More than 3.2 million confirmed cases in France call for accelerated vaccination in Europe

Paris novel coronavirus pneumonia (Xinhua) 1 February (reporter Li Yang) 1 local time, the French new crown pneumonia cumulative diagnosis of more than 3 million 200 thousand cases. French President Marcon called on Europe to speed up the day of the new crown vaccination.

More than 3.2 million confirmed cases in France call for accelerated vaccination in Europe

Customers line up to shop at a supermarket in the center of Paris, France, on February 1 local time. Photo by Li Yang, China News Agency

According to the epidemic data released by the French Ministry of health that night, more than 3.2 million cases were confirmed in France on the first day, reaching 3201461 cases, with 76512 deaths. There are 27914 hospitalized patients in France, an increase of 301 compared with the previous day; there are 3228 critically ill patients, an increase of 70 compared with the previous day.

When he met with visiting president vuccic of Serbia in Paris on the 1st, makron called on Europe to speed up the vaccination of the new crown. Mr makron said it was an ongoing “speed race” to fight the virus and that Europe must be “more efficient” on related issues.

Makron also said that he had a consensus with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President von draen on issues related to vaccination. He said France will continue to work on vaccination progress in the coming weeks and months.

1537000 people in France have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccine, and 47137 of them have been vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine, the French Ministry of Health said on the evening of Monday. Despite the current shortage of vaccine supply, French officials are still trying to ensure that the vaccination schedule goes as planned.

French shopping malls implemented epidemic prevention measures such as strengthening restrictions on people flow and strengthening safe distance for shopping. The reporter saw in Paris that some shopping places strictly abide by the epidemic prevention regulations indicated the maximum number of customers that can be accommodated, daily real-time customer flow and other information through billboards. French officials say shopping malls will be punished if they do not comply with the epidemic prevention regulations.

French economy and finance minister le Maire said on the 1st that the official decision to close the non food shopping center with an area of more than 20000 square meters will lead to a monthly increase of 500 million euros in public expenditure. At the same time, he warned that if a restaurant violates the anti epidemic regulations and forcibly opens its business, it will be deprived of solidarity fund assistance for one month, and if it violates the regulations repeatedly, it will be deprived of assistance permanently. (end)

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