France kills 10,000 coronaviruses

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Latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially the elderly and people with health problems, this can cause more serious illness or death.

HIGH TIME:

– New York has more deaths from the virus than September 11.

—British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still in intensive care.

– France reaches 10,000 deaths from coronavirus.

-UN. estimates the loss of 195 million full-time jobs in the 2nd quarter.

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PARIS – The National Director of Health of France has announced that France has reached the dark threshold of 10,000 deaths from coronavirus.

Jerome Salomon spoke to reporters in the daily COVID-19 briefing to point out that “we are in the ascending stage of the epidemic … we have not yet reached the peak.”

It has recorded a total of 10,328 deaths since the start of the epidemic – with 7,091 deaths in hospital and 3,237 deaths in retirement homes.

There have been 597 deaths in hospitals since Monday.

More than 30,000 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 across the country, including 7,131 in intensive care.

He offered a moment of hope, acknowledging that the virus rate is “slowing down a bit.”

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UNITED NATIONS – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has suspended the rotation and deployment of peacekeepers and the United Nations international police until June 30 to mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

United Nations spokesman Stéphane Dujarric made the announcement, saying that the 13 long-standing United Nations peacekeeping missions “are working full time to contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19” and to ensure that incoming uniformed personnel do not have coronavirus.

He said that “some limited exceptions can be considered … but only in extenuating circumstances on the basis of strict conditions to prevent the spread of the virus”.

A United Nations peacekeeping spokesman said that the Secretary-General’s order applies to all United Nations uniformed personnel around the world – approximately 85,000 police and military personnel.

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OSLO, Norway – Norway has announced plans to open kindergartens from April 20 as the first step in a gradual lifting of the country’s foreclosure.

The government says students in the first four years of school will return to school a week later on April 27 and the senior classes “before summer.”

Prime Minister Erna Solberg told reporters “it’s been 26 days since we changed our way of life” with reference to the lockdown and “we can see that anti-infection (government) measures are working”

Norway, which has registered 89 deaths and 5,903 confirmed COVID-19 infections to date, joins Austria and Denmark as the first European countries to emerge from isolation.

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called on his country to continue following social distancing rules to slow the spread of the coronavirus. He also warns that it will take a long time for the country to return to normal.

Rutte says “it is far too early to speculate” on a possible exit strategy from what the Prime Minister calls “smart locking” in the Netherlands, where bars, restaurants, museums, schools and universities are closed until ” at least April 28.

Before Easter weekend, while the Netherlands usually attracts large numbers of tourists from neighboring Germany and Belgium, Rutte urges people – in Dutch, German and French – to stay at home.

The country’s institute of public health said the number of deaths from a virus epidemic had increased from 234 to 2,101. So far, nearly 20,000 people in the Netherlands have tested positive for the virus.

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ANKARA, Turkey – The Turkish Minister of Health has reported 76 deaths from the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll in the country to 725.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting of the nation’s science advisory board, Fahrettin Koca also reported 3,892 new infections on Tuesday, bringing the total number of positive cases to 34,109.

Koca said that 1,474 COVID-19 patients are currently in intensive care, including 987 who are intubated.

Meanwhile, Koca also announced that his ministry is developing a smartphone app that will monitor people who test positive for the virus in their homes and keep them isolated.

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NEW YORK – The National Funeral Directors Association says relief could be on the way for exhausted funeral directors in New York – if Governor Andrew Cuomo allows it.

The NFDA tweeted that there were hundreds of funeral directors lined up to travel to New York and “ensure that the dead are buried with dignity.” The only thing holding them back: Funeral directors’ licenses are state-specific, so funeral directors and embalmers cannot work between states.

The association says it has made its request to the Cuomo office and is awaiting a response.

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – India has donated 10 tonnes of essential medicines to neighboring Sri Lanka to help fight the coronavirus. The shipment was returned to Sri Lanka on a special Air India charter flight.

The Sri Lankan government has requested medicines. The Indian Ocean island nation has taken strict measures to contain the spread of the disease, including a nationwide curfew since March 20.

So far, six people have died from the virus while there are 185 confirmed cases.

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ROME – The number of new cases of coronavirus in Italy has continued to decrease.

Civil protection officials said on Tuesday that there were 3,039 new cases in a 24-hour period. Italy has not had such a low daily number since the first weeks of the epidemic.

According to Giovanni Rezza, director of the infectious diseases division of the national health institute: “Finally, it seems that we are starting to see a decrease in new cases” after a plateau phase. He expressed satisfaction that even the most affected region in Italy, Lombardy, is also experiencing the same trend.

Italy has 135,586 confirmed cases. Italy registered 16,523 deaths in the COVID-19 epidemic after about 600 additional deaths on Tuesday.

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CHICAGO – The President of the American Medical Association urges American leaders to base COVID-19 decision-making on science and facts, not politics and ideology.

In a live broadcast address to the nation, Dr. Patrice Harris warned against premature relaxation of physical distancing measures, prescription of drugs without scientific evidence of their effectiveness, and retaliation against experts who report the facts based on science.

Harris has not identified any federal, state or local leaders by name. But she urged the media to be vigilant in sharing factual information from credible sources and challenging “those who choose to share disinformation.”

