The epidemic of COVID-19 saves to a surge of “special concern” in the United States and is still progressing in Latin America, weighing heavily on the global economy, including the international monetary Fund needs to refresh Wednesday, the prospects for growth.
“The next two weeks will be critical” to respond to flare-ups “of concern” for contamination, cautioned Dr. Anthony Fauci, immunologist-in-chief of the White House, saying they are worried so that more than 32 000 cases had been recorded in 24 hours on Tuesday.
The United States, the country with the most grief-stricken by the COVID-19 with 121 176 deaths.
The State of Texas, who began his déconfinement from the beginning of may, has registered 5000 new infections — a record since the beginning of the pandemic, pushing its republican governor, Greg Abbott, to call his fellow citizens to stay home.
In the Caribbean and in Latin America, the epicentre of the current epidemic, the balance sheet has exceeded Tuesday, the 100 000 dead, including more than half are in Brazil.
More than 200 police officers peruvians are dead and more than 15,000 have been contaminated in attempting to enforce the confinement in this country, which is among the most affected, with Brazil, Mexico and Chile.
In Brazil, where the last balance sheet reported 52 645 deaths, the indigenous peoples fled into the forest to escape the coronavirus, other have blocked access to their villages.
These efforts have not been sufficient to halt the pandemic: 24 inhabitants of the reserve Umariaçu have been contaminated and two died.
“The virus kills the leaders, elders and healers […] and the pandemic may cause irreversible damage to our communities and to our culture,” warned the Association of the indigenous peoples of Brazil (APIB) Monday on the social networks, a message intended to encourage aboriginal youth to stay in their homes.
In this context, worryingly, the British decided to extend the containment until the 15th of July.
In Europe, Germany has reconfiné Tuesday, more than 600,000 people due to the eruption of an outbreak of contamination in the largest slaughterhouse in Europe, where more than 1550 people have been infected. A situation that causes fears of a new wave of contamination, as in Italy, where the medical authorities are concerned about the relaxation of the population face the danger of the virus.
The sale of masks — not be found at the beginning of the confinement — is now falling, according to the Federation of pharmacists Italian, while the beaches are crowded and the appetizers festive reconciled to multiply in the country that has recorded 34 657 dead.
Caution is required also in Spain, where Catalonia has reversed its decision to allow the re-opening of nightclubs, allowing them to dance on people who are already familiar with, and only in restaurants or hotels.
While the temptation of States is large to lift ever more precautionary measures are being taken to stem the progression of the disease in order to boost their economic activities, the IMF should update its outlook for global growth in the after-noon.
For the past three months, the bad news multiply between bankruptcies and dismissals.
However, the world trade Organization (WTO) stressed on Tuesday that if the fall in global trade has been “unprecedented in scope” in recent months, the picture was less bleak than feared, thanks to the support measures adopted by governments.
The tourism sector, particularly affected, a number of initiatives to get out of the rut, such as Fiji that are eager to create a “bubble” with the Australia and New Zealand, in which the vacationers could travel.
The “bubble Bula” — a word that means “hello” in fijian — would offer a VIP area as soon as the descent of the aircraft to the tourists of these two countries that would be transported in an isolated resort. It “will allow Australians and new Zealanders to enjoy what Fiji offer the best, while staying away from other travelers and the local population,” said the fijian prime minister, Frank Bainimarama.
To avoid a new potential source of contamination on a large scale, saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would host only a thousand pilgrims for the hajj pilgrimage, instead of the two million usual, this great muslim pilgrimage annually to Mecca, one of the five pillars of islam, which is held in July.
The world number one in tennis, the champion Serbian Novak Djokovic, has regretted having organized a charity event in June, in defiance of sanitary precautions. “It was too early,” said the player declared positive, but without symptoms.
Another athlete, the basketball player, featuring Nuggets from Denver, Nikola Jokic, has contracted the coronavirus in Serbia, which delays her return to the United States where he had to prepare for the resumption of the season in the NBA to be held in July in Orlando, Florida, reported on Tuesday, ESPN.