19 departments in “reinforced braking” measures
These measures, announced by the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin, come at a time when the epidemic situation is “critical with the entry into action of the third wave and the predominance of the British variant”. Jean Castex estimated before the prefects and directors of the ARS that “more than ever, we need the State, whatever we do and whatever we say about it”.
Since the Nièvre, the Rhône and the Aube joined the list on Thursday, 19 departments are subject to measures of “reinforced braking” of the epidemic: no travel more than 10 km without exemption, no exit from the region without a compelling reason, new shops closed and high school half-classes.
“These coming weeks will be difficult, we will take all the necessary measures in due time and in my eyes there is no taboo”, warned the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron, late Thursday evening after a European Council in videoconferencing.
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