Coronavirus in Paris latest news and measures to know
Here are the latest updates about Coronavirus in Paris situation. As in almost every corner of the world, Paris is fighting against the virus too.
To protect everyone, since March 2020, in Paris people are invited to stay at home as much as possible. Workout has been banished and entire areas of the city have been isolated. Schools and stores closed to minimize the risk of spreading Coronavirus. These conditions of isolation may be lifted up to May 11.
Once that it will be allowed to go out again, rules will be not the same as before. That is why it is important to keep you posted about hygiene and government measures for COVID-19 in Paris. Mandatory masks may not be the only news on the way.
Paris deconfinement breaking news
Last update 11 May 2020
Today May 11 starts deconfinement in Paris and in France. Here is some breaking news:
- Anne Hidalgo confirmed that washable facemasks will be given for free to each Parisian. People can take them to pharmacies.
- The 60 metro stations closed since March 17, 2020, are still closed. The transports situation will get better anyway since traffic will resume at 70% starting from today.
- On May 11, 2020, the Seine riverbanks, the Esplanade des Invalides and the Champs de Mars will reopen. People must still respect social distancing.
- Orly airport will open on June 26, 2020.
Last update, May 7, 2020
- France is studying a deconfinement plan to reopen. By now, RATP will resume 75% of its traffic from May 11, 2020. Also, the bicycle lane Tunnel de l’Etoilet is reopening.
- From May 11th, masks will be given for free in pharmacies in Paris. Anne Hidalgo gave her word: 500.000 surgical masks will be available to the most fragile people.
May 4 update
Sadly, numbers keep rising:
- In Paris, COVID-19 infected people at the hospital are 2392 while deaths have been 1466;
The Saint-Denis region reported 1447 people in hospitals and 385 deaths;
Haut-de-Seine counts 1759 people at the hospital and 869 deaths;
In Val-de-Marne deaths are 933 and infected people in hospitals are 1844;
In the Yvelines region, people at the hospital are 799, and 428 are deads;
The Val-d’Oise reports 570 deaths and 912 people at the hospital.
In Essonne, deaths are 417. At the hospital, people are 1181;
The Seine-et-Marne region reported 667 people at the hospital while deaths have been 490.
- Masks are now compulsory on transports.
- The lockdown will surely last ’till May 11.
29 April 2020 news
- Masks will be compulsory in pubic transports. Also, from May 11, there will be severe sanctions in case of non-respect of sanitary measures. The Minister of Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said to Europe 1 radio that there will surely be sanctions for those who won’t be the mask in public transports.
24 April 2020
- To prevent Coronavirus spreading, hand sanitizer distributors will soon be in many spots in Paris. Hand sanitizer will be in the most crowded squares of the city and in the municipal places.
- The Academy of Medicine asked to make anti-projection face masks mandatory in public space. That, to make sure that people are informed about all they can do to prevent the spreading of the COVID-19 epidemic in France.
- No supporters may cross the doors of France Stadium before Fall 2021. It is what the scientists recommend, even if the atmosphere in the world of soccer is already tense.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafés may not reopen before June 15. By now, the Minister of the Economy has not confirmed or denied anything yet.
20 April 2020 updates
- The mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo’s proposed to lift confinement to prevent Coronavirus spreading in Paris and in France. To do so, 2 million loth facemasks will be given for free to the people that are at higher risk such as seniors, people with chronic diseases, pregnant women.
- The president of the Ile-de-France region, Valérie Pécresse demanded facemasks to be mandatory in public transit, starting on May 11, 2020.
14 April update
- Paris and France’s lockdown is lifted to May 11, 2020. The French President Emmanuel Macron communicated that schools, restaurants, movie theatres, and museums will not reopen on May 11 anyway, since the reopening will happen gradually. The real priority is to open all the schools.
- News about cure for Coronavirus disease in Paris and France. Plasma transfusions are giving positive effects against COVID-19. This means that there is hope for people around the world, before the Coronavirus vaccine! Also, researches are studying all the aggravating factors such as obesity, tobacco, and age.
