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Covid-19: Gérald Darmanin asks the prefects for firmness in the application of new health measures

2021-07-19T06:33:33.960Z

The Minister of the Interior notably called for the administrative closure of nightclubs that do not respect the control of the sanitary pass



In a note written on Sunday for the attention of the prefects, Gérald Darmanin demanded firm application of the new health measures against Covid-19.

And this, while the delta variant is progressing much faster than expected in France.

The Minister of the Interior notably called for the administrative closure of nightclubs that do not respect the control of the health pass.

"You will pay particular attention to compliance with the control of the health pass by establishments requesting them now, and in particular night establishments", writes the Minister in this note consulted by AFP.

"The administrative closure of establishments that do not do so, or in a deficient manner, will be pronounced shortly".

35 new cases identified in Bordeaux after several evenings in a nightclub

This request from the Minister of the Interior comes as an epidemic outbreak was confirmed on Saturday by the Regional Health Agency of Nouvelle-Aquitaine in a nightclub in Bordeaux. 35 people tested positive for Covid-19 after attending parties organized on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Tuesday 13 July in a nightclub in the city, according to the Regional Health Agency (ARS).

On social networks, and particularly the Facebook page of the Bordeaux establishment in question, participants assured that the organizers had been light on the control of the health pass.

"After 2am, it doesn't check anything anymore!"

», Wrote a user.

An official of the establishment defended himself from any relaxation, assuring the local press that the police had come to ensure that the measures were respected.

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People who tested positive and their contact cases were asked to observe strict isolation for 10 and 7 days, respectively, while “contact tracing” continues to identify the chains of transmission. The ARS claims to have "asked the establishment to broadcast vigilance messages to invite people who participated in these evenings to be tested and to be vaccinated, if they were not yet".

The Minister of the Interior also requested in his note to the prefects, a "reinforcement of the support and isolation systems" of positive cases and contact cases, with in particular "rehousing offers" for people unable to stay. isolate at home.

"In tourist departments where the hotel accommodation offer is strongly preempted, you will anticipate the search for alternative solutions", asks Gérald Darmanin.

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“An adapted vaccine offer” this summer

Gérald Darmanin asks the prefects to ensure that the French can have an "adapted vaccine offer" throughout the summer.

In particular, they will have to "increase the amplitudes of daily opening" of vaccination centers and ensure that they are open "weekends included".

The Minister of the Interior also calls for accelerating vaccination for public officials, in particular those in contact with the public.

Their employers could be encouraged to "approach vaccination centers to reserve time slots" and vaccination barnums could be installed in administrative cities.

Source: leparis

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