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Jean Castex details the new rules of life until the end of January

2020-11-27T22:31:50.929Z

The Prime Minister conditions the relaxations on a weak circulation of the virus. The vaccine and testing strategy will be known next week.



The choreography is now well established.

After the solemnity of Emmanuel Macron's speech, the Prime Minister to detail the

"return in stages to a more normal life"

, surrounded by members of the government concerned.

"Jean Castex was to be the man of recovery and happy days, he finds himself having to do the same exercise as Edouard Philippe"

, notes an interlocutor of the Head of State.

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For the first time, Thursday morning, a breeze of lightness floated in the Ségur room where the head of government and his ministers were speaking Olivier Véran (Health), Élisabeth Borne (Work), Roselyne Bachelot (Culture) and Alain Griset (Petites) and Medium Enterprises).

Reopening of casinos and "thermal establishments" on December 15, but not discotheques ... The members of the executive have allowed themselves a few jokes.

Nervous smiles under the effect of weariness and the absurdity of having to tell the French how to celebrate Christmas or relief to see the epidemic ebb?

Jean Castex however insisted: even if it

"is reduced"

,

"epidemic pressure remains strong"

and the new confinement has caused

"anger and incomprehension"

.

"It is premature to speak of deconfinement",

insisted the Prime Minister, according to whom the figures

"remain fragile"

.

"So we cannot let our guard down."

The executive multiplies the messages of caution, in order to avoid a third wave.

The head of government conditions the gradual relaxation of confinement on a weak circulation of the virus, and therefore on the

“attentive and responsible”

behavior

of the French.

"We reached the epidemic peak during the second week of November,"

said Olivier Véran, referring to a

"rapid decrease"

in the number of positive cases in France, and a

"downward wave"

in Europe.

If the trend is confirmed, by

"the second week of December"

, the target set by the Head of State of 5,000 cases per day can be reached, assured the Minister of Health.

Before going into the details of the rules that will govern the daily life of the French over the next five weeks, Jean Castex said he wanted

"to avoid a 'stop and go' which would be exhausting for our country".

Financial support

The reopening of shops, from Saturday, according to a strict health protocol and in an extended hourly range, will be a first test for the government's strategy.

Sports halls, but also bars and restaurants will remain closed until January 20.

To try to compensate for the shortfall, financial support is planned, but also

“marks of solidarity”

.

The tenant of Matignon wants to make 2021

"the year of French gastronomy"

.

In spite of the anger of the representatives of the cults, the gauge of thirty people for the offices is maintained until December 15th.

The French will not be able to ski during the Christmas holidays, but Jean Castex clarified that the mountain resorts would nevertheless be open…

“The problem is the saturation of hospitals during the winter sports period,

decrypts a minister.

If we add to the patients treated for Covid those who have broken bones, it is not sure that we would be able to hold on. ”

Unlike the previous curfew, from December 15,

"tolerance will be allowed"

so that spectators can return home after 9 p.m., after a movie or a show, said Roselyne. Bachelot.

"We will not be able to celebrate Christmas as we did in previous years,"

said Jean Castex, who will address

"concrete recommendations"

as the holidays approach.

"It is imperative that you limit the number of people at the table."

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The elected Gascon also announced a bill to strengthen

"the effectiveness of isolation"

of sick people and contact cases.

The

"whatever the cost"

is extended and adjusted to the situation for the sectors forced to remain closed.

New aid will be granted to precarious workers and the number of beneficiaries of the youth guarantee will be doubled.

The executive makes an appointment next week to unveil its vaccination strategy as well as its triptych

"test, protect, alert"

, to which he now adds

"treat"

.

Source: lefigaro

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