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France facing a critical health situation

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                A group of 41 AP-HP crisis medical directors is sounding the alarm.  French President Emmanuel Macron spoke in the Journal du Dimanche on Sunday March 28 to say that no new measure has been decided for the moment. 
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                                    <p><span><span><span>Should we expect new measures to fight against the spread of Covid-19 in France?  " <em>Nothing is decided</em> ", Explain <strong>the French head of state</strong> in <strong>JDD columns</strong> this Sunday.  "<em> For the coming days, we will be looking at the effectiveness of the braking measures and we will take the necessary ones if necessary. </em>", Underlines Emmanuel Macron in an interview carried out Friday evening, while the health situation is again qualified as" <em>critique </em>By the executive.</span></span></span>

Saturation of hospitals, schools overwhelmed despite a new, stricter health protocol… Alarm signals are increasing in France where the spread of the virus is exploding, spiked by the more contagious British variant.

Defense Council Wednesday

Faced with the health situation which is evolving in the wrong direction, calls for stricter measures are increasing. This Sunday, 41 crisis medical directors of the AP-HP (Public Assistance – Hospitals of Paris) warn and evoke a ” disaster medicine situation “. They even explain that they are preparing for “ sort out patients in order to save as many lives as possible ». « In the next fortnight, believe the signatories, we already know that our support capacities will be exceeded. »

Alain Riou, resuscitator

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The situation is the same in schools, the closure of which has been debated for several days now. In Seine-Saint-Denis for example, a particularly affected Ile-de-France department, elected officials once again denounced the catastrophic situation of schools: ” For several weeks and every day more, the health situation in schools [du département] is degrading. Students, teachers, municipal staff […] are more and more infected by the virus. They can no longer carry out their missions “, Warned on Saturday five mayors of the department in The Parisian. Among 0-14 year olds the incidence rate increased by 31 % from March 15 to 21 compared to the previous week, according to the epidemiological point published Friday by the health agency.

While new measures are demanded by many elected officials and doctors, a Defense council is to be held on Wednesday to decide.

Read also: Covid-19: Macron persists in his strategy but evokes “new measures” in France

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