The map of France of the epidemic takes another tone. This Thursday, day of the announcements of Edouard Philippe concerning after June 2, the executive revealed a new card, on which no more department is classified in red. This color so far concerned the areas most exposed to the coronavirus and induced some restrictions since the first phase of deconfinement.
However, France will not go entirely green and the departments of three regions, Île-de-France, Mayotte and Guyana will find themselves this time in orange, announced the Prime Minister. "We will monitor the departments of Ile-de-France, Guyana and Mayotte, where the virus circulates a little more than elsewhere (...) The deconfinement will be a little more careful than in the rest of the territory".
"It doesn't mean that the virus is no longer circulating"
"Today, all of these indicators are green, with the notable exception of 2 departments, Val-d'Oise and Mayotte," also commented Edouard Philippe. This does not mean that the virus no longer circulates, it is still present, to varying degrees throughout the territory but its speed of spread is at this stage under control. "
Four regions (Ile-de-France, Hauts-de-France, Grand Est and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) as well as Mayotte were so far in the red zone and their presidents had multiplied the calls for the foot for that this classification does not last.
This orange color had disappeared from the map between the release of its first and its second version. It is now targeting areas where the virus continues to circulate and which should still be subject to some restrictions, during this second phase of deconfinement which will start on Tuesday 2 June.
The placement of a large majority of departments in green is a sign that the circulation of the virus is gradually and durably attenuating, while France has been carrying out the first phase of its deconfinement for more than two weeks already.