02 May 2020 – State of Health Emergency extended to 24 July

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Government/Cabinet, Health Minister, Interior Minister

Overview: France extends state of health emergency until July 24

A proposal to be put to parliament on Monday says plans this month to lift the public health emergency, which began on March 24, would “be premature” and “could see a risk of the outbreak” intensifying.

The bill also lays out the quarantine conditions for people coming to France from abroad.

Travellers to France, including French citizens returning home, will face a compulsory two-week quarantine and possible isolation when they arrive in the country to help slow the spread of coronavirus, the health minister said.

Véran said the duration and conditions of the quarantine would be defined in a decree to be published. Decisions to isolate people would be scrutinised by judges to ensure they are justified and fair, he added.

It was not immediately clear whether the quarantine would only apply to people arriving from outside Europe’s open-border Schengen area, whether they would need to self-isolate at home or in hotels, and for how long the measures would be in place.
Full details here: https://www.france24.com/en/20200502-france-extends-covid-19-health-emergency-until-july-24

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: A proposal to be put to parliament on Monday says plans this month to lift the public health emergency, which began on March 24, would “be premature” and “could see a risk of the outbreak” intensifying.