(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) New French Anti-epidemic Control Measures Take Effect, Many Large Shopping Malls in Paris Suspend Business

  China News Agency, Paris, January 31 (Reporter Li Yang) The new French anti-epidemic control measures came into effect on January 31 local time.

In order to comply with the new anti-epidemic regulations, many large shopping malls in Paris have suspended operations from the same day.

On January 16, local time, the curfew was officially extended throughout France, and the daily curfew was extended from 10 hours to 12 hours.

The picture shows Toulouse, France, a municipal worker empties a public trash can near the Saint-Pierre Bridge.

  French Prime Minister Castel announced earlier on behalf of the official authorities that in order to curb the spread of the mutant new crown virus, non-food shopping malls with an area of ​​more than 20,000 square meters should be closed from January 31.

The Paris Police Department has announced a list of shopping centers that should be closed, including famous stores such as Paris Printemps Department Store and Galeries Lafayette.

  The reporter went to the center of Paris that day and saw that both the Paris Printemps department store and the Galeries Lafayette department store had been closed.

Galeries Lafayette posted a notice at the entrance of the mall, stating that the mall will remain closed until further notice, and hope that customers can continue to shop through the mall's official website.

  French Minister of Economy and Finance Le Maire said that non-food shopping malls with an area of ​​more than 20,000 square meters may be closed for a month.

However, the French Business Federation revealed that the relevant arrangements will be adjusted according to changes in the epidemic situation.

Large-scale shopping malls selling ready-to-wear, cosmetics, furniture and other commodities are relatively more affected.

  French officials stated that food supermarkets with an area of ​​more than 20,000 square meters can continue to operate, but social distancing must be guaranteed.

According to the latest epidemic prevention regulations, shops with an area of ​​more than 400 square meters can only accommodate one customer per 10 square meters on average (children are not subject to this restriction).

  The new French anti-epidemic control measures also include strict controls on the entry and exit of people.

From January 31, France has closed its borders to countries outside the EU. Unless there is a necessary reason, people are prohibited from going to countries outside the EU or entering France from countries outside the EU.

People entering France from EU countries should show a negative test for the new coronavirus.

  French government spokesman Attar reiterated on the 31st that France still has a chance to avoid the third "closure."

He pointed out that if the third "closed city" is implemented, it will not only cause economic impact, but will also bring spiritual and psychological impact to people.

  According to the French Ministry of Health, there were 19,235 newly confirmed cases in a single day in France on the 31st, and the total number of confirmed cases was close to 3.2 million, reaching 3197114. The number of deaths from new coronary pneumonia in France is now 76,057, with 195 new deaths. (Finish)