Monday, November 29, 2021

NEWS

Macron shows concern about situation in French overseas territories

Macron shows concern about situation in French overseas territories

Paris, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday warned about the situation in overseas territories due to the spread of the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Share on email

During a cabinet meeting to analyze the health crisis, the president described as serious the scenario in Caribbean islands such as Martinique and Guadeloupe, where contagion levels are very high and health systems have collapsed.

This is an emergency situation, which implies the nation’s unconditional solidarity. It is a cruel demonstration that vaccination is the most effective means against the virus, he said.

According to recent data from the Ministry of Health, only 20 percent of the population is immunized on these two islands, while on mainland France more than 55 percent of the citizens have received shots against Covid-19.

French Minister of Overseas Territories, Sebastien Lecornu, informed that the incidence rate of positive cases exceeds 1,700 per 100,000 inhabitants in Guadeloupe and 1,100 in Martinique, which shows the complexity of this scenario.

The minister traveled to these territories with 300 health professionals to support the fight against Covid-19.

According to the French government, the situation is also alarming in other regions such as Guyana and Polynesia.

Macron urged to take extreme measures and extend the vaccination process to try to contain new outbreaks in these places.

ef/aph/mem/gas

RELATED
ÚLTIMO MINUTO
name of Prensa Latina

| Text SMS to 8100 with content PL
Receive 4 mesages x 25 cup

© 2016-2021 Prensa Latina
Latin American News Agency

Radio – Publications  – Videos – News by the minute.
All Rigts Reserved.

St. E No 454 , Vedado,  Habana, Cuba.
Phones: (+53) 7 838 3496, (+53) 7 838 3497, (+53) 7 838 3498, (+53) 7 838 3499
Prensa Latina © 2021 .

Web Site developed by IT Division  Prensa Latina.