DIRECT. Covid-19: during the pandemic, the French saved 142 billion euros more than usual

DIRECT. Covid-19: during the pandemic, the French saved 142 billion euros more than usual
DIRECT. Covid-19: during the pandemic, the French saved 142 billion euros more than usual

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8:43 am. During the pandemic, the French saved 142 billion euros more than usual. The records continue: the French saved around 142 billion euros more than normal between the end of the first quarter of 2020, shortly after the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country, and the end of the first quarter of 2021 , estimates this Tuesday the Bank of France.

The stake of this jackpot is immense: the government hopes that the French will largely spend this savings on products or services in France to support activity and achieve the 5% economic growth targeted for this year.

8:38. Russia is reopening its air links with the United Kingdom and several European countries. Russia announced overnight from Monday to Tuesday to relaunch its air links with the United Kingdom and several European countries, which had been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Given the improvement in the epidemiological situation in the United Kingdom, (the authorities have) decided not to extend the suspension of air traffic”, which may resume on Wednesday, announces the government body responsible for the fight against Covid-19, cited by Russian news agencies.

Russia will also resume flights with Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Lebanon, Morocco and other countries from June 10, according to the same source.

8:24. Hospitalization of Arturo Vidal, positive for Covid-19. Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal of Inter Milan has been hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19, missing the match Chile will play Thursday against Argentina to qualify for the World Cup.

8:02 am. In Israel, “the Covid-19 is behind us,” says immunologist Cyrille Cohen. “We are close to collective immunity,” said the doctor on France Info while Israel has lifted almost all of its health restrictions against the coronavirus epidemic. “In all of Israel, we have 350 positive cases, we have between 10 and 20 cases per day” welcomes the immunologist.

7:54 a.m. The EU and London still skeptical about the lifting of patents on anti-Covid vaccines. The European Union, Great Britain and Japan maintain their reservations on a possible lifting of patents on anti-Covid vaccines before the WTO, indicates an international trade official based in Geneva.

Proposals to start discussions based on specific texts to allow a waiver of intellectual property rights to vaccines against the coronavirus were welcomed at an informal meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) devoted to the section commercial intellectual property rights.

7.40 am. Shaken by the pandemic, Americans are returning to positive thinking. Money, love, success … what if it was enough to think very hard for it to materialize? It is the principle of “manifesting”, a mixture of positive thinking and magical rituals, which invaded social networks in the United States during the pandemic.

If the phenomenon of positive thinking, born in the 19th century in the United States with the New Thought movement and popularized by Rhonda Byrne’s documentary “The Secret” in 2006, is not new, it is enjoying renewed success. among young Americans since the pandemic.

TikTok, a popular social network among adolescents, has a billion videos viewed with the hashtag “manifesting”, while this term has been used in nearly two million Instagram posts.

7:32. Spain, Italy and France, the main beneficiaries of the EU recovery plan. Spain and Italy should be the main beneficiaries with nearly 70 billion euros each, ahead of France (nearly 40 billion).

The money should be used to finance the thermal renovation of buildings, railway projects, charging stations for electric vehicles, high-speed telecommunications networks or even data storage infrastructures.

7:16. Stimulus plan: the EU can start its common debt process. The EU will be able to start in June the historic process of issuing common debt to finance its recovery plan intended to overcome the economic consequences of the pandemic, announced the European Council in a press release.

The European Council, which represents the member states, announces that it has “formally received the approval notifications from all of the 27, which allows the Commission to borrow on behalf of the EU on the capital markets” .

6:57 a.m. Tokyo Olympics: the first Olympic sportswomen have arrived in Japan. The players of the Australian softball team arrived in Japan on Tuesday, becoming the first Olympic team to set foot in the Archipelago for the Tokyo Games, which still cause controversy and doubts in the midst of a pandemic.

Tokyo (Japan), June 1, 2021. The players of the Australian softball team arrived on Tuesday. (Photo by ISSEI KATO / POOL / AFP) ISSEI KATO

On their arrival at a terminal at Narita airport, near the Japanese capital, the Australian sportswomen, all smiles, waved to the press before undergoing a Covid-19 screening test and completing administrative formalities . About three hours later, a Japanese official confirmed that all 21 players and members of their delegation had all tested negative.

6:45 am. The end of the state of health emergency promulgated in the JO. The law governing the gradual exit from the state of health emergency, which notably allows the establishment of a controversial “health pass”, is promulgated in the Official Journal on Tuesday.

The Journal also publishes the decision of the Constitutional Council, which on Monday evening gave the green light to all of this law organizing the transitional regime of the state of health emergency, in a context of the decline of the Covid epidemic. 19 and acceleration of vaccination.

The text provides a legal framework for the deconfinement measures announced by the executive, without lowering our guard against the hypothesis of an epidemic resumption. It will end on September 30, and not the end of October as the executive had wished.

6:40 am. The drop in hospital pressure continues in France. The number of patients with Covid-19 and hospitalized in critical care continues to decline. Health authorities have identified fewer than 17,000 patients hospitalized for a Covid-19 infection. Among them, 2,945 are in critical care (against 6,000 on April 26).

6:35 am. 126 new deaths in Francein the last 24 hours. A total of 109,557 people have lost their lives since the start of the epidemic.

6.30 a.m. Update on vaccination in France. Vaccination, open to any adult since Monday, continues to accelerate. A total of 25,763,596 people have received a first injection. Finally, 10,971,772 people received both injections.

6:25 a.m. Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron vaccinated against Covid-19. The president announced on Twitter that he and his wife received an injection of the vaccine more than five months after they both contracted Covid-19. Read here.

6:20 a.m. Green light from the Constitutional Council for the health pass. The “Sages” validated the controversial government “health pass” project provided for by law governing the gradual exit from the state of health emergency. This “pass” will be limited to large gatherings, such as festivals, and subject to a series of measures limiting attacks on individual freedoms.

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