The reflection of the figures

When will the farandole funeral of the coronavirus numbers end? The death toll is approaching 300,000 worldwide. However, the reality seems to be underestimated in many countries, which prevents the implementation of an effective pandemic control strategy.

Several factors explain this difficulty in having reliable information. First, the timing of the emergence of the new coronavirus remains curiously uncertain. Was it already in the fall, in China and perhaps in Europe? Extensive investigations will have to be carried out to determine this.

Many countries also lack health infrastructure and a statistical culture. Most often, affected people die in their families without anyone being aware of the main cause of their death. This is the case, for example, in northern Nigeria, in the city of Kano, a metropolis of ten million people connected to all of West Africa. There is a great risk that the epidemic will spread there without being correctly traced.

Underestimates may also have political objectives. Some regimes refuse to face reality because they know the potential for contestation, even revolt, generated by such crises, and that they cannot tolerate a questioning of their authority. By revealing the flaws in health systems and public policies, even in the best organized countries, the pandemic can expose certain powers.

Therefore, the concern to present the situation as objectively as possible can be interpreted as a sign of a healthy and reliable relationship between a government and its opinion – its electorate. By this yardstick, democracies appear stronger than authoritarian regimes.


Minimum wage rises in more than 20 states and cities in the US – Telemundo San Antonio (60)

MIAMI – The minimum wage rose between Tuesday and the first day of the year in 21 states and 26 cities and counties in the United States, according to figures compiled by the National Employment Law Project (NELP).

The first employees to benefit from this increase were those who work in New York City, who as of Tuesday must receive a payment of at least $ 15 dollars per hour, while in the rest of the state it is $ 11.80 per hour.

New York is one of 17 jurisdictions where the minimum wage has risen to as high as $ 15 an hour that unions and organizations like NELP have been asking for for years.

But the increase is not limited to this start of the year, as throughout 2020 another 4 states and 23 cities and counties will reach the desired figure of $ 15 an hour.

In total, 24 states and 48 cities and counties will increase their minimum wages sometime in 2020.

In Illinois and Saint Paul, in the state of Minneapolis, they will increase the minimum wage twice this year, on January 1 and in July, the NELP noted.

In addition to Illinois, states that already have new minimum wages include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey and Washington.

The increase in the minimum wage will benefit about 6.8 million employees, according to figures from the Institute for Economic Policy.

Those who will see no change in their pay are employees under the federal minimum wage, which has stood at $ 7.25 an hour since it last rose to that figure more than a decade ago.

On July 24, 2009, the US federal minimum wage had its last hike and despite various attempts to increase this figure, workers will have to wait until they see the results of next November’s elections to try to achieve an increase.

One of those efforts was the House of Representatives’ approval in 2019 of the “Raise the Wage Act” project, which would have allowed the current federal minimum wage to rise to $ 15 an hour in stages, in addition to other protections.

But the hopes of workers in about fifteen states currently living on the federal minimum wage were dashed in the words of Senate leader Republican Mitch McConnell, saying the upper house was not going to vote on the bill.

Added to this was the White House notice that he would veto the measure if he reached his desk.


Why does California have low COVID-19 numbers in the US drama? – Telemundo 52

LOS ANGELES – Early confinement and other prevention measures promoted by the state government have allowed California, with more than 40 million inhabitants and some 300 deaths from COVID-19, to become an example of how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in United States.

So far, the nation’s largest metropolis, Los Angeles, with more than 10 million citizens, has recorded fewer than 6,000 cases and 132 deaths, far from New York City, which has 8 and a half million inhabitants. and it has confirmed some 130,000 infections and more than 4,000 deaths.

“California has been doing quite well in the COVID-19 pandemic, with a relatively low number of infected per 100,000 people and a low death rate,” said Professor Karin Michels, head of the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).


California Governor Gavin Newsom was one of the first in the country to enact relatively strict confinement, allowing only “essential” activities such as going to the grocery store and pharmacy, and exercising respect for safety distances between people.

In contrast, eight states – Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming – have not mandated their residents to stay home.

