Between implementation of the new rules and extreme vigilance. After the emergency convened on Friday, a new Health Defense Council was held this Wednesday at the Elysee Palace. Where, blows an adviser to the executive, “it was assumed and reminded of the reasons for the choice that was made”, that of not reconfiguring the country at this stage of the epidemic. But under close surveillance.
“The situation remains fragile,” recalls government spokesman Gabriel Attal. Either, he reports at the exit of the Council of Ministers, “a significant increase in variants on the territory” as well as a “very slightly ascending plateau” but “in reality stable” of contaminations. An observation, accompanied by a message: if “confinement is not inevitable,” he said, “the situation is in our hands. “
A message that the Prime Minister, Jean Castex should hammer this Thursday, at 6 p.m. A press conference with the ministers Olivier Véran (Health), Agnès Pannier-Runacher (Industry), Elisabeth Borne (Work), to mark the spirits before the start of the school holidays. This will include, according to those around him, “calling for general mobilization by using all the levers”. “The situation is worrying, but it remains under control at this stage and we can still avoid confinement, if we mobilize collectively”, insists Matignon.
Teleworking, a “public health” issue
On the menu, compliance with the measures put in place (curfews, travel abroad, etc.) – the question of controls and sanctions received special attention in the Defense Council – but also the question of tests and of course the arrival of a third vaccine in France, that of AstraZeneca.
A “big progress point” is also expected on teleworking, the executive wishing to bang his fist on the table on this subject. At the Ministry of Labor, we continue to believe that the possibility of coming to the workplace one day a week is a “public health” issue to fight against the isolation of employees. But there is also, study in support, a certain “erosion of the practice” in January. However, we insist, it is necessary that “it is respected, it is the essential tool to avoid the reconfinement”.
A call for mobilization, once again. This is the mantra of the executive, which must both manage to convince the French of its choice and “embark” with it, with in mind that each week gained counts. On a wire. Evidenced by the sigh of an advisor, his eye riveted on the indicators, “for now, it’s holding.”
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