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US News Covid-19: Olivier Véran announces that Paris could spend Monday on "maximum alert"

23:10  01 october  2020
23:10  01 october  2020 Source:   lejdd.fr

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Paris et les départements de la petite couronne pourraient passer en zone d'alerte maximale pour l'épidémie de Covid-10 dès lundi si la progression de l'épidémie s'y confirme, a déclaré jeudi le ministre de la Santé, Olivier Véran. © Reuters

Paris and the departments of the inner suburbs could go into maximum alert zone for the Covid-10 epidemic from Monday if the progression of the epidemic is confirmed there, declared Thursday the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran.

Olivier Véran decided to wait. More or less, depending on the city. During his weekly press conference, the Minister of Health in fact reported on three different situations. At Paris and its inner suburbs, the three thresholds set by the government to pass into "maximum alert zone" have been exceeded, but only "for a few hours". The data will therefore be re-examined this Sunday for a possible strengthening of the restrictions as of Monday. Such a classification "will suppose that the inhabitants of Paris and the inner suburbs temporarily reduce their social interactions in a drastic way, in any case more important than what they already do: more family celebrations, more parties, total closure of bars ", recalled Olivier Véran.

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If Paris and its inner suburbs go on maximum alert "from Monday", the bars will then have to close completely. The restaurants could remain open, discussions will take place. On the other hand, family celebrations and parties will be prohibited ( @olivierveran ) pic.twitter.com/detYJ6Х-$Ux

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In Lille, Lyon, Grenoble , Toulouse and Saint-Etienne, the minister also noted a "deterioration" of the situation and mentioned a "very worrying" development. "If the measures put in place since last weekend do not produce enough effects on the epidemic situation, we could be led next week to place them under maximum alert zone". In these cities, it is therefore for the time being the status quo compared to the current situation. There is "no need, to date, to switch these metropolises into a zone of maximum alert".

Olivier Véran, on the other hand, evoked a beginning of improvement in certain cities, where "we are beginning to see a quiver, a beginning of improvement in the health plan, certainly timid". He cited "Bordeaux, Nice and even Marseille, even if, I will say it right away, the levels of circulation of the virus remain very high, too high, and that the health risks and hospital overload are still too much. important ". "It is an encouragement to continue, it is an encouragement to hold," he said. The minister will participate on Friday in a videoconference with local Marseille players to take stock of the situation.

Covid-19: Paris and the inner suburbs could go on maximum alert “from Monday” .
The capital will have to wait another three days to know whether or not it is affected by new health restrictions. During his long-awaited weekly press conference, on the resumption of force of the coronavirus epidemic, the Minister of Health announced on Thursday that Paris and the inner suburbs were in the hot seat, facing the specter of new measures , in particular by the total closure of bars and restaurants.

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