Pandemic coronavirus : the general trend of déconfinement is confirmed

Pandémie de coronavirus : la tendance générale au déconfinement se confirme

Paris | in Spite of the seven million cases of novel coronavirus reported, more than 400 000 deaths in the world and progression is rampant in South America, the trend of déconfinement and the re-opening is confirmed for Monday in many countries.

According to a tally conducted by the AFP from official sources (and that does not reflect, however, that a fraction of the actual number of cases), at least 7 003 851 cases of infection have been identified, including in Europe, the continent most affected with more than 2.2 million new cases and more than 183 000 deaths.

But even in Latin America, where the spread of the pandemic remains a concern, time is the easing of restrictions, in the order shown to restart economies across harshly tried.

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India, where the epidemic remains virulent, allows from Monday the reopening of its shopping centres and places of worship.

Businessman, Mohit Budhiraja was made Monday morning at his hindu temple in the capital New Delhi for the first time since the beginning of the confinement with a mask on the face and hydroalcoholic gel.

Tunnels of sanitation

“Go to the temple is part of my daily life. Something I missed when I wasn’t able to go to the temple during all these weeks,” he confided.

Many temples have installed the “tunnels of sanitation” to their access. The faithful are forbidden to bring food or offerings to the inside.

“The temperature of the people is taken two times before they fall”, was described by Ravindra Goel, a manager of the temple, Jhandewalan, one of the most ancient of the indian capital.

New Zealand, which welcomed the restoration of the last person who was still in isolation, has lifted all national restrictions. This includes, in particular, and this is a world first, the resumption of the championship of rugby who oppose five teams, but where the public will be allowed in the stands.

The country of five million people has recorded that a thousand of cases and only 22 dead.

In Spain, which has recorded 27 000 deaths, but managed to control the virus in recent weeks, the matches of the football Championship will resume on Wednesday, after a three month hiatus.

In the Madrid region and in Barcelona, the most affected by the pandemic, phase 2 of the plan déconfinement allows from Monday to shops to reopen regardless of their size, but at 40% of their capacity.

The Barcelona beaches will reopen to swimming then it is not possible for the moment to go for a walk or to practise the sport of swimming. The cafes, bars and restaurants will once again accommodate guests in the dining room – and not only on the terrace – limiting drastically the crowd.


Poland, which has also started its déconfinement, however, has registered during the weekend, a spike in infections, with 1.151 new cases. Among the infected persons, nearly two-thirds are employees of the coal mine Zofiowka, in the South of the country, and members of their families.

In contrast, the United Kingdom, with a total of 40 542 deaths, rises only to the account-drop restrictions.

Any person arriving in the United Kingdom from abroad must observe from Monday, a quarantine of 14 days, a measure of the effectiveness disputed that disturb the air and tourism.

This quatorzaine, which will be reviewed by the government every three weeks, for all arrivals by land, sea and air, travellers are resident or not in the United Kingdom.

As the gate of exit, the government of Boris Johnson’s is thinking of establishing air bridges with some tourist destinations, such as France or Spain, which would bypass the quarantine.

The day of Monday brand in Denmark for the reopening of the swimming pools and sports halls, and in Ireland the reopening of all the shops – outside malls – before the end of travel restrictions on 29 June.

In Latin America, where the pandemic seems far from being under control, measures déconfinement are also taken.

In Brazil, third countries, the more grief-stricken in the world, after the United States and the United Kingdom, the governor of Rio de Janeiro announced the easing of restrictions.

“We are a big family”

The official toll has crossed the threshold of 36, 000 deaths, knowing that the scientific community in Brazil the estimates much lower than reality.

Chile has recorded records in the past 24 hours, with 96 deaths and 6405 contamination, bringing the total dead to 2290.

This pandemic “teaches us that we are a big family. What happens to a human being to Wuhan happens to the entire planet, to all of us. (…) There is no wall, there is no wall that can separate the people”, has analysed Isabel Allende, writer chile interviewed by the AFP on his vision of the world after the pandemic.

In Peru, the second country in South America, the most affected region behind Brazil, the hospital system is also on the verge of collapse, especially because of the lack of oxygen.

In the United States, where the protests against racism now dominates the news, the déconfinement also continues.

This week, New York will enter the phase 1 of the plan of re-opening of its economic activities.

This phase will allow construction companies and factories of the capital of the american economy back to work. Retail shops will be allowed to reopen under a restricted form.

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