Meanwhile, a new peer-reviewed study suggests that the pandemic could be even worse than current statistics show, with deaths in the United States likely underestimated. Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC that the United States had probably already surpassed 100,000 new cases a day, but the magnitude of the pandemic was not captured in the data because testing capacity remains limited in some parts of the country.
This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus epidemic. This blog will be updated throughout the day as news becomes available.
- Global cases: more than 10.69 million
- Deaths worldwide: at least 516,210
- Countries with most cases: United States (more than 2.6 million); Brazil (over 1.4 million); Russia (653,479); India (604,641); United Kingdom (314,992)
The above data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
China calls for increased coronavirus testing capacity
11:00 am London time: local governments and Chinese medical institutes should increase and reserve capacity for testing coronaviruses in case demand increases due to potential future outbreaks, national health officials said on Thursday, reports said. Reuters and Xinhua news agencies.
According to a document published by the National Health Commission (NHC), fever treatment clinics across the country must operate 24 hours a day and doctors cannot refuse to treat or accept patients, Xinhua reported. – Holly Ellyatt
Unemployment in the euro area increases in May
10:00 a.m. London time: The unemployment rate in the euro area reached 7.4% in May, against 7.3% in April, while the region is facing the economic shock of Covid-19.
A number of European economies took their first steps to reopen in May, allowing some workers to return to their jobs. But social distancing and travel restrictions, which have since been lifted, remained largely in place in May. – Silvia Amaro, Holly Ellyatt
Cases in India exceed 600,000
2:45 pm Singapore time – The number of coronavirus cases in India has risen above 600,000, with 17,834 deaths, Reuters reported, citing officials and the Ministry of Health.
India has the largest epidemic in Asia, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
City employee walks past graffiti of youth wearing face mask May 4, 2020 in Mumbai, India, amidst a national lock to fight the coronavirus epidemic.
Indranil Mukherjee | AFP | Getty Images
To contain the virus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government imposed a nationwide strict lockdown in late March, which halted much of the country’s economic activity.
The country is emerging from the lockdown, but a surge in new daily cases in recent weeks has forced several state officials to reinstate restrictions, according to the Reuters report. —Yen Nee Lee
New daily cases from Tokyo surpass 100 for the first time in two months
2:32 p.m. Singapore time – The Japanese city of Tokyo confirmed on Thursday more than 100 new cases of coronavirus, according to the public broadcaster NHK.
The last time new daily cases in the city were over 100 was on May 2, NHK reported, citing the Tokyo metropolitan government.
On May 25, Japan lifted its state of emergency to stop the spread of the virus. Reuters said the Tokyo city government has sought to keep new daily infections below 20, but the number has consistently exceeded 50 in the past week.
Despite the increase in cases in Tokyo, Japanese government officials have repeatedly declared that there is no need to declare a new state of emergency, according to the Reuters report. —Yen Nee Lee
Demand for medical products increases in China as pandemic persists
12:10 pm Singapore time – The global coronavirus pandemic is showing little sign of slowing, which is creating overseas demand for Chinese medical products.
This is an encouraging sign for Chinese exports, which play an important role in the global economy. However, it is unclear how long the demand for Chinese health-related products will last.
An employee packages rapid nucleic acid test kits for the new coronavirus at a Maccura Biotechnology Co., Ltd plant on February 21, 2020 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo by Zhang Lang / China News Service via Getty Images)
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In addition, many companies have received safety and health certification from the European Union, rather than from the United States Food and Drug Administration.
This means that more of these Chinese products will go to markets outside of the United States, which to date accounts for almost a quarter of coronavirus deaths worldwide. – Evelyn Cheng
South Florida counties require people to wear face masks
Daniel Milian, on the right, Miguel Martinez and Laura De Armas chat as they relax on South Beach in Miami Beach, FL on Friday, June 19, 2020.
The Washington Post
The counties of Miami-Dade and Broward, the most popular regions of Florida, now require people to wear face masks in all public spaces to contain a statewide coronavirus outbreak.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said the region’s economy can only continue to reopen if people maintain social distance, wear masks and stay at home unless they have to go at work or in a store.
“If people continue to post the rules, we will be forced to close non-core businesses and all of the other businesses that we started to open in May,” said Gimenez. The penalty for not wearing a mask is $ 500 or up to 180 days in prison.
