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"The situation is serious in France wherevirus is extremely high, Prime Minister said Thursday. The virus is accelerating, we must anticipate more." This is why from midnight on Saturday, and for a period of six weeks, the curfew, introduced from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., will be extended to 38 new departments, announced the tenant of Matignon. In total, 54 departments and an overseas collectivity, French Polynesia, will be fully affected by the measure, i.e. 46 million French people. Find the list of departments concerned further down in this article.
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| The progression of the epidemic has led us to extend the curfew measures to 38 new departments and an overseas community.
In these territories, the curfew will apply from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
These rules will come into effect as of midnight Friday.- Jean Castex (@JeanCASTEX)
According to the Prime Minister, the incidence rate, i.e. the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants, increased by 40% in one week, reaching 251 in the national territory. And the reproduction rate of the virus induces a doubling of the number of cases every two weeks.Towards a hardening of measures if the epidemic is not contained
"The coming weeks will be hard, hospital services will be put to the test and the number of deaths will increase", Jean Castex warned again before affirming : "The month of November will be trying."
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According to him, the first statistics of the curfew will not be known until next week and the government will then evolve we must maintain or tighten the measures taken. The latter will be "much harder" if the epidemic is not contained, insisted Jean Castex.
Jean Castex welcomed the fact that the French respected a "very restrictive" device: since Saturday, there have been 32,033 checks in the areas concerned and only 4,777 fines for non-compliance with the curfew.List of the 54 departments affected by the curfew: Ain Hautes-Alpes Alpes-Maritimes Ardèche Ardennes Ariège Aube Aveyron Bouches-du-Rhône Calvados Corse-du-Sud Haute-Corse Côte-d'Or Drôme Gard Haute-Garonne Hérault Ille-et-Vilaine Indre-et-Loire Isère Jura Loire Haute-Loire Loiret Lozère Maine-et-Loire Marne Meurthe-et-Moselle Nord Oise Pas-de-Calais Puy-de-Dôme Pyrénées-Atlantiques Hautes-Pyrénées-Orientales Bas-Rhin - Strasbourg Rhône Saône-et-Loire Savoie Haute-Savoie Paris Seine-Maritime Seine-et-Marne Yvelines Tarn Tarn-et-Garonne Var Vaucluse Haute-Vienne Essonne Hauts-de-Seine Seine – Saint-Denis Val-de -Marne Val-d'Oise
We must add to this list an overseas community: French Polynesia.
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