450 patients have died in France since the beginning of the COVID-19 coronavirus infection epidemic; the total number of detected cases on Friday reached 12,612.
Over the past day, 78 new cases of death have been reported. A total of 5226 people were hospitalized in France, 1297 are in "very serious condition" in intensive care units. Among seriously ill patients, 50% of patients under the age of 60 are declared at a daily press conference by the Director of the Department of Sanitary Services of the French Ministry of Health Jerome Salomon.
He noted that at present, the spread of the virus in France is "very intense." The official suggested that the two weeks previously announced the isolation of the population at home would have to be extended.
French President Emmanuel Macron imposed a 15-day quarantine in the country from noon on Tuesday, March 17. Closed educational institutions, as well as all non-vital retail outlets. Limited movement of buses and long-distance trains. You can leave home only for a good reason : to work, if you can’t work remotely, to buy basic necessities, to a doctor, for urgent family matters, or for brief transfers near your home “associated with personal physical activity”, and walking animals. At the same time, every resident of France who decides to leave home is required to have a special document with him justifying the reason for the move and a signature.