Guarantee access to masks during the coronavirus epidemic, including for the most disadvantaged: to do this, LFI deputies tabled this Tuesday a bill to obtain free protection.
The cost of the masks would be borne by the State, according to the proposal of the parliamentarians, the day of the presentation of the deconfinement plan by the government. LFI elected officials also plan to vote against.
"It is essential to generalize the wearing of the mask in the population and to make it compulsory in public places", pleads the group of Jean-Luc Mélenchon in a press release, adding that "they must be accessible, therefore available, but also free ”.
"Irresponsible for not considering regulating prices"
"Even if the unit cost of the mask may seem modest, it will not be within the reach of the poorest people already severely affected by the social crisis," insist the parliamentarians.
"The government is irresponsible not even to consider controlling the prices of these materials. As with hydroalcoholic gel at the start of the epidemic in France, without price control measures and with high demand, prices can only go up, ”they explain in the explanatory memorandum to their bill.
They are not the only ones to defend this idea: the socialist deputies also fixed the free masks as one of their "red lines" at the edge of the deconfinement.