WHO recalls that “there is no evidence” that those recovered cannot be reinfected

TheWorld Health Organization(WHO) has called for calm to international governments that are considering introducing the call“immune passport”– that is, an identification that their owners carry antibodies to the coronavirus – because there is still no conclusive evidence on the protection they offer against possible reinfection.

WHO recalls thatdevelopment of immunitya pathogen is a complex and different process in each person. While most of the studies the organization is considering show that people who have recovered from the infection have antibodies against the virus,their levels are very low in some subjects,which could make them prone to a new contagion.

However, the WHO applauds that many countries are now testing antibodies at the population level or in specific groups, such as health workers, close contacts of known cases, or within households. “The WHO supports these studies as they are critical in understanding the extent of the infection, and the risk factors associated with it,” it said in a statement.

However, at this point in the pandemic,WHO understands that there is insufficient evidence of the efficacy of “antibody immunity”to guarantee the accuracy of this passport, or “risk-free certificate”, as it is also called.

“People who assume they are immune to a second infection because they have been discharged may ignore public health advice. Therefore, the use of such certificates can increase the risks of continuous transmission,” the agency concludes.


Coronavirus brings the death toll closer to 200,000 worldwide

Thenew coronavirus pandemicoriginated in the Chinese city of Wuhan is about tocrossing the threshold of the 200,000 deceased in the 185 countries of the worldwhere the disease has been declared, whileThe United States, its world epicenter, has exceeded in the last hours the 50,000 deceased.

According to the global balance of Johns Hopkins University updated this Saturday at 08:30, la pandemic already leaves 2,833,031 people infected and 197,352 fatalities. The total number of people cured stands at 781,382, with Germany leading this table with 106,800 people recovered, followed by the United States, with 96,677.

However, the North American giant remains the country most affected by the coronavirus, registering in the last 24 hours atotal of 21,352 cases, compared to 29,000 the previous day. With the new cases, the balance in the United States amounts to 890,524 infected people and while there are already more than 51,017 fatalities.

To date, the United States has made4.69 million tests to detect the coronavirus. New York State remains the epicenter of the pandemic, with more than 260,000 people infected and more than 20,000 dead.

Spain remains the second country most affected by the pandemic and the most affected in Europeby number of infections, with a total of 219,764 infected people and 22,524 deaths, followed by Italy, which accounts for less infected people, 192,994, but more deaths, 25,969.

France continues in fourth global position, with a total of 159,495 cases and 22,278 deaths, aboveGermany, which accumulates 154,545 infections and 5,723 fatalities.UKIt remains the sixth most affected country with a total of 144,635 infected people and 19,566 deaths from coronavirus.

Turkey has overtakenIran and China, the country of origin of the pandemic, and accounts for more than 100,000 cases, with a total of 104,912 positives and 2,600 deaths, while theIslamic Republicit has 88,194 positives and 5,574 fatalities.

China, for its part, has registered 83,885 infections and 4,636 deathsby the new coronavirus. Russia, for its part, ranks as the tenth most affected country, with 68,622 infected people and 615 deaths, compared to 52,995 infections and 3,670 deaths in Brazil.Canadait is above the 40,000 positives, with 44,526 cases and 2,386 deaths, ahead ofBelgium, which accumulates 44,293 infected people and 6,679 deceased.

Then,Netherlandsplaces the balance at 36,727 people with coronavirus and 4,304 deaths. Above 20,000 positives are foundSwitzerland, India, Portugal and Peru, followed by Ireland, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Israel, Japan, Chile, Singapore, Pakistan, Mexico, Poland, South Korea and Romania, which exceed 10,000 infections.

United Arab Emirates, Belarus, Qatar and Denmarkthey already have more than 8,000 positives. Indonesia, Ukraine,Norway, the Czech Republic and the Philippinesthey count more than 7,000 people infected with coronavirus.

Australia and Serbia exceed 6,000 people with coronavirus, while the Dominican Republic, Malaysia and Panama have exceeded the threshold of 5,000 positives, ahead of Bangladesh, Colombia, Finland, South Africa and Egypt, which account for more than 4,000.

Above 3,000 infections areMorocco, Luxembourg, Argentina, Algeria and Moldova, while Thailand, Kuwait, Bahrain, Kazakhstan, Hungary and Croatia number more than 2,000 infected people.

