The situation is deteriorating in Île-de-France. In the area, the UK variant – 70% more transmissible than the historic strain – is now dominating. The Paris region experiences strong increase in the incidence rate and Île-de-France hospitals sound the alarm. As a new Health Defense Council is scheduled this Wednesday March 31, 2021, might Île-de-France see lockdown strengthened this week?
Covid: Defense Council this Wednesday June 2, 2021 about vaccinating adolescents and lifting lockdown
As the coronavirus epidemic seems to slow down in France, a new defense council is expected to gather this Wednesday June 2, 2021, to take a look at the 3rd lockdown exit phase and vaccinating during the summer vacation, adolescents included. What should be expected, then? [Read more]
Since March 20, 2021, the Paris area has been experiencing a softer lockdown: trips without derogatory trip certificates are allowed within a 10-km around your house without time limit. Furthermore, after moving to summertime, curfew has been postponed for one hour. Yet, gatherings over six people and outside are banned and could be fined. As for schools, they are still open, and for companies, working from home remains standard.
Lockdown in Paris and Île-de-France: what is allowed beyond 10km?
Paris and Île-de-France are experiencing another lockdown. From now on, outings beyond 10km from one’s home are subject to derogation. What can you do, then? Is it allowed to collect an order beyond this limit? Keep reading to find out more. [Read more]
Covid: gatherings over six people outdoors will be “fined”
As the government has unveiled a new communication campaign slogan “Dedans avec les miens, dehors en citoyen” (that could be translated into “Inside with my own, outside as a citizen”), Secretary of the Interior Gérald Darmanin demands prefects gatherings over six people outdoors to be “strictly fined” in the 16 departments subject to “curbing measures”, as well as anywhere else in the country. [Read more]
More and more people have been calling for strengthened measures and for good reason, as of March 27, 2021 all Île-de-France departments – excluding Hauts-de-Seine (507.3) display the highest incidence rates in France. At the top sits Seine-Saint-Denis with 777 cases for 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Val d’Oise with 774.8 cases for 100,00 inhabitants. Then come Seine-et-Marne (675.8), Val-de-Marne (664.3), Paris (575.1), Essonne (571.2), and Yvelines (542.7). Note the impacts of restrictions can only be assessed at least two weeks after being instated.
Paris and Île-de-France incidence rate as of Saturday 28 May 2022
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 Saturday 28 May 2022, based on data shared by CovidTracker and Data.gouv. [Read more]
A difficult period is coming up within Île-de-France hospitals. As 80% of the non-Covid activity is cancelled – in order to attend patients with severe coronavirus – AP-HP crisis directors affirm that within two weeks, they will be overwhelmed. For the first time in France, doctors might have to sort ICU Covid and non-Covid patients out. A situation leading to an increase in the death toll.
Coronavirus in Île-de-France: hospitals to be overwhelmed within two weeks, ICU patients to be sorted out?
Île-de-France coronavirus epidemic situation worsens. According to AP-HP crisis directors, the hospital pressure is such they might be overwhelmed within two weeks. Doctors then may have to sort ICU patients out. [Read more]
Coronavirus: younger sick hospitalized in ICU, clear increase in admissions
As the positive effect of vaccination starts being noticeable in nursing homes, more and more young people are hospitalized in intensive care units. There are even twice as many of patients under 50, and without comorbidities since January 2021. Over the past eight days, the phenomenon has been increasing, so much that the regional health authorities and the government are highly concerned. [Read more]
And what about schools? The increasing contamination toll in youth is also worrying. The health protocol in schools is to be reinforced: starting Monday March 29, 2021 in the 19 departments in lockdown, schools are to close as soon as one coronavirus case is proven. Île-de-France region president Valérie Pécresse urged to bring school break forward to try and curb the epidemic. a measure that is not considered so far. President Emmanuel Macron has reminded the general closure of schools can only occur as a last resort.
September 2021's school start: health protocol in schools, junior high schools, and high schools
What is the health protocol in schools, junior high schools, and high schools starting from September 2021? This July 28, 2021, the Minister of the National Education addressed the issue, unveiling the "health framework" instated in schooles and classes starting from Thursday September 2, when school starts again. Compulsory facemask indoor, classes closed only in elementary schools and vaccination non compulsory for teachers; keep reading to find out more. [Read more]