“There are five major tracks” on the decisions to be taken in the Alpes-Maritimes, very affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, affirms on franceinfo, Saturday February 20, the LREM deputy of the department Alexandra Valetta Ardisson, after having participated at a meeting of “more than 2h30” between the prefect and the elected officials of the department. The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran affirmed a little earlier in the day, visiting a Nice hospital that “additional measures” could be taken before Sunday evening, being able to go “from a reinforced curfew to local containment on weekends”, he then said on Twitter.
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According to Alexandra Valetta Ardisson According to her, the two main measures envisaged are a “containment targeted at weekends and only in the urban area, namely the coast”, as well as “the prohibition of entry into the department, unless there is a compelling reason”. The elected LREM evokes three other avenues: “the wearing of the mask generalized on the whole of the territory of the Alpes-Maritimes”, “the strengthening of controls, because we do not always respect the wearing of the mask “ and a change in “gauge for shopping centers”. On the other hand, “unanimously”, elected officials did not want general confinement.
LR mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, who accompanied Olivier Véran, said on Saturday that he was in favor of new measures provided that they are “consensual”.
Alexanda Valetta Ardisson indicates that thethe prefect will do “a feedback to the minister” from Saturday evening and that the answer will be taken Sunday evening at the latest. She sees this consultation as “a good sign”. “The meeting that happened tonight was extremely interesting, she adds, because we were asked for our opinion “.
“Will that be enough? Honestly, we don’t know, but we can’t stay as we are now, we have to take more drastic measures”, concludes MP. The incidence rate of the epidemic in the metropolis of Nice is particularly high: it exceeds 700 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants, or more than three times the national average (190).