As is already the case regularly for a few weeks, Prime Minister Jean Castex, as well as the Minister of Health Olivier Véran will speak this Thursday evening at 6 p.m., to take stock of the health situation in the country, and announce the new measures taken by the government to combat the virus which continues to circulate actively.
This press conference will also be an opportunity to discuss France's vaccine strategy, at a time when the new Moderna vaccine, which has just been approved by the European Medicines Agency, could soon join the Pfizer vaccine. BioNTech already available in France.
Two of our neighbors, England and Scotland recently announced the establishment of a new total containment, while Germany extended its containment until January 31, raising fears of future similar measures in France…
Curfew at 6 p.m.: the map of the departments concerned extended?
Following the Defense Council held yesterday morning, new restrictive measures could be announced this evening by Jean Castex.
Regarding the curfew between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. established a week ago in several departments where the virus is particularly circulating, a new map of the places concerned could be unveiled this evening, in view of the situation of the epidemic which does not occur. not improve on the territory.
Conversely, some departments, which were shown in red on the map, could possibly go back to curfew at 8 p.m. …
Covid-19: a third reconfinement planned in the coming days?
While some specialists warn about a "inevitable" third confinement, it does not seem, for the time being, that a new total confinement has been decided in France following this Defense Council.
Health Minister Olivier Véran has also expressed the government's desire to avoid for the moment a new "total containment", which would include the closure of so-called non-essential businesses.
Asked by BFMTV and RMC, Professor Eric Caumes, head of the infectious diseases department at La Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, believes that "At this time, it is too early to consider a general re-containment. Perhaps local re-containment would be considered in some places.". For the specialist, it is necessary to wait for "indicators on the fallout of New Year's Eve", in a few days.
Restaurant owners and professionals in the cultural sector also hope to hear about an upcoming date for their establishments to reopen.
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