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The UAE energy Minister of Those al-mazroui called the dream of the rise in oil prices above $40 a barrel after the transaction OPEC+. He said this during the webinar, the Atlantic Council (analytical center under NATO). His words, the correspondent of RBC.

According to the Minister, until a new agreement OPEC+ in the UAE expect the price of oil this year will range from $20 to $30 per barrel, and the price of $30 a barrel was considered as the maximum.

“But the price of oil rose to $43 per barrel, which was a dream, which, according to our forecasts, it was possible only next year,” said al mazrouei.

The cost of a barrel of Brent on the stock exchange in London exceeded $43 on Monday 8 June, the highest since March 6. Later, the price fell again, on 12 June it amounted to below $37 for the first time since the end of may. As of 16 June, the cost of a barrel of Brent amounted to $39,86.

The head of “Gazprom oil” Alexander Dyukov said that the price of oil could rise to $40 per barrel by the end of the year and current fall should not be a reason to change the deal, OPEC+. According to him, the recent fall in oil prices below $40 per barrel, “objective normalization” after “a certain euphoria”.


A deconfinement under very high surveillance

If this Monday, May 11 is eagerly awaited by the French, for experts, it looks like a leap into the unknown. None of them can write the script for the next few weeks. In total, since 1er March, more than 26,300 people died from Covid-19 in France.

After almost two months of confinement, this return to “freedom” is taking place in a very gradual and supervised manner. Extreme caution is required, as nothing has yet been won, as illustrated by the discovery of two sources of contamination in recent days, in New Aquitaine. More than ever, the daily number of people hospitalized in intensive care will be scrutinized feverishly by the health authorities.

A still high number of patients in “shifts”

On March 17, confinement had been established to, precisely, avoid saturation of these resuscitations. With some success. Since the beginning of April, the number of Covid patients hospitalized in “shifts” has been constantly decreasing. But not as fast as what was expected by the projections of epidemiological studies and modellers.

Based on the work of the Institut Pasteur, the Scientific Council estimated on April 20 that the number of Covid patients on “shifts” could be between 1,400 and 1,900 on May 11. However, on May 9, there were still 2,812 patients in these services.

“Of the 20 beds in my department, 18 are still occupied by Covid patients. Some have been here for a month. This is a peculiarity of this virus: the patients stay on sheave longer than what we usually see “Said Doctor Khaldoun Kuteifan, head of resuscitation at Mulhouse hospital (Haut-Rhin).

A thorny situation

Another observation: the number of new Covid patients admitted to “shifts” is also declining on a regular basis, but again not as quickly as expected. On April 20, the Scientific Council estimated that on May 11, there could be between 10 to 50 new daily admissions to intensive care. Again, this is not the case since on average around 100 Covid patients continue to arrive every day.

What approach this deconfinement with a certain nervousness. The government is particularly attentive to the four regions classified red (Ile-de-France, Grand Est, Hauts-de-France and Bourgogne Franche-Comté) because their “sheave” beds are occupied 80% by Covid patients. In these areas, the deconfinement will be done without the opening of parks, gardens or the return of middle school students to class. In fact, a resumption of the epidemic, even a moderate one, could quickly enough provoke a saturation in hospitals which is difficult to manage for carers exhausted by the first wave of the epidemic.

In the green areas, the situation also remains difficult. In recent days, two homes have been identified in departments classified in green, in the Dordogne, following funerals in late April and in Vienna, in a college preparing for the resumption of schooling. If these situations seem to be under control, they illustrate the magnitude of the challenge.

“Above all, it should not be that in the minds of some people, this deconfinement leads to a relaxation”, entrusted the director of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine regional health agency, Michel Laforcade, the health authorities calling for “Citizen responsibility to ensure the strictest respect for barrier gestures”.

“Follow the dynamics of the epidemic in a much more reactive way”

The whole challenge of deconfinement, throughout the country, will therefore be to follow the dynamics of the epidemic. To achieve this, Public Health France will continue to monitor its usual benchmarks (emergency visits, emergency room visits, etc.) but will also develop new indicators based on screening, which must now be done on a large scale for anyone with symptoms.

