Confinement – Day 20

3rd week of confinement

Sunday April 5th 2020

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The pandemic has now claimed at least 63,437 lives worldwide since its emergence in December in China, according to a report drawn up by Agence France-Presse on Sunday morning. More than 1,169,210 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 190 countries and territories since the beginning of the epidemic. Of these cases, at least 219,000 are now considered cured. The United States recorded the most new deaths in 24 hours with 1,399 additional victims. President Trump warned that the country was entering “a period that’s going to be really horrible” with “very bad numbers”.

Meanwhile in the UK moderate London MP Keir Starmer was elected leader of the British Labour Party on Saturday 4 April, five years after the arrival of his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn. The 57-year-old former lawyer received 56.2 per cent of the vote in the first round of voting, to which the party’s 600,000 or so members were invited.

►Information: Post Office

As of this Monday, there will no longer be any mail or parcel delivery from the Post Office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays.

►Information: Masks

It looks more and more probable that it will be necessary to wear masks when going out. There are more and more advices how to make your own. As Bryan said during our last “Virtual Apéritif”, home made masks will not stop the virus come through but it will help you not to touch your face, nose. The last tip how to easily make one is from Al.

►Information: Updated list of shops that can stay open

  • Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, agricultural vehicles, machinery and equipment
  • Trade in automotive equipment
  • Sale and repair of motorcycles and cycles
  • Necessary supply to farms
  • Retail sale of frozen food products
  • General food trade
  • Suprettes
  • Supermarkets
  • Multi-Commerce Stores
  • Hypermarkets
  • Retail sale of fruit and vegetables in specialised stores
  • Retail sale of meat and meat products in specialised stores
  • Retail sale of fish, crustaceans and molluscs in specialised stores
  • Retail sale of bread, pastry and confectionery in specialised stores
  • Retail sale of beverages in specialised stores 🍷🥃
  • Other food retailing in specialised stores
  • Food distributions by charities
  • Retail sale of fuel in specialised stores
  • Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores
  • Retail sale of computers, peripheral units and software in specialised stores
  • Retail sale of telecommunications equipment in specialised stores
  • Retail sale of building materials, hardware, paints and glass in specialised stores
  • Retail sale of newspapers and stationery in specialised stores
  • Retail sale of pharmaceutical products in specialised stores
  • Retail sale of medical and orthopaedic articles in specialised stores
  • Retail sale of pet food and pet supplies
  • Food retailing on stalls and markets (although markets themselves might not be allowed by local decree)
  • Sale by vending machines and other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets
  • Hotels and similar accommodation
  • Tourist and other short-term accommodation where it constitutes a regular place of residence for the persons living there
  • Campgrounds and parks for caravans or recreational vehicles where they are a regular place of residence for the persons living there
  • Rental and leasing of other machinery, equipment and property
  • Rental and leasing of agricultural machinery and equipment
  • Rental and leasing of construction machinery and equipment
  • Activities of labour placement agencies
  • Activities of temporary employment agencies
  • Repair of computers and personal and household goods
  • Repair of computers and communication equipment
  • Repair of computers and peripheral equipment
  • Repair of communication equipment
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning
  • Wholesale Laundry and Dry Cleaners
  • Retail Laundry and Dry Cleaning
  • Funeral Services
  • Financial and insurance activities

►Information: Entertainment

TF1, France Télévisions, M6 and the encrypted channel Canal + are now working together in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Like a dozen other media groups (the four operators Bouygues Telecom, Free, Orange and SFR, the Pathé and Gaumont studios, the production company Réservoir Prod, Brut, etc.), all have joined Mediawan’s initiative.

This French audiovisual production giant, which owns 24 companies – including those behind the series “Les Bracelets rouges”, “Dix pour cent”, “Alice Nevers” – has decided to launch a free television channel for the duration of the lockdown. Called #Alamaison, it will be inaugurated this Monday. Every day between 7 a.m. and midnight, it will offer only cultural and educational content, for young and old alike.

►Information: As usual more to come during the day if available


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Nostalgia: Paris as you never experienced it before (Video)

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The film was made in a single take, on an open road (in the middle of real car traffic), without any preparation, authorization or guards, early in the morning. My friends and I attempted a few times to do the same but we had to admit defeat.

☠️ The dreaded daily statistics 💀

► International Statistics: Top 10 countries according to the deaths count.

Saturday April 4th 

Rate of healing in the UK is still going down only showing at 0,38% yesterday

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Friday April 3rd

Frightening is the rate of healing in the UK only showing at 0,42%, although I am not really sure what it means exactly.

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► Percentage increase of deaths from one day to the other: 

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► Regional Statistics: Occitanie & Aude  

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► Statistics: Percentage of cases by country v population (1.000 cases or more only)

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