(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) France has confirmed more than 3.85 million cases, the Minister of Health supports Italy to control vaccine exports
China News Agency, Paris, March 5 (Reporter Li Yang) On the 5th local time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in France exceeded 3.85 million. On the same day, the French Minister of Health expressed his support for Italy to control the export of new crown vaccines.
The epidemic data released by the French Ministry of Health that night showed that France had 23,507 new confirmed cases on the 5th, with a total of 3,859,102 confirmed cases. The cumulative number of deaths is now 88,274, with 439 new deaths. There are now 24,765 inpatients with the new crown in France, and 3,680 in severe cases.
The Paris Region Health Bureau said on the 5th that the number of severely ill patients in the region has exceeded 900, and the medical system is under great pressure. The Health Bureau urges people in the Paris Region to minimize going out on weekends. Paris plans to take a series of new measures starting this weekend to curb the worsening of the epidemic.
French Health Minister Vilan expressed his support for Italy’s control of vaccine exports and believes that France “can do the same thing.” He stated that he is in close consultation with Italy and other EU countries on relevant issues. He emphasized that France has always supported the “common policy” adopted by the European Union on the vaccine issue.
Italian officials confirmed earlier that Italy has banned the export of 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Australia in accordance with the EU’s vaccine export supervision mechanism. This is considered to be the first time that EU member states have implemented vaccine export controls in accordance with relevant mechanisms, which has attracted great attention from the outside world.
France is seeking to accelerate the speed of vaccination, and vaccine supply has thus become a key link. The French government has ordered a large number of AstraZeneca vaccines. According to the latest French vaccination target announced by French Prime Minister Castel, 10 million people should be vaccinated in mid-April.
Weilan said that about 40% of the staff in the elderly care institutions and 30% of the staff in the health institutions have been vaccinated, but he believes that this is not enough. He issued an open letter on social media on the 5th, calling on all the staff of relevant institutions to be vaccinated as soon as possible.
Weiland continues to be cautious when it comes to reopening restaurants and bars and other dining venues. He said that he personally hopes to reopen the catering establishments around this summer, but the official cannot give a specific timetable at present. (Finish)