what to know this Friday, April 24

Good evening,

Today, on this 39th day of confinement, as the date of deconfinement approaches, the French are wondering if their summer holidays will take place. In Europe, many countries opt for a national tourism even if Greece still hopes to attract foreign visitors. Nothing will be done without them masks essential in transport and soon available promises the government. On the side of the medical community, we are worried about possible neurological damage due to Covid-19 while an American study questions the resistance of the virus to heat and sunlight.

1. Where is the epidemic?

The coronavirus epidemic has killed 22,245 people in France since the beginning of March, including 389 new deaths recorded in 24 hours. In detail, 13,852 people died in hospitals and 8,393 in nursing homes and other medico-social establishments, said Jérôme Salomon, the director general of health, in his daily update this evening. Another 28,658 people are hospitalized but the number of patients in intensive care, 4,870 cases today, continues to decline, continuing for 16 days. 43,496 patients are now cured and discharged from the hospital.

History of the epidemic in the 80 most affected countries. By Marie Coussin and Nicolas Mondon for Fig Data

Virus circulation remains high“, However, recalled Jérôme Salomon. In total in France, 122,557 cases of contamination have been confirmed since the start of the epidemic.

2. What happened today

Will we go on vacation this summer? Beyond the date of May 11, many French people think about their summer vacation and worry that they will not be able to leave. During a meeting this morning with representatives of the catering and tourism sector, Emmanuel Macron and his ministers announced that the decision on the reopening date and the details of the support plan will be clarified in May. In the meantime, the outdoor accommodation is already working on a health charter. But faced with Covid-19, regional disparities are blatant. For the most attractive regions, “it will then be necessary to choose between the desire to preserve themselves and the restarting of their tourist industry“, Analyzes Guillaume Balavoine of the Infography department. Especially since the crossovers of the summer could reduce our efforts to nothing.

Traveling in Europe. To avoid chaos this summer, Brussels calls on European countries to coordinate in order to allow citizens to travel without health risks in the Schengen area. Tourism however will remain mainly national. This is what Italy is planning for its first summer without foreign tourists. Even if the German owners of “fincasIn Mallorca are unhappy, our neighbors across the Rhine are also getting used to the idea of ​​staying within their borders. Greece, on the other hand, still hopes to welcome foreign tourists and is doing everything it can to carry out express tests at Athens airport.

Masks coming soon. The French will be able to start purchasing masks for the general public “from 4 may“Said the Secretary of State to the Minister of Economy, Agnès Pannier-Runacher. Town halls, pharmacies, supermarkets … Several distribution methods are envisaged. Once equipped, the French can then resume transport at the end of confinement. Metro, bus, train, plane, all are preparing for recovery. RATP President, Catherine Guillouard, plans to “relight 70% of its traffic on 11 may” But, like in China, aren’t the worried French going to favor the car? “After May 11, considers a transport specialist, there is an extremely high risk of the explosion of the private car, in contradiction with ecological requirements

Masks soon to be mandatory in the Paris metro. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Still many questions about the coronavirus. The Sars CoV-2 never stops questioning the medical community, reports Cécile Thibert from the science department. In addition to the pulmonary and digestive symptoms, doctors suspect neurological damage due to viruses. Another question on the coronavirus: can the heat and the rays of the sun weaken it? This is what suggests an American study which has, moreover, led Donald Trump in new rantings on possible treatments based on UV and disinfectants. As for the debate on the infectious nature of the virus in the air, “it is far from settled ”, reminds our journalist Anne-Laure Frémont who looks at the role of ventilation and air conditioning systems in confined spaces.

3. Dressing, listening, cooking …

Get dressed. Avoid the trap, do not abdicate. Jogging, old T-shirt, the temptation is great for the confined to let go on the dress level. “Without putting on your thirty-one, it is important to continue to dress carefully“Advises Marine de La Horie, Fashion journalist. For men, soft materials and bright colors are to be preferred. They preserve the mood and make the containment bearable. And above all, separate the hours of the day. According to stylist Caroline Vilstrup, “Dressing specifically for work in the morning signals to your brain that you are ready. Changing at the end of the day will also allow you to better disconnect

Drink with moderation). Closed, some restaurateurs engage in take-out sales and take the opportunity to offer the vintages of the winemakers who supply it. “It is not a question of competing with the wine merchants but of making our customers profit from part of the stock of our cellar with, for us, a low margin“Explains chef Christian Constant in Paris. In the 9th arrondissement, Chez Gegeor, customers are there. For the young boss, “when they are still receiving a salary, people seek pleasure. They cook, buy good meat, good products and buy a good wine” “The goal is not to make money, but to try to save the house! ”, he specifies.

