What is the situation in Paris and Ile-de-France on Friday February 19 as new restrictions have been announced? Discover the latest data as for the Covid-19 epidemic and the latest news as for the Parisian area under the main news. In Île-de-France, and especially in Paris, indicators are rising.
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Coronavirus in Paris and Ile-de-France: 48 Covid deaths in 24h, 757 patients in ICU
Let us take a stock on the situation in Paris and Île-de-France. Discover the report about the Parisian region per department. This Thursday February 18, 2021, 48 deaths in 24h have been reported, and 757 patients are in ICU.
Coronavirus: Is curfew from 6 p.m. effective? More about the latest data
The coronavirus epidemic keeps on spreading in France and despite curfew from 6 p.m., another lockdown is more and more dreaded. Can it be prevented? It depends on the effectiveness of nationwide curfew that has been assessed. Here is what the latest data from Santé Publique France says.
Curfew: to be eased off after the school break? What doctors have to say
Curfew has been pulled forward to 6 p.m. since January 14, 2021 in mainland France. Even though the Covid-19 epidemic curve in French keeps on stagnating, and even started to decrease over the past few days, the government might decide to soften restrictions implemented by the end of the school break, namely early March 2021, epidemiologist Martin Balchier says. Yet, the threat of variants remains highly preoccupying.
Olivier Véran's latest press brief: the UK coronavirus variant may be found in 36% of cases
As the coronavirus epidemic keeps on spreading in France, Health Minister addressed the situation. He says the UK coronavirus variant may be found in 36% of coronavirus cases in the country.
Coronavirus: positive cases' quarantine enhanced to 10 days
During the press brief held on January 18, 2021, Health Minister Olivier Véran announced positive cases' quarantine is to be enhanced: it moves from 7 to 10 days.
Covid: a new variant found in the United-Kingdom has scientists worried
And what if a new Covid variant was making trouble in vaccination campaigns around the world…? In a report from the University of Edinburgh – released this Wednesday February 17 – scientists have said this new strain of the virus – similar to the already known UK variant – has been found in December in many countries, France included.
Covid: the epidemic not likely to end before the summer 2022, epidemiologist Didier Pittet assumes
When will the Coronavirus epidemic end? According to epidemiologist Didier Pittet, it is only starting the summer 2022 that “everything will be much easier”, adding the coming two months will be very tricky.
Curfew: the derogatory trip certificate past 6 p.m. to download and print
France is placed under curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. from January 16, 2020. Derogatory certificates are yet possible but limited. And whoever says curfew also says the return of the derogatory trip certificates: 3 certificates are available to help you prove the necessity of your trip. These documents are to print out, copy on paper or fill in on your smartphone including via the TousAntiCovid app.
Covid: UK variant found in over 37% of cases in Paris and Île-de-France
Covid-19 UK variant is now set in Paris and Île-de-France. According to the latest data, the UK mutation now represents over 37% of positive cases in the Ile-de-France area.
Covid: incidence rate map by departments in Paris and Île-de-France Thursday February 18, 2021
In France, the second epidemic wave keeps on spreading in many areas. Curfew has been brought forward to 6 p.m. since January 16, 2021 instead of 8 p.m. Health authorities have set the incidence rate per department as a determining criterion to know if measures should be made harder or easier. To make Île-de-France inhabitants’ life easier, here is the incidence rate map by departments in Paris and Île-de-France as of Thursday February 18, 2021, based on data shared by CovidTracker and Data.gouv. Ile-de-France average reaches 239 cases for 100,000 inhabitants on Thursday February 18, 2021.
Coronavirus in Paris-Île-de-France: faced with the third wave, the ARS calls for new measures
In Île-de-France, things are getting worst and suggest the third wave is coming. As the English variant is spreading in Île-de-France, the regional health agency - Agence Régionale de Santé or ARS - calls for new measures.
Coronavirus: alarming Covid symptoms and test
The coronavirus epidemic is hitting France, and if you have any doubts about the symptoms of this virus, here is everything you need to know and do in case of contamination if you happen to be in France.
Coronavirus: treatments and vaccines studied in the world
Let's take a stock on Covid-19 vaccines and treatments across the world. Where are the first vaccines at? Are they safe? When will they be made available? Are there effective Covid-19 treatments? What are the latest discoveries and breakthroughs performed by scientists?
Covid: Gabriel Attal's statements post February 17, 2021's Defense Council
As France keeps on fighting against the coronavirus epidemic, lockdown is not to be reinstated any time soon. Yet, government spokesman Gabriel Attal says that the French could pay a high price "any form of slackening".
