The French government announced late Sunday that Paris and three departments in its region, the Isle of France, have been ddeclared “maximum alert zones”, very restrictive measures being announced for bars and restaurants.
For weeks, France has been divided into three health zones, alert, reinforced alert and maximum alert.
Until yesterday, only two French areas lived in a state of maximum alert: Marseille and its region, and Guadeloupe, an overseas territory. In these areas, the incidence of Covid-19 is higher than 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Starting Tuesday, bars in Paris and a good part of its periphery will have to close completely.
The government and the hotel trade union negotiate a special protocol, to allow the restaurants to remain fully or partially open, under very restrictive sanitary conditions.
He set of measures The state of maximum alert, in Paris and part of its region, will be specified throughout Monday, from different ministries.
-Prohibition of meetings of more than 1,000 people.
-Prohibition of holding major events.
-Prohibition of meetings of more than 10 people in public spaces.
-Closing of gyms and sports spaces.
-Closure of party rooms and public meetings.
– «Promotion» of telework «as far as possible».
The state of maximum alert, in Paris, will have to cut these measures. With the state of maximum alert, new measures of this type will be taken: closure of all public establishments, where there are no particular health protocols. “Very strict” control measures in all types of shops.