This will make it possible to follow the dynamics of the epidemic in a much more reactive way “Underlines Pierre-Yves Boëlle, professor of epidemiology at Paris-Sorbonne University. ” The percentage of positive tests will be a very interesting criterion because it also takes into account the number of tests carried out. In one territory, if we see that the percentage of positive tests increases in symptomatic people, this will mean that the epidemic has probably started to increase again “Says Lulla Opatowski, researcher in epidemiological modeling at the Institut Pasteur and at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin.


Elsewhere in the world, careful deconfinement

Several European countries including Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic and Denmark have started more or less rapid deconfinement measures in recent days. Half of Spaniards find freedom of movement on Monday, May 11, a measure that does not concern Madrid or Barcelona, ​​the two cities most affected by the pandemic.

→ READ. In Europe, deconfinement in small steps

In northern Germany, the first cafes and restaurants were able to reopen on Saturday May 9 after weeks of forced breaks. But a canton of Rhineland had to reintroduce measures of containment Friday May 8 vis-a-vis a number of contaminations started up again.

China noted, Sunday, May 10, the level of epidemiological risk in a district of Wuhan, after the discovery of a case of Covid-19. It is the first case in the city, the cradle of the pandemic, in more than a month.

In Seoul, the capital of South Korea, the municipality has ordered the closing of bars and nightclubs in the capital due to the appearance of a new home.

Although the pandemic is not contained, Pakistan, the fifth most populous country in the world, eased its restrictions by reopening its markets on Saturday, May 9, where thousands of customers have rushed.


Back to school in China under very high security

Maximum security: single file two meters away, offices far from each other, queue and control in front of the toilets, meals in class, hand washing, mask or visor, finally compulsory temperature measurement of students and teachers … China’s largest cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chengdu, after three months of strict confinement, middle and high school students returned to school on Monday, April 27, under very strict security conditions.

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If China seems to have curbed the epidemic of coronavirus which would have left nearly 5,000 dead and nearly 100,000 cases, the authorities want life to start again, while fearing a second wave of contaminations with so-called “imported” cases, mostly Chinese returning home.

A different back to school period by province

“However, there is no national school year, says Zhe Kun, 40-year-old professor in Hangzhou, each city decides independently according to the local situation “. In fact, the 22 provinces of China (the size of each is equivalent to a European country) manage school returns differently. The Qinhai and the Gansu, largely spared the virus, resumed classes in early March in primary schools, colleges and high schools.

“In my province of Guangdong (neighboring Hong Kong, editor’s note), the start of the school year will not start until May 11, after the Golden Week holidays, the first week of May”, testifies Claire Zhen, salesperson in Dongguan. “My 10 year old son has been cloistered for months, she continues. He has a lot of online courses, but I feel like I’m going to go crazy if school doesn’t resume very quickly. This confinement is a test for children but also for parents ”.

“Parents are going to go crazy”

In the great province of Sichuan (90 million inhabitants), some colleges have been open for a month but “The colleges and high schools of the capital Chengdu will only open in a big week”says a young mother who returned to her office three weeks ago. “My 2 and 3 year old sons cannot go back to the kindergarten, which is still closed, and I no longer have them. It’s hard for them, boys are more turbulent than girls… all parents will go crazy! “ she breathes, visibly exhausted, while her husband works in Dubai.

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“The universities remain closed here, says a professor of sociology at Sichuan University, and many students are confined to their dorms

The “Gaokao”, the Chinese ferry, is the priority

In Hangzhou (Zhejiang province), Beijing and Shanghai, only the final year students are back to prepare for their “Gaokao”, equivalent of the baccalaureate in France. This exam is the most important of the Chinese education, it allows to enter the best universities in the country, which guarantees a good job.

This long absence due to confinement adds stress to the students but especially to the parents who want to ensure a good future for their children. This year, however, the gaokao exam dates have been postponed to early July, a month later than usual.

In Wuhan, (Hubei province) epicenter of the epidemic (50 33 cases out of 82 827 in total and nearly 5000 dead), municipal authorities announced Monday April 27 that the last patient with coronavirus, a man of 77, on behalf of Ding, had been released from hospital the day before.

