DIRECT. Coronavirus: Lyon, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne and Lille in maximum alert zone

> The essential:

  • The indicators deteriorated further in 24 hours in France, with a new increase in patients in intensive care and more than 20,000 new positive cases, a new record.
  • Lyon, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne and Lille passed this Saturday in the maximum alert zone, synonymous with new restrictions.
  • The scientific council did not rule out the possibility of local re-containment “if necessary”, warning the French that they had to prepare to live with the virus until next summer.
  • In Europe, which has more than 6.2 million cases of Covid-19 and nearly 240,000 deaths, the situation continues to worsen.
  • Faced with the surge in contaminations on the Old Continent, new restrictions come into force this Saturday in Germany – in Berlin – and in Poland.
  • In Latin America, Brazil is preparing to exceed the mark of 150,000 dead. This huge country is the second most bereaved in the world after the United States.

> And directly:

10h54. “La Flamme” lights up the Croisette at the opening of Canneseries despite the virus. Tuxedos-sneakers, dresses with sequins and surgical masks on the nose: the third edition of the Canneseries festival started on Friday evening in strict respect of barrier gestures, with the screening of three episodes of “La Flamme”, a parody of the Bachelor by Jonathan Cohen . “The emotion is great because until the last minute, we did not know if the festival was going to take place”, underlined the former Minister of Culture Fleur Pellerin, president of the Festival, which was initially to be held at the end. March but which was turned upside down, like all events, by the virus.

10h43. Debate canceled for a Trump ally who refused to be tested. A debate that was to oppose Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, candidate for re-election, to his Democratic rival is canceled because this great ally of Donald Trump refuses to be tested for Covid-19. Representing South Carolina in Washington since 2003, Lindsey Graham, 65, heads the Senate Judiciary Committee which will begin hearings with Conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Donald Trump’s candidate for the Supreme Court, on Monday. His opponent Jaime Harrison had demanded Thursday that the two candidates undergo a test for the new coronavirus before the debate.

10h31. New restrictions expected in UK. New restrictive measures are expected to tackle the spread of the new coronavirus in the UK, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to detail his strategy in front of MPs on Monday. Accused of not sufficiently informing parliamentarians of its plans to fight the virus, the government has this time prepared the ground. Boris Johnson’s strategic adviser, Edward Lister, wrote to MPs in North West England, particularly affected by the pandemic, warning them that it was “very likely” that stricter rules would be applied in “some regions ”.

10 hours. Lille, Lyon, Grenoble and Saint-Etienne join Paris, Aix and Marseille. These 4 cities move into the maximum alert zone and are subject to new restrictions.

9h48. Peru: upcoming reopening of archaeological sites closed due to the virus. Peru will reopen to visitors on October 15 several archaeological sites in the Andean region of Cuzco, closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but it will be necessary to wait until November at best for Machu Picchu, announced the Minister of Culture Alejandro Neyra . The archaeological sites of Sacsayhuamán, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, Pikillacta and Tipón will be reopened to the public with a strict health protocol, the minister said, stressing that this would help revive the economy and local tourism. He said he hoped for the reopening of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the main tourist site in Peru, in November.

9h43. More than 10 million cases reported in the Latin America and Caribbean region. More than 10 million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially identified in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a count made by AFP from official sources on Saturday at 8.40 a.m. in France. In total, at least 10,001,833 cases have been reported. Among them, 366,637 people died and 8,537,563 are considered cured. Latin America and the Caribbean are, according to officially declared figures, the most affected region of the world in terms of both cases and deaths. More than half of the region’s cases are in Brazil, which has 5,055,888 cases and 149,639 deaths.

9:42 am. Tour of Italy: abandonment of Simon Yates positive for Covid-19. The Briton Simon Yates has tested positive for Covid-19 and is withdrawing from the Giro, announces his team Mitchelton before the start of the 8th stage in Giovinazzo (south). Simon Yates, winner of the 2018 Vuelta, was one of the candidates for the pink jersey in the Giro d’Italia.

9h37. A giant military parade expected in Pyongyang, despite the health threat. North Korea is expected to show off its latest military technology on Saturday in a giant parade in Pyongyang, despite the health threat, to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party. South Korea’s Unification Ministry told parliament on Thursday to expect “a full-scale parade” and a study of satellite photos sends the generally well-informed 38 North site saying that the anniversary celebration could be huge. The event takes place in a very heavy domestic context due to the impact of the pandemic and a series of typhoons which have severely affected this country in the grip of drastic sanctions.

9h31. Ligue 1: 1000 spectators for Dijon-Rennes. The match of the 7th day of Ligue 1 football between Dijon and Stade Rennes, scheduled for Friday October 16 (7 p.m.), at the Gaston-Gérard stadium, will be played in front of 1,000 people, we learned from the Prefecture of the Coast -Golden. The number of contaminations, on the rise, convinced Olivier Véran, the Minister of Health, to take this decision. On Friday, the prefecture of the Côte-d’Or gave indications on the new restrictions, which come into force from this Saturday morning, for a period of fifteen days, and which will possibly be renewable, depending on the evolution of the situation.

9h. Coronavirus outbreak in Tyrol: local authorities in the sights. In the Austrian ski resort of Ischgl, from which the coronavirus spread like wildfire, local authorities tried, in early March, to put the seriousness of the situation into perspective. AFP was able to take note of messages, emails and minutes of meetings, over a file of several thousand pages, demonstrating a desire to conceal reality from public opinion. However, they are in private panic at the vision of the infection figures rising sharply. But they continued to look good.

8:30 am. In Brooklyn, Orthodox Jews refuse restrictions to stem the pandemic. They are determined to challenge the limit of 10 people per synagogue imposed by the governor of the State of New York: in the borough of Borough Park, in Brooklyn, part of the Orthodox Jewish community is rebelling against restrictions aimed at stifling a new outbreak of the pandemic. Some members of the Orthodox Jewish community say they are determined not to respect the restrictions that come into force this Saturday: in addition to the limit of 10 people per synagogue and other place of worship, they also provide for the closure of non-essential businesses.

8h. Trump’s words on Covid-19 ‘cure’ create confusion, says Dr Fauci. The words of Donald Trump, who congratulated himself on his recovery from Covid-19 thanks to an experimental treatment that he described as a “cure”, can create “a lot of confusion”, believes Anthony Fauci on CBS Radio, one of the US government’s leading experts on the coronavirus. The director of the American Institute of Infectious Diseases, a globally respected scientist, also speaks of a “super-propagator” event in connection with a ceremony organized at the end of September at the White House, suspected of being at the origin of the infection with Covid-19 of several guests.

7:30 am. The next debate between Trump and Biden canceled. The second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, initially scheduled for next Thursday, was canceled by the independent commission responsible for organizing them, she said. “It is now clear that there will be no debate on October 15,” the committee wrote in a statement, saying now “to focus its attention on preparations for the last presidential debate scheduled for October 22,” in Nashville. , in Tennessee.

7h00. Brazil is preparing to exceed 150,000 dead. Brazil is expected to exceed the threshold of 150,000 deaths from the coronavirus this Saturday, nearly eight months after the appearance of the first case, while the number of daily deaths continues to slowly decline. This country of 212 million inhabitants of continental dimensions is the second most bereaved in the world after the United States, with 149,639 dead and 5,055,888 people infected, according to the latest report made public Friday evening by the Ministry of Health .

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