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Coronavirus: government wants "a little step back" before deciding on the duration of confinement


The Scientific Council has recommended that the containment be extended to six weeks, but the government wants to assess its effects in the first place.

No rush, even if the coronavirus epidemic is progressing in France. According to Sibeth Ndiaye, the government spokesperson, he should announce his decision on a possible extension of the duration of the confinement "in the coming days".

“We would like to have complete information, in particular with a little perspective on the results of confinement in the Oise, which was one of the first departments affected, with also feedback on what is happening in the Grand -Is, ”she explained on LCI.


🗣 @ SibethNdiaye on the extension of confinement:

"The announcement will take place in the coming days"

📺 @ EliMartichoux #LaMatinaleLCI

- LCI (@LCI) March 26, 2020

So far, the Scientific Council has recommended extending the containment to six weeks from its placement on March 17, which would extend it until April 28. "Beyond the recommendations of the scientific council, which we will obviously be inspired by, we will compile the data, look at things, and announce our decision," she added.

Wednesday evening, Jérôme Salomon, number two of the Ministry of Health, said he expected difficult days with already nearly 3,000 patients in intensive care and the death of 1,331 patients in hospital since the start of the epidemic.

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On March 16, Head of State Emmanuel Macron announced in a television address a severe restriction on population movement for at least 15 days throughout the country from March 17 at noon, justified by the "war" started against the coronavirus pandemic.

Entangled in a controversy with teachers

Sibeth Ndiaye took advantage, in another register, to try to silence the emerging controversy with the professors and a part of the political class.

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During the press point Wednesday after the Council of Ministers when she was asked about the contradiction between the Tuesday call of the Minister of Agriculture, Didier Guillaume, to come to the aid of farmers in need of hands work, and the constant injunction of the authorities to stay at home, she replied: "We do not intend to ask a teacher who today does not work, given the closure of schools, to cross the whole of France to go harvest gariguette strawberries. "

Aid to farmers: "We do not intend to ask a teacher who today does not work to cross all of France to go and harvest strawberries", specifies Sibeth Ndiaye, spokesperson for the government

- BFMTV (@BFMTV) March 25, 2020

These comments immediately raised a lot of criticism when the teachers were called upon to provide educational follow-up during confinement.

"Mea culpa. My example was really not the right one, ”she apologized. "I am the first to measure how exceptional the daily commitment of teachers is," she added in a message on Twitter.

The Professors of France do an extraordinary job, counting neither their time nor their energy, to follow all our students in these exceptional circumstances.

All French people can be proud of our public service.
Thank our teachers every day🙏

- Jean-Michel Blanquer (@jmblanquer) March 25, 2020

Source: leparis

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