Miami-Dade also restricts access to the pool and the sale of alcohol in hotels and motels during the July 4 vacation. Commercial accommodation establishments must close swimming pools between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. July 3-6, and alcohol cannot be served on the pool decks before 11 a.m. or after 8 p.m.
Beaches will remain closed the weekend of July 4 in Miami-Dade County and parades are not allowed.
Broward County prohibits establishments from serving alcohol or food on sight between midnight and 5 a.m. —Spencer Kimball
Chamber votes to extend deadline for small business loan applications
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Holds a press conference at the Capitol Visitor Center on Thursday, June 18, 2020.
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6:22 pm ET – The House voted to extend the time limit for small businesses to apply for forgivable coronavirus relief loans.
The legislation has already been passed by the Senate, so it is up to President Donald Trump to sign the bill.The bill would give businesses until August 8 to seek help through the Paycheck Protection Program. The previous deadline was June 30.
The Trump administration has yet to allocate $ 130 billion for the program. Congress plans to consider another coronavirus rescue plan later this month. It will have to decide whether to approve more aid for small businesses, among a series of other issues. —Jacob Pramuk
Michigan closes indoor bar seats
5:15 p.m. ET – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order to close seats inside bars in most parts of Lower Michigan in order to preserve state progress against Covid-19, according to a press release from the governor’s office.
All state bars can still be used outside. Bars and restaurants can now sell take-out cocktails.
Whitmer said she is taking action on recent bar-related coronavirus outbreaks, including a bar in East Lansing linked to more than 100 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
Last week, new cases in Michigan increased 31%.
Baseball fans can buy cutouts to take their place in the stands
My Fan Seats works with university and professional sports programs to create cardboard cutting programs.
Photo: Lara Smedley
5:10 p.m. ET – When the Major League Baseball returns in a few weeks, the stands will be radically different.
Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants sell custom cardboard cutouts, where fans ready to shell out around $ 100 can buy life-size cutouts with their photos that will stay in the stands throughout the season.
The A’s go even further. In the event that a foul ball hits your cut, you will receive the ball in the mail as a souvenir.
Cardboard cutouts have been a huge success in European football. A club sold 23,000 cutouts, earning more than half a million dollars in revenue.
The companies behind the cuts say that interest is booming in almost all professional sports leagues in the United States.
This is all part of the new realities and challenges that the sports leagues are facing when trying to relaunch their seasons. —Jessica Golden
Pennsylvania forces residents to wear masks in all public spaces
4.30 p.m. ET – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today announced a new order requiring residents to wear masks every time they leave their homes, effective immediately, according to a press release.
“This mask order is essential to stop the recent increase in Covid-19 cases we have seen in Pennsylvania,” said Wolf in the statement.
“These hot spots can be attributed to situations where Pennsylvanians were not wearing masks or practicing social distancing – two practices that must be respected if we are to maintain the freedoms we have in place when we reopen. ”
The ordinance described limited exceptions to the rule, including those for young children and those whose medical conditions prevented breathing.
According to the state health department, more than 84,000 people have tested positive for the virus in Pennsylvania and at least 6,649 people have died. The state saw the seven-day average of new cases increase by more than 21%, according to a CNBC analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. –Suzanne Blake
Trump backs “bigger” payments to Americans in relief bill
The name of US President Donald Trump appears on the coronavirus economic assistance checks that were sent to citizens of the country April 29, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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4:09 p.m. ET – President Donald Trump has said he supports another round of relief payments for coronaviruses that is more important than what the Democrats have proposed.
“I do it, I support it, but it has to be done right,” Trump said in an interview with the Fox Business Network at the White House if he wanted to send more stimulus checks to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.
“I actually support more people than the Democrats,” added Trump. When asked if he wanted more direct payments or more unemployment benefits, Trump replied, “I want more money for people so they can spend it. I want the money to arrive quickly and without complications. ”
“They wanted to make it too complicated,” said Trump, apparently referring to the Democrats. “It was also an incentive not to go to work. “- Kevin Breuninger
California to Close Covered Businesses in Certain Counties
3:47 p.m. – Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered covered businesses in 19 counties to close immediately as the state faces a resurgence of cases.
Covered businesses that must close include restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, cinemas, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums and game rooms, Newsom told a news briefing. The order applies to some of the largest counties in the state, Los Angeles, Orange and Santa Barbara.
