France expands curfew areas in response to second wave of Coronavirus, the French government has decided to expand the curfew area.
Castel held an epidemic briefing with several ministers in the Prime Minister’s Office that afternoon. He said that France is “experiencing the second wave of epidemics.”
The diagnosis rate in the last 7 days has reached 251 per 100,000 people, an increase of 40% over the previous cycle, and the number of new confirmed cases has doubled in 15 days.
Castel said that following the curfew in Île-de-France and other places that began on the 17th, the government decided to expand the curfew area from 0:00 on the 24th and will implement another 6-week curfew on 38 provinces and French Polynesia.
It is forbidden to go out from 21 o’clock to 6 o’clock the next day. Special reasons need to bring a certificate of going out.
He said that “the next few weeks will be very difficult,” the death toll will continue to increase, and the medical system is facing severe challenges. If the epidemic continues to worsen, it cannot be ruled out that more stringent measures will be taken.
French Health Minister Véran said that France will increase the number of intensive care beds to 7,700 within 15 days, and the number of virus tests will increase from 1.1 million per week to 1.6 million per week.
French Minister of Culture Bachelot said that the government will provide 115 million euros in assistance to the performance industry and theaters affected by the epidemic and curfew.
According to statistics from the French health department, as of the afternoon of the 22nd, France had newly confirmed 41,622 cases within 24 hours, with a total of 999,043 confirmed cases and a total of 34,210 deaths.
In the last 7 days, 10,166 new patients were admitted to the hospital, of which 1,627 patients received treatment in the intensive care unit.