Faced with the surge in cases of covid-19 contamination in certain areas of France, the government has opted “for the moment” for localized containment, particularly in the Alpes-Maritimes, Moselle and the North.
While announcing these “territorial confinements”, the authorities indicated that a total confinement of the country is not however ruled out.
It should be noted that the French authorities decreed on Monday an unprecedented localized confinement in Nice and in 63 municipalities on the coast of the Alpes-Maritimes, a first in metropolitan France. The measure is justified by a particularly high incidence rate of the virus, especially in the metropolis of Nice which records more than 700 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants, or more than three times the national average (190).
This Tuesday, the Prime Minister, Jean Castex announced to have requested “additional measures of braking” of the epidemic for the sub-prefecture of the department of North, after the “sharp deterioration of health indicators in recent hours”, particularly in Dunkirk .
According to health authorities, the incidence rate is 901 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in this northern sub-prefecture, with a large number of cases due to the so-called English variant.
Containment, which will be effective over the next two weekends, will take effect from Friday evening at 6 p.m. (HL) until Monday morning at 6 a.m. (HL) within a radius of 5 kilometers.
As a reminder, France, which has already been confined twice, from March 17 to May 11, 2020, then from October 30 to December 15, has deplored since the start of the epidemic nearly 85,000 deaths and continues to record an average daily of 22,000 new cases.