Wednesday, January 27

LIVE. Deconfinement: Castex will detail the measures announced by Macron

The Prime Minister will speak this Thursday morning at a press conference to detail the containment relief measures announced Tuesday evening by Emmanuel Macron

If the framework for deconfinement was posed by Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday evening, questions remain numerous and several sectors are still awaiting directives. During his press conference this Thursday at 11 a.m., Jean Castex will be surrounded by five members of the government, including Olivier Véran (Health) and Bruno Le Maire (Economy) and Roselyne Bachelot (Culture), to provide this after-sales service.

The main lines of the executive’s plan are known. The loosening will be done in three stages. After weeks of controversy, small businesses will be able to reopen on Saturday with a reinforced health protocol. Services in places of worship will again be permitted and it will be possible to travel, with a certificate, within a radius of 20 km around his home, for three hours. The Prime Minister “will come back to this rule of 20 km and 3 hours to remind people that this does not mean that you have to go to one or the other” and increase interactions.

Provided that the health situation continues to improve, cinemas, theaters and museums may reopen in turn on December 15 when a national night curfew replaces the lockdown in effect since October 29. Finally, from January 20, after the end of the year celebrations placed under close surveillance, restaurants – but not bars – will be able to welcome customers again, if the numbers continue to decline.

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