22:50: No more reinforced checks in Sète
The prefect of Hérault has put an end to the reinforced controls put in place by the mayor of Sète to limit access to the city to non-Sétois during the Easter weekend.
10:09 p.m .: Over 20,000 dead in the United States
The new coronavirus pandemic has passed the 20,000 mark in the United States, according to a report on Saturday by Johns Hopkins University, which refers.
The Covid-19 epidemic has killed at least 20,071 people in the United States, which also has the highest number of infections (519,453).
10 p.m .: Over 107,000 dead worldwide
The pandemic has killed at least 107,064 people worldwide since its onset in December in China, according to a report by the AFP from official sources this Saturday at 19:00 GMT.
More than 1,745,290 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 193 countries and territories since the start of the epidemic.
After the United States, the most affected countries are Italy with 19,468 dead, Spain (16,353 dead), France (13,832 dead) and the United Kingdom (9,875 dead).
9.50pm: Are there really more deaths in France than in 2019 because of the coronavirus?
L’Est Républicain has produced an interactive map of the evolution of mortality by department.
9:25 p.m .: Riots after a fatal collision in Belgium
Belgian police have arrested 43 people who took part in a riot this Saturday after a fatal collision between a police car and a young man on a scooter. Two police officers and seven demonstrators were slightly injured during these incidents.
The disturbances had started the day before when a police patrol asked to stop a 19-year-old man who was driving a scooter in the Anderlecht district. While officials chased the two-wheeler, it collided with a second police car and its driver was killed instantly.
21h14: Residents of Puglia broke the confines to pray
In Italy, in Puglia (south-east), 200 faithful, no longer holding it, broke the confinement to come and pray this Easter weekend in front of the church in San Marco in Lamis. The mayor apologized for not being able to do anything « when these people arrived and began to pray on their knees before the Madonna ». The priest, in tears, offered to be « crucified », according to the local press.
8:39 p.m .: 2.5 million tests soon to be distributed in Italy
Italian health officials will distribute 2.5 million tests in the country next week, said the Italian government’s extraordinary commissioner for the coronavirus, Domenico Arcuri.
8:21 p.m .: Extended confinement in Argentina
Argentina has extended compulsory confinement in major cities by two weeks until April 26.
8:05 p.m .: The time is not for deconfinement, recalls Jérôme Salomon
« A very high epidemic plateau seems to be emerging. We absolutely must continue to remain vigilant, » he stressed during his daily press briefing, recalling that « hospital pressure remains strong » with more than 2,000 new hospitalizations in the hexagon.
« The time is not for deconfinement » but perhaps « even more for the strict respect of confinement, barrier gestures, gestures of physical and social distancing ».
7:34 p.m .: Hit by the Covid-19, the aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle in Toulon Sunday
The French nuclear aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle, on which 50 sailors have tested positive for coronavirus, will arrive in Toulon on Sunday and will be able to start the quarantine of personnel, said the Ministry of the Armed Forces on Saturday.
7:24 p.m .: 643 additional deaths in France in 24 hours, 13,832 in total
The Director General of Health reports that 353 people died in 24 hours in the hospital and 290 in medical-social establishments. This brings the total of Covid-19 deaths to 13,832 deaths in France since the start of the epidemic, including 4,889 in medical and social establishments.
7:18 p.m .: France has more than 93,790 confirmed cases of Covid-19
The Director General of Health Jérôme Salomon indicates this Saturday that France has 3,114 cases of Covid-19 more than the day before, or more than 93,790 cases confirmed since the start of the epidemic.
In 24 hours, 2,044 new patients entered the hospital in 24 hours, which is an increase.
For the third consecutive evening, the number of intensive care patients registered a decrease in 24 hours, with 6,883 patients, 121 less than the previous day.
7:16 p.m .: Nearly 800 dead in 24 hours in New York State
The epidemic killed 783 people in 24 hours in New York State, bringing the local death toll to 8,627, governor Andrew Cuomo said.
6:48 p.m .: 619 additional deaths in Italy in 24 hours, nearly 20,000 deaths in total
The coronavirus pandemic has killed nearly 20,000 people in Italy, with 619 new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, according to official reports made public this Saturday evening. With 19,468 deaths, Italy remains officially the most bereaved in the world, ahead of the United States where 18,860 deaths have been recorded.
In Italy, hospitalizations have been decreasing for ten days and the contagion is clearly slowing down.
6.34 pm: « This pandemic is not a war » for the German president
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave a rare televised address this Saturday. « No, this pandemic is not a war. Nations do not oppose other nations, soldiers against other soldiers. It is a test of our humanity, » he said in particular. .
