Covid-19: France enters third national lockout amid ICU explosion

France has entered its third phase of closure as it battles the growing number of Covid-19 cases that threaten to shut down South African hospitals.
All non-essential schools and shops will be closed for four weeks and home placement time from 19:00 to 06:00.
In the last five months, there are a high number of people that are affected in covid. The number of critically ill patients at Covid in the intensive care unit (ICU) rose by 145.
For the COVID patients, the president EMMANUEL MACRON ordered to provide more beds in hospital for the covid patients
France is currently battling a high number of 5000 Covid patients in ICUs. In-country there are recorded 46677 new cases on Friday and 304 deaths

As well as the restrictions that take effect on Saturday from Tuesday people will also need a valid reason to travel more than 10 kilometers (six kilometers) from their homes.
President Macron hoped to keep Frances coronavirus cases uncontrolled without forcing further closure.
The country has struggled in the early days after releasing the vaccines of virus

.What about all of Europe?

In Germany President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged people to play their part and be vaccinated.
Speaking on a national television address on Saturday he said the country was in the middle of a third wave and was facing many restrictions.
He also acknowledged that mistakes had been made – especially in testing and rolling out vaccines – and said there was a problem of trust in the government.
Of course, not a single silver coin can come out of this epidemic President Steinmeier said. And that is why a political debate is needed – but the debate should not be the end in itself.
Whether it is about a state party or a state or a coalition or whether the vote of opinion is high or low – nothing can play a big role now.
We need clarity and determination. We need clear and coherent policies so that people can have a guide so that this country can regain what it has within.

Last month German officials announced that the country would be plunged into a difficult Easter crisis – only to reverse the decision after a few days.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the closure of April 1 to 5 by mistake and claimed responsibility for the change.
Italy also imposed a strict three-day closure on Saturday in an attempt to prevent an increase in Covid-19 cases over the Easter weekend.
All regions are now in the red zone – the upper limit – as the country records 20000 new cases a day.
Unnecessary movement is prohibited but people are allowed to have the Passover meal in their homes with two others. Churches are also open but ministers are told to attend services in their parishes.
Pope Francis delivered his Easter message to a reduced group of about 200 people in St Peters Square who were empty for the second year.

The various regions will remain in any orange area or the boundaries of the red area for up to a month.
The Italian government has also announced that it is deploying more than 7,700 police officers across the country to tighten the ban.
This is no time to be complacent and to let go of the burden shown so far that Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese told the newspaper Il Messaggero. Because the progress recorded by the vaccine campaign ultimately gives us a glimpse into a different atmosphere that will allow us to return to normal.

What about policies in Europe?

On Friday the World Health Organization (WHO) criticized the release of an unacceptable speed vaccine and said the situation in the region was worse than in a few months.
Vaccines introduce our best way out of the epidemic … However, the release of these vaccines is totally unacceptable to WHO European Europe director Hans Kluge in a statement.
We must speed up the process by intensifying the production of anti-retroviral drugs and using the same container we now have in stock.
At the moment, as long as the vaccine remains low, EU countries will have to put in place closures and other means of compensation for delays.

The report that have released by the WHO in which mention only 10% of the 900 million people receiving a single dose of vaccine

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