“The governor issued ‘home security’ and ‘shelter’ orders relatively quickly. Universities like UCLA and other large employers closed even earlier and sent people to work, teach and study from home,” said Michels, who has extensive experience in disease prevention, public health and statistical methods.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, California schools may continue to be closed until the end of August.

Newsom also took the initiative to decree the closure of schools, which will remain closed until next year, as a preventive measure; in asking President Donald Trump to send a hospital ship to Los Angeles to support local hospitals before it reached a hypothetical peak in the number of cases, which has not yet occurred; and in closing the state’s beaches and parks.

Another point that seems to have helped so far in the exceptional case of California against COVID-19, according to experts, is the low population density of the state, which reduces the possibility of contagion and allows better compliance with the rules of social distancing.

 Despite having a large population, Californians do not live in
as dense as New Yorkers. Cities spread with
Few skyscrapers: Relative to other states, many more people in
 California lives in houses, not in apartment buildings or buildings
high, “summarizes Michels, who is based on data from a study of his


California has had a much lower per capita death rate than most of the nation’s largest states, with the exception of Texas.

“The state has a low average age and a high
density of healthcare facilities, which may have contributed to
 the low mortality rate, “explained Michels.

According to a recent study published in The Lancet, the mortality rate among those infected with 20 years of age is 0.03%, while for those 70 years of age it is 8.6%.

Cautious tone

 Californian authorities have projected alarming numbers in the
recent weeks, although so far those estimates have not been

Newsom himself foresaw two weeks ago that more than half the state’s population, or about 25 million people, would become infected, so he begged its residents to follow the guidelines to the letter.

For his part, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, did not hesitate to forecast that the city “would follow in the footsteps of New York” in number of cases, a catastrophic scenario that is still far away.

COVID-19 affects children differently than adults. This is what the doctors say in the following video.

The United States on Monday exceeded 10,000 deaths from coronavirus, with 10,335 and almost 350,000 infected, making it the third country with the most deaths after Italy and Spain, according to the count of the Center for Systems, Science and Engineering (CSSE) from Johns Hopkins University (Maryland).

The new data is known after this Sunday
President Donald Trump, during his usual daily press conference,
make sure “this will probably be the hardest week, between this
week and next, and there will be a lot of death. ”

The state of New York, the great epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, accumulates with these latest figures a total of 4,758 deaths and 130,689 confirmed cases of COVID-19, compared to just over 122,000 that it had a day earlier.


Wuhan reviews its figures and adds 1,290 deceased

The city authorities ofWuhan, origin of the new coronavirus pandemic, haverevised upwards this Friday its Covid-19 figures, registering 1,290 new fatalitiesand 325 new cases. With these new figures, Wuhan, the capital of central Hubei province, has50,333 positive cases and 3,869 deaths.

The Wuhan Health Authority has explained that this increase has been due tovarious factors, including the large number of deaths that have occurred outside hospitalsand medical centers, so there has been no official record until now.

In turn, they have argued that in the face of the immense number of cases,many of the reports and other documents that recorded the deaths were not processed on time, which is added to the fact that numerous centers and other health institutions –public, national, provincial, local, private and improvised–, were not linked to the country’s epidemic information network, so they could not report in time .

As for the rest of the country, and without taking into account the upward revision of Wuhan, the Chinese Ministry of Health has reported this Friday that15 new cases of imported coronavirus and 11 of local transmission have been confirmed, spread across the provinces of Guangzhou, Heilongjiang, Shandong and Liaoning, a small uptick in terms of the figures provided in recent days.

In the last balance offered by the health authorities, the number of positives is so far82,367, while 77,944 have been discharged, after the 52 patients who have recovered this Thursday. On the other hand, the number of serious cases has dropped to 89.

Thedeath toll in China remains at 3,342, after this Thursday there have been no fatalities, according to the latest balance of the authorities, in which the upward advance published by the Wuhan authorities has not been counted.

The number of imported cases has increased to 1,549. In turn, 670 people who have come to China from abroad with the disease have already been discharged. However, despite a slight decrease, another 898 continue their treatment, while 45 are in serious condition.

By last,Hong Kong has recorded 1,017 positive cases, among which are four deceased, and Macao has presented 45 infections. In total, 485 patients have been discharged in Hong Kong and 16 in Macao after passing Covid-19.


