LIVE – Coronavirus: the sale of masks again authorized in pharmacies

11:20 a.m .: [ROYAUME-UNI] Boris Johnson returns to business

The curve of the coronavirus epidemic “Begins to reverse” in the UK but the British must continue to adhere to containment measures to avoid an upsurge. Prime Minister Boris Johnson just said this in his first speech on Monday after he recovered from the coronavirus.

“We are now starting to reverse the trend” The 55-year-old conservative leader, who is under pressure to unveil his strategy for the evolution of containment, which has been in place for over a month, said at 10 Downing Street.

10:50 a.m .: [ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE] The deconfinement plan will be voted on tomorrow

The vote on the deconfinement plan will take place in the wake of its presentation Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the National Assembly by Edouard Philippe, according to a parliamentary source.

The oppositions protested against the lack of time between the same day presentation at the Assembly and the vote, but the conference of presidents of the assembly voted against postponing the vote until Wednesday. This videoconference of presidents brought together the presidents of political groups and committees as well as the Minister of Relations with the Parliament Marc Fesneau around the holder of the perch Richard Ferrand. The LREM-MoDem are the majority.

⇒ 10:30 a.m .: [MASQUES] Sale now possible in pharmacies

Thanks to a decree published in the Official Journal yesterday, pharmacies can now sell “non-sanitary” masks To the population. Since a decree published on March 3, 2020, pharmacies could no longer sell them.

This public health decision is essential for secure deconfinement and strengthen protection of the population Carine Wolf-Thal, president of the National Council of the College of Pharmacists, said in a statement.

However, you will have to wait a bit before finding masks in all pharmacies since establishments were only able to place orders this morning. In addition, in its press release the national order of pharmacists recalls that: ” “homemade” masks, for their part, do not fall under the decree published (…) and therefore cannot be distributed in pharmacies.

⇒ 10:15 a.m .: [FORMULE 1] The French Grand Prix canceled

The F1 French Grand Prix, scheduled for June 28 on the Paul Ricard du Castellet circuit (Var, south-eastern France), is canceled due to measures to combat the coronavirus epidemic have just announced the organizers.

“The French Grand Prix takes note of the decisions announced by the State making it impossible to maintain our event”, said Eric Boullier, director general of the GP of France, in a press release. “The looks of the GIP (public interest group, editor’s note) French Grand Prix – Le Castellet are already turning to summer 2021.”

The Formula1 provides for the start of the season in Austria from July 3 to 5. the British GP is currently being held behind closed doors on July 19.

⇒ 9.45 a.m .: [AUSTRALIE] Two million downloads for the COVIDSafe tracking application

Nearly two million Australians downloaded the COVIDSafe smartphone app on Monday intended to assist the authorities in find all the people who have been within 1.5 meters of a person with the virus.

Health officials say only one massive use will lift some of the restrictions of movement and orderly assembly in the fight against the epidemic. They explained that the app, which uses Bluetooth technology, will become an effective tool as soon as half of the population uses it. Its use is free and voluntary.

Australia, with a population of 25 million, has just over 6,700 cases of Covid-19. The release of this app comes at a time when Australian states with no new cases of coronaviruses have announced a temporary easing of containment measures.

⇒ 9:15 a.m. [PAROLES DE SOIGNANTS] “When Covid’s cases go down, we are forgotten”

Every day, La Croix gives the floor to a health professional who shares his vision of the current health crisis and the fight against Covid-19. Today, the point of view of Céline, a nurse in Strasbourg.

⇒ 8.50 a.m. [ÉTATS-UNIS] Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg… the American billionaires are mobilizing in the fight against the Covid-19

⇒ 8:30 a.m .: [TÉMOIGNAGES] How school heads prepare

On the eve of the presentation of the deconfinement plan and two weeks before the resumption of classes, the directors explain that they are sailing a little on sight. Desirous of ensuring above all the health security of all within educational establishments, they hope to be able to adapt government instructions to the realities on the ground.

⇒ 8:15 a.m .: [LA CROIX] The front page of Monday April 27

⇒ 8:00 a.m .: [DANS LA NUIT] The latest news in France and around the world

♦ Former socialist senator and MEP Henri Weber, major figure of May 68 and founder of the LCR, died at the age of 75.

♦ Some seven in ten French (71%) would be in favor of the creation of a government of national unity to address the coronavirus crisis and its aftermath, according to an Ifop poll for The Expansion Letter Monday, April 27.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned Sunday evening April 26 to his residence in Downing Street in London after more than two weeks of recovery from contamination with Covid-19. The head of the British government resumes orders Monday after having recovered at his country residence Checkers.

The United States has recorded an additional 1,330 deaths due to coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to a count released Sunday evening by Johns Hopkins University. The country now totals 54,841 deaths, with 964,937 cases of confirmed infections.

Chef Raoni, figure in the fight against deforestation in the Amazon, launched a call for donations to help indigenous people cope with the coronavirus. “We need to be supplied with basic foodstuffs, hygiene products, medicines and also fuel to be able to transport them” to indigenous communities, said the cacique in a video released by the French NGO Planète Amazone, which is orchestrating the donation campaign. “We need financial support and I therefore turn to you to support my community”, also pleaded the iconic chef, 90 years old.

7.45 a.m .: [DÉTENTE] The crossword puzzle for the day of The cross is online

♦ Before launching the StopCovid application, the CNIL asked ” some additional guarantees “In government as well as power to express oneself ” after debate in Parliament .

♦ Initially returned to the Élysée, the report of the Scientific Council for deconfinement has been made public. We can read points of agreement but also differences with the decisions already taken by the government.

♦ The Covid-19 pandemic made more than 204,000 dead around the world and over 2.9 million people infected in 193 countries and territories. The United States is the most affected country, with 54,841 deaths. Italy (26,644) died, Spain (23,190), France (22,856, + 152 to hospital in 24 hours) and the United Kingdom (20,732).

Hello everyone, welcome to this live dedicated to the coronavirus pandemic.

Let’s start this day and this week by listening. Reach out to be attentive to the adventures of Ernest and Célestine as told by their creator, Daniel Pennac. Three years before the animated adaptation was released in theaters, the author had made a public reading of his text, recently released online by France Culture.


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