In an attempt to curb the Covid-19 pandemic, police checks are accelerating. The police were mobilized in numbers during the weekend of March 27, in stations, on the roads but also at the beach.
The police were activated this weekend of March 27 to ensure that the French were in possession of their exit certificate, but also to ensure proper compliance with health measures. In Paris, where the inhabitants are subjected to confinement for a month, the temptation to take off one’s mask in parks and gardens is great. And the ban on gatherings of more than six people is often badly lived. “I don’t find that very logical. If we limit the outside to six people, people will end up inside instead. It’s worse,” explains a mother.
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After a year of the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions, meeting up with friends is a need for many. “We need it to live our sociability as young people”, slips a student. This tendency to relax becomes clearer with the arrival of spring and sunny days. Even on the beaches, as in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), the police patrol. Police officers show understanding and calls to order are rarely followed by verbalizations.