(ANSA) – SYDNEY, OCTOBER 23 – The first special return flight from London of 161 Australians blocked abroad by the Covid-19 pandemic landed today in Darwin, in northern Australia. The charter flight, which took off from Heathrow, is the first of eight entrusted to Qantas, four from London and four from India, for a total of about 5000 passengers. From Darwin, the repatriated Australians are transferred to the nearby quarantine center in Howard Springs where they will spend the required 14 days.
Passengers had to pass a Covid-19 test before the flight and pay a flat rate of A $ 2150 (€ 1300) for an economy seat, while accommodation in Howard Springs costs $ 2500 (€ 1500) per person. and $ 5,000 per family. Many of the passengers, identified as vulnerable by the Australian High Commission in London, have been trying to return home since the lockdown imposed in Britain in March. There are still more than 30,000 Australians stranded overseas who want to return home.
Unlike the hotel quarantine for those arriving from abroad, where ‘guests’ have to forgo the outdoors and physical activity, residents of Howard Springs can roam downtown and even swim in the pool.
At the start of the pandemic in February, the center was used to house Australians evacuated from Wuhan. (HANDLE).
Regarding Education and the return to the classroom, Kicillof explained that “In 24 municipalities where the level of circulation is low” they will begin to “rehearse some form of presence”, and indicated: “You cannot put the same amount of boys in a classroom as it was done before. The presence will be in a scheme rather linked to the emotional than to the educational ”.
“In places where there is a lot of traffic, classes will not return. I’m not going to do it. It seems to me that marketing this is an absolute mistake. It is not an issue for partisanship. I will not allow it “, sentenced the Buenos Aires governor, and insisted: “It must be done where it is feasible and where there are no unnecessary risks, not to fill a newspaper title.”
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Kicillof also referred to the program Accompaniment to Trajectories and Relinking (ATR), and detailed: “We have recruited and summoned 45 thousand teachers, who are going to go to the homes of the boys who have lost connection or who they have had trouble maintaining continuity. We are going to go to the houses twice a week ”.
Regarding the economy, the former minister during the presidency of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said that “what happened with the coronavirus and the economy was a global calamity”, and remarked: “This is unprecedented, of a very worrying magnitude, and features that are new. The coronavirus turned economic theories upside down”.
Similarly, on the economic impact of the pandemic in the country, and mainly in the Province, the governor confirmed in C5N: “For us, the main thing is to take care of health.”
By last, Axel Kicillof did not rule out the completion of the summer season for the Atlantic Coast of Buenos Aires, and anticipated that he remains in contact with the mayors with whom he formed “a reflection group on how the season is going to be.”
“Against the backdrop of the political-military situation that is evolving around Belarus, the president decided to hold Phase 2 of the exercise” called ‘Slav Brotherhood 2020’. This was announced by the Belarusian Ministry of Defense. “The operations will involve about 6,000 soldiers and more than 500 military vehicles, including 1,000 soldiers and 100 vehicles of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation“, he added.
Yesterday the Minsk police have arrested 442 protesters for violation of the law on gatherings. This was stated by the spokeswoman of the Ministry of the Interior, Olga Chemodanova. Today in Brussels the EU foreign ministers met Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, leader of the Belarusian opposition. ‘It is not interference in internal affairs. Democracy and human rights are at the heart of the EU’s identity, “said High Representative Josep Borrell.
“We will continue to protest for weeks, months, even years if necessary. We will no longer be hostages of Lukashenko, we will no longer live in his prisons, we will no longer return to the state we have lived in for twenty-six years. “So Tikhanovskaya, in a hearing in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the EU Parliament.” When you look at me and all these. people you must understand that for twenty-six years we have lived in dictatorship, we have been afraid every day “, he added.” It is not a geo-political revolution, for or against Russia or for or against the EU. It is a democratic revolution for Belarus “, he stressed.
Then he asked “the entire international community to not accept Lukashenko’s legitimacy because it is not legitimate in the eyes of the Belarusian people. They stole our votes during the elections. ”
A gathering in a bar in Sherbrooke would be the source of 15 positive cases for COVID-19 in the same group of students from the University of Sherbrooke. Result: all first and second year students of the Adaptation scolaire et sociale program are withdrawn from the University and will follow their courses at a distance at least until September 27.
With a marked and significant increase in new cases of COVID-19 across the country, particularly in Quebec and Ontario, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, called for continued efforts to all in order to counter the spread of the disease.
Extremely worried by the progression of COVID-19, Régis Labeaume affirmed “that we are in the process of dropping it straight out” and that “if it continues, we are heading towards (code) red. We are going into the wall ”.
