In Taiwan, we take planes that do not take off …
Faced with the collapse in air traffic due to the coronavirus, Taiwanese companies are offering scenic flights or training hostesses and stewards for children, who learn how to serve passengers in a fake training cabin.
In recent weeks, it is Songshan and Taoyuan airports that have offered outright “flights to nowhere”: people go through the boarding procedure, then get on a plane … which does not take off.
5:16 p.m .: Mask compulsory in certain areas of Île-de-France
From Monday, the mask will be mandatory – even outdoors – in several sectors of Paris, the capital, and the Île-de-France region.
2:41 p.m .: The Bayonne ham fair canceled
The Bayonne ham fair, which has taken place every year in the city of the same name since 1462, is canceled for 2020 because of the Covid-19 epidemic, a first according to Mayor Jean-René Etchegaray. The 558th edition of this fair, which was initially scheduled to take place in April, was initially postponed to October.
2:05 p.m .: Is Turkemistan really spared?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has obtained permission to independently collect and analyze samples in Turkmenistan, which claims to be spared the coronavirus pandemic. For months, this former Soviet republic has not ceased to qualify as “false” the information indicating the appearance of Covid-19 on its territory.
1:55 p.m .: New assessment of coronavirus cases
The pandemic has made at least 721,925 deaths worldwide since the end of December, according to a new assessment established this Saturday at midday. Almost 19.5 million cases have been officially recorded in 196 countries and territories, of which more than 11.5 million are now considered cured. The United States remains the most affected country with nearly 161,358 dead. Next come Brazil (99,572 dead), Mexico (51,311), the United Kingdom (46,511) and India (42,518).
Football: four cases in Toulouse, the match against Rodez canceled
Four members of the professional workforce of Toulouse have tested positive for covid-19: coach Patrice Garande and his assistant, Jean-Marie Huriez and two players, forcing the cancellation of the friendly football match scheduled for this Saturday evening facing Rodez.
The club sent a prevention message, stressing “the importance of respecting barrier gestures (…) while the number of positive cases for Covid-19 is currently increasing in Occitanie, including in the 20- age group. 30 years”.
By the end of June, four players had already tested positive, to which a fifth case had been added a week later.
1:10 p.m .: Football resumption interrupted in Peru
The Peruvian government decided on Friday to suspend professional football matches in the country after the first round of the first division tournament, which pitted Universitario against Cantolao, at the Nacional de Lima stadium. The decision was made because several players from different teams tested positive for the new coronavirus but also because Universitario supporters flocked to the area around the stadium to celebrate the club’s 96th birthday and cheer on their team during the game behind closed doors. .
12:22 p.m .: Already 6,000 departures at British Airways
The British airline British Airways has already recorded 6,000 voluntary departures, as part of its plan to cut 12,000 jobs. These are above all cabin crew, engineers or employees in airports, who had until last Monday to choose this option.
11:40 am: Cancellations of orders at Airbus
The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, affected by the virtual shutdown of air transport in the world, has recorded 67 order cancellations since the start of the year, out of 369. In the first half of the year, the company, which plans to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide, halved the number of aircraft delivered compared to the same period last year and plunged into the red with a loss of 1, 9 billion euros.
10:32 am: Containment will have no effect on the climate
The unprecedented drop in greenhouse gas emissions during lockdowns will do “nothing” to slow down global warming, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change, which insists on the need to move away from fossil fuels in a sustainable way. Global CO2 emissions responsible for climate change could, however, decrease by up to 8% in 2020.
Masks now compulsory in Saint-Tropez, Marseille, Carcassonne …
Faced with the large flow of tourists, wearing a mask is mandatory from this Saturday in the center of the French seaside city of Saint-Tropez, a famous city on the Côte d’Azur popular with the jet-set.
The city center, the port and the citadel of the city, known throughout the world for its nightlife, are affected by this obligation, which has a renewable period of one month.
Several cities, including Marseille, Tours, Lille, Rennes, Bordeaux, Nice, but also Carcassonne and Biarritz, have also decided to impose the wearing of masks outdoors.
