PARIS – New COVID-19 measures

53 departments have now exceeded the alert threshold, French Health Minister Olivier Véran told a COVID-19 press conference which will now become a weekly event.

In order to “maintain our social [and] economic life,” local measures will be taken, access to tests will be prioritised and restrictions for children in school will be adapted, Véran said.

Meanwhile, the prefects of the Lyon and Nice regions will have to present “by Saturday” new local measures “to stop the circulation of the virus and limit its impact on the health system,” he said.

(Anne Damiani, EURACTIV.FR)

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