According to Overseas Network, January 30th, according to “Le Figaro” report, from February 1st local time, the French government will further relax the prevention and control measures of the new crown epidemic, and will no longer force positive cases to self-isolate, and will no longer force Contacts of COVID-19 cases are systematically screened. So far, confirmed cases have been asked to self-isolate for at least five days, and contacts of cases have been asked to get tested for COVID-19.
French media stated that the French government followed the recommendations of the Higher Committee of Public Health (HCSP) to make these new decisions. The French Directorate General of Health (DGS) said in a statement that this is because the level of transmission of the new coronavirus in France and its overseas territories is already very low, and other European countries have adopted similar strategies. At present, the number of hospitalized patients with the new crown in France has dropped from about 25,000 at the end of December 2022 to less than 16,000, and the average daily increase in confirmed cases has dropped from more than 20,000 to less than 5,000 within a month. never seen before.
Although testing and isolation are no longer mandatory, the French General Directorate of Health still advises the public to do so. The statement stated that, like any acute respiratory disease, it is still strongly recommended that people who test positive for the new crown and contacts in cases abide by daily protective measures, receive testing, and avoid contact with susceptible people.