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10:30 p.m. A third death in the United Kingdom. The National Health Service (NHS) announces a third coronavirus death in Manchester. He is a 60-year-old man who suffered from other chronic illnesses, according to the BBC and Sky News.
10:15 p.m. They keep the mask until kick-off. The Italian players of Pescara, who face Benevento for a series B match this evening, showed up on the grass wearing masks. They also wore them during their warm-up. “Concerned about the health of our players and that of our opponents, we have entered the field with protective masks,” they say on their Twitter account. They then removed the masks at the request of the referee.
10:10 p.m. Apple recommends teleworking to its employees. Tech giant CEO Tim Cook suggested employees work from home “if possible”, explains the Bloomberg website. The measure concerns employees of sites around the world, including in particular the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and France, for the week of March 9 to 13.
22 hours. The United States exceeds 500 cases. A count made by the health agencies of each state and the Centers for Control and Prevention of Diseases (CDC) reports 512 cases of contamination in the United States, CNN reports.
9.50 p.m. Six people infected in the assembly. Four deputies and two agents of the National Assembly tested positive for Covid-19, says the ARS. “Health surveys are under way and management measures have been taken by the Assembly services to limit the possible spread of the virus. All the confirmed cases are in isolation and have been contacted to specify the chains of contamination and to identify the different contact cases, ”specifies the agency.
9.45 p.m. Five cases in a geriatric hospital near Lyon. An employee of Antoine Charial Hospital in Francheville, near Lyon, is currently in intensive care and four patients from the department where he works have also tested positive for the new coronavirus, indicates the Regional Health Agency. He was back from Mulhouse.
9:35 p.m. The story of a Frenchman on his return from Venice.
Raphaël, who had to shorten his romantic getaway in Venice, said he was surprised after seeing no checks when he arrived in France.
Raphaël, in his twenties, from Lyon, thought he would spend a peaceful weekend in Venice with his friend. After booking the long-standing tickets, the couple decided to continue the trip, which started on Saturday and was due to end on Tuesday. “We hesitated, of course, but since our plane tickets were not refundable, we decided to go,” said the young IT executive contacted by phone this Sunday evening.
So Saturday morning, they take an easyJet flight from Lyon to Venice. “There were six of us on board,” he said. When we arrived, people came to check our temperature. It was quite impressive. Once there, the two lovebirds try to take advantage of the charms of the City of the Doges. “It was far from the ghost town that some media outlets describe. There were still people on the street, ”he says.
In the evening, at the hotel restaurant, one of the employees alerted them while confinement measures were to be taken overnight with the population quarantined. “Some even said that everything was going to be closed at 8 am this Sunday,” he said. The couple did not hesitate for a second and then decided to shorten the stay immediately for fear of being blocked in the city. “We booked on one of the first flights, the easyJet to Paris-Orly at 9 am. In this way, we said to ourselves that at 7:30 am we found ourselves in the international zone without being able to prevent us from leaving. ”
Arriving in Paris, Raphaël and his friend expected to be subject to some precautionary measures. “However, there was no check at all, unlike the go, nor recommendations. It’s pretty shocking, “he says. While waiting to reach Lyon by TGV, in the evening, the couple wandered around Paris a bit. “I warned my employer. From tomorrow, I will stay in quarantine at home. But a priori, not my girlfriend, “he says.
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9:30 p.m. Italians confined between panic and resignation. They live in Milan, Verona or Codogno, cities now quarantined by the Italian government since last night. Testimonials.
9:15 p.m. Public and rail transport affected. Asked about the impact of the epidemic on transport in France, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said that RATP and SNCF were working on measures to adapt their transport plans. “We anticipate that the supply will be reduced due to the human resources available which will be reduced”, due to a “slightly higher absenteeism” due to people who are sick or have to keep their children at home in school closings, said the Secretary of State for Transport.
Priority will be given to the busiest lines, he said, adding that he did not foresee “not a degree of deterioration” similar to that encountered in December during the strike against the pension reform project.
21 hours. The Portuguese president quarantines himself. Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has announced that he is quarantining himself as a precaution, suspending all public activity in Portugal and abroad for two weeks.
