A new case of contamination with the coronavirus was detected in the National Assembly, which brings to three the number of confirmed cases in the parliament, and six people are currently being treated for screening, announced on Saturday the President of the National Assembly. The new confirmed case concerns LREM deputy for Haute-Garonne Elisabeth Toutut-Picard who announced in a press release that she had been detected positive for coronavirus on March 6. She was released from hospital on Saturday and will be confined for 14 days to her home.
The President of the National Assembly announced Thursday that another deputy and an employee of the institution had tested positive for coronavirus. According to Alsatian media, the deputy concerned is Jean-Luc Reitzer, deputy Les Republicains du Haut-Rhin. On Saturday, the President of the National Assembly said that six people are currently being taken in by the health services for screening, including five deputies and an agent. The health assessment related to the new coronavirus increased on Saturday in France where 16 deaths and 949 cases are now listed, which marks a marked acceleration of the spread of the virus in the country.