Loosen or tighten the vise? It is to this question that will undoubtedly answer Jean Castex, who will hold a press conference Thursday at 6 pm, announced this Tuesday Matignon. The Prime Minister therefore takes part in the weekly update on the evolution of the epidemic situation and containment.
According to corroborating sources within the majority, however, it will be “too early to take decisions” in order to relax the restrictions, despite calls from, in particular, small traders. Always from corroborating sources, this press point, which has become weekly but sometimes animated by the Minister of Health Olivier Véran, will be preceded, in the morning, by a Defense Council at the Elysee Palace dedicated to the Covid-19.
Little hope for a reopening of “non-essential” businesses
The Prime Minister’s press conference will be “mainly educational”, an adviser to the executive told AFP. The list of participating ministers has not yet been finalized. “We are not moving at all towards a loosening for businesses,” he added. ” It is a bit early. There are the first indicators that were mentioned by Olivier Véran but the drop is not strong enough and we do not have enough hindsight to know if it is only cyclical or trend ”.
This is the same message sent Tuesday morning on France Inter Christophe Castaner, president of the LREM group in the National Assembly, for whom it is not yet time to reopen small shops. According to a majority executive interviewed by AFP, “it is not betraying great secrecy to say that it is very unlikely that the situation will be alleviated on November 12” for these businesses.
“The goal is that by December 1 we can alleviate the constraint so that the Christmas races can take place normally. Until then, we must appeal to the discipline of people, “added this source.
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