Second COVID wave ‘highly likely’ to hit France this year, scientists say

first_img“It is highly likely that we will experience a second epidemic wave this autumn or winter,” it said, adding that if people failed to respect social distancing rules, it could not rule out a return of the epidemic as soon as this summer.The warning comes after the head of the German doctors’ union said Germany was already contending with a second wave and risked squandering its early success by flouting social distancing rules.French authorities have already started to tighten public hygiene rules, with cities such as Lille and Nice ordering people to wear masks in busy pedestrian streets.France has reported 3,376 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the last three days and the number of people being treated in ICUs for the disease has started to creep higher.President Emmanuel Macron, on holiday at in his summer residence of Bregançon on the Mediterranean coast, is expected to travel to the port city of Toulon later in the day to meet social workers looking after older people. Topics : A second wave of the coronavirus epidemic is “highly likely” to hit France in the autumn or winter, the government’s top scientific body warned on Tuesday, as authorities seek to contain an increase in new cases over the past two weeks.After strict lockdown measures pushed down infection rates, many European countries are now watching numbers creep back up, a consequence of easing curbs to try to limit economic damage and greater social mixing in the holiday season.”The situation is precarious and we could at any moment tip into a scenario that is less under control, like in Spain,” the French scientific committee said in a statement published by the health ministry.last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard has partial tear in left shoulder

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Leonard sustained the injury during the Spurs’ 103-89 win Friday over the Phoenix Suns.“It’s too bad because he was starting to get back into form a little bit after playing a couple of games,” Popovich told reporters gathered.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe game against the Suns was just Leonard’s eighth appearance of the season after missing the first 27 games with right quadriceps tendinopathy.Leonard had 21 points and three rebounds in 29 minutes against Phoenix. LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) scores as Phoenix Suns center Alex Len (21) and guard Devin Booker (1) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 103-89. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)PORTLAND, Ore. — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says forward Kawhi Leonard has a partial tear in his left shoulder.Popovich revealed the injury Sunday before San Antonio’s game against the Trail Blazers. It was not immediately known how serious or extensive the tear is.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Kings escape Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READlast_img read more