Restaurants, high schools, holidays … The French government is preparing for the closure

Among the most awaited announcements, restaurateurs and cafes should be fixed this week on the eventual resumption of their facilities on June 2 in the “green” enzyme departments. The government also launched “Health Ségur” on the future of the hospital on Monday and is considering a broad support plan for the automotive industry.

After a long weekend in the green for the happy, the government of Edouard Philippe is preparing for the next stages of closure, with announcements expected next week on the long holidays and opening of bars and restaurants, a consultation on hospitals and assistance to sectors such as car.

The number of patients in intensive care due to the new coronavirus continued to decrease slightly on Sunday to stand at 1 655 (-10 compared to Saturday) according to the Directorate-General for Health. In addition, 43 new deaths were registered in hospitals this Sunday, after 35 the second day before, which means that the total fee was 28,367 deaths in France since 1your March. A bill that does not include the deaths recorded since Thursday in Ehpad and other medico-social facilities, whose data will not be updated until Monday.

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In the forefront of the Covid-19 epidemic, healthcare professionals are eagerly awaiting kick-off on Monday by “Ségur de la santé”, which aims to improve working conditions and care for patients in the hospital and to consider the increase in wages promised by Emmanuel Macron. “It’s an emergency,” insisted the president of the French Hospital Association, Frédéric Valletoux, in an interview with Sunday newspaper.

In addition, while the Renault manufacturer is at its worst, the President of the Republic should make “important announcements” Tuesday as part of a support plan for the automotive industry. Culture Minister Franck Riester also mentioned a plan to support the book chain this weekend.

EUR 3 billion, excluding social security contributions

For his part, the Minister of Action and Public Accounts, Gérald Darmanin, warned on Sunday that the French debt would “probably” exceed the threshold of 115% of gross domestic product by the end of the year, following the support measures to the economy.

Gérald Darmanin, elected mayor of Tourcoing (North) on Saturday following the meeting of elected councilors in March, announced € 3 billion, excluding social grants for companies in sectors particularly affected by the health crisis, eg. catering, tourism, culture or sports. Outside these sectors, companies that have seen their social contributions postponed can spread their payments, he said.

The government should also provide details on the next phase of decontamination, in particular on the organization of the summer vacation, which will need to be spent “rather in France”, according to the Minister of Ecological Transition, Élisabeth Borne.

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Notices not before Thursday

Restaurants and cafes will also know this week whether they will be able to reopen their facilities on June 2 in the “green” zone departments.

The government should also decide next week whether to open dealers or also and decide whether or not to keep oral French for the baccalaureate. According to the Prime Minister’s move, announcements from Edouard Philippe about the continuation of the closure should not intervene before Thursday.

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However, the government believes that it is too early to draw conclusions, although some researchers no longer hesitate to claim that the Covid-19 epidemic is behind us, with the possibility that some of the population will be immunized. .

A preschool and an elementary school in Villeneuve-d’Ascq (North) have closed their doors “for the time being” after the discovery of a Covid-19 case among the municipal agents working in the premises. A preschool in Toulouse will also remain closed until further notice after confirmation there also of contamination by an agent.

With AFP