The prefecture of Ile-de-France has decided to extend the local measures against the spread of Sars-CoV-2 until March 31, 2021. This includes, among other things, the wearing of masks within the entire public space of the region.
This extension has not yet had any effect on the reopening of Disneyland Paris, which is planned for the beginning of April. We will continue to keep an eye on the situation and inform you as soon as we receive new information.
Due to the increasing spread of the British mutation of the Sars-CoV-2 virus, which now accounts for around 45% of the infections, as well as the South African and Brazilian mutations, the situation in the Ile-de-France remains critical.
The 8 departments of Ile-de-France are among the 20 departments in France that are under increased surveillance by the health authorities.
The target of a maximum occupancy of 30% of the intensive care beds by Covid-19 patients continues to be clearly missed, as of February 24th. 70% of the intensive care beds in the region were occupied by Covid 19 patients, which endangers the adequate intensive care treatment of patients with other diseases. Apart from the intensive care beds, the region’s hospitals are very busy and the overall situation has been more than tense over the past few days.
The other key figures of the French warning system are also still above the alarm mark in Ile-de-France. The 7-day incidence on the reporting date was 308, the reproduction number was 1.01 and the positive rate was 10.34%.
Recently, the French government also extended the state of health emergency to 1.6.2021. This authorizes the authorities to introduce further measures or to extend existing ones.