French President Emmanuel Macron expected that his country would go through what he described as a “difficult period” in combating the coronavirus pandemic, until mid-April.
The Mayor of Boissy Municipality, Carl Olive, said in a statement to the TV channel “BFM” that French President Emmanuel Macron, during his visit to a local hospital in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, declared that France will go through a difficult period in fighting the epidemic until mid-April.
The local official said that the French president is counting on additional measures to contain the epidemic, which will be applied only locally, in connection with the prevailing situation, and at the same time, no final decision has been made regarding the self-isolation of citizens.
The newspaper “Les Echos” quoted sources in the French government that the option of imposing self-isolation on weekends is now a priority in the “Ile-de-France” and the north of “Haute-de-France”, where 425 and 364 cases were recorded, respectively. Infection per 100,000 people, indicating that this number of infections exceeds the average rate in the country, which is 243.
It is noteworthy that similar restrictions have been imposed, in addition to curfews already in Nice and a number of other cities in the Maritime Province of the Alpes, as well as in Dunkirk and Basse-de-Calais in the north of the country.
The new measures are expected to be announced during a press conference on Thursday, attended by Prime Minister Jean Castex and Health Minister Olivier Ferrand, and will take effect at the end of this week.
The latest data issued by the authorities monitor the registration of more than 4 million cases of Coronavirus infection since the beginning of the epidemic in France, while the number of victims of the epidemic exceeded 91 thousand people.
And the vaccination campaign in France began since the end of December 2020, and 5.5 million of the country’s population have so far been vaccinated against the Corona virus, among whom 2.3 million have already received two doses of the vaccine.