The total closure of bars and restaurants, announced Wednesday by the Minister of Health for the Aix-Marseille metropolis, will target from Sunday evening only the cities of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence, according to the prefectural decree published Sunday, September 27.
In these two municipalities, in “maximum alert zone»Facing the Covid-19, bars and restaurants will have to close their doors this Sunday at midnight and until October 11 inclusive, except for possible delivery and take-away activities, according to the order signed by the prefect of Bouches -du-Rhône Christophe Mirmand.
These measures may be “re-examined“Before the deadline of October 11, foresees this decree, by providing”a review in eight days», Based on epidemic indicators from the Regional Health Agency of the Paca region. These new measures therefore do not concern the 90 other municipalities of the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolis.
This development had already filtered on Friday after the meeting between the minister and several elected officials of the department at the prefecture in Marseille. At the end of this meeting, LR president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, Renaud Muselier, had already announced that the implementation of these new directives was postponed to Sunday instead of Saturday.
The closure of bars and restaurants will certainly affect fifteen other municipalities in the department, La Ciotat, Arles, Gardanne or Martigues in particular. But, in these cities, these establishments will only have to close between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. These measures unveiled Wednesday by Olivier Véran had triggered the anger of professionals and many elected officials of the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolis and in particular of the first deputy mayor of Marseille, Benoît Payan, who had spoken “insult»Made to the second largest city in France.
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