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In Marseille, is the situation really worse than in other big cities?

2020-09-24T16:42:18.027Z

THE VERIFICATION - Local elected officials are indignant at the new status of "maximum alert" while, according to many Internet users, the epidemic is already slowing down. What is it?



THE QUESTION

.

Along with the island of Guadeloupe, the Aix-Marseille metropolis is the only area to go on "

maximum alert

", this new very dark red which is appearing on the French map of the Covid epidemic.

This threshold is not anecdotal for daily life and the local economy: bars and restaurants will now be completely closed in the Marseille city.

A government announcement that hardly passes through elected officials.

"

Nothing justifies this announcement

", declares the left mayor of the city, Michèle Rubirola, the LR president of the region, Renaud Muselier, denouncing a "

collective punishment

".

Read also: Is hydroxychloroquine widely used around the world, as Didier Raoult says?

"

The decisions announced this evening, which I measure the impact for the Marseillais, aim precisely to protect them while all health indicators are very degraded.

What I discussed this afternoon with your first deputy and the president,

”replied the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran.

These statements are unlikely to be enough to appease the

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Source: lefigaro

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