The United Kingdom raised the alert level on Monday measuring the evolution of the novel coronavirus epidemic, health authorities warning that the country risked deploring more than 200 deaths per day in November without a “change of course”.
More than 60 rich countries, but not China or the United States, have joined the mechanism put in place by the WHO to facilitate poor countries’ access to the vaccine against the coronavirus, according to the list published on Monday.
Faced with the constant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Quebec, the national director of public health, Dr. Horacio Arruda, said on Monday that the province had entered the second wave of the epidemic.
Neighborhoods located in downtown Montreal are more affected than the rest of the city by the increase in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, and there are also some more active homes in certain corners of the metropolis.
The accelerated test process dedicated to early childhood centers and home childcare services is still pending even if it was included in the action plan against the second wave of COVID-19, deplores a union.
The level of vigilance of Quebecers vis-à-vis COVID-19 has increased since the start of the school year and nearly 30,000 tests have been carried out in recent days. However, access to certain screening centers, with or without an appointment, is particularly long and sometimes difficult.
How do you know if you really need to get tested? The government’s online COVID self-assessment tool should help you make the decision, while avoiding clogging the network.
9:42 am | More than 240 migrants infected with the coronavirus in a new Greek camp
More than 240 asylum seekers residing in a provisional camp hastily erected last week on the Greek island of Lesvos after the fire at the Moria migrant accommodation center have been infected with the novel coronavirus, announced on Monday the public health agency Eody.
While the needs for supervision explode, professors at the college level have less time and energy to take care of their students because of the increased burden of their tasks, warns a group of teachers.
“The teachers are already feeling out of breath and we are only in mid-September,” laments Yves de Repentigny, vice-president and head of the CEGEP group of the National Federation of Teachers of Quebec (FNEEQ).
9:30 am | Death of musician Hamdi Benani, master of the malouf
Hamdi Benani, one of the masters of Algerian malouf, an Arab-Andalusian style of music, died Monday of the new coronavirus in Annaba in eastern Algeria at the age of 77, according to Algerian media citing relatives of the musician.
9:14 am | Nearly 200,000 dead from the pandemic in the United States
The official death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to reach 200,000 deaths on Monday in the United States, the hardest hit country in the world and where the coronavirus currently kills four times more proportionally than in Europe.
Quebec is screening much more than before for COVID-19, with nearly 30,000 tests conducted on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, which could suggest that it is normal to discover more cases of COVID- 19 in the population.
However, this is not the case, according to Dr. Jacques Girard, director of public health at the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale.
The test positivity rate is higher because the virus is unfortunately more present.
7:26 am | UK must ‘change course’, health authorities warn
British health officials warned on Monday that the country had to “change course” otherwise the novel coronavirus epidemic would “take off” in a second wave that could lead to 200 deaths per day in November.
Another disaster was narrowly avoided in the corridor giving access to the Magdalen Islands, when a 21-year-old Madelinot was involved in a serious sheer after falling asleep at the wheel on Saturday night in yesterday.
Having left Quebec, François Harvey was heading for Souris, Prince Edward Island, to take the ferry that was to bring him back to his native archipelago following a trip for work.
2h25 | COVID-19 has a “devastating” impact on the most vulnerable populations
The COVID-19 pandemic has a “devastating” economic impact on the most vulnerable populations in the world, displaced or living in conflict zones, driven to hunger or to dropping out of school, according to an NGO study published on Monday .
2:04 am | India’s Taj Mahal reopens despite virus outbreak
The Taj Mahal, an iconic monument of India, reopened Monday after six months of closure linked to the coronavirus, in a country which is seeking to find a certain normalcy despite the surge in contamination.
This means that on Sunday, the growth of the virus was greater compared to that recorded the day before in Quebec: an increase of 35 new cases between the two assessments. For Ontario, Sunday’s update shows 365 new cases, 42 fewer new infections than the day before.
Five more deaths were reported in Quebec on Sunday, and only one in Ontario.
The uptrend in the number of new cases therefore continues for another day, increasingly materializing a second wave.
Updates were made in the afternoon for several provinces.
Saskatchewan recorded 20 new cases, bringing the total to 1,807 in the province.
Manitoba registered 29 new cases, but invalidated one case from the previous day, bringing the total to 1,586 cases.
In Nunavut, Public Health said it had diagnosed two cases. They are two workers from the Hope Bay mine who come from outside the province. “The Hope Bay mine is an isolated location, and no resident of Nunavut works there. The risk of the spread of COVID-19 in our communities due to these cases remains very low, “explained Nunavut Health Minister George Hickes.” As of Friday, September 18, the average number of cases per day was 849 in Canada in the past seven days, ”said Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada.