Health personnel denounce that Maduro hides the numbers of infections in Venezuela

Correspondent in Caracas



The regime of Nicolás Maduro confinement was extended for an additional 30 days, until May 13, after having recorded the first month of quarantine an astonishing balance of only 175 cases of infected and 9 died of the coronavirus. A contradictory figure to that presented yesterday by health personnel from the School of Medicine of the Universidad de los Andes (ULA) in Mérida who reported 378 cases with symptoms suspected by coronavirus in that state of the country.

«427 people have been treated in the triage area of ​​our institution, of which 378 cases were cataloged with suspicious symptoms by Covid-19. Only 13 people required hospitalization, one in the pediatric area and one pregnant, both cases with satisfactory clinical evolution, “said the doctors in the video published by social networks.

“The regime hides the figures on the reality of Venezuela, where the health system does not have masks, supplies or gloves or material to care for patients. Maduro says that there are 25,000 beds in the 47 hospitals and the truth is that there are only 84 beds available, “say the complainants.

As Venezuela is one of the three countries in the world most vulnerable due to its destroyed health system to face a pandemic of this nature, it is implausible and hardly credible the figures given by the regime’s spokesperson, the Minister of Communication, Jorge Rodríguez. “I report that in the last 24 hours, we have had no cases of Covid-19, which maintains the positive cases of 175 cases and nine deaths,” Rodríguez said this Saturday. He added that Venezuela is complying with the standards established by the World Health Organization (WHO), “for the moment 25 people remain hospitalized, 21 in the CDI (Comprehensive Diagnostic Centers), 12 in private clinics, nine in home isolation and six in isolation in hotels, “he added.

Rodríguez praised the measures taken by Maduro, who in his opinion places the country as the champion that has best fought the Covid-19, “the recovery rate is the highest in the region at 53 percent, above Colombia’s it only reaches seven percent and Brazil with 0.8 percent ».

Internationally isolated

Dr. Julio Castro, health spokesman for the Juan Guaidó team, attributes the low incidence of the coronavirus to the aeronautical isolation that the country has had for a year and a half. “Before the quarantine, the country only had one daily international flight, so the migratory flow of people was restricted.”

Another worrying aspect is that of the 330 political prisoners, who the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has demanded for their release. But the regime has not listened to the requests. It has only released 240 common prisoners over the age of 65.

The number of Venezuelan migrants who have returned for a week from Cúcuta, Colombia, along the Táchira border, has risen to 5,000 people. The regime has offered villas and castles to returnees but in reality only about 4 schools where opposition deputies such as Gaby Arellano and Carlos Valero claim that the treatment the regime gives them is from concentration camps without any kind of humanitarian attention. In Táchira an entire family tested positive for the coronavirus and they were isolated.

More than 200 passengers from the United States and Mexico arrived at the Maiquetía airport in Caracas with the official Conviasa line. All were confined to the Los Caracas resort in Naiguatá, Vargas state, where they will spend the 15 days of quarantine.


Coronavirus in the world, April 12: news, cases and deaths

With more than 160,000 positive cases and 7,000 deaths from covid-19, New York is about to double the death toll from 9/11, with what is currently the zero zone of the coronavirus. It is the red light in the United States, which has already become the country with the highest number of deaths in the world, more than 19,600, the first to count more than 2,000 deaths in a single day and in exceed half a million infections.

Still on MILLENNIUM minute-by-minute coverage with breaking news on the coronavirus in the world today Sunday April 12.

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Former chief rabbi of Israel dies of coronavirus- 17:20

The former chief rabbi of Israel, Eliahou Bakshi-Doron, died this Sunday from complications caused by the new coronavirusShaare Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem announced. Bakshi-Doron, 79, was the Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel between 1993 and 2003.

France registers 14 thousand 393 deaths from coronavirus-14:34

France accumulates 14 thousand 393 deaths from coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, after the 310 new deaths in hospitals in the last 24 hours, the general directorate of Health said in a statement today.

Italy records 431 deaths from covid-19, the lowest number in three weeks- 12:10

Italy announced 431 new deaths from covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the lowest balance since March 19, more than three weeks ago. It is the first time since that date that the death toll has dropped below 500 deaths a day.

