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CORONAVIRUS – Faced with the epidemic situation, the threat loomed and it was confirmed. This Thursday, January 14, Prime Minister Jean Castex did indeed announce that a national curfew at 6 p.m. would come into force to try to stem the spread of covid-19, starting on Saturday.
The measure was already in place in the departments most affected by the coronavirus since the beginning of January, but the entire hexagonal territory will therefore be concerned from 6 p.m. on January 16, for “minimum fifteen days”.
Accompanied in particular by the Minister of Health Olivier Véran, the head of government justified the measure by the rapid spread of variants of the virus, especially in the United Kingdom. He added that in France, no more department has an incidence rate below 50 per 10,000 people, which was the objective set by the government to avoid lowering the time of entry into force of the cover. -fire.
No containment for now, but …
“It is now in the west of France that the dynamic is strongest”, added the head of government, while the measure was already in force mainly in departments in the east of the country until now . Jean Castex specified that exemptions would be in place to pick up his children from school or to return from work, but not for “personal reasons”.
In view of the consequences of such a provision, the Prime Minister invited businesses to open, as far as possible and within the framework of the agreements made with the local authorities, on Sundays and during the midday break. He nevertheless warned of the need to respect the gauges in shops, to avoid making them hotbeds of contamination. In addition, he added, before giving the floor to Jean-Michel Blanquer, that the schools would not be closed, but that a toughened protocol was planned.
Jean Castex has finally, for the moment in any case, ruled out the need to decree a new confinement. “But if we see a strong epidemic deterioration in the coming days, we would be prompted to decide on a new containment without delay because we must prepare for any eventuality.”
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