In Branville in Calvados, police radios crackle shortly after 3 p.m. this Friday. In question: the arrival by bus by the national of the thirty French repatriated earlier in the day from China by plane because of the epidemic of the new coronavirus. Framed by two gendarmerie vehicles, the bus arrives at the entrance to the street which leads to the Normandy Garden, the holiday village which has been partly privatized to allow the confinement of returnees. Seven gendarmes keep the media at a distance to facilitate the maneuvers of the bus. Inside, all returnees wear a protective mask.
Until March 5, they will therefore be monitored in the establishment of the small Norman town by a medical team made up of twelve professionals. The area is surrounded by civil security.
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Take temperature twice a day
Throughout their confinement, returnees will have to follow a well-defined protocol. "These people take their temperature twice a day. If they are symptoms, such as coughing or having a fever, then they will be examined to see if there is any symptomatology that requires them to be extracted from the place, "said Friday at the microphone of Europe 1 Christine Gardel, the director of the Normandy Regional Health Agency. "A Smur team will pick them up and bring them to the CHU in rooms which are equipped to take care of these [possible] patients."
For now, French nationals, who come from the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan, the epicenter of the Covid-19 epidemic, are all in good health.