The coronavirus changes the sports calendar. Italy, a country extremely affected in Europe, and in which football is sacred, had to decide that all matches in Series A will be played at eight close. In addition, the Barcelona Marathon scheduled for March 15 has been postponed to October 25 for the reason that many of the participants have come from regions affected by the epidemic. On the other hand, Africa remains serene, confident and does not dramatize, insofar as the continent has not been too much hit until now. As for the Olympic Games, the Japanese government is working to keep the date from July 24 to August 9. It should be remembered that in Japan there are almost 1000 cases of coronavirus.
Art and Culture
European government measures have been put into action to try to reduce the proliferation of the coronavirus. To do this, the confined spaces gathering a large mass of people like museums, theaters, cinemas, and who close their doors to avoid any cross-contamination. Consequently, cultural and artistic activity is at half mast. In addition, lovers of the seventh art attend fewer and fewer cinemas, which has led some film distributors to postpone the release dates of their films. This is the case of “Miss” by Ruben Alvès, “Rocks” by Sarah Gavron, “Dying can wait” for the new James Bond, and “Pinocchio and the Daronne. Many writers and readers who enthusiastically awaited the opening of the Paris Book Fair – Porte de Versailles, a priori scheduled from March 20 to 23, 2020 will not be held this year for public health reasons.
Oil prices have plummeted, which will have dire consequences for the global economy. China, which holds 12% of gasoline demand worldwide, should see its demand for oil drop by around 90,000 barrels per day compared to 2019, according to the central scenario of the International Agency of energy unveiled this Monday. Saudi Arabia has moved unilaterally towards lowering its delivery prices, due to the failure of OPEC and Russia, to agree on cuts in production: Faced with the economic difficulties generated by During the coronavirus epidemic, the ministers of the oil cartel had tried to reach an agreement with the other oil-producing countries to reduce production and maintain crude prices. However, Russia, the world’s second-largest non-OPEC oil producer, opposed further cuts of 1.5 million barrels a day.