He justified this unprecedented decision by explaining that he had been in contact last week with students from a school in northern Portugal, which was closed after the discovery of a case of coronavirus. The head of state “has no symptoms” and he will continue his activities from the presidential palace.
8:55 p.m. Hospital staff mobilized. Olivier Véran also announced the uncapping of overtime for hospital staff, after the launch of the white plan.
8.50 p.m. No stage 3, therefore. “We are still in stage 2,” confirmed the Minister of Health. Among the measures he listed, he announced the imminent signing of a decree to “soften the conditions for carrying out telemedicine”. The objective: “to facilitate the use of current remote communication tools in addition to existing platforms”.
He also recommends that patients who wish to be treated “go first to their attending physician”. In the event that the attending physician is not available, it will be possible to go through another doctor already consulted face-to-face in the past twelve months, said the minister.
8.45 p.m. Gatherings of more than 1000 people prohibited. In a press point at the exit of the defense council with the President of the Republic, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran announced the ban on gatherings of more than 1000 people, excluding demonstrations, competitions or “the use of transport in common “.
The minister did not specify the terms of this reinforced ban, which could jeopardize the normal holding of the match of the Champions League PSG-Dortmund Wednesday and that of the Six Nations Tournament, opposing France to Ireland, Saturday at the Stade de France.
8:25 p.m. Riots in Italian prisons. After the announcement of the suspension of the visits of the families behind the bars, within the framework of the decree tightening the restrictions of circulation in Italy, prisoners started riots in Salerno (southern Italy), Modena (north), Frosinone (center) or even in Alexandria (north), relates the Corriere della Serra.
8:15 p.m. Toilet paper and rationed pulp in the UK. The large British supermarket chain Tesco has decided to ration the purchase of toilet paper, pasta, disinfectant wipes or soap, in order to prevent customers from over-stocking and to prevent a shortage, tells the Guardian.
7:55 p.m. Saudi Arabia is closing all of its schools. After closing the Qatif region, the kingdom announced the closure of all its schools and higher education establishments because of the epidemic.
7.45 p.m. “Exceptional” measures in Mulhouse for municipal. Michèle Lutz, the LR mayor of the city, announced a series of prevention and hygiene measures for the elections scheduled for March 15 and 22. In the 64 polling stations in Mulhouse, all equipped with electronic voting machines, surgical gloves and hydroalcoholic gel to disinfect the hands will be made available to voters.
The number of people in each office will also be limited and, after each vote, the machines will be systematically disinfected, as well as the pens used by voters to initial the registers and validate their vote, detailed Sylvie Grisey, one of Ms. Lutz.
7:40 p.m. The point in Ile-de-France. A new point issued by the Regional Health Agency in Ile-de-France counts 65 new cases in the region, or 243 in total. There are 39 in Val d’Oise, 26 in Paris, 19 in Hauts-de-Seine, 16 in Seine-Saint-Denis, 13 in Yvelines, 13 in Val-de-Marne, 12 in Seine -et-Marne and 6 in Essonne.
7:30 p.m. The chief of staff of the Italian army tested positive. Salvatore Farina, the chief of staff of the army, was also infected, reveals the Italian press. He claims to be well and has been placed under house arrest.
7.20 p.m. One more American state in a state of emergency. Oregon, a neighbor of Washington state which concentrates many cases of coronavirus, declared the state of emergency after a doubling of its contaminations, passed to 14 this Sunday.
6:50 p.m. An 11-year-old schoolgirl infected in the Var. A child from the Font-de-Fillol college in Six Fours-Les-Plages has tested positive for coronavirus, explains a press release from the local prefecture. His establishment will be closed from tomorrow until March 22.
6:40 p.m. Italy announces the purchase of 22 million masks. “ We are in the process of signing a series of contracts which will allow us to have at our disposal between March 12 and April 30, 22 million surgical-type masks, “said Angelo Borrelli, the head of Civil Protection.