California will also step up enforcement of the recommended social distancing guidelines and face coverage requirements, Newsom said. Before the weekend of July 4, Newsom asked localities with mandatory closings to consider canceling the fireworks to avoid crowds. —Noah Higgins-Dunn
Trump doubts the United States needs a national mask warrant
President Donald Trump wears a mask during a private visit by three Ford GTs over the years to the Ford Rawsonville plant.
3:19 p.m. – President Donald Trump has said he is “all about masks,” but does not think the United States needs a national order for people to wear them.
“I don’t know if you need a bond,” Trump said in an interview with Fox Business Network on Wednesday. “You have many places in the country where people stay far away,” he said.
“But I’m for masks, I think masks are good,” added the president. —Suzanne Blake
Apple to Close 30 More Stores
3:05 p.m. ET – Apple plans to close 30 more stores this week in the United States. This brings the total to 77 stores closed out of 271, with Covid-19 cases increasing rapidly in several regions of the country.
Apple stores tend to be located in high-end malls and malls, and closings can be seen as a bad sign for a smooth reopening of stores. The closings announced on Wednesday include several stores in the Los Angeles area.
Apple stocks fell when it was announced it was trading in negative territory. —Kif Leswing
Trump’s re-election campaign stops events in person
A supporter of US President Donald Trump shoots a video with his cell phone from the sparsely populated upper floors of the arena as the president addresses his first re-election campaign rally in several months amid the epidemic of coronavirus disease ( COVID-19), at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, on June 20, 2020.
Leah Millis | Reuters
2:59 p.m. ET – President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has quietly revised plans to organize a rally in Alabama and many smaller in-person events in the coming weeks as coronavirus cases escalate across the country . The event in Alabama has been widely reported but has never been officially confirmed.
There are currently no Trump rallies planned for the near future, although the Trump campaign has told reporters, “There is still work going on to identify sites” for the upcoming rallies. The campaign transforms dozens of small events that were to take place in person into virtual events, including MAGA meetings and training sessions for campaign volunteers.
For Trump, suspending electoral rallies is a risky proposition, four months before election day. The rallies not only energize the president and help him sharpen his message, but they are also an essential part of the campaign’s digital awareness and data mining strategy. —Christina Wilkie, Kevin Breuninger
Fireworks sales show significant gains, according to industry leaders
Buyers look through fireworks for sale at Sky King Fireworks in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, June 24, 2020.
Lucas Jackson | Reuters
2:49 pm ET – Major fireworks sellers have seen a dramatic increase in personal fireworks sales this year as consumers try to make up for the big screens that have been canceled due to the coronavirus.
Vendors have reported 200% to 300% jumps in sales this year, according to Julie Heckman, president of the American Pyrotechnics Association. Police have also filed increasing complaints about fireworks in cities across the United States.
Steve Houser, president of the National Fireworks Association and owner of Red Rhino Fireworks, said the week or two preceding July 4 accounted for 80% to 90% of the industry’s revenues for the year. —Alex Harring
New York Governor Warns of Resurgence of Cases, “Dark Clouds on the Horizon”
2:15 p.m. ET – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has warned that coronavirus epidemics in the United States are worsening and could threaten New York’s recovery after tight statewide closings have helped remove rapidly spreading infection.
“We have dark clouds on the horizon and we have made huge strides,” Cuomo said in a press briefing. “We have gone through hell and back, but it is not finished and it can still raise its ugly head anywhere in this nation and in this state. ”
Cuomo said he is concerned about New York City, where compliance with face coverage requirements and guidelines for social distancing is declining. He also criticized local leaders for their non-compliance. —Noah Higgins-Dunn
WHO warns countries may need to re-establish blockages
2:04 p.m. ET – As some countries struggle to loosen restrictions and reopen businesses while preventing coronavirus outbreaks, they may need to reimplement severe restrictions or blockages, said a senior official at the World health.
“Some countries that have successfully suppressed transmission and are now opening up may have a setback, may have to implement interventions again, may have to implement these so-called locks,” said Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the WHO unit for diseases and zoonoses, said. “We hope not. We hope we don’t have to start general locking again. So it’s not too late to act quickly. ”
Some countries, including Spain and Italy, have been able to effectively tackle serious epidemics, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
“However, we are concerned that some countries have not used all the tools at their disposal and have adopted a fragmented approach. These countries face a long and difficult road, ”he said. “But one of the lessons of the pandemic is that, no matter what the situation is in a country, it can be reversed. It’s never too late “. —Will Feuer
There are not enough tests in the United States, warns Gottlieb
1:47 pm ET – The United States needs higher capacity and more uniform distribution of coronavirus tests to accurately capture epidemic levels, former Food and Safety Commissioner told CNBC Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb.
