For lack of respect for barrier gestures, the quays of the Garonne closed to the public

In Toulouse, the quays of the Garonne are empty this Sunday, February 28, the first day of the closure to the public. – Nicolas Stival / 20 Minutes

With good weather, the quays of the Garonne had once again become a popular meeting point for Toulouse residents. But for the Haute-Garonne prefecture and the town hall, this could not last, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and while the barrier gestures (physical distancing, wearing of a mask) were not necessarily respected during these “gatherings static ”. Saturday evening, a joint statement fell, to announce “the closure of certain sectors of Toulouse”, from this Sunday “at midnight until Monday March 8 at midnight”.

“Despite a strengthening of controls on February 27, by the national police and the municipal police, no improvement of the situation was observed”, notes the text, co-signed by the prefect Etienne Guyot and the mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc.

Impossible to access the quays of the Garonne this Sunday, February 28, 2021 in Toulouse, here from the Place de la Daurade. – Nicolas Stival / 20 Minutes

Place for the strong method therefore, “to give ourselves every chance of avoiding territorialized confinement,” says the press release, which indicates that the incidence rate in Toulouse is high and exceeds the maximum alert threshold, with 261, 2 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The public roads concerned are as follows: “the banks of the Garonne located below the Place Saint-Pierre, the Quai Saint-Pierre, the Quai Lucien-Lombard, the Quai de la Daurade, the Quai de Tounis and corresponding to the promenade Henri-Martin “,” the place de la Daurade “,” the meadow of the Filters “and” the quay of the Spanish republican exile “. Any offender is liable to a fine of 135 euros.



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