A Filipino policeman inspects a bus in Manila, March 15, 2020 (AFPAFPAFPAFPAFPAFP / Ted ALJIBE)
France and Spain have stepped up their measures much more in response to the brand new coronavirus pandemic, whereas international locations around the globe are more and more isolating themselves, together with the US the place Donald Trump has been examined adverse.
Nobody appears to be immune, not even the American president who lastly submitted to the take a look at. The one who raised many questions after his current assembly with two individuals examined since optimistic isn’t a service of the brand new coronavirus, introduced Saturday night Sean Conley, physician of the White Home.
In entrance of the development of the pandemic, the world calms itself an increasing number of: Madrid has taken notably radical measures with an virtually complete quarantine and has declared the state of alert for fifteen days.
Spain is the second most affected nation in Europe with 5,753 instances and the fourth nation on the earth in variety of deaths with 183 deaths.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez wished to be clear: the Spanish will be capable to depart their properties to go “to work”, “purchase bread”, go to the pharmacy or get medical remedy however “to not go to dinner with a buddy”. Within the night, the federal government introduced the contamination of his spouse.
– European epicenter –
Europe, now “epicenter” of the illness in line with the World Well being Group, sees its well being methods beneath pressure.
Covid-19: evolution on the earth (AFP /)
An exhausted nurse asleep on her laptop keyboard: this photograph shared on social networks has develop into the image of the exhaustion of nursing employees in northern Italy. The nation registered 175 new deaths in 24 hours, reaching 1,441 in complete.
France, the place 830 new infections (four,500 in complete) and twelve deaths have been recorded in 24 hours (91 in complete), additionally tightened its measures.
Eating places, bars, nightclubs, cinemas: locations “receiving the general public not important to the lifetime of the nation” should shut their doorways from midnight on Saturday night time to Sunday. A number of German areas took related measures on Sunday.
The French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, known as on the French to “extra self-discipline” after having “seen too many individuals in cafes, eating places”.
The municipal elections on Sunday are maintained.
Austria, the place 602 instances have been confirmed on Saturday and the main winter sports activities vacation spot in Europe, has introduced the early closure of just about all of its ski resorts. Ditto in Switzerland, the place 1,355 individuals have been contaminated and eleven died.
Transport of assessments for the brand new coronavirus, March 14, 2020 in Ludwigsburg (Germany) (AFP / THOMAS KIENZLE)
The UN introduced on Saturday the primary case amongst its employees in Geneva.
Criticized for its slowness to react, in a rustic which formally counts just one,140 instances together with 21 deadly, the British authorities is getting ready to ban giant gatherings. The Wimbledon tennis match might pay the value.
Queen Elizabeth II set the instance by canceling “as a precaution” a number of commitments subsequent week.
– Withdrawal –
Exterior Europe, confinements are additionally so as: Israel will even shut from Sunday eating places, procuring facilities, cafes and gymnasiums.
Hungarian police on the border with Austria in Nickelsdorf, March 14, 2020 (AFP / ALEX HALADA)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to ask the federal government to approve using “applied sciences used within the warfare on terror” to trace down the actions of contaminated Israelis.
In Africa, the Independence Day celebrations have been canceled in Senegal (22 instances), amongst different measures.
Place to begin of the epidemic, China (three,189 useless) appears to have now overcome it, reporting Sunday solely 20 new infections, 16 of which have been imported.
Principal signs of the brand new coronavirus (AFP /)
However the pandemic, which has already contaminated greater than 152,000 individuals in 137 international locations and killed 5,791, is progressing virtually all over the place else: a primary case has been identified in Rwanda, one other in Equatorial Guinea, and the Scandinavian international locations have recorded three deaths.
Confronted with this inexorable unfold, Russia (45 instances, no deaths) closed its land borders with Norway and Poland on Sunday. Denmark, Lithuania have closed their borders whereas different international locations (Latvia, Estonia, Monaco) undertake drastic restrictions. Norway will shut its ports and airports.
Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Guatemala stepped up their restrictive measures on Saturday from individuals from essentially the most affected international locations. Canada known as on its nationals to return to the nation.
Within the Philippines, the capital Manila was positioned in quarantine on Sunday for a month with highway entry reduce and home flights suspended.
Disinfection of a mosque in Istanbul, March 14, 2020 (AFP / Ozan KOSE)
Even Morocco, which lists solely eight instances, has closed its borders and brought strict containment measures.
In Chile, two cruise ships, with round 1,300 individuals on board, have been quarantined.
America, declared a state of emergency Friday, prolonged Saturday the ban for thirty days of entry of vacationers from Europe (Schengen space) to the UK and Eire.
– Apple attracts the curtain –
Disneyland park closed in Anaheim (California), March 14, 2020 (AFP / DAVID MCNEW)
Free testing, simpler entry to unemployment insurance coverage and the discharge of federal funds to cowl the well being prices of essentially the most modest Individuals: the cradle of liberalism appeared to rediscover the virtues of the welfare state.
As a logo, the American big Apple introduced Saturday the closing of all its shops till March 27 apart from China, the place it has simply reopened its shops.
And the Common Orlando Resort amusement parks will stay closed till at the very least the tip of March, they stated on Sunday.
The world sports activities calendar continues to empty, the uncommon occasions maintained largely going down behind closed doorways. The Rally of Mexico, third spherical of the World Championship (WRC), was to finish after the final particular on Saturday fairly than Sunday.
Regardless of this, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised that Tokyo will host the Olympic Video games as deliberate in July.
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