In confinement for three days, France has nearly a hundred new deaths. If the death toll approaches 3,000 in Italy, the situation in many countries is very worrying.
The situation in France
Total confinement in France continues while the balance sheet continues to increase. On the evening of March 18, 2020, our country had 9,134 confirmed cases for 264 deaths. Compared to the old one, there are therefore 89 new deaths. It should also be noted that 3,626 patients are admitted to hospitals, including 931 in intensive care. According to Director-General of Health Jérôme Salomon, half of the cases are people under the age of 60.
According to France Inter, a new conspiracy theory has just emerged in our country. Video gone viral says the government is lying about the Covid-19 epidemic. It is believed to be a “patented” and “invented” virus to carry out a “biochemical attack”. It was created by the Institut Pasteur, which did not fail to react to this affair by means of denial. In reality, it is a misunderstanding of a document. The French institute invented a vaccine candidate in 2004 against a previous coronavirus, SARS-CoV-1.
In the rest of Europe
If yesterday, signs of a slowdown in the spread of the coronavirus were observed in Italy, the toll continues to rise. This country now has 35,713 cases with 2,878 deaths. A new death record was unfortunately broken with more than 450 deaths in one day. In Spain, the toll is 14,769 cases and 638 deaths. We also cite Germany, which with 12,327 cases and 28 deaths becomes the 5th most-affected country.
Today, the United Kingdom has aligned itself with Europe when it comes to responding to the epidemic. The country now has 2,644 cases with more than 100 deaths, 30% more than the day before. If confinement is not yet the norm across the Channel, schools, and crèches will close throughout the state on March 20. Other countries have between 1,000 and 3,000 cases of Covid-19, such as Switzerland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Austria.
Elsewhere in the world
The United States has just overtaken France in terms of confirmed cases and deaths. This country now has 9,415 cases with 152 deaths. President Donald Trump has announced a $ 100 billion assistance plan for workers affected by the impact of the epidemic.
On March 18, China did not report any new cases on its territory, a first for the first time since the start of the epidemic. However, authorities have declared 34 new imported cases, the majority of which are in Beijing. Thus, the epidemic is almost over in this country, as in South Korea (8,565 cases / 91 deaths).
In the rest of the world, the virus continues to spread, especially in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Iran is still in third place in the most affected countries ranking with 17,361 cases for 1,135 deaths. The global toll is nearly 220,000 cases for approximately 9,000 deaths. Finally, you should know that more than half a billion people are subject to containment measures worldwide.