Coronavirus: gatherings over 100 people banned in Paris

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Published on 13 March 2020 at 13h27 · Updated on 13 March 2020 at 13h37
Because of the new Coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announces a new measure this Friday March 13, 2020: from now on, gatherings over 100 people are banned. The authorities have not clarified if it was only in confined spaces. A precaution that leads to the cancelling of some events and a lifestyle change in Paris.

The world pandemic and the outbreak of the new coronavirus lead to new health measures in France. This Friday March 13, 2020 Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has announced a new health measure, from now on, all gatherings over 100 people are banned in France. The day after announcing to close schools in France starting next Monday, this decision has consequences on the organization of many events in Paris and in France.

No clarification has been made between the interdiction of gatherings in the open air and those in confined spaces. All week long, announces have followed one another to fight against the threat. The day before, on Thursday March 12, 2020, President Emmanuel Macron shared new measures as an answer to the coronavirus epidemic.The City of Paris and the RATP have revealed the preventive measures in order to limit the virus spread.

This announce already leads to the cancellation of some events in the Paris region: Paris half-marathon will not take place and the Agricultural Show is closing a day earlier. Today, 2876 cases have been reported in France and 61 people have died of COVID-19. Since this Friday March 13, 2020 the country has moved to a new stage, the one preceding the general containment of the country.

With this new safety measure, the government hopes to slow the propagation of the virus down and delay or even avoid the third stage, a stage considering the virus has actively spreading over the country. An “relentless” thread has qualified by health authorities.

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