29 doctors die in Spain due to coronavirus- 11:40

The covid-19 pandemic caused the death of 29 doctors in Spain so far, of which fourteen were dedicated to primary care, the Official College of Physicians of Madrid reported on Sunday.

In Spain, an elderly woman over 100 years old defeats the coronavirus- 11:30

At more than 100 years old, Josefina Ainsa managed to beat the coronavirus. The woman, from Aragon, in Spain, is the second elderly person who manages to be cured of the disease in that region.

UK registers 737 new deaths from coronavirus and exceeds 10,000 deaths- 10:40

The United Kingdom registered 737 new deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 10,612, the Health Ministry announced.

New York ends its worst week of deaths from covid-19 –09:50

New York state ends its worst week of deaths from the new coronavirus outbreak so far, but there are some signs of hope. At the end of Friday, there were 18,654 people hospitalized with the virus in the state. That amount was an increase of just 85 compared to the previous day.

Distance weddings, the new way to get married in the UAE by covid-19- 09:25

The UAE federal government has set up remote weddings to avoid meetings that may favor the spread of the coronavirus, the official WAM news agency reported.

An Easter Sunday with empty churches and a single Pope in the Vatican- 08:15

Pope Francis gave his traditional “Urbi et Orbi” blessing in an empty Saint Peter’s Basilica, an unpublished image that illustrates the radical changes that the world must accept for weeks to stop the coronavirus pandemic.

Boris Johnson is released after a week hospitalized by covid-19, reports UK08:06

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, hospitalized for a week suffering from covid-19, thanked the public health service, the NHS, for having saved “his life”.

Spain registers a new spike in deaths from coronavirus- 07:30

Deaths from coronavirus increased in Spain in the last 24 hours, to 619, from 510 yesterday, but new infections dropped to 4,167, the Ministry of Health reported today.

Coronavirus leaves almost 110 thousand dead in the world –07:08

The new coronavirus has caused at least 109,307 deaths worldwide since it appeared in December, according to a balance established based on official sources.

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The economic impact of the Covid-19 in three figures

After INSEE, which estimated on March 26 that the shock caused by the coronavirus epidemic would cost France around 3 points of GDP over the year, the OFCE, Sciences-Po’s economic research center, evaluated, Monday, March 30, the impact on activity and employment of the health crisis and the containment measures it imposes. “It’s a shock beyond measure with everything we’ve known”, insisted Xavier Ragot, its president. The proof in three key figures.

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► 30 points of GDP lost per month

The OFCE estimates that the containment measures imposed to stem the epidemic would cost a little more than 30 points of monthly GDP, or a loss of 2.6% over the year, which represents 60 billion wealth losses per month. containment.

This shock ” considerable “ is mainly transmitted through the demand channel, via the fall in household consumption, but also the drop in investment, particularly in the construction sector, with the stoppage of many projects. To this must be added the impact of the crisis on tourism, foreign and domestic, whose losses could turn around 14 billion per month due to the confinement and closing of borders.

The supply shock stems from the difficulty companies have in continuing their activities. Many have been forced to close by government decree, others face a shortage of labor for various reasons – sick employees, on leave for childcare, or exercising their right of withdrawal – which disrupts production .

It remains to be seen how much the bill will be if the crisis lasts more than a month. “Is two months twice as much? Hard to say at this time. There may be a snowball effect which worsens the situation, but also an effect of public policies and an adaptation of agents which mitigates the negative impact “, underlines Xavier Timbeau, director of the OFCE.

► 18% decrease in household consumption

The OFCE calculated that the direct impact of a month of confinement could lead to a fall in effective household consumption by 18%. In detail, out of 17 branches studied, seven concentrated around 80% of the shock, in particular those linked to transport services, accommodation and catering, construction and leisure activities.

“In contrast, seven branches should have little impact from the current containment”, notes the study. These include agriculture and the food industry, consumption of energy for housing, financial and insurance activities. Some may even hope to fare well, such as the IT and communications industries.

► 5.7 million jobs potentially affected by short-time working

The fall in demand and the slowdown or cessation of activity could provoke a massive recourse to short-time working which could, in the long term, affect 5.7 million people, or 21% of paid employment.

