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These measures, announced by the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin during a meeting with Prime Minister Jean Castex, come as the epidemic situation is “critical with the entry into action of the third wave and the predominance of the British variant”. “A race against time is underway”, said Matignon in a press release.
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.
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