Canada Covid-19. Extended curfew, economic aid ...: what to remember from the announcements of Jean Castex
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Accompanied by several members of his government, the Prime Minister gave a new update on the epidemic situation in France, this Thursday, October 22. Jean Castex notably announced the extension of the curfew to 38 additional departments, as well as in Polynesia. We take stock.
In recent weeks, the government's speeches on theare both expected and feared. The intervention of this Thursday, October 22 was no exception to the rule.
The fact that the Prime Minister himself took the floor symbolized the concern of the executive at the numbers of the epidemic. "The coming weeks will be hard, the number of deaths will increase" , launched Jean Castex who in particular announced an extension of the curfew.
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Here is what to remember from the announcements of the head of government, accompanied by the Minister of Health38 new departments concerned by the curfew , the Minister of Culture and the Secretary of State for Digital, Cédric O.
Up to now, the curfew has applied in the Ile-de-France region and in eight major cities: Lille, Lyon, Aix-Marseille, Grenoble, Toulouse, Montpellier, Saint-Etienne and Rouen. It will be extended, announced Jean Castex.
The departments of the metropolitan areas mentioned above will also be concerned. In addition, 38 other departments, as well as the territories of French Polynesia will also have to comply with this measure.departments, or 46 million French people. "The extension of the curfew measure is a preventive measure that I assume" , explained Jean Castex.
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As in the metropolises already concerned, the curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. It will come into effect on the night of Friday to Saturday at midnight. "As during the period of confinement, it will take a certificate available on the government site" , specified the Prime Minister.
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These curfews are planned for six weeks, but "depending on the results we will re-evaluate the device, to possibly harden it" , warned Jean Castex. However, the curfew measures will not be able to be felt for at least a week, the Prime Minister further warned.
Jean Castex warned that if the Covid-19 epidemic was not stopped by curfewing 54 departments, "we will have to consider much tougher measures" . "There is still time to avoid it but we don't have much time left" , added the Prime Minister without further clarification
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4,777 verbalizations for non-compliance with the curfew
In the territories already affected by the curfew since Saturday, 32,033 checks have been carried out and 4,777 tickets have been issued, reported Jean Castex.A new application launched this Thursday
After the failure of the StopCovid application, the Secretary of State for Digital, Cédric O presented a new frame called. Available for download from this Thursday, it will retain its contact history function but will also include statistical information on the evolution of the epidemic in France and news items on the virus.
"It is only useful if there are very many of us" , said Cédric O, assuring that "all guarantees have been taken" regarding the security of data. "I invite all French people to download it as I have done myself" , said Jean Castex, who had not downloaded the first version of the application.Extended economic aid
Economic support measures "will be extended to all departments falling under the curfew regime" , assured the Prime Minister. He mentioned in particular the solidarity fund, exemptions from social contributions and the extension of loans guaranteed by the state.115 million for culture
The Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot announcedsector, which has been severely affected since the start of the health crisis and even more with the introduction of the curfew. "The state will be at their side because we need culture and maybe even more during this crisis" , declared the minister.
In detail, 85 million euros in aid will go to live entertainment and 30 million will be dedicated to cinema. The Minister also recalled that the transversal measures, previously mentioned, such as the solidarity fund or exemptions from charges apply well to the sector.
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