Parliament extends state of health emergency until June 1

Members of the Assembly, February 9, 2021. – AFP

The Parliament validated this Tuesday, by a final narrow vote of the Assembly, the extension of the state of health emergency until June 1 in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic.

The deputies adopted the extension bill with 278 votes in favor, 193 against and 13 abstentions. Left and right have spoken out against maintaining this exceptional regime for an additional three and a half months, which allows movement restrictions in particular, if necessary until the population is confined.

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