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October updates COVID-19 in Paris

latest update October 30

  • A few hours after the start of the new lockdown in France, at midnight of today, October 30, 2020, long queues were registered to leave Paris. Traffic jams have affected 700 kilometers of roads in the Ile-de-France region as of last night. According to French media, many Parisians have left the city to spend the lockdown in the countryside.


  • Under the new restrictions, it is forbidden to leave the house except for essential work or medical reasons.


  • Daily cases in France remind of April numbers. The latest data recorded 47,637 coronavirus infections and 250 deaths yesterday.


28 October

  • There still is the curfew, from 9 pm to 7 am. There are very few acceptable reasons to leave your accommodation in France during these hours. Some of them are linked to work or study, family reasons, administrative summons. One more reasonable case is to walk a pet outdoor within 1 km of residence and for a short time.


  • Groups of more than 6 people are forbidden, at least in public spaces.


  • Facemasks are still mandatory.


  • The latest data about infected people in France state that there have been +523 deaths and +33000 infections.


26 October

  • The last data released from the Agence Régionale de Santé report that in Ile-de-France deaths in total are 8690. By now, 67% of ICU is occupied.


  • The average of the age of infected people in France is 60.


  • There are now 21 clusters in Paris, and 49 in France.



23 October

  • COVID-19 continues to overwhelm France: infections are now more than 41.000 in 24 hours.


  • The curfew in Paris will be extended, and it will be from 9 pm to 6 am.


21 October

  • The curfew may be extended until December 1st if it becomes necessary after a check at the end of the one month period. Those who violate the curfew risk a fine of 135 euros, but the government has already decided on exemptions for those who work at night.


  • On the other hand, there are no restrictions on travel between French regions and cities and not even on public transport which will keep the timetables and night service unchanged for those traveling for work or for other needs.



19 October

  • According to the latest data, on October 16 there have been 25,086 infections and 122 deaths.


  • From October 17 for four weeks it will be forbidden to leave the house from 21 to 6 in the morning.


16 October

  • According to the last data, there have been 22.591 infected people in France, and 104.000 people died.


  • There will be a curfew in Paris and other cities in France. From 9 pm to 6 am, starting from Saturday. The measure is declared for 4 weeks, which can be extended until 1 December if it becomes necessary after a check at the end of the month.


14 October updates

  • The number of infected people in Paris is growing. ICU is 50% full, and the government is announcing several changes to face the spread of COVID-19.


  • In the past 24 hours, 96 more people died. On Saturday, the positive swabs were 11% of the total.


  • According to the French weekly magazine Le Point, the Parisian government is studying a curfew plan, on the model of Frankfurt and Berlin.


  • In addition, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the new version of the StopCovid app, modeled on the Italian Immuni app, which will be launched on October 22nd. The app helps keep track of infections.



12 October

  • In France, there are almost 47 thousand new infections every 48 hours.


  • In Paris and in the Ile-de-France region, people in ICU are almost 50% of the total.


  • Also Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and the island of Guadalupe, are red zones. Lyon, Lille, Grenoble and Saint-Etienne.


  • Cafés and party halls are closed, and there is limited access to malls and shops, with no gathering and strict distancing in restaurants.



9 October updates

  • Yesterday the “Plan Blanc” started. It is the emergency plan that allows all hospital resources to be more involved than ever in the Paris region. This was announced, given the Covid-19 emergency, by the director of the regional health Aurelien Rousseau.


7 October 

  • Paris is a “maximum alert” area, and it will be so for the next 15 days, after which there will be a check on the evolution of epidemiological data;


  • There are now 3500 new confirmed cases every day, three and a half times over a month ago;


  • Cafés in Paris close for 15 days starting from October 6, while restaurants will remain open with a strengthened protocol of restrictions. The consumption of alcohol on the streets will be banned, but the markets will be open.


news, 5 October 

  • Starting from today, Paris and France is a ‘max alert’ zone;


  • Restaurants and cafèS can open applying only strict rules only;


  • During the latest 24 hours, new cases in France have been 12565;



2 October updates 

  • “The situation of the coronavirus epidemic in Paris and its suburbs is very worrying, where all alert thresholds have been exceeded in the last few hours” – this is what has been stated by the Minister of Health Olivier Véran.


  • If the numbers continue growing, Paris and the banlieue will become a maximum alert zone. Any change to this category involves the closure of bars and restaurants and the ban on gatherings and parties.