Thursday 2nd April 2020, France recorded 4,503 deaths in hospital and at least 884 in Ehpad. 26,246 people are hospitalised, including 6,399 in intensive care.
The days follow and are alike. Thursday 2nd April 2020, France records 4,503 deaths in hospitals, linked to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, since March 1st. It’s 471 more than yesterday.
26,246 people are hospitalized, including 6,399 in intensive care.
Yesterday, France crossed the symbolic bar of 4,000 dead.
For the first time, Jérôme Salomon spoke of deaths in institutions for the elderly. “We deplore 884 deaths in social and medical-social establishments, including Ehpad (since the beginning of the epidemic, editor’s note)” he reported.
Please note: not all establishments in France have reported all of their figures.
— Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé (@MinSoliSante) April 2, 2020
For its part, Public Health France is also accelerating its surveillance of all-cause mortality thanks to INSEE figures. In particular, this makes it possible, in comparison with historical data, to detect “an excess of mortality and, if necessary, to estimate the extent”. It takes about a week to consolidate this information.
A digital travel certificate
Christophe Castaner announced it. From April 6, 2020, it will be possible to have a digital travel certificate . This form can be presented from your smartphone and can be presented to the police using a QR Code
The form will be available online on the government website.
A regionalized deconfinement?
In any case, this is one of the scenarios mentioned by Edouard Philippe on Wednesday 1st April 2020, when he was questioned by the parliamentary fact-finding mission.
La question du déconfinement est redoutablement complexe : il n’y a pas de précédent, pas de méthode éprouvée. On n’a jamais confiné aussi largement, on n’a donc jamais déconfiné aussi largement. Nous étudions les scénarii et nous avons besoin de continuer à travailler. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/YQNSqkbpqN
— Edouard Philippe (@EPhilippePM) April 1, 2020
The release from confinement could be gradual. The Prime Minister spoke of a deconfinement which would be “regionalized” and “subject to a policy of tests, depending, who knows, on age groups”. He also hopes to present a draft strategy “in the coming days”.
Confinement for people with autism
On this World Autism Awareness Day, Emmanuel Macron announced that the confinement rules will be revamped for people suffering from autism.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) April 2, 2020
In fact, a specific attestation form will be offered to them, as well as to their companions. Goal? That they “can go out more often,” assured the head of state.
The motorcycle Grand Prix postponed
After the postponement of the 24 hours of Le Mans to September 19 and 20, 2020, it is the turn of the Grand Prix de France Moto to be shifted .
No postponement date has yet been set.
La Poste to reopen offices
To cope with mail delivery difficulties in the midst of the Coronavirus Covid-19 crisis, La Poste will swell its ranks as of the 6th April 2020. 3,000 people will arrive as reinforcements, “with a gradual ramp-up over the following weeks” .
But not only that: the number of days of mail, parcel and press distribution will gradually increase, and points of presence will reopen in priority areas of the city and in rural areas.
Support small businesses
They will no doubt suffer severely from the consequences of confinement. So to support local businesses, it is possible to get online shopping vouchers.
To do this, simply go to support-commercants-artisans.fr
At Easter, we stay at home
It seems obvious: the confinement restrictions are still in effect until April 15th that least. In fact, departures for the Easter holidays are not allowed, reminded Christophe Castaner.
Police controls will also be strengthened.
The Easter holidays in zone C start on Saturday 4 April (academies of Créteil, Montpellier, Paris, Toulouse, Versailles).
Followed by those of zone B on April 11 (academies of Aix-Marseille, Amiens, Caen, Lille, Nancy-Metz, Nantes, Nice, Orléans-Tours, Reims, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg) then of zone A ( Besançon, Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Limoges, Lyon and Poitiers academies).