Entertainment Covid: festive gatherings of more than 30 people banned in Val-d'Oise

01:05  26 september  2020
01:05  26 september  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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The worrying rebound of the pandemic leads the prefect of Val-d'Oise to take new restrictive measures for the inhabitants of Val-d'Oise. "The virus at the origin of Covid-19 is circulating in an increasingly worrying manner throughout the Île-de-France and in particular in the Val-d'Oise", underlines this Friday evening Amaury de Saint-Quentin.

In this context, it prohibits festive and family gatherings of more than 30 people in all establishments open to the public (ERP), from Monday, at 8 am, for a period of 15 days. Thus, wedding parties, family reunions or between young people will have to be postponed. "The clusters which are developing today are within the family unit", specifies the prefecture.

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“The epidemiological indicators for monitoring Covid-19 continue to deteriorate sharply and rapidly in the department,” underlines Amaury de Saint-Quentin. In the past 24 hours, two people have died of Covid-19 in Val-d'Oise and the pressure on hospital services, especially in intensive care units, continues to increase. "

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Today, 25 beds out of the 58 available in Val-d'Oise are currently occupied by patients with Covid- 19. This represents an occupancy rate of over 40%. At the start of the week, ten new patients had been admitted to intensive care within two days.

According to the prefecture, almost all of the 58 intensive care beds are currently occupied by patients, with or without Covid 19. With this notable difference compared to last March that it is no longer possible to transfer patients in the region now to relieve the hospitals of Ile-de-France, as was able to do the hospital center of Pontoise.

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Events seen as potential clusters

The other key figures to assess the progress of the pandemic are still on the rise, and particularly worrying. The incidence rate (number of new contaminations reported to 100,000 inhabitants over a period of 7 days) which stood at 81.9 on September 9, has now reached 139.9. It is 68 among those over 65, the age group most vulnerable to the disease. The test positivity rate, which stood at 6.8 on September 9, is now 8.5.

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The new prefectural decree of Val-d'Oise was taken as an extension of the announcements made on September 23 by Olivier Véran, the Minister of Solidarity and Health. For the prefecture, these would be as many potential clusters. “These are likely to contribute to the acceleration of the spread of the virus. Indeed, the nature of these gatherings often makes it impossible to respect barrier gestures and physical distancing. »

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Authorized marriage ceremonies, not celebrations

She specifies that this measure does not however concern civil ceremonies in town halls and religious ceremonies in places of worship. “Other types of gatherings, such as associative or professional events, can be maintained, in strict compliance with the planned health rules, under the responsibility of the organizers. The measure also does not apply to restaurants or bars.

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At the same time, the prefecture of Val-d'Oise is continuing its policy of massive screening in order to contain the epidemic. It will set up two screening centers next week, which will be operational until the end of the year. The latter will be located for the first in the former premises of the Family Allowance Fund (CAF), in Cergy-Préfecture, for the second in Argenteuil.

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