In this hypothesis – considering that all requests are accepted by Unédic -, the direct cost for public finances would be 12.7 billion euros per month, to which must be added 8.7 billion in contribution losses social. “Or a total budgetary cost which can amount to more than 20 billion euros per month”, specify the authors.

The presented study “Is only the first step in quantifying an unprecedented economic and social shock”, specifies Xavier Timbeau. It should therefore be “Revised regularly by incorporating effects not taken into account at this stage and on the basis of new data available”, he agrees.

But a certainty is already emerging: the French scenario of a return to growth, a further fall in unemployment and a control of public deficits seems seriously compromised.


Coronavirus March 18. Breaking news around the world

The spread of the new coronavirus continues to generate consequences around the world. Yesterday, Colombia decreed a state of emergency to face the spread of the pandemic and ordered compulsory isolation of those over 70 years of age as the first measure. Likewise, and after the death toll increased to 100 in the United States, Trump prepares a plan to immediately return to Mexico all migrants who cross the southern border illegally due to Covid-19.

Still on MILLENNIUM breaking news about the coronavirus around the world. In addition, here you can keep up to date with what is happening in Mexico.

21:03 | El Salvador confirms first case

The President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, confirmed the first case of coronavirus in a person who traveled to Italy.

“We did two tests of suspicious cases, one of them came out negative and the other came out positive, that is, officially we already have a case of coronavirus in El Salvador“said the president in national chain.

20:44 | Nicaragua registers first case

The government of Nicaragua confirmed this Wednesday his first case of coronavirus in a 40-year-old man who arrived a few days ago from Panama and that he is isolated in a special intensive care unit of one of the 19 hospitals enabled to treat this disease.

The Nicaraguan vice president, Rosario Murillo, He assured, after confirming the case through the national television network, that they have activated a national plan to protect the population against this pandemic classified as “very high” risk of contagion by the World Health Organization (WHO).

20:34 | Trump approves social aid plan for Covid-19

President Donald Trump announced that he had ratified the measures hours after the Republican-majority Senate approved them with 90 votes in favor and eight against.

The United States adopted this Wednesday a $ 100 billion social assistance plan Aimed at workers directly affected by the consequences of the coronavirus, while Congressmen and the White House were negotiating an economic stimulus plan that could reach 1.3 trillion dollars.

20:03 Brazil adds 4 dead and 428 infected

The government of São Paulo reported on Wednesday a new death from coronavirus, so that there are four deaths confirmed by the Brazilian authorities as a result of the disease.

President Jair Bolsonaro announced new measures to contain the social effect of the coronavirus, aimed at informal and self-employed workers.

19:32 | China does not register local infected for the first time since the start of the pandemic

China announced that In the last 24 hours, there were no new cases of local contamination with the Covid-19 coronavirus, although it verified 34 cases originated with people from abroad, according to official information.

As reported by the National Health Commission, those 34 imported cases constitute biggest daily gain in two weeks. This is the first day without local cases of contamination since the local authorities defined the counting criteria in January.

18:48 | Jamaica and Costa Rica confirm their first death from coronavirus

A 79-year-old man became the first patient to die Wednesday in Jamaica by the coronavirus. There are 14 cases in the country. The Jamaican Ministry of Health reported that the victim was a man with diabetes and hypertension who had come from New York and that he presented the first symptoms on March 16.

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, reported that the first deceased in the Central American country was an older adult. The man was hospitalized in the intensive care unit of the Alajuela city hospital.

18:38 | Tourists from MS Braemar begin to leave Cuba

The first 225 European tourists from the MS Braemar they started to leave Cuba on a flight to the UK after having been inside the ship with five cases of Covid-19.

Tourists were offshore for 14 days after being denied access to dock in the Caribbean after the confirmed chaos of the virus. Travelers are mainly over 60 years old.

17:14 | El Salvador and Belize have not yet registered cases

The three Central American countries, and several more around the world No positive cases of coronavirus have yet been reported. Many of them have already implemented social restriction measures such as the cancellation of sporting events and flight limitations.

