Covid-19: “binding measures” in Paris announced on Monday

It was expected. Paris and the three departments of the inner suburbs will be placed in the maximum alert zone due to the increased circulation of the coronavirus epidemic. New restrictions will be announced on Monday, Matignon told AFP on Sunday evening.

These “Binding measures”, which will last fifteen days, will be detailed during a press conference at 11:30 am by the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and will come into force on Tuesday, said Matignon. In particular, they could lead to the closure of cafes and bars.

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Restaurants will be able to remain open in the maximum alert zone with a reinforced health protocol, which means that establishments in Aix and Marseille will be able to reopen from Monday. “The government received this [dimanche] evening the opinion of the High Council of Public Health concerning the opening of restaurants. A reinforced sanitary protocol applicable in heightened alert zones as well as in high alert zones will be put in place and will make it possible to keep the restaurants open ”, Matignon said, specifying that the terms of this protocol would be detailed Monday by the competent ministers.

Matignon also announced this Sunday that university classrooms or amphitheatres can only be filled to 50% of their maximum capacity in enhanced and maximum alert zones, specifying that this measure also applied from Tuesday .

In addition, and still to cope with an increase in the circulation of Covid-19, teleworking is “more than ever” privileged in these same areas, recalled the government.

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