New reports, new measures and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.
- More than 100,000 dead in Brazil -
The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in Brazil exceeded 100,000 on Saturday, the Ministry of Health announced.
With 100,477 deaths and 3,012,412 confirmed cases, this country of 212 million inhabitants is the second most affected behind the United States.
- More than 10,000 dead in Chile -
Chile crossed the milestone of 10,000 deaths on Saturday due to the new coronavirus, five months after the appearance of the first case in this country, one of the most affected in Latin America, announced the Minister of Health.
Chile, which has 18 million inhabitants, has a rate of 523.7 deaths per million inhabitants, a figure higher than the 472.7 deaths per million in Brazil.
- More than 10,000 dead in South Africa -
South Africa has passed the threshold of 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus since the epidemic appeared in that country in March, the South African Ministry of Health announced on Saturday.
South Africa has also recorded a total of 553,188 cases of contamination, more than half of the cases observed in the whole of the African continent.
- More than 727,000 dead worldwide -
The pandemic has killed at least 727,288 people around the world since the end of December, according to a report established by AFP on Sunday from official sources.
More than 19.6 million cases have been officially recorded in 196 countries and territories, of which more than 11.6 million are now considered cured.
The United States, faced with a resurgence of the epidemic since the end of June, remains by far the most bereaved country with 162,425 deaths. Next come Brazil (100,477 dead), Mexico (52,006), the United Kingdom (46,566), and India (43,379).
- Paris hides itself -
Wearing a mask outdoors will be compulsory from Monday in certain busy areas in Paris and in certain neighboring departments.
From Monday, it will be forbidden to stroll on the banks of the Seine, to stroll in Montmartre or to shop in certain main shopping streets of the capital without wearing a mask.
The same measure concerns many municipalities in Ile-de-France, since "all indicators show that the virus is once again circulating more actively in the region", according to the departmental prefectures.
- France: tourism impacted -
The French government figures at least 30 to 40 billion euros "the immediate impact" of the health crisis on the tourism sector in France, said Secretary of State for Tourism Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne in an interview with the weekly Le Journal du Dimanche.
Part of the international clientele "has disappeared," he said.
- Hot stroke in Belgium -
Several Flemish towns and seaside resorts on the Belgian coast announced on Sunday the ban on "day tourists" during the heat wave, after incidents caused by non-compliance with measures against the pandemic.
In Blankenberge, a group of young people were ordered to leave the beach after refusing to respect the security measures imposed against the pandemic. A fight broke out between vacationers and turned into a riot with the intervention of the police.
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