Several countries in Africa, and some in Asia that border China, have not registered infected with the virus, in which North Korea, Libya and Botswana stand out.

16:56 | More than 4 thousand French are fined for not respecting quarantine

The French police reported that 4 thousand 95 people had been fined for not respecting the social restriction measures by the coronaviris. Penalties may amount up to 135 euros (3 thousand 510 pesos).

In 24 hours, there were 70 thousand exchanges with the French to explain why they were in violation and from this morning 4 thousand 95 fines were made, “declared the Interior Minister, Christophe Castaner.

16:41 | Bolsonaro recognizes “severity” of the coronavirus, asks not to go into “hysteria”

The President of Brazil recognized at a press conference the “seriousness” of the coronavirus crisis, but asked to avoid “hysteria” and adopt basic preventive measures to slow down the advance of the virus, which has already infected two of his ministers and the president of the senate.

“My obligation is to tell the truth to the Brazilian population, but that the truth does not exceed the limit of panic,” he said. Bolsonaro wearing a protective mask, like his ministers.

15:35 | New York Stock Exchange will temporarily operate electronically

The New York Stock Exchange will activate its business continuity planTherefore, starting Monday, March 23, it will temporarily move to electronic negotiations only.

Trading and regulatory oversight of all NYSE listed securities will continue without interruption.

15:25 | Guatemalan President asks Congress for $ 915 million for coronavirus

The President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, asked Congress for a budget extension for $ 915 million to reactivate the economic one, before the effects of the coronavirus.

The plan presented includes two loans: one for 200 million from the world Bank and another for 193 million Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).

He warned that the pandemic can generate “an unprecedented crisis if we do not contain it,” in a country where 59 percent of the 15 million inhabitants live in poverty.

15:22 | Stock markets in Colombia, Argentina and Brazil close lower on fears of the pandemic

The stock exchanges of Colombia, Argentina and Brazil They closed with setbacks amid fears of the pandemic.

The Colombian stock market fell 10.64 percent, while the Argentine stock market plummeted 14.47 percent and the Sao Paulo stock market fell more than 10 percent.

14:52 | King Felipe VI asks Spaniards to “resist” the coronavirus

The King of Spain, Felipe VI, today addressed the Spanish whom he called resist the coronavirus epidemic, which has killed 598 people in the country. “This virus will not defeat us. Unlike. It will make us stronger as a society; a more committed, more supportive, more united society ”, he declared.

In a speech, the duration of which was just over seven minutes, the monarch stressed that the crisis is “temporary” and is going to “beat and overcome.” “This is a temporary crisis. A parenthesis in our lives. We will return to normal. Definitely. And we will do it sooner rather than later: if we do not let our guard down, if we all join forces and collaborate from our respective responsibilities, “he said.

14:26 | WHO classifies Covid-19 as “enemy of humanity”

The director of the World Health Organization (WHO) today described as “enemy of humanity” the new coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of more than 8,000 people worldwide since its appearance in late December in China.

“This coronavirus presents an unprecedented threat. But it is also an unprecedented opportunity to unite against a common enemy, an enemy of humanity,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a virtual press conference.

14:20 | The US will expel illegals who cross the border with Mexico due to the health emergency

United States President Donald Trump said today that his government will use a health standard to quickly expel migrants or asylum seekers who illegally cross the border into Mexico, as part of efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

At a press conference at the White House, Trump confirmed that he will invoke a law that allows people or property from certain countries or places to be prevented from entering to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.

12:58 | France establishes a state of emergency due to coronavirus

The French government today approved a bill that establishes a state of sanitary emergency with which to be able to legislate by decree to respond quickly to the crisis caused by the coronavirus.

The Prime Minister, Édouard Philippe, indicated that it is not a matter of pronouncing “restrictive individual measures”, but of being able to adopt the necessary provisions to face the epidemic, which in France has already caused 175 deaths and more than 7,700 cases of contagion.

12:40 | Italy records 475 deaths from coronavirus in 24 hours

The pandemic of coronavirus killed 475 people in Italy In the last 24 hours, the worst balance recorded in a country in a day, civil protection announced on Wednesday.

