Since deconfinement, the epidemic has never ceased to circulate, even worse the summer has been a vector of propagation.
The holidays, the feeling of liberation and the desire to enjoy prevailed over reason, unfortunately covid-19 has resumed its march forward.
Faced with an epidemic that is progressing exponentially, the Prefects have been summoned by the head of government to take decisions to stem the outbreak of coronavirus in France.
Especially since saturation in Marseille hospitals would be close.
“129 beds occupied out of 155 dedicated to the care of Covid patients and 31 beds used in intensive care out of 35, we are not far from saturation,“alert Jean-Olivier Arnaud, director of Public Assistance – Marseille Hospitals (AP-HM).
Under these conditions, the decisions taken were quite radical.
In Marseille: wearing a mask, Marseille fair canceled, gatherings of more than 10 people prohibited …
The prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône, Christophe Mirmand indicated that wearing a mask would be compulsory six to two hours in 27 communes of the department, where the incidence rate is greater than 100 per 100,000 inhabitants.
If in Marseille protection has been mandatory for many weeks, this has not stopped the virus from circulating and the departures of many tourists has not changed the situation.
Thus, the events of “large scale“, including the International Fair of Marseille and the Heritage Days will be canceled.
This measure on event cancellations takes effect from October 1, 2020.
In addition, gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited on beaches, in public gardens and a closure of these spaces from 8 p.m. is not excluded.
Private events of more than 10 people have to be postponed, when school trips are suspended in primary and secondary.
Regarding sporting and cultural events, the usual tonnage should not exceed more than 1,000 people.
“Bars, restaurants and cafes will remain closed from 12:30 a.m. to 6 a.m., likewise, standing consumption is not authorized and shared consumption will be prohibited,“specifies the Prefect.
The sale of take-out alcohol and its consumption will be prohibited after 8 p.m.
To ensure that these measures are applied, checks should be more numerous and frequent.
In Bordeaux :
A little further west, on the Bordeaux side, the Prefect of Gironde issued his measures to fight against the spread of the epidemic.
The measures taken are essentially the same as those announced by the Prefect Christophe Mirmand in Marseille.
Thus, the gauge for sporting and cultural events (such as concerts, exhibitions, etc.) will be lowered from 5,000 to 1,000 people.
The prefect of the Gironde Fabienne Buccio asked “solemnly to each inhabitant of the metropolis to limit family and festive gatherings to ten people maximum.
It is not a question of no longer getting married, but of postponing the major celebrations linked to weddings.”
The wearing of the mask will be generalized, being extended within a perimeter of 50 meters around cultural and sports establishments.
In addition, the verbalizations for not wearing a mask will be more numerous, since the government has decided to second mobile forces to Bordeaux.
Gatherings of more than ten people in parks, gardens, beaches and quays of Bordeaux are now prohibited, as is the consumption of alcohol on public roads.
Consumption standing up in bars and restaurants is now prohibited, as is the distribution of music in public spaces by these establishments.