Are we really going to deconfin on December 15? In this regard, the executive is pessimistic about the possibility of reaching on December 15 the target of 5,000 positive Covid-19 cases per day, set by Emmanuel Macron as a condition for lifting the confinement.
The Director General of Health, Jérôme Salomon, will take stock of the situation at 6 p.m., while Jean Castex and Olivier Véran gathered in the morning the heads of parliamentary groups. According to participants at this meeting, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health estimated that “we will not be at the target by December 15”.
“What set the tone for the meeting is the plateau of Covid cases mentioned by Jean Castex”, reported Jean-Christophe Lagarde (UDI). According to him, the Prime Minister said that “there will be decisions to be made”. Another participant in this meeting as part of the Covid-19 Control and Liaison Committee, Bertrand Pancher (Freedoms and Territories) felt the members of the government “worried”.
A plateau of 10,000 daily cases
On November 24, Emmanuel Macron declared that “on December 15, if we arrived well around 5,000 contaminations per day and around 2,500 to 3,000 people in intensive care […] then the confinement can be lifted ”.
“We will therefore be able to move again, without authorization, including between regions, and spend Christmas with our family. […] Cinemas, theaters, museums will be able to resume their activity (with sanitary protocols Editor’s note) “, had developed the Head of State
The number of positive cases per day, after reaching a peak at the end of October at more than 50,000, or even 60,000 on certain days, has certainly decreased steadily, reaching 10,000 to 11,000 cases per day on average at the end of November. But last week, the decline in recorded cases slowed, remaining around 10,000 per day, according to data from Public Health France, still far from the target.
Christophe Lagarde also reported that the executive did not provide for “coercive isolation, which could lead to avoidance of tests”. As for the question of massive tests before and after the holidays, Olivier “Véran had the effect of a cold shower because there are no human resources”, according to the president of the UDI. However, according to Bertrand Pancher, there will be “incentives for labs for faster results”.
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