France to extend lockdown, coronavirus death toll close to 11 000
France reported some positive coronavirus-linked data on Wednesday, with the increase of hospital death fatalities slowing again, but the presidential palace said nonetheless the national lockdown aimed at containing the disease would be extended.
Image: ReutersThe lockdown, that took effect on March 17 and has already been extended once, will now go beyond April 15, a move that was widely expected.Francereported some positive coronavirus-linked data on Wednesday, with the increase of hospital death fatalities slowing again, but the presidential palace said nonetheless the national lockdown aimed at containing the disease would be extended.
The lockdown, that took effect on March 17 and has already been extended once, will now go beyond April 15, a move that was widely expected.French PresidentEmmanuel Macronwill address the nation regarding the new coronavirus situation on Monday evening, the Presidential Palace added.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the lockdown had helped contain the spread of the coronavirus but stressed the time to lift the restrictions had not yet come.The number of people who died from coronavirus infections in French hospitals climbed by 8% in a day – versus 9% on Tuesday and 10% on Monday – to a cumulative total of 7 632, state health agency director Jerome Salomon told a news conference.
But he added the day’s figures were incomplete because, due to technical issues, authorities were not able to register nursing homes data, which account for more than 30% of total fatalities.The total death toll, including Tuesday’s nursing homes’ figures, is up 5% at 10 869.
Salomon also pointed out that the rate of new admissions in ICU units, almost flat at 0.2%, decelerated for a ninth consecutive day.“It’s an important indicator. But the pressure on hospitals remains extremely high,” he said., the country with the highest coronavirus death toll at 17 669, ordered a national lockdown eight days earlier than France and has reported a fifth daily decline of people in intensive care on Wednesday.Read more: SABC News Online »
11000 deaths is too much let's pray that RSA doesn't reach this situation I won't cope with lockdown beyond 16 April. Try teaching 3 kids at whilst trying to work from home and keep the house clean and do cooking simultaneously. I want my life back They must do 11 000 deaths is unimaginable 😢 Whilst its a relaxed lockdown in mzansi. The ministers involved in all this drama will regret their hyped decisions one day.its like they are fighting the minister of health indirectly
We need extention of lockdown with real rules, no movement at all, unless u have a permit, supermarkets open from 7am to 10 am, no one on the streets from 1pm, taxi's only operate from 5am to 9am then from 4 to 9pm, no excuses and we will win SakinaKamwendo LeanneManas South Africa also need extension of 7 days,prevention is better than cure.
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