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US News Coronavirus: With a "preventive curfew" at 6 p.m., the executive hopes to avoid a new confinement

00:55  15 january  2021
00:55  15 january  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Curfew laws have been challenged on First Amendment grounds, leading New York City extended an 8 p . m The North Carolina Supreme Court upheld a curfew in Asheville, North Carolina, noting that “experience in other cities also has demonstrated the efficiency of a preventive curfew promptly

The Prime Minister announced this Thursday a general curfew at 6 p.m. throughout mainland France from Saturday, and for at least two weeks

Jean Castex. © homas Coex / AP / SIPA Jean Castex. EPIDEMIC - The Prime Minister announced this Thursday a general curfew at 6 p.m. throughout mainland France from Saturday, and for at least two weeks

It is the cruel ritual that the country now expects almost every week . Jean Castex arrived accompanied by an armada of ministers this Thursday at 6 p.m. to launch the government press conference on measures to combat the coronavirus . "We were able to spend the end of the year celebrations without a surge," said the Prime Minister, citing figures "more than honorable, both in terms of incidence and the rate of positivity of the tests".

Tensions in Dakar due to the return of the curfew

 Tensions in Dakar due to the return of the curfew © RFI Dakar, Senegal. Since Wednesday January 6, Senegal has reinstalled a new curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. in the regions of Dakar and Thiès. On Wednesday January 6, riots broke out in several districts of the capital. At a press conference attended by three members of the government, the interior minister said on Thursday that he had restored order quickly.

Relying on a host of data, the head of government spoke, with a learned air, of a "situation under control", but "fragile, because the virus is still actively circulating in the territory". He was especially worried about "the emergence of new, more contagious strains" of Covid-19 . Because despite the relative stability of the epidemic, it is the fear of this famous British variant that is pushing the executive to "toughen up" the measures, in a "preventive braking logic".

"A preventive curfew"

"We must therefore do everything to prevent it from progressing quickly and becoming the dominant strain ", said Jean Castex. The executive chooses to lower the curtain two hours earlier, since from Saturday, the curfew will be generalized throughout the metropolitan area at 6 p.m. and for at least 15 days. All places, businesses or services, will close at this time. "During the second wave, we had confined in anticipation, and it bore fruit, assures LREM deputy of Var, Valérie Gomez Bassac. It is the logic of this preventive curfew, we would not want to reach the dramatic figures experienced by the United Kingdom, for example, "which has been experiencing an epidemic outbreak for several weeks .

DIRECT. Covid-19: curfew at 6 p.m. for 23 departments, the English variant always worries more

 DIRECT. Covid-19: curfew at 6 p.m. for 23 departments, the English variant always worries more © JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP Police officers patrol the streets of Metz. In the Grand Est, the health situation is worrying, and the curfew has been brought forward to 6 p.m. In France, eight new departments advanced their curfew to 6 p.m. last night, joining fifteen others who had done so last weekend. About 40 cases of contamination by the British variant have so far been detected, while the first doses of the Moderna vaccine will be delivered on Monday.

The government says it wants to avoid further confinement, which it is not ruling out for the next few days, in the event of "severe epidemic deterioration". "The French are already psychologically worn out, and a new confinement would have serious effects on economic and social activity," blows the walker, spokeswoman for the group at the National Assembly.

The government justifies this general curfew by the positive results of its establishment in the first 15 departments since January 2. "The increase in the number of new cases is two or even three times lower than in other metropolitan departments," said the Prime Minister.

The opposition denounces the risk of "congestion" in shops on weekends

"I am skeptical, and we will have to look at the figures closely because, in Saône-et-Loire, the curfew has not gave convincing results ”, replies Gilles Platret, LR mayor of Chalon-sur-Saône. "On the other hand, it poses real problems, because it forces everyone who works to do their weekend shopping at the same time, at the risk of congestion in supermarkets." Republicans vice-president also points to the negative impact of the measure on restaurant owners. “It's going to kill those who survived by doing take out at night. »

Angela Merkel evokes confinement until early April

 Angela Merkel evokes confinement until early April © POOL German Chancellor Angela Merkel expects the confinement in force in Germany to stem the epidemic of coro During a meeting of the CDU, the German Chancellor made a pessimistic prognosis on the Covid front. She plans an additional 8 to 10 weeks of confinement.

The health situation is extremely contrasted according to the departments. To apply the same measures brutally and without nuance everywhere, from the Côtes d'Armor to the Alpes-Maritimes, is total nonsense.

Territorialize, adapt, be flexible and pragmatic! MLP # CasteХ- $ h

- Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) January 14, 2021

“More of us will be concentrating in common places (transport, shops…) on shorter niches! These new perpetual discoveries are unbearable ”, was also annoyed on Twitter

the rebellious deputy Adrien Quatennens. Marine Le Pen for her part called for more "territorialized" health measures, since "the health situation is extremely contrasted according to the departments".

Once again, it is the epidemic figures for the next few days that will prove - or not - the executive. And could push him to decide on a third lockdown. The "happy days"

, promised by Emmanuel Macron last April, seem a long way off. Paris The weather is rotten and in our heads, also SantéCoronavirus: "For the moment, the curfew at 6 p.m. has no obvious effect" X1

Coronavirus: a decisive week to decide whether or not to re-containment .
© AFP The executive seems to be preparing the French for a third confinement, while the epidemic situation remains at a high level in France. According to information from Europe 1, three scenarios remain on the table ahead of a decisive week and the arrival of new figures on the circulation of the virus and these variants. The coming week could be decisive as regards the possible establishment of a third confinement in France .

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