A shopkeeper on a hunger strike in Haut-Rhin “mourned” his shop
A shopkeeper for ready-to-wear clothing from Blotzheim, in Haut-Rhin, has started a hunger strike to get, if not “reopening local shops”, at least “a halt to the sale of non-essential items in supermarkets,” he explained Saturday.
“I mourn my shop and for all the local businesses that have gone out of business after the first confinement,” said Véronique Weingarten, who started her campaign on Thursday.
The midday victim of the Covid-19 pandemic
The novel coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 1,189,892 worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease in late December, according to a report compiled by AFP from official sources Saturday at 11:00 GMT.
More than 45,650,850 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the start of the epidemic, of which at least 30,425,200 are now considered cured.
As of Friday, 7,365 new deaths and 558,737 new cases were identified worldwide. The countries that recorded the most recent deaths in their most recent reports were the United States with 919 new deaths, India (551) and France (545).
The United States is the country most affected in terms of both deaths and cases, with 229,710 deaths for 9,048,177 cases, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. At least 3,578,452 people have been declared cured.
Coronavirus: clashes in Florence between demonstrators and Italian police
The mayor of Florence slammed Saturday of the “unwarranted violence” that rocked the Italian city the previous evening, where clashes between police and demonstrators protesting restrictions decided against the pandemic.
About 20 people were arrested during an illegal demonstration of about 200 people. After demonstrating in the city center, protesters were prevented from reaching the Piazza della Signoria, one of the city’s main tourist squares, according to Italian media.
Clashes then broke out with police in riot gear on nearby streets. Some of the protesters threw Molotov cocktails, bottles and rocks, dropped trash cans and destroyed surveillance cameras.
Coronavirus: Greece announces partial detentions starting Tuesday
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced partial detentions starting Tuesday to combat a second wave of Covid-19, with a curfew and closings of bars and restaurants in Athens and other cities across the country.
“This is not a detention like it was in the spring,” the Prime Minister said in a televised message to the state on Saturday.
“Action will start at 6:00 am Tuesday and traffic will be banned after midnight and until 5:00 am”, Kyriakos Mitsotakis added, stressing that “we must act now” so that the intensive care unit is not overwhelmed.
Bookstore Closure: Four Year Comics sponsors from the Ministry of Culture are resigning
As of this morning, Florence Cestac, Catherine Meurisse, Régis Loisel and Jul, all comic book authors, sponsored the Comic Year launched by the Ministry of Culture.
“We have decided, faced with the inconsistencies and contradictions of political choice with regard to the culture and profession of books in this time of the pandemic, to immediately resign from this responsibility,” they wrote in a joint statement.
Coronavirus: on the streets of Paris, confinement is less visible than last March
Our cameras can see that this new confinement is very different at one point: in Paris, as in other major cities in France, the streets are still very busy. “Compared to the confinement last time, the streets were busier,” said a passerby on rue Montorgueil, in the capital’s 2nd arrondissement. “There is relaxation compared to the first confinement,” commented another. And to predict: “The government will tighten those measures in two weeks …”
Refinement is expected next week in Britain
The British government is preparing to announce next week’s re-detention in Britain until December 1, abandoning local approaches in the face of the strong spread of the new coronavirus, several dailies reported on Saturday.
Based on Time, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce at a press conference Monday the lockdown from Wednesday and until December 1 in the UK. Non-essential businesses will be closed but nurseries, schools and universities will remain open, according to the daily.
Pubs and restaurants will remain closed for weeks, dealing another blow to an industry already badly affected by the pandemic, said The Daily Mail. According to the tabloid, the Conservative leader was urged by his scientific advisers to act to “save Christmas”, a period that Britain loves.
However, government sources told The Times and The Telegraph that a final decision had yet to be made, with Boris Johnson initially planning to rally his cabinet for support from his ministers.
Mayor Yerres defended his city’s decision: “Small traders make social connections in the city”
Olivier Clodong, the mayor of Yerres in Essonne, spoke this Saturday morning on our antenna, to explain why he has taken a decision aimed at allowing businesses he deems unimportant to open in his city. “My decision mostly makes sense. What do we need? We need health insurance, social ties and closeness, and to support our economy. My decision answers all that, “he said. -He is cool.
He then developed his argument:
“Epidemiologists say that there is less risk in buying shoes, clothes, books in a shop than in a hypermarket. Second, there is a problem of socializing, getting people to meet, pass by, and small traders are the ones who make these social connections in the city. And third. I don’t want small businesses to die. “
Polynesia refused to contain detention despite massive contamination
There will be no lockup “at this stage” in Polynesia, the high commissioner and president of the overseas collectivity jointly announced on Friday, although the 884 incidence rate in Tahiti and Moorea, far superior to that of the metropolis.
“Confinement, like the one we experienced last April, will become a new obstacle in everyday life in our country: stopping work, stopping travel, stopping our schools, cults … it will be an economic and social disaster for all Polynesians,” said Edouard Fritch, president of Polynesia.
The incidence rate, much higher than in a metropolitan city, “has doubled by 4 to 5 in four weeks” said the local health ministry, according to which 50% of patients who tested positive.
People who had no symptoms were no longer tested: the number of positive cases was therefore much higher than the official figure. On Thursday, the Tahiti hospital declared it supported confinement.
“With more than 400 new positive cases per day over the past month, Polynesia has risen, unfortunately for us, among the countries with the highest infection rates in the world,” Edouard Fritch told a news conference.
Virus: new contamination record in the United States
The United States faces an accelerating coronavirus epidemic in the days before presidential elections with a record number of new infections on Friday, while Latin America-the Caribbean has crossed the 400,000 death limit.
More than 94,000 cases have been identified in the past 24 hours in the United States alone, the highest daily number since the start of the pandemic, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. The country also recorded 919 additional deaths, bringing the death toll from the disease to 229,544.
The total number of officially detected cases in the country, the most affected in the world in absolute terms, now exceeds 9 million. Currently, the most difficult situation concerns the northern United States and the Midwest.
Coronavirus: Latin America and the Caribbean exceeded the 400,000 death threshold
Latin America and the Caribbean, the world region with the most cases of Covid-19, exceeded the 400,000 coronavirus death threshold on Friday, according to a tally set by AFP.
The Latin American and Caribbean region had 400,524 people killed as of Friday at 02:00 GMT, Brazil is leading with 159,477 deaths since the start of the epidemic.
Virus: clashes in Barcelona following traffic restrictions
Clashes erupted in central Barcelona on Friday between protesters and police, as hundreds of people gathered against traffic restrictions being put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, an AFP correspondent said.
About 700 people took part in these protests against these measures, which include a curfew starting at 10 p.m. and a ban on leaving the city during the All Saints long weekend.
The demonstrations escalated when about fifty people “started throwing dangerous objects at the police,” a regional law enforcement spokesman (Mossos d’Esquadra) told AFP.
The protesters in particular threw a security barrier at police, who responded with batons, according to an AFP correspondent. As police tried to disperse the crowd, firefighters sprayed the streets to extinguish the trash fire.
Twelve people, including two minors, were arrested, police announced shortly before 11pm (10pm GMT), during which about 20 officers were also injured.
Shop: the sash announced among the mayors
Several mayors have announced their decision to take the municipal decision to reopen businesses deemed unimportant, risking the text being retested by the prefecture. Our political columnist, Nicolas Prissette, attributes this initiative to French skepticism about the relevance of this closure according to opinion polls.
The second day of confinement began
This Saturday marks the second day of this second confinement. Follow him live on BFMTV.com.