News – EN – Covid-19: Véran announces weekend containment in Dunkirk


With 1 inhabitant in 100 sick each week, the agglomeration will be put under cover from Friday evening to Monday morning

Local elected officials had alerted in mid-February to the outbreak of the epidemic in Dunkirk, with more than 70% of the English variant in this city so close to England Until Wednesday, the same elected officials hoped for a reprieve, but without really believing it The mayor DVG of Dunkirk, Patrice Vergriete, had thus pleaded for a voluntary “self-containment” with “zero assembly” until mid-March

The news fell on Wednesday afternoon: like the Alpes-Maritimes, the agglomeration of Dunkirk will be subject to confinement for at least two weekends from this Friday evening, in addition the curfew which remains in place during the week A way to counter an “alarming” incidence of Covid-19 on the territory, announced on the spot the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran AT?? Dunkirk and in the Hauts-de-Flandre community of municipalities, i.e. around 250000 inhabitants, “1 in 100 gets sick every week” The incidence rate recorded in the agglomeration (900 cases per 100000 inhabitants over the last seven days) is more than four times higher than the national average (205 cases), and above the alert threshold set at 250 cases per 100000 “We come here to take the necessary decisions,” Olivier Véran told the staff of the Dunkirk hospital center. “We wanted to give prevention a chance, but the general situation is more difficult, the population must understand,” admitted the mayor of the city The hospital is full, the nursing staff exhausted Now I’m waiting for the Dunkirk people to respect the decisions »

Weekend trips will only be possible for certain reasons (such as first-aid purchases and medical reasons), “businesses other than food will be closed” and the attendance gauges increased to 15 m2 per customer In addition, the ten largest shopping centers will only operate “click-and-go” and the obligation to wear a mask will be reinforced. Finally “the sale of alcohol to take away as well as the consumption of alcohol on the public highway are prohibited” The prefect will specify on Thursday the modalities of application of these measures

Nationally, “the breakthrough of the British variant is such that the number of diagnoses is now increasing day by day We erased in a week the two consecutive weeks of decline that we had recorded so far, ”lamented the Minister of Health Taking into account a situation “very worrying in a dozen departments” (mainly in Hauts-de-France, à ?? le-de-France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d ‘Azur et Grand Est), government spokesman Gabriel Attal ruled that it required “swift and strong measures” and said the prime minister would hold a press conference on Thursday

It remains to be seen whether this formula of partial containment will be effective “When you take moderate measures you freeze the epidemic But a stationary epidemic at a high level has a significant health cost “, judges Mircea Sofonea, lecturer in epidemiology at the University of Montpellier

There remains the hope brought by vaccination, even if it takes time to have an effect on the epidemic curves The Minister announced that 16700 additional doses of vaccine would be delivered to Dunkirk “My obsession is to keep people from coming to your house There is the hard method, containment etc. But the best way is to get vaccinated “, pleaded Jean Castex Tuesday after a surprise visit to the Argenteuil hospital (Val-d’Oise) A study published Wednesday by the Institut Pasteur shows, however, that, without measures to limit contamination, vaccination alone will not be enough to win the race against variants

à ?? see also – “It is transmitted very quickly”: the Dunkirk hospital besieged by the “tide” of the English variant

the 02/24/2021 at 8:59 PM

the 02/24/2021 at 8:58 PM

I thought Macron had won his bet, we should no longer confine Well it’s missed

the 02/24/2021 at 8:57 PM

And here it is The working people, who have no fear of illness, are confined, while retirees can quietly hang out in supermarkets all week The old the old always the old We understand that Macron heals his electorate but at this point it becomes grotesque

Olivier Véran, Dunkirk, Week, weekend, Coronavirus

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