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The quarantine reduced to seven days in France

Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Friday that the duration of isolation for covid-19 contact cases has been reduced to one week from two so far. In addition, 42 departments are now placed in the red zone.

Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Friday that the duration of isolation for covid-19 contact cases has been reduced to one week from two so far. In addition, 42 departments are now placed in the red zone.

(AFP) – “On a proposal from the Scientific Council, the duration of isolation will be reduced to seven days, that is to say the period during which there is a real risk of contagion”, said Jean Castex, the Prime Minister. French minister. “It is essential that everyone strictly respects this period of isolation which will give rise to checks,” he added.

The Prime Minister also announced that 42 departments were now classified in red, that is to say where the virus is actively circulating. “This classification does not have any automatic consequence but it allows the prefect in conjunction with the health authorities and local elected officials to trigger additional risk reduction measures, in particular on the wearing of masks, gatherings in public spaces, major events or the opening hours of certain shops “, underlined the head of government who asked the prefects concerned to propose” by Monday new additional measures “.

The virus “has not decreased in intensity” and “is there for a few months yet”, but “we must manage to live with it without letting ourselves be dragged back into a logic of generalized containment”, also declared Jean Castex. The Prime Minister, who was speaking at the end of a Covid Defense Council, explained that we should not “put our social, economic and cultural life on hold” despite the increase in contamination.

In addition, 2,000 additional people will be recruited from the Health Insurance and Regional Health Agencies (ARS) to strengthen the tracing of contacts of infected people, he announced. An essential pillar of the strategy to break the chains of contamination of the coronavirus, the tracing of contacts of infected people has slowed down in recent weeks, which is explained in particular by too low numbers in certain territories, according to Health Insurance, while the number of people to contact is increasing.


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