France ends health emergency and still retains some control measures
China News Agency, Paris, July 11 (Reporter Li Yang) France ended the state of health emergency on the 11th local time, and still retains some control measures to continue to respond to the COVID-19 epidemic.
According to the official French news, the state of health emergency ended on the 11th. It is still necessary to wear masks to ride the French public transportation system. This measure may remain effective until November. In places where virus transmission is on the rise, officials may take limited temporary control measures.
According to the regulations, public places such as restaurants, cafes and bars must continue to maintain the current epidemic prevention and hygiene arrangements; currently the fairs and exhibitions will not be held, and the nightclubs are still closed. The French government will conduct a new assessment of the epidemic in the near future to determine when the above activities and venues can return to normal.
The end of the health emergency means the further relaxation of some control measures. From the 11th, the French people will be allowed to ride inland river vessels. As for maritime navigation within Europe, French officials are required to continue consultations with other countries. From the 11th, the French stadium and racetrack were allowed to reopen, but the number of spectators on the scene was still limited to no more than 5,000. In the future, French officials will adjust the number of people according to changes in the epidemic situation.
However, the outbreaks in the French overseas province of Mayotte and French Guiana are still not under control. The French government announced on the 11th that flights between Mayotte and French Guiana and the rest of France will stop operating on the same day until further notice.
According to the latest data from the French Ministry of Health, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in French Guiana continues to rise, while in Mayotte, the number of confirmed cases has begun to decline, but the spread of New Coronavirus has not yet been controlled. Several control measures in these two regions are still in effect.
France officially entered a state of health emergency on March 24, originally scheduled for two months. The French government decided in early May to extend the state of health emergency for another two months. The French parliament then voted to approve the extension of the health emergency until July 10. Despite the end of the health emergency, the new coronavirus is still spreading in France, with more than 30,000 deaths from COVID-19 in France. French officials urged the public to continue to be vigilant about the epidemic. (End)