6:25 p.m. 133 more deaths in Italy. The country, which is the most seriously affected by the coronavirus in Europe, now has 366 deaths, 133 more in 24 hours. The number of positive cases climbed to 7,375 (+1,492 compared to Saturday). Lombardy, the Milan quarantine region, remains the most affected region with 4,189 cases and 267 deaths. With these figures, the country becomes the most affected by the epidemic after China.
6:20 p.m. In Greece, sports meetings behind closed doors. After Italy, Greece announced due all the professional sports meetings would be disputed behind closed doors from Monday and during two weeks. This will therefore concern the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League between Olympiacos and Wolverhampton. The measure will also affect play-offs in the Greek football championship and basketball, handball and water polo matches. The country has 73 cases of contamination.
6.15 p.m. In an Italian supermarket, safety distances to be respected. As a French journalist on the spot notes, a supermarket has established safety distances between its customers in line, using markings on the ground.
6.10 p.m. Germany also exceeds 1,000 cases. According to a count made by the daily Bild, Germany has more than 1,000 contaminations on its territory. The most affected regions are North Rhine-Westphalia (484 cases), Bavaria (200 cases) and Baden-Württemberg (199 cases).
6:05 p.m. Drastic measures in Corsica. The prefect of Corsica Franck Robine announced a series of draconian measures in the face of the increase in contamination: schools, at all levels, will be closed from tomorrow until March 22. Events gathering more than 50 people will be prohibited during the same period, except weddings and funerals. The same will apply to public sporting events. The municipal elections will however be maintained. The details of these measures should be read on the France 3 Corse website.
18 hours. Iran Air suspends flights to Europe. “Due to restrictions imposed by Europe, for unknown reasons, on Iran Air flights, honorable passengers of the airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran are informed that all flights to European destinations have been suspended until further notice, ”Iran Air wrote in a brief statement.
5:50 p.m. Five years in prison for non-compliance with quarantine. The city of Moscow has warned residents that anyone who does not comply with quarantine measures taken to deal with the spread of the new coronavirus faces up to five years in prison and a fine of 80,000 rubles (more than 1,000 euros).
In addition to people placed in medical quarantine by the authorities, the Moscow city hall published on Friday evening a decree imposing on all Russian or foreign citizens arriving in Moscow from China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, France from self-isolate at home for 14 days.
5.45 p.m. First death in Egypt. The Egyptian Ministry of Health has announced the first death linked to the coronavirus on its soil. He is a “60 year old German national […] admitted to the public hospital of Hourghada on March 6 “and tested positive for the new coronavirus on March 7, said Khaled Megahed, spokesman for the Ministry of Health in a statement.
5:35 p.m. 1,126 cases in France. The bar of 1,000 cases has been crossed in France, according to an assessment by Public Health France established at 3 p.m., with 1,126 contaminations against 949 yesterday, and 19 deaths.
5.30 p.m. The Swiss and Austrian borders are also open. The two countries, which claim to be monitoring the progression of the epidemic with care, have left their borders open with Italy, despite the establishment of quarantine zones in northern Italy.
Measures have nevertheless been taken: Vienna announced Friday the suspension of direct flights to Milan and Bologna from Monday. On the same day, the Austrian railway company ÖBB announced the temporary interruption of its night lines to Milan and Venice. The bus line between the city of Klagenfurt and Venice has also been suspended.
5:20 p.m. In Italy, a long-awaited exposure victim of the epidemic. The exhibition devoted to the genius of the Renaissance, Raphael, who died 500 years ago, closed its doors on Sunday after only three days of opening, following the government decree providing for the closure of all museums in Italy until to April 3. This exhibition was the fruit of three years of work. Over 70,000 visitors had booked their tickets online.
5:05 p.m. The German Football League maintains its calendar. ” It is out of the question that the season does not end as planned at the end of May, so that the promoted, relegated, and qualified for international competitions are known, “says the director of the German Football League (DFL) Christian Seifert . “The objective,” he continues, “must be to find […] the balance between necessary protection and excessive caution […] Obviously the Bundesliga and second division clubs will continue to evaluate with the competent authorities the organization of the next days ”.
