December 29th local time, in response to the renewed tightening of the COVID-19 epidemic in eastern France, the French government held a health and defense conference to discuss countermeasures.
In an interview with the media that night, French Health Minister Veran said that the French government will continue to consult with local officials and health institutions to decide whether to advance the start of the curfew from 20 to 18 o’clock every night in some provinces with severe epidemics from January 2, 2021, and the possibility of re-lockdown is Temporarily excluded.
According to the news received by the reporter of the General Station from the French Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Health, a total of 20 provinces in eastern France have been included in the scope of observation, and the number of COVID-19 infections per 100,000 people in these provinces in the past seven days has exceeded 200.
It is understood that the French government will make a final decision on January 1 based on the changes in the epidemic data of these provinces in the next two days.
France’s coronavirus epidemic has been at a high platform period for the past three weeks, with an average of about 15,000 new confirmed cases in a single day, the daily number of new confirmed cases in hospitalizations has also remained at about 1,500, and the number of cases in intensive care units is in the range of 2,600 to 2,700.
From a geographical point of view, the severity of the epidemic has formed a trend of east-west bounds. The four regions from northeast to southeast far exceed other regions in terms of major epidemic indicators.