CEMAC zone: recession could reach 6% according to BEAC

All the indicators are certainly not red. But most of the economic indicators in the six countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) are already found the Monetary Policy Committee (CPM) of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) at the end of the second annual session on June 24, 2020 in Yaoundé.

Analyzing the situation in Central Africa, it emerges that in the short and medium terms, the CEMAC zone is affected by the health crisis and the fall in the prices of the main export products. "

"In the first half of 2020, the revival of productive activities was slowed down in the sub-region by the disruption of supply circuits for imported products as well as by the restrictive measures adopted by the various governments to contain the effects of the pandemic. Although it is premature for the moment to fully grasp the impact of COVID-19 on national economies, it is already anticipated during this first semester a drop in production as well as a det…

The crazy idea of a city in Andalusia to disinfect its beach | Spain

A municipality in the Spanish province of Cadiz had the bad idea of ​​pouring bleach on a beach. A danger to health and the environment. Authorities at the Spanish resort of Zahara de los Atunes near Cadiz last week sprayed bleach on a beach to protect children from coronavirus, the Guardian reported on April 28. More than two kilometers of sand were "disinfected" a day before Spain allowed children to come out of confinement for the first time. A decision that revolted environmental activists. "It's totally absurd. The beach is a living ecosystem. And when you spray it with bleach, you kill everything you meet," was indignant at the columns of Guardian María Dolores Iglesias Benítez, president of 'a local association of environmental activists, which decided to file a complaint against the authorities.
 
The crazy idea of a city in Andalusia to disinfect its beach

Environmentalists are particularly concerned about wildlife. "Beach fumigation with bleach in the middle of the bird breeding season or during the development of the invertebrate network that will support coastal fishing ... is not one of Trump's ideas. going to Zahara de los Atunes ", was indignant for his part Greenpeace Spain, on Twitter.


Faced with the outcry caused by this disinfection, a municipal official made his mea-culpa. "I admit it was a mistake. But it was done with the best of intentions," said Agustín Conejo on Canal Sur. According to the newspaper El Pais, the Andalusian regional government plans, for its part, to impose a fine on the municipality of Zahara de los Atunes.