→ READ. How school heads prepare for the post-containment return

“It is a real success”, said the Wuhan Health Commission. Health Minister Ma Xiaowei, however, recalled in an intervention on national television CCTV that “Many healed people will still need medical attention and special monitoring”. In Wuhan, it is only the final year students who will be able to resume classes on May 6 to prepare for their bac while the authorities disinfect the high schools concerned.


US records 2,370 coronavirus deaths in one day, highest number yet

The United States has reached its record number of deaths from the coronavirus in one day on Tuesday, at least2,375, so thatthe total balance of deaths in the North American country has exceeded 26,000.

According to the latest update of the data collected by Johns Hopkins University, the United States, the country most affected by the pandemic, counts 26,003 fatalities due to Covid-19, while the number ofinfected is already 609,240.

However, the number of people affected by the coronaviruscould be even higher due to lack of Covid-19 diagnostic testsin some areas of the country.

The state ofNew York continues to be the hardest hit in the North American country. So far, a total of 202,208 people have tested positive for coronaviruses, while the deceased are close to 11,000, 10,834.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state has already reached the “peak” of coronavirus infections, although he has insisted that the restrictive measures remain in place.

Cuomo noted that the incidence of the virus outside of New York City is relatively low. Thus, he has told that inthe rest of the state the contagion curve has already flattenedExcept for some hot spots between which you mentioned Long Island and Westchester and Rockland counties.

Globally, the Covid-19 pandemic, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has left more than 126,700 fatalities, while those infected are close to two million.


Pete Lau talks about a smartphone that has nothing to envy the high-end in photo mode

Pete Lau, director of OnePlus continues to share information on the next OnePlus 8. We now know that the terminal will have a main 48 megapixel photo sensor, which could suggest a photo part behind the competition which is equipped with 105 MP sensors or 50 megapixel associations with enlarged dimensions.

Many thus evoked a OnePlus 8 somewhat exceeded on the photo part because of the choice of the brand to move towards a sensor already somewhat outdated … Yet Pete Lau wanted to share an evocative snapshot made with the camera. A snapshot in Night Mode which presents Hong Kong with an amazing quality, all compared to the same point of view made with another “high-end” smartphone whose name has been kept secret.


The OnePlus smartphone is doing pretty well and even better than the high-end smartphone used in comparison. It remains to be seen what precise adjustments are at work and whether the comparison really needs to be or not …

Recall that the OnePlus 8 range is expected soon with a price increase of € 150 on average compared to the previous generation, from 700 euros.


Boris Johnson is discharged from hospital




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The British “premier”, Boris Johnson, who remained hospitalized for coronavirus, has been dischargedAlthough he continues his recovery, his office has communicated this Sunday. On the advice of his medical team, the Prime Minister will not immediately return to work. You want to thank all the staff at St. Thomas Hospital [de Londres] the brilliant attention it has received, ”said a spokesman.

The president already He left the intensive care unit this Thursday. “The prime minister has been transferred this afternoon from intensive care to a ward, where he will be closely monitored during the initial phase of his recovery,” read a statement issued by Downing street, adding that Johnson “is in a very good mood.”

The leader had tested positive for the coronavirus test on March 27, but after ten days isolated and working from his home, on medical recommendation, he was admitted to the St. Thomas hospital in the center of the British capital, continuing with symptoms, on everything, high fever. Approximately 24 hours later, he was transferred to the intensive care unit for a worsening of his condition.


Boris Johnson leaves the hospital

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has been discharged from the London center in which he was admitted while continuing his recovery from covid-19, has announced his office this Sunday.

“On the advice of his medical team, the Prime Minister will not immediately return to work. He wishes to thank everyone at St. Thomas for the brilliant attention he has received, “a spokesperson said.
Downing Street has also announced that Johnson will continue his recovery at his North West London residence.

Johnson thanked covid-19 healthcare professionals for his work, as controversy rages in the UK over a shortage of protective equipment in hospitals.

In his first message released since he left the intensive care unit (ICU) of London’s St. Thomas hospital on Thursday, where he was admitted on April 5, the head of the government said about the treatment he received: “I cannot thank him enough . I owe them my life

Three nights at the ICU

According to the latest medical report, Johnson, 55, whose fiancée Carrie SymondsThe 32-year-old is expecting their first child, recovers well from the virus after spending three nights in the ICU and has already taken walks around the plant.

