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US News Covid-19: Germany could classify Moselle as a maximum risk zone from Monday

15:10  28 february  2021
15:10  28 february  2021 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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  Covid-19 : l’Allemagne pourrait classer la Moselle en zone à risque maximal à partir de lundi © Copyright 2021, L'Obs

The Moselle department could move to level 3 and become a maximum risk zone according to the classification established by Germany from Monday evening at midnight. According to information from France Bleu Lorraine, if this is the case, the only possibility for Mosellans to cross the border on Tuesday will be to show a negative PCR test of less than 24 hours. A decision opposed by the government, which calls for relief.

Well alerted to the situation, the French Prime Minister had already confirmed Thursday that the Moselle has 60% of South African variants, a figure which particularly worries Germany. If it is classified in level 3, the Moselle would thus join the other areas most affected by the mutations of the coronavirus, such as the Czech Republic and the Austrian Tyrol.

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This decision could well complicate the lives of the 16,000 French people who travel to the Saar or the Rhineland Palatinate every day for work. This would involve performing around 80,000 PCR tests per week. “It would be unmanageable,” says LREM deputy for Moselle-Est Christophe Arend to France Bleu Lorraine, which confirms Berlin's decision.

"To be swabbed every 24 hours ..."

According to France Bleu Lorraine still, elected officials on both sides of the border should negotiate this Sunday and Monday to try to find a solution that allows border workers, but also schoolchildren and Franco-German high school students, despite everything going to Germany. The faster, more flexible antigen testing solution is on the table.

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"All this still has to be negotiated throughout the day" between politicians on both sides of the border, explained the president of the Grand Est region, Jean Rottner this Sunday February 28 on franceinfo.

Favorable to antigenic tests, he also militates for “the use of saliva tests which are unfortunately not validated at the present time by our German friends.” “To be swabbed every 24 or 48 hours, admit it. it is not really pleasant, ”said Jean Rottner, who also said he was“ surprised by the extremely brutal ”and“ unilateral ”decision of Berlin to classify the Moselle as a maximum risk zone.

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"We do not want to be in the same situation as the Czech Republic or [the Austrian Tyrol], where the borders have been physically closed," said the president of the Grand Est region.

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