News – FR – Coronavirus: the prefect of Reunion Island announces new measures – Reunion the 1st


The prefect of Reunion and the director of the ARS take the floor this Tuesday, February 23 to take stock of the epidemiological situation in the departement New protective measures are expected

With the increase in the number of Covid cases, including cases with variants, in recent days, authorities are taking new measures An additional turn of the screw to prevent the epidemic from spreading further and the department no longer being able to take care of the sick

The hospital capacities, however increased, are already strongly tested Operating theaters have been closed, new Covid medicine and resuscitation beds opened Seven towns on the island are already placed under curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., three shopping centers of more than 20,000 m2 have been closed and health protocols have been strengthened in administrations and in restaurants.

Yesterday evening, the Minister of Overseas Territories, Sébastien Lecornu, announced that he had asked the prefect of Reunion to make proposals to him to strengthen the protection of Reunionese

This Tuesday February 23, Jacques Billant should make the announcement A speech that comes after the prefect of Reunion has met with the mayors of the 24 municipalities of the island, as is the case every Tuesday

Watch the press conference of the prefect of Reunion, Jacques Billant, and the director of the Regional Health Agency, Martine Ladoucette:

“The situation is worrying” declared the prefect 857 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the past seven days “We have exceeded the average of 100 new cases per day We are now at a daily average of 120 cases The incidence rate has crossed 100 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants “specifies the director general of the ARS of La Réunion Faced with the deterioration of the health situation, the prefect has therefore announced the establishment of a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., starting tomorrow throughout the department.

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News – FR – Coronavirus: the prefect of Réunion announces new measures – Meeting the 1st