StopCovid app suspended at Apple’s goodwill

During his hearing before the Senate Law Commission, Cédric O promised total anonymization of the data.

Cédric O, Secretary of State for Digital, last March.
Cédric O, Secretary of State for Digital, last March. LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP

It is not enough to decree digital sovereignty for it to exist. The hearing of Cédric O, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, who was heard by the Senate on Monday on the future StopCovid application, was the occasion for a sudden return to reality. This digital tracking tool, which should help deconfinement by detecting contaminated people and all those around them, will not be able to be effectively installed without the help of Apple and Google. This is what the secretary of state clearly revealed to the senators of the law commission chaired by Philippe Bas, who connected massively to attend this hearing.

If Apple does not agree to modify its technical criteria, the application that we are building with our European partners, especially German, Swiss and soon Italian, English and Monegasque, will never be ready for May 11

Cedric O

Without going into the technical details, the two major internet operators, who together control almost all of the smartphone operating systems, have implemented technical procedures which do not allow applications to run continuously or when the phones are locked.

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Reunion at war against two epidemics

In addition to Covid-19, the island is conducting a screening operation to detect cases of dengue, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes.

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Passengers arrive on Reunion Island, before containment is ordered to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Passengers arrive on Reunion Island, before containment is ordered to limit the spread of Covid-19. EMMANUEL GRONDIN @ / PHOTOPQR / DAILY MEETING

In Reunion, which is in phase 2 of the Covid-19 epidemic since Tuesday, caregivers and the population are actually faced with two health scourges which are rife simultaneously and whose symptoms are confused. This island in the Indian Ocean is facing an epidemic of dengue fever, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes.

The meeting crossed Wednesday, the bar of 100 people tested positive at Covid-19. On Tuesday, it went into phase 2 of the epidemic, when the metropolis is already in phase 3. But the national decree concerning the containment measures and closings of non-essential businesses already applies to this overseas department. Unlike the mainland, “We have decided to extend Covid-19 screening” to everyone with the symptoms, the director of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) said on Tuesday. On the one hand because “We are in an insular situation. Then, because Reunion is behind the metropolis regarding the

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what is prohibited, what is closed, what is open

What we have to do at the moment is simply to avoid gathering as much as possible, limit friendly and family gatherings, use public transport only to go to work and only if physical presence at work is essential, leave your home only to do your essential shopping, exercise or vote“Announced Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Saturday evening.

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Overview of what this means.

  • What is closed or prohibited

Restaurants, bars, nightclubs and cinemas must close their doors until April 15, 2020, according to the decree published this Sunday March 15 in the Official Journal. The measures also concern auditions, conferences, meetings, shows, shopping centers, dance halls and game rooms, libraries and documentation centers, exhibition halls, ski resorts, indoor sports facilities and museums.

The restaurants and hotel bars, with the exception of “room service”, are included in this list.

Any gathering, meeting or activity bringing together more than 100 people in a closed or open environment simultaneously is prohibited until April 15, 2020. Sports meetings in an open environment are now included in the scope of the ban (except sure if the camera brings them back below the threshold of 100 people).

Nurseries, schools, colleges, high schools and universities are closed until March 29, 2020. A daycare service for the personnel who are essential for managing the health crisis will be set up.

Until April 15, 2020, cruise ships and passenger ships carrying more than 100 passengers are prohibited from calling at Corsica, and from calling or anchoring in the internal and territorial waters of the departments and regions of ‘overseas, as well as Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, and Wallis-et-Futuna, unless otherwise specified.

  • What is open or allowed

All the services essential to the life of our fellow citizens will obviously remain openSaid the Prime Minister. This concerns food stores and markets (bakery, fishmonger …) pharmacies, banks, tobacco and press offices or petrol stations.

Pet stores and pet food stores also remain open.

The first round of municipal elections takes place this Sunday, March 15 “as expected“, provided “strictly observe the guidelines for distance and prioritization of the elderly and frailAdded Edouard Philippe.

In addition, boxes of protective masks from the national stock can be distributed free of charge by pharmacies to the following health professionals:
– general practitioners and specialist doctors;
– dental surgeons;
– nurses;
– physiotherapist masseurs;
– midwives;
– pharmacists.

In view of the health situation, in the context of chronic treatment, exceptionally, when the period of validity of a renewable prescription has expired and in order to avoid any interruption of treatment detrimental to the patient’s health, pharmacies may dispense, as part of the initially planned dosage, a number of boxes per prescription line guaranteeing the continuation of treatment until May 31, 2020. The pharmacist informs the doctor.

The events “essential to the continuity of the life of the NationAre maintained. We are talking here in particular of demonstrations, contests, electoral meetings, or even the use of public transport. Yes “urban transport continues to operate“, The government urges the French to limit”their journeys and in particular to avoid interurban journeys

Places of worship will remain open, but rallies and ceremonies will have to be postponed.