9 April 2020
- To prevent Coronavirus in Paris spreading, outdoor workouts are banned during the day. It is forbidden to work out from 10 am to 7 pm in 5 Ile-de-France departments. Seine-et-Mame, Yvelines, Haut-de-Seine, Val-d’Oise, and Val-de-Marne.
- The Paris and France lockdown to prevent Coronavirus spreading will be probably lifted in early May. This, according to the recommendations from the scientific committee head Jean-François Delfraissy.
- The studies for the vaccine against Coronavirus are going quicker than expected. Even if there are no results yet, researches are going forward.
7 April 2020 update
- According to the latest data, released on April 7, people who have died for COVID-19 in France are 8,911.
- Medical researches are going on. In France, it is available a new screening test that would make find more infected in a shorter time. Also, doctors are starting to studying blood plasma of patients that have survived COVID-19 in France.
- The Ministry of the Interior released an app to ease the self-certification process in Paris and all over France.
April 2 updates
The updates about Coronavirus in Paris and France follow various tracks.
- The number of infected people in Paris keeps rising. The verified numbers about Coronavirus in France states that 1100 people died because of Coronavirus. More than 600 cases happened in the Ile-de-France, the Paris region.
- Orly Airport shuts down until further notice. By now, all other flights are landing in Charles de Gaulle and Roissy Airports.
- Coronavirus spreading in France made necessary new measures for COVID-19 in Paris to apply. The first attentions are for health caregivers. They have priority in supermarkets that are still open. Also, heath caregivers can take advantage of Velib bicycles for free, in addition to free residential parking. All the other people must do their best to stay at home the more than they can.
And, why should anyone go out since everything except for supermarkets and pharmacies is closed? The rules are getting stricter day by day for those who decide to go out in every case.
- The latest news about Coronavirus in Paris concerns permission to go out. The France and Paris total lockdown will last until April 28, 2020. If you need to move around the city, keep always posted about the latest self-certification to avoid paying a huge fee. The latest certifications make sure that you are at a 1-kilometer distance from your place. Also, they should testify that you are far from home for a maximum of 1 hour.
- Coronavirus shuts down Disneyland Paris. In Disneyland, everything will be closed until the end of March since there were 3 cases of COVID-19 in the staff. Anyway, if you have already booked your stay in Disneyland for this year, you can ask for a refund. Usually, hotels in this area ask to rebook for a better time.
Going out without having a true necessity puts at risk your health and the others! Also, there is a very high fee for those who hang around without any reason, besides the risk of go to jail. If you need to go to a doctor, or you are going to the pharmacy or to buy some groceries, you need to print a self-certification to prove it.
Since it is very important to respect rules, the French government provided two types of self-certification to download. One is for temporary displacements, and the other is for work shifts. Download French government self-certification.
Don’t forget to consult the official sources.
If you are looking for official information about Coronavirus in France, and in Paris, I suggest taking a look at the webpage of the French government about Coronavirus. Also, you can call at 800 130 000, a free phone number that gives information about coronavirus. Plus, at 7 am, every day the ministry of health is takin a press conference to give the newest information and to answer questions.
To prevent coronavirus in Paris, and all over the world actually, there are a few basic measures to follow.
- Avoid greeting people staying too close. It is very important to maintain a certain social distance;
- Wash your hands carefully, and frequently! Remember to use soap or an alcohol-based sanitizer for hands;
- Always cough or sneeze into a paper. Remember to throwing it away right after its use. If you do not have a tissue, do it into the crook of your elbow.
If you have symptoms like fever, cough, or breathing problems, contact the SAMU by dialing 15. You will be in contact with the French emergency medical services. Or, you can call 112. If you would like to have information about coronavirus for free, call at 800 130 000.
To avoid creating confusion with all the news on one page, I am updating another post focused on traveling measures in Paris and France for COVID-19.