According to data from Public Health France, the number of coronovirus prevalence among people under 15 increased rapidly in France last week, sparking an increasingly intense debate in France over the need to close schools.
In the general population, the incidence – the proportion of new cases detected – increased by 17% to 313 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, well above the maximum vigilance limit set by the government (250). According to the weekly epidemiological point published by the Health Agency, it is between 0–14-year-olds, the incidence has increased from 15 to 21 March, a 31% increase from the previous week to 230 per 100,000 inhabitants. . . By extension, the incidence is only 5 among 0 among-2-year-olds (up to 25%), 12 (+ 42%) among 326-year-olds, 2% 3 (+ 37) for 4-10-year-olds. %) And between 350 is 350. -14 year olds (+ 24%). An incidence rate in adolescents between 15 and 17 years of age is “fairly close to that of adults”, with 431 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, an increase of 22%.
According to Public Health France epidemiologist Christine Campis, the increase in cases in children and adolescents is “in the context of intensifying screening campaigns in schools”. According to National Education, the use of saliva tests in establishments amounted to approximately 200,000 tests conducted in a week, with the screening rate increasing 41% among less than 15 people operated exclusively in the previous week.
Faced with this situation, more and more voices in France among epidemiologists and teachers are asking for schools to be closed or to fail, furthering the planned Easter holiday for next April. But the Minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blancre, ruled again on Friday, on any closure of schools on the basis that “education remains our priority, youth need a school system”, however, a tightening of the protocol Closing any class from a proven case of Kovid, against the first three.
According to the country’s media, during the “55th Defense Council on Kovid” scheduled for next Wednesday, the question of closing schools will be investigated, along with other new “breaking measures” of the epidemic. Recently, President Emmanuel Macron warned that the coming weeks would be difficult, declaring that he would take “all necessary measures in due time” and that he did not see “taboo” measures. Facing an outbreak of pollution, the government has restructured 16 departments, including Paris and its territory, for a month, a measure that was extended to three other departments this Saturday.
Since its appearance a year earlier, the Kovid-19 pandemic has caused more than 93,000 deaths in France.