France has nearly 1.2 million confirmed cases, Macron will announce new measures to curb the epidemic

(Fighting new crown pneumonia) France has nearly 1.2 million confirmed cases, Macron will announce new measures to curb the worsening of the epidemic

China News Agency, Paris, October 27th (Reporter Li Yang) On the 27th local time, the total number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in France was close to 1.2 million. French President Macron will announce on the 28th new measures aimed at curbing the deterioration of the epidemic.

    Data map: Students from a university in Paris wear masks to class.

According to official epidemic data released that night, the number of newly confirmed cases in France rose to more than 30,000 in a single day on the 27th, reaching 33,417. The total number of confirmed cases officially confirmed in France was close to 1.2 million on that day, reaching 1198,695. The number of deaths from new coronary pneumonia in France is now 35541, with 523 new deaths.

The number of inpatients with the new crown in France increased to 18,978 on the 27th, an increase of 1,194 from the previous day; the number of severely ill patients is now 2,918, an increase of 148 from the previous day. The number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients in the Greater Paris area has risen to 4657 on the 27th, of which 818 are critically ill patients, and the bed occupancy rate in the intensive care unit has reached 73%.

French President Macron will re-deliver a national televised speech at 8 pm on the 28th and will announce new measures to curb the deterioration of the epidemic. Macron presided over a meeting of the French National Defense Committee on the 27th and 28th to study measures to deal with the epidemic.

French Prime Minister Castel held a meeting with the leaders of French political parties on the evening of the 27th and announced that he was prepared to debate and vote on relevant epidemic prevention measures in the French National Assembly on the 29th. Castel said that strengthening epidemic prevention measures is essential to combat the epidemic.

The new measures to be taken by the French government are still under discussion. The currently considered plans include extending the curfew, closing the city on weekends, and partially closing the city. Strict control measures throughout the law are also under consideration. Some French officials said that the virus is now spreading everywhere, so it is necessary to immediately formulate overall national anti-epidemic measures.

In addition to conventional epidemic prevention measures, France currently mainly implements a curfew to curb the further spread of the virus. French officials have expanded the curfew area to 54 provinces, involving 46 million people in France. The curfew period is from 9 pm to 6 am the next morning, and the curfew lasts at least 6 weeks. Some people in the French government believe that curfew measures alone are no longer sufficient to curb the deterioration of the epidemic. “People will not change epidemic prevention habits because of curfews.” (Finish)

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