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French patients were sick with Covid-19 in mid-November and before China - researchers

French patients were sick with Covid-19 in mid-November and before China - researchers

Doctors in the French Haut-Rhin region, hit hard by Covid-19, say they’ve detected several cases dating back to 16 November 2019 – long before the disease is believed to have surfaced in France, and before it was even announced in China. AdvertisingRadiologists at the Albert Schweitzer private hospital , near the German border, reviewed 2,456 chest X-rays produced between 12 October, 2019 and 30 April, 2020 to see if they coud find one or more “patient zeros”.  According to French daily Le Figaro, each of the scans was carefully re-studied before being filed into three categories: “not...

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Advertising slump during virus crisis hits media jobs - RFI

Advertising slump during virus crisis hits media jobs - RFI

AdvertisingParis (AFP)Media redundancies, partial layoffs and managerial wage cuts are on the rise as advertising markets implode, despite customers showing an ever stronger appetite for information on the coronavirus crisis.- First press victims -In France, several newspapers, including Le Parisien, have placed staffers on partial unemployment, notably in services where the virus has forced coverage to be stripped right back.Sports daily L'Equipe, which publishes a paper seven days a week as well as a website, has been particularly hard hit, furloughing staff as most of the world's...

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Police create no alcohol zones in Paris as crowds celebrate end of lockdown

Police create no alcohol zones in Paris as crowds celebrate end of lockdown

The police have banned alcohol from certain areas of Paris after celebrations marking the end of lockdown measures got too festive on Monday. The move was announced by the Interior Minister Christophe Castanter, after authorities had to break up groups of people not respecting social distancing regulations.AdvertisingOn Monday, Minister Christophe Castaner announced that riverside areas of the capital, such as the popular Canal Saint Martin in the north east, would become no-alcohol zones.A few hours earlier, police had to break up groups as they were not respecting the social distancing...

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France refuses coronavirus funds to Amazon in labour dispute - RFI

France refuses coronavirus funds to Amazon in labour dispute - RFI

AdvertisingParis (AFP)France's labour ministry said Monday that it denied a request by Amazon for emergency funds to pay employees during the coronavirus crisis, after the US giant shut its warehouses over a court order to sell only essential items.The ministry said Amazon France asked last Thursday to benefit from coronavirus crisis funds that cover about 84 percent of net pay for workers facing temporary layoffs because of a drop in business.Amazon France confirmed it sought the funds to cover salaries for some 10,000 employees at its six main distribution sites in the country.The online...

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'Keep going': Syrian refugees use war resilience to confront virus - RFI

'Keep going': Syrian refugees use war resilience to confront virus - RFI

AdvertisingParis (AFP)It is not the first catastrophe they have faced. But while today's global pandemic bears no resemblance to Syria's almost decade-long civil war, some refugees believe their experience of violence and exile helps them deal with the anxiety sparked by the novel coronavirus.AFP interviewed four Syrians in France who said that past ordeals such as prison and exile had primed them for coping with the lockdown, by helping them find the optimism and power to overcome the challenges.- The filmmaker -The minute France's stay-at-home orders began, Mohammad Hijazi said he thought...

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World Press Freedom Day:Covid-19 is making the media in Africa’s Great Lakes region sick

World Press Freedom Day:Covid-19 is making the media in Africa’s Great Lakes region sick

Journalists in Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda are facing an increasing number of challenges covering the coronavirus, with rights groups warning the pandemic could kill the truth ahead of World Press Freedom Day on Sunday.AdvertisingAn image of a man lying dead on the streets of Tanzania’s capital Dar es Salam went viral this week. The victim’s body, face up on the pavement, was left outside for 24 hours before eventually being collected.There was no word from the government about how he had died. The chilling image, released from an anonymous Twitter account, captured a new reality of the...

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'Second tragedy': Cremation traumatises in virus-hit Philippines - RFI

'Second tragedy': Cremation traumatises in virus-hit Philippines - RFI

AdvertisingManila (AFP)Families of coronavirus victims in the Philippines are being denied traditional death rites in favour of hurried, impersonal cremations, with virus restrictions often meaning they are forbidden a last look at their loved ones.It is a painful and disorienting process for both the families and crematory workers that has upended the Philippines' intimate rituals of laying the dead to rest.Burial is the norm in the Catholic-majority nation, and it usually follows a days-long display of the embalmed body at home or in a chapel.But due to the pandemic authorities are...

