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Coronavirus: overseas situation deteriorates quickly


It is in Reunion and Mayotte that concern is greatest. Caregivers alert to a possible “health tsunami”.

The coronavirus epidemic is still in its infancy overseas, but already health professionals and politicians are alerting to a possible "sanitary tsunami". It is in Reunion and Mayotte that the concern is the deepest: these territories went to stage 2 of the epidemic Tuesday, in record time, while the other overseas are still in stage 1 (and the metropolis in stage 3). "This epidemic is to be taken seriously, and perhaps even more so in island territories," the Prime Minister acknowledged on Wednesday. Assuring that "if it were necessary to project a certain number of additional means bound for overseas, we would do it within the limits of our capacities" .

Phase 3 is expected to arrive next week

Dr Mohamed-Sofian Jaouadi, liberal doctor in Mayotte

The most populous territory in overseas France (more than 860,000 inhabitants), Réunion now has 94 cases according to Jérôme Salomon, Director General of Health. Reunion is "so far from everything, with such poverty, precariousness, promiscuity and with so many comorbidities, a population so often

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Source: lefigaro

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