Coronavirus : Macron announces new Defense Council next week - The Point

The government will adopt new health measures, while the number of people diagnosed positive for the coronavirus has increased by more than 30 % in a week ? Emm

Coronavirus : Macron announces new Defense Council next week - The Point

The government will adopt new health measures, while the number of people diagnosed positive for the coronavirus has increased by more than 30 % in a week ? Emmanuel Macron, now in Lebanon after the explosion that has claimed more than a hundred deaths, announced on Thursday evening the holding of a new Council of Defence on the Covid-19 " next week ".

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The president of the Republic is also expressed on the wearing of masks compulsory in outside. "I recommend the greatest vigilance" and "when we can't keep the safety distances, putting on a mask," added the head of State, who said he is " vigilant and mobilized ". The mask became mandatory, even outside in the busiest areas of cities such as Toulouse, Tours or Saint-Tropez, the famous resort popular with the jet set on the French Riviera. Paris should next take similar measures.

7 565 new cases in a week

On the week of 27 July to 2 August, 7 565 persons have been tested positive in france, or +33 % compared to the previous week which had seen a jump in the number of cases (+57 %, with a 5-695). This increase in new cases the positive "is still higher than the increase in the number of patients tested" (+14 %, 505 945), emphasizes Public Health France.

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The balance sheet daily published on Thursday by the directorate-general of Health will be in the same direction : 1 604 confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, after 1 695 the day before, while this figure has crossed the bar of 1 000 since the end of July. According to public Health France, the positivity rate is also up (to 1.6 %, against 1.4 % the previous week on the mainland) on the week of 27 July to 2 August, as well as the incidence rate that exceeds the bar of the 10 positive cases per 100 000 inhabitants in france (11,6, compared to 8.7 in the previous week).

Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 18:33

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