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BEST OF THE WEB: French govt issues post-lockdown decrees: Most measures to remain in place (indefinitely) beyond ‘deconfinement date’ of May 11th

BEST OF THE WEB: French govt issues post-lockdown decrees: Most measures to remain in place (indefinitely) beyond ‘deconfinement date’ of May 11th

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe accompanied by the Health Minister spoke in a televised address for more than two hours tonight giving information and answering questions about Covid-19 and deconfinement plans for France. Here are key points: Progressive deconfinement from May 11; Too many people suffering from non-Covid-19 related illnesses and chronic diseases are not continuing their necessary care. Consultations are considerably down sparking concern. There has also been a drop in cancer screening and vaccinations. Health Minister Olivier Véran said the message to patients is strongly: Do not ignore the healthcare you need; Mr Philippe announced a “probable” requirement for mask use on public transport from May 11; The Prime Minister evoked the three points which the government sees as essential after the end of confinement: maintaining ‘barriers’, wide-scale testing and the isolation of patients (either at home or in dedicated establishments depending on their family home…
Source: BEST OF THE WEB: French govt issues post-lockdown decrees: Most measures to remain in place (indefinitely) beyond ‘deconfinement date’ of May 11th

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