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US Vaccines, containment, restrictions… what to remember from Jean Castex's announcements

23:10  04 march  2021
23:10  04 march  2021 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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  Vaccins, confinement, restrictions… ce qu’il faut retenir des annonces de Jean Castex © Copyright 2021, L'Obs

Prime Minister Jean Castex announced a series of new measures, Thursday March 4, during his conference press .

Pas-de-Calais confined at weekends

First measure: weekend confinement is extended "to the whole of the Pas-de-Calais department", declared the head of government. The measure takes effect this Saturday at 8 a.m. In addition, “large non-food commercial areas of more than 5,000 m2 will be closed” in this department, also added Jean Castex. No weekend confinement, however, for Paris and Ile-de-France.

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Three departments join the list of departments placed under enhanced surveillance - which are now 23 in number. l'Aisne, Aube and Hautes-Alpes . Jean Castex "invited" the inhabitants of these 23 departments not to leave these territories, and recommended to all French people not to exceed the gauge of 6 people during convivial moments.

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Large shopping malls closed

Non-food shopping malls over 10,000 m2 will be closed in the 23 departments at risk - not just those over 20,000 m2, as before. The measure takes effect Friday evening.

Public places may be closed

The head of government also announced the possibility for the prefects to close massive gathering places outside, where it was found that barrier gestures are not respected - an allusion to the quays of the Seine, in Paris.

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Vaccination against Covid-19 will be authorized in pharmacies "from the week of March 15" for "people over 50 years of age with comorbidity", also announced Jean Castex. This will be possible without a medical prescription, by going "directly to the pharmacy" to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine. Other people aged 50 to 74 will be able to be vaccinated “from mid-April”.

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135,000 doses for the 23 priority departments

A total of 135,000 new doses will be allocated to the 23 priority departments as of Thursday, also announced Jean Castex, including 12,000 and 11,000 for the cities of Nice and Paris alone this weekend. end in a flash operation, said the two town halls, in order to vaccinate throughout the weekend.

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