February 1st, local time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in France exceeded 3.2 million. French President Macron called on Europe to speed up coronavirus vaccination on the same day.
According to the epidemic data released by the French Ministry of Health that night, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in France on the first day exceeded 3.2 million, reaching 31,461, and the cumulative number of deaths is now 76,512.
The number of coronavirus hospitalized patients in France is now 27,914, an increase of 301 over the previous day; the number of severe patients is now 3,228, an increase of 70 over the previous day.
Macron called on Europe to speed up coronavirus vaccination when he met with visiting Serbian President Vučić in Paris on the 1st.
Macron said it was an ongoing “speed race” against the virus, and Europe must be “more efficient” on related issues.
Macron also said that he had a consensus with German Chancellor Merkel and European Commission President von der Leyen on vaccination-related issues.
He said that France will continue to work on the progress of vaccination in the coming weeks and months.
The French Ministry of Health said on the evening of the 1st that 1537,000 people in France have been vaccinated with at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine, of which 47,137 have been vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
Despite the current shortage of vaccine supply, French officials are still trying to ensure that the vaccination progress is carried out as planned.
From the 1st, French shopping malls will implement epidemic prevention measures such as strengthening the restriction of flow of people and strengthening the safe distance of shopping.
The reporter saw in Paris that some shopping places that strictly abide by the epidemic prevention regulations indicate the maximum number of customers that can be accommodated through billboards, real-time customer flow and other information.
French officials said that if shopping malls do not comply with the relevant epidemic prevention regulations, they will be punished.
French Minister of Economy and Finance Le Maier said on the 1st that the official decision to close non-food shopping malls covering more than 20,000 square meters will lead to an increase in monthly public financial expenditure by 500 million euros.
He also warned that if a restaurant forcibly opens in violation of epidemic prevention regulations, it will be deprived of Solidarity Fund assistance for one month, and permanently if it violates regulations repeatedly.