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Several systems make it possible to maintain employee compensation

Telework, whether or not framed by a collective agreement, amounts to working from home, and not at the office. Only the modality of execution of the contract changes, not its compensation.

employees who cannot telecommute for any reason may be granted
employees who cannot telecommute for any reason can benefit from a “Compensated work stoppage”. 298168346 / Drazen – stock.adobe.com

At least three systems exist to prevent employees from losing a penny of wages and suffering from the current crisis. First, companies are paid for the remuneration of those who have already started or are about to start teleworking, to follow the government’s recommendation. Telework, whether or not framed by a collective agreement, amounts to working from home, and not at the office. Only the modality of execution of the contract changes, not its compensation.

Second, employees who cannot telecommute for any reason (because they have to babysit or do not have the equipment to do so – and in the latter case the company must justify it) can benefit from a “compensated work stoppage”. It is the employer who is responsible for making the declaration on the health insurance site (ameli.fr); only one parent can benefit. The procedure is automatic, without waiting period, and does not require

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Public transport tested by the coronavirus

Metro and train traffic has not declined. But RATP and SNCF are preparing for stage 3 of the epidemic where restrictions are possible.

Users wear protective masks in the Paris metro.
Users wear protective masks in the Paris metro. Delphine Goldsztejn / PHOTOPQR / LE PARISIEN / MAXPPP

What if public transport were blocked for lack of personnel? Or if they were neglected by travelers afraid of contracting the disease in these places with a lot of traffic? For the moment, this dark scenario is fiction. But the companies that run trains, metros, trams are forced to work on this assumption just in case.

Especially at the RATP which acknowledged Wednesday evening to have in its ranks a first sick employee. “A station officer on metro line 6 was hospitalized after being contaminated during a private stay in an identified home of the coronavirus. A stay which took place the week preceding his resumption of service. Today she is better“, We explain to the authority, who immediately informed the ten colleagues of the infected person with whom she was in contact and reported their case to occupational medicine.

The ARS (Regional Health Agency), which was to decide, decided not to place these collaborators

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Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy idles

REPORT – Faced with the Covid-19 epidemic, 90,000 staff and travelers are trying not to fall into paranoia. They adapt their behavior.

Passengers wear a protective mask upon arrival at Roissy.
Passengers wear a protective mask upon arrival at Roissy. GONZALO FUENTES / X02443

Walking around Terminal 2E, it feels like you are in the streets of Tokyo or Beijing. The masks worn by many travelers about to record for long-haul are a reminder of the threat. Everyone goes there with their equipment to protect themselves from the coronavirus: surgical or site masks, with or without filter, white or black, or improvised scarves in mufflers.

Isabelle, a sixty-something woman who is going home to Cotonou, plans to wear hers until her arrival. Her son Handy disinfects her hands. “You have to continue living normally, you cannot stay confined, he says. But as I pushed the cart and went through the airport, I followed the hygiene guidelines. We must remain vigilant. ”

At the pharmacy, sales of 9.90 euros masks are soaring, as are sales of hydroalcoholic lotions bought by almost all customers of the nearby Relay store. “People are flocking to disinfectants, some buy six or eight, specifies Léanne, employee

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The arduous apprenticeship of a city girl who became a sheep breeder

TESTIMONY – At 33, Marion Cullen has chosen to leave the city where she held a position of European executive responsible for the repair service of PlayStation to settle in the countryside.

Marion Cullen (35) has now been living for a little over a year on the Mignonne farm, east of Toulouse.
Marion Cullen (35) has now been living for a little over a year on the Mignonne farm, east of Toulouse. Personal collection

Moving from a European managerial position responsible for repairing PlayStation at Sony to a sheep breeder in Haute-Garonne, this is the big difference that Marion Cullen, 35, has chosen to make. It is now installed for a little over a year on the farm of the Mignonne, in the town of Verfeil (3595 inhabitants), recognizable by its orange brick church typical of the Occitan region, some 25 kilometers east From toulouse.

At 33, she made the leap from city to country, from the heated winter office to a windy field. “It was when I had a skills assessment as part of a contractual break with my employer, in early 2017, that the evidence appeared to me., she remembers. I had always wanted to start my business with a desire to do something in the environment, but I did not know what. Everything came to light in the first five minutes of this interview. I was going to have my farm with my lands and I

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Camille Beaurain, the SOS of a farmer’s widow

TESTIMONY – This 26-year-old woman, whose husband committed suicide in 2017, has just published a book to make the plight of the farming community heard.

Camille Beaurain
Camille Beaurain Francois Bouchon

“We let the farmers kill themselves and no one moves. We must react.“This is a cry of alert launched by Camille Beaurain. In a poignant book – You left me alive (Le Cherche Midi editions) -, this young woman of 26 tells her story and the drama she lived. On October 27, 2017, she discovered her farmer husband hanged in the attic of their farm. “That day, I lost half of myself”, breath Camille Beaurain, almost two years to the day after this tragedy. “I wrote this book with my guts. I did it for him, so that he didn’t leave for nothing and so that people would realize the suffering of farmers. “she continues. “A farmer commits suicide every day in France. How many do you need for us to react? ”, questions the young woman. “For me, it’s too late, you can’t help me anymore. But we can’t leave other farmers like that ”, she continues.

Camille Beaurain met her husband, Augustin (first name

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