Uzbekistan, Oman, Iceland, Iraq, Estonia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, New Zealand, Cameroon, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Afghanistan, North Macedonia, Cuba, Ghana, Bulgaria and the Ivory Coast have more than a thousand infections.


Ramn Soto, the president who led Ribadesella CF to the 2nd Division B of Spanish football, dies

The sport of football is mourning in the region of the East due to the death of Ramón Soro Palacios, a man who was linked for three decades, in various facets, to Ribadesella CF, one of the historical figures of Asturian soccer. Back for the 2010/11 season, he left the club’s presidency, a position he held for several decades, although without disassociating himself from the club, passing the witness to Rosa Pañeda, the only woman to preside over that sports entity from La Rioja throughout its long history.

Soto, lived great moments as the maximum person in charge of Ribadesella CF, until reaching Second Division B in the 2001/02 season, being Yosu Uribe the tenant of the Oreyana bench, a technician who, subsequently, directed professional teams such as Alavés, Getafe or Elche, among others. That promotion marked a milestone in Eastern soccer. It was his only campaign in the bronze category of “king” sport in this country.

To find the origin of Ribadesella you have to go back to July 21, 1949, the date the current club was formed and after two attempts with the Unión Deportiva Ribadesella teams (it barely lasted the seasons 1940/41 and 1941/42) and Círculo Riosellano. Its first president was Saturno Barro, who formed a board of directors along with Germán Cabeza, Sergio González, Rodrigo Pérez, Vicente Pelaz, Maximiliano Gutiérrez, Emilio Caso, Agustín González and José Manuel Celorio.

In those years, Ribadesella played on the fields of Las Royas and Santa Marina. In the 1960s, the club disappeared and would not compete again until 1973, when the board of directors led by Claudio Valdés enrolled him in the Second Regional. On his return, he played his first match against Santa Bárbara, whom he defeated in Avilés 2-4. As of that season, the entity went up categories, reaching the military in the aforementioned 2nd Division B. Currently, it is framed in the First Regional, under the presidency of Miguel Codesal.


The European Commission approves a package of aid to support the Spanish economy

The European Commission has approved theSecond framework regime to support the Spanish economyin the context of the health and economic crisis ofCovid-19 coronavirusduring this year, as reported by the agency in a statement.

Specifically, the aid will beintended for research and developmentrelated to coronavirus, investment intesting infrastructure, to the investment for theproduction of coronavirus related products,deferrals in the payment of taxes or contributions to Social Securityand subsisted salaries for employees to avoid workforce reductions.

The notified measure expands the aid modalities that can be granted under the first National Temporary Framework, approved by the Commission on April 2, since support can also be granted in the form of guarantees, interest rate subsidies, as well ascapital for a nominal amount of up to 100,000 euros to a company active in the agricultural sectorprimary, up to 120,000 euros to an active company in the fishing and aquaculture sector and up to 800,000 to an active company in all other sectors.

The executive vice president and head of competition policy, Margrethe Vestager, has pointed out that this second Spanish framework regime will allow Spain to provide more support to the economy during this crisis. “It includes support for research and development, testing and production of products related to coronavirus,” he added.

Vestager has pointed out that this framework also includes wage subsidies and deferrals of taxes and social security contributions to support the maintenance of employment. “We continue to work closely with Member States to ensurethat national support measures can be implemented on time and in a timely mannercoordinated and effective, in line with the rules of the European Union, “he stressed.

Following the approval by the Commission of a first Spanish framework regime on April 2, Spain notified the Commission, under the Temporary Framework, of a second National Temporary Framework applicable to state aid intended to support companies affected by the pandemic of coronavirus.


The European Athletics Championship canceled by Covid-19

The European Athletics Federation has announced this Thursdaythe cancellation of the European Championshipin absolute category, scheduled in the first instance from August 25 to 30, 2020 at the Charlety stadium in Paris (France).

“The decision to cancel the championship has been made by the Local Organizing Committee and by the French Athletics Federation (FFA)in an extraordinary meeting of each Executive Committee“said European Athletics in a press release.

“European Athletics and the Local Organizing Committeethey had evaluated all possible optionsto celebrate the championship this year as planned, after a feasibility study according to the current situation, “the text continued, referring tothe health crisis.

“European athletics, and all other relevant parties involved in the project, were subsequently informed of the decision to cancel the European,” stressed European Athletics.