6:02 p.m .: Over 18,000 dead in the United States, the most affected country behind Italy
The United States now has 18,860 Covid-19 deaths, announces John Hopkins University.
Italy is currently recording 18,849 virus-related deaths, according to an AFP count based on official figures. The United States is also the country most affected by the contamination with more than 500,000 people affected.
17h50: Deputies ask that the Overseas be « pilot areas of generalized screening »
The overseas delegation of the National Assembly demanded this Saturday, in a letter to the President of the Republic, that the overseas territories can « act as pilot territories in terms of generalized screening of the population », and that they have specific economic aid.
5.49 p.m .: SNCF signs its entry into the Spanish market on Monday, despite the coronavirus
SNCF must sign an agreement with the Spanish public rail operator Adif on Monday, allowing it to operate low-cost Ouigo-type TGVs in Spain from December, unless the coronavirus crisis is delaying the project.
Through its Spanish subsidiary, SNCF will be the first alternative rail operator authorized to operate high-speed lines on the Spanish network facing the incumbent operator Renfe, « from December 2020 and for a period of ten years, up to ‘in December 2030 « .
5:36 p.m .: Mandatory wearing of a mask in Bulgaria from Sunday
The wearing of the mask becomes compulsory in Bulgaria this Sunday, until April 26. He is already in Morocco, where a photo of King Mohammed VI wearing a surgical mask during one of his hearings went viral.
5.30 p.m .: The gradual resumption of activity in Iran is controversial
Faced with the double challenge of US sanctions and the Covid-19, Iran authorized a gradual resumption of activity as of this Saturday in order to prevent its economy from sinking completely.
The decision to allow the reopening of « low risk » activities to spread the new coronavirus, in the provinces from this Saturday and then in the capital from April 18, has been criticized by medical experts and even certain members of the government .
5.17 p.m .: Monaco extends confinement until May 3
The confinement in force for three weeks in the principality of Monaco is extended until May 3, announced the princely government.
4:49 p.m .: Disneyland Paris wants short-term contracts to benefit from partial unemployment
Disneyland Paris has indicated this Saturday that it wants to benefit from partial unemployment all its short contracts which were to start after April 1, or 1,300 people, reports Europe 1.
4:47 p.m .: 11-year-old child dies in UK
Among the new coronavirus-related deaths in the UK is an 11-year-old boy, the English branch of the NHS, the British public health service, said in a separate statement.
The health authorities are therefore concerned about compliance with the containment measures in view of the good weather forecast for the Easter weekend.
4:36 p.m .: A Yvelines volunteer firefighter dies from Covid-19
A 58-year-old volunteer firefighter died of the Covid-19 overnight in the Yvelines, reports Le Parisien. A nurse by profession, he was placed in intensive care on March 11.
4:23 p.m .: 2020 edition of Burning Man canceled
The famous Burning Man art festival, which is held annually in late August in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, is canceled for 2020 due to the pandemic, reports TMZ. It will be replaced by a virtual festival.
4:16 p.m .: New York schools closed until the end of the school year
Schools in New York City will remain closed until the end of the school year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Saturday.
3:57 pm: Hospitalized, Boris Johnson makes « very great progress »
Hospitalized since last Sunday because contaminated by Covid-19 and released from intensive care Thursday evening, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson « continues to make very great progress », said a spokesman this Saturday.
3:41 p.m .: 917 additional deaths in 24 hours in the UK
The new coronavirus epidemic has killed an additional 917 people in the UK, bringing the total number of people dead at the hospital to 9,875, the Department of Health announced on Saturday.
An additional 5,234 people were also tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of people infected with the disease in the UK to 78,991.
3.30 p.m .: Father of Iraqi architecture dies of Covid-19
The latest figure to be swept away by the virus, the father of modern Iraqi architecture, Rifat Chadirji, died late Friday in Britain where he lived. This 93-year-old photographer and architect had notably signed the Freedom Monument, which overlooks the famous Tahrir Square in Baghdad.
3:29 p.m .: Over 4,000 dead in Iran
In Iran, the official death toll now stands at 4,357 dead for 70,029 people infected since the start of the epidemic.
3:28 p.m .: Drug abortion extended to 9 weeks in France
The French National Authority for Health has given the green light to extend access to voluntary termination of medical pregnancy at home to nine weeks, as against seven weeks at present, to ensure that women continue to have rights during the coronavirus epidemic.
3:26 pm: Investigation opened for « threats » against a nurse in the Loire
An investigation was opened for « threats » against the authors of a letter inviting a nurse from Rive-de-Gier (Loire) to leave his accommodation « as soon as possible », reports Progress.
