The number of people infected with the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours in France. This Saturday 14th March 2020, 4,500 cases of contamination are recorded.
The Prime Minister called, this Saturday 14th March 2020, to close public places in France. For good reason, the latest official report from the Ministry of Health reports 4,500 confirmed cases and 91 deaths.
— Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé (@MinSoliSante) March 14, 2020
Intense viral circulation
The numbers “doubled in 72 hours,” said Jérôme Salomon , the director general of health during his daily press briefing.
In France, the epidemic is “national”, “beginner” with “an intense viral circulation”.
In total, six regions are particularly affected by the coronavirus : Corsica, Grand Est, Ile-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Hauts-de-France and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.
This Saturday, 300 serious cases are in intensive care.
And abroad ?
A total of 153,000 cases have been confirmed in 140 countries. 72,000 people were cured and 5,800 died.
Detainee contaminated in Fresnes prison
Friday, the Ministry of Justice announced that a nurse, working in the Fresnes prison (Val-de-Marne), had been tested positive for Covid-19.
This Saturday, another case was detected: this time, a 74-year-old prisoner.
In a press release, Nicole Belloubet, Minister of Justice, for her part clarified that in penitentiary establishments, “the triggering of plans for the continuation of activity will lead to a reduction in visiting rooms and a limitation of activities”.
Disneyland Paris has closed
He had announced it, it is now done: the Disneyland Paris park (Seine-et-Marne) closed on Friday 13th March 2020 in the evening because of the coronavirus epidemic.
Initially, the American management had announced a closure of the French park for Sunday 15th March in the evening. It was therefore 48 hours in advance that it informed the fleet’s customers by means of a press release of its decision.
Mise à jour : fermeture temporaire de Disneyland Paris pic.twitter.com/KoN9rIka6Y
— Disneyland Paris (@DisneylandParis) March 13, 2020
The premises will remain closed to the public until the end of March.
Measures for students
This Saturday, Jean-Michel Blanquer, the Minister of Education, presented measures to ensure the continuity of the programs despite the closure of all schools from Monday.
He indicated in particular that permanence would be held in schools – “open as a building” – and that digital resources would be used (emails, ENT, platform “my class at home”, etc.) by the teachers to reconstruct “virtual classes”.
During his press briefing, he also announced that the holiday colonies and the extracurricular or extracurricular reception for the spring holidays would be cancelled.
« Ma classe à la maison » un dispositif du @cned pour maintenir un lien pédagogique entre les élèves et leurs professeurs en s’appuyant sur des séances pédagogiques en ligne adaptées au primaire, au collège et au lycée. #Covid_19
Pour en savoir plus https://t.co/h7aehUN5ZE pic.twitter.com/FIFamY6HQ5
— Ministère de l’Éducation nationale et Jeunesse (@EducationFrance) March 13, 2020
Anti-inflammatory drugs should be avoided
Anti-inflammatory drugs could “be an actor in worsening the infection” with the coronavirus, announced this Saturday the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, in a tweet.
⚠️ #COVIDー19 | La prise d’anti-inflammatoires (ibuprofène, cortisone, …) pourrait être un facteur d’aggravation de l’infection. En cas de fièvre, prenez du paracétamol.
Si vous êtes déjà sous anti-inflammatoires ou en cas de doute, demandez conseil à votre médecin.
— Olivier Véran (@olivierveran) March 14, 2020
Ibuprofen is indeed likely to cause serious complications. Several doctors have notably mentioned cases of young Covid-19 patients without comorbidities, who find themselves in serious condition after taking ibuprofen for their fever.