US News Coronavirus: "We must give cafes and restaurants the opportunity to work", pleads Muselier

23:50  24 october  2020
23:50  24 october  2020 Source:   europe1.fr

Curfew in France, tightening of restrictions among European neighbors in the face of Covid-19

 Curfew in France, tightening of restrictions among European neighbors in the face of Covid-19 © Provided by La Tribune With its new nighttime curfew imposed in nine metropolises, including Paris, the world's leading tourist destination, France is not alone in implementing new measures to avoid congestion in its hospitals. But depending on the country and the health capacities, the answer is varied. Read also: Emmanuel Macron announces curfews in Paris and in eight metropolises between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

En déplacement à Marseille, le Premier ministre Jean Castex a notamment rencontré Renaud Muselier pour discuter relance économique. Alors que la crainte d'un reconfinement se fait sentir, le président de la région PACA, © Thomas Samson, AFP While traveling to Marseille, Prime Minister Jean Castex notably met Renaud Muselier to discuss economic recovery. While the fear of a reconfinement is felt, the president of the PACA region, "fights" so that cafetiers and restaurateurs can work.

Allow work. In a general context of worrying progression of coronavirus in France, with more than 40,000 new cases declared in 24 hours according to the latest figures, Prime Minister Jean Castex and his Minister of Health Olivier Véran went to the hospital North of Marseille , this Saturday. They notably mentioned the conditions for an economic recovery in this metropolis placed in "maximum alert zone". Among the players met, the president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-D'azur region Renaud Muselier, who pleads for "giving the opportunity to cafetiers and restaurateurs to work".

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"We are working to ensure that cafetiers and restaurateurs live"

"I see my friends who are business owners here, they are very penalized", he reminds the microphone of Europe 1. "We work so that the cafetiers and restaurateurs live. We find ourselves in a situation where it is not public money that can help, we must give them the possibility to work, that's what we're fighting for. "

"Complex state machinery"

A situation that is all the more delicate as the president of the region fears an administrative delay in the measures to support traders announced by the government. "Aid up to 10,000 euros [up to 10,000 euros, editor's note] per company validated by the government is still not concretely in force because the application decrees are missing", points out in particular Renaud Muselier. "There are these complex state cogs, with taps that are installed by a number of ministries and that block government decisions."

And to conclude: "it must go as close as possible and as soon as possible on our territory in order to save companies".

Coronavirus. Reconfinement, a measure that is spreading in Europe .
© Tiziana FABI / AFP A large part of European countries have opted for the reconfinement of their population in the face of the progression of the new coronavirus. Faced with the rebound of the novel coronavirus epidemic in Europe, like France, the majority of countries are taking drastic measures to try to control the contamination.

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