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US News France has adopted the most severe sanitary measures in Europe

13:15  29 october  2020
13:15  29 october  2020 Source:   europe1.fr

Coronavirus. Reconfinement, a measure that is spreading in Europe

 Coronavirus. Reconfinement, a measure that is spreading in Europe © Tiziana FABI / AFP A large part of European countries have opted for the reconfinement of their population in the face of the progression of the new coronavirus. Faced with the rebound of the novel coronavirus epidemic in Europe, like France, the majority of countries are taking drastic measures to try to control the contamination.

The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures , also known as the SPS Agreement or just SPS, is an international treaty of the World Trade Organization (WTO). It was negotiated during the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)

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En imposant un confinement à partir de vendredi, la France fait figure de pays le plus strict d'Europe. Mais l'épidémie met l'ensemble du continent sous pression et force l'ensemble des Etats à raffermir leur politique. En Allemagne, un confinement allégé a par exemple été décidé, alors que le cap des 10.000 contaminations par jour est dépassé. © STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP By imposing confinement from Friday, France appears to be the strictest country in Europe. But the epidemic is putting the whole continent under pressure and forcing all states to strengthen their policies. In Germany, for example, reduced containment was decided, while the milestone of 10,000 contaminations per day has been exceeded.

The measures announced by Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday evening, intended to counter the coronavirus epidemic, are quite simply the harshest in Europe imposed on an entire country. The only exception: Ireland, which has adopted similar measures with a travel limit of 5 kilometers around the home, but schools still open. In other European countries and even if the health situation is comparable to that of France, we have not yet resolved to impose a re-containment.

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Sanitary and phytosanitary measures , by their very nature, may result in restrictions on trade. All governments accept the fact that some trade restrictions may be necessary to ensure food safety and animal and plant health protection. However, governments are sometimes pressured to go beyond

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures are measures to protect humans, animals, and plants from diseases, pests, or contaminants. The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures is one of the final documents approved at the conclusion of the Uruguay

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In Switzerland for example, the contamination rates are a little higher but the government only announced the closure of the bars at 11 pm and the ban on gatherings of more than 10 people.

In Belgium , the most affected country in Europe with the Czech Republic, everyone is free to move around until 10 pm, and all businesses remain open.

In Spain , no confinement either, just a curfew and geographical restrictions.

While that in the Netherlands , an example of supposed severity cited by Emmanuel Macron, there is no confinement or curfew.

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But this situation could quickly change, as the epidemic wave accelerates in Europe. Thus, Germany is preparing to establish light confinement, with the closure of restaurants and sports and cultural institutions, from Monday and for one month. Schools and businesses that enforce physical distancing will be able to remain open. "We need strict and difficult measures. We must reduce our contacts", warned Chancellor Angela Merkel. In fact, new infections recently exceeded 10,000. A record 14,714 was even reached on Saturday.

Macron asks Putin for a “strengthening” of anti-terrorism cooperation .
© Gerard Julien / Pool via REUTERS Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Poutine, at the fort of Bregançon, in the south of France, on August 19, 2019. The French president spoke on Tuesday to his Russian counterpart and "wished for a strengthening of Franco-Russian cooperation in the fight against terrorism and illegal immigration", after the assassination of Samuel Paty, on October 16, by a young Russian man of Chechen origin.

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