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In Paris, Patients With Covid-19 To Be Placed In Hotels

In Paris, Patients With Covid-19 To Be Placed In Hotels

Coronavirus patients who are unable to stay at home and not infect their families will soon be placed in Paris hotels said the mayor of the French capital, Anne Hidalgo.

"Paris and the city's hospital management (AP-HP) will launch operation Covisan in the coming days. The Accor group offered us hotels in Paris, just like in Barcelona. The idea is that people who test positive for COVID-19 could have a room in the Paris Department for two weeks, that is, during the quarantine period," Hidalgo told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper.

She noted that the city authorities are working on this issue with two major Paris hospitals Bichat and Salpêtrière, as well as with the Avicenne hospital in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis.

"We searched for available rooms in the surrounding area and launched this approach. When a positive test result is detected and a person cannot stay at home without infecting their family, we will offer them the opportunity to conduct a quarantine at the hotel, where they will receive medical supervision and appropriate support. Gradually, other hospitals and territories will join this process. This project should help prevent the spread of the virus," said the mayor of Paris.

According to the latest data, more than 19 thousand people have become victims of the coronavirus in France. The number of confirmed cases in the country exceeds 111 thousand.

On Monday, French President Emmanuel Akron announced the extension of the isolation regime until May 11 in connection with the coronavirus epidemic. Strict restrictions on the movement of people have been in effect in the country since March 17. In France, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, museums, parks, non-food stores, educational institutions are closed.

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