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the balance goes to 11 dead and 716 confirmed cases in France

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2:19 p.m. : 2:18 p.m., which is largely the time for a new point on current affairs:

• The death toll rose to 11 deaths in France and 716 confirmed cases. These two new deaths were recorded in Hauts-de-France and in Normandy, said the Directorate General of Health. France remains in stage 2 for the moment.

Serial killer Michel Fourniret admitted the murder of Estelle Mouzin, France Inter learned from a source familiar with the matter, confirming information from the Point and Europe 1.

• Three departments are still placed on orange alert for risks of floods and floods. These are Calvados, Tarn-et-Garonne and Deux-Sèvres.

• A fire, followed by an explosion, in an apartment in a HLM building in Strasbourg this morning left one dead and three injured. The origin of the fire is still unknown

2:11 p.m. : These two new deaths were recorded in Hauts-de-France and in Normandy, said the Directorate General of Health.

2:08 p.m. : The death toll rose to 11 in France and 716 confirmed cases

1:58 p.m. : Faced with the epidemic, the Ehpad are organizing. Control of visits, disinfection of door handles, restriction of exits … Discover our report at the Bords de Marne residence, in Bonneuil-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne).

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1:33 p.m. : “I too have coronavirus”. Nicola Zingaretti, leader of the Italian Democratic Party which belongs to the ruling coalition, has just announced in a video posted on Facebook have been infected with the new coronavirus. He says he is cloistered at home and ensures that the people he has worked with in recent days will be contacted for checks.

1:12 p.m. : A third RATP employee was infected with the coronavirus. He is a driver from the Thiais bus center (Val-de-Marne) where a first case was registered on Thursday evening, the public transport company said this morning. This machinist was “quarantined at home”, said a spokesperson for RATP.

12.53 p.m. : Hello @ ju907 and thank you for your question. Stage 2 corresponds to “case clusters” or “clusters” “in several points of the national territory, explained Edouard Philippe at the end of February. For threshold 3 to be triggered, on the contrary, the virus must actively and widely circulate in the territory and the number of contaminations rapidly increase. The point in this article.

12:48 p.m. : Hello FI! I certainly missed the info but I'm wondering: we hear about u '' stage 2 '' and '' stage 3 '' decreed by the government. What are the criteria? Thank you France info!

12:37 p.m. : What Top News On Google franceinfo.fr today? Here are some recommendations.

• Our chief fact-chekeur Benoît Zagdoun deciphers the hypothesis of a Covid-19 mutation, issued by Chinese researchers. Spoiler: it does not convince the French specialists he interviewed.


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The curious Elodie Drouard interviewed the professor of psychology Patrick Rateau to understand why we are rushing into games and films staging a contagion, when we are in the midst of an epidemic.

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Our journalist Robin Prudent has listed the ten nuanced lists “yellow vests” by the Ministry of the Interior (sometimes against their will).


12:09 p.m. : Singer Matthieu Chedid, aka M, announced last night on social networks the cancellation of his concert scheduled for May 13 in Rennes (llle-et-Vilaine) due to coronavirus. Concerts in Bordeaux, Nantes, Rouen, Amiens, Lille, Metz, Aurillac, Toulouse, Aix-en-Provence and Lyon, also scheduled for May, are postponed to September and October.


12:02 p.m. : It's noon, let's take a look at the news:

• The epidemic has claimed 21 more deaths in Iran, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 145.

Three departments are still placed on orange alert for risks of floods and floods. These are Calvados, Tarn-et-Garonne and Deux-Sèvres.

• A fire, followed by an explosion, in an apartment in a HLM building in Strasbourg this morning left one dead and three injured. The origin of the fire is still unknown.

11.59 a.m. : Hello . The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, announced Friday the launch of the white plan in all hospitals and clinics in the country and the blue plan in all nursing homes. The first “allows to open beds, to recall administrative and nursing staff, as well as to program scheduled operations”, indicates Europe 1. The blue plane “allows the rapid and coherent implementation of the essential means enabling an effective response to a crisis, whatever its nature, adds the radio, quoting ARS Paca.

11.35 a.m. : Hello FI! Following the announcements made last night, can you detail what the triggering of the white plan actually means for healthcare professionals (nurses, interns, doctors)?

10.52 am : No new case has been identified in Morbihan, the prefecture announced this morning. In the department, 25 cases have already been confirmed. Among them, a 92-year-old man died.

10.42 am : Do you fear the spread of the epidemic? Here is the advice of French health authorities to protect himself. Four simple gestures within everyone's reach.

10:24 a.m. : Two people died of the virus in Florida, the first in the eastern United States, authorities said on Friday. These two people were returning from abroad. In total, the country recorded 16 deaths, and more than 200 contaminations.

10:03 a.m. : On the front page of your newspapers this morning, of course. The Parisian evokes for example the restrictive measures which accompany the epidemic.

In the rest of the news, Release returns to the debate provoked by the publication, in its pages, of the text by Virginie Despentes in reaction to the departure of Adèle Haenel des César. “A transgressive and puritanical academicism” for some people, “proof that literature is not dead” for others.

Le Figaro publish him a long report with the last Syrians of Idlib, the only province which still escapes the army of Bashar Al-Assad.

9:55 a.m. : In Australia, the epidemic of coronavirus causes fights … for toilet paper. Several videos of clashes in supermarkets forced the authorities to call for calm. “It's not Mad Max. We don't need to do this”, said a New South Wales police official. The country has 70 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

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10:34 a.m. : Hello @ Breton22 ! The match of the women's tournament between Scotland and France scheduled for tonight in Glasgow has been postponed, a Scottish player having tested positive for coronavirus. The other matches of the Tournament, including Scotland-France (men's side), Sunday, at 4 p.m., should take place as planned. Our colleagues from francetvsport take stock of all affected sporting events.

9:39 a.m. : Hello Mathilde, and welcome back! What about the matches of the 6 nations tournament (girls and boys)? Which ones will finally take place today and tomorrow? Thank you and have a nice day.

9:06 a.m. : China saw its exports collapse by 17.2% over one year in January-February, weighed down by the epidemic which paralyzed the activity of the country. This is the biggest drop in exports since February 2019, in the midst of a trade war with the United States.

11.31am : It is 9 am, here is the main information of the morning:

• The epidemic in France has left 9 dead and 613 people are infected, according to a report by the authorities dated Friday evening. In addition, 39 people are in serious condition, in intensive care. The metropolis has 6 groups of cases (“clusters”).

• Schools and day nurseries will be closed on Monday in the Oise and Haut-Rhin regions to curb the spread. The Ligue 1 Strasbourg-PSG match, scheduled for tonight, has been postponed due to the epidemic.

• Four departments are always placed on orange alert for risks of floods and floods. These are Calvados, Eure-et-Loir, Deux-Sèvres and Tarn-et-Garonne.

• The main accused of the Outreau affair Thierry Delay, has been condemned in Toulouse at two years in prison for harassment and sexual assault on a disabled resident of a Haute-Garonne health center. He had already served a 15-year sentence for rape, particularly of his four children.

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