President Emmanuel Macron will give a speech on Tuesday on the national situation regarding the management of the health crisis. Partial relaxation of the restrictions that took effect on 30 October is possible.
“Emmanuel Macron will offer perspectives in a few weeks, especially on how we adjust our strategy. What is at stake is adapting the rules quarantine as the health situation improves, while avoiding a new outbreak of the epidemic, “government spokesman Gabriel Attal told Le Journal Du Dimanche. quoted by Digi24.
According to Attal, the first step could take place on December 1, the second before the end-of-year holidays, and the last starting in January 2021.
The second national quarantine, which began on October 30, will last at least a month, with measures including the closure of certain shops, restaurants and bars, Macron said.
According to the latest data, France is on the verge of limiting the growth of infections with the new coronavirus, and the government is constantly receiving pressure from shops and companies to relax restrictions on shopping around Christmas.
“We are committed to allowing traders to reopen around December 1 if the health situation improves, which seems to be the case,” Attal said.
On Thursday, the Minister of Health, Olivier Veran, declared that France will triumph against the coronavirus, but in time. On Saturday, 17,881 new coronavirus infections were recorded here, down from Friday (22,882). Also, the number of people hospitalized decreased, being the fifth consecutive day of decrease.