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

New outbreak at Verdun Hospital

The Verdun Hospital faces a new COVID-19 outbreak, when the virus managed to enter a zone. Thirteen patients hospitalized on the third floor (southern section) of the building have tested positive for coronavirus in the past few days. However, all of them had tested negative at the time of their admission.
New outbreak at Verdun Hospital

The outbreak was identified because the Verdun Hospital is now subjecting all of its patients to COVID-19 tests on a cyclical basis.

"It’s a very sneaky virus, we’ve seen it for weeks. It is an invisible enemy, which is transmitted very easily, "said Jean Nicolas Aubé, spokesman for the hospital, confirming the existence of the outbreak.

The 13 infected patients were referred to other hospitals or to a "hot" area of ​​the facility. There were no deaths among them as of this writing.

"Each case that is identified is a chain of transmission that is broken," said Aubé. "In a hospital, being able to identify these cases, to detect them, means that they will no longer be able to infect other people. "

Second hatching
The hospital had fought an initial outbreak in early April, when at least 40 people (including five doctors) had contracted the disease. They were in fact two simultaneous but different foci, each of which started with an asymptomatic doctor.

"It went very well, the staff worked in an exemplary manner, and we are certain that it will be the same for this second outbreak," said Jean Nicolas Aubé.

The Verdun Hospital is currently building an annex in a parking lot adjacent to its emergency room, where 36 people can wait for the result of their coronavirus infection test before entering the hospital. It should be ready by the end of the month.

"The infrastructure will prevent contamination with other users, visitors and employees of the hospital," said the press release announcing the construction. "This annex will function as a normal hospital unit with all the medical and protective equipment necessary to provide quality care in a safe environment. "