It is striking that the group, which started in London in the early 1960s, is as hard-hitting and responsive to the news.

Olivier Nuc, music critic about the Rolling Stones

Listen. The rock veterans took us by surprise. The Rolling Stones released a new song last night, a prelude to a new album. For our music critic Olivier Nuc who “feared the worst“, Living in a Ghost Town (“Living in a ghost town”) is ultimately “what we expected more: a good original Rolling Stones title” The song would even be “the most convincing single of the English veterans since Saint of Me, in 1997” With this premonitory text, written well before confinement, “it is striking that the group, which started in London in the early 1960s, is as hard-hitting and responsive to the news“Notes the journalist.

To cook. Missing the sandwich? Swallowed at the corner of the office or enjoyed in a country picnic, it was a staple of our unconfined life. Fanny Rey offers you a very chic version: the smoked trout and rocket sandwich. Inspired by the mountain from which she returns, the Michelin-starred chef from Saint-Rémy de Provence, offers you a very delicious recipe which “allows you to escape the routine of the classic sandwich and renew the charms of the picnic while simply cooking with products that are easy to find” “The powerful and peppery flavor of arugula, she specifies, harmoniously balances the sweet and reassuring side of the dill cream. “

4. Especially for our subscribers

Go around a confined world. Le Figaro has mobilized its correspondents to show you around the capital every day at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Discover Istanbul, the intrepid megalopolis that “turns each weekend into an urban ghost” Or Kiev, surrounded by massive forest fires. He breathes an air “apocalypse” In New Delhi, a city of striking contrasts between rich and poor, solidarity is organized while “Berlin, the hedonistCannot stop living. Santiago, Los Angeles… the journey continues.

5. Photo of the day

A couple watches a film projected on the wall of the neighboring building in Berlin. ODD ANDERSEN / AFP

6. Containment, instructions for use

Despite the containment measures, it is possible to leave your home in several cases:

  • Go to your place of work, if teleworking is impossible.
  • Do your shopping in “authorized local shops”.
  • Go to the doctor or pharmacy.
  • Travel to babysit or care for “vulnerable” people.
  • Make brief trips, one hour maximum and within a radius of one kilometer, related to individual physical exercise.
  • Go to judicial or administrative summons.
  • Participate in missions of general interest at the request of the administrative authority.

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In the event of an inspection, you must present a certificate to the police. It can be downloaded here, on a smartphone or be written by hand. The document must be completed at each outing to justify the reason. Violators are liable to a fixed fine of 135 euros, or even 1500 euros in the event of a repeat offense.

7. The reflexes to adopt

A few simple gestures help limit the spread of the virus. Here they are :

  • Wash your hands every hour.
  • Cough or sneeze into the crease of his elbow.
  • Use disposable tissues.
  • Avoid kissing or shaking hands.
  • Wear a mask when you are sick.
  • Limit your movements as much as possible.

Covid-19 is transmitted by saliva, through close contact with an infected person, especially when the person coughs or sneezes. The virus also remains viable for a few hours on different surfaces.

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The disease manifests itself in several symptoms. In 9 out of 10 cases, this results in a fever below 39 ° C. According to the World Health Organization, this fever is most often accompanied by a state of tired, of signs ofshortness of breath and a dry cough.

8. What to do in case of symptoms?

The most important thing is not to go immediately to a general practitioner or to the emergency room to avoid infecting more people. Wearing a mask is highly recommended. For the rest, the recommendations of the Ministry of Health differ from case to case.

Stay at home, if you don’t show up little or no symptoms, taking care not to contaminate your loved ones. If you have a fever, take paracetamol. Possibly plan a follow-up teleconsultation with your doctor.

Yes you feel a difficulty breathing, with feeling of suffocation, after having felt proud and a cough for several days, call 15. The centers 15 being overflowed, rhinitis and fever or cough well tolerated should not be the subject of a call.

See you tomorrow.


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