17 hours. France-Italy flights have so far been little affected. According to the State Secretariat for Transport, the decree published by Italy yesterday on quarantine zones “has no impact on flights departing or arriving in restricted areas”, because the number passengers were already declining before the implementation of these zones. Flight programs have already been reduced, notably at Air France, easyJet and Ryanair.
4.45 p.m. The director of the ENS contaminated. Marc Mézard, director of the École normale supérieure, “has been screened positively,” said the establishment in a press release. “He will remain confined for the time necessary to avoid any potential contamination, but continues to direct the School from a distance”, specifies the ENS.
4.30 p.m. A home in Madrid. In Spain, where the total number of cases now stands at 614, all eyes are on the capital, which has 202 infections. 17 people have died in Spain since the start of the epidemic, according to RTVE.
4:15 p.m. No, cocaine does not protect against the virus. The Ministry of Health has just published a new warning message contradicting false information that circulates a lot on social networks. Cocaine is “an addictive drug causing serious adverse effects and harmful to human health,” said the ministry on Twitter.
4:10 p.m. The balance sheet is progressing in Switzerland. The country has a second death this Sunday. The total number of contaminations now stands at 281 cases, can we read in Le Temps.
16 hours. A Porto-Lyon flight lands urgently in Toulouse. An easyJet airline plane had to land in Toulouse this afternoon as a matter of urgency for suspected coronavirus on board, from La Dépêche du midi. The passenger suspected of being sick was taken care of at the Toulouse University Hospital.
3:40 p.m. “Stop laughing, take it back!” We don’t laugh with health. “ Footballer Mario Balotelli lambasted on Instagram the continuation of matches in the Italian championship despite the spread of the epidemic of new coronavirus, which left 233 dead in Italy. “Stop writing bullshit like, but you’re protected!” What does it change to play or not? In camera, nothing will happen to you! It’s just bullshit, ”he also wrote.
3:35 p.m. Restrictions also in Romania. While the country has only 14 cases, the authorities have decided to ban events hosting more than 1,000 people until March 31. Schools are also closed.
3.30 p.m. Events of more than 1,000 people canceled in Germany. On the other side of the Rhine, where there are more than 800 contaminations, the Minister of Health Jen Spahn called for the cancellation of all events with more than 1,000 participants, and this until further notice, reports the daily Bild.
3:20 p.m. A contaminated policeman in the Hautes-Alpes. A police officer and another member of the team from the Briançon police station tested positive for coronavirus, reveals Le Dauphiné Libéré.
3.10 p.m. Progression of cases in the United Kingdom. The country counts 67 new cases in less than 24 hours, with 273 contaminations. It is the strongest progression of cases on the territory.
15 hours. Volunteers infected to create a vaccine. In the UK, 24 people will be paid 3,500 pounds (just over 4,000 euros) to be infected with the coronavirus and confined for two weeks, explains the Sunday Times. The objective? Create a vaccine that will protect the elderly and those with chronic illnesses. This vaccine should be developed for next winter.
2:30 p.m. Closure of the Paris 15th arrondissement police station. According to our information, a suspected case of coronavirus has been detected in a person in police custody. Pending the arrival of the Samu to carry out tests on the suspected patient, the police station had to be confined with around sixty people inside.
2:25 p.m. Saudi Arabia completes the Qatif region. Saudi Arabia has announced a “temporary” closure of this region in the east of the country where 11 cases of coronavirus have been identified. Most Shiites returned from Iran.
2:15 p.m. Not the systematic closure of schools. Teachers in several schools such as in Louvres in Val-d’Oise or in the Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire high school in Étampes. For now, the health authorities have decided to confine the people and students who have been in contact with these teachers. However, the establishments were not closed.
2:10 p.m. Deserted streets in Milan. More than 15 million Italians have been quarantined in northern Italy. Exceptional containment measures were put in place after the announcement of the President of the Italian Council Giuseppe Conte. The streets of Milan are deserted.
VIDEO. Milan in quarantine: the deserted streets of the Italian economic capital
1:20 p.m. Iran Air suspends all flights to Europe. Iranian state-owned Iran Air announced on Sunday that it will suspend all flights to Europe until further notice.
