France Extends Its State of Health Emergency to February 2021

Published November 5th, 2020 - 06:29 GMT
After the consequences of the first confinement linked to Covid-19 are just starting to fall as psychiatrists at the mental health establishment of Ville-Evrard, in the Paris suburbs, fear a second "psychiatric wave". Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP
After the consequences of the first confinement linked to Covid-19 are just starting to fall as psychiatrists at the mental health establishment of Ville-Evrard, in the Paris suburbs, fear a second "psychiatric wave". Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP
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Country prolongs state of health emergency due to increase in cases.

France extended its state of health emergency Wednesday to Feb.16 due to a rising number of coronavirus infections. 

Due to their insufficient numbers in Tuesday’s session of the National Assembly, members of parliament belonging to President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling party who had proposed an extension to Feb. 16 were overruled, and the state of emergency was only extended until Dec. 14.


In voting held again today, however, an extension until Feb. 16 was accepted.

The state of health emergency, which was declared in March for two months, was reinstated on Oct. 17 with a decree issued by the government.

It gives the government the authority to restrict certain freedoms throughout the country or in certain regions and to seize all kinds of assets and services that are deemed necessary.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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