La Libra, Facebook's digital currency, announced for 2021 in reduced format

The launch of Facebook's digital currency, Libra , could take place in 2021. The project may benefit from favorable factors in the global economy, but regulators will have to be convinced first.  Facebook could launch Libra, its digital currency in 2021, we learn from the British media Financial Times, which quotes people close to the process. The product is expected to arrive in a limited version, after the project has met with great aversion from regulators, including in the United States, the country where the headquarters of the social media management company are located. The stakeholder association behind this digital currency project is now planning to launch a single version of Libra that will itself be pegged to the dollar, at the rate of one unit of US currency for each Facebook digital currency . “The other forms of currencies will be deployed at a later stage,” the FT source added. The exact launch date will depend on when the project

France records its heaviest record since the start of the pandemic

France has recorded a total of 8,911 deaths since the end of January, or more than 833 deaths in 24 hours, the Minister of Health announced on Monday April 6. The coronavirus epidemic has killed 8,911 people since its start in France, including 833 in the past 24 hours, said Minister of Health Olivier Véran on Monday April 6, announcing a "vast plan" of screening in nursing homes. Of these additional deaths, 605 occurred in hospitals, the others in institutions for dependent elderly people (Ehpad) or in medico-social institutions, said the minister. The number of resuscitation patients in serious condition recorded its lowest net balance since the start of containment measures on March 17 with 94 more patients, but "we are not at the end of the epidemic ascent "warned the minister.
France records its heaviest record since the start of the pandemic

Olivier Véran also announced the launch of a "vast screening operation" for coronavirus in nursing homes, hard hit with at least 2,417 deaths recorded since the start of the epidemic in nursing homes and other medico-social establishments. . This involves "testing all residents and all staff from the appearance of the first confirmed case (...) within the establishment", which "will allow positive cases to be grouped within sectors dedicated within nursing homes to avoid contamination of other residents, "said the minister. He did not give more details, but indicated to have "met with Dominique Bussereau, president of the association of French departments, which assured me of the full and whole support of the departments to be able to carry out massive actions as of tomorrow in all establishments ".

Olivier Véran also called on the French not to be relaxed about the containment, which he considered "the visible impact (...) in the territories where the virus circulates a lot". But "it's not over" and "the pressure is still very strong, enormous on hospitals, that's why I say that confinement must continue (…) the time is right to stay with us and to continue this containment effort, "he insisted.