DIRECT. Jean Castex will give details at 2 p.m. on the application of the curfew in Ile-de-France and in eight metropolises

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After the announcement, the details. At 2 p.m., Thursday, October 15, the head of government Jean Castex will give details on the concrete application of the curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. announced Wednesday evening by Emmanuel Macron in order to fight against the second wave of the Covid epidemic -19. This measure must come into force for at least four weeks from Saturday, October 17 in Paris and throughout Ile-de-France as well as in the metropolises of Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Aix-Marseille, Montpellier, Rouen, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse.

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This intervention by the Prime Minister comes the day after an interview with the President of the Republic in which he announced a series of measures and recommendations, without going into the details.

The Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, of Health, Olivier Véran, of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin and of Labor, Elisabeth Borne, will also be present.

The state of health emergency declared. Before the president’s intervention, the government reestablished by decree the state of health emergency, which ended on July 10 (with the exception of Mayotte and Guyana), from October 17 at midnight on l ‘whole national territory, “so that measures strictly proportionate to the health risks incurred can be taken”. This regime provides a legal framework for controlling certain restrictions going as far as confinement.

Ads criticized by deputies. AT shots of suspensions of session and points of order, the opposition deputies criticized the announcements of Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday evening, in full examination of the budget in the Assembly. With the curfew, “hypotheses“economic aspects of the 2021 budget “are more tenable“, denounced the deputy LR Véronique Louwagie. The Minister of Public Accounts Olivier Dussopt admitted that will arise “most certainly the question of financing the measures announced this evening and which will be specified tomorrow” by the Prime Minister. He raised the possibility of amending the 2021 budget during the parliamentary shuttle.

Germany is also tightening its restrictions. Germany will also introduce new more restrictive measures, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Wednesday evening. For example, the number of participants in private events will be limited in regions recording more than 35 new contaminations per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days. In these regions, the wearing of the mask will be compulsory wherever people are close to each other for some time. Gatherings will be limited to 25 people in public establishments and 15 in private rooms.

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