Reunion Island will emerge this Wednesday from the state of health emergency that had been declared on July 13 due to the increased circulation of the coronavirus, the government said. The decree putting an end to it must be ratified by the Council of Ministers. President Emmanuel Macron justified this decision in July during a televised address by the “insufficient level of vaccination” and by the “strong pressure” from the hospital.
“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. The bill extending until July 31, 2022 the possible use of the health pass is presented this Wednesday in the Council of Ministers. It also provides for the extension of the state of emergency in Guyana until December 31, 2021.