More than 17% of coronavirus tests in Ile-de-France, the Paris region, “are positive, it is a figure we had never achieved”. This was stated by the director of the Regional Health Agency, Aurélien Rousseau. On the other side of the Channel, in England, there are more people hospitalized for Covid-19 than before the adoption of the lockdown in March.
“Today at Paris, in people between 20 and 30 years, we have over 800 positive cases out of 100 thousand, the alert threshold is 50. These figures increase very rapidly among the elderly. It means that there is a transition between generations “, Rousseau underlined. England, on the other hand, there has been a sharp increase in hospitalizations among over 65, in particular among the over 85.
The prime minister’s appeal to the French -: “Be in solidarity” “We are in a strong second wave. If we see that health indicators deteriorate a lot, we can take additional measures”. said the French premier, Jean Castex. “I solemnly ask the French for an act of solidarity: with respect to our most vulnerable compatriots, of course, but also towards the health personnel and all hospital staff”, he later wrote on Twitter.
Gb, three levels of alert and related restrictions In Great Britain, which is at “a critical point” in the management of the pandemic, there is expectation for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to announce a new three-tier warning system for England. “It is absolutely vital that everyone follows the guidelines we have established for containing the virus,” said a spokesperson for Number 10 Downing Street. The plan is expected to indicate low risk areas, which will be included in level 1, in which only national containment rules will be applied, such as the rule of six (i.e. the maximum number of people gathered or at table), the closing at 10pm for pubs and restaurants and the rules on masks and social distancing.
Level 2 will also include bans on home visits and indoor meetings. At the third level, the highest alert level, in which the areas of Merseyside, Manchester and Newcastle will be inserted, the bars and pubs will be forced to close completely, the restaurants will have to close by 10 pm, while total stop at gyms and betting places . According to government sources, however, Liverpool restaurants may be allowed to remain open, but there seems to be no agreement on the issue. The rules could come into effect as early as Wednesday.
China, tests for 9 million people in Qingdao China, meanwhile, has launched a five-day campaign to complete mass testing for Covid-19 on the more than 9 million residents of the port city of Qingdao in the eastern province of Shandong. The decision was made after 9 new coronavirus cases were ascertained on Sunday. The infections have been linked at Qingdao Chest Hospital, according to a statement from the Municipal Health Commission.