12:45 p.m. Immediate cessation of football matches in Italy. The Minister of Sports has called for an immediate end to the Series A (First Division) meetings. The players, who had returned to the lawn for the match between Parma and SPAL 2013, meeting scheduled to start at 1 pm, have returned to the locker room.
12:30 p.m. 900 companies have asked for a partial unemployment scheme. Muriel Pénicaud, the Minister of Labor, on BFM TV announced that 900 companies have requested this device, which concerns 15,000 employees. The cost of this measure is estimated at 52 million euros. The Minister also recalled that in all businesses that allow it, teleworking is part of prevention.
12:20 p.m. WHO welcomes the measures taken in Italy. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) praised the “courageous” measures taken by the Italians to stem the spread of the virus, calling them “real sacrifices”.
12 hours. Pope Francis says his Angelus prayer on video. To avoid the spread of the coronavirus, Pope Francis began to pronounce the traditional prayer of the Angelus from the library of the apostolic palace and not from his window overlooking Saint Peter’s Square as usual. The Pope said he was “close”
11:50 a.m. The Czech Prime Minister tackles Italy. “It is clear that Italy unfortunately does not have control of the situation,” said Andrej Babis, calling on Italy to ask its citizens not to travel abroad. At the same time, he ordered the Czechs in Italy to return home to contact their doctors and quarantine for two weeks.
11.40 a.m. The balance sheet is getting worse in Iran. According to a latest report, 49 more people died in Iran. A total of 194 people have died and more than 5,800 coronavirus positive cases in the country.
11:25 a.m. Better in South Korea. The second country most affected by the disease after China reports 272 new cases in 24 hours, and two deaths. “Despite the smaller number of new Covid-19 cases, we are not at the point where we can speak of an improvement in the situation,” said South Korean Minister of Health Park Neung- hoo.
11.15 a.m. How to empty an ocean liner. The landing of the Grand Princess in Oakland (United States) will take place on Monday. According to the San Jose daily Mercury News, the United States government has established an operational command center at the Marriott Convention Center in Oakland to conduct the entire landing operation for 2,553 passengers. The 1,100 crew members will be kept on board in quarantine, and treated if necessary.
11.10 a.m. Belgium and Italy. Given the evolution of the Italian situation, Belgian Foreign Affairs recommends that their nationals postpone their trips there at least one month.
11:05 a.m. 98 countries now affected. Argentina, Paraguay, Bulgaria and Moldova have been added to the list of contaminated territories.
11:00. Bulgaria affected. Until now, the poorest country in the European Union was spared. If its schools were closed, it was to stop a violent flu epidemic, mainly affecting children. But a first case of coronavirus was discovered yesterday.
10.45 a.m. We will vote well on March 15th. “It is out of the question for us to postpone the municipal elections,” said Minister Marc Fesneau on Europe 1 and CNews. “The election mode is a confined mode,” he said, referring to a local vote that does not cause mixing.
10:30 a.m. The spinning fake. Contrary to what is spread on social networks, no Belgian brothel is confined with several clients inside. The site that wrote the article is an “information review that does not cite its sources” and had fun calling the director of the establishment “Janine Souteneur”. A big joke, then.
10:20 a.m. In Argentina. According to local media, the 64-year-old man who died on Saturday of the coronavirus was returning from a trip to France. Details to read here.
10:10 a.m. Switzerland keeps its borders open. The Swiss government has announced that it has no restrictions on entry, even into the Swiss canton of Ticino, which borders Italy. 60,000 Italian cross-border commuters come to work in Switzerland every day. In the small country, 264 people tested positive.
10 hours. New assessment in China. At least ten people are said to have died in the collapse of a hotel transformed into a place of containment. An hour ago, the authorities announced six dead. 23 people are still wanted in the rubble.
9.45 a.m. Exodus to Italy. Giuseppe Conte railed last night against the Italian media which had given before time the future confined areas – 14 provinces in the north of the country. He accused them of having alarmed the Lombard population. It has been reactive: hundreds of people have rushed into their cars and stations. A Fanpage.it video and a video posted on YouTube show dozens of people rushing towards the Interlude at 11:20 p.m. who was leaving Milan for Naples.