On the Pilate dune, wearing a mask has become mandatory since Friday. In Corsica, this Saturday it will have to be worn in the tourist districts of the main cities of the island. After Bonifacio, Ajaccio, Porto-Vecchio, Sartène or the seaside resort of Porticcio for Corse-du-Sud and ten cities in Upper Corsica including Bastia, Calvi, L’Ile Rousse, Saint-Florent, Aléria and Corte.
In Paris, only certain frequented districts of the capital will be subject to the obligation, which should be effective at the beginning of next week and should concern the quays of the Seine, the banks of the canal, the open-air markets, the surroundings of the stations in initially, before expanding to other areas, such as the surroundings of tourist places, museums, department stores, parks and gardens.
9:25 am: Tests for visitors to Europe
Germany is imposing from this Saturday a compulsory Covid-19 test for any traveler returning from a region at risk. In the United Kingdom, a quarantine is imposed from today on visitors coming from Belgium, Andorra or the Bahamas.
8:22 am: Jobs in the United States
The US economy created 1.8 million jobs in July, well below the 4.8 million jobs created in June. The resumption of activity was in fact slowed down by a virus which spread even more vigorously in a large part of the country. The unemployment rate, however, fell to 10.2% in July, from 11.1% in June.
New job losses in France
In France, private companies destroyed nearly 120,000 jobs in the second quarter of 2020, after the elimination of nearly 500,000 jobs in the previous quarter. This slight improvement is linked to a rebound in temporary work, with 108,500 jobs created in this sector.
8:06 am: Significant mortality in Belgium
In all, the pandemic has killed more than 715,000 people worldwide since the end of December. More than 19 million cases have been officially recorded, of which more than 11 million are now cured. The United States remains the nation’s most bereaved with more than 160,000 deaths, including another 1,000 on Friday. But as a proportion of the population, excluding micro-states, mortality is highest in Belgium (851 deaths per million inhabitants), ahead of the United Kingdom (684), Peru (619), Spain (610) and Italy (582).
7:09 am: Back to school has started in the United States
Back to school has started, in person, in several US states, including where the coronavirus is still actively circulating, and quarantines have already had to be imposed after the occurrence of cases among students. In the United States, the start of the school year generally lasts throughout the month of August, and faced with the very strong epidemic in the country, a division has set in. On the one hand, the biggest cities (Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami …) have decided that the start of the school year would be completely virtual. On the other hand, republican state governors insisted that thethe students all come back to class, on the line of Donald Trump.
6:57 a.m .: Death in Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America and the Caribbean on Friday became the region of the world most affected in terms of death toll from the new coronavirus. With at least 213,120 deaths, this region exceeds Europe, which has 212,660 deaths. Brazil, the second most affected country in the world in terms of number of deaths, is close to the 100,000 mark killed by the virus. Mexico has passed the 50,000 death mark and Colombia the 12,000 mark, while India and the African continent have reached two million and one million confirmed cases, respectively.
6:45 am: The holidays continue, the authorities are worried
For this new Saturday of vacation departures, millions of French people are expected on the roads. The authorities announce that on the side of the pandemic, “the indicators are deteriorating”. And wearing a mask outdoors is required in more and more places, mainly the most touristic and the most frequented.
6:40 am: Follow with us the evolution of the situation of the covid-19 pandemic in France and around the world.
The point this Saturday morning
– The pandemic has killed at least 717,000 people worldwide in eight months. Some 19.2 million cases have been officially counted – a figure that is growing ever faster: there are only two or three days between each new million cases, compared to several weeks at the start of the pandemic.
– In front of Europe, the Latin America / Caribbean region has been the most damaged in the world since this Friday, with 213,120 deaths (212,600 in Europe). These two regions of the world have 6 in 10 deaths from covid-19.
– In Great Britain, the authorities have decided that travelers from Belgium, Andorra or the Bahamas arriving in England and Scotland will again be subject to a quarantine from this Saturday. Ireland reconfigured three counties on Friday.
– The death toll from Covid in France reached a total of 30,324 this Thursday, twelve more deaths than the day before. 2,588 new cases were confirmed in 24 hours (a thousand more than the day before). The Directorate General of Health announces that “the indicators are deteriorating” in the country.
– In France, the mask has become mandatory even outdoors in the busiest areas of many cities and several busy sites in summer. A defense council dedicated to the pandemic is due to take place next week.
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