 contamination, with 138 patients admitted in the last 24 hours.

The ministry also indicates that 143 people went into intensive care during the last 24 hours.

In total, 1,416 patients are in intensive care in France.

Read also: Coronavirus: new record of cases in 24 hours, Macron wants "more restrictions"

  • More than 6 million cases in Europe

More than 6 million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially detected in Europe since the appearance of the first cases in January in the region, according to an assessment carried out by AFP from official sources Wednesday, October 7 afternoon.

Over the last seven days, 543,137 new cases were detected in the region, 26% more than the previous week.

Globally, nearly 35.9 million total cases of infection have been diagnosed, including more than 7.5 million in the United States, with at least 1,051,149 deaths.

  • And 5 million in Brazil

The largest country in Latin America has crossed the threshold of five million people infected since the start of the pandemic and is approaching 150,000 deaths, while it records a decline in the pandemic.

The third most affected country, Brazil recorded 31,553 new cases in 24 hours, as well as 734 deaths, bringing the total to 148,228 deaths.

The United States remains the most affected country with 211,694 dead, ahead of Brazil and India (104,555 dead).

  • Poverty on the rise

The pandemic will push into extreme poverty between 88 and 115 million additional people in the world this year, announced Wednesday the World Bank, stressing that more and more city dwellers are concerned.

This is the first time in more than twenty years that the global rate of extreme poverty will increase, underlines the Washington institution.

Read also: The fight against poverty with 26 billion euros in 2021

  • No more symptoms or fever for Trump

US President Donald Trump, who tested positive for Covid-19 a week ago, has had no symptoms for 24 hours and no fever for 4 days, his doctor said on Wednesday.

He spoke by telephone on Wednesday with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who himself had been placed in intensive care in the spring.

Read also: Covid-19: Donald Trump, who no longer has symptoms, returns to the Oval Office

  • Richer and richer billionaires

Billionaires are seeing their fortunes reach new heights thanks to the sharp rebound in financial markets from which tech and health giants have benefited, according to a study released Wednesday.

At the end of July, the cumulative fortune of billionaires was around $ 10.2 trillion, exceeding the previous peak of 2017 when it had peaked at $ 8.9 trillion.

Read also: The fortune of billionaires reaches new heights in the midst of the global economic crisis

  • A turn towards a green economy?

The pandemic has plunged the world economy into a deep recession but it represents a unique opportunity for governments to take the path of green and sustainable growth, underlines the IMF in a report published on Wednesday ahead of its autumn meetings. .

  • Health coverage for all

The United Nations called on Wednesday that its members redouble their efforts to allow universal health coverage as soon as possible, even more necessary, according to the Organization, in a period of pandemic despite its cost.

  • Cafés and bars close in Brussels

Cafes and bars will have to close from Thursday morning throughout the territory of the Brussels region to stem the spread of the coronavirus, which is accelerating in the Belgian capital, the authorities announced on Wednesday.

Read also: Coronavirus: cafes and bars close for a month in Brussels

  • Italy imposes masks outdoors

The Italian government announced on Wednesday that it was making the wearing of a mask outdoors compulsory, with recalcitrant ones exposing themselves to a fine of up to 1,000 euros.

An announcement that comes as the country extends its state of emergency until January 31, in order to fight against the resurgence of the epidemic.

  • Spain unveils its recovery plan

Spain intends to "

create more than 800,000 new jobs in three years

" with funds from the European recovery plan, announced the head of government Pedro Sanchez.

Madrid will spread over six years, from 2021 to 2026, the use of the 140 billion euros allocated by Brussels to Spain to restore its economy, which has been hit by the pandemic.

Read also: European recovery plan: Spain must manage the windfall with a fragile majority

  • Davos 2021, near Lucerne

The World Economic Forum announced on Wednesday that the Davos 2021 summit will ultimately be held May 18-21 in the Lucerne region, rather than in the famous Swiss ski resort that gave it its name.

The annual meeting of the powerful of this world, which combines big names in the economy, diplomacy and sometimes entertainment, will have as its theme "

the Great Reinitialization

", the Forum having had to cancel its traditional January meeting due to the pandemic.

Read also: The Davos Forum to be held near Lucerne from May 18 to 21, 2021

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2020-10-08

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