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RiskWatcher COVID-19 – Alerts on May 14th, 2020


Risk&Co keeps you informed of the evolution of the world health situation and the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find a short summary of the main health alerts compiled from our RiskWatcher platform.

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1. UNITED STATES: New York – Re-opening of certain businesses

The governor of New York State announced the easing of the trade restriction effective May 15th, 2020.
Certain businesses will be allowed to reopen in the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier and Mohawk Valley areas in 23 counties including the cities of Binghamton, Elmira and others.
As of May 14th, 2020, there were 338 000 cases of COVID-19 in New York State, including 21 845 deaths.


2. BELGIUM: Brussels – Gradual easing of restrictions

The local authorities presented the third phase of deconfinement from May 18th, 2020, allowing the resumption of certain activities.
Pupils in certain classes will be able to return to school. Museums, animal parks, certain historical monuments and hairdressing and beauty salons will also be able to reopen.
However, cafés and restaurants may not reopen before June 8th, 2020, at the earliest.
To date, Belgium has 53,981 cases of COVID-19 including 8,843 associated deaths.


3. JAPAN: Tokyo-  Lifting of the State of Emergency for 39 prefectures 

The Japanese government announced on May 11th, 2020, the possible lifting of the state of emergency for a large part of its prefectures.
Japan is expected to lift the state of emergency for 39 prefectures, while Tokyo is expected to maintain its restrictions until positive developments take place.
To date, 16 103 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the country, including 696 associated deaths, while 4 990 cases have been reported in Tokyo, including 196 deaths.


4. POLAND: Warsaw – Easing of restrictions

The local authorities announced on May 13th, 2020, the relaxation of restrictions.
Hair salons, cafés and restaurants will be allowed to reopen and young children will also be able to return to school from May 18th, 2020.
As a reminder, hotels, shopping centres and childcare centres have already been allowed to reopen.
To date, 17 204 COVID-19 cases, including 861 associated deaths, have been recorded in Poland.


5. CHAD: Pala – Restrictive measures

Local authorities have announced that motorcycle taxis are banned from May 12th to 22nd, 2020, in Pala, in the West Mayo-Kebbi region.
A curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. local time is also in effect in the region.
To date, there are 357 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 40 deaths.


6. IRAQ: Baghdad – New restrictions

The local authorities in Kurdistan announced on May 11th, 2020, that restrictions on inter-city and inter-regional travel will be extended in the governorates of Erbil, Suleimaniyah, Dohuk, Halabjah, Karmyan and Raprin administrative areas until May 18th, 2020.
Border crossings remain closed.
To date, the country has 2,913 confirmed cases of COVID -19, including 115 associated deaths.


7. AUSTRIA: Salzburg –  Extension of border controls 

On May 13th, 2020, authorities extended border control measures until May 31st, 2020.
The measures concern the borders with Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, while health checks will be carried out at the borders with Hungary and Slovenia.
To date, Austria has 15,997 cases of COVID-19, including 624 deaths.


8. ALLEMAGNE : Berlin – Réouverture des passages frontières

Le 13 mai 2020, les autorités allemandes ont annoncé un assouplissement des contrôles frontaliers à partir du 15 mai 2020 avant une ouverture complète le 15 juin 2020 si le nombre de cas de COVID-19 n’augmente pas.
Tous les points de passage frontaliers avec la France et la Suisse seront ouverts avec des contrôles aléatoires en place. Les voyages d’affaires et les visites familiales seront autorisés.
L’accès par toutes les autres frontières restera limité jusqu’à nouvel ordre.


9. TUNISIE : Tunis – Assouplissement des mesures de restrictions

Le 13 mai 2020, les autorités locales ont annoncé la réduction du couvre-feu nocturne, après trois jours consécutifs sans enregistrement de nouveaux cas de COVID-19.
Les heures du couvre-feu passeront de 20h à 6h à 23h à 5h (heure locale).
A ce jour, le pays compte cas 1 032 confirmés de COVID-19, dont 45 décès.


10. MONTENEGRO : Podgorica -Assouplissements des mesures de restrictions

Les autorités gouvernementales ont annoncé la levée de certaines restrictions à compter du 18 mai 2020.
Les transports publics terrestres et ferroviaires pourront notamment reprendre.
Le port du masque facial sera obligatoire dans les transports publics et privés.
À ce jour, le pays compte 324 cas confirmés de COVID-19, dont 9 décès.

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