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Following the Regional Health Agency's call on Wednesday 1st April, for medical staff from the PACA region to volunteer in those areas badly affected by the virus in France. 40 medical staff have already left to offer thier services. The situation in these two regions is extremely tense. In the Ile-de-France and Grand-Est, everything that could be created in addition to arm hospitals has been. Yet, these regions seriously lack human resources. The threshold of 1,000 dead was crossed on Tuesday for the Grand Est alone. And patient evacuations continue on medical TGV's to relieve overcrowded hospitals. Read More
The president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region Renaud Muselier has reportedly announced that part of a cargo of surgical masks destined for France has been diverted to the United States at the last minute. The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region has ordered 4 million masks from China. The delivery of these masks should have been completed this Thursday, April 2, but it is now delayed and will arrive in France next week according to Renaud Muselier. Read More
The State Services in the Principality are implementing today the « exceptional Minimum Income » a measure announced by the Government to help self-employed workers who suffer a drop in their activity impacted by the Covid-19 crisis, to the point of depriving them of all resources. Read More
The new coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 30,000 people in Europe, including more than two-thirds in Italy and Spain, according to an assessment by AFP from official sources. With a total of 30,063 deaths for 458,601 cases, Europe is the continent hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Italy (12,428 deaths) is the most affected European country, followed by Spain (8,189) and France (3,523). Read More
Faced with the Coronavirus, the world of sport is mobilised in many ways and following an announcement the majority shareholder of OGC Nice, the British company INEOS, has said it is to build a production unit in France of hand sanitizer within 10 days to produce 1 million bottles per month. Read More
Over the last few weeks, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has worked tirelessly to help hundreds of thousands of British travellers get home to the UK. On Monday evening, the Foreign Secretary announced a repatriation plan for British Nationals who are currently stranded overseas and who are unable to return home due to border closures and/or because commercial options are no longer available. In these cases, the FCO, in partnership with commercial carriers, will facilitate special chartered flights to get UK Nationals back home. The Government has pledged £75 million to the effort. Vulnerable people, including the elderly and those with underlying health issues, will be given priority. Read More
The Alpes-Maritimes departmental council has announced the distribution of 10,000 masks to the national police. Police unions last week threatened to suspend checks on exit certificates if they weren't adequately protected from the coronavirus. Read More
Coronavirus: what we know from Professor Raoult's second study, which again concludes that chloroquine is effective against Covid-19 The highly publicized infectious disease specialist claims to have new evidence that chloroquine can treat patients with Covid-19. He conducted a new test on 80 people and publishes very conclusive results. But his colleagues remain skeptical. Read More
The president (LR) of the Hauts-de-Seine departmental council Patrick Devedjian has died from the coronavirus. Devedjian was under observation after being diagnosed with coronavirus. Read More