3:23 p.m .: 8 million partially unemployed workers in France
The use of partial unemployment has been requested by 700,000 companies and associations for 8 million workers, or 3 million more in a week, a new record, announced this Saturday the Minister of Labor Muriel Pénicaud, on his Twitter account
3:11 p.m .: Over 103,000 dead worldwide
The pandemic of the new coronavirus has killed at least 103,141 people worldwide since its appearance in December in China, according to an assessment established by the AFP from official sources this Saturday at 11:00 GMT.
2:45 p.m .: Fall in the number of road deaths in France in March
The number of deaths on the roads of mainland France plunged 39.6% in March compared to the same month last year, with 154 people dead, a figure that reflects the implementation of containment, announced this Saturday road safety
2:36 p.m .: Cantal and Lozère spared by the pandemic
Cantal and Lozère are the only two metropolitan departments to count no deaths due to Covid-19, according to 20 minutes.
2:33 p.m .: In full containment, they install an inflatable pool in the city
An inflatable swimming pool was installed Thursday afternoon in a city of Saint-Ouen, in full containment. The police intervened, reports Le Parisien. A man was taken into custody for contempt and violence.
1:55 pm: Latam suspends its international flights until May
The Chilean-Brazilian airline Latam, the largest in Latin America, announced the suspension of all international flights until May.
1:50 p.m .: After violating the confinement 5 times, he is released
A young man, who had been placed in police custody for violating the confinement rules for the fifth time, was released on Thursday by the Rennes criminal court for procedural matters.
1:49 p.m .: Turkey in containment
Turkey imposes since midnight Friday containment for 48 hours in 31 cities including Istanbul and Ankara.
12.59 p.m .: The 2020 edition of the International Champions Cup (ICC), a friendly tournament that allows major European football clubs to prepare for their season in the United States and Asia, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
12:41 p.m .: Extended confinement in French Polynesia
Containment and curfew imposed in French Polynesia are extended until April 29.
12:12 pm: Government warns against short-time work fraud
The Secretary of State for the Economy, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, warned on Franceinfo unemployment unemployment party companiesl, claiming that there would be controls: « If they show that short-time working is used badly and that people combine short-time working and teleworking, it will be very bad for the companies concerned », did she warned.
11:50 a.m .: Fall in the number of deaths in Spain
A further decline in the daily number of deaths from Covid-19 to 510 was recorded in Spain, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 16,353. The day before, the country had recorded 605 deaths of the Covid-19 in 24 hours, the lowest figure recorded since March 24. The daily balance sheet thus decreased for the third day in a row after two days of consecutive rebound.
11:22 a.m .: Throne Fair canceled
The famous Throne Fair in Paris has been canceled. Nearly 200 fairgrounds and their families have been living confined to the site since the beginning of March, with the authorization of the Paris city hall, in a vast plot surrounded by trees. To date, no cases of suspected Covid-19 have been detected among them.
11:14 am: Tribute to hospital staff who died in New York
In New York, the American city hardest hit by the pandemic, a tribute was paid to hospital staff who died from the virus. About fifteen names were shuffled in the cold by as many of their colleagues, who put their photos on the sidewalk, in front of one of the hospitals. Shock image among others, dozens of sketchy coffins were buried in a mass grave of Hart Island. This island in the northeast of the Bronx, long nicknamed « the island of the dead » because used since the XIXth century as a vast cemetery for the destitute, today host 24 burials per day, against 25 on average per week before the pandemic .
7:19 a.m .: No drop in oil production
In a press release published on Saturday, the G20 energy ministers only mention no drop in oil production and pledged to cooperate to ensure the « stability of the oil market ».
7:01 am: Over 18,000 deaths in the United States
With 18,586 deaths from the new coronavirus recorded by Johns Hopkins University on Friday evening, including more than 2,100 in 24 hours, the United States is on the verge of surpassing Italy in the number of deaths (18,849).
6:59 am: Over 500,000 cases of Covid-19 in the United States
United States have crossed Friday evening the 500,000 mark officially declared a new coronavirus, according to the Johns Hopkins University count that references it. They have been, since the end of March, the country with the most recorded cases of infection, and threaten to become the new epicenter of the pandemic, ahead of Europe which registers more than 850,000 cases.
6h58: Reminder of the results in the world of Friday evening
The balance of the new coronavirus exceeded Friday evening the grim ceiling of 100,000 dead, in a cloistered world which tries to circumscribe a pandemic always susceptible of « deadly resurgence » in the event of precipitated deconfinement, according to the WHO.
6:57 am: Pope pays tribute to caregivers
« Doctors, nurses, sisters, priests « who died fighting the coronavirus pandemic are « dead at the front like soldiers who gave their lives out of love, « said Pope Francis on Rai1 television on Friday on a program devoted to Good Friday. The sovereign pontiff estimated that they joined the list of » crucified in history « .