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Help wanted: Jobless China workers await relief - RFI

Help wanted: Jobless China workers await relief - RFI

AdvertisingShanghai (AFP)Life is never easy for China's nearly 300 million migrant workers, but with the coronavirus zapping jobs at a historic clip, unemployed factory labourer Wei Guikun is at his wits' end.Since March, Wei has wandered in search of work from his home in eastern Shandong province -- where virus lockdowns stranded him for weeks -- to factories in China's southern coastal regions, and now back north to Shanghai.But the pandemic has paralysed overseas export demand and the 29-year-old has faced only rejection or low-ball pay on his roughly 3,500-kilometre (2,200-mile)...

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France: 5 to 7-year-olds first back to school after coronavirus school closures

France: 5 to 7-year-olds first back to school after coronavirus school closures

Amid concern among parents and teachers about the planned re opening of schools on May11th, the education minister Jean-Louis Blanquer outlined the likely arrangements for returning children to school to a parliamentary committee on Tuesday.AdvertisingSchools in France have been closed since March 16 and the idea is that pupils will return in stages over a three week period starting on May 11.Blanquer says plans are being drawn up in consultation with teachers and local authorities with reference to Scheduled returnThe first pupils to return will be the 5-7-year-olds as well as those in...

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Russian zoo puts on cartoons to cheer up chimps during lonely lockdown

Russian zoo puts on cartoons to cheer up chimps during lonely lockdown

Zoos around the world have been forced to close because of the coronavirus lockdown. Owners are finding it difficult to make ends meet, with some struggling to feed their animals. As carers in Russia have discovered, some animals are suffering from a lonely lockdown.AdvertisingThe Siberian Times website reported that when the Krasnoyarsk Royev Ruchey Nature Park went into quarantine on 25 March, the chimpanzee twins Tikhon and Anfisa showed signs of depression within days.                   The park said the chimpanzees crave company nearly as much as food.Their carers - who have agreed to...

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China furious over German newspaper claims that China caused Covid-19 outbreak

China furious over German newspaper claims that China caused Covid-19 outbreak

China has launched a furious war-of-words over a letter by German magazine Bild editor accusing China of being the cause of the Covid-19 outbreak and demanding massive reparations. AdvertisingMeanwhile, the French foreign ministry has summoned the Chinese ambassador to France over an article that “slanders” staff of French nursing homes.“What China owes us,” a  published on 15 April, put a price tag of nearly €150 billion for damages inflicted on the country by Covid-19 pandemic.The itemized “invoice” included €24 billion in lost tourism revenue from March to April, €7.2 billion in losses...

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Face masks from China intended for France 'hijacked' by US at the last minute

Face masks from China intended for France 'hijacked' by US at the last minute

Coronavirus masks that France ordered from China were bought at the last minute by the United States as they waited to be loaded onto cargo planes, French officials have said.Advertising"Americans pay three or four times the amount we pay, and in cash," said Jean Rottner, head of France's eastern region, one of the areas worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak, .On Thursday, a planeload of Chinese-made face masks were bought up right on the tarmac just as the much needed protective gear was about to set off for France."We're working around the clock to ensure these masks arrive," says...

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India extends lockdown as coronavirus spread continues in south Asia

India extends lockdown as coronavirus spread continues in south Asia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to extend a nationwide lockdown to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, the chief minister of Delhi state said on Saturday, without disclosing how long the extension would be for. AdvertisingEarlier in the day, Modi held a video conference call with several state ministers to decide on the future course as the current 21-day lockdown ends on Tuesday. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Modi had “taken (a) correct decision to extend (the) lockdown”, but did not give further details. “Today, India’s position is better than many developed...

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Instagram steps up effort to curb COVID-19 disinformation - RFI

Instagram steps up effort to curb COVID-19 disinformation - RFI

AdvertisingSan Francisco (AFP)Instagram said Tuesday it was ramping up efforts to promote reliable content about the coronavirus pandemic and stop the spread of misinformation on the image-centric social network.The move by the Facebook-owned service with more than one billion users worldwide comes amid a scramble by social networks to deliver verified information and stamp out hoaxes."People who search for information related to the coronavirus or COVID-19 on Instagram will start to see an educational message connecting them to resources from the World Health Organization and local health...

