The French government has decided on Saturday to extend for two months, until 24 July, the state of health emergency in force to combat the epidemic of COVID-19, announced the minister of Health Olivier Véran.
Effective since march 24, the state of public health emergency is extended, because its lifted on 23 may ” would be premature “, “the risks of reversal of the epidemic “being” proven in the case of a sudden interruption of the ongoing measures, ” the draft law examined Saturday by the council of ministers and which should be submitted from Monday to Parliament.
The text specifies in particular the conditions of quarantine of persons arriving in France and attack of the virus.
It also focuses on the implementation of a “system information” relating to individuals and their entourage for a maximum period of one year.
It aims to “reinforce the legal framework” and “expand” to ” integrate the issues of the déconfinement “, which is scheduled to start on 11 may, said Olivier Véran at the end of the council of ministers.
“We’re going to have to live for a time with the virus,” he stressed.
“Learn to live with the virus, this is the challenge of the next few months “, added the Interior minister Christophe Castaner.
The new coronavirus has 24 594 deaths in France according to the last balance-sheet the official press release Friday evening.