Gottlieb warned that even the current test levels of 500,000 Covid-19 tests per day are not sufficient to detect all new patients. He also expressed concern about the destination of the tests, saying that Texas and Florida are behind in testing because resources are not evenly distributed across the country, reports Will Feuer of CNBC.
“There are a lot of conversations going on right now about deploying tests in the workplace and also in schools and I have been aware of some of these conversations with my proximity to some of the test companies,” said Gottlieb. “Employers don’t want to be the ones getting the results, taking possession of the tests, so there’s a reluctance to jump right now. ”
Gottlieb’s comments come after White House health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that the United States could hit more than 100,000 new cases a day if the country stayed on its current path. Gottlieb said the country is already at this benchmark, the tests just can’t keep up. —Alex Harring
Auto sales in the US decline as pandemic deals blow demand
1:30 p.m. ET – The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on vehicle sales in the United States in the second quarter, as the disease forced consumers to stay at home and dealers and factories to shut down.
General Motors, Toyota Motor and Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday announced a second quarter sales drop of more than 30% from 2019. Nissan Motor said sales were cut in half compared to a year ago , down 49.5%.
The sharp declines are in line with what Wall Street expected as most American, European and Asian automakers report second quarter auto sales on Wednesday.
Vehicle sales in the United States are expected to drop about 34% in the second quarter, according to automotive research companies Edmunds and TrueCar’s ALG. The second quarter is expected to be the worst year for automakers due to the pandemic.
GM and Fiat Chrysler said sales of full-size pickup trucks are performing exceptionally well and overall sales have shown signs of recovery, especially deliveries to retail customers. –Michael Wayland
Cisco CEO Says Security Separates Them From Zoom As Businesses Speed Up Remote Work
1:12 p.m. ET – As businesses adapt to remote working during the Covid-19 pandemic, Cisco is seeing a boost from customers switching to its video conferencing and security products, said CEO Chuck Robbins at CNBC on “Squawk Box”.
Robbins also said that Cisco’s focus on privacy and security sets its WebEx video conferencing software apart from competitors like Zoom.
“For consumers, a simple solution is good,” he said. “For our high-end client companies, they always rely on WebEx to provide the privacy and security they need. “-Michelle Gao
Arizona Reports Record New Coronavirus Cases And Deaths Before Pence’s Visit
People are preparing to go tubing on Salt River amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic in Arizona, United States, June 27, 2020.
Cheney Orr | Reuters
12:54 p.m. ET – Arizona reported nearly 4,900 new coronavirus cases and 88 new deaths on Wednesday, a one-day record high in both indicators before Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the state later in the day.
The state has confirmed a total of 84,092 positive cases and 1,720 deaths to date. Its highest single-day previous number of new cases was 3,593 on June 23.
While a potential delay in reporting daily case numbers and increased testing capacity may explain the increase in positive cases of Covid-19, the number of hospitalizations has also increased steadily over the years. last weeks.
The record of daily cases comes as Pence is expected to arrive in Phoenix later Wednesday to meet with Governor Doug Ducey to discuss state efforts to curb the spread of the virus. Last weekend, Pence postponed its 2020 “Faith in America” campaign events in Arizona and Florida “out of caution.” –Jasmine Kim
Airlines differ on social distancing policies on board
An employee of American Airlines Group Inc. wears a protective mask and stands behind a protective barrier when checking in a traveler at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, United States, Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
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12:35 pm ET – Airlines seat policies during the Covid-19 pandemic diverge with carriers like Delta, Southwest and JetBlue limiting the number of seats they sell on each flight, and US and US reservation flights at capacity, but warning travelers of crowded planes.
On Wednesday, United’s director of communications made fun of the idea that keeping the seats open could protect travelers from the disease.
“When it comes to blocking middle seats, it’s a public relations strategy, it’s not a security strategy,” Josh Earnest told reporters. “When you are on the plane, if you are sitting in the aisle and the middle seat is empty, the person on the other side of the aisle is within six feet of you, the person at the window is less than six feet from you, the people in the row in front of you are less than six feet from you, the person in the row behind you is less than six feet from you. ”
United and American highlighted other measures they have implemented, such as improved cleaning procedures, the use of contactless kiosks, and requiring all travelers to be masks. –Leslie Josephs
Death toll in the United States is significantly underestimated, new study finds
12:08 p.m. ET – A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that the number of confirmed deaths in the United States due to the virus could be underestimated by up to 28%.
