A new standoff between Anne Hidalgo and the government? Emmanuel Grégoire, first deputy mayor of Paris, announced on February 25 that he wanted to request a three-week confinement in the capital to fight against the epidemic. A scenario that does not seem to be in the small papers of the executive.
The objective posted by Emmanuel Grégoire on Franceinfo is to confine the city so as to be able to reopen cultural places, bars and restaurants at the end of the measure. A surprising difference with Jean Castex, who explained a few hours earlier in a press conference that hard confinement did not make it possible to end the epidemic, taking the example of neighboring countries such as Germany or Belgium.
In recent days, the health situation has deteriorated in several French regions, and Paris is no exception. The incidence rate exceeded the mark of 300 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on the spot, which is significantly higher than the national average placed at 206.8 cases during the week of February 15 to 21. It is for this reason that the departments of Ile-de-France have been placed under “enhanced surveillance” by the government.
See you on March 6
The Prime Minister explained that consultations would be organized with local elected officials during the week, and that an update would be made on March 6 to possibly establish new measures. This is when the town hall will be able to propose its confinement. But, unless the government changes its mind on the matter, it is likely that the measure will be refused.
This is not the first time that the mayor of Paris has opposed the executive since the start of the health crisis. In May 2020, as France was gradually deconfining itself, Anne Hidalgo had requested the reopening of the parks and gardens of the capital. A demand that will only be accepted after two weeks of negotiations with the government of Edouard Philippe. Whether the outcome will be the same this time around remains to be seen.
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