In Hungary, Viktor Orban obtains full powers. Taking advantage of the coronavirus epidemic, the Hungarian parliament has just passed a controversial law which allows the Orban government to legislate by ordinance without fixed term. The opposition is dismayed.
Spain is lowering its flags at half mast. A minute of silence is observed every noon in tribute to the victims of the coronavirus. The epidemic killed 7,340 people and affected more than 85,000 people. Containment is extended and professional activities limited to a minimum.
British Formula 1 engineers have developed a breathing aid. It was developed in eight days by engineers from the Mercedes team. One way to fill the lack of respirators that are lacking in the UK.
In the Netherlands, a Van Gogh painting was stolen. It was kept in a museum near Amsterdam closed due to the epidemic. Thieves took advantage of it. The value of the work of art is estimated at six million euros.
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