Coronavirus: drop in delinquency during confinement, but increase in domestic violence

6.30 p.m .: During confinement, drop of 70% in delinquency but increase of 4% in domestic violence

Delinquency recorded a general decline of around 70% during confinement, during which time only domestic violence experienced an increase of 4%, according to statistics from the Interior Ministry released on Friday.

From March 17 to May 10, thefts without violence against people thus decreased by 78% compared to the same period in 2019. The number of domestic violence against minors over 15 years old, after having decreased during the first two weeks containment, has rebounded sharply to exceed 2019 figures, observes the ministerial statistical service of internal security (SSMSI).

13h33: The European Commission authorizes the placing on the market of remdesivir

The European Commission authorized this Friday the “conditional marketing” of the antiviral remdesivir within the EU, used in the treatment of patients seriously affected by the new coronavirus.

“We will spare no effort to obtain effective treatments or vaccines against the coronavirus,” said Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, when authorization was granted less than a month after the application was submitted.

The green light from the Commission comes one week after the recommendation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), against 67 days normally, and the approval of the Member States. He makes remdesivir the “first drug authorized at EU level for the treatment against Covid-19”, specifies the European executive.

8:38 am: An outbreak of the virus discovered in the Landes

A new coronavirus outbreak was detected in the Landes on Thursday, announcement France Blue.

Thirteen seasonal workers, employees of a farm, tested positive. They were placed in solitary confinement.

7:08 am: The current coronavirus is more infectious than the original version

The SARS-CoV-2 variant that dominates the world today infects cells more easily than the one that originally appeared in China, which probably makes it more contagious between humans, although this remains to be confirmed, according to a study published this Thursday in the journal Cell.

“We don’t yet know if a person is doing worse with them or not,” Anthony Fauci, director of the American Institute of Infectious Diseases, told the journal. Jama. “It seems that the virus replicates better and can be more transmissible, but we are still at the stage of trying to confirm it. But there are some very good virus geneticists working on it. ”

6:21 a.m .: UK begins lifting quarantine measures

The British government revealed on Friday the first exemptions from the quarantine regime implemented to combat the epidemic of coronavirus, which concern arrivals from Germany, France, Spain or Italy from July 10.

But, at the risk of confusion, it also decided that these exemptions would only apply to arrivals in England and that fortnight would still be compulsory for anyone arriving in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, under penalty of a fine.

The United Kingdom was one of the European countries most affected by the covid-19 epidemic with at least 44,000 deaths, but the number of cases slowed down and the country began to lift the restrictions imposed during a confinement which lasted three months.

6:19 am: United States: new record of more than 53,000 coronavirus infections recorded in 24 hours

At least 53,069 new infections with the coronavirus were registered in the United States in 24 hours, according to the counting Thursday at 8:30 pm local of the Johns Hopkins university, a record level since the beginning of the pandemic, on the eve of the long weekend. end of the national holiday.

This brings the total number of cases detected in the country to more than 2.7 million. 649 people have died from Covid-19 on American soil in the last 24 hours, 128,677 since the start of the global health crisis.

Information to remember this Friday

– The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, proposed to the unions an additional envelope of 400 million euros to improve the remuneration of paramedical and non-medical hospital staff. This sum, which brings to 6.4 billion euros the amount of salary measures (excluding doctors and interns), was proposed Wednesday at the end of a meeting of nearly 10 hours as part of the “Ségur de la santé” .

The Parliament also adopted definitively Thursday evening, by a final vote of the Assembly, the bill organizing the exit from the state of health emergency on July 11, with possible restrictions until the fall.

– The pandemic has killed at least 517,416 people worldwide. The United States totals 128,421, followed by Brazil (60,632 dead), the United Kingdom (43,906), Italy (34,818) and France (29,875). Nearly 10,770,000 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 196 countries and territories.

– The crisis generated by the pandemic should lead to the closure of more than 2.7 million companies and the loss of 8.5 million jobs in Latin America, warned Thursday Cepal, the UN Economic Commission for the region. The retail, hotel and restaurant sectors, which have a large number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will be the most affected.

– Donald Trump for his part praised the “spectacular” employment figures recorded in June in the United States while ignoring the resurgence of the pandemic which could however jeopardize the economic recovery. The US economy created 4.8 million jobs last month, a historic single-month high, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1% from 13.3% in May.

6:10 am: Follow with us the evolution of the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in France and in the world.