Covid: when are things to get back to normal in France?
The coronavirus epidemic that has changed the world broke out almost a year ago in France. Many French are now exhausted and depressed. When will things go back to normal? When will cultural places reopen? How long are facemasks compulsory for? Keep reading to find out more.
Lockdown: no new restrictions considered by the government by the end of the winter break
As many people fear a 3rd lockdon in the coming days or weeks, and a new Health Defense Council is held this Wednesday, FranceInfo says the government is not considering additional restrictions by the end of the Winter break.
Covid: is a dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases in March in France to be feared?
The UK Covid variant keeps on spreading across France. According to Scientific Committee member Pr. Fontanet, "if we go on this way" then the UK variant "will become dominant from circa March 1" in the country. Furthermore, hospitals are urged to move to "crisis organization".
Covid: sniffer dogs soon to be used in Île-de-France to detect coronavirus?
What if sniffer dogs were the solution to help and detect Covid-19 positive cases? The Île-de-France region intends to launch an experiment this Wednesday February 17, 2021 in several Île-de-France areas. Here is more on the matter.
Curfew from 6 p.m. in France: how long for?
The French have swapped lockdown for curfew since mid-December. First set up between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the measure is pulled forward to 6 p.m. in mainland France starting this Saturday January 16, 2021... But how long for?
New health protocol in schools: closing depending on variant, masks and distancing
As coronavirus keeps on spreading throughout France and the threat of new variants puts more and more pressure on the government that wishes to prevent a new lockdown at all costs, the health protocol in school poses a challenge. Since Friday February 12, closing classes now depends on Covid variant. This modification makes the rules implemented even more bewildering, as they also include types of masks allowed and distancing in canteens. Here are the latest measures.
Covid-19: Institut Pasteur details the highest risk places of infections
Where are people the most infected with Covid-19, excluding their homes? A question Institut Pasteur's latest ComCor study tried to answer to.
Covid: shopping malls and department stores are wondering when they will be allowed to reopen
In order to curb the coronavirus epidemic in the country, French Prime Minister has decided to close all non-food shopping malls and department centers from January 31. This February 17, retailers’ federations are asking for more visibility with a reopening calendar, for instance.
Covid: a “filtering and decontaminating” mask designed by a French startup in partnership with scientists
Starting February 22, 2021, the general public can get the latest mask designed by BioSerenity in partnership with scientists from the Lille University Hospital, INSERM, and CNRS. A protection of a new kind that is said to be “able to block and kill viruses” found in aerosols.
Covid: Johnson & Johnson vaccine soon to be approved by the European Medicines Agency?
Is a new Covid vaccine soon to be marketed in Europe? The European Medicines Agency announced American laboratory Johnson & Johnson sought this Tuesday February 16 marketing authorization for their vaccine. A first before the vaccine is issued in Europe and in France.
Covid: museums and monuments to be the first cultural places to reopen, Roselyne Bachelot assures
This Monday February 8, 2021 invited on BFMTV, minister Roselyne Bachelot assured she was working on “reopening museums and monuments as soon as possible”, adding they will be the first cultural places to reopen when the health situation enables it.
Curfew: “no special treatment” for vacationers arriving past 6 p.m.
As the winter break has started for Zone A, ministry of the interior spokeswoman Camille Chaize said on February 7 on Europe 1 there will be “no special treatment” for vacation departures. Therefore, vacationers who will drive to destination must comply with curfew instated and make it before 6 p.m.
Covid: a new logo for cloth face-covers allowed to be sold
Starting March 1, 2021, a new logo will be displayed on cloth face-covers allowed to be sold. Goodbye “type 1 masks”, welcome “general public, >90% filtration” masks.
Coronavirus: towards “long-term Covid” recognition and care in France?
This is another step in the fight against coronavirus. A few days ago, Deputy Patricia Mirallès filed a draft report in order to recognize and take care of long-term Covid-19-related complications. This draft report will be discussed on February 17 at the National Assembly.
Covid: pharmacists are preparing to inoculate AstraZeneca vaccine
Good news amid the fight against Covid! This Monday February 1, government spokesman Gabriel Attal announced pharmacists will be allowed to administrate AstraZeneca vaccine once issued in France. Yet, it is not going yo happen right away. According to the president of the Union des Syndicats de Pharmaciens d'Officines, pharmacists will start vaccinating "probably starting from late February".
Cancelling the Covid debt is “unthinkable”, Christine Lagarde says
According to European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde, cancelling the Covid debt has required by a hundred economists is “unthinkable”. Lagarde also forecasts recovery of the European Union by mid-2021.
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