24/03/2020 1 min

COVID-19: situation update

Faced with the current unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, ANSES remains fully operational to ensure the continuity of its expert assessment and alert activities. Since many different health risks unfortunately exist, for humans, animals and for plants, we must continue to anticipate, analyse and act to prevent any new crises from adding to the current health crisis. Working remotely or on-call in our laboratories, ANSES’s staff and its expert groups continue to work to protect the health of all.

In his March 16th 2020 address, France’s President Emmanuel Macron informed the country of measures he would be taking to greatly reduce person-to-person contact and travel. Since Tuesday March 17th at 12 noon, a confinement plan has been implemented throughout France for a period of at least two weeks.