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France Extends CCP Virus Health Emergency, Travelers Face 2-Week Quarantine

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France has extended its “state of health emergency” put in place to curb the transmission of the CCP virus by two months, Health Minister Olivier Véran said on May 2, adding that it will quarantine most travelers entering the country for 14 days.

Véran said Saturday that the countrys health emergency will be extended through July 24, as part of updated measures proposed to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus.

The state of emergency allows the government to restrict freedom of movement, business, and gathering by decree.

The announcement from the health minister follows a proposal from French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe last week that France would on May 11 gradually ease out of its six-week lockdown due to damage to the economy.

Véran said it would “be premature” to lift the public health emergency, adding that it “could see a risk of the outbreak” intensifying, reported France 24.

“We are going to have to perform a long-distance run,” he told reporters at a press briefing after the weekly cabinet meeting.

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A view shows a deserted Nice international airport, as a lockdown is imposed to slow the rate of the CCP virus, in Nice, France, on April 13, 2020. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters)

As part of the measures, most travelers to France, including returning citizens, will face a compulsory two-week quarantine and possible isolation upon arrival to help slow the spread of the virus, the health minister added.

“This quarantine will be imposed on any person returning on French soil,” Veran told reporters.

The French consulate in Britain added Sunday that travelers to France who arrive from a country in Europes Schengen open-border area or Britain will be exempt from the quarantine measures.

The proposals will be sent to Parliament this week, and further details are expected in the coming days, AFP reported. It is expecteRead More – Source