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US News Containment of departments, closed shops ... What could Jean Castex announce this Thursday?

03:15  25 february  2021
03:15  25 february  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Lille: Safety in trains on the menu of the president of Hauts-de-France in the countryside

 Lille: Safety in trains on the menu of the president of Hauts-de-France in the countryside The president of Hauts-de-France and that of the SNCF spoke about figures and safety during a visit to the station on Monday de Lille-Flandres © M.Libert / 20 Minutes Xavier Bertrand and Jean-Pierre Farandou, president of the SNCF, in Lille. TRANSPORTS - The president of Hauts-de-France and that of the SNCF spoke about numbers and safety during a visit on Monday to Lille-Flandres station Small country train.

Davantage de restrictions locales, comme celle mise en place à Nice ou à Dunkerque, pourraient être annoncées ce jeudi. © Ludovic MARIN / AFP More local restrictions, such as the one put in place in Nice or Dunkirk, could be announced on Thursday.

The Prime Minister will speak on Thursday 25 February on the health situation. Local containment measures, such as those in the Alpes-Maritimes or Dunkirk, could multiply in metropolitan France.

While the health situation is deteriorating in about ten French departments and the incidence rate is on the rise again, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran will not be alone this Thursday, February 25 during his traditional point 6 pm weekly: Jean Castex will also speak.

After two weeks of relative stability, the incidence rate suddenly started to rise in half of the French departments. The territories which currently have the highest incidence rates are the Alpes-Maritimes (599 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), Pas-de-Calais (352), Bouches-du-Rhône (335) and Seine- Saint-Denis (317).

The executive would not consider further restrictions before the end of the school holidays in early March

 The executive would not consider further restrictions before the end of the school holidays in early March © Copyright 2021, L'Obs For the executive, it is urgent to wait. While researchers from Inserm have sounded the alarm, based on disaster scenarios forecasting between 27,000 and 45,000 weekly hospitalizations by the end of March if no additional restrictive measures are taken, a new health defense council should confirm this Wednesday, February 17 the status quo in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic in France. INFOGRAPHICS.

As a reminder, the national incidence rate is 207 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. After the announcements of confinement of Nice, Dunkirk but also of Mayotte in the Overseas Territories, will additional measures be decided in Moselle or even in Île-de-France?

The situation

During his press briefing, Gabriel Attal declared the health situation "worrying in ten departments" . While he called for caution last week, the government spokesman said today that "all efforts" must continue to " avoid " a third national lockdown.

The 7-day rolling daily average number of cases stands at 21,038 cases, an increase of about 16% from last week (18,361 on February 17).

"We showed it last week in Moselle, we showed it this weekend in the Alpes-Maritimes: as soon as the situation requires it, we do not hesitate to take rapid and strong measures", added Gabriel Attal, the government spokesman.

Curfew: the political pot is boiling

 Curfew: the political pot is boiling © Christophe Simon In Marseille, in October 2020. Obliged to shave with dishwashing liquid, stores closed at 6 pm oblige. MP François Ruffin (LFI) has fun, on the networks. But the grumbling is real. In recent days, a little music has been rising at the bottom of the political class. How long will the curfew last? Will the closures of cultural venues stop? Will we be able to stroll the streets again at night? "And if not the 6pm curfew, when does end?" quizzes a smirk on Twitter.

The full list of departments whose situation is deemed "worrying" should be unveiled by the Prime Minister this Thursday, February 25.

Towards more local containment measures?

Local containment will be in effect for the first time in mainland France for the next two weekends (February 27-28 and March 6-7) on the Alpes-Maritimes coast but also in Dunkirk.

These measures are in addition to those of the national curfew. Wearing a mask has been made compulsory in all high-traffic areas on the coast and shops over 5,000 m2 (excluding food and health) will be closed for the next two weeks.

France recorded 277 more deaths in hospital in 24 hours. This brings the toll since the start of the epidemic to 85,321 deaths.

Coronavirus in Hérault: After Lunel and Cournonterral, should we fear a boom in Covid-19 cases? .
Several sectors of the department are affected by an increase in the incidence rate © N. Bonzom / Maxele Presse Wearing a mask is compulsory in Montpellier EPIDEMIA - Several sectors of the department are affected by an increase in the incidence rate L'Hérault is not in the list of departments "under surveillance", unveiled by the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, on February 25.

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