Almost 70% of these deaths have been reported in Europe, and more than 13,000 people have died from the coronavirus in France.
Almost 13,200 people have died in France since the start of the coronavirus epidemic, announced on Friday the Director General of Health, Jérôme Salomon. In the past 24 hours, 554 people have died in hospitals, he said. Among which “a child under 10 years old” in Ile-de-France whose causes of death seem however “multiple”.
“A very high plateau seems to be starting, with an epidemic still very dynamic, always very heterogeneous according to the regions, with many admissions, this is why we must remain completely vigilant and mobilized”, also underlined Professor Salomon.
For its part, WHO feared a “deadly resurgence” of the pandemic in the event of early deconfinement and premature lifting of the containment measures taken to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Castaner recognizes the requisition of masks at Basel-Mulhouse airport
The Minister of the Interior acknowledged during the day the requisition by the state services of millions of masks imported from China at the Alsatian airport, to the detriment of orders from local authorities, due to incomplete deliveries.
“The maneuver operated took the form of a requisition. Basically, it is a priority allocation of masks organized by the State, for the benefit of those whom we considered to need them most: health workers, “the minister said in an interview with the regional daily L’Est Républicain.
The city of Lille wishes to provide a mask to its 238,000 inhabitants
“In anticipation of the period of deconfinement”, the Lille town hall “wishes to be able to offer” to each of the inhabitants a mask, by orders but also with a “local production” of fabric masks developed and already used by the Lille University Hospital , which will be made by volunteers.
Turkey announces curfew in 31 cities from midnight
More than 1,000 people have officially died from Covid-19 in the country, which has ordered residents of 31 cities – including Istanbul and Ankara – to stay cloistered at home for 48 hours from midnight tonight as part of strict new measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
NGOs in Morocco concerned about domestic violence during confinement
Thirty Moroccan associations today urged the authorities to provide “an emergency response to violence against women during the Covid-19 pandemic”, which they say has increased since the compulsory confinement decreed in mid-March.
“The home is the most dangerous place for women,” said the NGOs in a letter to several government departments.
Trump promises WHO funding “announcement”
A few days after having openly threatened to suspend the American contribution to the World Health Organization, the American president promised this Friday an “announcement” next week concerning this participation. The tenant of the White House widely criticized the management of the coronavirus pandemic by this UN agency, as well as an attitude in his eyes too favorable in Beijing.
Containment will be extended until May 3 in Italy
The Italian government has just extended the confinement until May 3 in the country, despite the brutal economic slowdown imposed for a month by these measures. “It is a difficult but necessary decision, for which I assume full political responsibility,” said Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte during an official speech.