The pandemic caused by the coronavirus has killed at least 937,519 people worldwide since the registration of the first cases in China at the end of December 2019.
According to a report compiled from official sources, the world has 29,676,243 cases carrying the virus, of which 7,296,273 are active cases.
Of the more than 29 million cases identified, 21,442,451 cases are considered cured while 937,519 people have lost their lives.
According to Michael Ryan, the director of emergency situations for the World Health Organization (WHO), Europe is living a watershed moment in its fight against the coronavirus. The situation is tense with the increase in the number of cases, the start of the school year.
It is time to stop “chasing chimeras” and making tough decisions to protect the most vulnerable and keep young people in school, even if it means accepting inevitable sacrifices, he said.
“Europe is entering a season where people will start to return to interior spaces. The pressure of infection will increase, ”he added. For her part, Maria Van Kerkhove, responsible for the management of Covid-19 at the WHO, blamed the growing number of coronavirus cases in Europe on the ability of States to do more tests.
“This resurgence is in part reaching higher levels than we saw in April and May. This is a worrying trend that we are undeniably seeing, ”she nevertheless declared.
In Poland, the authorities decided on Tuesday evening to cut off its air links with France due to the pandemic. France and around thirty countries were subjected to the same decision by the Polish government.
Flights are prohibited until September 29 and only flights booked before September 16 are permitted.
In Ireland, all the members of the cabinet, that is to say the most important ministers of the government, were placed on Tuesday in isolation following suspicions of contagion, announced Tuesday the Prime Minister Micheal Martin.
The move came after Health Minister Stephen Donnelly fell ill on Tuesday afternoon and asked to be tested for Covid-19. As a precautionary measure, he made this decision for the whole Irish government
“We have asked all ministers to restrict their movements while awaiting the result of this test,” said Micheal Martin on the public television channel RTE.
In France, the Bordeaux football club will not welcome the public at the stadium in Ligue 1 after the ban on public gatherings of more than 1,000 people decided by the authorities to fight against the spread of Covid-19, the club announced on Tuesday. .
“Football is and must remain a moment of exchange and pleasure between a team and its public, but the health of all remains the priority to contain this virus, which is currently very present in the Gironde”, justify in a press release the Girondins.