(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Over 32,000 newly diagnosed cases in France in a single day, Paris and other places officially implement curfews

  China News Agency, Paris, October 17 (Reporter Li Yang) On the 17th local time, France saw more than 32,000 newly diagnosed cases of new coronary pneumonia in a single day, setting a new high since the outbreak.

Paris and other places officially imposed a curfew on the same day in response to the rebound of the epidemic.

  According to the epidemic data released by the French Ministry of Health that evening, the number of newly confirmed cases in France exceeded 32,000 in a single day on the 17th, reaching 32,427.

The total number of confirmed cases in France exceeded 860,000 that day, reaching 867,197.

  The data shows that the spread of the virus is still accelerating.

The number of cluster infection cases under investigation increased to 1,722, and the number of new cluster infection cases in a single day reached 145 on the 17th; the positive rate of virus testing has risen to a new high of 13.1%.

The number of deaths from new coronary pneumonia in France is now 33,392, with 89 new deaths.

  The number of hospitalized and critically ill patients with the new crown in France continues to increase.

At present, there are 10,399 hospitalized patients with the new crown in France, an increase of 378 from the previous day; there are 1868 severe patients, an increase of 77 from the previous day; and 7,198 newly hospitalized patients in the last week, including 1269 severe patients.

  The epidemic situation in the Greater Paris area is still not optimistic. The number of hospitalized patients in the area has approached 3,000 on the 17th, or 2,982, an increase of 105 from the previous day.

In addition, the number of hospitalized patients in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region is currently 1,798, second only to the Greater Paris region.

  Paris (covering the greater Paris area), Lyon, Marseille and many other places officially implemented curfews on the 17th, lasting at least four weeks.

The curfew affected 20 million people, accounting for nearly 30% of the total population of France.

The curfew period lasts from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., during which most public places are closed; people are required to stay at home, and if it is necessary to travel, they must have a reasonable reason and have a travel certificate, otherwise they will be punished.

  Officials in Paris and other places worry that the curfew measures for four weeks will incur great social and economic costs. If the epidemic cannot be alleviated after four weeks, the curfew measures may continue to be extended.

French Minister of Economy and Finance Le Maire estimates that the curfew will cost 1 billion euros.

  Paris Mayor Hidalgo called on the government to relax curfew restrictions on theaters, cinemas and other cultural venues so that audiences can still go home after 9 pm. The Minister of Culture Bachelor also supports this idea. However, French Prime Minister Castel made it clear that the curfew must apply to everyone, thus indicating that there will be no exceptions. (Finish)