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US orders first shutdown of website over coronavirus fraud - RFI

US orders first shutdown of website over coronavirus fraud - RFI

AdvertisingWashington (AFP)The US Department of Justice announced Sunday it had shut down a website claiming to sell a coronavirus vaccine, in its first act of federal enforcement against fraud in connection with the pandemic.Lawsuits had been filed against the site coronavirusmedicalkit.com, which claimed to sell vaccines for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, when in fact there is no such vaccine, the Justice Department said in a statement.A Texas federal judge on Saturday ordered the site to shut down, according to the statement. Its homepage, however, was still...

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One in five students out of school due to coronavirus, Unesco says

One in five students out of school due to coronavirus, Unesco says

Audio 05:50The United Nations’ cultural agency has said more than 372 million students around the world were out of school and many more at risk as Britain, Germany and Spain joined a growing list of countries announcing closures to slow the spread of Covid-19.AdvertisingNationwide school closures in 22 countries have from primary to tertiary levels, including 58.6 million in universities and other post-secondary institutions, according to Unesco.The majority are in China, where more than 233 million learners are out of school due to nationwide closures imposed to slow the spread of...

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French mayor defends 'Smurf rally' after outcry over coronavirus

French mayor defends 'Smurf rally' after outcry over coronavirus

The mayor of a small French town has defended hosting a record-breaking gathering of 3,500 people dressed as Smurfs at the weekend, after accusations that the event increased the risks of spreading the coronavirus.Advertising"We must not stop living...It was a chance to say that we are alive," mayor Patrick Leclerc, mayor of Landerneau, told AFP.The gathering came a day before France banned in a bid to contain the spread of the virus, which had infected 1,784 people and killed 33, as of Wednesday afternoon.The Smurf rally drew criticism particularly from the media in Italy, which is...

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to seek political asylum in France

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to seek political asylum in France

French lawyers representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange say they hope to meet President Emmanuel Macron to ask him to grant their client political asylum.AdvertisingLawyers Eric Dupond-Moretti and Antoine Vey announced their plan at a press conference organised by the Paris-based press freedom group Assange’s legal team point out that one of his children is a French citizen and that part of the WikiLeaks organisation is based in France.Assange is in Belmarsh prison in London since he was arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in April 2019. The 48-year-old faces extradition to the United...

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Renfe inks $6 bn deal to build first high-speed train in US - RFI

Renfe inks $6 bn deal to build first high-speed train in US - RFI

AdvertisingMadrid (AFP)Spanish train operator Renfe on Thursday said it had signed a $6-billion deal with US rail developer Texas Central to design, build and run the United States' first-ever high-speed rail line In a statement, Spain's transport ministry said the 5.5-billion-euro agreement would see Renfe working alongside its US partner to develop and operate a line between Houston and Dallas which would begin operating in 2042. The two firms have signed a preliminary agreement but it is still in draft phase, said Renfe, Spain's national rail operator. Italian construction and...

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Kazakhstan detains around 200 opposition protesters in largest city - RFI

Kazakhstan detains around 200 opposition protesters in largest city - RFI

AdvertisingAlmaty (Kazakhstan) (AFP)Police in Kazakhstan detained around 200 people Saturday as two opposition groups called for anti-government demonstrations in the oil-rich Central Asian country. An AFP correspondent saw police detain around 30 activists from the unregistered Democratic Party as they attempted to hold a protest in the largest city Almaty early Saturday.Eyewitnesses said police also detained up to 70 people en route to the city square where the protest was held. Police later detained scores more as they arrived for a separate rally called by the banned Democratic Choice...

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Judo champion Riner loses after nine years undefeated - RFI

Judo champion Riner loses after nine years undefeated - RFI

AdvertisingParis (AFP)One of sport's longest winning runs came to an end on Sunday when two-time Olympic and eight-time judo world champion Teddy Riner was beaten for the first time in over nine years.After 154 successive wins, the 30-year-old Frenchman, who competes in the 100-kilogramme heavyweight category, was beaten by ippon by the Japanese Kokoro Kageura in the third round of the Paris Grand Slam. Riner's last defeat was back in September 2010 when he was controversially beaten by another Japanese Daiki Kamikaw in the openweight final at the world championships in Tokyo.The defeat...

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