Researchers at Yale University, supported by the National Institute of Health, compared the number of deaths in the United States in excess to the reported number of deaths in the United States Covid-19 from March 1 to May 30. Deaths from the virus reached 95,235, about 28% less than the excess number.
However, state reporting gaps and a sharp increase in deaths in the United States during a pandemic suggest that the number of deaths in Covid-19 is actually underestimated, the researchers said.
“Our analyzes suggest that the official death toll from Covid-19 represents a substantial undercoverage of the true burden,” Dan Weinberger, epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health and lead author of the study, told CNBC. –Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
New York City Stops Plan To Reopen Indoor Restaurant
New Yorkers wear face masks and protective gear during the coronavirus pandemic at Domino Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on May 17, 2020 in New York.
Roy Rochlin | Getty Images
11:43 am EST – New York mayor Bill de Blasio said the city will not allow indoor dining to resume next week, as originally scheduled, due to increased coronavirus epidemics in other parts of the country. De Blasio said the alfresco meals, which were allowed to reopen on June 22, “were unquestionably a big success and” the outside worked. ”
“We see a lot of problems and we especially see problems that revolve around people who go back to the bars and restaurants inside. Inside, the problem is growing, science is showing it more and more, “de Blasio said in a press briefing.
Other businesses, including nail salons, were previously scheduled to reopen next week. De Blasio did not comment on the progress of these efforts. –Noah Higgins-Dunn
New cases in the U.S. continue to climb
Macy’s says sales fall again in states like Texas, where cases are on the rise
10 h 30 HE – Macy’s a déclaré aux analystes que les ventes diminuaient à nouveau dans les États où les cas de Covid-19 étaient en hausse, et l’opérateur du grand magasin s’attend à ce que ce modèle se reproduise au fur et à mesure que la crise se poursuit.
Au Texas, par exemple, Macy’s avait déclaré que les ventes progressaient alors que l’économie locale rouvrait. Il y a environ deux semaines, cependant, alors que les affaires Covid-19 montaient en flèche, l’entreprise a enregistré une baisse de 15 points de ses ventes dans l’État, selon le PDG Jeff Gennette. Les ventes globales de Macy’s dans ses magasins sont actuellement en baisse d’environ 35% par rapport aux niveaux de l’année précédente. Telle est la tendance que le détaillant attend pour le reste de l’année.
« Nous adoptons une position conservatrice et tirons cette tendance au cours du second semestre. Si les tendances s’améliorent, nous réagirons de manière agressive pour répondre aux demandes des clients », a déclaré M. Gennette. –Lauren Thomas
Exactitude des tests de coronavirus remise en question après des tests de golfeur PGA positifs, puis négatifs
10 h 20 HE – Cameron Champ, un golfeur américain professionnel, s’est immédiatement retiré du championnat des voyageurs de la PGA Tour mardi dernier et a annoncé son intention de s’auto-isoler après un test positif pour le coronavirus. Mais cinq jours plus tard, il a déclaré avoir subi un test négatif trois fois, ce qui soulève des questions sur la précision des tests utilisés par les sports professionnels pour filtrer les joueurs avant les grands matchs.
Cinq golfeurs du PGA Tour ont été testés positifs pour le coronavirus depuis que le sport extérieur sans contact a repris ses jeux en juin et huit se sont retirés du tournoi Travellers. Malgré les précautions de sécurité, plusieurs caddies ont également été testées positives.
Cependant, une porte-parole du PGA Tour a expliqué que le test de Champ n’était pas un faux positif. « Un premier test positif est un test positif, et il y a une explication médicale de ce qui se passe à partir de là », a déclaré Neal dans un communiqué, citant des données du partenaire officiel de PGA pour les tests de coronavirus, Sanford Health.
Les tests moléculaires tels que le test PCR nasopharyngé utilisé par le PGA Tour ont les taux de faux positifs les plus bas parmi les trois principaux types de tests diagnostiques Covid-19: moléculaire, antigène et sérologie, selon les médecins. —Jasmine Kim
Pfizer annonce des résultats positifs de son premier essai de vaccin
9 h 58 HE – Pfizer a publié les résultats positifs d’un essai humain de stade précoce testant son candidat vaccin contre le coronavirus, rapporte Berkeley Lovelace Jr. de CNBC. L’essai a inclus 45 participants qui ont reçu des doses de 10, 30 ou 100 microgrammes du vaccin ou d’un placebo.
