France’s confirmed cases approaching 1.9 million French Prime Minister said “city lockdown” measures will continue
On the 12th local time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in France approached 1.9 million. French Prime Minister Castel said that the country’s “cities lockdown” measures will continue for at least 15 days.
On October 30, local time, France formally implemented the second round of nationwide “city closures” for one month in response to the sharp rebound of Coronavirus pandemic. French officials will assess the pandemic every two weeks in the future.
According to the pandemic data released by the French Ministry of Health that evening, 33,172 new confirmed cases were added in a single day in France on the 12th, and the total number of confirmed cases reached 1898710. The number of deaths from new coronary pneumonia in France is 42960, with 425 new deaths.
The number of inpatients and critically ill patients with Coronavirus in France continues to increase. The number of hospitalized patients reached 32,683 on the 12th, an increase of 737 from the previous day; the number of severely ill patients is now 4,899, an increase of 96 from the previous day. The positive rate of virus testing is now 18.7%, and the number of cluster infections under investigation is 3698.
Castel held a press conference on the evening of the 12th to assess the pandemic situation in the country during the two weeks of “closing the city.” Castel said that the second wave of the pandemic was very serious, and the number of hospitalizations remained at a high level. 40% of critically ill patients were under 65 years old, and the medical system was still under tremendous pressure.
Castel said that the “closure of the city” measures will continue for at least 15 days. If the pandemic index can continue to decline in the near future, the control measures may be relaxed from December 1st. Stores can operate under the condition of ensuring sanitation and pandemic prevention measures, but high-risk places such as restaurants and bars are still unable to operate; but if the pandemic index deteriorates, then It is possible to strengthen control measures.
Regarding the question of how the Christmas holiday is generally concerned by the public, Castel reiterated that Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations cannot be carried out in the usual way, and large gatherings cannot be held. He emphasized that the public must now abide by the regulations, aimed at preparing for deregulation during the holidays.
French Minister of Health Vilan said on the same day that France has launched a vaccination program and is ready for vaccination. For this reason, officials have purchased 50 super refrigerators to store Coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer.