September 23, 2021

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Direct – Corona virus: The decline in tourism will cost the world economy more than $ 4 trillion

The delta variation continues to worry many countries, while France starts this Wednesday, June 30th. Follow the evolution of the situation live.

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The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released on Wednesday said that the decline in international tourism due to the Covit-19 epidemic could cause a loss of more than $ 4 trillion in global GDP in 2020 and 2021, or more than one and a half times the French GDP.

“Globally, the impact of Covid-19 on international tourism has resulted in a loss of more than $ 4 trillion in GDP for the years 2020 and 2021 alone”, according to a report released in association with the United Nations Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Or one and a half times the GDP of France.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has fired several senior officials accused of causing a “serious incident” related to the Kovid-19 epidemic that Pyongyang has not yet acknowledged. Being in its territory. Kim told a Politburo meeting that the officers “caused a serious incident, which is a major threat to the security of the country and its people,” the official KCNA news agency was quoted as saying.

The company did not provide any details on the number of people fired or the charges against them, but Mr. Kim accused them of being “prey to selfishness and inaction.”

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