France and The United States Christmas period Temporary relaxation policy such as outing restrictions November 25 10:36
In Europe, where restrictions on going out have been implemented to curb the spread of covid-19, France and the UK have announced a series of temporary easing of restrictions over the Christmas period, as public interest grows to see if christmas can be spent with families and the like.
French President Macron made a televised speech on October 24, announcing that he would gradually ease the outing restrictions he has been on since October 30.
On December 15, the curfew is limited to nighttime and allows long-distance travel, provided that there are about 5,000 infected people confirmed per day.
In addition, it is said that it is possible to go out temporarily and at night during the holiday time when christmas is held from December 24 to 2019.
The UK government has also announced that it will relax measures to restrict people from meeting people nationwide for five days from 23 to 27 December, allowing up to three households to gather at home or in outdoor public places.
French President Macron and British Prime Minister Johnson each said in speeches and Twitter that “you can’t have the Christmas holidays as usual” and “don’t be careful” and call for vigilance not to be let loose over the Christmas period.
There are three stages of relaxation of restrictions.
According to President Macron’s announcement, there will be three stages of easing measures such as restrictions on going out.
In the first phase, which begins on The 28th of this month, retailers will be allowed to store customers in the store, taking strict infection prevention measures such as limiting the number of people, and religious facilities such as churches will also reopen.
Walks and exercise are also allowed within 20 kilometres of home and within three hours a day, greatly easing the current limit of less than one kilometre from home and less than an hour.
However, you will continue to be required to carry a permit with the reason for going out.
On the 15th of next month, if the number of daily infections is reduced from about 5,000 to about 2,500 to 3,000 patients being treated in intensive care, we will move to the next stage.
At this stage, outing restrictions are limited from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., eliminating the need for an outing permit and allowing long-distance travel.
Cinemas, theaters, and museums can also reopen on condition of infection prevention measures.
From the 24th of next month, it is possible to go out at night temporarily during the holiday period that will take Christmas from the 24th.
In the final stage around January 20 next year, if the number of people infected per day falls below 5,000, the restrictions on going out at night will be lifted, and restaurants are expected to reopen.
More than 50,000 people were killed.
More than 1.5 million infections were confirmed in France between last month and this month, but the “effective re-production number”, which indicates how many infections spread from one infected person, fell below the “1” that the epidemic is said to be spreading to early this month. The number of patients in intensive care has also started to decline since 17th of this month.
The French government says that limiting the number of newly confirmed cases per day to about 5,000 people can track down close contacts and take measures such as isolation, strengthening testing capabilities and conducting 1.65 million PCR tests in the week from September 9.
However, more than 30,000 people were still hospitalized and more than 4,000 were treated in intensive care units, and on The 24th, more than 50,000 people died in Europe, following the United Kingdom and Italy.
Speaking at a press conference, the top french hospital association pointed out that “we need to continue to monitor the situation of the burden on hospitals.”
Uk government deregulates during Christmas
The British government today announced that it will temporarily relax measures to restrict people from meeting people to prevent the spread of covid-19 so that family and friends can spend time together over Christmas next month.
It says it will allow up to three households to gather at home or in public places outside for five days from 23rd to 27th next month.
In the UK, four regions, such as England and Scotland, where London is located, each have their own regulations, which means that this period will be relaxed uniformly.
Prime Minister Johnson posted the video on Twitter, saying that “everyone wants to spend time with family and friends, but don’t neglect their attention” and called for each to act with responsibility.
In England, where London is located, measures such as curfews, which have been in place since The 5th of this month, will be relaxed on 2nd of next month to switch to regulations according to the situation of infection in the region, but in the UK, more than 50,000 people have already died, and Prime Minister Johnson has indicated that he will proceed with the relaxation of regulations while carefully assessing the situation.