(COVID-19 WAR) More than 1.16 million confirmed cases in France officially consider measures such as early curfew start time
China News Agency, Paris, October 26 (Reporter Li Yang) On the 26th local time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in France exceeded 1.16 million. French officials are considering measures to advance the curfew start time and other measures to deal with the severe epidemic situation.
Data map: On August 10, 2020 local time, Paris, France officially implemented mandatory outdoor masks.
According to the epidemic data released that night, France had 26,771 newly confirmed cases in a single day on the 26th. The decrease in the number of newly confirmed cases was due to the rest of many testing agencies on Sunday. The total number of confirmed confirmed cases in France has exceeded 1.16 million on that day, reaching 1,165,278. The cumulative number of deaths in France has increased to 35018, with 257 new cases on the 26th.
The number of inpatients with the new crown in France increased to 17,784 on the 26th, an increase of 1,307 from the previous day; the number of severely ill patients is now 2,770, an increase of 186 from the previous day. The number of severely ill patients with new coronary disease in the Greater Paris area is 771, and as of the evening of the 26th, it has occupied nearly 69% of the local intensive care beds.
The chairman of the French scientific committee for the official response to the epidemic, Del Frasi, warned on the 26th that France is currently in a difficult and severe epidemic. The number of new diagnoses in a single day on the 25th exceeded 50,000, and the scientific committee estimated the actual number of new confirmed patients every day It may reach 100,000 cases. He also warned that the second wave of epidemics may be more severe than the first wave in spring.
French officials will meet intensively to discuss the current severe epidemic situation. French President Macron will host meetings of the French National Defense Committee on the 27th and 28th, and French Prime Minister Castel will host meetings of the leaders of French major political parties and representatives of parliament on the 27th and 28th, respectively, to discuss response measures to the epidemic .
French officials are currently considering three measures to strengthen the response to the epidemic, including: moving the curfew from the current 9 pm to 7 pm; implementing a “closed city” on weekends; and adopting a partial “closed city” in severely affected areas.
French public opinion believes that the most likely measure to be implemented in the short term is to advance the start of the curfew. But if it is implemented, it will mean that most of the economic activities in the curfew area at night will cease, so the official remains cautious. Delfrasi also suggested increasing the intensity of the curfew, such as extending the curfew time and expanding the curfew area. (Finish)