⇒ 6:50 p.m .: Most of the day on March 3
♦ At the World level, more than 92,000 people have been infected and more than 3,130 died.
♦ The number of people infected in France is of 204, while a 4th death has been announced. The government has announced that it will strengthen its support system for penalized companies and calls for measures at European level.
♦ The American Central Bank decided to lower rates 0.5 point to address the impact of Covid-19 on the world economy.
⇒ 6:40 p.m .: Catholics facing the epidemic
Being a Christian at the time of the epidemic is a real challenge. Should we stop coming together to pray? Among the faithful, the debate is lively.
→ READ OUR ARTICLE. The coronavirus epidemic, a challenge for Catholics
“If people invoke the saints, let them act like the saints”
– La Croix (@LaCroix) March 3, 2020
⇒ 6.30 p.m .: “Uno phase that will last for weeks and probably months “
France is “Entering a phase that will last weeks and probably months” to fight coronavirus, said Emmanuel Macron. “We must all be aware that we will be mobilized over the long term” and ” we are ready “, added the president, during a visit to the operational center of the ministry of health which coordinates the management of the coronavirus crisis, CORRUSS.
⇒ 5:44 p.m .: WHO warns of the rapid depletion of mask stocks
♦ The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the lack of protective equipment to fight the coronavirus. Uno shortage that risks jeopardizing the response to the epidemic worldwide. “We have shipped almost half a million personal protective equipment to 27 countries, but stocks are running low “said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a press conference.
⇒ 5:10 p.m .: The Fed lowers its rates
♦ The American Central Bank announced Tuesday a 0.5 percentage point drop in rates percentage to support the US economy in the face of the coronavirus crisis. Fed rates are now in the range of 1% to 1.25%. This unanimous decision, under pressure from Donald Trump, is a first since the 2008 financial crisis.
⇒ 4:45 p.m .: Should we talk about coronavirus with children?
♦ The epidemic which now affects all regions of France with the exception of Corsica questions the youngest, confronted with sometimes anxiety-provoking information and, for some, deprived of school as a precautionary measure. The advice of Béatrice Copper-Royer, psychologist, to answer their questions without frightening them.
→ INTERVIEW. How to tell children about the coronavirus?
⇒ 4:40 p.m .: In China, 12% of patients are over 70
♦ According to an epidemiological survey carried out in China on 45,000 infected people, the virus affects all age groups from 30 years old – hardly any children – and its mortality increases very strongly from the age of 70.
→ INFOGRAPHY – Coronavirus: what is the profile of patients in China?
– frederique schneider (@fredagouti) March 3, 2020
⇒ 3:50 p.m. : France registers a 4e death and exceeds 200 confirmed cases
♦ A fourth person died coronavirus, announced Tuesday, March 3, the Ministry of Health. He’s a 92 year old man, native of Morbihan. France also has 204 cases of contamination. Or 13 more than Monday. At least one case has been recorded in twelve of the thirteen metropolitan regions, with the exception of Corsica.
⇒ 3:38 p.m .: The State requisitions mask stocks
♦ Emmanuel Macron announced on Twitter the requisition of stocks and production of protective masks.
We requisition all stocks and the production of protective masks. We will distribute them to healthcare professionals and French people affected by the Coronavirus.
– Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) March 3, 2020
Earlier today, the Minister of Health had indicated that ten million masks for caregivers would be delivered to all pharmacies in France.
⇒ 2:35 p.m. : L1 football matches and the Top 14 rugby teams maintained
♦ While many cultural and professional events have been canceled (concerts, Book Fair, Tourism Fair…), Some sporting events are not “Not subject to specific restrictions”. It’s the case L1 football matches and the Top 14 rugby championship. There is “No systematic cancellation of events” but an appreciation ” at local level “, said Jérôme Salomon, director general of health, on Tuesday. Differences in treatment which are sometimes difficult for the general public to understand.
⇒ 2:00 p.m .: The prices of masks and hydroalcoholic gels are soaring
♦ The Directorate General for the Repression of Fraud (DGCCRF) will investigate the prices hydroalcoholic gels and protective masks which have doubled or even tripled, in certain points of sale, often in sold out. “We will not accept any speculation” on the coronavirus epidemic, “said Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire.
⇒ 1:34 p.m .: Midday update on the epidemic
♦ In the world : more than 92,000 cases, including 3,127 deaths, 77 countries and territories affected.
Main countries concerned: Mainland china (80,151 cases, including 2,943 deaths), South Korea (5,186 cases, including 28 deaths), lIran (2,336 cases, including 77 deaths), Italy (2,036 cases, including 52 deaths), Japan (268 cases, including 12 deaths, and more than 700 cases recorded on the ship Diamond princess).
