The closure of borders linked to the fight against Covid-19 is impacting the daily lives of the 170,000 cross-border workers in the region. The point with Frontaliers Grand Est and the European Consumer Centre (ECC).
The Chinese coronavirus is progressing in France with 1,412 confirmed cases, 286 more than yesterday and 25 deaths. In the Grand Est region there were 310 confirmed cases (+48 in 24 hours) and 4 deaths. Stock markets are collapsing.
Where’s Chen? This has been the question for a month now for the family of Chinese freelance journalist Chen Qiushi, who was arrested on 6 February 2020 for covering the coronavirus crisis in the city of Wuhan. Reporters Without Borders condemns the Chinese authorities’ attitude.
With two weeks to go before the first round of municipal elections, the executive could let go of the ballast on pension reform, too busy managing two more worrying issues: the coronavirus epidemic and the risk of destabilising the economy.