9:30 a.m. It just fell. The Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held on March 22 without an audience, announced the organizers.
9.20am. An affected US soldier. A United States Navy has tested positive for coronavirus. He is based at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia. “He recently returned from a business trip abroad,” Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Rath Hoffman said on Twitter.
9:10 a.m. New assessment in China. Six people died in the collapse of a hotel converted into a place of containment in Quanzhou, in the east of the country. 71 people were there in quarantine.
9 hours. The French can no longer go to El Salvador. “The directorate of migration has orders to prohibit the entry of the country to people coming from Germany or France or having transited there,” tweeted President Nayib Bukele. For a few days, the ban had applied to passengers arriving from China, South Korea, Italy and Iran.
8:52 a.m. The dance of Démare. Arnaud Démare, confined with his Groupama teammates David Gaudu, the Dutchman Ramon Sinkeldam and the Lithuanian Ignatas Konovalovas in an hotel in Abu Dhabi, greeted the end of his forties with a dance of joy.
8:50 a.m. Cyclists return. The riders of the French cycling teams Cofidis and Groupama-FDJ, confined to a hotel in the Emirates for ten days because of the epidemic of new coronavirus, announced Sunday the end of their quarantine. Initially, they were to be confined until March 14, but further tests were carried out.
VIDEO. Cyclists confined to Abu Dhabi: “Having thoughts like winning the Tour de France”
8.45 a.m. The balance sheet in Italy. According to Italian civil protection, the country had recorded, Saturday at 5 pm, 5 883 cases of contamination, 233 deaths. 589 people are healed. Of the 2,651 hospitalized patients, 567 are in intensive care. 1,843 people are homebound.
8:30 am. The wandering of the Costa Fortuna. After Thailand, Malaysia refused to allow this cruise ship, which carries 64 Italians among its 2,000 passengers, to stop in the northern state of Penang. Carnival, the group that owns the Costa cruises, claims that the coronavirus patient was not detected on board. The boat set sail for Singapore where it should arrive around 11 p.m. (4 p.m. French time).
8:20 a.m. The Italian containment decree 1/2. The whole region of Lombardy and the northern provinces of Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, Pesaro and Urbino, Alessandria, Asti, Novara, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Vercelli, Padua, Treviso, and Venice are confined, according to the exceptional decree which has just been published. At least 15 million inhabitants cannot leave these zones, except “duly verified professional imperatives” or “emergencies, for health reasons”.
8.15 a.m. Containment, instructions for use 2/2. In containment areas are completely closed at least until April 3: schools, universities, museums, theaters, cinemas, ski resorts, swimming pools and sports halls. Places of worship remain open but ceremonies (weddings, baptisms) are prohibited. Bars and restaurants can open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. provided there is a distance of one meter between each customer.
8:10 a.m. Sleepless night for Conte. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte held a press conference at 3.30 a.m., following an extraordinary council of ministers.
8 hours. Always in the Maldives. Two Frenchmen who were on an island in the archipelago presented symptoms. Their tests were negative. Authorities have lifted traffic restrictions pending results.
7.45 a.m. 1,300 confined to the Maldives. The archipelago, which closed its borders to people coming from Italy on Saturday evening, announces its first two cases of coronavirus. They are staff members of a spa hotel on Kuredhdhoo Island. The 1,400 people present on Kuredhdhoo are confined to the time of knowing who the two patients were able to approach. The authorities have not yet decided whether to allow tourists who have not been in direct contact with the sick to leave.
7:30 a.m. The Grand Princess will dock. According to American media reports, the cruise ship, which carries 3,533 passengers and crew members, will dock in Oakland during the day. 21 cases of coronavirus were detected on board.
7.15 a.m. How did the epidemic spread in France? We took stock in a podcast. Plug your ears!
7 hours. In Italy. A quarter of the northern population of the “boot” will have to stop traveling until April 3. The government has also decided to close cinemas, theaters, nightclubs and museums across the country.