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A relaxed curfew for culture?  Bachelot and Le Maire disagree, Castex will decide

We will quickly have to whistle the end of this part. While Roselyne Bachelot, Minister of Culture, publicly asked Thursday in an interview with the Parisian for a relaxation of the curfew for the cultural sector, the Minister of the Economy took position this Friday morning against any form of exemptions. But it is not for him to close the door: according to our information, Jean Castex will settle this subject during the day.

As a reminder, a curfew, instituted from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. in Ile-de-France and in eight metropolises strongly affected by Covid-19, comes into force this Friday evening at midnight.

According to a government source, the executive, sensitive to the idea of ​​finding a way to preserve a very weakened cultural sector, would nevertheless like to avoid undermining the “readability” of this device.

“The strength of a rule is its clarity”

This is also one of the arguments put forward this Friday on RMC and BFMTV, the tenant of Bercy: “What makes the strength of a rule is its clarity and simplicity. […] If you start to multiply the exemptions, to say for a given sector of activity, it will not be 9:00 p.m., it will be 10:00 p.m., for others it will be 10:30 p.m., for others it will be 11:00 p.m., we are not going to get out ”.

The relaxation requested by her Culture counterpart the day before is not a one-hour delay, strictly speaking: she would like that at 9 p.m. we are not obliged to have returned home, but obliged to leave the cinema or the theater we frequented. “It seems plausible to me […] People take 30 minutes or even an hour to return, the time it takes, it is their ticket that would serve as proof, ”suggested the minister, positioning herself as a“ mediator ”between the world of culture and the government. … Of which it is part.

Also this Friday, another minister, the one delegated to Sports, Roxana Maracineanu, excluded on France Info a waiver of the curfew for amateur athletes.

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