The essentials on the Covid-19 crisis



Germany

Germany protects its borders from variants

Despite criticism from the European Commission, Germany partially closed its borders with the Czech Republic and Austrian Tyrol on Sunday February 14, in an attempt to contain the spread of the highly contagious variants of the coronavirus. Of “Fixed control points” have been implemented with however exceptions for cross-border or the movement of goods. The same device is envisaged at the border with the Moselle.

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Hauts-de-France

Additional restrictions in the North

The northern prefecture announced on Saturday a strengthening of measures against Covid-19 in Dunkirk to try to contain the circulation of the English variant, without ordering the closure of colleges and high schools requested by the mayors. Epidemic evolution “Has deteriorated brutally in recent days”, wrote the prefecture in a press release, pointing to the increase in the incidence rate and the English variant. The arrival and departure of classes in schools have been postponed while colleges and high schools must operate “In mixed mode (face-to-face / remote)”. The obligation to wear a mask is also extended to the entire urban community of Dunkirk and the community of municipalities of Hauts de Flandre.

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Culture

Issoudun reopens its museum

After that of Perpignan, the mayor (PS) of Issoudun (Indre) decided to reopen the Saint-Roch hospice museum in his city on Saturday, February 13, without waiting for government authorization to resume activities in cultural places. “Museums are essential places of culture, places where the risk of contamination is the lowest, where we do not eat, drink, smoke, where we are invited not to touch”, argued André Laignel.

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