(ANSA) – LIMA, 19 SEPTEMBER – Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra escaped the impeachment promoted by his opponents in Parliament who accused him of ‘moral incapacity’ but failed to gather enough votes to overthrow him.
After ten hours of debate in Peru’s unicameral parliament, only 32 deputies voted for impeachment, 78 voted against and 15 abstained. At least 87 votes out of a total of 130 deputies would have been required to approve the motion.
Ontario and Quebec each reported more than 400 new coronavirus disease infections on Saturday, helping fuel concerns about the infamous second wave that has been talked about for weeks.
Ontario has reported 407 cases and one death, bringing its toll to date to 46,484 infections and 2,826 fatalities.
Quebec, for its part, recorded 427 additional patients and five deaths, including two that occurred in the last 24 hours. These data mean that the Belle Province has so far recorded 67,080 cases and 5,797 deaths. Five more people are hospitalized, for a total of 131, including 31 in intensive care (+1).
Quebec, which launched Operation OSCAR which will ensure that the police will increase the number of visits to establishments made redundant this weekend, carried out as of September 17, 29,079 samples, for a total of 2,038,332. Ontario conducted 38,940 tests on September 18, for a total of 3.5 million laboratory tests.
Saskatchewan (+11) and Manitoba (+18) have also reported other cases.
As of late Saturday afternoon, Canada had 142,774 infections (+863) linked to COVID-19 and 9,211 dead (+6).
As of Friday, “the average number of cases per day was 849 over the past seven days,” the country’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, said, urging Canadians to take medication. immediate measures to protect themselves and their loved ones.
“The steady increase in the number of cases reported daily in Canada is an indicator of the accelerating growth of the epidemic,” she continued. This development is increasing pressure on local public health authorities, whose work is essential to interrupt new chains of transmission and manage the epidemic. Therefore, accelerating growth increases the risk of COVID-19 spreading beyond manageable levels in areas where the virus is spreading most rapidly.
(ANSA-AFP) – LISBON, SEPTEMBER 10 – The Portuguese government today decided to tighten its health restrictions just before the start of the school year, in order to curb the increase in the number of new coronavirus cases.
Based on the measures adopted in the Council of Ministers, which will enter into force on Tuesday, the number of people who can meet will drop from 20 to 10 across the country, as is already the case in Lisbon and its region. And as in the capital, the sale of alcoholic beverages will be banned everywhere from 8pm, as will their consumption in public spaces.
“We have seen a sustained increase in the number of new cases since the beginning of August,” Prime Minister Antonio Costa told the press. Portugal yesterday reported 646 new cases in 24 hours, the highest figure since April 20. The head of government added that most of these new infections affect people between the ages of 20 and 39 and most of them did not have any symptoms of the disease.
With 10 million inhabitants, Portugal recorded a total of 1,852 deaths from Covid-19 and 62,126 officially confirmed cases, according to the official report released today.
The announcement of the restrictions comes as some one million Portuguese youth will return to school between Monday and Wednesday, and the prime minister has also called on companies to continue to promote teleworking or various alternate working arrangements as much as possible. (ANSA-AFP).
“Public transportation will again be strictly limited in number and hours. Odd-even will be temporarily eliminated. But that does not mean we are free to travel by private vehicle,” said Anies Baswrdan, quoted by Pikiranrakyat-depok.com from RRI.
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Ricardo Sheffield anticipated the return of stability in fuel prices
Last monday, Ricardo Sheffield -Head of the Federal Consumer Prosecutor’s Office (Profeco) – indicated that stability will return in prices from gasoline, in addition to estimating that the figures we had in February 2020 will also return, according to the current price of the Petroleum.
Until last week, the price of the Mexican oil mix was $ 40.60 per barrel, which would be equivalent to gasoline in the country returning to the levels it had in February of this year, where the diesel was located at 21.34 pesos per liter, the gasolina premium at 20.98 pesos and the magna at 19.86 pesos per liter.
Sheffield highlighted that the stability in fuel prices has been met and announced that the average sale of regular gasoline will remain at 19.04 pesos per liter.
Another issue that was made known was the trademarks that keep the prices plus economic made out of fuel.
In this list they stood out in the first place Total and G500. For their part, the brands that sell gasoline at higher prices are Chevron, Arco, RedCo and Exxon Car.
It was that same Monday that the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador launched a new spot where it ratified its commitment not to raise gasoline prices, this with respect to its Second Government Report.
Considering the new circumstances, but with the same spirit, in energy policy we follow the example of General Lázaro Cárdenas and Adolfo López Mateos. pic.twitter.com/5SyQ2KOzlG