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“Living in a Ghost Town” New Rolling Stones single storms the iTunes Chart

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The new Rolling Stones song climbed to number one on the German iTunes charts the day after its release.

“Living in a Ghost Town” is the band’s first single in eight years. It also reached number one on the iTunes charts in the United States – more than 40 years after “Miss You” was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in 1982 . In his new song, singer Mick Jagger describes a place that was once filled with drums, trumpets and saxophones and is now quiet and lonely. Appropriately, the video for the song shows recordings of deserted cities.

Jagger said that he wrote the song before the corona pandemic and the exit restrictions. That was “one of those crazy coincidences”. However, he added the line “Life was so beautiful – Then we all got locked down” later when he and guitarist Keith Richards worked on the recordings in lockdown.

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Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada has died after Corona Infection

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He made a career only with his first name: Kenzo. He founded his world-famous fashion and cosmetics company in Paris in 1970 but sadly today Kenzo died at the age of 81 as a result of a Covid-19 infection.

Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada died at the age of 81 after being infected with the coronavirus. According to his spokesman, the designer died in a hospital in Paris. With the label Kenzo, which he founded in the French capital in 1970, he became famous worldwide.

“What a designer,” wrote Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Twitter. Kenzo gave a place to color and light in fashion and Paris mourned one of his sons.

Kenzo was the first Japanese fashion designer to settle in Paris and gain a foothold there. He was born in 1939 in a village near Himeji. His career in the fashion industry began as a stylist in a Tokyo department store chain. He came to France in 1965 and only a few years later he had his first major success with his “Jungle Jap” collection.

Colorful and unusual

Fashion shows followed in all major metropolises – one of them took place in 1977 in the legendary New York nightclub Studio 54. Kenzo was best known for its colorful collections and unusual patterns. As early as 1993 he sold his brand to the French luxury group LVMH of the billionaire Bernard Arnault and in 1999 he announced his withdrawal from the company in order to devote himself more to his family.

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Coronavirus apparently reached France last year

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The Corona virus apparently reached France much earlier than previously known. When evaluating old patient samples, the virus was detected in a sample from December 27, 2019, explained Yves Cohen, intensive care doctor of the Parise clinic group Avicenne Jean-Verdier to the broadcaster BFM TV.

So far, it was assumed that the first positive test in France was on January 24th but a sample was taken from a man who showed symptoms and was ill for more than 15 days, however where he got infected was unclear, however the man’s wife worked alongside a sushi stand, close to colleagues of Chinese origin, Cohen said. It was not clear whether those colleagues had traveled to China, and the local health authority should investigate, he said. “We’re wondering whether she was asymptomatic,” he said.

According to the latest findings, it proofs that China lied to the international community and covered up the Pandemic with person to person transmission taking place in early December 2019.

In the Corona crisis, the French holiday season is already being questioned by the French government. Health Minister Olivier Véran told the newspaper “Le Parisien” that he did not know whether the beaches could open again and at this moment he would not book a plane ticket personally and he responded to questions whether the French could go on summer vacation.

Tourism is an important economic factor in the country and in summer, many foreigners also come to popular holiday regions such as the Brittany, Corsica or the Côte d’Azur.

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Already eleven Corona Infections at the Pope’s Swiss Guard

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In the Vatican, seven other members of the pope’s Swiss Guard tested positive for the corona virus . This increased the number of demonstrably infected guardsmen to eleven, as the Swiss Guard announced on Thursday. All infected people had been isolated, the message said. The brightly uniformed guards protect Pope Francis and his residence.

A major corona outbreak among the guards could therefore also be dangerous for the Pope, 83 years of age belongs to the risk group. The Argentinean pope had part of his right lung removed at the age of 21 due to severe pneumonia but he is considered relatively healthy for his age.

The Catholic media platform “Vatican News” reported in early October that the guardsmen had been asked to “be careful when dealing with the Pope” because of Corona. Face mask and social distancing are required, however a young man who was interviewed about his recruit swearing in (October 4th) said that Francis had already shaken his hand.

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