It goes up, it goes up, the little music preparing museums, theaters and cinemas not to reopen in a week. Prime Minister Jean Castex must say tomorrow Thursday, the day after a decisive Defense Council, whether or not the confinement can be lifted as planned on December 15, at the risk of sinking the end of year celebrations.
Because the average threshold of 5,000 infections with the new coronavirus each day seems difficult to reach in six days. As of Tuesday, 13,713 new cases were recorded in 24 hours. More than double the course set for the second phase of light containment. “We will not be there,” admitted LREM MP Aurore Bergé this Wednesday morning on BFMTV. “Everything is on the table,” admitted the president of the group of marchers to the Assembly.
“Being able to celebrate Christmas with the family”
“I am very attached to the reopening of cultural places, but I am also very attached to the life of the French and to the fact that we cannot take the risk that the health crisis prevails”. However, this is “that the objective”, “to be able to celebrate Christmas with the family”, she stressed the “significant risk to the mental health of the French”.
At almost the same time, on CNews, the government spokesperson was saying exactly the same thing. “The virus is resisting; it seems for a few days that it has reached a plateau of around 10,000 contaminations per day, a situation that we see elsewhere in Europe, ”said Gabriel Attal. “It calls on us not to let our guard down but there is nothing new, we are still in confinement,” he recalled, while more and more people are weakening their vigilance.
Stage 1 of the lightened confinement was the reopening of convenience stores on November 28. Stage 2 was to be that of cultural places, and the end of confinement replaced by a daily curfew, except the evenings of December 24 and 31. “These stages are conditioned by health criteria”, the famous 5,000 contaminations, to allow caregivers to cope.
The question that will be asked in defense counsel, Attal continued, is whether “we consider that the epidemic is sufficiently contained to be brought under control” when “there is a risk of third wave”, as in the America post-Thanksgiving or some countries in Asia, including Korea. And that certain regions, Canadian Manitoba for example, are now calling on the trembling voice not to meet at Christmas.
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