A bar in France. The French capital saw a boom in the Covid-19 case and was recently designated a “red zone”, with restrictions on public meetings and the sale of alcohol.
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Paris and its suburbs have been given a “maximum warning” on Monday as cases of coronavirus rise in the city.
Bars in the French capital will close on Tuesday as part of a new package of restrictions designed to prevent the spread of the virus, but according to France 24, restaurants will be allowed to remain open with “reinforced precautions”.
The special measures are scheduled by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo at 11.30am local time on Monday and will take effect from Tuesday. The news agency reported that the measures would last for 15 days. University halls should not be more than half full either.
If possible, Labor Minister Elizabeth Bourne urged people in the affected areas to work from home.
About 17,000 new cases were reported in France on Saturday and a further 12,565 infections were confirmed on Sunday. According to official public health informationThe total number of cases has been brought to 629,509, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Paris has been given a maximum warning as the Coride-19 incidence rate has exceeded 250 infections per 100,000 in the general population. Maximum warning is also triggered when the other two criteria are met – when the rate is above 100 per 100,000 people over the age of 65, and when at least 30% of beds in intensive care units are reserved for Covid-19 patients.
‘We love to drink’
France has moved to include a second wave of coronavirus cases that began to occur in August. France’s second-largest city, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and its environs, as well as the foreign territory of Guadalupe, have also been placed under the maximum warning protocol in the last two weeks.
“I don’t see any reason to ignore the seriousness of the situation,” said Relin Ross, head of the Paris regional health agency, who will be among the officials who announced the ban on Monday. “
In comments made on Sunday, Home Secretary Gerald Dermani said closing bars and cafes would be “tough” for the people.
“We are French, we love to drink, eat, live, laugh and kiss each other,” he told LCI and Europe 1 broadcasters on Sunday. “But we’re also doing this because people want us,” he added.
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