Prime minister Jean Castex called on Monday, the French and the services of the State to "not let our guard down" in the face of a resurgence of the Covid-19, in order to avoid " a reconfinement generalized ". He was speaking from Lille, where the port of the mask is now mandatory in some "public places open," as elsewhere in the country. "The virus is not a holiday, and neither do we. ""We need to protect against this virus, especially without stopping the economic life and social life, that is to say, in avoiding the prospect of a reconfinement is pervasive," he explained.
#COVID19 | The virus does not take holidays, neither do we. pic.twitter.com/hXnqLghArP— Jean Castex (@JeanCASTEX) August 3, 2020
In some regions, "there is a progression of the data of the epidemic which should lead us to be more than ever attentive to, and this is the case," insisted Jean Castex, who has not responded to any of the questions. He welcomed the 14 000 tests already carried out in the metropolis of Lille, which is facing a resurgence of cases of Covid-19. "It is necessary to continue, go to the places where clusters are likely to appear," he warned. "I am calling on every Frenchman to remain very vigilant, because the struggle against the virus of course depends on the State, local communities, institutions, but also of each of us," added Jean Castex.
In the city of lille, which account 95 joint 1.2 million inhabitants, the positivity rate reached 3 %, a level three times higher than in the rest of the department, and the incidence rate now stands at 38 people per 100 000 inhabitants, compared to 17 two weeks earlier.
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