Paris at risk of total lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise

Paris is in danger of going back into lockdown next week after the French government said the coronavirus pandemic was worsening in the capital.

“Since yesterday, in the last 24 hours, Paris has passed the threshold that would put it in the maximum alert category,” French minister of Health Olivier Véran said Thursday evening.

France’s “maximum alert” threshold is reached when the incidence rate reaches 250 per 100,000 people, at least 30% of intensive care beds are occupied by coronavirus patients, and the rate among the elderly passes 100 per 100,000.

The Paris region had already fulfilled the last two criteria.

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