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This problem was highlighted by Sunday’s attack in Bayonne, France, in which four men attacked the 59-year-old bus driver, Philippe Monguillot, after asking three of them to wear masks and tried to check another man’s ticket.

Announcing the charges, deputy prosecutor Marc Mariee denounced an “extremely violent” attack.

“There were insults and then scuffles. The bus driver was pushed out of the bus. Two people then violently kicked and punched his upper body, including his head, “he said at a press conference.

With nearly 11.8 million confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide and 543,558 known deaths, the WHO says that coronavirus cases are increasing by 200,000 per day, doubling from April to May.

Sadly familiar picture of sudden resurgence of virus Australia at Israel and Uzbekistan, the WE and Catalonia as cities, states and even entire countries have been forced to reimpose severe restrictions.

For its part, Italy Wednesday called for further precautionary measures for passengers traveling to European Union countries outside the block to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

Italy has suspended all flights from Bangladesh for a week due to a “significant number” of passengers who tested positive for Covid-19 on a flight to Rome on Monday.

“I would consider it appropriate to define together new rigorous precautionary measures for arrivals from non-Schengen and non-EU areas,” said Health Minister Roberto Speranza in a letter to the European Health Commissioner. , Stella Kyriakides, and German health. Minister, Jens Spahn.

People over 60 or with health conditions should wear a medical grade mask when out and cannot distance themselves socially, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization, while all others should wear a three-layer cloth mask.The WHO guidelines, announced on June 5, are the result of research commissioned by the organization. We still don’t know if mask wearers are protected, say his experts, but the new design he advocates protects others if it is used correctly.

The WHO says masks should be made in three layers – with cotton closest to the face, followed by a layer of polypropylene and then a synthetic layer resistant to fluids. They do not replace physical distance and hand hygiene, he says, but should be worn in situations where distance is difficult, such as on public transportation and during mass protests.

WHO has been reluctant to commit to recommending face covers, firstly because the evidence as to whether they offer protection to the public is limited and – more importantly – because it feared it does not result in a shortage of medical grade masks for health workers.

Sarah Boseley Health Writer

Israel, who first praised her for quickly addressing the first stage of her pandemic when it emerged earlier this year, has reintroduced strict stay-at-home orders following the increase in infections, with 1 300 new cases in the past 24 hours, following relaxation of restrictions. in May, some experts accused schools and marriages of having caused the upsurge.

The increase prompted Israel to reimpose last month the tracking system administered by its internal security agency, the Shin Bet, but its accuracy in order to isolate people is now in question.

Iran, also, is experiencing a resurgence with its number of coronavirus deaths exceeding 12,000 on Wednesday and 153 deaths in the past 24 hours.


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