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Covid-19: Macron to announce new restrictions on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Just two weeks after announcing the entry into force of a curfew, Emmanuel Macron will once again speak out and announce new restrictions to stem the Covid-19 epidemic. According to the Elysee, the President of the Republic will speak on television Wednesday evening, at 8 p.m., to unveil these measures, which could go as far as a new confinement.

Since Tuesday morning, the entire executive has been on a war footing to find the appropriate response to the surge in the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths linked to the coronavirus. Tuesday morning, Emmanuel Macron convened a defense council in the presence of Jean Castex and a dozen ministers. A second defense council is to be held on Wednesday morning, before the cabinet meeting, to decide on the nature of the new restrictions.

Debates Thursday in the Assembly and the Senate

On Twitter, the Prime Minister deemed “essential” “new measures” to fight against the epidemic of Covid-19. He also announced to political leaders that debates followed by votes on the fight against Covid-19 would take place in the National Assembly on Thursday morning and in the Senate in the afternoon.

“We must expect difficult decisions,” Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin warned on France Inter on Tuesday. “At some point we have to take tough decisions (…) like all our European neighbors”, he added, referring to the new restrictions planned in Italy, Spain or the Czech Republic.


Original article by : www.leparisien.fr

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