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01:00  30 september  2020
01:00  30 september  2020 Source:   liberation.fr

Closure of restaurants in Aix-Marseille: elected officials denounce a "collective punishment"

 Closure of restaurants in Aix-Marseille: elected officials denounce a © YANN COATSALIOU / AFP LR president of the Paca region, Renaud Muselier, and the left mayor of Marseille, Michèle Rubirola, have all the two denounced Wednesday the drastic health measures that hit the Aix-Marseille metropolis. And in particular the total closure of bars and restaurants.

Despite the concessions, many in Marseille are still angry. The restrictions for Marseille will be reviewed in a week's time and may still be challenged in court . Meanwhile in Paris, which has been classified as a "reinforced alert" zone, bars will have to shut at 22:00pm local time.

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A Marseille le 28 septembre. virus © NICOLAS TUCAT In Marseille on September 28. The owners of Marseille cafes and restaurants pleaded their case on Tuesday against the government decision to close their establishments in the face of the resumption of the epidemic. We will know this Wednesday if they have been heard.

He wanted to keep the direction of the valve. "We will see what sauce we are going to be eaten," smiled Frédéric Jeanjean, the general secretary of the union of professionals in the catering industry (UMIH) of Bouches-du-Rhône. This Tuesday afternoon, they were a few at his side to stand tall in front of the Marseille administrative court, which was examining the summary release filed the day before by the UMIH, around twenty professionals and representatives of the economic world and local institutions , all under the leadership of the President of the Region Renaud Muselier. The goal is to cancel the prefectural decree issued on Sunday which enacts the total closure of bars and restaurants in Aix and Marseille until November 11, in the wake of announcements made by Olivier Véran on Wednesday. A decree which, according to them, undermines the freedom to conduct business - an argument justifying, with urgency, the recourse to the interim relief procedure.

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 Measures against Covid-19 in Paris. Anne Hidalgo disagrees © AFP / ERIC PIERMONT Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, photographed at the end of August. Paris and its inner suburbs have been placed in an “enhanced alert” zone, with bars closing no later than 10 p.m., reduction to 1,000 people in the gathering gauge and ban on gatherings of more than 10 people in the area. public space in particular.

Bar-owners and restaurateurs in Marseille took to the streets in protest against a two-week hospitality ban which came into effect on Saturday. The southern city’s first deputy mayor, Benoît Payan, called the curbs “an affront” but French health minister Olivier Véran said the “health situation in Marseille

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Before the president, the applicants' lawyers tried to translate the anger that gripped Marseille professionals as politicians, who question the relevance of the measures taken by the government. "An unfair decision", tackled Grégory Nicolai, the lawyer for the UMIH, "taken from Paris by the minister who does not know the reality" recalling that the sector represented on the territory some 29,926 direct jobs, " without counting the non-salaried managers and all the indirect jobs, brewers, roasters, housekeepers, security company… ”For him, the prefectural decree,“ taken in haste ”, is quite simply“ illegal ”, the opinion of the health authorities, in this case the regional health authority (ARS), justifying the decision having been issued "only after the political decision, which was announced by the minister on Wednesday". The LRA opinion which, he points out, does not mention bistros and restaurants among the main sources of the virus's spread. "Is there a single piece to prove it?" The word coffee isn't even mentioned once in the ARS advisory, it's magic! the lawyer gets angry. We get the impression that it was prejudices that led to the public speaking of a minister! " And to remind that professionals in the sector, who have already made a lot of efforts in recent months, find themselves in critical situations for some, with always uncertainty for the coming weeks.

Closure of bars: Marseille calls for a reprieve

 Closure of bars: Marseille calls for a reprieve © OLIVIER MONGE Benoît Payan, the first deputy at the town hall of Marseille, this Thursday. Removed like all local elected officials against the measures announced by the government, the first deputy mayor, Benoît Payan, asks for a period of ten days before applying them. Angry, Benoît Payan. Even if promised, "we do not beat ourselves up with the government," assured the first deputy mayor of Marseille this Thursday morning. A bit though.

“I have called all ministers one by one to reopen the borders,” Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said earlier this week, adding that “there are a lot of things In the meantime, the EU has been trying to encourage members to reopen travel to third countries by keeping a list of acceptable nations.

Medics in the capital, along with Marseille , have been forced to postpone scheduled surgeries to free up space. Patients are still facing backlogs caused by Restaurants and bars are closing for a week in Marseille , causing anger from business owners who say they were 'starting to get back on our feet'.

"We are ready to tighten up the health protocol"

The representative of the prefecture answered him mainly with the figures, those of the epidemic which, even if an improvement has appeared in recent days, remain worrying in the department and put energized hospital services. "An epidemic is nonlinear physics, you don't know when it's going to ebb or break out. A prefect who sees such data says to himself that there are going to be difficult decisions to make, ”he tries to explain. Without convincing Bernard Marty, the president of the UMIH: "We have made proposals, we are ready to tighten up the health protocol. We want to be next to those who are fighting against the virus and instead, we are closed and we send people into nature, ”he pleaded before the president. His decision will be known this Wednesday at 3 p.m.

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