The Number Of Complaints Of Domestic Violence In France Has Increased By More Than A Third Since The Introducing Of The Isolation Regime
In France, an increase in the number of calls to the hotline dedicated to the problem of domestic violence is recorded, according to French media with reference to the head of this emergency service, Pascal Vigneron.
According to these data, since the introduction of self-isolation due to coronavirus, the number of such requests has increased by 35%. According to Vigneron, since mid-March, employees of the service receive an average of 1,000 calls a day. "The effect of the self-isolation regime exacerbates family tensions," he said.
France has a nationwide regime of self-isolation as part of measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. All stores except grocery stores and pharmacies are closed. Online trading and delivery services continue to operate without restrictions. Cafes, restaurants, and cinemas do not work.
The decision to introduce such measures was announced by the French authorities on March 16. It was originally planned to be in effect until March 31. However, the country's authorities then announced that it would be extended until April 15, and then until May 11. After this date, the authorities will begin to gradually return the country to normal life. In particular, one of the priorities is to resume the work of educational institutions.