Coronavirus Regional Update - 21st March

Coronavirus regional update - Two patients aged 75 and 78 have died from Covid-19 this Friday in the Alpes-Maritimes, confirmed the prefecture, without giving further details.

The Provence Alpes Côté d’Azur region was declared a risk zone on Friday 20th March. This means that the virus is actively circulating in our region: it is therefore no longer possible to systematically search for contacts of people who are positive for Covid-19. The instructions are therefore now to call your doctor if you have symptoms (cough, fever).

Since Friday, February 28th 2020, 755 people have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region:

- 132 people in the Var

- 15 people in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

- 34 people in the Hautes-Alpes

- 142 people in the Alpes-Maritimes

- 408 people in the Bouches-du-Rhône

- 24 people in the Vaucluse

Among these cases:

- 59 people are in intensive care

- 11 people who tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus have died. They were hospitalized in health establishments in the Alpes-Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône and Vaucluse and Var.

In Nice the mayor introduced a curfew from this evening Saturday 21st March in place every evening from 11pm to 5am (with the exception of those essential employees working night shifts). It’s in place until further notice. The Promenade des Anglais is closed and people are asked to practice any physical outdoor activity individually and to stick to a 2km limit from their home. Residents are also reminded to always have the certificate and ID when going out for an essential reason which includes:

-going to the pharmacy or a doctors appointment.

-shopping for food 

-essential family visits (elderly or parents which share child caring duties) always respecting the limits of social distancing. 

-walking your dog and outdoor physical activity respecting the limited distance from your home.

In Monaco 12 people, to date, have tested positive for the virus and following on from the closure of non essential places and businesses on Friday access to beaches, parks and children’s playgrounds has been prohibited. It’s also been reported that should a resident of Monaco go into a « risk zone » and is infected with Covid 19 then the CCSS will not cover his or hers sick pay.

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