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Covid-19: France says Will Not quarantine EU, Schengen Region citizens

France said Sunday it wouldn’t quarantine anyone coming from the EU, the Schengen region, or Britain on account of this coronavirus since it prepares to begin easing confinement steps after two weeks of lockdown.

On Saturday, the authorities had stated it would expand the state of emergency to include the catastrophe till at least July 24, also anybody entering France would need to stay in isolation for 2 weeks.

But the tougher border controls posed by France from mid-March to restrict coronavirus contagion, especially at the border with Germany, will last, the interior ministry told AFP.

“The travel restrictions currently in place at our boundaries will continue to employ,” the ministry stated. “Nothing has changed”

The amount of fresh deaths from Covid-19 in France has been decreasing in recent days, with 135 deaths reported within the previous 24 hours Sunday.

The last time the amount of daily reported deaths was under 135 was on March 22, as it represented just individuals reported by hospitals.

France intends to begin raising the coronavirus lockdown from May 11, when kids would be to return to college in phases, some companies will reopen and individuals are going to have the ability to travel within 100 kilometers (60 miles) in the houses with no signed justification for their motion.

However, Health Minister Olivier Veran cautioned Sunday that this could depend on additional reductions in Covid-19 infections, particularly in hard-hit regions such as the Paris area and northeast France.

The government has stated the amount of new coronavirus cases has to stabilize in less than 3,000 daily since it expands testing, differently physicians and nurses may face another wave of individuals who have analyzed hospitals because of March.

“If the amount of new cases shows too large, we are going to have to rethink the date for raising the lockdown, and determine based on the situation in every section,” Veran told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper.

Also, he cautioned against intending summer vacations for today, saying”it is unlikely that this virus will go on holiday”.

Officials are scrambling to ramp up analyzing capacities to 700,000 individuals each week May 11, which health experts say is vital for containing the outbreak.