Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Secretary of State for Transport, said: âThere will be around 80% (from Monday) of traffic in the metro. Buses and trams will operate normally. For the [national train company] At the SNCF, on Monday, around 7 out of 10 trains will be running, including TGV, TER and Transilien. “
On the eve of the first Monday of school closings in the face of the national Covid-19 epidemic, French Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer told a news source FranceInfo: “We are ready, all the instructions have been passed – we must not consider ourselves ‘on vacation’.”
He asked students to work from home and said many schools will offer distance education. Support is in place for parents who will now have to take time off work to care for children, and for workers who cannot stay at home, especially frontline health workers.
Mr Blanquer added that the virus was still at a serious stage and warned people to take the recommendations seriously. He said, “We know he [the virus] will probably pass through more than half of us. “
The French government has issued health advice to help prevent the spread of the virus.
This advice includes:
- Keep a distance of 1 meter between yourself and others.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap or hand sanitizer.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow rather than your hands.
- Use disposable tissues and throw them away immediately after use.
- Don’t shake hands or greet people with kisses on the cheek.
- If you are sick, stay home and wear a mask with others.
If you think you are sick, do not go to the hospital or see your local doctor as you could infect others. Instead, call your local doctor and take paracetamol for fever. Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or cortisone to treat any symptoms of Covid-19 as these could actually make the infection worse.
If you have returned from a high risk area, especially China (mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao); Singapore, South Korea, Iran or the regions of Lombardy and Veneto in Italy, and have symptoms of respiratory infection such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing within 14 days of your return, call the number emergency SAMU, 15th. Do not go to your local hospital or doctor.
A free hotline can answer your questions about the Covid-19 coronavirus continuously, 24/7: 0800 130 000. It cannot give medical advice.