Health officials in France on Tuesday launched an emergency plan on the Mediterranean island of Corsica as the fourth wave of covid infection spread across the country.
The government has also announced that it is reactivating a package of measures designed to assist medical personnel as it prepares for fresh intake of cases.
Most coastal areas of France, meanwhile, have been required to wear masks to prevent the spread of the corona virus.
Health officials in Corsica say they are providing more care beds for Kovid patients and are mobilizing medical staff as part of a hospital in Bastia, one of the island’s two main cities.
The news came a day after Guadalupe became the third foreign territory in France to announce a return to a partial lockdown because of a “catastrophic” increase in Cowade’s affairs there.
A one-night curfew and some day restrictions begin Wednesday.
Martinique, another French Caribbean island 190 km (120 miles) south, returned to the lockdown on Friday, while Reunion Island entered a partial lockdown this weekend.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Jean Costak chaired a meeting of the inter-provincial crisis management team.
His office said it agreed to use the military to provide more care beds in outlying areas.
The government also announced on Tuesday that it would reintroduce overtime bonuses for hospital employees, as well as pay leave that they could not afford due to work pressures.
The situation in Corsica was affected by the traditional increase in departure and arrival of holidaymakers in late July: more than 130,000 people moved there last weekend.
Corsica had already been reintroduced in mid-July in the island’s main cities wearing mandatory masks.
Many coastal resorts around France have reintroduced wearing mandatory masks less than two months after the authorities lifted the ban.
In northwestern France, the Fenster area of Brittany on Monday ordered people to cover their mouths and noses after an increase in coveted cases. Masks have been mandatory in Britney’s Morbihan area since last week.
Authorities have introduced similar measures at the foot of the Pyrenees, on the Spanish border, and at Lake Ence in the Alps.
Public health figures released on Tuesday show that across France, the delta version of the virus is increasing the number of hospital admissions.
The number of patients in intensive care is now 1,331, up from 978 a week ago, while 57 more deaths in the last 24 hours have brought France to 112,000.
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