On the current coronavirus pandemic, the note has emphasized thatthe risks “are far from being kept under control”He also recalled “the existing ban on mass meetings in France” as the authorities continue to fight Covid-19.

“An evaluation by the FFA Medical Commission has also been taken into account when considering allpotential risks for viewers and accredited individualss that they would attend the championship, “added European Athletics.” The unfavorable opinion of this commission on this subject, issued this week, has been duly taken into account, “he repeated.

“We regret to announce the cancellation of the European. We were hoping in these difficult times to offer athletes aBig eventto aspire to at the end of this summer, “he lamentedDobromir Karamarinov,Acting President of the European Athletics.

“It is worth reiterating that, in these unprecedented times,health and safety of all parties are paramountinvolved in athletics, including athletes, fans, referees, partners and all related to this sport, “concluded Karamarinov.


Trump ratifies another $ 450 billion stimulus package against Covid-19

The president of United States,Donald Trump,has ratified this Friday the second stimulus package of the North American country against the Covid-19 coronavirus, consisting of aid for a total amount of$ 484 billion(448,000 million euros).

In this way, the stimulus law has completed its last section, after having receivedthe approval of both the Senate and the House of Representativesfrom the United States.

Most of the new funds released will go to increase the program ofsalary protectionwith the aim of allowingSMEsthey can continue to meet the salary cost of their employees. This part will be made up of 320,000 million dollars (296,463 million euros).

Also, the package consists of an injection of$ 75 billion(69,483 million euros) forhospitalsand, another 25,000 million dollars (23,161 million euros), for tests. An additional injection of $ 60 billion (€ 55.587 million) will go to the US Small Business Administration’s disaster relief program, which is made up of grants and loans.

The North American country already approved in March a package of up to two trillion dollars (1,852 trillion euros) to face the Covid-19 pandemic, more than double the amount mobilized by the then president of the United States,Barack Obama,to deal with the 2008 financial crisis.

This Friday, the United States has crossed the threshold of50,000 killed by coronavirus, while more than 870,000 cases have been confirmed in the country.


Holland ends its league without champion or relegation

TheEredivisieand the Keuken Kampioen Divisie, Dutch football’s first and second divisions, have been canceled due to the pandemic ofCovid-19andno team will be proclaimed championHowever, the tickets to play the European competitions for the 2020/21 academic year will be distributed based on the classification that was at the time of the paralysis.

“In these times, given these circumstances, it is not appropriate to speak of a championship and therefore we only confirm the place of the clubs involved in the last ranking of the aborted competitions,” said the Eredivisie Supervisory Board in a note. of press.

Although this Supervisory Board had set June 19 as the date to return to league activity, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands confirmed last Tuesday thatall leisure and sports events will be banned until September 1.

For this reason, the Council met this Friday with clubs, players and coaches to decide if they proclaimed the leader championAjaxor if they left the track record deserted. They also had to clarify if there would be promotions and demotions.

In this sense, it has been definitively decided thatthere are no ascents or descents. “Never before has a meeting been held on the premature termination of Dutch professional football competitions,” the Council recalled in its note.

According to the Board of Directors of the Netherlands Football Federation (KNVB), the query on canceling promotions and decreases yielded 16 votes in favor and 9 against, with another 9 votes blank.

Ajax (1st) will go directly to the ‘playoffs’ of the Champions LeagueandAZ (2nd) will play the second preliminary round of the Champions League; theFeyenoord(3rd) will play the group stage of the Europa League, while thePSVand also himWillem iithey will play the second preliminary round of the Europa League.

All this subject to confirmation by UEFA“, he has specified the same press release, after confirming that there will be no Cup final and that this place towards the European tournament has moved to the league ranking.

The Council has considered that the clubs that participate in the next European competitions “have a great moral obligation to pay 25% of the initial money they receive in this respect for this participation”, so that it is distributed among various professional organizations of national football.

Similarly, the Women’s Eredivisie will also not be played anymore and will not have a champion. The two tickets to participate in the Champions League are for the PSV leader and also for Ajax, who was second. As it is a private competition, it does not have a promotion and descent scheme.


Coronavirus crisis | Why aren’t all music festivals canceled now?

In a time of widespread bewilderment around the world,the music industry in particular lives expectantlyGiven the clear possibility that this 2020 is a year completely lost by the coronavirus. Not surprisingly, more and more authoritative voices point to 2021 to regain some normality when it comes to concerts.