There are already almost 3 thousand people who lost their lives in Italy, a balance close to that of China (more than 3,200 dead), where the pandemic originated. The health services registered 4 thousand 207 new cases in the last 24 hours, a figure never reached before.

12:02 | UK to close schools to curb coronavirus

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the closure of all schools in the country from Friday, until further notice, to stop the expansion of the new coronavirus.

Johnson explained that the children of essential workers such as toilets, police, food delivery workers and social workers will be able to continue attending the centers.

11:48 | 103-year-old woman survives coronavirus in Iran

A 103-year-old woman was cured of the new coronavirus in Iran, despite the high mortality suffered by people over the age of 70, the official Iranian agency Irna reported.

The patient had been hospitalized in the city of Semnan, some 180 km east of Tehran, Irna reported, who did not reveal the woman’s name.

10:50 | First patient with coronavirus died in Cuba

A 61-year-old Italian tourist who arrived in Cuba on March 9, she became the first fatality of the new coronavirus in Cuba, the government announced.

“In the early hours of March 18, the 61-year-old Italian national died in a critical condition” since Sunday night, the island’s Ministry of Public Health reported.

09:54 | Turkey closes borders with Greece and Bulgaria

Only three weeks after opening its borders to migrants who wanted to enter the European Union, Turkey announced today that it will prevent entry to its territory from Greece and Bulgaria., to try to prevent the expansion of the coronavirus.

The three border crossings with Bulgaria and the two with Greece, in addition to the rail connection, will be closed as of midnight today for people, although the transit of goods will continue without restrictions, the Anadolu agency said, citing sources from the Ministries of Health and Commerce.

09:34 | Coronavirus could leave 25 million unemployed: ILO

The International Labor Organization (ILO) warned that if there is no international response with coordinated policies to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, some 25 million people could lose their jobs worldwide. He explained that this will happen if you do not act quickly to protect workers.

“If we see a coordinated international response, as happened in the global financial crisis of 2008/9, then the impact of global unemployment could be significantly less,” he added.

09:08 | Europe beats Asia in number of deaths from coronavirus

Europe today surpassed Asia in number of deaths caused by the coronavirus and the epidemic continues to advance relentlessly through the deserted streets of the continent and the world despite the decreed measures of confinement, which have already left half of the world’s students without class.

Europe already registers 3,242 deaths, compared to 3,384 in Asia, where this epidemic emerged. Italy is the most affected European country with 2 thousand 503 deaths. Around the world, the pandemic has already killed more than 8,000 people and infected more than 200,000, according to AFP balances based on official figures.

08:36 | Chile decrees a state of emergency due to coronavirus

The President of Chile, the Conservative Sebastián Piñera, decreed the state of constitutional exception due to a catastrophe as a measure to face the situation of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, which already accounts for 238 infections.

The measure will begin to apply as of 00:00 today, will last 90 days and will allow, if deemed necessary, to restrict meetings in public spaces, ensure distribution of basic goods and services, order the formation of food and other goods reserves , limit traffic and locomotion and establish quarantines or curfews.

08:20 | Honda to suspend production in Celaya due to coronavirus

Honda will suspend operations at its Celaya, Guanajuato plant,dFor six days due to a decrease in demand due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, this as part of a decision that will affect other facilities in North America.

“Honda will suspend production for six days from March 23, with current plans to return to production on Tuesday, March 31 (…) will reduce production by approximately 40 thousand vehicles during these six days,” he said in a statement.

08:00 | Trump announces closure of Canadian border due to coronavirus

The American President, Donald Trump announced the “temporary closure” of the border with Canada to all “non-essential traffic”, although he specified that “trade will not be affected”, to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

“We will be, by mutual agreement, temporarily closing our northern border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected,” Trump said on his Twitter account.

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26 new coronavirus cases in Massachusetts take the total to 164 – NBC Boston

There are currently 164 coronavirus cases in Massachusetts, state health officials shared on Sunday, and the number of residents tested went from 475 to nearly 800.

The 26 new cases were announced in a Commonwealth attempt to speed up testing for coronavirus after restrictions have been relaxed on the test protocols.

New guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requires doctors only to present a nasal swab instead of presenting previously required nasal and throat swabs. With the modification of the clinical test protocols, the state laboratory test capacity has doubled from 200 to around 400 patients per day.

