Deconfinement: protocol to respect for people tested positive for coronavirus

Published by Charlene S. · Published on 7 May 2020 at 18h45 · Updated on 8 May 2020 at 18h53
This Thursday May 7th Edouard Philippe presented the government’s deconfinement plan to French. Statements have been made as for people who tested positive for Covid-19? Discover the details of this protocol.

The latest deconfinement rules are set. Edouard Philippe presented live from Matignon the government’s deconfinement plan gradually starting from May 11, 2020. On this address, he was accompanied by several members of the government such as Elisabeth Borne for the Ecologic Transition, Olivier Véran for Health, Secretary of State Christophe Castaner and Bruno Le Maire for the Economy in order to talk about topics and answer questions as of the deconfinement modalities. Work, school, health, economy, a whole range of measures to complete the first announcements especially about what one should do if tested positive for coronavirus.

If you have symptoms, action must be taken. Don’t wait until it goes off, contact a doctorHealth Minister Olivier Véran says. “They will give you, if they think it is necessary, a testing kit refunded by the health insurance”. If this test is positive, you must be isolated “up to two days after symptoms are healed, that is to say eight to ten days” the Minister says. If the person contaminated shares a home with other people, they will have to be isolated in a room, avoid contact with the people inside and wear a facemask. Speaking of which, Olivier Véran said they will be available in pharmacies and taken care of by the health insurance at 100%.

Health recommendations implemented throughout confinement will continue in that case. Regularly air rooms, wash your hands regularly and avoid touching items that other people may touch, you should keep doing so. You will also have to disinfect areas often used if need be, such as doorknobs and cellphones. Lastly, the Health Minister said the protocol will also involve people who have been in contact with someone contaminated while they wait for a test in order not to spread the coronavirus epidemic.


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