After a further deterioration in the health situation and an increase in the transmission of Covid-19, Paris and the Bouches-du-Rhône have been classified since Friday as "active zones" for the circulation of the virus. This device allows the prefect to have his hands free to take much more restrictive measures, such as prohibiting the movement of people and vehicles.

The traffic intensifies. According to Public Health France, nearly 2,700 cases have been detected in France in the last 24 hours. Paris and the Bouches-du-Rhône were classified on Friday as "active zones" for the circulation of the virus. The Covid-19 being a virus of large cities, it is not very surprising to see the two largest French cities placed in "active zones" of circulation of the coronavirus.

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The number of people infected per 100,000 inhabitants has exceeded 50.

In these two areas, the incidence rate, that is to say the number of infected people per 100,000 inhabitants, has exceeded 50. The classification in "active zone of the virus" allows the prefects to have a free hand to take many more restrictive measures, as specified in article 50 of the decree of July 10, 2020

Towards much more restrictive measures?

For example, the prefect can prohibit the movement of people and vehicles. We could therefore find in the coming weeks the ban on movement beyond a radius of 100 kilometers from his place of residence, or even the ban on leaving his department.


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The Prefect can also order the temporary closure of one or more categories of establishments open to the public as well as meeting places, such as bars, restaurants, shopping centers, museums and even markets. Finally, the prefectural authorities can choose to limit the number of people present at gatherings.