>> Follow the events of this Wednesday June 3, 2020
8:50 a.m. End of flight restrictions to Corsica. The French will now be able to fly to Corsica even without compelling reasons, after an amendment to the decree on travel restrictions published in the Official Journal. Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe had assured that the part concerning Corsica, which did not apply to maritime transport, was going to be “corrected in a good way”.
8.45 a.m. Axa anticipates an impact of 1.5 billion euros on its result. The insurer Axa anticipates a drop in its profit in 2020. The French group, whose operating profit was 6.5 billion euros in 2019, estimates the total cost of claims related to the pandemic at 1.2 billion d ‘euros. However, these impacts are “partially offset by the drop in claims” for other types of insurance, such as automobile insurance.
8:40 a.m. Swiss GDP fell 2.6% in the first quarter. After posting 0.3% growth in the previous quarter, Switzerland’s gross domestic product (GDP) fell 2.6% in the first quarter.
8:30 am. In Tokyo, the Nikkei at its highest for three months. The Tokyo Stock Exchange ended up sharply. The Nikkei index gained 1.29% to 22,613.76 points, closing at a high since February 25.
8:15 a.m. Italy is reopening its borders to save its tourism industry. The government also authorizes free movement between regions, but the prohibitions on large gatherings and the obligation to wear masks in enclosed spaces and on public transport remain. However, international flights only resume in three major cities: Milan, Rome and Naples.
8 hours. Qfourteen days of isolation for travelers arriving in Britain. From next Monday, “people arriving in Britain will have to isolate themselves for 14 days” according to the Ministers of the Interior and Transport. Tourists from abroad will also have to give information on their place of stay.
7.55 a.m. 29 additional deaths in Germany. The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus contamination in Germany has now reached 182,370 cases. With 29 additional deaths, the total death toll is 8,551.
7:50 a.m. NGOs denounce the action of lobbies. According to several NGOs, industrial lobbies have tried to soften social and environmental regulations. “The representatives of the main polluting industries immediately mobilized to obtain the abandonment, suspension or postponement of many regulations,” denounce Friends of the Earth and the Observatory of multinationals in a report. For NGOs, it is essential that the aid granted by the State to support polluting industries is conditioned on “a plan to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and on the planned exit from their most harmful activities.” “
7.45 a.m. Resumption of practical driving license exams. Practical driving license exams will resume everywhere in France from June 8, respecting barrier gestures. According to automotive professionals (CNPA), the recovery will be by departments, according to the decisions taken by each prefecture.
7:30 a.m. Drop in sales of champagne. Shipments are expected to fall by a third compared to 2019. According to the Interprofessional Champagne Committee, the region could record a loss of more than 1.7 billion euros in turnover in the current year.
7:25 a.m. The threshold of 200,000 cases crossed in India. India has registered 8,909 new cases of infection in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to 207,615 since the start of the epidemic. A total of 5,815 people died in the country
7.20am. Over 1,000 deaths in Colombia. With 40 new deaths recorded, the epidemic is growing in the country. Bogota, the capital or the department of Amazonas and its capital Leticia, on the border with Brazil, are the most affected.
7.15 a.m. Cuba wonders about reopening the borders. While the epidemic seems contained, Cuba remains cautious on the reopening of its borders. “The country is preparing the whole strategy for the recovery stage after Covid-19, but we are not going to apply it until we are sure that there is precise control of the epidemic”, warned President Miguel Diaz-Canel. Officially, the borders remain closed until the end of June.
7 hours. A 26 billion euro recovery plan in South Korea. The South Korean government is announcing an unprecedented stimulus package to support the economy hit by the epidemic. The South Korean economy contracted 1.3% between January and March, the largest quarterly decline since the 2008 financial crisis.
6:45 a.m. Partial ban on religious gatherings in Guyana. The prefect of Guyana has prohibited religious gatherings in 11 of the 22 communes of Guyana, those affected by the coronavirus. “The establishments of worship remain open” in several communes but that “any gathering or reunion is prohibited there”, with the exception of funeral ceremonies limited to 20 people, specified the prefect.
6:30 am. Sad record in Brazil. The country has a 24-hour death record with 1,262 deaths, bringing the total to more than 30,000 since the start of the epidemic. But the strong progression of the disease does not prevent Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo from initiating deconfinement. President Jair Bolsonaro regularly calls for the lifting of restrictions to preserve the economy and jobs. Several states, including Sao Paulo and Rio, have started deconfinement.
6:20 a.m. LAustralian universities could lose 10 billion euros. Australian universities have estimated that losses due to the absence of foreign students due to the closure of borders to fight the coronavirus could amount to 10 billion euros.
6:10 a.m. The National Assembly allows employees to “give” leave in the form of holiday vouchers to caregivers. This measure “monetizes employees’ rest days in the form of holiday vouchers for caregivers,” explained LREM reporter Christophe Blanchet. This system must be specified by decree.
6 hours. Almost half of Mayotte detainees positive for Covid-19. C ent twenty-nine detainees out of 329 from the Mayotte penitentiary center alone at Majicavo Lamir in the commune of Koungou were tested positive for Covid-19. This “cluster” worries the ARS, which has organized a test campaign on the detainees and the 150 prison officers since the beginning of the week.