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Balance sheet. According to the latest report released in France on Tuesday evening, the Covid-19 epidemic has caused the death of 1,100 people in hospitals since the start of the epidemic, including 240 in the last twenty-four hours. This assessment is underestimated since the deaths in Ehpad are not counted. Currently, more than 2,500 people are in intensive care and 10,000 are hospitalized. (Photo AFP)
Towards prolonged containment. The scientific committee recommends extending for a total period of six weeks – until April 28, therefore – the confinement initially planned for two weeks minimum. It is still only a “Estimate among others”, commented the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, recognizing however that the government generally rallied to the recommendations of the committee, even if it feared the effects on the industry.
Orders. Two days after the promulgation of its “Emergency law to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic”, the executive must adopt, this Wednesday in the Council of Ministers, 25 ordinances supposed, in particular, to stem the economic and social crisis linked to the cessation of the activity of the country in period of confinement. One of them will allow business leaders to“adapt” the rules regarding rest, “flexibility”, according to the Ministry of Labor “To face the crisis”. This, even though the trade union organizations are calling for the non-essential activities not to be maintained.
CountdownMore than 400,000 cases of new coronavirus have been officially declared worldwide since the start of the pandemic, according to a count made by AFP. The agency also has 18,040 deaths recorded in 175 countries and territories, notably in China (81,171 cases, of which 3,277 died), the cradle of the pandemic, and in Italy (69,176 cases), the country hardest hit by number. of deaths with 6,820 dead. The number of cases diagnosed, however, only reflects a fraction of the actual number of infections, with many countries now testing only those cases requiring hospital care.
Iran. MSF was to deploy an inflatable hospital in the province of Isfahan. When the equipment and the team had just arrived, the authorities suddenly changed their minds. The Iranian Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday the deaths of 143 additional people infected with the new coronavirus, bringing the official toll of the epidemic to 2,077 dead in one of the most affected countries in the world. Story.
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