This is a news released by the JDD this Sunday May 17, 2020: 25 clusters have been reported in France since containment exit has started. Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Occitanie, Pays-de-la-Loire and Ile-de-France have discovered 3 new clusters in 6 days only.
These new clusters broke out in different places. Among them, there is one in a city’s department, two hospitals – Saumur and Lannion -, two slaughterhouses (Saint-Brieuc and Fleury-les-Aubrais), as well as a junior high school in Chauvigny (Vienne), a home for young workers in Clamart (Hauts-de-Seine) and funerals at the Eglise-Neuve-de-Vergt (Dordogne).
The Health Minister also says a big new cluster in Guyana has been reported in Saint-Georges de l’Oyapock, as it was still confined given the high number of cases reported in the city (19 cases).
This week, Jean Castex has presented his re-containment plan with a 68-page report. "Here, for us to locally reconfine, it would need the number of cases per day to double up in comparison with what it is today".
As for Ile-de-France Regional Health Agency (ARS) director general Aurélien Rousseau, he explained this May 13th on Europe 1: “as soon as there is a small cluster, we must stop it”. He adds: “French are the first containment exit players, as they have been the confinement players and the exceptional results”.
For the record, France plans to perform 700,000 tests a week and as soon as a test comes back positive, health brigades will have to inform people who may have been in contact with the person infected and offer them a test, and if need be, ask them to self-isolate.