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US Covid-19: the appeal of the mayor of Dunkirk after the explosion in the incidence rate

14:22  23 february  2021
14:22  23 february  2021 Source:   parismatch.com

Schools still open in the North: the mayor of Dunkirk denounces measures "disconnected from the field"

 Schools still open in the North: the mayor of Dunkirk denounces measures Despite the acceleration of the circulation of the English variant of Covid in the Dunkirk region, the prefecture of the North has decided to keep the establishments open schools, staggering arrivals and departures and increasing the distance in secondary education. He doesn't get angry.

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With 901 cases of covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants, the health situation of the city of Dunkirk worried. Its mayor has requested an emergency interview with Prime Minister Jean Castex.

The mayor of Dunkirk, Patrice Vergriete, requested an interview with the Prime Minister to "urgently examine" the situation in his city, where the Covid-19 epidemic is blazing with an incidence rate of 901 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the agglomeration.

"The epidemic situation (...) has continued to deteriorate today, with an incidence rate of 901 cases per 100,000 inhabitants communicated this evening by the Regional Health Agency - measured within the urban community of Dunkirk (CUD) - and an ever-increasing rate of cases of English variants, "warned the mayor DVG and president of the CUD in a press release Monday evening.

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  Covid-19: l'appel du maire de Dunkerque après l'explosion du taux d'incidence © AFP / DENIS CHARLET


"10 days ago, with all the mayors of the CUD, faced with the acceleration of the epidemic, we proposed to the State a series of preventive measures which seemed appropriate to us to the situation in our territory (...) 10 days ago, our appeal was not heard ... ", he regrets.

"This evening, I ask to speak urgently with the Prime Minister to examine the health situation of our territory. Dunkirk today deserves all the attention of the State, just like the agglomeration of Nice and the Alpes-Maritimes ", concludes the town councilor, a few hours after the announcement by the authorities of this department of an unprecedented local reconfinement on the weekend on the coast.

In the metropolis of Nice, the incidence rate is 700 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

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The mayors of the agglomeration had requested the closure of middle and high schools

On February 12, the mayors of the CUD had notably asked the authorities to close the colleges and high schools one week before the school holidays, measures which had not been been retained by the authorities. The incidence rate there reached 485 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and has almost doubled since.

"Unlike ten days ago, Mr. Vergriete is not requesting a series of specific measures, he wants to know what the state plans to do," a source told AFP. the town hall, specifying that the mayor had "never" at this stage requested a local reconfinement.

No contact has been established between the town hall and Jean Castex, or the Minister of Health Olivier Véran, since the "middle of last week", the same source added.

"The situation of the territory is the subject of a permanent follow-up and the measures could be reassessed according to the evolution of the epidemic", had for its part indicated to AFP the prefecture of North, before the mayor's appeal.

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