However, both the Minister of the Interior, Priti PatelAs before, the Prime Minister’s own father has warned that the Prime Minister “will need time” to rest before he can retake the reins of the Executive.

In his absence, the Foreign Minister and First Secretary of State serve as head of the Government, Dominic Raab, who for the time being has limited himself to applying “the instructions left” by Johnson.


Where to report non-payment of sick days and unsafe working conditions? – Telemundo New York (47)

The new coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, spreads from person to person through droplets of saliva ejected by coughing, sneezing and talking, according to the latest CDC findings.

The virus can also be spread by contacting a contaminated surface or object and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an updated guide for workplaces and employees to avoid exposure to the virus.

This is the information from the OSHA headquarters in the tri-state area:

Region 1- Boston Regional Office

(CT *, ME *, MA, NH, RI, VT *)

JFK Federal Building

25 New Sudbury Street, Room E340

Boston, MA 02203

(617) 565-9860 (617) 565-9827 Fax

Region 2- New York Regional Office

(NJ *, NY *, PR *, VI *)

Federal Building

201 Varick Street, Room 670

New York, NY 10014

(212) 337-2378 (212) 337-2371 Fax


While OSHA ensures that workplaces are safe, it is the Department of Labor and state attorneys general that enforce sick day pay.

You can file a complaint for any of the following reasons:

  • If you are forced to work in a non-essential business.
  • You work in an essential business, but do not perform essential functions.
  • Your employer requires you to report to the place of employment when your job can be done from home.
  • Your employer does not follow health and safety requirements
  • You fear because you are over 70 and / or have an underlying disease.
  • Your employer has not paid you wages due for hours worked, sick leave, or time off.
  • Your employer threatens or has already fired you for reasons related to COVID-19.
  • You meet the requirements for COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave and your employer refuses to pay it
  • His employer forces him to work while he is sick.


HERE you will find the form of the State Attorney to file a complaint for non-payment of sick days or any other related work matter.

You can also call 311 or visit the website of the work Department in Spanish for more information.


HERE you will find the guide of sick days paid in Spanish.

In this link you will find the form in Spanish for unpaid wages.

You can send it by post to

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Division of Wage and Hour Compliance

P.O. Box 389

Trenton, NJ 08625-0389

Or by fax to (609) 695-1174.

You can also submit it online HERE.

For more information in Spanish open here


You can file a complaint in Spanish and online HERE.

HERE You will find the guide in Spanish on paid sick days.

You can also call the Wage and Workplace Standards Division at (860) 263-6790 or the Program Policy Office at (860) 263-6755.


Employers of workers at increased risk of contagion should follow the following preventive measures, OSHA requires:

  • Assess the hazards to which workers may be exposed.
  • Assess the risk of exposure.
  • Select, implement, and ensure workers are taking protective measures to prevent exposure, including the use of physical barriers (face masks, latex gloves, face shield, coveralls) to stop the spread of
  • Germs
  • Limiting social contact and the use of appropriate personal protective equipment are required.

OSHA requires workplaces:

  • Encourage workers to stay home if they are sick.
  • Require workers to cover themselves when coughing or sneezing.
  • Provide a place to wash hands as well as hand wipes containing
  • minus 60% alcohol.
  • Limit access to the workplace to only essential personnel, if possible.
  • Establish flexibility for the workplace (work from home) and the
  • working hours (staggered work shifts) as soon as possible.
  • Discourage workers from using phones, desks, or other
  • tools and work equipment of your colleagues.
  • Frequently clean and disinfect surfaces, equipment and other items in the work environment.
  • Using cleaning chemicals with disinfectant labels approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the use of all cleaning and disinfection products.
  • Encourage workers to voice any concerns about occupational safety and health.


Although there is no OSHA standard that specifically covers exposure to SARS-CoV-2, some requirements may apply to prevent exposure in the workplace. Among the most relevant are:

  • OSHA standards for respiratory protective equipment (PPE) (in general industry, 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I), which require the use of gloves, eye and face protection, and respiratory protection. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
  • When masks are necessary to protect workers or when employers require their use, employers must implement a comprehensive protection program in accordance with the respiratory protection standard (29 CFR 1910.134). MORE HERE.
  • The General Duty Clause, Section 5 (a) (1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 USC 654 (a) (1), requires employers to provide every worker with “a job and workplace that is free from recognized risks that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm. ” COMPLETE INFORMATION HERE.


