"What we must avoid above all, it is the reconfinement general", a measure that would be "catastrophic" to the economic and social development, said Prime minister Jean Castex in Saturday's daily Nice-Matin, about the epidemic of Covid-19.
"We know now what it produced : such an action breaks the progression of the epidemic, of course, but the social and economic level, it is catastrophic, including for the psychological health of some of our fellow citizens", insisted the head of the government, in an interview published by the regional daily newspaper on its website. "The priority is always prevention", insists Jean Castex, by denying that the term of reconfinement is a "taboo word" and comforting about the spread of the virus.
"We will adapt"
"Even if the number of cases is rising again, the positive tests remain in medium-sized low compared to the countries around us. And hospitalizations remain at a level mastered", he insists in this interview given to Nice-Matin during a trip in the city focused on the theme of insecurity.
If reconfinement there must be, "what can be reconfinements very localized", concedes Jean Castex: "We will adapt". "To combat this pandemic, there are simple things to do and not to do, so-called gestures barriers, until the day when a vaccine will be found," concluded the Prime minister.