Sport Covid-19: what form could the curfew take?
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Emmanuel Macron could announce the implementation of this measure, already experienced in Guyana and by several countries, in areas where the health situation has deteriorated.
Three months to the day after his last speech on television, Emmanuel Macron will again address the French on Wednesday evening. Faced with the resumption of the Covid-19 epidemic, which Prime Minister Jean Castex now qualifies as a second wave, the President of the Republic should announce new measures to try to slow down the dynamics of the virus.
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Among them, the executive would consider establishing a curfew in areas where the health situation is alarming, in particular in Paris and Île-de-France where hospitals expect to be saturated in the coming weeks. A credible hypothesis, at a time when the government refrains from banning private gatherings. With generalized containment excluded, the curfew could be an effective option to fight the epidemic. It has already been implemented in different forms in France, but also in other countries.Prohibit travel
If Emmanuel Macron were to announce the establishment of a curfew, he would necessarily be inspired by what has been done in Guyana. On March 25, a little over two weeks after the start of confinement in France, the prefect of this French territory in South America declared a curfew between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. This meant that none of the 290,000 inhabitants of the island was allowed to go outside, except for people whose "travel is absolutely necessary, on presentation of a specific document," the prefecture said.
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© Benoit Tessier / Reuters Bars, restaurants, theaters, cinemas… All will have to close their doors at 9 p.m. from Saturday, October 17 in eight major cities in France and in Ile-de-France, in order to respect the curfew announced by Emmanuel Macron. Illustrative photo. As of Saturday, October 17, Ile-de-France and eight metropolises will have to apply a curfew. This announcement was made by Emmanuel Macron, during his televised address, Wednesday evening.
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At the time of deconfinement, the curfew had been maintained, but shortened, coming into force from 11 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. and always until 5 a.m. . But the health situation deteriorated for a long time in June, forcing the prefecture of Guyana to tighten the curfew for several municipalities on the Island. It was then set up between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekdays and even between 1 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekends. Since September 4, the curfew is effective again from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday to Sunday, specifiesClose shops, bars and restaurants . Only the municipalities of Iracoubo, Ouanary, Regina, Saint-Elie and Saül are exempt.
Until now relatively untouched by the coronavirus epidemic, Germany has seen a jump in contamination since the start of the school year. New restrictions have recently been applied in towns where the health situation is worrying. Presented by the French media as a curfew, the new round of measures entered into force in Frankfurt, Berlin and Cologne is not one. "Couvre-feu is perhaps a translation error of the German texts, one is always free here to circulate", explains toa Frenchman living in Frankfurt.
No Saturday night party for Parisians as curfews kick off
No Saturday night party for Parisians as curfews kick offFrench President Emmanuel Macron last week ordered nightly curfews in cities where the coronavirus was the most active, saying it was spreading at parties and private gatherings and action was needed or else hospitals risked being overwhelmed.
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In fact, the inhabitants of the towns concerned still have the possibility of moving freely in the streets. Only restaurants, shops and bars must lower the curtain between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. They risk a fine of 5000 euros in case of illegal opening. Only pharmacies and petrol stations are allowed to remain open.Night confinement
Since Wednesday, the provinces of Luxembourg and Brabant in Belgium have been under a curfew that begins at 1am and ends at 6am for a period of 15 days, detailsA drastic curfew . It is forbidden to move on public roads. Only outings for professional and medical reasons or to assist a loved one are authorized. Other provinces could take the plunge, while the epidemic is experiencing a sharp rebound in the country. This curfew is more akin to night confinement.
On October 1, the inhabitants of Havana were able to breathe, after a month of drastic curfew which completely paralyzed the Cuban capital. A first since the revolution. The Havanese were prohibited from shopping anywhere other than their arrondissement. Between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., they could not leave their homes. In addition, public transport has been stopped, says. From 4 p.m., stores were also to close their doors.
New protests loom as Europeans tire of virus restrictions .
MILAN (AP) — Protesters set trash bins afire and police responded with hydrant sprays in downtown Rome Tuesday night, part of a day of public outpouring of anger against virus-fighting measures like evening shutdowns for restaurants and bars and the closures of gyms and theaters — a sign of growing discontent across Europe with renewed coronavirus restrictions. Pedestrians and motorists returning home from work in Rome were taken by surprise when protesters, some of them hooded and members of an extreme-right political group, set afire to trash bins in Piazza del Popolo, overturned parked motor scooters and mopeds and hurled smoke bombs, state TV reported.