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VIDEO. Coronavirus in Bouches-du-Rhône: What perimeter for the curfew in Marseille and Aix? The great vagueness reigns
The day after Emmanuel Macron's announcements, no one knows for now whether the curfew will only concern Aix-en-Provence and Marseille or the entire metropolis © Daniel Cole / AP / SIPA Un bar in Marseille CORONAVIRUS - The day after Emmanuel Macron's announcements, no one knows for the time being whether the curfew will only affect Aix-en-Provence and Marseille or the entire metropolis "Do I know if my municipality is concerned? But then, not at all.
Extension of the curfew to 38 new departments, launch of the TousAntiCovid app, aid for culture ... The government announced on Thursday new measures to fight the epidemic.
Less than a week after the implementation of the curfew in Ile-de-France and in 8 metropolises, the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, and his government held a press conference on Thursday to announce new measures to fight against the coronavirus epidemic.
Curfew. The inhabitants ofwill soon no longer be the only ones to have to respect a curfew of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. From midnight Friday evening, the rule will apply to "38 new departments (1) as well as to an overseas territory, Polynesia" for six weeks, announced Jean Castex at a press conference . From now on, 54 departments, or 46 million French people, will be affected. Teleworking is always encouraged when possible, but the government is not announcing any obligations.
Curfew: The police on the front line to enforce the rules
12,000 police and gendarmes will be responsible for ensuring that people checked between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. are in possession of a certificate of exceptional travel © C. Allain / 20 Minutes Illustration of a police patrol, here in Rennes. CORONAVIRUS - 12,000 police officers and gendarmes will be tasked with ensuring that people checked between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
0 Balance sheet. The Prime Minister has reported a doubling of the number of cases every two weeks in France and an increase in the epidemic throughout the country. All age groups are affected, but among those over 65, the number of cases has tripled in three weeks. In four regions (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Ile-de-France, Provence-Alpes-Côté d'Azur and Hauts-de-France), more than half of the intensive care beds are occupied by Covid patients.
Application on Thursday. The Secretary of State for Digital Transition, Cédric O, presented the update to the coronavirus tracking application, StopCovid. Renamed TousAntiCovid, it is available this Thursday.
Jean Castex wants to reform the Observatory of secularism because "the threat against the Republic has radically changed"
"It must evolve, because it must be possible in France to defend secularism without being accused of Islamophobia and defend secularism without being politically instrumentalized, ”we told Matignon. © Provided by Franceinfo While the assassination of Samuel Paty again poses the question of secularism in France, Jean Castex wishes to "evolve" the Observatory of secularism, franceinfo learned from Matignon.
Culture. Performing arts and film actors will receive respectively 85 million and 30 million euros in additional aid to get through the health crisis linked to the Covid-19 epidemic, announced the Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot.
Controls. Since Saturday, the security forces have carried out 32,033 checks and 4,777 tickets for non-compliance with the curfew in the areas concerned.
Future. Jean Castex made it clear that the possibility of an upcoming containment, if the epidemic is not stopped by then, could not be ruled out: "If we do not manage to curb the epidemic, we we will come to take much harsher measures. There is still time to avoid it, but we don't have much time left, ”the Prime Minister added without further clarification.The 38 new departments affected by the curfew are: Ain, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardèche, Ardennes, Ariège, Aube, Aveyron, Bas-Rhin, Calvados, Corse-du-Sud, Côte-d'Or, Drôme, Gard , Haute-Corse, Haute-Loire, Haute-Savoie, Haute-Vienne, Hautes-Alpes, Hautes-Pyrénées, Ille-et-Vilaine, Indre-et-Loire, Jura, Loiret, Lozère, Maine-et-Loire, Marne , Meurthe-et-Moselle, Oise, Pas-de-Calais, Puy-de-Dôme, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Pyrénées-Orientales, Saône-et-Loire, Savoie, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Var, Vaucluse, to which adds Polynesia.
The departments already affected by the curfew measures were: Bouches-du-Rhones, Essonne, Haute-Garonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Hérault, Isère, Loire, Nord, Paris, Rhône, Seine-et-Marne, Seine-Maritime, Seine-Seint-Denis, Val-de-Marne, Val-d'Oise, Yvelines.
DIRECT. Covid-19: the compulsory mask for elementary school students from 6 years old, announces Jean Castex .
© STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP Jean Castex, here last June, speaks this Thursday, October 29, 2020 in front of the deputies to present the modalities of the reconfinement. Emmanuel Macron announced Wednesday evening that the French would have to "stay at home as much as possible", from Friday until December 1, to try to deal with "the sudden acceleration" of the Covid epidemic. 19. All the measures will be detailed this Thursday, October 29 at 6.30 p.m. by Prime Minister Jean Castex.