In this climate in which it is difficult to affirm something emphatically, the organization ofResurrection Festyou want to add a little light tothe public to understand why many summer festivals have not yet been canceledand they keep their potential assistants on edge.

“Given the restrictions that are in place right now,it is more than likely that no musical event can be held in the coming monthsand that obviously includes the Resurrection Fest, “begins the statement shared on social media.

And he adds, with total sincerity: “As we have already communicated to you,the safety and health of all parties (public, workers, gangs) is the main thingand we will never put that before anything, so we do not believe that an event should be held with so many thousands of people given the current situation. “

Then ‘El Resu’ asks the question that so many people are asking these days: “Why don’t we make the decision to postpone the festival?” And the answer is most direct: “This is an event thatinvolves managing hundreds of gang contracts,suppliers, sponsors, etc. thanwe cannot unilaterally break. For ita force majeure clause is needed, something that can only be established by the Government. This has already been done in many countries in Europe, but it has not been done here yet and we all have to wait for it to happen. “

According to the statement, this situation is “really difficult for an independent festival such as the Resurrection Fest, since unfortunately in Spainthere is no type of insurance that covers a global crisis due to an epidemiclike this and the losses caused by not carrying out the event to be assumed are enormous. “

In addition, the different actors that make the festival possible alsothey will be “very disadvantaged”.From the staff and their families, to suppliers, to external workers, the press, the technical stage team, sound, lights, workers, decoration, security, waiters, food trucks, sponsors and “many other small companies that have a large part of their billing with the festival. “

“We also want to emphasize that this will also be a severe blow to the local hospitality industry inNursery-Lugo locality where the Resu is planned from July 1 to 4- and the entire region, since the great economic impact that the festival leaves in the area (bars, supermarkets, hotels …) was this year more necessary than ever “the organization points out.

The bands, very collaborative

The festival has “been working for a long time in all possible scenarios, in contact with local and regional administrations”, so it anticipates that “most likely” is that the edition of this year 2020, that of its fifteenth anniversary,“It just has to be postponed to 2021.”

And he adds: “The positive part is that the bands are very collaborative when it comes to re-scheduling the poster, and we are almost convinced that, in the more than probable case of not being able to do the festival this year, our 15th anniversary will be celebrated in 2021 in stylewith all the attractions of the current posterand many more surprises. “

The festival explains that it does not want its public to worry about the tickets, so they will give “the specific details later”.They will all be valid automatically by 2021,in any case, “and whoever cannot attend will be offered a refund of the value of the ticket within the periods established by law.”

“We know and it is a source of pride that our public is one of the most loyal in the country and we count on your support to be able to enjoy magical days in Viveiro again. Now more than ever,support culture, music and the rock scene in all its aspects. Thank you for your understanding and much encouragement to everyone. Please stay home, keep safe distances, wash your hands as much as possible and follow all directions. We will see each other soon, “he concludes.


The Principality, blunt about taking tests at Oviedo and Sporting: “They do not fall within the criteria of essential workers”

The Principality of Asturias today valued the possibility of carrying out tests of the coronavirus on the footballers of Oviedo and Sporting, the representatives of the region in professional football:“They do not fall within the criteria of essential workers, when they meet the criteria they will be made like other citizens”, Rafael Cofiño, general director of Public Health of Asturias, indicated during the appearance to recount the large-scale study on immunity that will begin on Monday.

The issue of football has dragged on for the past few days, as the La Liga project to carry out thousands of tests to detect the coronavirus against First and Second Division soccer players has fueled the controversy, something that today has been officially delayed until new order. On the one hand, the players fear the possibility of getting it, despite the protocols developed back to the activity. On the other, the doctors of the clubs regret the lack of response from La Liga to their questions. AND,Lastly, possible criticism for the massive use of tests that have not yet reached one hundred percent of healthcare personnel.. Today, the League officially informed the clubs of the delay in the tests that were scheduled until Health authorized the protocol.

Regarding Asturian football, andl Sporting was the first club to announce yesterday that its players will undergo the coronavirus test.The rojiblanco club also broke down the list of 27 players who will take the test. Oviedo, for its part, did not specify details, but today stressed in its official Twitter account that“The club, like all the sectors that make up the society of our country, awaits instructions from the Ministry of Health and will comply with its order regarding the steps that must be followed to collaborate in the fight against COVID19”