New York not closing essential stores, new restrictions in Europe

The novel coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 1,045,097 people worldwide since the World Health Organization (WHO) office in China reported the outbreak of the disease in late December, according to a report from the Agence France-Presse from official sources on Tuesday, October 6. . More than 35.5 million cases of infection have been officially diagnosed.

The United States is the most affected country in terms of deaths and cases, with more than 210,000 deaths. Brazil follows with nearly 150,000 deaths, India with more than 100,000, Mexico with more than 80,000 and Great Britain with more than 40,000.

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  • New York not shutting down essential businesses

Non-essential businesses will have to close synagogues and other places of worship to drastically reduce their number of worship services for at least two weeks in New York neighborhoods where the spread of the coronavirus has resumed, the governor said on Tuesday. New York.

These restrictions, in addition to school closures, will apply in several areas of Brooklyn and Queens by Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. In these neighborhoods, many of which have large Orthodox Jewish populations, the Covid-19 positivity rate has risen sharply in recent weeks, often in favor of the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

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The governor decided to impose a maximum of ten people on the places of worship of the church “Rouge”In the heart of these neighborhoods with many synagogues which sometimes welcome hundreds of people every day. And a limit of 25 people for the least severely affected districts, in what is called “Orange” on the edge of the red areas.

After New York was hit hard by the virus in the spring and mourned nearly 24,000 deaths, New York was able to keep the spread of the virus low for weeks. But since September, the positivity rate has increased to 9% in parts of the city.

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  • New restrictions in Europe

The towns of Berlin and Frankfurt announced on Tuesday the introduction of an 11 p.m. to 6 p.m. curfew and a restriction on social contact.

the Belgium will take care of the closure of bars and cafes across the country at 11 p.m., so far only in Brussels.

in the Romania, Plainclothes police will be on patrol to enforce the compulsory wearing of masks in certain public spaces.

  • Trump without symptoms, criticized by social networks

Donald Trump no longer shows symptoms of Covid-19 the day after his return to the White House after three days of hospitalization, his doctor said on Tuesday. The President of the United States has played down the threat of the coronavirus and, in the face of alarming polls, has sought to accredit but also defeat the idea that he is immune to the virus, saying he is eager to debate another time, the October 15, with his Democratic opponent Joe Biden.

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Facebook and Twitter also took punitive action on Tuesday against the president’s statements claiming that seasonal flu has killed more people than Covid-19 in some cases.

  • The US military affected by the Covid

The Commander-in-Chief falls ill with Covid-19, the country’s most important military leader in quarantine: the United States‘ national security apparatus, the most powerful in the world, is under pressure from the pandemic. All U.S. personnel were quarantined on Tuesday after meeting with Coast Guard number two, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Admiral Charles Ray attended a meeting at the White House on September 27 to honor the families of American medal winners.

Besides the American Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley, all the senior American officers are in solitary confinement: the number two of the General Staff, the heads of the US Navy, the army, the ‘US Air Force, Space Force, National Guard, NSA Secret Service. and special forces, according to a Pentagon official who requested anonymity. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who was on tour in the Maghreb last week, did not self-quarantine.

  • Unprecedented increase in daily cases in Iran

For the first time, Iran has counted more than 4,000 new cases of contamination in one day, according to official figures released Tuesday, a day after a record death rate.

“This is particularly important” The United Nations (UN) decided on Tuesday that Iran would release its political prisoners while the coronavirus circulated in its prisons.

  • A difficult economic recovery according to the IMF

The global economy, plunged into a deep recession by the pandemic this spring, has started a long climb towards recovery “difficult”, “Unequal” and is subject to potential “Kickback”the President of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, warned Tuesday.

World trade is less sick than initially expected, but the recovery will be much weaker than expected by the World Trade Organization (WTO), stressing that great uncertainty hangs over its forecasts.

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