FRENCH AUTHORITIES DECLARE MEASURES IN THE FACE OF FOURTH WAVE
The pristine Mediterranean town in France – Corsica – is being shut-down by French authorities after the fourth wave of Corona infections swept across it. French health officials put in force emergency plans here to
The pristine Mediterranean town in France – Corsica – is being shut-down by French authorities after the fourth wave of Corona infections swept across it. French health officials put in force emergency plans here to try and contain the spread of the infection.
Government representatives also said they would introduce a slew of measures to prop-up medical staff in the face of the fourth wave.
More people were seen out and about wearing masks after it was made mandatory to do so. As hospital admissions reached 79 percent in Bastia, one of the island’s two main cities, medical staff was being swiftly mobilised and more ICU beds were procured.
These developments came within a day of Guadalupe, a French overseas territory, declared partial lockdown and Martinique, another French Caribbean island in the south also declared a lockdown.
Earlier this week the French Prime Minister, Jean Castex, presided over an inter-ministerial team overseeing the emergency situation. It was decided to call in the army to provide more ICU beds. Further hospital staff were being granted over-time bonuses to ensure the public had access to the best medical facilities.
Meanwhile in Corisca, masks were out once more, as infections spiked in the face of holidaymakers getting in and out of the picturesque locale. An estimated 130,000 people were the floating population of the island the previous weekend.