⇒ 7.45 a.m .: [RÉCAP’] Most of the day of May 7
♦ Covid-19 pandemic killed at least 263,792 worldwide, according to an AFP report. More than 3,766,180 cases of infection have been diagnosed in 195 countries. The United States is the most affected country, with 73,431 deaths in 1,228,609 cases. They are followed by the United Kingdom (30,076 dead for 201,101 cases), Italy (29,684 dead, 214,457 cases), Spain (26,070 dead, 221,447 cases) and France (with 25,809 dead, 174,191 cases). Europe thus totaled 150,249 deaths on Thursday for 1,641,959 cases.
♦ Édouard Philippe, accompanied by several ministers, detailed the deconfinement plan who “Can be hired this Monday, May 11”, in view of the health situation. With nearly 26,000 dead France remains “Cut in half” between departments “Green” and “Red”. In areas where the circulation of the virus is more active, i.e.n Île-de-France, in the North-East and in Mayotte, many restrictions remain in force : no opening of colleges (which may open on May 18 elsewhere), nor of parks and gardens. Strict distancing measures will be implemented in transport where the masks will be mandatory under penalty of 135 euros fine. A new certificate will also be necessary for trips of more than 100 km.
♦ A few days before this deconfinement, the country seems to know a “Slight recovery” economic activity, especially in industry and construction, according to INSEE.
♦ In the USA, unemployment continues to rise : 3.169 million new registrants in one week. And total of 33.5 million unemployed. A record.
♦ Masks and gloves will be compulsory in transport to Moscow epicenter of the epidemic in Russia.
♦ Lnumber of international tourists could fall by 60% to 80% in 2020, according to the World Tourism Organization.
Welcome everyone to this live dedicated to the coronavirus pandemic.
On this particular May 8, where the ceremonies which celebrate the end of the war, will not take place like the other years, the ministry of the armies invites the French to decorate the windows and make a blueberry out of paper. The National Office for War Veterans and Victims even offers an online tutorial.