February 25 On the morning of the 24th local time, the Elysee Palace of the French President’s Palace held a pandemic prevention committee.
Government spokesman Gabriel Atal said at a subsequent press conference that France’s pandemic data is deteriorating and further measures will be taken if the situation requires.
According to AFP, Gabriel Attal said that the incidence rate of four regions (diagnoses per 100,000 inhabitants per week) in Paris, Haute-France, Grand Est, and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur-Côte d’Azur are worrying, and the situation in about a dozen provinces is of great concern. ,
rapid and vigorous measures are needed.
According to BFM TV, the incidence rate in 14 provinces of France currently exceeds the warning threshold of 250 cases: 313.6 cases in the Seine-Saint-Denis department of Paris, 300.8 cases in Paris, 297.2 cases in the Marne department, 279.9 cases in the Seine-Marne department, and 274.8 cases in the department of Val-Val-Val-Oise , 255 cases in Esonne; 349.1 cases in Calais, Haute-France Region, 300.5 cases in Noir, 294.7 cases in Somme, 262.3 cases in Waz; 312.2 cases in Moselle, Great Eastern Region; Alpes-Maritime 5 in Provence-Alpes-Coast-Merre 91.9 cases, 333.2 cases in the Estuary of Rhône and 314.1 cases in Val.
On the afternoon of the 24th, French Minister of Health Olivier Ouéin announced that Noel Province would impose a weekend blockade on Dunkirk and Haut-Flanders from the 26th.
The new regulations involved about 250,000 residents. Olivier Weiland also requested to close the local shopping center of more than 5,000 square meters.
The 10 shopping centers involved could only engage in “online shopping, offline pick-up” business. For commercial institutions under 5,000 square meters, the customer service must be set at 15 square meters per person.
In addition, masks must be worn in local densely populated areas (in areas with a vehicle speed limit of less than 50 kilometers), and the sale and drinking on public roads are prohibited throughout Noor Province.
The incidence rate in Dunkirk has exceeded 900 cases, more than four times the national average.
The local health care system is nearly saturated, and 61 patients have been transferred to hospitals in other regions.
Olivier Weiland said that an additional 16,700 doses of coronavirus vaccine would be allocated locally.
This follows the French government having allocated additional vaccines for the province of Moselle and has launched a weekend lockdown in the Alps-sur-Mer.
Olivier Weilan stressed that whether it is Moselle, Alpes-Maritime or Dunkirk, “we will take responsible action wherever we need it.”
As of the afternoon of the 24th, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in France reached 3,661,410, and 31,519 new cases were added in 24 hours, breaking the record for the increase in patients since mid-November 2020.