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France: 46% of hospital beds in Paris occupied by COVID patients

46% of hospital beds in Pair are now occupied by COVID-19 patients, the French Prime Minister noted on Thursday Jean Castex, As reported Reuters.

“The only possible strategy of COVID is to stop the spread of the virus, it is not feasible to add more ICU beds,” added Castex. On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that they will begin imposing night curfews in major cities starting Saturday for four weeks.

Additional conclusions

“People can leave home despite the curfew to go to work, take a train or plane, go to the hospital or the pharmacy, even to walk the dog, but you will have to show a document.”

“Restaurant food delivery will still be allowed during curfew.”

“All private parties, such as weddings and student evenings, are prohibited during the state of emergency.”

Market reaction

The pair EUR/USD it extended its daily slide after these comments and was last seen shedding 0.45% at 1.1692.


Credits: Forex Street