World Coronavirus: between reconfining or delaying, the executive hesitates on the measures to be adopted

09:00  03 march  2021
09:00  03 march  2021 Source:   europe1.fr

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Un nouveau conseil de défense sanitaire se tient mercredi, et Jean Castex pourrait annoncer jeudi de nouvelles restrictions pour tenter de ralentir la progression de l'épidémie de coronavirus. Mais l'exécutif, qui veut à tout prix éviter un reconfinement national, ne dispose plus de beaucoup d'options. © AFP A new health defense council is being held on Wednesday, and Jean Castex could announce on Thursday new restrictions to try to slow down the progress of the coronavirus epidemic. But the executive, which wants at all costs to avoid a national reconfinement, no longer has many options.

If Emmanuel Macron estimated Monday that it was still necessary to hold "four to six weeks" against the epidemic of coronavirus , in the meantime, it is rather a new tightening of measures which awaits part of the French . While hospital pressure remains strong, and a local reconfinement at the weekend has already been established in Dunkirk and part of the Alpes-Maritimes, a new health defense council must be held on Wednesday, before possible announcements by Jean Castex , Thursday. But the government, which multiplies the consultations, struggles to find the right measures.

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Faced with a high plateau of hospitalizations, deaths and contaminations, there are not many options left for the executive. Emmanuel Macron therefore asked his ministers to extol the effectiveness of the curfew everywhere, both to better show the interest of strengthening it until a possible confinement at the weekend, but also to explain that it is is the only option to avoid a blanket re-containment.

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The other obsession of the executive, which changed gear a week ago by accepting local confinements, is that all these local measures are consistent from city to city. the other to avoid a domino effect in the event of uncontrolled initiatives.

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Tuesday evening, the entourage of the Prime Minister confided to Europe 1 that no scenario was privileged, and that the consultations with the elected officials in the departments continue Wednesday. But beyond the official version, the first consultations still made it possible to guess the tracks envisaged by the government, in particular in Paris, where the prefect of police proposed to the town hall a reconfinement of the capital on the weekend. A p rposition immediately rejected by Anne Hidalgo , who fully understood that the idea came directly from the Élysée. The fact remains that one absolute certainty remains: we are heading towards new measures.

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