Workers’ risk from occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, during an outbreak could range from very high risk to high, medium, or low (caution). The level of risk depends in part on the type of industry, the need for contact with less than 6 feet of people known or suspected to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, or the requirement for repeated or prolonged contact with people. known or suspected to be infected with SARS-CoV-2.

To help employers determine appropriate precautions, OSHA has divided job duties into four levels of risk exposure: very high, high, medium, and low.

The Occupational Risk Pyramid displays the four levels of risk exposure in the form of a pyramid to represent the likely distribution of risk. Most American workers are likely to be at low (precautionary) or medium exposure risk levels. MORE INFORMATION HERE.


High Season prepares an edition of the festival that “reflects the situation” of sanitary crisis

The Temporda Alta performing arts festival anticipates that the 2020 edition will “reflect the situation” of a health crisis that lives the country. Its director, Salvador Sunyer, has assured that “there will surely be references” to the virus and the confinement that is living much of the world. Besides, Sunyer has warned that covid-19 will be invoicing the programming. Although they already had a large number of international shows closed, the uncertainty of the mobility and the restrictions that each country will have makes it impossible to determine which companies will come and which ones will not. In addition, the director has said that there will be “more presence in the country” with productions that have not been able to tour, and the programming will be closed “on the fly.”

Coronavirus is affecting many levels and this will have an impact on economics and society, in the first level. And part of that impact will eventually be transferred to the cultural world. One of the examples will be the programming of the Temporada Alta Festival, which is held in different municipalities in the Girona region. Its director, Salvador Sunyer, has warned this fall that it will be “a festival similar to previous editions”, but that the programming will be adapted “more to the circumstances than to the will”.

In fact, Salavador Sunyer has advanced that the High Season this fall will “reflect the situation” that the country is experiencing and also the rest of the world these days. The director assured that “most of the shows there” may not be reflected directly, but there are sure to be references “.

The pandemic is affecting the organization of the festival at different levels. First, the director warned that “the budget will be reduced” because of lower donations from sponsors.

Festival organizers had “a part” of international programming closed, which they now want to keep. However, the uncertainty of mobility restrictions and the health situation prevent us from predicting which shows will be held and which will not. Sunyer said that these days, when they book flights from the companies that are coming, lairlines “warn they don’t know if planes can take off”. This makes it difficult to secure productions that will remain in the fall.

In addition, the director has said that there will be “more presence in the country” with some of the theater companies that have not been able to tour this month. The director assured that those productions that had canceled their premieres could have a place at the festival. “We will program what we can and what we think is OK,” added Salvador Sunyer.

A program “on the fly”

In the face of all these uncertainties, the director of the performing arts festival has regretted that the programming will be closing “on the go”. Salvador Sunyer He stated that his intention was “for the theater to be done and for the music to be done” and from that point on, “whatever would be done would be adapted”.

Regarding possible audience restrictions, Sunyer hopes that by the fall all facilities will be open with all available locations, but he also does not put his hand on the fire. “Everyone was convinced that the stage programming for May and June could be done and that would not be the case,” concluded the festival director.


The ‘Crazy’ Gatti is discharged after suffering from coronavirus

The veteran Argentine exporterHugo Orlando Gatti, 75, was discharged this Wednesday after suffering from the coronavirus andwill continue with the recovery at his home in Madrid, as explained by his son Lucas in a brief statement.

“I am writing to give you the good news: my father has been discharged. He is already at home and now there are days when he should be calm, recovering completely and following all the indications and controls that the doctors have requested” , wrote.

“We want to especially thank the medical teamwho has treated him and all the people who have helped us in this difficult moment considering the current world situation, blockages and distances, “he added in the text published on Twitter.

The former goalkeeper for Boca Juniors, River Plate and the Argentine team entered the hospital on COVID-19 at the end of March, but he responded well to the first treatments. After two weeks hospitalized, he has left the medical center to continue recovery with his family.