More than 30 million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially recorded worldwide, according to a count made by AFP from official sources.
Highlights, new measures, new reports: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.
Europe: alarming level of transmission –
The level of transmission of Covid-19 is “alarming” in Europe, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) which is concerned about the quarantine shortening decided or envisaged in several countries including France.
“The figures for September should serve as an alarm” in Europe where the number of new cases is now higher than those of March and April, according to the director of the European branch of the WHO, Hans Kluge.
The WHO excludes shortening its recommendation from a quarantine of 14 days. “When we know the immense individual and societal impact that can have a reduction, even minimal, of the duration of the quarantine (…), I encourage the countries to follow a scientific procedure (…) and to explore options of reduction safe, ”Kluge said.
More than 941,000 dead –
The pandemic caused by the new coronavirus has killed more than 941,000 people around the world since the end of December, according to a report established Thursday by AFP from official sources.
More than 30 million cases of contamination have been diagnosed.
The United States is the most bereaved country with 196,831 dead. Next come Brazil (134,106), India (83,198), Mexico (71,978) and the United Kingdom (41,684).
New restrictions in France
Restrictions will be decided by Saturday in the French cities of Lyon and Nice where the number of new cases is 4 times and 3 times higher than the “alert rating” of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
If the situation does not improve in Marseille and on the island of Guadeloupe, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran is considering “the closure of bars” or “the ban on public gatherings”.
Bordeaux, Marseille and Guadeloupe already prohibit gatherings of more than ten people in parks or on beaches and have reduced the gauge to a thousand people for major events.
Nursery staff will now have to wear a mask with children.