Does the exodus of Ile-de-France residents run a health risk for inhabitants of other regions?


THE CHEKING PROCESS – Many inhabitants of Île-de-France, to escape confinement, go to other regions. Do they risk igniting the epidemic there?

THE QUESTION – The train seats in the direction of the province are taken by storm. As soon as the reconfinement was announced, a number of Ile-de-France residents decided to move to territory not affected by the restrictions. Interregional travel will be banned. SNCF has recorded twice as many reservations as the day before, and claims to have sold 73,000 trips. The busiest lines are those heading west: Bordeaux, Brittany, the Nantes region or the Basque coast … 300 kilometers of traffic jams were recorded in Île-de-France on Friday at 3 p.m. more than normal. As during the first confinement, this exodus of Parisians is often viewed with a dim view by the inhabitants of other regions. They accuse them of bringing the virus with them in their luggage. Is there a scientific reality? Are these departures really counterproductive in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic?

CHECKS – Two approaches to prevention against the virus clash.

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