Coronavirus: the United States passes the milestone of 2.5 million cases

Coronavirus: les États-Unis passent le cap des 2,5 millions de cas

HOUSTON | The United States past Saturday, the bar of the 2.5 million infections with the novel coronavirus, and pandemic seems to be out of control in the south of the country, already the most hit in the world.

At 17: 30, the United States had saved 2 500 419 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins university, whose balance sheets are the authoritative source.

Florida, in particular, has registered a new record, with 9585 new patients and 24 deaths a day.

For the governor of the State, Ron DeSantis, there is a “real explosion” of the disease among young people who have returned to the beaches and late-night parties in favour of the déconfinement.

Gay pride virtual

A result of the pandemic, fifty years after the first Gay Pride in New York, the community LGBTQ is found essentially in line Saturday.

Small events, however, have taken place, such as in Mexico city, where some 200 people marched along Reforma, the main avenue of Mexico city, breaking the confinement imposed by the pandemic.

In Vienna, some 200 cars and motorcycles decorated with banners, rainbow or unicorns inflatable have paraded on the famous Ring. According to organizers, about 5,000 spectators welcomed the procession, stripped-down version of the annual parade, which usually meet several hundreds of thousands of people.

Stars like Coldplay and Miley Cyrus are they mobilized for a concert in virtual reality to help the european Union to collect funds for the development of a vaccine.

“We would never put an end to this pandemic when it will be over-over,” said the president of the european Commission, and Ursula von der Leyen, at the opening of this virtual event.

“And this means that any person in the world has access to testing, treatment and vaccines”, she continued.

Europeans do, however, still not able to agree on a list of countries whose residents would be allowed to come in Europe in July. The United States, but also Brazil and Russia, could be part of those refused.

The presidency of the Croatian EU gave member States until Saturday night to decide on a vote, but some have called for more time.

“It is difficult to predict an outcome, but the presidency hope to be able to pass a vote on Monday,” said a source a diplomat of the european to the AFP.

Nearly 500,000 deaths in the world

The COVID-19 has done more than 495 000 deaths in the world for nearly 10 million confirmed cases, according to a report drawn up by AFP from official sources Saturday.

The United States remains the country most affected by the pandemic, with 125 255 deaths, in front of Brazil (57 070 dead).

Peru has surpassed Saturday’s 9,000 dead.

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