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World Coronavirus in the Grand-Est: Reinforcement of measures at the Franco-German border for the Moselle

00:00  26 february  2021
00:00  26 february  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Illustration. Le premier ministre Jean Castex. department © AGENCE-POOL / SIPA / SIPA Illustration. Prime Minister Jean Castex. PANDEMIC - Prime Minister Jean Castex tightens the screws in Moselle, with the obligation of negative PCR tests of less than 72 hours for non-professional trips between Germany and the

department With an incidence rate among the strongest in France, cases of variants of Covid-19 , in particular English and South Africans who "explode" and hospitals too busy, we could expect precise and strict measures for Moselle . They will be limited for the moment to a strengthening of the border with Germany announced Thursday the Prime Minister Jean Castex.

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The metropolis of Metz has an incidence rate which shows this Thursday still a good 372 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the seven rolling days (ARS data), much higher than the national average (around 206 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) and even the Grand-Est which is maintained with an incidence rate of 183.

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Moselle, like twenty other metropolitan departments, is on the spot and placed under "reinforced surveillance". These departments may be subject to local containment measures from the weekend of March 6, the Prime Minister said, if the situation continues to deteriorate. An announced tightening of screws , but less than that feared (or hoped for) in the Grand-Est. No real surprise therefore this Thursday evening, especially since the government had somewhat killed the suspense in the morning by announcing that negative PCR tests of less than 72 hours would be required from Monday for cross-border workers without professional motive who return from 'Germany.

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No reconfinement, therefore, but a strengthening of measures at the border with an exemption for those who pass through it for work only. There will be “similar measures on the German side,” Saar Prime Minister Tobias Hans said. Also, Mosellans can expect tighter controls on the border sector.

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A "measuring cup" some would say, but which is in addition to several measures already deployed such as the strengthening of screening and vaccination since last week. Measures taken following the arrival of the Minister of Health Olivier Véran who had made the trip to Metz.

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