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Curfew and mutant virus: the Marseillais divided – le journal du week-end


Bouches-du-Rhône is one of the eight additional departments where the curfew is advanced to 6 p.m. But this decision is not always well understood by the Marseillais. “I find that it is a failure compared to a circulation which should have been taken in hand in a much more global, energetic and coherent way”, regrets a resident. Salim Faleh, manager of the “Lorenzo Stil” hairdressing salon, will have to close two hours earlier. This hairdresser, who made 800 cuts per month, plans to do 300 two months. The appearance of a cluster of the British variant of Covid-19 in the city is the argument invoked by the prefecture. A decision taken despite the opposition of local elected officials. “So we will not have proved that the passage from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. effectively stops the spread of the virus. I am opposed to it. We are in the midst of a social crisis. We are going to have an economic crisis,” said Martine Vassal, president of the Aix-Marseille metropolis (Bouches-du-Rhône). This afternoon, eight cases of the British variant were confirmed. For sixteen other people, the analyzes are still in progress. The mayor of Marseille, initially opposed to the curfew, has therefore revised his position. “At a time when we have an upsurge in positive cases in Marseille, when we see that in the wastewater, the virus is rising. And when we know that we have the mutant virus in Marseille, it is out of the question for me to be controversial on this issue. On the contrary, I say to the government that decisions must be taken, “said Benoit Payan, mayor (PS) of Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône). Investigations were underway to trace the chain of contamination in four districts of the city. Marine firefighters are mobilized to test contact cases.

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