Prime Minister Jean Castex said after the cabinet meeting that the French government discussed in its meeting on Wednesday a bill calling for the lifting of the state of health emergency that ended on June 2.
The government is not asking Parliament to extend the declared state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic, but it is presenting a text Until October 31, it is still possible to restrict the movement of people and open shops, restaurants or cultural institutions if the epidemic situation requires it.
Night curfew, Currently in effect from 7 PM to 6 AM Automatically ends in early June.
The state of emergency declared by the government on March 23, 2020 was first extended by Parliament once until July 10, then again by the government on October 17, and at the government’s request, first by February 16, 2021 and then by June 1. Even extended. According to parliamentary sources, the bill, which provides for a “transitional regime” between June 2 and October 31, can be submitted to the National Assembly on May 10.
During the five-month period, the Prime Minister may issue a Restrictive Measures Decree
“For the benefit of public health and just to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19).”
The text also states that until October 31, the prime minister will be in one or more of the regionally designated regions, Declaration of a state of emergency for a maximum period of two months, But it only applies to less than 10 percent of the population. The Prime Minister may also order compulsory testing or certification of national borders.
According to the proposal, restrictions during the transitional period “can only be strictly imposed according to the degree of health risks” and “should be lifted immediately when no longer necessary.”
Jean Castex indicated at a press conference that Emmanuel Macron will present a timetable for the gradual elimination of the restrictions on Friday.
By Monday, primary school students were already able to return to school, but as the epidemic rates have improved but remain high, the government has so far been very cautious about easing restrictions. Starting next Monday, high school and high school students will be able to continue their education in personal attendance, and restrictions imposed that the French will only be able to move freely within ten kilometers from their place of residence will be lifted.
The government previously promised a lot of this sort Terraces of restaurants and museums, And shops that go beyond primary care It can be opened in mid-May.
“The epidemiological situation is improving at a steady pace: the number of cases per day has decreased from an average of 38,000 cases per week at the height of the third wave to 26,000 during the past seven days,” the prime minister said.
Jan Castex also indicated that by Wednesday night, 60 percent of those over the age of 60 will be vaccinated with at least one dose.
Incidentally, a 20 million dose of the vaccine was given in France on Tuesday, with 27 percent of the adult population receiving the first vaccine dose and 11 percent receiving the two doses.
The number of infected people requiring treatment in hospital is slowly decreasing, but the number of patients is still 30,000 times the number reported when the lockdown was eased due to previous waves of the epidemic. In the intensive care unit, the number of critically ill patients remained stable at 6,000 for two weeks. Since the outbreak began, more than 103,000 people have died from SARS-CoV-2. (MTI)