⇒ 11:00 : [ÉCONOMIE] Fnac Darty, first beneficiary of the State loan
The French distribution group Fnac Darty announces that it has obtained a loan from 500 million euros, of which 70% guaranteed by the State, for “Secure the group’s liquidity” and “Prepare to resume activities” affected by the Covid-19 epidemic.
This loan constitutes “The first that the French State grants to a large French company”, according to Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire.
⇒ 10:40 a.m .: [DANS LA NUIT] The main news of the last few hours, in France and worldwide
♦ The mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo indicated that 500,000 masks would be available by the end of April for Parisians. In the end there were more than 2 million reusable masks which should be distributed.
♦ L ’Spain has extended its containment until May 9 announced Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.
♦ Aux United States, The number of deaths from coronavirus disease has risen to 1,891 in the past 24 hours, to a total of 38,664 victims.
♦ At Brazil, The far-right president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, asked his fellow citizens to born “Not unravel” faced with the coronavirus and again criticized the containment measures. Brazil has a total of 2,347 deaths from coronavirus, which contaminated 36,599 people.
♦ Initiated by singer Lady Gaga, the virtual world concert “One World: Together At Home” (“A world, together at home”) took place in the evening from Saturday to Sunday, bringing together dozens of stars, including Taylor Swift and the Rolling Stones, in support of caregivers.
⇒ 10:00 a.m .: [RÉCAP’] Most of April 18
♦ Emmanuel Macron explained that he did not want “discrimination” of the elderly or fragile in the deconfinement.
♦ The National Assembly adopted a second amending finance bill, which incorporates the government’s 110 billion euro plan to deal with coronavirus.
♦ The prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône refused to grant a waiver to a cruise ship who wanted to make a stopover in Marseille, with 1,400 people on board.
♦ Donald Trump called for defying containment rules in three states ruled by Democrats.
♦ 2,250,000 cases of contamination and more than 160,000 deaths have been recorded worldwide. Spain has crossed the 20,000 mark. The number of deaths also increased sharply in the United Kingdom (114,217 cases, 15,464 deaths, of which 888 in 24 hours) and in the United States (732,197 cases, of which 38,664 deaths or 1,891 more in 24 hours) .
♦ The situation, however, seems to be improving in Italy where authorities recorded a record number of healings (2,563) in one day. And in Iran where the epidemic is slowing down, according to the government.
♦ In France, the epidemic has killed at least 19,323 people, or 642 more in 24 hours (+ 364 in hospitals; + 278 in nursing homes). However, the number of hospitalized and intensive care patients continues to decline.
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