Coronavirus: Latin America severely affected, restrictions intensify in Europe
Latin America and the Caribbean officially became, on Saturday October 11, the region of the world most affected by Covid-19 with 10 million cases identified, out of a total of around 37 million since the start of the pandemic, according to a statement from Agence France-Presse (AFP). With 150,000 deaths recorded, Brazil is the most affected country after the United States.
In Europe, governments are making more announcements to avoid the effects of a second epidemic wave. In Berlin and other German cities, restaurants and bars are now closed at 11 p.m. The Czech Republic cancels sporting events, closes cultural venues and relaunches distance learning courses in secondary schools and universities from Monday.
In France, contaminations are increasing, with 27,000 new cases on Saturday, but admissions in intensive care are down. The hospital sector, however, fears staff attrition and the lack of means at its disposal to be able to cope with an upsurge in the Covid epidemic.
The truce remains fragile in Nagorno-Karabakh
Armenia and Azerbaijani, who have been clashing since September 27 in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, had negotiated a humanitarian ceasefire, under the aegis of Moscow, from Saturday noon, in order to exchange prisoners of war and the bodies of victims.
This truce was short-lived, however, since the two camps accused each other of bombing on Saturday. The Nagorno-Karabakh capital, Stepanakert, was the target of strikes overnight from Saturday to Sunday, according to AFP journalists there.
The conflict has already caused more than 450 confirmed deaths, including 23 Armenian civilians and 31 Azerbaijani. But the real toll could be much bigger. A first war, between 1988 and 1994, left 30,000 dead and hundreds of thousands of refugees.
Roland-Garros: Nadal wins the men’s final, Iga Swiatek the ladies’ final
The first fall edition of the Roland-Garros tennis internationals (postponed due to Covid-19) ended Sunday in Paris with the victory of Rafael Nadal against Novak Djokovic (6-0, 6-2, 7-5) , who thus won his thirteenth title in this tournament.
On the side of the female table, the young Polish, Iga Swiatek, 54e World Cup at the start of the tournament, won her first Grand Slam title on Saturday, beating American Sofia Kenin (6-4, 6-1).
Despite the Covid, Trump relaunches his campaign
Nine days after testing positive for Covid-19, President Donald Trump is no longer contagious, his doctor, Sean Conley, said on Saturday (October 10). During the day, the candidate for re-election addressed several hundred of his supporters gathered on the lawns of the White House. It was his first public appearance since returning to the Presidents’ official residence after his hospitalization. ” I’m fine ! “, he said, all smiles, after removing his mask as soon as he arrived in front of the microphone.
His campaign team also announced that Donald Trump, who is now declaring himself “Immune to Covid”, would hold a series of election rallies next week: Monday in Florida, Tuesday in Pennsylvania, Wednesday in Iowa.
The Champigny police station attacked with a mortar
Forty people attacked Saturday, between midnight and one in the morning, at the Champigny-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne) police station with fireworks, without causing injuries, said the Prefecture. Paris police station.
Several police vehicles were damaged as well as the glass front door of the police station, which is located in the heart of a district known to be home to drug trafficking. No suspect was arrested. ” No one respects law enforcement and the government has unfortunately failed to reverse this trend “, lamented a representative of the Alliance union.
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Belarus. A demonstration hostile to Lukashenko was violently repressed Sunday in Minsk.
5G. The municipality of Lille has adopted a moratorium on the deployment of 5G.
Collision. A ULM struck a tourist plane on Saturday in Loches (Indre-et-Loire), causing the death of five people in unexplained circumstances.
North Korea. An intercontinental ballistic missile was presented on Saturday at a giant military parade in Pyongyang.
Weather. Pope Francis, Prince William and dozens of personalities have launched an event called “Countdown” to act against global warming.