Guest of the radio RTL on Thursday 2 July, the minister of Solidarity, Health and Olivier Veran, said : "In France, we identify more than 200 clusters from the déconfinement. But, for ten consecutive weeks, the number of cases is reduced, and we have all the indicators that show that the situation is controlled, the price of a policy extremely offensive tests, isolation, contact tracing. And then the effort asked to the French ", with respect gestures barriers.
According to Olivier Véran, "there has been no community spread from a cluster, that is to say that the areas of activity of the virus remain confined to specific places" for ten weeks and the end of containment. Therefore, unlike Germany, for example, who had to reconfiner a part of its population due to a focus of infection localized in a slaughterhouse, "we have not had need to have recourse to this measure" in metropolitan France, the minister may specify. However, it had to be the case in Guyana, with " of the restrictions of the opening of public places ".
test before going on vacation
The minister also said that the French can be tested free of charge if they have a doubt before going on vacation, for example. It also encourages them to use the application StopCovid. In the event of a rebound of the epidemic, at the beginning of classes in particular, " we have prepared a plan (...) so as to avoid at any price to return to a solution of containment generalized : a protection of the most fragile people, protection in the long-term care facilities, a stronger policy of testing, contact tracing... ".
Regarding the long-term care facilities, " there has been an excess mortality related to the Covid that we have measured and we have data from the Insee ( ... ), which show that the excess mortality expected in France, including long-term care Facility, over the period of the epidemic, is no higher than the figures announced. We are 10 000 victims related to the Covid in the long-term care facilities ", says Olivier Véran.
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