US News Coronavirus: Emmanuel Macron does not want to “isolate our seniors again”

22:45  22 september  2020
22:45  22 september  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Visiting an nursing home, the Head of State said he was opposed to a re-containment of residents

Emmanuel Macron a assuré mardi ne pas vouloir © Yoan Valat / AP / SIPA Emmanuel Macron assured Tuesday that he did not want SENIORS - Visiting an nursing home, the Head of State said he was opposed to a re-containment of

residents Emmanuel Macron assured Tuesday that he did not want to "isolate our elders again", during a visit to an Ehpad in Loir-et-Cher, to call on older people to protect themselves more against the rebound of the epidemic, and while several large cities are restricting visits.

“We do not wish, collectively, to isolate our elders again. (…) We are going to support those in charge of establishments so that rules are enacted which precisely allow a proportionate reaction and (…) to continue to see the family, those we love, and to continue to have (…) a minimum activity, to continue to have interactions because that is also life ”, declared the president at the end of his visit.

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"We must collectively redouble our attention"

"More fragile, our elders are more exposed to the virus. We must collectively redouble our attention, "the head of state tweeted shortly after his arrival at the Bracieux nursing home.

More fragile, our seniors are more exposed to the virus. We collectively need to be extra careful.

- Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) September 22, 2020

Director Pierre Goualbault and nurses told him about their exceptional mobilization during the crisis. A nurse told him of the feeling of isolation caused by the epidemic. "They are not in Ehpad because they are sick! They are alive. When we celebrate our birthday, when we go to the creperie, when we travel, we are alive (…) but the Covid has stopped everything, people were locked up, ”said a nurse. "Today the families are relaxed, for the masks I go to war a bit, but when it's been six months since we last saw his mother ...! This is life, this is love, ”she cried.

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This shift comes at a time when the epidemic indicators go back to , especially for those over 65.

The Minister of Health Olivier Véran last Thursday called on the elderly to “redouble all (their) efforts. Including the most difficult one, to further reduce the number of people you see every day ”.

Other voices were raised to ask not to "infantilize" the seniors, in particular when, at the end of August, Prime Minister Jean Castex asked to avoid "that grandpa and grandma go to pick up the children at school" .

Clusters detected in nursing homes

Several clusters were recently detected in nursing homes , such as that of 54 positive cases in one of the largest in France, in Bourges (Cher).

In several large metropolises, health constraints are tightened, in particular in establishments for the elderly, such as in Lyon where visits have been reduced to two people per resident and per week or in Marseille where visits are limited to two per day. In Nice , Mayor Christian Estrosi has stopped all visits to municipal nursing homes.

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