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Corona crisis: France reports a sad peak in new infections

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The corona numbers in France are skyrocketing. The country reports a sad record of new infections.

  • In France rise the Corona– Case numbers drastically.
  • The government decides one Health emergency.
  • Valid from Saturday (October 17th, 2020) Curfews with very few exceptions.

Update from Sunday, October 18, 2020, 9:35 a.m .: The Corona-Location in France continues to come to a head. Germany’s neighboring country reports 32,427 new infections with the Coronavirus – more than ever before, a sad one Peak value. The corona situation in France has been worsening for weeks. The in Paris and eight other larger cities one night Curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. At this time, people are only allowed out if there is a valid reason. The health authorities also reported on Saturday 90 more dead. More than 33,000 people have been linked to a disease in the country since the pandemic began Covid-19-Erkankung died.

France is fighting the corona crisis.

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Corona crisis in France: 25,000 new infections – partial lockdown begins

+++ 10:35 p.m .: In view of the skyrocketing numbers of new corona infections France in the Partial lockdown. From the weekend, people in Paris and eight other Corona hotspots will no longer be allowed to leave their homes between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Prime Minister Jean Castex rejected exceptions for the cultural sector on Friday. In the French border area with Germany, the classification as Risk area for unrest.

“Everyone has to be at home by 9 p.m.,” Prime Minister Castex said to the new ones Curfews for the metropolitan areas of Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Rouen, Saint-Etienne, Grenoble, Toulouse and Montpellier. There are exceptions for trips to work, medical reasons, walking a dog or caring for a loved one. Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said this would cost the economy less than a nationwide lockdown.

France: Again over 25,000 new corona infections

France reported more than on Friday evening 25,000 new corona infections within one day, the day before, there were even more than 30,000. The number of corona deaths rose by 122 on Friday to a total of 33,303 since the pandemic began.

Update from Friday, October 16, 2020, 2:50 p.m .: The number of new infections with the Coronavirus in France continues to rise dramatically. The government therefore decided in several French cities Curfews, which should apply from Saturday (October 17th, 2020). After some politicians called for the ban on visits to cultural events – such as going to the cinema – to be lifted, the Prime Minister spoke up Jean Castex now clearly against such exceptions.

“For the rules to be accepted, they have to be the same for everyone,” stressed Castex. Only people who go to work or come from work are from the Curfew except. Exceptions also apply for people who have to look after relatives or go out with their pets.

Prime Minister Jean Castex speaks out against exceptions to the curfew in France

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Corona in France: More than 30,000 new infections within 24 hours

Update from Thursday, October 15, 2020, 9:24 p.m .: In France are more than 30,000 new ones within 24 hours for the first time Corona infections been registered. The health authority reported 30,621 newly recorded infections in the evening. There was a new peak value within a day since the start of the large-scale corona testing in France. In addition, there were a good 1200 new cases that had to be brought to hospitals. The Ministry of Health announced. The number of corona deaths rose by 88 to a total of 33,125 since the pandemic began.

The corona situation in France has been worsening for weeks. The government therefore had the on Wednesday Reintroduction of the health emergency announced from this Saturday on. In several French cities, including Paris, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Saturday Curfews. In addition, private celebrations such as weddings in ballrooms or other public places are no longer allowed nationwide. Around 12,000 police officers are to be deployed to monitor the curfews in the metropolises.

Germany declares mainland France to be a risk area

The German federal government has also reacted to the rapid increase in corona cases in neighboring France: The entire French mainland as well as the entire Netherlands have now become Risk area explained. Malta, northern Portugal, parts of Poland and Sweden and the Italian regions of Campania and Liguria are also affected, as the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced in Berlin on Thursday. The classification therefore comes into effect on Saturday night.

This is the first time since spring that the French border region Grand Est with Alsace, Lorraine and the Champagne-Ardenne administrative district as risk areas.

Corona crisis: France imposes curfews again

Update from Wednesday, October 14th, 2020, 8:21 pm: Because of the massive increasing corona numbers, France is imposing curfews for the first time since spring. In Paris and eight other major cities, citizens will no longer be allowed to leave the house from the weekend between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., as President Emmanuel Macron announced on television on Wednesday evening. The situation is “worrying,” stressed Macron.

Update from Wednesday, October 14th, 2020, 7.30 p.m .: In the fight against rising Corona numbers the health emergency will be reintroduced in France this Saturday. The government announced on Wednesday Paris after a cabinet meeting with. The state of emergency in the health sector provides a legal framework for restrictions, which ultimately can also include curfews.

Corona crisis in Paris comes to a head: metropolis before drastic measures

+++ 22.55 p.m .: In France is the number of new infections with the Coronavirus rose again to more than 10,000. The health authorities reported 12,845 new infections within 24 hours in the evening. On Tuesday, only a good 8,000 new infections were registered – that was only half of the high of more than 16,000 last week.

The French authorities are also concerned about the increasing number of Corona patients in intensive care units: Nationwide, 135 new patients were admitted within 24 hours, according to the health authority. This means that there are currently more than 1230 patients in intensive care units in France. At the height of the pandemic in the spring, it was more than 7,000.

Over 30,000 Covid-19 deaths in France

According to the information, 64 people died within 24 hours in France Covid-19. The number of deaths rose to 31,956.

First report from 09/30/2020, 2.31 p.m .: Paris – In Paris the Coronavirus– The number of cases increases, the situation continues to deteriorate. According to the city administration on Wednesday, the highest warning level could soon be declared in the French capital. In France, this only applies in the metropolitan area of ​​the Mediterranean city of Marseille.

Corona in France: Drastic measures in Paris are imminent

Deputy Mayor Anne Souyris told Franceinfo that two of the three criteria for the highest Corona-Warning level are in Paris fulfilled: The number of new infections is more than 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 100 cases among older people. The third criterion of 30 percent utilization of the intensive care beds in the hospitals has also almost been achieved.

According to the deputy mayor, all bars and restaurants are in the process of being closed Paris possibly just before. This Corona-Measure has already been imposed in the greater Marseille and Aix-en-Provence area. However, not all operators adhere to the regulations there, as a video shows.

Corona in France: fitness studios in Paris already closed

In Paris have had bars since Monday (28.09.2020) because of the current Corona-Close situation at 10 p.m. In addition, fitness studios remain closed and gatherings of more than ten people in public spaces are no longer allowed.

In whole France According to the health authority, a good 8,000 were on Tuesday evening (29.09.2020) Corona– New infections registered within 24 hours – only half of the high of more than 16,000 last week.

However, the authorities are concerned about the increasing number of admissions to intensive care units: nationwide, 815 new patients were admitted within a week. This means that almost 1200 people are currently in emergency rooms in France, at the height of the Corona-Pandemie in the spring it was around 7,500.

Corona crisis in France: Macron warns of the current situation

Emmanuel Macron warned urgently about the current situation and asked the population to Coronavirus to take seriously. “Wash your hands. Wear your mask. Keep your distance, “he wrote on the short message service Twitter. “Our seniors are more at risk and more exposed to the virus. We have to be particularly careful together. ”Nevertheless, a way must be found how France can live with the virus. (tvd / afp)

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