According to the information published on its website on the evening of the 3rd, due to technical problems, about 400,000 test results could not be entered, so the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in France could not be announced on the 3rd. The previous day, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in France exceeded 4.74 million.
As of the 3rd, in the past 24 hours, France has 213 new COVID-19 deaths, with a total of 96,493 deaths and a total of 5,273 severe patients. France has now become the country with the largest number of confirmed cases after the United States, Brazil and India.
Due to the worsening epidemic, France began to implement the third blockade measure for four weeks on the 3rd local time. The main contents include that people can travel within 10 kilometers around their residence during the day without time limit, imposing a curfew from 19 o’clock every day, requiring people to work remotely as much as possible, and closing all non-essential commercial facilities.
In addition, starting from April 5, French kindergartens and primary schools will be closed for three weeks, and secondary schools will be closed for four weeks. The university will continue to implement the one-day weekly attendance rule.
Because this weekend is a traditional French holiday, the French government has relaxed restrictions on people traveling across regions, and many people take advantage of this opportunity to travel to other regions. Non-essential cross-regional travel will be banned until the end of the April 5 holiday.
In order to ensure that people abide by the relevant provisions such as wearing masks in public places and gathering no more than six outdoors during the lockdown period, many places in France have sent additional patrol police from the 3rd.
In the worst-hit Paris region, the Paris police station sent 6,600 policemen and gendarmerie to enforce the law on the same day. In an announcement issued by the Paris Police Department, it said that it would focus on investigating secret gatherings.