” We have no choice, we suffer ”: in Albi, restorers worried and residents resigned after the extension of the curfew



“The situation is serious” : Jean Castex, the Prime Minister, announced Thursday, October 22 the extension of the curfew to 38 new departments of mainland France and Polynesia …. The Tarn like the neighboring departments, Tarn-et-Garonne, Haute -Garonne and Ariège will go under curfew in an attempt to stop the Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic.

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There is nothing to suggest, however, in the streets of Albi that a curfew is brewing. The restaurants are well stocked and the locals, and even the tourists, mostly masked, walk around as usual. Lola, a young high school student, has already thought about getting around the curfew. It doesn’t change anything at all, she smiles, pBecause even if we go out, it’s from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. In the evenings, it lasts more than two hours: in any case, we are in small villages so I think that in real life, it will not be respected that much. ”

To be honest, we’re going to stay with the person we’re celebrating with: we always stay two days to do parties, so that doesn’t change anything. We always leave the next day!

Lola, high school student

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Sébastien, restaurateur, is pessimistic: ”It’s economically catastrophic, he sighs. It’s a blow to the head with a club. I don’t sleep at night, especially in Albi! It is a small city. The Tarn is a quiet department. It impacts a lot, even the countryside … We close bars, we close cafes. Economically, I don’t know how we’re going to do it. 70% of the figure goes! Fortunately we have partial unemployment. Yes, there are helpers, but that won’t do everything. Here we are on our knees. ”

There was a relaxation anyway this summer. I have the impression that we were lured. It’s: go on vacation, have fun because at the start of the school year, it will hurt …

Sébastien, restaurateur

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Victoria, she owns a tobacco and she knows that she will lose. ”We, our figure, we do it in the evening, so we don’t know at all how it’s going to turn out, she worries. What do you want us to do? We have no choice, we suffer. ” ” I am a business owner, I have employees to pay, Victoria continues. I don’t know what I’m going to have to do: fire them? Will this be taken into account by the State? If it is partial unemployment, it will be permanent unemployment because we will no longer be able to hire behind. We do not know where we are going, we are afraid …

For the carefree outings, as Sylvie says, it’s over. Either they take drastic measures and they do a real short, but real containment. The people there are going to meet at their homes. We are all the same! For me, it’s a sword strike in the water. ” It will be work-sleep for six weeks, and it seems that the inhabitants met are not quite there yet. ready.

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