Massachusetts doctors also now have greater flexibility to determine which patients should be tested without having to call DPH’s Epi Line.

With multiple clinical laboratories in the Bay State working to obtain FDA approval, health officials say that even more testing capabilities will soon be available.

As of Sunday, the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory has tested 799 patients, officials said, compared to 475 the previous day.

Forty-five of the 164 positive state cases were subsequently confirmed by the CDC.

Governor Charlie Baker is expected to provide an update on Sunday night about state testing efforts and what is being done to slow the spread of coronavirus in the Commonwealth.

Governor Baker and Governor Lieutenant Karyn Polito will join Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders and Commissioner of the Public Health Department Dr. Monica Bharel at the State House at 18:00. The Baker-Polito administration says that, contrary to popular rumors, it is not preparing a refuge in order.

Four of the 26 new cases announced on Sunday are related to the employee meeting held at a Boston hotel by Cambridge Biogen biotechnology company last month. Health officials say 108 of the 164 cases are now related to the February 24-27 meeting held at the Marriott Long Wharf hotel, which has since closed “in the interest of public health”.

In new cases, a healthcare professional is included at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The hospital announced the case Sunday morning and said that patients and staff who may have had contact with the infected worker are being contacted.

Eight more cases are associated with travel, bringing the total to 13. Eight remain associated with a cluster in western Massachusetts and 35 of these are currently under investigation, health officials say.

Of the 164 cases in the state, 74 are women and 90 are men. Middlesex County residents still account for nearly half, 75 of the cases across the state. The counties of Norfolk and Suffolk both have 31 cases, while there are nine cases in County Berkshire. There are now six cases each in the Essex and Worcester counties.

The counties of Plymouth, Hampden, Barnstable and Bristol have one case each. Two cases are of unknown counties at the moment.

Two other patients have been hospitalized, bringing the total to 13 so far, although another 36 cases are listed as being investigated, according to Sunday’s data.

The update in coronavirus cases on Sunday came shortly after Boston Mayor Marty Walsh declared a public health emergency for the coronavirus epidemic and announced radical changes for bars and restaurants in the city in an attempt to protect residents.

Boston EMS urges people not to call 911 to request COVID-19 tests. People are asked to call their primary care providers, the mayor’s hotline at 617-534-5050 or the state DPH hotline at 211.

Virus-related symptoms include fever (100.4 ° F or higher), cough, breathing difficulties or shortness of breath.

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Good figures for French employment

France created more jobs in 2019 than the previous year (+ 1.4%) but without reaching the level of 2017, according to final figures published on Tuesday March 10 by INSEE, which estimated at 263,100 number of net job creations in the private sector.

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In the last quarter of the year, net job creations rose 0.5% to 88,800 jobs, after + 39,900 the previous quarter, reaching 19.74 million jobs in the private sector in France.

The provisional estimate given at the beginning of February by INSEE was well below for private salaried employment in the fourth quarter (40,700) and was greatly revised in particular in market services. It is still this sector which drives job creations in France with 201,000 net job creations in 2019, a figure higher than in 2018.

Construction records “Its largest annual increase since 2007”, notes INSEE, with 45,000 job creations, an increase of 3.3%. The industrial sector grew very moderately over one year (+10,700, + 0.3%).

In total, private and public wage employment creations stood at 287,600 (+ 1.1%), including 24,400 public job creations, and 90,800 in 4e quarter (+ 0.4%) in the private and public sectors.

Figures consistent with falling unemployment

These figures are consistent with the drop in the number of jobseekers observed in 2019. France counted 120,700 fewer unemployed jobseekers (-3.3%), the largest drop since the 2008 crisis, according to figures published in late January by Pôle emploi. Long-term unemployment is down: registrants (A, B and C) for more than a year are down 1.7% (-2.5% year on year) but still down to 2.583 million.

For the first time since 2008, the number of active job seekers (categories B and C) had also decreased (-2.5% over one year), a figure in line with the increases in hiring on permanent or permanent contracts. full-time. In total, Pôle emploi had 5.740 million people registered in categories A, B or C at the end of 2019.