Before his address on Tuesday evening, the President of the Republic confirmed that the confinement would continue after December 1, although government spokesman Gabriel Attal said there would be "easing".
President Emmanuel Macron will speak to the French this Tuesday, November 24 to announce the new measures planned by the government to stem the Covid-19 epidemic. In an interview with Sunday newspaper, the president has already mentioned some elements that he will announce during his long-awaited speech. Emmanuel Macron wishes to put an end to "uncertainty"about the health crisis by bringing"clarity"and"a CapeOne thing is certain, deconfinement will not take place on December 1. "Today, the level of circulation of the virus in the country is the same as at the time of the curfew. There is no question of deconfining", did he declare. Indeed, if the number of patients in intensive care is decreasing, the virus continues to spread actively on the territory.
The Head of State explained that it was necessary to "to know together where we are going and how to get there ". "It is difficult, because the pandemic is inherently unpredictable and global but it is the key to trust, which itself is the key to success". The President of the Republic wants to be optimistic. According to him, "There is no inevitability. Crises can be, in the end, accelerators of progress. We must be at the rendezvous of history. And France has all the assets to be so".
Government spokesman Gabriel Attal confirmed to the JDD than "the confinement will continue and therefore the limitation of movements too". However, there will be "relaxations"to confinement who "will be carried out in three stages with regard to health developments and the risks associated with certain activities: first around December 1, then before the end of year holidays, then from January 2021".
Prime Minister Jean Castex recently clarified thata certificate to travel will always be necessary after December 1st. Shops should reopen around this date because "the president is aware of the efforts made and attached to the value of work". However, "some establishments, such as bars and restaurants, will continue to experience restrictions".
The arrival of a vaccine soon in France?
Gabriel Attal announced that France has three contracts "signed, at least three others very advanced and others under discussion ", with "on average 30 million doses per contract". As for the question of a compulsory vaccine or not, which divides the political class, she "will arise when the properties of vaccines are known", he said.
According to him, the possibility of making compulsory the isolation of positive and contact cases is "interesting". "Many of our neighbors have done it and I hear French people who feel they are undergoing constraints that could be alleviated if we concentrate our efforts on the chains of contamination", he assured by condemning to end the oppositions which, "in the absence of a constructive spirit"are"found within a council of defiance ".
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