“Despite strong evidence behind the public health measures currently in place, disinformation about COVID-19 is spreading quickly, even intentionally, due to fear or various political agendas,” said Harris.

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ATHENS, Greece – A Greek high court has dismissed claims to overturn the ban on religious services during the Easter holidays.

State Council judges have declared that the recently announced measure to ban public participation in religious services as part of a traffic restriction campaign is in the public interest. Several religious organizations unrelated to the Greek Orthodox Church had supported the court challenge to the church’s ban, arguing that it was unconstitutional.

The death toll from the new coronavirus in Greece rose to 81 on Tuesday, authorities said the restrictions have so far been effective. But Nikos Hardalias, deputy minister of civil protection, said efforts could be undermined if the Greeks abandoned caution on Easter, celebrated on April 19 with other Orthodox Christian countries.

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WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has announced additional $ 225 million in foreign aid to help countries around the world fight the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total to almost half a billion dollars.

The new assistance will not include personal protective equipment due to the large domestic demand for such supplies in the United States, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says it is intended to help foreign countries strengthen their response to the COVID-19 virus.

He said the money would be used to diagnose, prevent, control and strengthen national health systems. It could also prepare laboratories to perform tests and train medical personnel.

Last month, the United States announced $ 274 million in aid for preventing and treating viruses in 64 countries.

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MOSCOW – Russian experts say they can speed up testing for a new coronavirus vaccine.

Rinat Maksyutov, head of the Vektor state laboratory, told President Vladimir Putin that trials involving volunteers could start in May instead of June as previously planned.

Maksyutov says that more than 300 people have already volunteered to participate in clinical trials. Putin noted that the epidemic has not yet reached its peak in Russia, noting that “the situation is difficult but not hopeless.” On Tuesday, Russia reported 1,154 new cases, bringing the total number to 7,497, with 58 deaths.

Putin asked the experts if it would be possible to lift some of the restrictions earlier to ease the pain of the economy. They said next week would show if the lockdown helped.

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JAKARTA, Indonesia – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has announced that large-scale social restrictions in the capital will begin on Friday.

The Indonesian Ministry of Health acceded to the governor’s request after a significant increase and spread of COVID-19 in Jakarta.

Social restrictions should be implemented for 14 days. It can be extended if there are still cases of transmission. With this new status in Jakarta, the national police will apply the law more strictly.

“Basically, the people of Jakarta have enforced the restrictions by working at home, studying at home and worshiping at home in the past three weeks. But we will add the law enforcement component to it, ”said Baswedan.

Baswedan says the local government will ban the events with more than five participants.

The government says half of the infections are in Jakarta. There are 1,369 cases of COVID-19 with 106 deaths in the capital.

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WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has announced additional $ 225 million in foreign aid to help countries around the world fight the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total to almost half a billion dollars.

The new assistance will not include personal protective equipment due to the large domestic demand for such supplies in the United States, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says it is intended to help foreign countries strengthen their response to the COVID-19 virus.

He said the money would be used to diagnose, prevent, control and strengthen national health systems. It could also prepare laboratories to perform tests and train medical personnel.

Last month, the United States announced $ 274 million in aid for preventing and treating viruses in 64 countries.

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NEW YORK – More people died from a coronavirus in New York than those who died in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.

At least 3,202 people have been killed in the city by the virus, according to a new count released Tuesday by city health officials.

The deadliest terrorist attack on American soil killed 2,753 people in the city and 2,977 in total, when hijacked planes struck the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, September 11, 2001 .

The coronavirus has once again made New York a zero point in a national tragedy and the center of a crisis that is reshaping the lives and freedoms of Americans.

New York City recorded its first coronavirus death on March 13, less than two weeks after confirming its first infection.

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JOHANNESBURG – The South African Minister of Health said that 66 people in a single hospital in Durban have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days, including 48 staff.

Zweli Mkhize said authorities are planning to close parts of St. Augustine Hospital. The minister says fewer than 100 people across the country are currently hospitalized with the virus.

He also seeks to reassure anxious health workers after a union has seized the court for the shortage of protective equipment. Mkhize says South Africa’s supply is expected to last up to eight weeks.

South Africa has the most confirmed cases in Africa with more than 1,700.

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GENEVA – The United Nations labor organization estimates that the equivalent of 195 million full-time jobs could be lost in the second quarter alone due to the COVID-19 epidemic, with businesses and factories closed worldwide.

The projection of the International Labor Organization is based on an emerging impact of the virus, and this amounts to a sharp increase compared to its forecast of March 18 for 25 million additional jobs for the whole year 2020.

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said, “These figures speak for themselves: that the world of work is undergoing an absolutely extraordinary fall.”

The agency says full or partial foreclosure measures now affect nearly 2.7 billion workers, or about 81% of the global workforce.

Some 1.25 billion people are in hard-hit industries such as hotels and restaurants, manufacturing and retail.

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LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in stable condition in an intensive care unit and has not been put on a ventilator.

Johnson spokesman James Slack said, “The Prime Minister has remained stable overnight and remains in good spirits. He receives standard oxygen treatment and breathes without any other assistance. “

He said that Johnson was not receiving mechanical ventilation and that he had no pneumonia.

Johnson was admitted to St. Thomas Hospital late Sunday with a fever and cough that persisted 10 days after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He was transferred to the intensive care unit on Monday evening after his condition worsened.

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