France Struggles To Halt The Spread Of Covid-19

17 Mars, 2020, 00:41 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Movement restrictions grow as governments try to curb coronavirus

France has more than 5,700 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 136 deaths across the country.

In Britain, the death toll almost doubled from the day before to 21, and the number of people infected rose to over 1100.

"We must now do everything to delay, to slow down, to clip the curve of this epidemic".

"I have decided on the closure until further notice from midnight of places that receive the public that are non-essential to the life of the country". Restaurants, and cafes - staples of French culture - will need to close, along with cinemas and nightclubs.

He was speaking at a news conference after the public health authority said 91 people had died in France and nearly 4,500 were now infected.

As cases of Covid-19 continue to surge in major European countries, officials in France are now said to be struggling to contain the virus.

"Our objective is to protect you".

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'I am conscious of the efforts and sacrifices that we are asking, but I have faith that the French people will have the capacity to overcome this serious moment, ' Philippe said.

"I have chose to close all non-indispensable locations", he said, adding that exceptions to the shop ban would include food stores, pharmacies, and petrol stations.

The French army and police would enforce the ban, which would be introduced by emergency decree and include a 6pm curfew, said the presidential source.

Places of worship will stay open but all services and ceremonies will have to be postponed, he said.

France is the latest country to prevent coronavirus.

A French health official says warnings to stay home in the coronavirus pandemic are in some cases falling on deaf ears while noting that the virus hasn't just been posing a risk to seniors. Spain announced they will be going on lockdown. Ireland, Denmark, and Germany are all preparing for lockdowns.

The new restrictions come on top of an announcement on Friday that all creches, schools and universities would remain closed indefinitely, and gatherings of more than 100 people are banned.

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