PARIS. France – France reported an average of close to 90,000 new coronavirus infections over the last seven dayas, marking a 36% rise from one week ago when most COVID-19 health protocol measures were lifted by the government just ahead of the country’s elections.
New cases over the previous 24 hours published on Sunday stood at 81.282, pushing a 7 – day moving average to 89,002, compared with just over 60,000 average new cases one week earlier. The number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants also reached their highest value level since Feb.18.
The government of French President Emmanuel Macron, who will stand for re – election in less than three weeks time followed by legislative elections later this year, decided to lift most COVID01-19 restrictions on March 14, citing a positive trend.
This mean people in France no longer have to wear COVID face masks indoors, except for public transport, hospitals and other medical facilities. The government also lifted its COVID vaccine pass requirement in places such as bars and cinemas.