A curfew will be implemented from Saturday 00:00 in Ile-de-France and the metropolises of Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Aix-Marseille, Montpellier, Rouen, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse, announced Emmanuel Macron, Wednesday October 14, 2020 on the occasion of his intervention on television.
It will be set up between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. for at least 4 weeks. The government would like it to be extended until December 1, 2020, but to impose such a deadline it will be necessary to go through Parliament. The people who will circulate during these hours must be provided with professional proof and a certificate as was the case during confinement, but the modalities will undoubtedly be specified later.
“It would be disproportionate to re-limit” did he declare.
“What we especially want to catch through this measure is everything that has made the virus progress in these regions, that is to say ‘private’ meetings, parties, birthdays, moments of conviviality where we meet at 50 and 60, festive evenings. Unfortunately, because these are vectors of acceleration of this virus. “
For sectors that would be impacted by these new announcements, in particular the the hotel and catering industry, but also culture: theater, cinema, new measures will be put in place, announced the Head of State.
“You can go on vacation”
“We have decided not to reduce travel between regions or to go on vacation but we will ask them to respect the rules of citizenship “ added the President of the Republic.
He precised “you can go on vacation“, but he called for caution recalling the rules and barrier gestures to be respected if the holidays are spent with families, with grandparents or with fragile people.
“There will be these curfews and everywhere in the country it will be necessary to re-mobilize” added the President. “We have at least until summer 2021 with this virus“
“We can drastically reduce the delays“with new tests: antigens and self-tests.
The President also announced a new “All anti-covid” app that will replace StopCovid. It will be presented on October 22, 2020. In conclusion, Emmanuel Macron launched: “We need each other, we’ll get through it together. We’ll get there.”