News update Sunday 15th March 2020

Update- The latest released by the French government is that all regions now have at least one confirmed case of coronavirus on their territory.

According to the last detailed assessment of Public Health France, the Grand Est, the most affected region, now exceeds the bar of 1000 cases, which is just behind the  Île-de-France. Then follows the Hauts-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Occitanie regions, all of which have more than 200 confirmed infections.

 

The director general of health announced this Saturday the passage from France to stage 3 of the epidemic. In 72 hours, the number of infected doubled to 4,499 cases and 91 deaths in the country.

 

Outside of France, the spread of the epidemic is also continuing in the rest of the world, after more than 145,000 cases identified on Saturday morning. If the intensity of the disease has largely decreased in China, its original epicenter, it is now more virulent in Europe: Italy is the second focus worldwide, with more than 17,000 cases confirmed by the authorities. There are also more than 5,000 cases in Spain, more than 3,600 in Germany or even more than 1,000 in Switzerland.

 

In the region – Meanwhile in Sanary in the Var a seventh policeman, has tested positive for Covid-19.

A situation which has prompted Yves Lefebvre, the general secretary of SGP Police Unit, to request the closure of the police station and the placement in quarantine of the workforce.

 

Christophe Castaner, Minister of the Interior, announced the closure of the police station this Sunday at 6 a.m. as well as the placement of the entire workforce in confinement for fourteen days. During this time, the missions will be managed by the neighboring police stations (Toulon and La Seyne).

 

 

 

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