Education and tourism. These are the areas that the French will begin to access from Monday (3), in a gradual relaxation of restrictive measures against the pandemic. Covid-19.
On this date, they arrive at Travel restrictions end and the partial return of primary and secondary school students to face-to-face classrooms beginsIn the hospital slowdown scenario. However, the medical profession asks the French not to relax their behavior. If all goes well, the open-air cafes and restaurants, as well as museums, could reopen on May 19.
The first phase of the French calendar for defibrillation will give you a taste of freedom, with the end of written or mobile phone authorization, and the end to travel restrictions.
After two weeks of distance learning, high school students will return to school institutions part-time, rotating in person and by distance learning. However, the 7 p.m. curfew will still be in effect.
In France, the epidemic is falling for the fifth consecutive day. Fewer than 5,600 people have been hospitalized in critical conditions in intensive care units, which is much lower than the peak recorded during the first wave of Covid last year. In the past 24 hours, 195 people have died in the country. The vaccination campaign, open on Saturday to all adults with comorbidities, is advancing, and more than 15 million people, representing 23.3% of the population, have received at least the first dose of the vaccine in France.
A patient receives treatment for Covid-19 in an intensive care unit in eastern Paris, France – Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP
The number of daily hospital deaths due to Covid-19 has fallen to its lowest level since OctoberAccording to data released by health authorities on Sunday (2). In total, 104,819 people have died from Covid-19 since the pandemic began, including 78,566 hospitalizations, set for France’s public health.
Before the official figures were published on Sunday, the French government spokesman welcomed the recent positive signs indicating a slowdown in the spread of the epidemic in the country, saying that it supports the most optimistic scenario that expects the end, on May 19, of many restrictive measures.
“When we look at the health situation, and in particular, the decreasing epidemic that we see everywhere, we have every reason to be confident in the ability to take this step on May 19, anywhere in the country,” Gabriel Atal told French TV.
Return to the stadiums of Roland Garros
All stadiums in the Roland Garros tennis tournament will be able to accommodate spectators a maximum of 35% of their capacity, with a maximum of a thousand people, during the first phase of the competition, said Jean-Michel Blancer, Minister of Education, Youth, said Sunday and Sports in France.
The minister told French television that the ceiling would rise to 65% of capacity, with a ceiling of 5,000 spectators, starting on June 9, the date the quarter-finals should begin. Consequently, this new cap would take the District Court, which has 15,000 seats, to a third.
These limits represent a relaxation of the rules imposed on the organizers of the emblematic French tennis tournament with regard to the 2020 edition, during which the ceiling remained stable at a thousand spectators until the final.
The tournament, which has been postponed for a week, is scheduled to begin on May 30th. The gradual lifting of restrictions currently in effect in France stipulates that sports will reopen on May 19, with no further deterioration in the health situation.