COVID-19 in Paris March 2020 news
The latest news about COVID-19 in Paris concerns law measures against people who go out without any reason. The lockdown fine in Paris now goes up to € 3750. Also, there is the risk to go to jail for those who repeatedly go out without proper self-certification. Also, from now on, only half of the transports that usually circulate will be functioning regularly. On Day 2, the lockdown fine could have been from 38 to 135 euros but recidivists make it flow to a huge price!
The situation in France is very complex, as in other countries. That is because not everyone agrees on the mandatory closure of everything. The State Council in France has refused to decree total confinement of the nation even if there are so many harsher measures to contain the spreading of the virus. Even the bigger companies are trying to do something to fight COVID-19 in Paris and all over the world. Amazon only authorizes deliveries for vitals. Fnac, Darty, and CDiscount decided to favor vital deliveries too. This makes you think about how much is important to stay home if even the biggest companies decide to earn less!
COVID-19 in Paris, March 2020 updates
20 March 2020 update
Since Tuesday, March 17, France and Paris are locked down for 2 weeks. But this is only the starting measures to fight COVID-19 spreading. According to the World Health Organization, it may be necessary to prolong this closure. France is at stage 3 of the pandemic. That means that the lockdown may last 4 weeks or more. Staying at home as long as you can is the most important thing you can do right now.
The Coronavirus lockdown does not only refer to Paris. The surroundings of the city and many other places all over France are locked too. The French government is doing all in its power to contain the virus spreading.
Another important news is that public transit in Paris and all its regions are disrupted. On March 19, RATP announced that only 50% of the metro will work. Also, buses, tramways, and RERs will be working at 50%.
What is important to note down also is that the access to parks and the Seine is strictly forbidden! Even if all the world is aware of the Coronavirus situation in France and all the other countries, too many people are continuing to fill the roads.
18 and 19 March 2020
Since this week, the Coronavirus spreading in France and Paris locked all people in their homes. That means that the latest news is about the increasing number of cases and fees for those who break the rules. People can still go out to go to work and to buy necessities. That is why markets, bakeries, and grocery stores remain open 7 days a week. Of course, pharmacies are open too. People who will go out for unjustified reasons risk to pay a 135 € fee.
The Ile de France region stood an emergency found of 10-million euros to pay all the expenses due to the COVID-19 situation.
To face the COVID-19 emergency in Paris, the town hall provided 500.000 facemasks to health caregivers, nurses, and doctors. Also, municipal public baths will be open, and the homeless will be set in gymnasiums.
16 and 17 March 2020
The number of Coronavirus infected in Paris is increasing day by day as in all other countries of the world. By today, hospitalized people are more than 500. 123 of them are in intensive care.
COVID-19 new measures in France states that people should not leave their homes except to go to work or for sanitary emergencies. And, to do so, it is necessary to have a self-certification. Otherwise, the fee varies from 38 to 135 euros. People can still go out for workouts but maintaining a safe distance from the others.
Until now, people in France undervalued the real danger of the virus. But, even if you are young and you don’t have any symptoms, you may be incubating it already and infect your darlings. COVID-19 is not “like having the flu”, stay safe!!!
If you are already in Paris, take all the precautions you need to protect yourself. If you are not in Paris yet, you may have trouble with your flight. Control every stage you have to make to come to Paris, to be sure you won’t be blocked anywhere.
9 and 10 March 2020
Coronavirus in France is now epidemy as in other Countries. It does not concern just l’Oise, Haut-Rhin, Ajaccio, and Montpellier anymore. Infected are 2876, and 61 people are dead.
The regions of France where Coronavirus is spreading are Grand Est (587 cases), l’Ile-de-France (532 cases), l’Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes (264 cases), les Hauts-de-France (263 cases), and la Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (165 cases). That is why the French government strongly recommends staying home, especially in cases of fever, headache, cough, sore throat.
The latest data states that in the Ile-de-France region there are 532 cases. 80 of which are in Paris.
France is now under the alarm of Coronavirus spreading, after Italy. The last updated data report that in France COVID-19 infected 1191 people. The number of deaths is 21. These are just the anticipation of the coronavirus epidemic in France, and Paris.
People must be aware of this pandemic situation, and that is why health safety measures forbid to stay in more than 1000 people in a closed space.
But, what about the Coronavirus in Paris updates? On 11 March 2020, the infected in Ile-de-France is 243 people. Anyway, this does not mean that everyone is from Ile-de-France. These data refer to people who just are in the region these days.
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