Le vaccin a produit des anticorps neutralisants chez ceux qui ont reçu deux des doses de 10 ou 30 microgrammes après 28 jours, selon les données préliminaires d’un article publié sur MedRXiv. Les anticorps neutralisants sont importants pour acquérir une protection contre le virus et leurs niveaux étaient 1,8 à 2,8 fois plus élevés chez les participants à l’essai que chez les patients coronavirus récupérés, selon les chercheurs.
Pfizer, qui a travaillé aux côtés du fabricant de médicaments allemand BioNTech, a déclaré que le vaccin était bien toléré, bien qu’il ait provoqué de la fièvre chez certains patients et des douleurs au site d’injection pour la plupart des participants à l’essai. —Hannah Miller
Le propriétaire de Michael Kors, Capri, prévoit une baisse de 70% des ventes au premier trimestre
Michael Kors shop à Covent Garden.
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9 h 53 HE – Capri Holdings, le propriétaire de Michael Kors, s’attend à une baisse de 70% des ventes au premier trimestre, la demande de ses sacs à main et robes de luxe étant entravée par la pandémie de coronavirus, a rapporté Reuters.
La société a déclaré que les affaires ont commencé à reprendre dans certains domaines où les blocages ont été retirés, mais elle ne s’attend pas à un rebond rapide rapidement alors que l’économie mondiale entre dans une profonde récession.
Capri a déclaré que les ventes ont été plus fortes que prévu dans les magasins rouverts, mais que les expéditions vers les grands magasins sont restées faibles. —Alex Harring
Les stocks s’ouvrent à la hausse suite aux nouvelles positives sur le vaccin contre le coronavirus
Les entreprises ont ajouté près de 2,4 millions d’emplois en juin, selon ADP
9 h 19 HE – La masse salariale privée a augmenté de 2,369 millions en juin, légèrement en dessous de l’estimation de 2,5 millions, mais toujours révélatrice d’un retour des travailleurs à leur emploi.
ADP a indiqué que le gain le plus important provenait du secteur hôtelier durement touché, qui a connu une augmentation de 961 000 personnes. Les emplois dans les services ont globalement augmenté de 1,9 million.
Le gain mensuel total est intervenu après une augmentation de près de 3,1 millions en mai, un nombre révisé nettement supérieur à la perte initialement déclarée de 2,76 millions.
Mark Zandi, économiste en chef chez Moody’s Analytics, a déclaré que la révision n’était qu’un ajustement au décompte officiel du Département du travail d’un gain de 2,5 millions pour mai, ce qui était bien supérieur à l’estimation d’une perte de 8 millions d’emplois. —Jeff Cox
Des milliers de personnes se rassemblent pour une fête d’adieu à Prague
Les résidents s’assoient pour dîner sur une table de 500 mètres de long dressée sur le pont Charles, après que les restrictions ont été assouplies à la suite de la pandémie de coronavirus le 30 juin 2020 à Prague, en République tchèque.
Gabriel Kuchta | Getty Images
9 h 13 HE – Des milliers de personnes se sont rassemblées pour une fête de rue dans la capitale de la République tchèque pour célébrer un «adieu symbolique» à la pandémie de coronavirus.
Les invités ont été invités à s’asseoir à une table de 500 mètres de long sur le pont Charles à Prague, un monument du XIVe siècle qui traverse la rivière Vltava, pour partager de la nourriture et des boissons avec leurs voisins.
L’événement s’est déroulé en l’absence de toute mesure de distanciation sociale, malgré une augmentation du nombre de cas de coronavirus signalés en République tchèque la semaine dernière.
À ce jour, l’État de l’UE, d’environ 10 millions de personnes, a enregistré 11 960 cas de coronavirus, avec 349 décès à l’échelle nationale, selon l’Université Johns Hopkins. —Sam Meredith
Macy annonce une perte au premier trimestre mais s’attend à une «reprise progressive des ventes»
9 h 04 HE – Macy a subi une perte au premier trimestre alors que la pandémie de coronavirus a presque réduit ses ventes de moitié, rapporte Lauren Thomas de CNBC.
