Under fire from opposition critics for their management of the health crisis, the president and his prime minister are occupying the field.
Accused in particular of having missed the exit of the first confinement that he was then piloting for the government, Jean Castex takes the lead this Saturday in the world. He lets it be known that he is working on a strategy to fight Covid-19 until the summer, a strategy which should be presented at the end of November.
“As long as we do not have a vaccine, we must give perspectives on the rules of the game,” said the head of government, who presented the strategy on Thursday until the end of 2020 but is also working on the period beyond, possibly until ‘in the summer.
“One thing is certain: festive and family gatherings in party rooms will not be able to resume for a long time. Likewise, the bars and restaurants which are also part of the places of strong contamination will not be able to reopen from December 1, unlike toy stores, for example, ”he insists.
“Our fight against the epidemic is collective”
On Thursday, the Prime Minister deemed it possible, if the slight downward trend in coronavirus cases is confirmed, to take relief measures from December 1 “strictly limited to shops”, and on the basis of a protocol reinforced.
While the government is trying to save Christmas, Emmanuel Macron is teaching him this Saturday on Twitter. In a message recalling the actions “to save lives” in “class, at the office, at home”, the president assures us that “our fight against the epidemic is collective and the coming days will be decisive”.
In the coming months, “teleworking will have to continue, on the basis of a balance to be found in companies to avoid all or nothing,” Jean Castex explains to Le Monde.
On Monday, the American laboratories Pfizer and German BioNTech affirmed that their vaccine candidate was “90% effective” against Covid-19, according to the large-scale phase 3 trial underway, the last step before an application for approval, sparking a wave of hope in the world.
But the French government remains on its guard. “The prospect of a vaccine is approaching. There is the Pfizer project, but also many others in the testing phase. We must prepare while remaining cautious “, judges the Prime Minister who assures to have” already secured the orders “. “My fear is that the French are not getting enough vaccinations,” he said.
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