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Bas-Rhin: in the face of abuse, the prefecture tightens restaurant opening hours

2020-10-27T06:23:47.001Z

These establishments can only open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., so that the curfew that begins at 9 p.m. is respected.



The prefect of Bas-Rhin, Josiane Chevalier, announced Monday, October 26 that the opening hours of restaurants and bar-restaurants would be limited in the department to deal with the worsening of the Covid-19 epidemic and to avoid abuse.

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These will only be able to open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., for lunch, and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., for dinner, so that the curfew that begins at 9:00 p.m. is respected, she said. an online press briefing.

It is a question of adopting

"simple and precise rules"

to

"not see what we could see this weekend, that is to say crowded terraces on spaces that were not catering areas ”

, explained Josiane Chevalier.

The objective is also

"to prevent the rule from being circumvented",

she added, adding that

"restaurants and bar-restaurants can only open if they serve real meals"

.

"

Unfair competition

"

The prefect thus pointed out the

“unfair competition”

of bars supposed to be closed but which remained open by offering light meals.

"The police will deploy on the ground to ensure that these measures are respected everywhere in the Bas-Rhin"

, she warned.

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Medical adviser of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) Grand Est for this department, Laure Pain underlined that we had

“gone in one week from 77 to 164 hospitalized patients”

.

"It is growing, we are at the beginning of a hospital impact of which we do not know the magnitude or the duration"

, she warned, judging the situation "

serious and serious

".

The incidence rate has now reached 466 in the Eurometropolis (Strasbourg and around thirty neighboring municipalities) and 220 among people over 65, she said.

The new restrictions come as the ARS Grand Est announced on Monday that it had asked all health establishments in the region to trigger the

“white plan”

.

Source: lefigaro

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