Le chef de la direction, Jeff Gennette, a déclaré que la quasi-totalité des magasins de l’entreprise ont depuis rouvert leurs portes et sont en avance sur les attentes ce mois-ci. Il a également déclaré que la chaîne des grands magasins s’attendait toujours à une « reprise progressive des ventes », sans fournir de détails.
« Nous ne prévoyons pas un nouvel arrêt complet, mais nous restons flexibles et sommes prêts à faire face à l’augmentation des cas au niveau régional », a-t-il déclaré. —Melodie Warner
Le nombre de TSA dans les aéroports américains a bondi en juin – à 80% en dessous de 2019
La sécurité aéroportuaire est un triple problème post-pandémique: encombrement, points de contact avec les passagers et (parfois) agents de sécurité touchant vos biens.
8 h 31 HE – Une moyenne de 482727 personnes par jour traversaient les points de contrôle de sécurité des aéroports américains en juin, soit plus du double du nombre enregistré par la Transportation Security Administration en mai. Mais les chiffres de juin représentaient moins d’un cinquième de ce que la TSA a enregistré en juin 2019.
La récente reprise est un défi pour les compagnies aériennes qui souhaitent tirer parti de la demande renouvelée des clients cooped up mais doivent également maintenir les coûts bas.
United, par exemple, a déclaré qu’il prévoyait d’ajouter 25000 vols en août, mais que son horaire intérieur représentera toujours la moitié de ce qu’il a volé en 2019 et son horaire international seulement un quart d’août l’année dernière. —Leslie Josephs
Google garde ses bureaux fermés jusqu’au 7 septembre
8 h 18 HE – Google a annoncé mardi que ses bureaux américains resteront fermés jusqu’au 7 septembre en raison de l’augmentation des cas de coronavirus dans certains États, a rapporté Reuters.
The company was originally planning to reopen some buildings at roughly 10% capacity in July with the possibility to increase capacity to 30% in September. But a Google spokesperson confirmed an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg stating no offices would reopen before Sept. 7.
Google’s decision comes after coronavirus cases have at least doubled in 14 states in June, according to Reuters’ tally. Chris Rackow, Google’s vice president of global security, noted in the memo that « Covid-19 is still very much alive. ” —Alex Harring
Economic rebound could be threatened by surging virus outbreak
8:16 a.m. ET — With 40,000 new cases daily, the growth in the spread of Covid-19 is threatening the economic rebound.
Several economists told CNBC they are not yet ready to change their forecasts for a snapback in the third quarter, but they are monitoring the situation as states shutdown activities or hold off reopenings in response. In the second quarter, the economic shutdown was expected to have caused a more than 30% contraction in gross domestic product.
By the third quarter, economists surveyed by CNBC/Moody’s Analytics expect a median gain of 13.5% for the third quarter. —Patti Domm
Germany’s economy showing more signs of recovery
Citizens walk at the pedestrian zone in Guetersloh, western Germany on June 23, 2020.
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7:23 a.m. ET — Germany has posted several pieces of positive data with retail sales in May, and unemployment data for June, both surprising to the upside.
Retail sales in May rose 13.9% from the previous month, Germany’s federal statistics office said, while the latest unemployment data released by its Labor Office Wednesday showed that the number of people out of work rose by 69,000 in June. That was a far lower number than the 120,000 forecast by analysts polled by Reuters.
Germany’s respected Ifo institute said that it expected the economy to have contracted 11.9% in the second quarter but it forecast growth of 6.9% in the third quarter, and 3.8% in the fourth quarter. —Holly Ellyatt
Ryanair sees ‘very strong’ bookings as Europeans travel more
An airport worker wearing a protective face mask, who said she did not mind being photographed, directs tarvellers at Tegel Airport during the novel coronavirus pandemic on June 19, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
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Ryanair has seen « very strong » bookings through the first two weeks of July, but the company expects ticket prices to remain lower than ever for about 12 months, CEO Michael O’Leary told Reuters.
Ticket prices are unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels until 2022 or 2023, he said, according to Reuters. He added that he expects the company to fly 4.5 million passengers in July and between 5.5 million and 6 million in August.
O’Leary’s comments come after much of the European Union has lifted border restrictions that were prompted by the coronavirus pandemic and has begun to open to travelers from outside of the blog. Travelers from a list of 15 countries can now travel to the E.U., though the U.S. is not among them. —Will Feuer