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Covid-19: Valérie Pécresse fears “new custodial measures” in Ile-de-France

In the fight against Covid-19, will the distinction between small and large Parisian crowns soon become a thing of the past? The doubts are made more pressing. The president of the region, Valérie Pécresse, described this Sunday as “alarming” the health situation in Ile-de-France.

Guest of BFM Politics, in partnership with Le Parisien-Today in France, the former minister expressed her concerns about the passage of the entire region in the maximum alert zone. And on all the restrictions that this implies.

“In the days and weeks to come”

Currently, Ile-de-France is cut in two, with on one side Paris and the departments of Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne, and on the other , Yvelines, Essonne, Val-d’Oise and Seine-et-Marne.

This choice, Aurélien Rousseau, Director General of the Regional Health Agency, defended it this week with the Parisian. The latter speaking of a “proportionate” response, while others pointed to the numerous displacements of population between these territories.

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This Sunday, Valérie Pécresse relied on Aurélien Rousseau when discussing her fears. “I heard the director of the Regional Health Agency tell us that the tide was going to be strong in Île-de-France,” added the president of the Free movement! In this context, “I fear that we will have to face in the days, in the weeks which come to new measures depriving of liberty”, she added.

“I see rising poverty”

To limit the spread of the virus, Valérie Pécresse called for “really showing self-discipline”. “But I am also calling on companies and administrations to telework,” she added.

It is necessary, according to her, “to continue as much as possible […] because behind there is employment, the social situation of families, and people who will no longer be able to pay their rent ”or“ buy food ”.

“I see increasing poverty” in Ile-de-France, she said, indicating that the region would “revive this winter” the food distribution program in the cities that it had set up this summer.

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