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France could declare the capital an area of “maximum alert” meaning closure of all restaurants and bars as of Monday if the Covid-19 situation doesn’t improve.
The government use three criteria to decide whether a maximum alert can be applied to any territory – including the overall number of infections, the number of cases in vulnerable people and the number of intensive care beds available.
Health minister Olivier Véran at weekly press conference says IF Covid-19 situation in Paris doesn't improve over weekend the city could be placed on "maximum alert" and all bars and restaurants ordered to close as of Monday.
"We have to anticipate this possibility", Véran said.
The rate of positive Covid-19 tests in 20 New York “hot spot” ZIP codes rose to 6.5% from 5.5% the day before, governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters on Thursday.
The overall rate in the state was 1.27%, or 1,382 positive tests out of the 109,218 reported on Wednesday, Cuomo said.Continue reading...