De-escalation process: France

On Wednesday May 6th, France’s prime minister announced the measures that would be taken to initiate the process of de-escalation. 

From now, until May 11th, it is imperative to identify Covid-19 patients and all the people they came in contact with, test them and isolate them.

According to numbers provided by French prime minister, Edouard Philippe, 3000 people would be infected every day after the deconfinement.

In the meantime, they will meet another 25 individuals, which makes an additional 525,000 suspected cases that might potentially need testing and isolation.

Questions arise if it is too early to initiate the process of deconfinement at this stage.  

New decrees have been implemented to facilitate work at home for public service workers and magistrature.

Trips abroad will be compromised for the next few months. More detailed information will be given on the 2nd of June. 

Cristophe Castaner, the Minister of the Interior of France, declared that the borders within Schengen will remain closed until further notice. 

All individuals arriving from abroad will be subjected to a 14 day compulsory confinement, except for individuals coming from the EU, the Schengen area or the United Kingdom.

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