Guyana and Mayotte will finally not have to wait another month.

The government decided on Wednesday to lift the state of health emergency from Covid-19 in the two overseas territories.

During a defense and national security council chaired by Emmanuel Macron, "we shared a positive observation: the fall of the epidemic continues", justified the government spokesperson, Gabriel Attal.

The decree taken by the Council of Ministers "puts an early end to this state of health emergency", since declared on January 5, 2022, it had been extended until March 31, 2022.

The epidemic situation in detail

In Guyana, "after a strong progression of the epidemic in January, the peak was reached and a sharp decline began", indicates the government.

The incidence rate had fallen on March 1 to 57 per 100,000 people, against 170 on February 15.

The white plan has already been lifted and the prefect has put an end to the curfew measures.

In Mayotte, the improvement in the health situation led to the lifting of curfew measures on January 28, 2022, and as of February 27, 2022, the rolling seven-day incidence rate had fallen to 10 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

For its part, Martinique has been in a state of emergency since December 8 and Reunion Island since December 27.

It was also declared on February 2 in New Caledonia.


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