Spain sets grim new record with 832 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

The death toll from coronavirus in Spain surged over 5,600 on Saturday after a record 832 people died in 24 hours, and the number of infections soared over 72,000, the government said. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to … Read more Spain sets grim new record with 832 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Trump signs $2.2 trillion US stimulus package into law

President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 … Read more Trump signs $2.2 trillion US stimulus package into law

“Unless you’re Boris Johnson, you have to have very serious symptoms before anyone will test you.”

France 24 invited guests who made a case for standardizing testing and what counts as a coronavirus patient, in light of the fact that hardly anyone in the UK is being tested for the virus… except for Prime Minister Boris Johnson! In The World This Week, The Daily Beast foreign editor Christopher Dickey makes the … Read more “Unless you’re Boris Johnson, you have to have very serious symptoms before anyone will test you.”

Coronavirus Pandemic: South Africa three-week lockdown comes into effect

In tonight’s bulletin, we look at how Coronavirus is impacting the African continent. Our South Africa correspondent brings us the latest on the first day of the three-week lockdown in the country. Also, police in Uganda use force and fire bullets to stop public gatherings. And in DR Congo, our correspondents bring us a report … Read more Coronavirus Pandemic: South Africa three-week lockdown comes into effect

Coronavirus Pandemic: The politics of testing and confinement / The World This Week

From the confinement of the UK prime minister to the sudden lockdown of all of India, François Picard’s panel reflects on crisis management and the week that turned New York into an epicenter for the global Coronavirus pandemic. Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … Read more Coronavirus Pandemic: The politics of testing and confinement / The World This Week

Confinement, week #2: An empty Paris, police patrols and homemade face masks

In the first edition of our new show “Confinement”, FRANCE 24 reports on how France is coping with the coronavirus outbreak. The country has been under lockdown since March 17, but our team of reporters is continuing to inform you about this unprecedented situation. We bring you four reports showing how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the … Read more Confinement, week #2: An empty Paris, police patrols and homemade face masks

Culture in confinement

Welcome to this unusual episode of FRANCE 24’s culture show Encore! from presenter Eve Jackson’s cellar. Like half of the world, the team is in confinement in Paris but we still want to keep you up to date. So we’ve put together the reports we’ve made this week, starting with one about the death of … Read more Culture in confinement

Covid-19 – Trésor, care assistant in France: ‘Next week, it’s going to be more complicated’

Since the outbreak of the virus, home care has been designated a priority sector in France. And care assistants usually use 9 masks a week. But that is still short of the amount that experts say they should ideally be using to stay safe. Report by Yong Chim and James Wilson. Subscribe to France 24 … Read more Covid-19 – Trésor, care assistant in France: ‘Next week, it’s going to be more complicated’

India’s sudden lockdown proves brutal for many

China locked down Hubei province. In India, it was the entire nation. France 24’s Leela Jacinto bemoans the lack of planning and heavy-handed enforcement of the sudden decision out of Delhi in a special online edition of The World This Week. Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more India’s sudden lockdown proves brutal for many

Coronavirus – Russia: Putin declares non-working week

Russian President Putin announced on March 25 a national week off in Russia. There is a real change in the government rhetoric when it comes to dealing with the virus. Anastasiya Shapochkina, Sciences Po Paris lecturer on Europe and Russia geopolitics, explains. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the … Read more Coronavirus – Russia: Putin declares non-working week