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French disease approaches 20,000, new coronavirus detected in Paris non-drinking water

On the 19th local time, the cumulative number of deaths from French New Coronary Pneumonia increased to 19,718. It will soon become the fourth country in the world to notify more than 20,000 deaths. The first three countries are the United States, Italy, and Spain. The Paris Municipal Department announced on the same day that the new coronavirus was detected in the city’s non-drinking water system. Although it was “a trace amount”, it attracted close attention.

On April 18th, in Cannes, southern France, people kept their distance while talking. (Xinhua News Agency)

French Prime Minister Philip and Minister of Health Wiran jointly held a press conference that day, and the latest epidemic data were released directly at the press conference. In France, there were 395 new deaths on the same day, and the cumulative deaths rose to 19,718, including 12,069 deaths in hospitals and 7,649 deaths in nursing homes.

At present, there are 30,610 new coronary pneumonia patients still in hospital in France, including 5,744 severe patients. The number of hospitalizations and the number of critically ill patients continued to decline slowly. Salomon, director of the French Health Agency, said that the control measures are working and urged the public not to relax their guard.

The non-potable water system in Paris detected “trace” of new coronavirus that day. The laboratory managed by the Paris municipal department found “trace” virus in 4 of the 27 sampling points tested, and the Paris municipal government immediately suspended the use of non-potable water systems.

The deputy mayor of Paris in charge of ecology explained that the traces of viruses in non-drinking water systems are extremely small, but they can still be detected. Therefore, the municipal government decided to adopt the “precautionary principle”, and the health department will further analyze the possible presence of these trace viruses risk.

Officials in Paris stated that the non-potable water system in Paris is drawn from rivers such as the Seine and is mainly used for cleaning streets and watering parks. The potable water is not a system. The two systems have been separated since the 19th century; No traces of new coronavirus were detected, there were no safety issues, and the public used “no risk”.

French Prime Minister Philippe said at a press conference on the 19th that the health crisis caused by the new coronary pneumonia epidemic has not ended, and the economic crisis caused by the epidemic has just begun. He emphasized that the social conditions before the implementation of the control measures will not be restored immediately; only after the epidemic is controlled and the hospital restores the ability to treat patients can it be considered to “unblock”. He also said that after the “unblocking”, the French public transportation system may force passengers to wear masks.

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