⇒ 8:25 a.m .: [DANS LA NUIT] The virus silences arms in Yemen
♦ Saudi Arabia and its coalition announce a ceasefire in Yemen starting Thursday, April 9 at 9:00 am GMT to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. “We expect the Houthis [leurs adversaires, NDLR] accept. We are preparing the ground to fight Covid-19 disease ” in Yemen, said a Saudi official.
♦ The virus continues to run and has officially infected 1.5 million people worldwide, according to an AFP count. Covid-19 killed 87,320, mostly in Europe. However, the number of cases diagnosed only reflects a fraction of the actual number of infections, with a large number of countries testing only serious cases.
♦ The number of passengers transported by the group Air France-KLM collapsed by 56.6% in March compared to the same period a year ago, the group announced on Thursday 9 April. For April and May 2020, the carrier plans “That more than 90% of the planned capacity will be suspended” due to global travel restrictions.
♦ The confinement of the French “Will be extended” beyond April 15 and Emmanuel Macron will speak on Monday April 13 shortly after 8 p.m. to present its decisions concerning the fight against the epidemic in the coming weeks, the Elysee told AFP. The presidency did not specify the new duration of the confinement, a subject that the head of state could address on Easter Monday, in this fourth televised address since March 12.
♦ Always in France, who recorded 541 more hospital deaths in 24 hours, gross domestic product (GDP) fall by around 6% in the first quarter of 2020, leaded by the Covid-19 epidemic and plunges the country in recession, according to an estimate, published Wednesday by the Banque de France.
♦ For the World Trade Organization (WTO) the pandemic should drop world trade between 13% and 32% for the year 2020 and could cause “The deepest economic recession in our existence”.
♦ The government dismissed the director of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) Grand Est Christophe Lannelongue, who had caused an uproar by saying that there was no reason to interrupt job cuts at Nancy CHRU.
♦ The situation seems to be getting worse United Kingdom or 938 people died in 24 hours, a record across the Channel. In contrast, the Prime Minister’s health Boris Johnson, still in intensive care, “Improves” according to its finance minister.
♦ The United States have surpassed the 400,000 mark of new coronavirus cases, according to the count of the American university Johns Hopkins continuously updated. The pandemic has killed at least 12,912 people in the country, fast becoming the new epicenter of the disease. The milestone of 300,000 reported cases had been crossed there on Saturday.
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