With the arrival of fine weather, the government fears that the restrictive measures will not be really respected. Controls throughout the country are reinforced at stations, tolls and airports, but it is also the gatherings outside that are monitored.
When the arrival of spring rhymes with reconfinement, the temptation is great for some to give in to the call of the great outdoors, sometimes in defiance of certain rules. A desire to breathe, to come together, is felt. Controls are therefore intensified for the weekend of Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 March, as in Cassis, in the Bouches-du-Rhône. With the few degrees gained on the thermometer, the controls are reinforced. “The weather is fine, the temptation is great for the population to free themselves from respecting certain rules which can sometimes be burdensome.“, explains Commander Vanessa Lenfant.
The controls mainly target airports and stations, where travelers from confined departments must present a certificate with a compelling reason. The police are showing leniency at Bordeaux (Gironde) station this Saturday, March 27. Few verbalizations have been drawn up, but a turn of the screw is announced by the authorities, in the face of the epidemic outbreak.