US News Covid-19. Confinement at weekends, advanced curfew: toughening of measures under study

21:20  26 october  2020
21:20  26 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Curfew: Night confinement has started for almost 20 million French people

 Curfew: Night confinement has started for almost 20 million French people From 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., the inhabitants of Ile-de-France and the metropolitan areas of Lyon, Lille, Toulouse, Montpellier, Saint-Etienne, Aix Marseille, Rouen and Grenoble can no longer go out © Lewis Joly / AP / SIPA A restaurant in Paris just after the start of the curfew, October 17, 2020.

La première nuit de couvre-feu à Rennes. © Marc Ollivier / Ouest-France The first night of curfew in Rennes.

According to Reuters, scenarios of tougher health measures are being studied in the government. These should be announced at the end of the week.

The French authorities are studying a series of scenarios aiming to possibly tighten this week the restrictions intended to curb the epidemic outbreak linked to the coronavirus, we learned this Monday, October 26 from three sources close to the discussions in progress .

According to BFMTV and LCI , a meeting would take place tomorrow, Wednesday October 27, with Jean Castex and a dozen ministers.

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Advanced curfew, confinement on weekends ...

France has imposed an curfew for ten days, extended to other departments since this weekend , which prohibits going out between 9 p.m. (7 p.m. GMT) and 6 a.m., making it one of the strictest in Europe.

Two industrial sources in contact with the government have indicated that among the scenarios envisaged are an advance in the time of the curfew and a lockdown during the weekend except for essential travel.

According to these same sources, the measures could be applied in the Paris region, Marseille and Lyon, three areas particularly affected by the virus.

A third source, close to the government, said that these measures were only one of the scenarios considered, to be presented this week to Emmanuel Macron.

Scenarios adapted according to the evolution of the epidemic

This is part of the proposals and scenarios that will certainly be presented to the President of the Republic at the Defense Council, but nothing can be predicted of what will be decided. Other things may be offered, maximalist and minimalist versions, depending on how the virus circulates locally, the source told Reuters.

The head of state canceled a planned visit to Le Creusot (Saône-et-Loire) on Tuesday due to the health situation, his entourage said. (Elizabeth Pineau)

"This time, we are not getting stuck": in stations, Parisians are fleeing green .
© THOMAS SAMSON / AFP Containment began in France on Friday. But at the Gare de Lyon in Paris, the inhabitants of the capital continued to leave by train to their place of residence for the weeks to come. “This time, we don't stay stuck for three months in a small apartment and we go back,” explains Julie on Europe 1. Despite on the first day of confinement , Parisians continue to flee the capital.

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