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    Reunion emerges from a state of health emergency

    Reunion Island will emerge from the state of health emergency that was declared on July 13 due to the increased circulation of the coronavirus on Friday, according to a government decree taken on Wednesday. “In Reunion, we ended this morning in the Council of Ministers, by a decree which was adopted, in the state of health emergency as of this Friday. This decision marks the clear and lasting improvement of the health situation of the island, “said government spokesman Gabriel Attal after the Council of Ministers.

    Improvement of the health situation

    “For nine weeks, the improvement of the health situation has been confirmed on the island,” said Tuesday in a joint document the prefecture and the Regional Health Agency (ARS) of this island in the Indian Ocean. The confinement in force in Reunion since July 31 had been completely lifted on September 15 and the curfew at 11 p.m. ended on October 4. From October 2 to 8, 241 cases were identified, bringing the incidence rate to 28.2 per 100,000 inhabitants.

    At the end of July, when the epidemic was in full resurgence, the incidence rate had exceeded 400 per 100,000 inhabitants and the positivity rate had reached 10%. The prefecture then imposed a ban on moving outside a radius of 10 km around his home (5 km on weekends) and going out between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

    High levels of Covid overseas

    The bill extending until July 31, 2022 the possible use of the health pass was presented Wednesday in the Council of Ministers. It also provides for the extension of the state of emergency in Guyana until December 31, 2021. In this territory, “an epidemic decline seems to be starting even if the situation remains very tense,” added Gabriel Attal.

    The incidence rate of 378 cases per 100,000 inhabitants is indeed down over one week in Guyana. In Martinique, the Covid-19 epidemic is on the rise again after 8 consecutive weeks of declining indicators, with 541 new positive cases recorded in one week, bringing the incidence rate to 151 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, an increase of 12%, said the Regional Health Agency on Tuesday.

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