The deployment of 100,000 police officers in France to confront Corona and Israel resort to emergency laws to combat it
France decided, on Monday 16 March 2020, to deploy 100,000 police officers in the country to implement the movement restrictions measures announced by President Emmanuel Macron, while Israel said it would use emergency laws to counter the spread of Corona, and Switzerland declared a state of emergency to limit its spread.
More details: French Minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner, pointed out that the deployment of the 100,000 police officers aims to contribute to combating the outbreak of the Corona virus in France, where the number of victims of the virus there reached 148, while the number of infected people reached 6650.
Minister Castaner indicated that violators of the procedures would face a fine of up to 135 euros, according to Reuters.
This action comes after Macron, in a televised speech, on Monday evening, demanded that citizens adhere to their homes and not go out except in cases of necessity, as announced by the European Union to completely close its external borders as of Tuesday, 17 March 2020, for a period of 30 days, and in his speech he used The French President has repeatedly said, "We are at war."
Macron also announced a ban on unnecessary movements in France, and the postponement of the second round of municipal elections that were scheduled for March 22, 2020, according to Agence France-Presse.
In a related context, the Swiss government announced, on Monday, a state of emergency due to the rapid spread of the Corona virus in the country, according to Swiss President Simonita Sommaruga, who indicated that the state of emergency will start from Tuesday at 00:00 local time.
The Swiss authorities will have to deploy 8,000 military personnel to participate in the fight against the epidemic, to secure logistical and security services for health sector workers, restaurants and entertainment venues will be closed, and public events will be canceled, while petrol stations, banks, train stations, post offices and hotels will continue to operate.
These measures coincide with the total death of Corona in Switzerland at 18, and 2,353 injuries.
Emergency Law: From Europe to the Middle East, where outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that the government will resort to emergency laws to accelerate the deployment of surveillance technology, which will be used to combat the Corona virus.
The decision drew criticism from human rights groups aiming to use anti-terrorism technology to track HIV-infected people and others who had had contact with them.
Such a procedure usually requires the approval of parliament, but Netanyahu moved to circumvent the process when he said in a televised speech on Monday evening that his government would resort to emergency laws to put the order into effect for only 30 days, and the Citizen Rights Society in Israel described the move as A dangerous precedent. ”
Netanyahu also announced other measures, such as granting a month-long vacation to most members of the workforce in the public sector, and reducing the percentage of attendance of private sector employees to 30% in the workplace, as schools, commercial centers, restaurants, and most entertainment places were closed and gatherings were limited to ten individuals.
This comes as Israel records nearly 300 confirmed cases of the virus, and no deaths were reported until Tuesday morning.
In the Palestinian Territories, 39 cases of corona were recorded in the occupied West Bank, while the Gaza Strip did not announce any cases, and the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced on Monday that anyone arriving from the West Bank from Jordan should enter a self-isolation period of 14 days. .
Corona in the world: As of Tuesday morning, March 17, 2020, the death toll from the Corona virus worldwide was 7,154, while the number of infected people was 182,406, while those who recovered from the virus numbered 79,433.
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization classified the "pandemic", a scientific term more severe and widespread than the "global epidemic", symbolizing the international spread of the virus and not confining it to one country.