According to the statistics released by the French public health department on the 17th, France has 16,642 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 compared with the previous day, with a total of 2910,989 confirmed cases.
In order to prevent and control the epidemic, France extended the curfew from the 16th, and from the 18th, France also imposed stricter entry regulations for people outside EU member states.
What is the overall situation of the epidemic in France at present?
What other challenges are faced?
For the latest curfews, entry regulations, etc.
What do people think?
Let’s take a look together!
Extend the curfew and reduce the gathering of people. The daily life of the people has been affected to a certain extent.
The French government advanced the start of the curfew to 18:00, extending it by two hours.
This has a certain impact on people’s daily life: people must go home immediately after work.
Last Saturday, in Toulouse and Lyon, people went to supermarkets to hoard goods, and some small supermarkets were even out of stock.
To solve this problem, some French supermarkets choose to open from 7 to 8 o’clock, and the earliest even open at 6:30.
The French government said that the purpose of extending the curfew was to reduce social activities and crowding.
Popular support for stricter entry requirements
From the perspective of implementation, the surroundings of Paris are doing better, and the vast majority of people can do it as required.
In terms of the new entry regulations, in addition to the prohibition of entry for non-Schengen and non-EU personnel, entry personnel must also hold a negative test for COVID-19, and enter the country must be consciously quarantined for 7 days.
The French people now generally welcome this policy.
Experts call for vigilance against the spread of variant coronavirus.
The government said that it would not rule out another lockdown.
For the subsequent overall epidemic prevention and control, France’s biggest challenge is the variants of the novel coronavirus.
According to the assessment of France’s Supreme Scientific Council, if relevant measures are not taken, the variants virus will have a climax of transmission in March. The second challenge is that France has a large base for infection.
The French President said that if the situation continues to deteriorate, the possibility of continuing the lockdown will not be ruled out.
January 20 is an important time, and the French government will make another assessment of the situation and announce the follow-up policy.