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Castex announcements: “Relief” in Seine-Saint-Denis, “injustice” in Pas-de-Calais ...


We followed the announcements of Jean Castex with a family domiciled in Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis), delighted not to be re-defined. AT

The weather forecast announces great shine this Saturday in Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis).

And that's good because Nathanaël, ten, loves family bike rides to "breathe a little" after his "masked" week at school.

"We find a little freedom and it's a bit of our outlet", abounds Sébastien, her dad.

When Jean Castex confirmed this Thursday evening that the Ile-de-France would not be reconfigured at the weekend, the father, his wife Élise and their two children sighed with pleasure.

But the mother, an employee of the National Family Allowance Fund, has a little trouble following the Prime Minister's reasoning.

"I am delighted for us of course but I find it unfair for the inhabitants of Pas-de-Calais," she comments in front of her television.

After all, the Paris region is much denser and when you see the crowds there was last weekend in Paris… ”


Covid-19: re-containment and new restrictions ... the announcements of Jean Castex

Noah, the eldest of fourteen, however, does not sulk his pleasure.

“The weekends are our only respite” confides the teenager.

"And then the confinement, we already lived it last year, we accepted it but now, we can not take it any more", engages Élise, when Jean Castex warns that the health situation is only up to one wire and that new, more stringent measures may be taken soon.

"Maybe it will be horrible next week," she sighs, lamenting the "lack of perspective" offered by the government.

"There is no clarity on their action, it is one step forward and two steps back" castigates the mother of the family.

During the first confinement, Sébastien fondly remembers the “doormat aperitifs” organized with their neighbors.

This was when they were still living in an apartment.

The family has since moved to a house with a small garden, three budding fruit trees and a barbecue.

An invitation to step outside without a mask.

Grimace soup in Calais

On the flat screen that sits in the middle of the small family living room, Jean Castex reaffirms that the vaccination will accelerate and that we must hold on to barrier gestures and respect for the curfew.

“They found robots to do the injections,” Élise quipped.

Sébastien retains the second part of the message.

"I understand that we will have to grit our teeth for another four to six weeks, roughly until the next Easter holidays, decrypts the father.

I hope that this time is the last of ders and that in fine weather, the vaccination will allow us not to relive it.


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In the Pas-de-Calais, the reconfinement the weekend was expected, since Dunkirk and its agglomeration, only 40 km away, had been subject to this restriction last week.

The incidence rate jumped 23% in one week, now exceeding 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the Prime Minister this Thursday evening.


Covid-19: for Pas-de-Calais, "it is a form of confinement sanction", estimates Frédéric Cuvillier

Christine, a 66-year-old retiree, sighs: her social interactions will take a hit.

“All my friends are a little younger and they work.

So if they can't go out on the weekends, what do I do?

»Growls the sixty-year-old.

Who, moreover, sees as "an injustice" the non-re-containment of Île-de-France, yet it also subject to high epidemic indicators.

"As if we were less serious than being blocked!"

However, when we go out on weekends, we go to the sea, to the countryside, we do not crowd in the subways, it is less risky than in Paris ”, still storms Christine.

Sandrine, 50, another resident of Calais, for her part learned in front of her television, by following the announcements of Castex, that she would be technically unemployed.

"I work in a clothing store, in a 15,000 m2 shopping center (

Editor's note: non-food shops with a surface area of ​​over 5,000 m2 must close their doors

) so we have to lower the curtain", summarizes this mother of family.

Having a garden, she does not worry too much about her confinement.

"I prefer to experience it here than in Paris!"

The poor, I don't wish them to be confined to their small apartments, ”she smiles.

The only downside: it is on weekends that his shop achieves most of its turnover.

“It's a big blow to the boss.

This is not going to have to last too long… ”

Source: leparis

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