♦ France : With 191 cases of contamination and three deaths since the end of January, France has become one of the main foci of the coronavirus in Europe, along with Italy and Germany. Three areas are affected: the Oise, the Morbihan and a commune in Haute-Savoie.
⇒ 11:13 a.m .: 10 million masks for caregivers
♦ The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, announced Tuesday the delivery of ten million masks intended for professionals in all pharmacies in France. “Between 15 and 20 million additional masks will arrive as needs arise”, he said.
→ MAINTENANCE. Coronavirus: “It is not recommended to wear a mask for the general public”
⇒ 10.54 a.m .: The G7 and central banks mobilized
♦ G7 central bank directors and G7 finance ministers will meet on the phone on Tuesday to coordinate their response to the impact of the new coronavirus which threatens to brutally dampen the global economy. According to the OECD, global growth is not expected to exceed 2.4% this year, and the global economy could even experience a recession in the first trimester because of the epidemic.
→ READ. The global coronavirus sick economy
⇒ 10:19 am: Update on the world situation
♦ The number of cases of new coronavirus worldwide rose on Tuesday to 90,914, including 3,116 deaths, in 76 countries and territories, according to a balance sheet drawn up by the AFP from official sources.
Here is our map of the evolution of the coronavirus epidemic in the world as of March 2:
⇒ 10:00 a.m .: Pope Francis tested negative
♦ Pope Francis, who canceled his trip to a spiritual retreat out of Rome for a “Cold” who makes him cough, has been tested negative for the new coronavirus, the Italian daily said on Tuesday. Messaggero. Vatican spokesperson Matteo Bruni did not respond to AFP confirmation requests on Tuesday March 3.
→ READ. Coronavirus: Pope Francis has been tested negative
⇒ 9.50 a.m .: Latest news
♦ A “Good hundred” schools, colleges and high schools are closed in France, mainly in the Oise and Morbihan, main homes in the country, said Tuesday 3 March the Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer. This concerns “Around 35,000 students in the Oise”, and “9,000 in Morbihan”.
→ READ. Coronavirus, virtual classes to ensure educational continuity
♦ China reported on Tuesday (March 3rd) seven cases of coronavirus diagnosed in returnees from Italy, raising fears of recontamination of the country from which the epidemic started. These cases were identified in the Zhejiang province (east) among Chinese nationals who returned last week from Italy. A total of 125 new cases contamination was identified on Tuesday March 3 in mainland China, the lowest daily number since January 21.
→ READ. Behind the fight against the coronavirus, China represses
♦ The United States talks about a vaccine. Mike Pence, US Vice President, spoke Monday of medical treatment that may be available “By summer or early fall”. On the other hand, a vaccine against the disease “May not be available before the end of the year or the beginning of next year”. Four new deaths related to the coronavirus have been registered in the United States, bringing the total to six, all occurring in Washington state.
♦ Tunisia, Portugal, Morocco and Latvia have announced their first cases of coronavirus.
♦ The Paris Tourism Fair, which was to be held from March 12 to 15 and accommodate approximately 100,000 people, is canceled. A decision by the show management that stems from that of the government to ban gatherings in confined spaces of more than 5,000 people.
→ THE FACTS. Faced with the risk of contagion, cancellations and closings are increasing
⇒ 9:45 a.m .: The Minister of Health has seized the Ethics Committee
♦ Olivier Véran asked for a notice on Sunday National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE) on “ ethical issues related to patient care and restrictive public health measures that could be taken ”.
→ READ. Measures against the coronavirus and individual freedoms, Olivier Véran refers to the Ethics Committee
⇒ 9:30 a.m .: The epidemic weighs heavily on the world economy
♦ Coronavirus crisis hovers the threat of economic contagion for both the financial markets and the “real” economy.
→ MAINTENANCE. Covid-19: “Today, the risk is that of a blockage of production”
⇒ 9:15 a.m .: The coronavirus epidemic forces us to slow down our activities
Guillaume Goubert: “This slowdown, before the virus appeared, we more or less consciously aspired to it. We were driven by the idea that everything is going faster and faster. With the fear of failing to keep pace. “
→ EDITORIAL. Coronavirus, slow down, at full speed
⇒ 9.10 a.m .: Most of Monday’s day
♦ Monday March 2, the European Union has increased its risk assessment of “Moderate to high”. Heavily affected by the coronavirus, Italy reported 52 deaths on Monday evening, 18 more than the previous day (for 2,036 cases, compared to 1,694 Sunday).
♦ In France, a third person died (“An 89-year-old woman tested post-mortem at Compiègne hospital”) and 61 new cases have been recorded (for a total of 191, against 130 on Sunday evening).
♦ Globally, the Covid-19 epidemic has exceeded the toll of 3,000 dead worldwide, for a little more than 90,000 people infected.
→ RECAP. Coronavirus: assessment, quarantines … Relive the day of March 2
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